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Old 08-10-2017, 09:45 AM   #1
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Tesla 3

I'm actually shocked this hasn't been started yet....

Anyone thinking of making the switch in a few years?

For me personally I think the Tesla 3 w/ 70KW (BASE - no other options) would be perfect. Ideally I will grab one in 2020-2021 and get something slightly used to keep the price down to around 30k. My GTI will be about 9 years old with 80-90k.
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Old 08-10-2017, 11:24 AM   #2
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Nope. I don't have anything against electric, but after driving a Model S I have no interest at all in any of Tesla's products.
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Old 08-10-2017, 11:32 AM   #3
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Nope. I don't have anything against electric, but after driving a Model S I have no interest at all in any of Tesla's products.
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Old 08-10-2017, 12:09 PM   #4
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The interior sucked, the build quality sucked, the driving dynamics sucked. I understand what you're paying for, but as a car it's less than the sum of its parts.

It was quiet, though, and the instant torque is pretty fun.
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Old 08-11-2017, 02:01 AM   #5
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tesla 3 opinion

the model 3 is definitely good option for the brand b/c of the cheaper price, but consider all that you can get in another car for that same price, that may not be provided in this smaller model.

it does have it's benefits and I recently read an article on how Tesla cars retain their value more than other manufacturers, and are more trusted vehicles in general.
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Old 08-11-2017, 02:17 AM   #6
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The interior sucked, the build quality sucked
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I've never driven one, but checked one out at the auto show a few years back and thought it was pretty cheap/crappy for the $80k or whatever price tag
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:04 AM   #7
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Something else to bear in mind - they're struggling with build quality and QC on 40,000 units a year for the models S and X. If they don't address their issues soon, that's only going to get worse when they ramp up Model 3 production to 20,000 per month. If you're looking to buy one, I'd wait a few years to see if they can get their issues ironed out.
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:49 AM   #8
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Hard to say. I'm not going to be among the first buyers but will keep my eye on their feedback. Though by 2020 some are already going to introduce self-driving cars https://tranio.com/world/spotlight/s...y-market_5354/ and it will be quite a game changer. Dunno what to make of it, probably I'll stick to what I have for a time being
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Something else to bear in mind - they're struggling with build quality and QC on 40,000 units a year for the models S and X. If they don't address their issues soon, that's only going to get worse when they ramp up Model 3 production to 20,000 per month. If you're looking to buy one, I'd wait a few years to see if they can get their issues ironed out.
I agree on waiting 100%. Always better to let someone else play guinea pig. I'm hoping that by keeping the 3 barebones it should help avoid too many pitfalls.

Of course the VW ID concept looks pretty promising too...
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i just cant wait for Elon sending people to Mars. To bad were about ~40-50 years to early for the colonization of mars.
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I want to see the model 3 p100d that thing must be crazy fast. If they ever make it.
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Old 08-11-2017, 12:33 PM   #12
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I want to see the model 3 p100d that thing must be crazy fast. If they ever make it.
They won't, not enough space.
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Old 08-13-2017, 11:02 AM   #13
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I like the model 3 in theory...but it sounds like they are at least 2 years away from finishing the exisiting orders. Assuming things go well, I might consider a base one as well. Don't need the glass roof or fancy trim. If you've driven the K1 go karts or the like, the instant torque is very addicting. RWD would be a bonus in my book. My only concern is the life of the battery, considering how existing lithium ion batteries don't last. 8 year warranty is nice but I imagine the replacements are expensive.
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I like the model 3 in theory...but it sounds like they are at least 2 years away from finishing the exisiting orders. Assuming things go well, I might consider a base one as well. Don't need the glass roof or fancy trim. If you've driven the K1 go karts or the like, the instant torque is very addicting. RWD would be a bonus in my book. My only concern is the life of the battery, considering how existing lithium ion batteries don't last. 8 year warranty is nice but I imagine the replacements are expensive.
From what I've read, if you properly charge the battery (i.e. 85% max and only 100% for road trips) and don't fully drain it, they should theoretically last 300-400K.
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