edatoakrun wrote:[b][size=150]Tesla Model 3 Falls Short of a CR Recommendation
Replying to @elonmusk @ElectrekCo and @FredericLambert
Also, Consumer Reports has an early production car. Model 3 now has improved ride comfort, lower wind noise & many other small improvements. Will request that they test current production
EatsShootsandLeafs wrote:I'd bet my life somebody has that $1k accruing interest this very minute. Some people are desperate to "own a tesla" and will go to truly idiotic lengths to achieve it. Case in point:
EVDRIVER wrote:... Every person I know that reserved with the intent to get a SR model has decided to get an LR model...
lpickup wrote:You [Ed] keep saying that Tesla hasn't produced a $35K vehicle...
lpickup wrote: ...But you also say that they never will, which I think will most likely turn out to be false...
lpickup wrote:...They will produce one (a $35K vehicle) if only because the cost of the battery will fall enough to make it very doable.
SageBrush wrote:...That milestone ($35K vehicle) is a couple months away...
scottf200 wrote:scottf200 wrote:
Via Twitter and https://insideevs.com/musk-provides-tim ... a-model-3/
edatoakrun wrote:lpickup wrote: ...But you also say that they never will, which I think will most likely turn out to be false...
No, I have not. Please refrain from inventing statements from others in your comments.
edatoakrun wrote:lpickup wrote:...They will produce one (a $35K vehicle) if only because the cost of the battery will fall enough to make it very doable.
Unless TSLA suffers financial failure or the model 3 succumbs to obsolescence first, preventing this from happening, that is likely.
edatoakrun wrote:The only surprise in last night's event, was that there were no surprises...OrientExpress wrote:Big takeaways, first cars are $44K.
$35K will get you a black car with black cloth interior....
When and if TSLA starts to build them:...The base Tesla Model 3 was confirmed to have a price of $35,000...with deliveries to start in the Fall/November 2017...
And if production is not quickly terminated due to "lack of demand", which you may recall was the excuse given by TSLA after having sold only a handful of the "~$50k" versions of the S.
edatoakrun wrote:lpickup wrote:You [Ed] keep saying that Tesla hasn't produced a $35K vehicle...
Actually, what I have said (see above) is that TSLA has not delivered a model 3 yet for less than $50,000...
cwerdna wrote:https://www.autoblog.com/2018/05/21/tesla-model-3-consumer-reports-edmunds/ (Consumer Reports, Edmunds observe significant problems with Tesla Model 3 test cars) has a pointer to https://www.edmunds.com/tesla/model-3/2 ... -2018.html. The latter looks pretty bad.
Elon replied tonight to CR's inconsistent braking results: https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/998777288559755264. So, that's good news if that's all it takes.
Unrelated (as I posted elsewhere), Bloomberg Surveillance had some really weird reporting Sunday night/early in Monday morning about the AWD Tesla Model 3 announcement. They kept calling it a "price hike" and said things like the Model 3 will "now cost buyers nearly $80,000". And, "what does the hike mean for Musk and his vision?" They kept repeating weird crap about a "price hike" about every 30 minutes when they'd do their news recaps.
Uhh... it's not a "price hike". The $49K car still costs $49K. Just because a $78K version came out doesn't == price hike.
Don't know if they were clueless, confused or Tesla actually prodded them to say that (for optics w/investors).
I'm saving the recording on my TiVo, for now. Maybe I'll put up a that brief soundbite on YouTube along w/some commentary (to hopefully make it fair use).
SageBrush wrote:I showed that video to my wife. We both wondered why banks would give a student a $50k loan for a car.
I can only imagine the lenders were swayed by his job prospects (in nursing ?) after he graduates, but it still means that the country is full steam ahead into easy credit. How short are memories are.