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Tesla Model 3 - V3.0

  • 13-10-2020 1:03pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,177 ✭✭✭ Kramer


    White SR+, sans aero caps, some tinting......

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,177 ✭✭✭ Kramer


    Interesting to see what exactly will happen Model 3 SR+ & Performance/LR prices with the budget changes this afternoon.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,177 ✭✭✭ Kramer


    SR+, 80km at 124km/h, heating at 21c, external temp 8c, wet road.
    Worst case scenario really & no issue with that if there's guaranteed fast charging along the route, a supercharger or Ionity etc.

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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 12,560 Mod ✭✭✭✭ AndyBoBandy


    Have my Model 3 7 months today, and it's still bloody awesome.....

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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 31,241 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gumbo


    Guys, would you consider a dechrome?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,177 ✭✭✭ Kramer


    Gumbo wrote: »
    Guys, would you consider a dechrome?

    I'm in two minds. After tinting, the chrome doesn't stick out too much.
    The black might actually clash somewhat with the dark glass now.

    I have samples of matt & gloss wrap for chrome delete - might do it yet.


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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 12,560 Mod ✭✭✭✭ AndyBoBandy


    Gumbo wrote: »
    Guys, would you consider a dechrome?

    I admit it looks good, but I tend to not be interested in doing anything that's non standard!! I'm a bit boring...

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    .....and how much better do they look without a front reg plate on them??????


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 12,560 Mod ✭✭✭✭ AndyBoBandy


    @ Kramer,

    What level of tint did you get on each window front & rear door windows the same? did you also get the rear done? if so, do they go all the way up to the pillar? so even tinting further the already darkened bits?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,177 ✭✭✭ Kramer


    @ Kramer,

    What level of tint did you get on each window front & rear door windows the same? did you also get the rear done? if so, do they go all the way up to the pillar? so even tinting further the already darkened bits?

    I can't comment on the front windows ;), but the rears & rear roof glass were 35% IIRC. The roof glass was done as one piece so yes, darker up top but looks well.
    I tint everything :D.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 12,560 Mod ✭✭✭✭ AndyBoBandy


    Interesting, and where did you get it done? and how much did it cost if you don't mind me asking?

    what are the legal limits for front/rear windows?


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 31,241 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gumbo


    Interesting, and where did you get it done? and how much did it cost if you don't mind me asking?

    what are the legal limits for front/rear windows?

    You cannot tint the front windows at all.
    Basically they come from the factory with a dark tint running through them so adding to it failed the light pass through test.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,178 ✭✭✭ jusmeig


    Gumbo wrote: »
    Guys, would you consider a dechrome?

    Yes would love do this, on my list.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,992 Mod ✭✭✭✭ slave1


    Interesting, and where did you get it done? and how much did it cost if you don't mind me asking?

    what are the legal limits for front/rear windows?

    Do what you want on the rears, I got my S rears/hatch done 80%.
    Didn't touch the fronts, AFAIK would need to let Insurance Co know etc so not bothered going down that road....


  • Registered Users Posts: 399 ✭✭ J-W


    Mad_Lads gonna loose his sh*t


    budget looks like an final price increase on a SR+ with a cheaper long range or performance


    7% VRT but grant tapered off over 40K noting on a car over 50K


  • Registered Users Posts: 63 ✭✭ Vinnymcdonnell


    So I have my Performance a month now, and its a bit meh. Would probably recommend a LR for somebody else if they are looking to be honest. I was going for a BMW M2 Comp and regretting the decision not going ahead with it.

    Now don't get me wrong, Tesla is cool. Gets a lot of attention and tech is nice, but there are items which really lets it down.

    Build quality: It only is ok, but there are bits which are really annoying such as panel gaps just not aligning. Interior not fitting like it should and other items that are just not fitting for a €70k car

    Tesla service in Sandyford was not really up to standard, I was left standing for nearly 2hrs when collecting the car, I warned them I needed to be gone ASAP due to meetings I had to attend. I ended up having to walk out and go home even though my car was in the docking bay! Got a call after my meeting saying that car was available to take away.

    Range: its pretty bad on mine I find compared to that of my wives Kona. Drove to Kerry and only got about 300kms of range and it was nice weather drive. Kona will hit 450kms no issues driving motorways at 125kms/h. The 300kms in the Tesla was at the speed limit too!! So the performance credentials are not being lived up to!

