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bwilson4web 03-02-2019 09:51 PM

Leaving Prius Prime Plus
 
The Prius Prime Plus is likely to be my last Toyota:
http://hiwaay.net/~bzwilson/prime/Tesla_100.jpg

Time line:
  • ~8:00 PM, Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 - ordered the Tesla Model 3 standard, $1,500 Blue, and $3,000 current Autopilot.
  • ~3:00 PM (CST), March 2, 2019 - Tesla offered $18,300 for our 2017 Prius Prime Plus (<17,000 mi, no accidents, paid off)
  • +$40,000 in stocks - 50/50 TSLA and KL (gold mining)

All of this was done without visiting a 'dealer' and no 'test drive.'

Bob Wilson

rmay635703 03-02-2019 10:55 PM

You donít hold onto cars very long do you?

when did you buy the Prime?

Ecky 03-02-2019 11:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rmay635703 (Post 592540)
You don’t hold onto cars very long do you?

when did you buy the Prime?

Someone has to buy these cars for me at full price, as I'm certainly not going to.

:turtle:

Although I doubt I'll ever buy a new car from a dealer, in a rather abstract way I'm excited at the prospect of Tesla taking haggling out of the picture. Fewer salesman, more engineers. Let's replace as many "pointless" jobs as we can to free up people for more meaningful pursuits.

Let us know how you like the 3!

JSH 03-03-2019 11:42 PM

Good luck. It looks like your closest service center is in Nashville.

(Seriously I hope you like the car)

Xist 03-04-2019 02:41 PM

(I hope it is reliable)

bwilson4web 03-14-2019 04:11 PM

Guess I should share the projected image:
http://hiwaay.net/~bzwilson/TSLA/image_010.jpg

This is my plan to drive ~650 mi in 2-3 days, a shake down trip:
  • ~120 miles Nashville (Brentwood) to home - verify the 220 mi range car handles the trip at high speed, speed limit +5 mph and Autopilot handling.
  • document 40A, L2 charging profile to full charge.
  • 206 mi Huntsville to Memphis SuperCharger - a maximum range test to confirm my mph vs range chart.
  • camp in hotel Tesla - to verify overnight charging in a Tesla at an RV park works.
  • return to Huntsville with midway SuperCharger session - leaving with a full charge won't reach Huntsville so I'll use the Tupelo charger. If a problem, there is a NEMA 14-50 station about 15 miles away.
  • document 40A, L2 charging profile to recommended Tesla level.

Bob Wilson

oil pan 4 03-14-2019 05:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ecky (Post 592547)
Someone has to buy these cars for me at full price, as I'm certainly not going to.

:turtle:

Precisely.
I wasn't going to buy a nearly $40,000 car that could only go less than 100 miles on a charge, takes all day recharge.
But I might buy it for about 15% of its MSRP about 7 years later.
My 2011 nissan leaf is the newest car that I have ever bought by far and may likely be the newest car I ever buy.

oil pan 4 03-14-2019 05:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bwilson4web (Post 593666)
Guess I should share the projected image:
http://hiwaay.net/~bzwilson/TSLA/image_010.jpg

This is my plan to drive ~650 mi in 2-3 days, a shake down trip:
  • ~120 miles Nashville (Brentwood) to home - verify the 220 mi range car handles the trip at high speed, speed limit +5 mph and Autopilot handling.
  • document 40A, L2 charging profile to full charge.
  • 206 mi Huntsville to Memphis SuperCharger - a maximum range test to confirm my mph vs range chart.
  • camp in hotel Tesla - to verify overnight charging in a Tesla at an RV park works.
  • return to Huntsville with midway SuperCharger session - leaving with a full charge won't reach Huntsville so I'll use the Tupelo charger. If a problem, there is a NEMA 14-50 station about 15 miles away.
  • document 40A, L2 charging profile to recommended Tesla level.

Bob Wilson

Some of these RV parks ask that charging be limited to 30 amps.

bwilson4web 03-22-2019 03:43 PM

FYI, if you get around to ordering a Tesla:
Tesla Referral Program

You and whoever you refer each get 1,000 miles of free Supercharging when they purchase a new Tesla.

Each referral also gives you a chance to win a Founders Series Model Y monthly and Founders Series Roadster supercar quarterly, both signed by Elon & Franz.

Unique referral link
https://ts.la/robert66969
Bob Wilson

redpoint5 03-22-2019 03:55 PM

Well, I won the last 2 Scangauges, maybe my luck is hot right now.


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