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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:21 pm

scottf200 wrote:
dgpcolorado wrote:I wonder if the SR and SR partial premium models are software limited MR batteries? It would make manufacturing much easier and offer the option to open up the battery later for a fee (or when Tesla takes them back as trade-ins).
I'm sure the SR point was already answered in the conference call or another place. It was stated that the battery is different. I googled but couldn't figure out the right keywords to drill down on this specific topic!
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:02 pm

Am I understanding the Tesla page correctly that you need to upgrade to the partial premium interior to get heated seats? Or do the cloth ones come heated but they just don't mention it explicitly?
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:04 pm

golfcart wrote:Am I understanding the Tesla page correctly that you need to upgrade to the partial premium interior to get heated seats?
That is my read.
The $2,000 strikes me as excellent value between the interior upgrades, faster car and 20 miles extra range.
2013 LEAF 'S' Model with QC & rear-view camera
Bought Jan 2017 from N. California
Two years in Colorado, now in NM
03/18: 58 Ahr, 28k miles
11/18: 56.16 Ahr, 30k miles
09/20: 54.3 Ahr; 38k miles
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:20 pm

SageBrush wrote:
golfcart wrote:Am I understanding the Tesla page correctly that you need to upgrade to the partial premium interior to get heated seats?
That is my read.
The $2,000 strikes me as excellent value between the interior upgrades, faster car and 20 miles extra range.
Yes, I agree that is the best value. Unfortunately that would bump it up to $39700 + tax with the silver paint.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:25 pm

golfcart wrote:
SageBrush wrote:
golfcart wrote:Am I understanding the Tesla page correctly that you need to upgrade to the partial premium interior to get heated seats?
That is my read.
The $2,000 strikes me as excellent value between the interior upgrades, faster car and 20 miles extra range.
Yes, I agree that is the best value. Unfortunately that would bump it up to $39700 + tax with the silver paint.
Is there a silver option ? I have to admit, the color pricing scheme has gotten out of hand.
2013 LEAF 'S' Model with QC & rear-view camera
Bought Jan 2017 from N. California
Two years in Colorado, now in NM
03/18: 58 Ahr, 28k miles
11/18: 56.16 Ahr, 30k miles
09/20: 54.3 Ahr; 38k miles
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:37 pm

SageBrush wrote:
golfcart wrote:
SageBrush wrote: That is my read.
The $2,000 strikes me as excellent value between the interior upgrades, faster car and 20 miles extra range.
Yes, I agree that is the best value. Unfortunately that would bump it up to $39700 + tax with the silver paint.
Is there a silver option ? I have to admit, the color pricing scheme has gotten out of hand.
I guess it's more of a gray not silver, I just don't like black cars. I'd have to get gray/silver, blue, or white.

I'm also in a personal property tax City (4% of assessed value over $20k + 2% of under $20k assessed value annually) which makes the higher resale of the Tesla a bad thing for me.

The more I look at the budget the more the 2018 SV fire sale looks like the way to go... It's enough range under warranty for 8 years and I don't have to spend $1500 to get a color I like.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:53 pm

golfcart wrote: The more I look at the budget the more the 2018 SV fire sale looks like the way to go... It's enough range under warranty for 8 years and I don't have to spend $1500 to get a color I like.
But then you get to spend that amount *again* in 8 years. And at least for the first 8 years you have a hobbled car that is only good for local duties.

I don't see the value.
2013 LEAF 'S' Model with QC & rear-view camera
Bought Jan 2017 from N. California
Two years in Colorado, now in NM
03/18: 58 Ahr, 28k miles
11/18: 56.16 Ahr, 30k miles
09/20: 54.3 Ahr; 38k miles
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:13 pm

SageBrush wrote:
golfcart wrote: The more I look at the budget the more the 2018 SV fire sale looks like the way to go... It's enough range under warranty for 8 years and I don't have to spend $1500 to get a color I like.
But then you get to spend that amount *again* in 8 years. And at least for the first 8 years you have a hobbled car that is only good for local duties.

I don't see the value.
It's half the price for that 8 years, that's the value. And there's no reason to believe I couldn't get 10+ out of the car it's not like I'll be at 8 bars the day the warranty expires.

I get your point I just think for my situation I could drive it for a decade then give it to the kid.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:34 am

golfcart wrote:
SageBrush wrote:
golfcart wrote: The more I look at the budget the more the 2018 SV fire sale looks like the way to go... It's enough range under warranty for 8 years and I don't have to spend $1500 to get a color I like.
But then you get to spend that amount *again* in 8 years. And at least for the first 8 years you have a hobbled car that is only good for local duties.

I don't see the value.
It's half the price for that 8 years, that's the value. And there's no reason to believe I couldn't get 10+ out of the car it's not like I'll be at 8 bars the day the warranty expires.

I get your point I just think for my situation I could drive it for a decade then give it to the kid.


If you have a good warranty, So far replaced on my 3 in 4 months:

Steering wheel
Turn signal control
Entire passenger seat (barely used)
Entire upper dash

Stay tuned,.

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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:59 am

EVDRIVER wrote: If you have a good warranty, So far replaced on my 3 in 4 months:

Steering wheel
Turn signal control
Entire passenger seat (barely used)
Entire upper dash

Stay tuned,.
For the turn signal control, I'm guessing you had this problem: https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads ... le.129414/.

Woah on the rest of the things.

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