(Topic ID: 184461)

Who is in on Tesla model 3 ?

By pinballrockstar

2 years ago

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“Are you in on the model 3?”

  • Hell yes! 50 votes
  • I am considering! 75 votes
  • Hard to part with fossil fuel 13 votes
  • I don't care about my carbon footprint 74 votes
  • No 135 votes

(347 votes)

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#1371 1 year ago

There are a few model 3’s on CL already. For $50-60k you could pick one up today.

austin.craigslist.org link

(This guy claims to have 2 for sale)

austin.craigslist.org link

11 months later
#2625 86 days ago

Do any M3 owners have regrets about not getting an S?

How long did it take you to get used to just having the large center display?

#2627 86 days ago
Quoted from DruTheFu:

I've had my M3 since January of 2018. I have ZERO regrets. I got the exact M3 i wanted, and if I were to have got the S I would have wanted, it would of been much more pricey. Just please, do yourself a favor and tint the windows as soon as you can.
As for the center display, you get used to the minimalist concept pretty quick. It's almost confusing to have to look all over the place on the dashes of my other vehicles. And during night driving, it's nice to not have the dash lights in the direct line of sight.

Are there any options that are must-have or others that you’d advise against?

Very dark tint all the way around is always a must for us.

#2635 86 days ago
Quoted from OnTheSnap:

I own a model 3 performance, along with a P100D Model X. I love both cars, but the M3P is 100x more fun to drive.
Vs a Model S - Well the M3P has far superior handling, and is the most insane goKart fun I've ever had with a car (I've been a porsche guy up until we switched to Tesla's). The cargo space is nice in Model S. if you need it, it's a great option. otherwise the Model 3 is more advance and more fun to drive.
Now the new long range Model S does change things a bit. At 370 miles it's the longest range sedan in existence. So if you need the best range, it's another reason to go with a Model S.

That’s good feedback, thanks!

I had been looking at slightly used PxxD’s thinking they were the way to go. I’ll schedule some time to drive a M3 when it gets closer to time to buy.

Would you consider the performance option or dual-motor a must have on the M3?

#2650 85 days ago

I’ll never understand why people revel in bashing a company that’s changing the future in so many different areas while employing thousand of Americans.

#2653 84 days ago

Gas is heading up to $3-$4 per gallon again. Hopefully it helps drive the demand for electric cars.

1 week later
#2712 77 days ago

Does anyone have a model x? If so, how do you like it?

#2721 76 days ago

One example of electric power progress is the TT zero race at the Isle of Man TT.

The first race for the electric bikes was held in 2010 where the winner’s average speed was 96 mph. Last year the winner averaged 122 mph. There has been a steady increase in speed every year.

The top petrol bikes are in the 13x mph range over 6 laps.

It will be interesting to see how long it will be until they start doing multiple laps on the e-bikes.

#2726 75 days ago
Quoted from angus:

We had one, but traded it for an S. I loved it. My wife really liked it, but hated that everytime she drove it people wanted to stop and talk to her about it, especially if she opened the falcon-wing doors. It didn't handle as well as the S, but I liked all the features on it like the auto closing door when you stepped on the brake. But it was her car so we traded. And I love the S, just not quite as much as the X. Anything else in particular you wanted to know?

I had a feeling the falcon wing doors would be frequent topic of conversation. Our son would probably feel like he’s exiting a space ship when he gets dropped off at school.

Whichever Tesla we get will have grocery store/soccer mom duty as well as short road trips across TX.

We have never ridden in a Tesla, just sat in an S, 3 and X at the Austin store.

I’ve been thinking about using Turo and renting someone’s Tesla for a day to see how we like it.

3 weeks later
#2779 52 days ago

Isn’t every manufacturer eligible for the same tax rebates as Tesla?

Would crony capitalism apply to all sports teams that had their stadiums built by tax payers, billion dollar corporations that paid an effective tax rate of 0%, companies that were deemed “too big to fail”, or companies benefitting from tariffs?

Let’s get back to the Tesla pics!

#2836 46 days ago

We test drove a model X yesterday. It was our first Tesla to drive and we were very impressed.

I do all of the maintenance on our vehicles and can’t wait to ditch an ICE car for an electric.

#2841 43 days ago
Quoted from jawjaw:

Not having to deal with gas stations would be cool. My VW has a small gas tank and even though it gets good mpg's, I have to fill up frequently. Still, it only takes literally 2 minutes to pull over, fill up, and get back on the road. Same for oil changes. It would be great to not have that hassle but hardly a selling point imo. I use synthetic and only need to change oil a few times a year. Most cars can easily do 200,000 miles with basic maintenance. Anything that does go wrong is typically easy to fix in any shop. I don't know if that is true for Tesla's. I heard stories that it can be tough to get parts and you have to get work done in a Tesla approved shop. Minor damage from an accident can amount to huge repair bills.

It would be interesting to see your VW’s recommenced maintenance for the first 200k from the dealer, and the associated costs added up.

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