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Legend of Lightning Green

Discussion in 'Roadster 2008-2012' started by Dragon, May 27, 2011.

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  1. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    Do you have any other cars that have a loose plate? One that might fall off? It happens all the time. Then perhaps someone mounts it on the wrong car. It might not get noticed for a few days....

    :)
     
  2. Dragon

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    I think it will be very hard for me to restrain doing something stupid. That's the main cause I didn't want they deliver me the Roadster without plates. But it was back in April...
    100m left from my house is a police station on the same road and 100m right from my house is a place were the police will always stop some cars and check them out. I don't think they would oversee a lightning green Roadster. :rolleyes:

    And I would drive without assicuration too... think about the situation: you wait several months for your car, go out for a spin and hit a wall. It gives me the creeps.

    But I'm pretty sure I can't resist. Maybe I'll take it out for a short ride at 04:30 am. :biggrin:
     
  3. Slackjaw

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    From my experience of living there for two years, that's how license plates actually get assigned in some parts of Italy :biggrin:
     
  4. daniel

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    I would be absolutely fuming mad if I got my Roadster and could not drive it for lack of registration! I hope you get the plates soon.

    FYI, "assicuration" is not a word in English. In English it's insurance. I don't mean to pick nits; just thought you might like to know.
     
  5. Jaff

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    You can still drive it (sans paperwork) if you have the proper qualifications...like having the local chief of police along for the ride! :biggrin::wink:

     
  6. vfx

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    OK. That's just brilliant.
     
  7. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    I'm really not sure what is worse - not having the roadster or not being able to drive it. I feel for you...
     
  8. Dragon

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    It's here!
    roadster570_5.jpg

    And it fits in da garage!
    roadster570_6.jpg
     
  9. Dragon

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    Ok, now for the "First day you got your Roadster"-Facts.

    1) Getting the soft top off and back on again: 10 minutes of work! More training needed.
    2) Drove 30 times for 8 meters back and fort. No chance of getting elsewhere without the license plates.
    3) It sucks to get the plates only friday at the earliest.
    4) I don't have any clue how to "install" these plates. Is there a setup.exe? Can somebody give me an advice what to do?
    5) The car looks great at every angle and with every light.
    6) The car makes many funny noises: The brakes make noise, when I turn the key there is a loud "clack" and then the "pling", the battery cooling is noisy and the fan hell broke lose when I charged the car. I can still hear it when I'm in the room above the garage. At least the engine is silent.
    7) The sales manager needed a whole minute to get the trunk open with the key button. LOL! It worked 50% off the times I tried to do it.
    8) The car smells strange. Where the hell did they store it? Sure hope it's not the microfiber that smells.
    9) I already earned some WTF-looks from people passing by. In particular a neighbor seemed very puzzled not to hear an engine sound.
    10) The solar shield sucks when you are 1,90m tall. Already took it off, I think the passenger side will follow.
    11) I have these mini tiny sound boxes left and right in the doors. I don't hear any sound out of them. Used 30 minutes to find out how to activate them on the Alpine head unit. Don't know if that is an option at all.
    12) The sound is really crappy. I need to get these mini boxes to work.
    13) The radio worked fine. Even in the garage. Surprise!
    14) The music from the USB stick doesn't work fine. Error message every time I change directory.
    15) These charging cables are frickin' heavy! The car seems to weigh less than them.
    16) There are 276 km on the odometer! The sales manager said from testing the car. I'll add: And using it as a demo car as well, admit it!
    17) I have to go out in 5,5 hours. I'm not tired. I'm thinking about going down to the garage. Just to be sure the car is still there.
    18) The honk scared the hell out of my mom. Sorry! She has forbidden to push it again. Forever.
    19) No problems getting in and out of the car. Key ayar warning (or something like that) is disturbing.
    20) Mine is the 12th italian Tesla Roadster. The second lightning green.
    21) The sales manager told me I should always charge in range mode. They always charge in range mode too. WTF!? Won't do it. Checked the logs. They charged the car 3 times in range mode and two times in standard mode.
     
  10. mpt

    mpt Electrics are back

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    That looks like it was worth the wait!

    Room for an e-scooter as well in there.

    1) You're finished when you can do it from the drivers seat.
    4) See dealer; they can install without you breaking anything.
    6) That's the brake vacuum pump; it's normal. The wirrrr from what sounds inside like it's coming from the passenger footwell is the AC compressor, it spins at differnet speeds as demand varies. As for the PEM fan at the rear, charge at lower current (12A) if you can, it'll go off.
    7) Ask them to fix that, they can using the 'Raphael Garcia' method
    10) That's the sun visor; yes, we all slide them off and I'm only 5'10"
    16) We can tell you exactly how it's been driven but I can assure you that it won't be any more than you're about to :)
    21) You charge in Standard Mode ok? Any questions?
     
  11. Mycroft

    Mycroft Life happens

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    Very cool!

    I don't know about the other issues, but I understand that removing and installing the top is made easier by using your chest to push down on the side to fasten or unfasten the latches.
     
  12. dpeilow

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    This really does look like a dragon...

    roadster570_6.jpg
     
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    The fact that the sales manager told you to always charge in range mode is strange. You should probably let someone in the US at Tesla know about that. That shows a serious lapse in knowledge from that sales manager.

    Glad your long wait is finally done though. Once you get your plates, I'm sure we probably won't hear from you for awhile since you'll be touring Italy.
     
  15. Doug_G

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    You can easily get it down to 30 seconds with a little practice.

    I had the same problem, plus a wayward courier... very frustrating!

    Secret recipe: double-click slowly. Click ... Click.

    I hope your Mom is forgiving, because you will occasionally hit it by accident.

    They are complete idiots, who were slightly abusing your battery. Charge in Standard mode unless you are going on a long trip. Surely Tesla has better training than that.
     
  16. Dragon

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    It was strange and he insisted with it. With other things he was better informed.
    You will surely hear from me when the car is in the garage for a recharge. ;)
     
  17. Nichen

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    Dragon you just made my day! Hell yes, it's finally there for you!!! Enjoy her now and go easy on the pedal :) I bet the lack of a green roadster-delivery was close to lack of oxygen for you.

    But now you can finally breathe again :)
    :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
     
  18. Dragon

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    Thanks Nichen! :smile:

    I still need the license plates, which should be here at friday if everything goes well.

    Can someone quickly tell me how the license plates are beeing fixed there? On the rear it looks like it has to be glued on. :frown:
     
  19. Eberhard

    Eberhard #421 Model S #S32

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    can you get those tiny license plates for the front?
     
  20. Dragon

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    I don't think so, didn't even know something like that exists.
     

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