A test drive review of a Tesla Model Y Long Range Dual Motor AWD.
Spike contacted Tesla Stratford-upon-Avon directly and took his test drive of the Tesla Model Y on 10th May 2022.
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What was your dealership experience like?
It was a relaxed experience with plenty of parking. The dealership is on the outskirts of the town and the staff are friendly, helpful and not overbearing.
What were your first impressions of the electric car?
This is the first electric vehicle I’ve driven and it did feel a little strange at first as when you start to drive there’s no noise! Also, the regenerative braking is something that’s quite strong and takes time to get used to. There’s very little noise at low speeds but you can hear more wind and road noise the faster you go. Once I got used to the regen braking I found driving the car really enjoyable and the regen braking really good.
The acceleration is quite something compared to my Evoque, you put your foot down and the car responds very quickly. The cockpit has one large screen, the rest of the area is very minimalist. The trim level is good and the software is intuitive and responsive. The car is bigger than you’d think from pictures on the website and even YouTube videos.
Positives – List 3 or more things you liked about the electric car.
- The drive
- The software
- The spaciousness of the vehicle
- Driving position.
Negatives – List 3 or more things you didn’t like about the electric car.
- No parcel shelf – why??
- Limited colours
- At this price the connectivity should come as standard.
Did you purchase the make & model you test drove or another electric car from the same manufacturer?
What specification did you go for?
Model Y Long Range Dual Motor AWD in midnight silver metallic.
How did you purchase the vehicle?
It will be HP or PCP but as delivery is 5/6 months away I will decide later.
When do you expect to take delivery of your electric car?
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