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DJP last won the day on October 31 2016

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  1. I've been in exactly the same dilemma, I've never ordered the same makes back to back and ended up with three Lexi in a row! I had an IS300h and went to the NX300h, both F Sport Prem Nav. I didn't regret the move for a second. IMO the NX is a step up in quality from the IS, and when you add to the Lexus quality the hybrid drivetrain efficiency/economy, the sharp lines and relative exclusivity it's a very very hard act to follow. I never looked at it seriously as I've now moved away from Lexus but would have had a look at the Jag F Pace, rather than any of those you've mentioned. Good luck with it, as mentioned above First World problem indeed!
  2. I had an IS250 for a fair few years and an IS300h for two years. I halved my petrol bill and loved the times I could just cruise along on pure electric. I wouldn't swap it back for the V6 although that's a great engine and transmission combo. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I chopped my NX300h in for the S 60D, so have a £750 referral code you could use. In fairness so has @ganzoom and this is his thread so if he posts it you could use that. I also totally understand that £750 is a drop in the ocean but "every little helps". In case you are seriously considering it, the S 60kWh is being discontinued from mid April, the entry level will be the 75kWh - and that's another chunk of money to find. That's a real shame but I think Tesla are trying to put clear water between the Model 3 and Model S pricing.
  4. Looking very good @ganzoom, glad you're pleased with it after the Long Wait! I'm not sure that "slow" or "cheap" belong in any sentence involving a Tesla though
  5. I also meant to say yes, it is a bit bigger but you soon get used to that. All I can say about the Tesla is that whatever you do, do not test drive one. If you enjoy the smooth, quiet electric aspect of the hybrid drivetrain you will be blown away by the all electric drivetrain and man maths takes on a new dimension
  6. I went from IS300h F Sport To NX 300h F Sport Both with Premium Nav. I did not regret making the switch for one moment, which is not to say the IS is a bad car, far from it, but IMO the NX is a move up in quality. The ride height is obviously different, and a definite advantage particularly on motorway driving. The power tailgate is suddenly something you don't ever want to do without, and the alloys are much much safer than those on the IS! The drivetrain is slightly more intrusive but only noticeable when pushing it, and that's not my style of driving anyway. I was concerned it might be underpowered as it's much heavier than the IS but has the same engine. Again, IMO not an issue and it is plenty fast enough. I too wanted a change, and am sure you will be pleased. I'm afraid I have just, reluctantly left the brand and now have this: The move from my IS 250 to the IS300h sold me on the hybrid concept, so the next logical step was all electric. I would have been over the moon had Lexus decided to enter the fray, but cutting edge isn't really their style. Maybe one day they will, but in the meantime this will have to do [emoji23]. And it does very very nicely indeed! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. I understand what you are saying. Some owners say things like "it's a £40k car with a £30k battery". There is some truth in that, for the price you can buy a better built car, no doubt about it. There is certainly a premium being paid for the technology, to an extent the battery, and Elon Musk will readily admit without people buying the S and X the 3 couldn't be built. Tesla have a lot of work to do to get the 3 to market, and the market won't be as forgiving as the early S and X adopters have been/are. An added problem of course is the current exchange rate. It might sound funny but what pushed me over the edge was the day Marmite went up by 12% and Apple stuck hundreds of £'S on the price of a Mac. Man maths was working overtime before Brexit as it was [emoji23] Musk wants other players in the EV market, so do I, but at the moment there's nothing even close to the Tesla out there IMO. The Jaguar iPace looks interesting but without a network of fast charging points I'm not convinced it's a real challenger. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. There are grants available now for firms to put them in for staff. My daily commute is only 5 miles so haven't bothered having one put in. And before someone says I could have got a Leaf, my golf clubs wouldn't fit [emoji6] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Not awkward at all, and the charger locks into the port so no scallywag can unplug you. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. I've not done it but many owners have and it is very easy. Bearing in mind you will have range of at least 150 miles, have a look at this map. A charge from 20% to 80% takes about 20/30 mins. I doubt you'd need to stop more than you normally would doing a 500 mile journey normally. And yes, quick off the mark and silent. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. I have, and people far far cleverer than I have convinced me that it is just too difficult and volatile a substance to be used as a reliable sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. There may well be industrial applications but not for day to day use for the millions of car drivers. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. A few hastily taken pics for you. It's a lot better than it used to be, but it's not as good as the price of the car suggest it should be. I guess that's partly the American thing, and partly because you're paying for the tech,battery, and finding the Model 3. Little things like, no coat hooks, no vanity mirror lights, no rear centre armrest. Hmmmm, how much is this car? Then get behind the wheel and put your foot down, who gives a **** about a coat hook [emoji23] On the charging at home issue, a charge point installed will dish out 32 amps, which is 22 miles an hour. Full tank every morning. Oh, and of course the app allows you to heat or cool the car before you get in, and will draw the power for that from your domestic supply not the car battery. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. [emoji23] Ganzoom is picking his X up very soon, I'm sure he wouldn't mind me saying. I covered the range in a post just above. It's a different mindset, rather than "how far?" It's "I have a full tank every morning, do I need more today?". Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. Lots of question, I'll do my best with answers. The autonomy is in its infancy. The adaptive cruise control (called TACC) is not as good as Lexus - yet. In brief a change of supplier has actually put the newer cars back. Autosteer also in beta. Auto lane changing and lots more being rolled out over time. One of the massive USP's of Tesla is that all the cars get software updates on a regular basis, free of charge. Think iPad on wheels! How many miles range? How long is a piece of string? Just like in a "normal" car how you drive and the weather play a big part. Mine is the smallest battery, 60kWh. Worst case scenario in wet, cold weather and pushing it I'd get 150 miles. In the summer, gently wafting around, a smidge over 200. The question to ask yourself though, how often do you need to drive 150/200 miles without a break? For me, not very often, and when I do the Tesla Supercharger network gives me 80% charge in about 20/30 mins - enough time for a comfort break and a coffee. That 80% means I have another chunk of miles in the tank. It takes a bit more planning, of that there is no doubt, and it doesn't work for everyone. Having the ability to charge at home is vital IMO. I can plug in when I get home and using E7 leccy it's cheap as chips. Does it fit in the garage. Depends on the garage! Mine, no way. The car is BIG, full size Jag, Beemer 7 series scenario. I worked out my NX was costing about 16p a mile in petrol, the Tesla is 2p. That's the only part of the maths that makes any sense though! The rest is man maths [emoji23]. Hope that's helps. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. That is a really good question and one that troubled me for some time, especially coming from Lexus. The build quality and reliability is much better than a couple of years ago. The door handles, for example, were prone to failure I believe due to the way a cable was run. Pretty much now eradicated. However, it is still a leap of faith and they are learning and improving all the time. It's an expensive car and a mistake IMO to compare it to an established manufacturers luxury offering at the same price. I have paid a premium for the battery, the tech and to an extent funding the Model 3 and the Supercharger network. The word "awesome" is horribly overused but it's the only word I can accurately use to describe the driving experience. The torque is instantaneous, the car has the same centre of gravity as a Lotus Elise and is as silent as you like. It's that experience that makes one forgive the slight trim failings or the lack of a rear arm rest etc etc. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk