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Message posted by ST1100 via mobile 05/7/2020 at 2:56pm
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Until Tesla gets their reliabity up with the best of them Toyota, Lexus, Hyundai etc they will never be a suitable Manufacturer i would go anywhere near .. i made that mistake with my Range Rover i had a couple of cars ago.

Its ok for those that have company vehicles all their lives but for those of us that have to pay for anything that goes wrong with our vehicles then reliabity come first and foremost and Tesla has a long long way to go to catch up with the average not just the best.

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Maybe they are trying to put them out too quickly, so quality suffers.

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I dont think Tesla have a problem with mechanical reliability, its probably mostly to do with fit and finish, if you really want to see how good Tesla make their cars, check out Sandy Munro on youtube and his tear down of the Tesla Model Y.

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Quote: Originally posted by Francais on 05/7/2020
I don�t think Tesla have a problem with mechanical reliability, it�s probably mostly to do with fit and finish, if you really want to see how good Tesla make their cars, check out Sandy Munro on youtube and his tear down of the Tesla Model Y.



The majority of the problems with Tesla have been electrical faults, from the basics through to the battery and drive motors that owners have been finding... as well as things like problems with doors.


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Maybe in the early days of Tesla but not now ST1100, the Model 3 and the Model Y are a completely different kettle of fish, compared to the early versions of the Model S and Model X.

The Model Y will be Teslas best selling car of all time, and with decent towing capability as well.

The European version is to be built near Berlin, and will be available in 2022 by that time, Tesla will have learnt a lot from the Model Ys that they are churning out in the U.S. and soon Shanghai were the Model 3 is already in production.

By the time they start producing the Model Y in Berlin it will be perfection, even the paint and fit and finish, will blow away many of the legacy car makers, who are still shackled by there fossil car legacy.

No other BEV maker can come near Tesla, simply put they are at least 10 years ahead of the game, all mass produced Tesla vehicles are designed from the ground up to be electric, there is simply no way that the legacy fossil car makers will ever catch up Tesla with there BEVs.

No other BEV maker has put in a charging infrastructure like what Tesla has, which is something other manufacturers need to be thinking about as the adoption of BEV ownership ramps up, Tesla has reached out to other makers, with a view to sharing the Tesla supercharger network, but so far there has been no takers.

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Francais - you cant tow with a model y - https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1127457_tesla-model-y-specs-released-at-last-no-towing-and-some-other-surprises

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You got that wrong marg6, the Tesla Model Y can be ordered with OEM factory fit tow hitch for $1000 in the U.S. and European variants of the Model 3 can be ordered with OEM factory fit tow hitch for 970.

The towing capacity of the Model 3 is 910kg with a tongue capacity of 91kg.

The towing capacity of the Model Y is 1,500kg or 1,010kg depending on which Model Y you choose, tongue capacity is 150kg which I guess is for all Model Ys.

Obviously the Model Y will be available with the tow hitch option when it starts being made in Berlin, and becomes available in Europe sometime 2022.

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Tesla's are very popular cars where i live & around Manchester, Funny when you look at Autocar,whatcar and the warranty claims index Tesla are not mentioned.

If you look hard enough you will find faults with every car manufacture.

volvo are always considered a safe car yet they are recalling 2.1m cars due to faulty seatbelts,

Honda uber reliable cars are recalling 1.4 m cars due to fuel pump issues

These 2 examples are within the last month


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They don't seem that popular around this way, I have still hardly seen any.


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Quote: Originally posted by Colin21 on 06/7/2020
They don't seem that popular around this way, I have still hardly seen any.




Not around this way either, think i have been lucky if I see 1 every 3 to 4 months on the roads

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We have seen the odd one or two. Lots of hybrids about mainly Toyotas Hyundais etc.

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Quote: Originally posted by Colin21 on 06/7/2020
They don't seem that popular around this way, I have still hardly seen any.




Colin they dont stick out, so you may of seen some but just not noticed, Most are white although a guy in the next cul-de-sac to me has a black one

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Can't believe that marg6, thought I got my facts wrong about Tesla's being able to tow.

Bessie, you are spot on, you often don't notice a Tesla at first glance, I think only the Model X, stands out as it is two big for UK and european roads, as are most other over sized SUV's.

But the Model S and Model 3 just blend in, they are very understated cars, very much a wolf in sheaps clothing, which is one of the reason why I like them so much.

What I also like is the use of aluminium body pannels and sub frames, legacy car makers are just stuck in there old ways, and keep using steel for the body panels, mainly as it is easier to work with in production.

OK aluminium can be a bitch to repair, and is easiar to dent than steel, but if the body shop has the right kit and personal, repairs are no different than that of steel bodied cars.

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The tesla model 3 has won Autotraders overall car of the year. they also won the best electric car

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Wait for it, wait for it saw my first one today, 20 plate, black in colour and quite unremarkable. Honestly it could have been anything, certainly not a head turner.

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Quote: Originally posted by blueexpo97 on 08/7/2020
Wait for it, wait for it saw my first one today, 20 plate, black in colour and quite unremarkable. Honestly it could have been anything, certainly not a head turner.



That's what i said you've probably seen more but not noticed them, The model X is big though its a similair size and shape to a X6

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