General Discussion: The Motoring Thread Incorporating All Motor Vehicles (Including Motor Cycles.)


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shields88
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370 posts since 25/5/11

posted 27 Aug 2019 10:37, edited 27 Aug 2019 10:37
toocan wrote: Ethically if you want an Electric car go for it. But note your insurance is usually more (if its your own) on elecy cars and even Teslas are pretty shit to drive as they are heavy fuckers, the autopilot doesn't work great and their reliability is fucking abysmal so make sure you get a warranty if it aint new.

Bit of an old bump, but have you actually had one yourself?

We have had the Model X now for the best part of a year and can honestly say its one of the best cars I've driven.

Never had an issue with reliability and its not heavy to drive at all.
toocan
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709 posts since 7/11/07

27 Aug 2019 11:30
shields88 wrote:
toocan wrote: Ethically if you want an Electric car go for it. But note your insurance is usually more (if its your own) on elecy cars and even Teslas are pretty shit to drive as they are heavy fuckers, the autopilot doesn't work great and their reliability is fucking abysmal so make sure you get a warranty if it aint new.

Bit of an old bump, but have you actually had one yourself?

We have had the Model X now for the best part of a year and can honestly say its one of the best cars I've driven.

Never had an issue with reliability and its not heavy to drive at all.

I borrowed a clients P100d for a weekend as I really wanted one circa 2017, I absolutely love the seats in it and their brilliant fun in a straight line for a bit but you really feel it fighting in corners to the point where the accelerator stopped working for me - like the car stepping in.

I guess it depends on how you drive/what you like but I was genuinely underwhelmed as I was expecting an S class killer with a sporty feel of which its neither, the S Class is a better all-round car imo and the feels from corners could be beaten by almost anything for the same money.

Maybe a model 3 would be better, half a tonne lighter and a more sensible size etc. Either way, I'm cured of the brand hype most likely forever.

I'm pleased you haven't had any issues as nothing worse than being stuck with a knackered car somewhere, but they are well known to be flakey both on build and reliability just a lot of this stuff gets drowned out by brand evangelists.

https://www.businessinsider.com/survey-uk-drivers-say-tesla-model-s-most-unreliable-car-2018-9?r=US&IR;=T
schtoop
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12960 posts since 9/4/07

posted 28 Aug 2019 10:21, edited 28 Aug 2019 10:21
scratched my fucking bonnet cleaning off really dried on bird shit after coming back from holiday, has anyone got experience in repairing this kind of light scratch?

I've bought meguiar 2.0 but just seeing if there is anything else out there before I tackle it… T Cut?

sydneyking
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4517 posts since 26/9/09

28 Aug 2019 10:34
Whitening Toothpaste? It’s worth a try
swede
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7883 posts since 21/3/09

28 Aug 2019 10:38
fucking hell why were you using a wire wool brush to clean a car?
andymakesglasses
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20168 posts since 26/1/06

28 Aug 2019 10:40
Was it an ostrich?
schtoop
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12960 posts since 9/4/07

28 Aug 2019 10:48
i've always said if a bird shits on your car you should dump her Jimmy Hill jawdrop
MrW
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2514 posts since 1/8/11

28 Aug 2019 11:49
swede wrote: fucking hell why were you using a wire wool brush to clean a car?

thought the same Shocked

Big ball of loo roll soaked in hot water, cover the shit for 15-20 mins, comes straight off.
2925mark
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1994 posts since 18/10/07

28 Aug 2019 11:50
Schtoop, you need a dual-action (DA) or Rotary Polisher ideally to sort that out as the paintwork has been marred. It's definitely fixable but needs a bit of knowledge and care. I'd do it for you but I'm not London(?) way. A professional detailer would sort it in a few minutes but you'd be looking at paying a bit for their time.
schtoop
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12960 posts since 9/4/07

28 Aug 2019 12:07
Thanks Mark, I'd be happy to pay for a professional detailer if it means it's done right… can you recommend any London based detailers?
2925mark
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1994 posts since 18/10/07

posted 28 Aug 2019 12:09, edited 28 Aug 2019 12:09
I can't personally but it could be worth investing in a mobile detailer as they will come to your house/drive etc. More convenient and sometimes don't have the overheads of a unit so can be cheaper…

NOTE: I wouldn't touch the paintwork yourself now. Using T-cut or any other compound could put the paint/top coat at further risk.