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World's Greatest Tesla Model S P85D Review Series Videos

Discussion in 'Video' started by Kevin Michaluk, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. Kevin Michaluk

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    #1 Kevin Michaluk, Jul 16, 2015
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    Hi All!

    I just took delivery of my new Model S in P85 trim on July 12th. After seeing Car & Driver's somewhat lackluster road trip review of their unit last week, I decided I'm going to get to work on what I hope will become one of the best long-term video review series of the Model S.

    I just published my first video in the series here - which of course is me taking delivery of my new car! Watch it below. Feedback welcome, along with requests of what you'd like to see me cover in future videos. Plan to bring a lot of passion and fun to the videos.



    I've been lurking around TMC here a lot the past few weeks and have begun to get active. I have tons of questions so thanks in advance for the help! Will be sure to give shout outs in future vids to TMC members when you come to my rescue.

    Little background on the review series: I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Draw an X through Canada and we're at the intersection, smack dab in the middle of the country. I think it's a great place to do a long-term review as we have four really distinct seasons, from hot summers (it can hit 100 F) to FREEZING winters (it can drop to below minus 40). Also just got married, so planning to do a Honeymoon Road Trip from Winnipeg to California next month - think it will be a perfect way to really get to know the car.

    I hope all enjoy the videos!
     
  2. beeeerock

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    Nice Kevin, quality I'd expect from you given your experience!

    I can't wait for you to comment on the phone apps, especially as they relate (or don't relate) to BlackBerry... LOL

    Very glad to see that the 'garage' at the end is actually a showroom and not out back of your house. That would have really, *really* ticked me off... :wink:
     
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    Thanks for the kind words! Gotta say, feels weird to be a Junior Member on a forum. I'm kind of used to having Admin Privileges. Lol! My colleage Marcus Adolfsson (Mobile Nations CEO) is actually the person wrote the current unofficial BlackBerry 10 Model S app. Think it is in need of an update so I'll bug him to get on that as soon as he has a chance. Can definitely speak to the apps in a future video!
     
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    #4 S'toon, Jul 16, 2015
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    As someone from the neighbouring province to the west, I'm looking forward to the reports from mid-winter.

    I lived in Winnipeg for several months, during winter, back in the '80s.

    The Norwegian videos about winter are all well and good, but something relating to Canadian Prairie winters I would find more relevant.
     
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    Instant subscribe from aus after that intro! I'll keep an eye on your videos for sure. Looking forward to the next one and seeing the GTR drivers opinion of your P85D.
    You missed the all important 'D' in your opening post!

    Congrats on the nuptials too, by the way.
     
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    Heh, nice you have connections!

    I have both the 'Model S for BlackBerry' and Official Tesla Android versions on my Z10. My understanding is that Tesla changed the rules of engagement for outside developers, so some of the subtle features of the native app aren't available to outsiders - or so I've heard. For instance, I can't set a charge level other than 'Standard' or 'Max Range' on the BlackBerry version but I can on the official app. However, the mapping works in the BlackBerry version but not the official Android app. Just goofy stuff like that, which might be beyond his control as a developer. Or maybe it just needs a refresh as you suggest.

    It would also be nice to make the Calendar work with the BlackBerry...

    I'll be interested to hear what the reality is from his perspective though!
     
  7. bonnie

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    Love the video! I've spent a bit of time in both Winnipeg and Brandon, to your west. Tons of friends there. (Minnesota girl roots.) Welcome to the forum.
     
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    Maybe a moderator could be so kind as to add the P85D to the thread title? Newbie mistake! :)
     
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    Nicely done! I grew up in Winterpeg, so I really interested in your upcoming winter reviews. What you are driving sure beats the 36hp VW with frost shields on the front windows and no rear brakes that I had as a teenager on the tundra! (builds character)
     
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    Oh man, I know what you mean. I used to own an '81 Toyota Landcruiser. It had all the aerodynamic driving characteristics of a brick, and was FRIGID mid-winter.
     
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    Subscribed. Where's my car?

    P.S. I did not like Winnipeg when I visited. Was one of those very cold years during a major, airport shutting down storm.
     
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    Wuss.
     
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    There's nothing wrong with being a delicate flower, but mostly I was just under-dressed and entirely unprepared - somebody lied to me about what attire I was going to need. Had I had my Sorrels et al, I'd have been good.
     
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    Bah, all you need for that is a spring jacket and running shoes.
     
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    ...and a plane ticket as you run for the airport in February.
     
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    Except that I said the airport was closed because the storm was that bad. It extended all the way into Ontario and closed down several airports. I'm trying to remember the year....1998/99ish?
     
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    A storm that closes down multiple airports? That would sure nail it down... no wait... that happens all the time.
     
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    Oh Tesla... how you're complicating my life! Was already booking a drag strip for the day to make some videos for the review series showing off Insane mode. Now I have to get the Ludicrous Mode upgrade (assuming I can...which it sounds like hopefully that will be the case) and THEN do the drag strip content.
     
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    I SO want to see those Ludicrous Mode videos.
     
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    Whatever. Not for days on end. But hey, maybe I'm just making it up and it was really balmy with light flurries.
     

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