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Topic # 245207 23-Jan-2019 16:18
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As requested by other Geekzone members in the "EV (electric vehicle) general news" thread, a separate thread in the "Transport" forum to be made to talk about all things Tesla and their Ev's (Vehicles - not Powerwall/Solar etc - separate thread for this).

 

As an owner of a Model S 75D - feel free to ask me (or anyone else) any questions you may have about purchasing a Tesla or anything else that you may want to know about them.


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  Reply # 2166382 23-Jan-2019 16:20
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  Reply # 2166390 23-Jan-2019 16:49
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dacraka:

 

As an owner of a Model S 75D...

 

 

Very jealous. smile


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2166407 23-Jan-2019 17:41
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So what is the true kms you are getting around town, and what do you think of the build quality on this particular model, plus I guess is there anything you don't like?



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  Reply # 2166684 24-Jan-2019 08:55
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nate:

 

dacraka:

 

As an owner of a Model S 75D...

 

 

Very jealous. smile

 

 

If you haven't driven one before, you're always more than welcome to take it for a spin, Nate :P




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  Reply # 2166689 24-Jan-2019 09:11
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TENKAN: So what is the true kms you are getting around town, and what do you think of the build quality on this particular model, plus I guess is there anything you don't like?

 

For the Model S 75D, the true km's I have found is 380 km (rated around 480-490 km officially).

 

I have the 2016 model (just after the facelift) - so in my opinion, this model's build quality is probably rated at 9.5/10 - out of all the 1000+ things that could go wrong, only the following things have needed service attention: drivers door handle needed replacing as it would not come out (since has been replaced with a revision that does not have the problem anymore), slight audible creaks above the C-Pillar headliner (which was fixed as well), currently the main 17" console screen has some artifacts displaying (lines) which was introduced in the latest software update which is a known issue and is getting a fix soon (issue of all things that are software updatable, but in the overall scheme of things I would rather get new software features for free and have a few bugs here and there compared to none at all).

 

Anything I don't like about the car?
It loses 0.5% of battery every day (phantom drain) (which is not much in the grand scheme of things because of the large battery size), but I think lots of EV's have this.

 

One thing I love about it, is that Tesla upgraded the car (for free at their Auckland service centre) from a 5.4 second 0-100 km/h car to a 4.4 km/h second 0-100 car! Who else does this kind of upgrade for free!?


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  Reply # 2166800 24-Jan-2019 11:16
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dacraka: If you haven't driven one before, you're always more than welcome to take it for a spin, Nate :P

 

Cheers that's really nice of you.  Have driven a few of them now, hired one here for my birthday back in September, one day I'll make the jump :)

 

First time was in Scotland about two years ago. Amazing car (Model S 90D)

 

 

 


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