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  #2381239 25-Dec-2019 17:34
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@sumnerboy is your teslausb still working with v10?


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  #2381270 25-Dec-2019 19:55
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@sumnerboy is your teslausb still working with v10?


What troubles are you having? Mine is mostly working but every now and then the car will complain it's too slow. It seems that it might be due to the snapshotting feature teslausb does that could be causing a slow down. I was going to try turning that off and see what difference it makes.

 
 
 
 


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  #2381287 25-Dec-2019 21:15
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Yeah still working but get the slow usb warning pretty regularly so wouldn't say it is bullet proof.

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  #2381301 25-Dec-2019 22:10
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Hey mate, how were the super chargers? How much time did you spend on them and did this add significant time to your journey compared to a standard petrol car journey?


My Model 3 has sufficient range that I don't need to charge very often. But the Superchargers were charging my car at 129kw. Adding 40kWh took about 20 minutes.

If I were to drive from Auckland to Wellington, I'd just need a 20-25 minute stop in Taupo on the supercharger. So basically, just like any other car as far as breaks are concerned. Except way better. :-)




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  #2381344 25-Dec-2019 22:40
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@obraik and @sumnerboy yeah slow usb warning very often, typically leads to only the first sentry event being saved e.g. out of 6 events for the day while parked.

 

I've given up for now until the next release from marcone.


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  #2381402 26-Dec-2019 06:42
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I'm considering buying a model 3 early next year (probably a performance model) and was wondering how many model 3 owners in Christchurch would be willing to give me some information on the actual real ownership experience.

 

I don't really want to have to travel to Auckland to have a good look at one and I've only seen one (white) here.

 

I've read all kinds of comments around ride being a little rough on the 20"s, and some recent comments around panel fit and paint finish etc so I'm looking for info on what they're actually like to own and how they handle Christchurch's earthquaked roads, how much of a problem getting insurance was (lets say I'm "mature"), and any issues that have been had along with the servicing experience (I see they're now in Avenger Cres so that's good).

 

cheers...

 

 


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  #2381408 26-Dec-2019 08:33
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Crysoganus:

I'm considering buying a model 3 early next year (probably a performance model) and was wondering how many model 3 owners in Christchurch would be willing to give me some information on the actual real ownership experience.


I don't really want to have to travel to Auckland to have a good look at one and I've only seen one (white) here.


I've read all kinds of comments around ride being a little rough on the 20"s, and some recent comments around panel fit and paint finish etc so I'm looking for info on what they're actually like to own and how they handle Christchurch's earthquaked roads, how much of a problem getting insurance was (lets say I'm "mature"), and any issues that have been had along with the servicing experience (I see they're now in Avenger Cres so that's good).


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  #2381433 26-Dec-2019 10:58
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There's also the Christchurch EV group on Facebook. Looks like there was a red M3P at the meet-up in November 2019, which I missed attending.

 

I don't have 20" wheels so can't comment on that, but I am in Christchurch so please feel free to PM me about my experience.


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  #2381494 26-Dec-2019 16:31
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paulchinnz:

There's also the Christchurch EV group on Facebook. Looks like there was a red M3P at the meet-up in November 2019, which I missed attending.


I don't have 20" wheels so can't comment on that, but I am in Christchurch so please feel free to PM me about my experience.



I am in Rangiora and also researching the purchase of a Telsa 3, so any comments on ownership would be useful and would ask that they be posted on this forum.

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  #2381511 26-Dec-2019 17:45
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crewsaider:
paulchinnz:

There's also the Christchurch EV group on Facebook. Looks like there was a red M3P at the meet-up in November 2019, which I missed attending.


I don't have 20" wheels so can't comment on that, but I am in Christchurch so please feel free to PM me about my experience.



I am in Rangiora and also researching the purchase of a Telsa 3, so any comments on ownership would be useful and would ask that they be posted on this forum.


I went for the 18" wheels because I wanted less vulnerability to potholes and debris on the roads.....and more life from the tyres. The Aero wheel covers also add a bit of range. I don't drive fast and I'm not very spotty about it, so I don't need the extra traction at the margin you'd get with the 20" tyres. I got the bigger battery for the extra range. I have to say, I'm really happy. My Model 3 can easily do 400km on the highway without blinking and a decent balance left for comfort.

The larger battery also has more scope for fast supercharging. I've seen my car charging at 129kw at Taupo. Charging times are easily cut in half if you can fit in a supercharger on a journey. Not always suitable or convenient, but great when it is.

I've driven my Model 3 from Opotiki to Wellington and back on the same day.. with the return let being via Napier. It was a long day, sure, but not much time was spent charging.

The car is comfortable. The aircon is great and doesn't seem to affect range much. The sound system in the Performance version is great.

I love the glass roof. The feel inside the cabin is light and bright. But it darkens when the sun is strong so you don't get sunblasted.

I use the autopilot a fair bit. Mainly to take wee breaks on easy roads without too many sharp curves.
It stress ok and maintains speed fine. It's not very good about anticipating turns, so you have to manually adjust the speed at times if you don't want to go if the road. Overall, it's pretty good. :-)
The only mod I've made was to add Basenor mudflaps bought on Amazon. They seem to be fine after 7800km. There's a trick to fitting the front ones.




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  #2381601 27-Dec-2019 08:13
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Too early to know for the Model 3 I guess but what is the resale value for Tesla's like in NZ? Do they hold their value better than an ICE car?


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  #2382146 28-Dec-2019 12:59
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Wyvern:

 

Too early to know for the Model 3 I guess but what is the resale value for Tesla's like in NZ? Do they hold their value better than an ICE car?

 

 

They seem to at the moment and I think a lot of that is because even as scrap their drive trains are quite valuable to those looking to do EV conversions. There was a wrecked Model X on trademe a few weeks back that went for $20k


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  #2382255 28-Dec-2019 17:07
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From what I read you have to be careful with the Tesla electronics, because the car key is using some kind of digital authentication.

In other words I believe you have to take a number of parts, including the motor, together. Not a problem if you're swapping the entire drive train, but can't just mix up drive train parts like a conventional vehicle.

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  #2382272 28-Dec-2019 19:03
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kingdragonfly: From what I read you have to be careful with the Tesla electronics, because the car key is using some kind of digital authentication.

In other words I believe you have to take a number of parts, including the motor, together. Not a problem if you're swapping the entire drive train, but can't just mix up drive train parts like a conventional vehicle.

 

It depends what you're doing with them. If you're using them as replacement parts in another Tesla then yes you'll have some problems. If you're putting it in an EV conversion then it's not really a big deal if you're mixing and matching the drive train components.


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  #2382503 29-Dec-2019 15:18
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Wyvern:

Too early to know for the Model 3 I guess but what is the resale value for Tesla's like in NZ? Do they hold their value better than an ICE car?


Take a look:

https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/cars/tesla/search?auto_category_jump=false

I'd say that's a yes. I'm wondering if the official service centres will service parallel/independent imported vehicles.

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