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Any Model S owners in Brussels?

Discussion in 'Belgium and the Netherlands' started by Lycanthrope, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. Lycanthrope

    Lycanthrope Member

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    Hi Folks

    I was wondering if we have any forum members living in Brussels or perhaps driving around Brussels on a regular basis?

    Basically I'm wondering how the car copes with the challenging road conditions: pot holes, cobbled streets and speed humps. The latter is perhaps my greatest concern, living in Uccle they're all over the place and I'm constantly wondering about the possibility of a Tesla getting stranded on them as some are really quite huge.

    Would be nice if the air suspension could be set and kept on maximum, but this isn't the case at present.

    Any feedback welcome - feel free to answer in NL/FR, I can Google Translate it.

    Thanks!

    Dave
     
  2. S-19910

    S-19910 Driving Model-S #19910

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    I do not leave/work in Brussels; but I do find a number of pot holes, cobbled streets and speed humps on my way. As anywhere in Belgium; with our 'well-maintained' roads:scared:.
    No problems so far.:smile:
     
  3. Lycanthrope

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    Look on the bright side, with a Tesla you won't be paying so much money on road tax that isn't spent on the roads anyway :frown:
     
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    S-19910 Driving Model-S #19910

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    :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
     
  5. Soulopoulos

    Soulopoulos Byron VIN:22999

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    Hi Lycanthrope,
    I live in Erps-Kwerps and work in Schaerbeek near Meiser. Because of the Belgian road conditions I bought the 19" rims for winter and summer.
     
  6. Lycanthrope

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    Probably the route I will go, Byron, but I have this naughty little devil whispering "P85+" in my ear all the time :scared:
     
  7. S-19910

    S-19910 Driving Model-S #19910

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    21" and BelgianRoads... no match...
     
  8. Lycanthrope

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    @S-19910, you have the P on 19" wheels... what made you go for the P rather than the S?
     
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    S-19910 Driving Model-S #19910

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    that same little devil.:wink:

    however, I've had some low profile tires on my previous car. great looks, but : too many flats, too much noice, less comfortable etc, etc ...
    so I ended up, after another flat, by switching to normal tires. No more flats since then.
    21" just wasn't a fit for me.

    The P85 does have a (small, to me) problem with the torque - the wheels can't cope some some wheelspin...
     
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    Cheers - really everything points to a standard S for me. Despite *wanting* the top-spec I'm never going to use it and coming from a Volvo XC90 the things going to feel like a rocket anyway!

    I do like that CF spoiler though, balances the car nicely...
     
  11. Lycanthrope

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    Wait, hold the front page! Screw it, I'm going to order a fully-loaded P19".

    You only live once, eh...
     
  12. S-19910

    S-19910 Driving Model-S #19910

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    Go for it !
     
  13. Lycanthrope

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    I did... :smile:

    Before I ordered (spec below), I did an extended test drive and was able to take a very similar spec car to my order around the streets that had me worried - around my house in Uccle actually... Anyway, I was really impressed with the car's composure over the ridiculously huge speed-humps we have around here. It also handled pot holes with ease and tram tracks were a doodle...

    I gave the gas pedal the full beans too and really enjoyed it - the fish-tailing from zero is awesome and the car stays totally composed. Likewise at one point I gave a bit too much at a junction on a slightly greasy road and the back-end stepped out a bit, but no problems, easy to control and a thrilling experience.

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    Congratulations Lycanthrope!
     
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    S-19910 Driving Model-S #19910

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    Way to go.
     

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