Big leak on passenger side

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Re: Big leak on passenger side

Post by RJUK » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:36 pm

Well I'm back where I started really. I initially wasn't sure whether to go for the Tesla Model 3 Performance or the Jag I-Pace.

I'm not really an SUV guy, but already had the Jag on order when the Tesla was released for leasing. In the end I stuck with the Jag order, but even once I had the Jag I still wasn't sure if I made the right decision. Part of me wanted the extra power, lower weight and lower seating position of the Tesla, and the amazing infotainment. I was never sure if I picked the right car.

This at least gives me the opportunity to try both.

I have my reservations about the quality of the Tesla and the service behind it if anything goes wrong, but until the Polestar 2 arrives, those are the only 2 cars in consideration for me. Also, I can't really complain too much about expected Tesla quality when the quality of my I-Pace has been such a let down.

I will lose a lot of nice "comfort" features when the I-Pace goes, but gain in a more powerful and efficient drivetrain and better infotainment.

Ideally, I'd like to meld both cars together into one car. Shame that neither manufacturer is ever likely to learn from the other and make that perfect car though.

Both cars have their shortcomings, I'm just hoping that the Tesla I receive is good enough to keep me happy. Either that or I accept that the quality is lower on that car and just focus on enjoying where it excels. It'll be leased after all, so it's not like it's my property to worry about as such. (Though I know I'll treat it that way.)
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Re: Big leak on passenger side

Post by AGT » Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:25 pm

RJUK, I am really sorry to read your story and the extent of your Jaguar let down. Definitely the right decision to reject. If you have the option to get out you can't hang on to a car that you might always have doubts about. I hope that you really enjoy the Tesla.

For a buy in December sell in March, think about a soft top if your family circumstances permit. You can unload almost anything with a folding roof after the first sunny weekend of the year! We have a BMW 125i convertible which is now 8 years old and has been no trouble. It is not the prettiest and does have a faint whiff of hairdressing salon - but it has a lovely unstressed 6 cylinder engine and is a proper RWD BMW to drive.

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Re: Big leak on passenger side

Post by anorak » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:12 pm

Sorry to see you go RJUK, I was thinking I was in a similar position a few weeks ago but with my car now on the last of its nine lives it seems to be behaving itself. I'm sure you'll love the Model 3 if that's what you go for.

With regard to a £5k stocking filler, how brave are you?

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified ... O_5&page=1

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified ... 000&page=1

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified ... 000&page=1

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified ... O_8&page=3

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified ... New&page=1

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified ... 500&page=1

A 12 year old MX5 would probably be the sensible option though ;)
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Re: Big leak on passenger side

Post by scm » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:20 pm

You know you want the XJR! Space, grace and pace .... :D

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Re: Big leak on passenger side

Post by RJUK » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:07 pm

anorak wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:12 pm
Sorry to see you go RJUK, I was thinking I was in a similar position a few weeks ago but with my car now on the last of its nine lives it seems to be behaving itself. I'm sure you'll love the Model 3 if that's what you go for.

With regard to a £5k stocking filler, how brave are you?

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified ... O_5&page=1

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified ... 000&page=1

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified ... 000&page=1

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified ... O_8&page=3

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified ... New&page=1

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified ... 500&page=1

A 12 year old MX5 would probably be the sensible option though ;)
Wow thanks! I get the impression you had fun looking for those! 😁

I'm brave, but generally not brave enough to go for a car over 100,000 miles. At around that mileage they tend to feel quite "loose" and perhaps harder to sell on?

Of all the ones you posted, the 350z is the one that most appeals to me. Wonder if I can find one in budget with more sensible miles. With a decent exhaust they make a wonderful sound as well.

With regards to an MX-5, I actually had a 2006 MX-5 from new. Of all the cars I've had it's the one I kept by far the longest. I had it just over 6 years.

Unfortunately, I have a 3 year old and our second child is due in March (though I'd hope to have the proper new car by then).

We could use the wife's car for family outings, but I'm not sure what sort of reception I'd get if I came home with a 2 seater!

As for the suggestion of a 125i ragtop, the car I bought after my MX-5 was a 135i coupe, so I'm familiar with that car too (albeit not the ragtop and my sixer had two turbos bolted on). 😁

I'm trying to find other easier options before I splash cash on buying a car though. Will see what happens...
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Re: Big leak on passenger side

Post by ChrisMc » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:19 pm

RJUK wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:07 pm


I'm trying to find other easier options before I splash cash on buying a car though. Will see what happens...

Why not hire one for a couple of months, cheaper and no hassle having to sell it later on.
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Re: Big leak on passenger side

Post by RJUK » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:30 pm

That's one option for sure. A colleague of mine in having surgery just before Xmas and wants to offload her company car on someone for two months whilst she's unable to drive, so that's another possibility.
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Re: Big leak on passenger side

Post by anorak » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:05 pm

RJUK wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:07 pm

....Wow thanks! I get the impression you had fun looking for those! 😁....

....Of all the ones you posted, the 350z is the one that most appeals to me. Wonder if I can find one in budget with more sensible miles. With a decent exhaust they make a wonderful sound as well....
I'm a lifelong 'cars I shouldn't really buy' spotter. Unfortunately I sometimes end up buying them anyway (the i-Pace is my 54th car and I've owned an example of half the list above).

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified ... 20Z&page=2

Short term leasing is definitely less hassle. But (probably) more expensive overall and less fun!
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Re: Big leak on passenger side

Post by RJUK » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:23 pm

Damn, you're a bad influence! That one even has an aftermarket exhaust... Hmm!
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Re: Big leak on passenger side

Post by Volkswarren » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:55 am

Tesla really don't do it for me looks wise, I cant put my finger on it but they don't float my boat.

I hope your next car is far more reliable though :) good luck!
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