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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:11 pm

Whatever the production numbers are forecast to be, the reality is incredible, at least to me. I was not one of those who reserved in April two years ago. However, as time passed we did decide we would sell our 2012 LEAF SL and get a Model 3. So I reserved in mid-April of THIS year, and I am to take delivery July 19, next Thursday and only 3 months from registration to delivery. This is considerably faster than the 22 month register-to-delivery time of my LEAF. Could not be more pleased! After a few days to get used to the new baby, its predecessor LEAF will be on the market.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:51 pm

SalisburySam wrote:Whatever the production numbers are forecast to be, the reality is incredible, at least to me. I was not one of those who reserved in April two years ago. However, as time passed we did decide we would sell our 2012 LEAF SL and get a Model 3. So I reserved in mid-April of THIS year, and I am to take delivery July 19, next Thursday and only 3 months from registration to delivery. This is considerably faster than the 22 month register-to-delivery time of my LEAF. Could not be more pleased! After a few days to get used to the new baby, its predecessor LEAF will be on the market.

Congrats. NC is really starting to get covered in SuperChargers. Happy to see that as it may be a retirement location in the future.

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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:52 am

Looks like Munro is liking the engineering more and more.
https://youtu.be/pAS-yjWj9DY
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:12 pm

Now he is changing his tune as so many others are, at least he admits he was wrong.

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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:58 pm

For the first time since December 2011 I am no longer a LEAF owner. Took delivery of my Tesla Model 3 on Friday the 13th.

There are definitely some things that will take awhile to get used to (mainly the lack of an "off" button--you just get out of the car and walk away); and some things I will miss about the LEAF experience. I really liked the ability to easily switch in and out of B mode in my 2016. I would say that the standard regen on the Model 3 is about on par (maybe slightly more aggressive) than B mode on the LEAF, and while I certainly appreciate B mode in heavy traffic, it also requires more foot time on the accelerator during normal traffic, so I will probably drive with low regen on the Model 3 and forego the one pedal driving experience. Maybe I can figure out a voice command or one of the steering wheel thingies can be used to adjust between regen levels. Or more probably I'll just put it into autopilot in heavy traffic and let the car do the right thing.

At any rate, the one thing I have not really even looked at, much less cared about, is the headliner/trim material. :D
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:17 pm

“A symphony of engineering.”

After 4,000 miles I agree. It’s a tremendous product.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:21 pm

mtndrew1 wrote:“A symphony of engineering.”

After 4,000 miles I agree. It’s a tremendous product.

My Model 3 is at ~ 3500 miles. It is almost everything I want in a car, and I'm pretty sure updates will cover a quibble I have.

I'm delighted with the car and think it is worth every penny. Time will tell if it lasts the 15 years I want out of it.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:34 pm

If they’re really building 5,000 Model 3s a week and really have a 25%+ gross margin on them then Tesla has a bright future ahead, provided someone disables Elon’s Twitter.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:00 pm

mtndrew1 wrote:If they’re really building 5,000 Model 3s a week and really have a 25%+ gross margin on them then Tesla has a bright future ahead, provided someone disables Elon’s Twitter.

Yeah, what the hell had he been smoking when he called that cave diver who was heavily involved in the Thailand rescue a "pedo" on absolutely no evidence?!?! I'm not a cave diver but I know people who are, and it's the most dangerous type of diving that requires the most extensive training, rigorous practice and equipment prep to do safely, so I can understand why an experienced diver wouldn't want to be screwing around with some ad hoc tech ginned up on the spur of the moment.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:57 pm

mtndrew1 wrote:If they’re really building 5,000 Model 3s a week and really have a 25%+ gross margin on them then Tesla has a bright future ahead, provided someone disables Elon’s Twitter.


Agree on the Twitter part.
Tesla isn’t currently making a 25% margin on 3s. I believe the Munro numbers depends upon production of 10k/week and a stable production factory.
3rd quarter, I expect a 10% , margin. Once they get the production lines ironed out and optimized, I expect we will see something closer to 20%-25%.
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