Tesla Model III (3, Three) $35k


#61

I likes it :smiley:


#62

I could live with a Model S, and a vintage 930. Maybe more realistically these Model 3s once i see one in person.


#63

I’ll be LSx swpping my E36 this winter and maybe adding a little FI to the viper its ok. :wink:


#64

Looks like there are some rumors of a second affordable car to hit the market with the Model 3. Unconfirmed at the moment, but that would pretty awesome to see a sub 6 figure crossover/SUV come out at the same time as the 3.

Wonder if it was just a joke or he jumped the gun.


#65

Who knows what he was trying to do, probably just build hype. The Model 3 should be shown soon so we’ll see.


#66

SOON.

Along with the excitement and anticipation for Model 3, we know everyone has a few questions. Here are the details so that you know what to expect both on March 31st when reservations open and in the months ahead before you take delivery of your Model 3.

Reservations for Model 3 begin on March 31st worldwide. Reservation amounts in each currency can be found here. There are two ways to make a reservation. The first, which will allow you to get a better spot in the queue, is to visit your local Tesla store when it opens on March 31st. Find your closest Tesla store here. The second is to make a reservation online at Tesla.com when the live unveil starts at 8:30pm PT.

In order to be as fair as possible, there will be a different queue for each region. And as a thank you to our current owners, existing customers will get priority in each region.

Model 3 production is scheduled to begin in late 2017. When production begins, we will begin deliveries in North America starting on the West Coast, moving east. As we continue to ramp production, we will begin deliveries in Europe, APAC and right-hand drive markets. It is not possible to ship to all regions simultaneously because regulators in each part of the world have slightly different production requirements. Staggering deliveries in this way also allows us to provide the best possible customer experience.

We recognize that everyone wants to get their Model 3 as quickly as possible. Our overarching goal is to maximize total customer happiness within the bounds of what is physically possible.

Tune in to the Model 3 unveil on March 31st at 8:30pm PT on Tesla.com. We can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on.

https://www.teslamotors.com/blog/reserving-model-3


#67

If you put down a deposit on March 31st, you should get your car around September of 2018. Yes, 2.5 years.


#68

Yep. Which means I’m out for getting one, but I’m still very interesting in this car.


#69

that’s crazy but i can still see there being tens of thousands of people willing to do so.


#70

Really?


#71

There’s a couple manufacturers putting BIG BIG BIG BIG commitments and time into BEV vehicles. Ones with 300-400 mile ranges and the ability to charge in minutes. By the time these vehicles hit their new owners, these other manufactures will be a year or so away from announcing major strides and at a cheaper price.

Either way, the model 3 is pretty sweet. :tup:

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Yeah, they are distributing them on the west coast and working their way east. By the time it hits Buffalo, it’ll be the start of the 18-19 NFL season, lol.


#72

I like that, however I’m liking the ~700 mile range of the 2016 RR TD6 more :eekdance:


#73

Yeah, I saw that. Pretty cool for sure. But after reading, these three acronyms scare me: SCR, DEF, DPF.


#74

Good. Job security.

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Get an XC90 plug in. So classy.


#75

I was being sold on a Volvo the other day… never thought i’d live to see it.


#76

True, but it’s not my favorite.


#77

Very well.

Has anybody observed the giant panel gaps on Teslas? The Model X rear hatch has a giant gap and some of the others are irregular. Maybe they will figure it out by the Model 3.


#78

I was actually blown away by how good the panel fitment was on the last P90D I was around.


#79

Despite their logo Volvo just isn’t masculine enough. Certainly they don’t make alpha-male vehicles. Maybe hip-hop culture can change things over time, but until then team Edward can enjoy the understated refinement.

I honestly never looked, I’ll have to pay attention to it. I’ve yet to be in an X.


#80

Well, as you know I’m a homosexual so I enjoy Volvo’s understated design language. Escalades make me think of my last Uber ride and Range Rovers make me think of the Kardashians. It might be part of living in SE Michigan too – a lot of annoying folks drive typical luxury cars in these parts. Not that they’re all actually annoying…

I do get to drive most new hybrid and electric vehicles for work. That’s when I noticed the awful panel gaps that no traditional automaker would get away with. The XC90 is my favorite so far,

Anyway, can I say that Teslas might be the gayest car ever, aside from a Buick Riviera? Okay, bye.