    Grip: the car when you are "driving" it on, it understeers pretty bad. Now this is coming from somebody that would drive cars on at significant rates and have some experience in it.

    Odd things just happening: Car sometimes just has a mind of its own. Travelling up from Kerry the car would just put the rainbow road on and start playing a certain song without any request from me. It happened about 5 times and no explanation to it! Phone app is a bit temperamental
    The car seems to have lost some of its performance, the car seems to be a bit slower since the last update, then sometimes it seems to be ok. Its very odd


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,349 ✭✭✭✭ Mad_Lad


    J-W wrote: »
    Mad_Lads gonna loose his sh*t


    budget looks like an final price increase on a SR+ with a cheaper long range or performance


    7% VRT but grant tapered off over 40K noting on a car over 50K

    I hadn't made my mind up but I think if the price is increasing due to extra tax then I won't be buying any effected EV.

    The Government are really bonkers, but it's no surprise, they are a bunch of foold the majority of politicians anyway.

    Out or principle, I got no tax reductions, still have to pay extortion taxes on my salary, I've had enough and even if Tesla reduce the costs with the newer battery I'm still not going to buy a M3 SR+ because I'll know it could have been cheaper if not for the Government.

    Have ICE cars been effected ? or did they leave them as they are which would be even crazier.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,177 ✭✭✭ Kramer


    2020.40.4 update last night for Model 3 SR+.
    Bluetooth priority & some improvements.....

    https://www.notateslaapp.com/software-updates/version/2020.40.4/release-notes


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 12,560 Mod ✭✭✭✭ AndyBoBandy


    Pin to Drive is so much smoother now...


  • Registered Users Posts: 399 ✭✭ J-W


    Pin to Drive is so much smoother now...

    Do you use pin to drive just as an extra security measure ?

    Like if someone get there hands on you phone with the app activated

    Do you use it all the time or just when away from home ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,177 ✭✭✭ Kramer


    Interesting, and where did you get it done? and how much did it cost if you don't mind me asking?

    ProImage - Limerick

    Cost depends on film & what you want, but approx €150 to €250.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,178 ✭✭✭ jusmeig


    So I have my Performance a month now, and its a bit meh. Would probably recommend a LR for somebody else if they are looking to be honest. I was going for a BMW M2 Comp and regretting the decision not going ahead with it.

    Now don't get me wrong, Tesla is cool. Gets a lot of attention and tech is nice, but there are items which really lets it down.

    Build quality: It only is ok, but there are bits which are really annoying such as panel gaps just not aligning. Interior not fitting like it should and other items that are just not fitting for a €70k car

    Tesla service in Sandyford was not really up to standard, I was left standing for nearly 2hrs when collecting the car, I warned them I needed to be gone ASAP due to meetings I had to attend. I ended up having to walk out and go home even though my car was in the docking bay! Got a call after my meeting saying that car was available to take away.

    Range: its pretty bad on mine I find compared to that of my wives Kona. Drove to Kerry and only got about 300kms of range and it was nice weather drive. Kona will hit 450kms no issues driving motorways at 125kms/h. The 300kms in the Tesla was at the speed limit too!! So the performance credentials are not being lived up to!

    Grip: the car when you are "driving" it on, it understeers pretty bad. Now this is coming from somebody that would drive cars on at significant rates and have some experience in it.

    Odd things just happening: Car sometimes just has a mind of its own. Travelling up from Kerry the car would just put the rainbow road on and start playing a certain song without any request from me. It happened about 5 times and no explanation to it! Phone app is a bit temperamental
    The car seems to have lost some of its performance, the car seems to be a bit slower since the last update, then sometimes it seems to be ok. Its very odd

    That rainbow road thing sounds like something is really messed up alright, not had that. I have had a freeze/crash after attempting to show off to a friend by playing the driving game...only to be left red faced :o

    On the range that is very surprising. I'm in an SR+ and I drove to Kerry and easily got 300+km on a change, 120km on the motorway. Perhaps you are just hammering? I am surprised with it being that low.

