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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:56 pm

I also configured my 3 last Wednesday in Red with all options. They say delivery is in 4 weeks, so I'm hopeful for a great Holiday this year...

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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:57 am

All options ordered except self-driving and larger wheels.

Blue.

Model 3 number two will be white.

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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:38 pm

edatoakrun wrote:Model 3 is one of three BEVs MT is considering for COTY, so we can assume that TSLA has already loaned them one for testing, or will soon.

http://www.motortrend.com/news/2018-mot ... roduction/

MT doesn't seem to have overly positive opinions of the other two BEVs in contention, the 2018 LEAF and Ioniq (BEV and HEV, no test of PHEV version:

http://www.motortrend.com/news/nissan-l ... contender/

http://www.motortrend.com/news/hyundai- ... contender/


Nope, but the 3 was the only BEV that did make it to the final four:

ALFA ROMEO GIULIA IS THE 2018 MOTOR TREND CAR OF THE YEAR


Il Campione: This Italian sensation reminds us that driving can indeed be joyous...

When seeing the strength of the 2018 COTY field, some readers might feel our choice of the Alfa Romeo seems out of left field. The Honda Accord, Kia Stinger, and Tesla Model 3 all make strong plays for top honors...

http://www.motortrend.com/news/alfa-rom ... f174488221

And in fact, the Accord is probably a much more serious competitors to the model 3 as a potential mass-market vehicle, than the GIULIA, the Stinger, or the BMW model 3.

Speaking of which, the Stinger (highly-optioned) is actually the most direct competitor to the model 3 in size and performance, at considerably lower cost, and with the additional utility of a proper GT hatch.

Now if Kia would only make the same efforts in a BEV...

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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:09 pm

edatoakrun wrote:Nope, but the 3 was the only BEV that did make it to the final four:

ALFA ROMEO GIULIA IS THE 2018 MOTOR TREND CAR OF THE YEAR


Il Campione: This Italian sensation reminds us that driving can indeed be joyous...

When seeing the strength of the 2018 COTY field, some readers might feel our choice of the Alfa Romeo seems out of left field. The Honda Accord, Kia Stinger, and Tesla Model 3 all make strong plays for top honors...

http://www.motortrend.com/news/alfa-rom ... f174488221

And in fact, the Accord is probably a much more serious competitors to the model 3 as a potential mass-market vehicle, than the GIULIA, the Stinger, or the BMW model 3

Speaking of which, the Stinger is actually the most direct competitor to the model 3 in size and performance, at considerably lower cost and with the additional utility of a proper GT hatch.

Now if Kia would only make the same efforts in a BEV....

It sounds like Kia is finally learning how to make a good handling car, after first learning how to make a good car. Nice looking too, even if I don't care for their grills. I generally prefer the looks of their Hyundai siblings.

But, an Alfa without a stick? No. Just no. I don't care how good the paddle shifters are, it's still an automatic. One of the joys of driving a good handling car with decent performance is the melding of the driver and the machine in perfect coordination. Automatics with paddle shifters have taken over F1 for good reason, but that doesn't mean a car meant to be driven fast for pleasure should have one. Looks wise, it's nice. When I was a kid a friend's father had a 1600 Giulia Sprint GT coupe, and I still think the 1600/1750/2000 coupes were some of the best looking cars ever designed. They looked like they were sitting back a bit on their haunches as if they were accelerating even when stationary: Image
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:01 pm

Via IEVS:
BREAKING: Tesla Model 3 Gets Official EPA Range Rating Of 310 Miles Combined, 322 City
https://insideevs.com/breaking-tesla-model-3-long-range-official-epa-rating/

. . . Below are the official figures from the EPA’s internal database. Noted is city range of 321.9 miles and highway range of 295.5 miles. Combined range works out to 310 miles (the same figures Tesla’s been noting all along), but that figure was “voluntarily lowered” by the automaker. This is actually quite common on Tesla vehicles.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:51 am

InsideEVs (https://insideevs.com/) reports today 712 M3 YTD deliveries. As usual for Tesla numbers from InsideEVs, the most likely
actual is closer to 800-900. Still though, Tesla will fall far short for the 2017 M3 guidance, e.g. "5K per week by the end of 2017",
https://electrek.co/2017/07/03/tesla-model-3-production-ramp-up/. Could it be that Elon is allocating some M3 factory production
now for the imaginary "semi" to obtain needed cash flow in the form of reservations, i.e. why even produce & deliver unprofitable M3s
and have to deal with the Osborne Effect?
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:44 pm

Saw my 2nd Model 3 in the wild a couple of days ago, so deliveries appear to be picking up steam.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:48 pm

I have seen two Model 3s in the wild this weekend, a dark grey one exiting with me off the 405 on Friday night and I just saw a red one on the 110/105 interchange. Both had the base wheels and “zero emissions” Tesla new delivery tags. Beautiful cars and I can’t wait for mine.

That makes five I’ve seen in total but two in the last three days caught me off guard. The ramp seems to be accelerating.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:05 pm

GRA wrote:Saw my 2nd Model 3 in the wild a couple of days ago, so deliveries appear to be picking up steam.


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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:52 pm

mtndrew1 wrote:I have seen two Model 3s in the wild this weekend, a dark grey one exiting with me off the 405 on Friday night and I just saw a red one on the 110/105 interchange. Both had the base wheels and “zero emissions” Tesla new delivery tags. Beautiful cars and I can’t wait for mine.

That makes five I’ve seen in total but two in the last three days caught me off guard. The ramp seems to be accelerating.


I'd not seen any in the wild until this week. Saw a blue one on Wednesday on my morning commute, and then a grey one on Thursday on the commute. They are starting to get out it seems.
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