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irieman 03-11-2016 04:20 AM

Tesla Model 3?
With the rumor mill running full tilt up here in Tesla's back yard, I thought I'd get a thread going for the Tesla Model 3, which just might be my next car. Not like I need anything bigger than my 2-seat, Cooper S Roadster, or can even justify a fancy sedan, or have any chicks or family to impress with a flash ride, or any means on keeping the thing charged at home... But if the subsidized price does get in the 25k-sh range like all the blogs are saying, that's way less than I paid for my MINI, and I'll probably get free parking at work! Because that's how we roll up here. Thoughts?

Lukifer 03-11-2016 12:33 PM

if its anything like the S then I am going to be seriously looking at it.

I test drove the S and really like it, but cant afford the price tag.

risu 03-11-2016 02:12 PM

Is the rendering just a guess?

Saw this on Jalopnik and still no official pics from what I can tell.

I would love an electric car if/when I can afford one. The fiance's mazda3 is great for road trips and longer distance, so this would be great for around town. Also, GA had that big deal on Leafs a couple years ago, so a lot of places have chargers now.

irieman 03-11-2016 08:28 PM

Yeah pretty sure the rendering is a guess. It was the closest one to looking like a real car. :)

werD 03-12-2016 02:30 PM

It looks like a nice piece of kit, worth a look for sure if you can grab incentives for going electric in your state or federal.

I'll be curious to see how soon it really materializes, knowing Tesla's slow pace to produce anything - this vehicle could be available in about five years... :laff:

irieman 03-12-2016 03:47 PM

So true. I can wait though! ;)

Samtrak 03-15-2016 06:01 AM

big Tesla fanboy here.

I've driven the P85 Model S in the canyons and recently gone for a joyride in the P90D Model X. They are nothing short of amazing, especially in ludacris mode. I definitely plan on getting a Model 3 as soon as I can afford one!

irieman 04-01-2016 05:22 AM

if you watched the Model 3 launch/livestream tonight or checked the blogs, you know that over 125,000 have pre-ordered the Tesla Model 3 in the last 24 hours. Somewhere in there is yours truly! And while the ETA for delivery is "the end of 2017" + 120K units, I figure worst case scenario is I let Tesla hold $1000 for me for a couple months in exchange for some cool swag! With the embargo lifted I've updated the original pic with "real" shots of what the production model should look like!

Samtrak 04-01-2016 08:22 PM

We got our pre-order in at 9:30am in Santa Barbara! Hopefully towards the front of the line! I haven't been this excited about a car since I ordered the MINI :) This will hopefully be a great daily driver for us!

I really hope they have a performance mode on the giant screen that minimizes graphics and dims it WAYYY down.

Im super impressed so far. While it usually NOT good to buy the first model year of ANY car, TESLA has done a great job so far and has earned my confidence in them. This should be a homerun! Maybe I'll get one of the first 1000 units!

How bout that satin gray? Pretty dope.

-Nik- 04-03-2016 01:14 AM

My son and I both got our order in on Friday. Seems like a good time to get inline :)


Snip's 04-03-2016 11:26 PM

125,000 preorders x $35,000 per vehicle = $4,375,000,000.00, assuming they can stand the wait and actually go through with the purchase.... Pretty amazing the potential that's built up for that vehicle...

Lukifer 04-04-2016 12:19 PM

And 35k is only the base price.

When i built my model S online (I say my, but i cant afford that) it was 35k over the base price with the options that I wanted.

Snip's 04-04-2016 03:46 PM


In the first 72 hours, Tesla received 276,000 pre-orders for the upcoming Model 3.
I wonder if the other automobile companies are taking notice..... Ahem "No dealer markup" cough cough cough....

VicSkimmr 04-05-2016 03:30 PM

I'm extremely interested in this but I'm going to hold off until they actually get released first.

Samtrak 04-05-2016 09:10 PM

The only option I'm into is the Dual Motor.... vrooom!

I imagine the glass roof will be heavier than a metal roof.

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