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AbFab 12.02.2019 19:02

Tesla Fan Boy Thread
 
So last August I was having a G&T on a balmy evening and had been talking to my next door neighbour (Swiss) who had a Model 3 on order for 2 years. I flicked through the Tesla website on my phone and ordered a Model 3 for myself using my credit card for the CHF1000 deposit.

Now I imagined that I too would be waiting until 2021 for delivery and thought no more about it. Then in December I was asked to configure my car. A little surprised by the timing - and the fact that only 4WD twin motor long range models were available I invested a further CHF2000.

Early January and I find myself in Australia. I get a call from a nice American lady based in Munich asking if Im OK for March delivery. Why not I glibly answered.

So now I have watched every YouTube video on the car, ordered winter wheels and agreed a reasonable trade in for my current car. Insurance is lower than expected. Ive never bought a car on my phone before and dealt only by email and phone.

This is the brave new world of EVs kinda crazy, kinda exciting.

Model 3 dual motor, long range, red, enhanced Autopilot...

drkarthiks 12.02.2019 19:43

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Don't leave us hanging - what about the neighbour?

Castro 12.02.2019 19:47

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I'm not having this :msnmad:




You mean Fan girl!

AbFab 12.02.2019 20:10

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Originally Posted by drkarthiks (Post 3040876)
Don't leave us hanging - what about the neighbour?

Well he seems to be at the same stage as me. I am praying his arrives first or it could be the end of a beautiful friendship.

Hes installed a Tesla wall charger - Im relying on the usual 13amp plug...

AbFab 12.02.2019 20:11

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Originally Posted by Castro (Post 3040877)
I'm not having this :msnmad:




You mean Fan girl!

You are making assumptions!!

DUTCH 12.02.2019 21:51

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This is good to know, I was put off by the long wait. Is this timeline usual now or are you a lucky lottery winner?

reids 12.02.2019 22:16

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This is odd, I wandered down there the afternoon of the day the 3's were first available to order and put a deposit down and I've not had an invitation to configure, not that I'm bothered as I'm probably going to cancel it.

AbFab 12.02.2019 23:31

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Originally Posted by DUTCH (Post 3040914)
This is good to know, I was put off by the long wait. Is this timeline usual now or are you a lucky lottery winner?

No winner. It seems there are about 20,000 forward orders for the Model 3 LHD in Europe and Tesla want the cash. Though many will want the cheaper version which is not yet available. They seem to be shipping them in by the 1000s.

Plenty of photos of M3s at Zeebrugge.

omtatsat 13.02.2019 07:30

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Originally Posted by AbFab (Post 3040864)
So last August I was having a G&T on a balmy evening and had been talking to my next door neighbour (Swiss) who had a Model 3 on order for 2 years. I flicked through the Tesla website on my phone and ordered a Model 3 for myself using my credit card for the CHF1000 deposit.

Now I imagined that I too would be waiting until 2021 for delivery and thought no more about it. Then in December I was asked to configure my car. A little surprised by the timing - and the fact that only 4WD twin motor long range models were available I invested a further CHF2000.

Early January and I find myself in Australia. I get a call from a nice American lady based in Munich asking if I‘m OK for March delivery. „Why not“ I glibly answered.

So now I have watched every YouTube video on the car, ordered winter wheels and agreed a reasonable trade in for my current car. Insurance is lower than expected. I‘ve never bought a car on my phone before and dealt only by email and phone.

This is the brave new world of EVs kinda crazy, kinda exciting.

Model 3 dual motor, long range, red, enhanced Autopilot...

Who buys one of these loads of crap?

So lives Musk from your wasted money!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSLTNjGI8hw

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AbFab 13.02.2019 08:21

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Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 3040956)
Who buys one of these loads of crap?

So lives Musk from your wasted money!!

It took you a little longer than usual to come up with your typical mindless critique of anything posted. I do hope your excess bile is not making you seriously ill...

papasmurf 13.02.2019 08:40

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If I was a crazy billionaire I would want a much bigger pool and at least one volcano with hidden hideout in it.

AbFab 13.02.2019 08:44

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Originally Posted by papasmurf (Post 3040971)
If I was a crazy billionaire I would want a much bigger pool and at least one volcano with hidden hideout in it.

His money came from Paypal. I doubt hes made much our of Tesla - YET...

bigblue2 13.02.2019 09:19

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Originally Posted by AbFab (Post 3040972)
His money came from Paypal. I doubt hes made much our of Tesla - YET...

not really, he got (iirc) 160 million or so out of paypal, he's a billionaire on paper from his tesla and spacex shareholdings, which is a bit moot as he couldn't really cash out of either.

BasP72 13.02.2019 11:06

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Did you at least sit in the car ? Being tall, for me a lot of cars are just too small. Before ordering my Citroen I originally was looking at Suzuki and Toyota, but the seating position was just not right for me. So, do you know you're going to fit in the model 3 ?

AbFab 13.02.2019 11:32

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Originally Posted by BasP72 (Post 3041047)
Did you at least sit in the car ? Being tall, for me a lot of cars are just too small. Before ordering my Citroen I originally was looking at Suzuki and Toyota, but the seating position was just not right for me. So, do you know you're going to fit in the model 3 ?

Yes. I sat in one! Im kinda average and never had a problem with the last 30 or so cars I had...

Rico09 22.02.2019 22:32

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I've been a Tesla fan since I first learned about the original roadster. After a 10 year gap in car ownership, I bought a Model S in Hong Kong (Tesla was the #1 selling car in Hong Kong in 2016 due to a waiver of first registration tax). The car was amazing and I vowed never to buy a gasoline powered car again. After resettling back in Switzerland, I was looking for a secondhand MS 100D but the M3 just called out to me (at least the massive price difference called out to me). I can't wait for mine to be delivered, hopefully within the next 2 weeks.

That said, I wouldn't be opposed to a Porsche Taycan if I can ever convince my SO that we need a second car :D

k_and_e 22.02.2019 22:45

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Originally Posted by Rico09 (Post 3044826)
I've been a Tesla fan since I first learned about the original roadster. After a 10 year gap in car ownership, I bought a Model S in Hong Kong (Tesla was the #1 selling car in Hong Kong in 2016 due to a waiver of first registration tax). The car was amazing and I vowed never to buy a gasoline powered car again. After resettling back in Switzerland, I was looking for a secondhand MS 100D but the M3 just called out to me (at least the massive price difference called out to me). I can't wait for mine to be delivered, hopefully within the next 2 weeks.

That said, I wouldn't be opposed to a Porsche Taycan if I can ever convince my SO that we need a second car :D

Please refer to it as Model 3. M3 is a too legendary name for the small Tesla.

Rico09 22.02.2019 22:55

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Originally Posted by k_and_e (Post 3044834)
Please refer to it as Model 3. M3 is a too legendary name for the small Tesla.

Ouch! It was actually supposed to be called Model E but Ford had rights to all "E" labels.

AbFab 23.02.2019 08:18

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Approx 3000 to 4000 M3s are being offloaded at Zeebrugge every 4 days at the moment. Collect mine on Thursday...

robBob 23.02.2019 08:26

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Originally Posted by AbFab (Post 3044870)
Approx 3000 to 4000 M3s are being offloaded at Zeebrugge every 4 days at the moment. Collect mine on Thursday...


All the best with your new battery. ;)


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