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Newbie...disappointed, but it's my own fault!

Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by Aviator, May 22, 2016.

  1. Aviator

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    Hi All,

    Just joined the forum but have been lurking for a couple of weeks learning from your experience of the Model S. I test drove a P85D about 2 weeks ago and was blown away! I've had some fast cars in my time, but this was just addictive :)

    It just so happens that the demo that I drove was EXACTLY the colour and spec that I wanted, so I discussed buying it and on the market it went. I then went into personal debate mode and really couldn't decide whether to make the jump or not and, unsurprisingly, someone bought the car while I dithered about with an 'on/off' mindset!

    A bit of a pointless post I guess, but I have honestly never been so gutted to miss out of a car and especially as it was entirely my fault for being an indecisive idiot! Anyway, I will now be watching the used car page on the Tesla site like a hawk in the hope that something that ticks my boxes comes along.

    I look forward to being a member of this erstwhile community of owners :)

    Cheers,
    Dom.
     
  2. NikeWings

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    That's a bummer....as is (in your words) being an indecisive idiot. :D What was the primary cause of your hesitation and are you over it?
     
  3. Ryan MF

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    You might check out http://ev-cpo.com/. There are a lot of inventory cars available right now.
     
  4. Aviator

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    After a couple of years of consulting and running my own business, I'm going back to a full time role and, having not started the job yet, I was debating whether I was making a big commitment too soon. Head versus heart issue...not one that the head usually stands a chance in :)
     
  5. Aviator

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    Thanks Ryan...I found that last week...fantastically useful site! There are a few out there, but none that match the spec I want sadly :-(
     
  6. WannabeOwner

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    Expect you have already discovered this, but there are significant benefits [but they are tapering] of buying a 100% battery-electric vehicle as a company car [now]. 100% first year write-off, much lower benefit-in-kind tax and All/Most/Some "re-fuelling" charging using Company's electricity.

    By my calculation for each 10,000 miles-per-year there is a saving of £100 per month (on fuel). If you do, say, 25,000 miles p.a. then sticking the extra £250 a month on the Finance makes a fair difference to the sticker-price vehicle that can be afforded ...

    ... but its all heavily based on Man Maths of course :)
     
  7. Aviator

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    I'm a huge fan on Man Maths ;)

    My problem is that my new employer doesn't offer a company car scheme, so it's down to me to sort out my own vehicle and claim XXp/mile for miles on company business. This is a potential benefit too though as there's zero fuel cost if I use Superchargers and Ecotricity where possible.

    Just need to find the right car now! :)
     
  8. WannabeOwner

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    I'm guessing that your company mileage isn't huge, otherwise presumably it would make sense for the company to provide you with a vehicle, but perhaps worth doing the sums comparing your mileage-reimbursement rate to home-electricity at Night Rate (presumably worth changing your meter to that, if you don't already have Economy-7/similar). Cost of a charge is pretty cheap, so I doubt it is worth the hassle of using Super-charger /Ecotricity except when on long journeys / destination-charging - but if there is one near to work then that would make sense ... or run an extension lead to the 13 amp socket next to your desk :rolleyes:
     
  9. Aviator

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    I will have a UK office in London that I'll get the train to from Wiltshire where I live, but most of my work life will be spent flying around Europe, so most journeys will be the 75 miles each way trip back and forth to Heathrow. I doubt I'll do more than 12k miles a year and only about 30-40% of that will be work related :)
     
  10. Aviator

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    A quick update as I think it's a worthy one. The car I was so gutted to miss out on has come back to me after the prospective purchaser changed their mind as they wanted a different interior colour, so I'm getting it :)

    Just need some advice now on how to remain calm and focused on other things until it arrives!
     
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  11. RichardL

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    Congrats on getting the car - can't offer any help on the 'remain calm' bit - I don't know anyone who managed that :)
     

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