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My New Model S Performance (and Hello!)

DamonLewis

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Jan 18, 2021
16
17
United Kingdom
Hello everyone, I'm new to the world of Tesla, having recently replaced my Audi RS4 (which I owned for seven years), with this new 2020 Model S Performance. It was one of the last inventory cars, in exactly the spec I wanted. I know many will say I should have waited for the refresh, but I'm absolutely delighted with this thing as it is, so don't regret my decision for a second. I also think there is something to be said for having the "last of the line" OG cars, which have obviously been greatly refined over the years. That's assuming there's going to be a refresh at all of course!

As collected it wasn't in fantastic condition, although nothing major. I think it had been sat outside for a while (mould on the window rubbers), and then washed badly, resulting in plenty of swirling. I enjoy doing my own detailing though, so this simply gave me the opportunity to get it perfect myself, and then protect it (with GTechniq ceramic coatings on the paint, glass and wheels). The result looks amazing to my eyes, and the car is just as fantastic to drive as I hoped (I'd not driven a Tesla, or EV full stop, before).

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pgkevet

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Jul 1, 2019
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mid wales
...shame about the autosteer and clay-barring until the plates wear off is not good either - but has made it shine. Be warned if you drive it it will get dirty..:D
 
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Jagdipa

Member
Jan 17, 2021
40
23
Manchester, uk
Lovely. You did a good job there. Any chance you're new greater Manchester and can come and do mine :D

Unfortunately I can't afford a new Model S (yet!), so was going for the 3. But here's a hypothetical - which would you get:
1. a new Model 3
2. a 2/3 year old used Model S
 

Peteski

Active Member
Oct 2, 2017
3,539
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UK, Milton Keynes
Lovely. You did a good job there. Any chance you're new greater Manchester and can come and do mine :D

Unfortunately I can't afford a new Model S (yet!), so was going for the 3. But here's a hypothetical - which would you get:
1. a new Model 3
2. a 2/3 year old used Model S

They drive quite differently. The S is a very large car and drives like one. Ride is relatively soft and steering pretty remote. It is an effortless motorway cruiser and the boot is enormous. The 3 feels much more sporty, with very direct steering and a firm (but not uncomfortable) ride. If you don’t need the extra boot space in the S and you enjoy more nimble handling then I would get a new 3. I also prefer the Model 3 minimal user interface and it is more responsive than an older S would be, especially if MCU1.
 
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