    My wife has had issues with the open on approach with her phone. On my Pixel 3a its flawless, but she has a OnePlus and it opens half the time.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,178 ✭✭✭ jusmeig


    Anyone get a de-chrome in the Dublin area they would recommend?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,522 ✭✭✭ copeyhagen


    loads of model 3s going around Swords now, 2 a penny!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,522 ✭✭✭ copeyhagen


    jusmeig wrote: »
    Anyone get a de-chrome in the Dublin area they would recommend?

    im gonna get it done, i think i know someone that does it, ill post the details asap


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 31,241 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gumbo


    Car style in Rathcoole have done a few Tesla’s now.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 12,560 Mod ✭✭✭✭ AndyBoBandy


    J-W wrote: »
    Do you use pin to drive just as an extra security measure ?

    Like if someone get there hands on you phone with the app activated

    Do you use it all the time or just when away from home ?

    Absolutely. Last line of defence/security.

    they might not even need your phone... a wallet will do if you carry a card key in it, which I do

    Pin to Drive is activated 100% of the time since collecting the car.


  • Registered Users Posts: 362 ✭✭ Gile_na_gile


    jusmeig wrote: »
    On the range that is very surprising. I'm in an SR+ and I drove to Kerry and easily got 300+km on a change, 120km on the motorway. Perhaps you are just hammering? I am surprised with it being that low.

    I'm at the negotiation stage of possible SH M3SR+ purchase next year, but feel I will get stung on range and on the car being too conspicuous (!).

    Looking at ABRP for average wet conditions like 10 DegC, some headwind 2m/s, 100% starting charge, two passengers, 110 km/h ref speed, I am getting to Newcastlewest from Leixlip (230km) with 6% left...

    That looks to me from ABP that the motorway range in Ireland in average weather of moderate cold and some rain and wind that at 120km/h the maximum range is averagely unsettled weather is around 250km. I can imagine 300km is fine in good summer weather and no passengers, but this is an outlier scenario.
    https://abetterrouteplanner.com/?plan_uuid=0596189a-3791-4e03-9592-054b98fd6a15


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,177 ✭✭✭ Kramer


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    A red Model 3 Gary tinted in ProImage.

    Might give people an idea.
    He does chrome-delete too, full body wraps etc.

    Apologies for the large pictures :pac:.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,177 ✭✭✭ Kramer


    the motorway range in Ireland in average weather of moderate cold and some rain and wind that at 120km/h the maximum range is averagely unsettled weather is around 250km. I can imagine 300km is fine in good summer weather

    Yeah, the SR+ is really a 250km, year round car. With that said, you'd manage 300km by travelling slower.
    I'd not hesitate to recommend it for occasional 300km motorway runs, especially if there was a supercharger/Ionity on route. I'd not hesitate taking it to Belfast from Limerick now with Ionity at Kill, the superchargers at Birdhill & Castlebellingham etc. It depends on your route & how frequently you'd be undertaking those 250km+ trips.

    I'd easily get the 400km WLTP out of it in summer, on rural roads/low average speed etc.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 12,560 Mod ✭✭✭✭ AndyBoBandy


    Looking at ABRP for average wet conditions like 10 DegC, some headwind 2m/s, 100% starting charge, two passengers, 110 km/h ref speed, I am getting to Newcastlewest from Leixlip (230km) with 6% left...

    In August (about 16-18 degrees, in damp/light rain), I did Dublin to Birdhill supercharger (a 215km trip) at about 110 km/h. Left at 100% and arrived in Birdhill at 29%

    so that day my range would have been 300km. I'll happily live with that.


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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 12,560 Mod ✭✭✭✭ AndyBoBandy


    Kramer wrote: »
    I'd easily get the 400km WLTP out of it in summer, on rural roads/low average speed etc.

    I was doing a 50km run twice a day down to my mother and back dropping/collecting JuniorBoBandy before the schools started back, and at one point I had the 50km run down to 97Wh per km (which included about 8km motorway and the rest rural/urban). Now I was taking it really handy, and it was generally nice sunny conditions with no AC/Climate turned on, but that's putting me in the 500km+ range bracket!!!!!!!

    Of course with they ying, comes the yang, and these days, doing the school run of about 3-4km, I can use 5% battery (cabin pre heater as well as both seat warmers etc...)


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