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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:04 am

SageBrush wrote: Is there a silver option ? I have to admit, the color pricing scheme has gotten out of hand.
There was "metallic silver" option which was real silver but that retired. I know some folks w/that color of 3 and that would by my #1 choice of color. I'm unclear if it can be ordered at all at this point, now that it's "off menu".

There still is the "Midnight Silver Metallic" marketing name for $1500 extra and that's dark grey to me (a guy in my group has that) and not silver. That is NOT a color I would want on a car. It's near the bottom of my color choices. I passed on a used '13 Leaf of that color partly for that reason and bought a used blue one, which is what my leased one was, as well.

(My new Bolt is silver (Silver Ice Metallic) and it cost nothing extra. Bolt Premier has 3 available colors that more $395 more. The other 6 colors don't cost extra.)

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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:15 am

cwerdna wrote:
SageBrush wrote: Is there a silver option ? I have to admit, the color pricing scheme has gotten out of hand.
There was "metallic silver" option which was real silver but that retired. I know some folks w/that color of 3 and that would by my #1 choice of color. I'm unclear if it can be ordered at all at this point, now that it's "off menu".

There still is the "Midnight Silver Metallic" marketing name for $1500 extra and that's dark grey to me (a guy in my group has that) and not silver.
I know silver *used* to be an option -- I own a silver Model 3. :D
FWIW, I think the blue looks a lot better than the photos, and the dark grey is a surprise to me: it was the color of my Prius Prime and not only did it look pretty good, it did not get anywhere near as hot as a black car would.

As for the prices scheme -- meh.
Tesla has reached $36k price for the Model 3 SR but they wanted to say $35k so they tacked on an extra $1k to most colors.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:38 am

Nissan is actually having some pretty solid incentives for leasing the 40kWh in my area right now. I might just lease a Leaf for $200 a month then see what the used EPlus and Model 3 are going for in 2022. That'll also hedge against Eplus battery issues and Tesla manufacturing issues.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:44 am

The signal was a known issue atnd a firmware fix helped but they agreed to replace it. The dash and steering wheel were cosmetic and minor but they had no issue replacing them. The seat had a small noise in retraction and it was determined to be a bad or damaged track so they repacked the entire seat as the track could not be done alone. I was offered a model s loaner but I took $100 Lyft credit per day. Car was cleaned, charged and firmware was upgraded as usual. The entire process was easy and the updates on every item were via text as requested. The best service experience ever. My car was an early build but had no paint defects or panel issues.

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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:53 am

Good to hear your overall service experience was good. But to see that many components replaced in the first year is just not acceptable for a $40K / $50K vehicle. With Tesla dropping their prices every month, I'm definitely considering getting rid of the last gas car and getting a MR M3. The main thing holding me back is as they continue to increase their production rate, I don't know if they can continue to reduce their quality issues...and likewise increase their service availability (centers, mobile) to an acceptable level.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:27 am

jdcbomb wrote: The main thing holding me back is as they continue to increase their production rate, I don't know if they can continue to reduce their quality issues...and likewise increase their service availability (centers, mobile) to an acceptable level.
I definitely share these concerns, I'm still a little skeptical of mobile service times and the nearest center is 1h 45m drive.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:55 am

golfcart wrote:Nissan is actually having some pretty solid incentives for leasing the 40kWh in my area right now. I might just lease a Leaf for $200 a month then see what the used EPlus and Model 3 are going for in 2022. That'll also hedge against Eplus battery issues and Tesla manufacturing issues.
A 2-3 year LEAF at $200 a month sounds like a very good way to go. IF it really is $200 a month when all is said and done.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:07 pm

SageBrush wrote:
cwerdna wrote:
SageBrush wrote: Is there a silver option ? I have to admit, the color pricing scheme has gotten out of hand.
There was "metallic silver" option which was real silver but that retired. I know some folks w/that color of 3 and that would by my #1 choice of color. I'm unclear if it can be ordered at all at this point, now that it's "off menu".

There still is the "Midnight Silver Metallic" marketing name for $1500 extra and that's dark grey to me (a guy in my group has that) and not silver.
I know silver *used* to be an option -- I own a silver Model 3. :D
FWIW, I think the blue looks a lot better than the photos, and the dark grey is a surprise to me: it was the color of my Prius Prime and not only did it look pretty good, it did not get anywhere near as hot as a black car would.
To each his/her own about the colors. There are over 200 Teslas in our EV/PHEV registry at my work at a pretty large % of them are 3's.

The dark grey is still a very low on my list color to me. Have seen it plenty of times in person. No way I'd pay $1500 extra for that. Blue isn't terrible, but not something I'd want to pay $1500 extra for. I'd rather have white for another $500, but the $2K extra in total for white is ridiculous compared to what at least non-luxury car makers charge for certain colors.

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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:39 pm

golfcart wrote:I definitely share these concerns, I'm still a little skeptical of mobile service times and the nearest center is 1h 45m drive.
That is quite close by my standards, since the nearest service center is 300 miles and a lot of mountains away. However, I have been very pleased with mobile service — having the work done in my garage by a ranger is way more convenient than making a two day trip over the mountains, and setting it up by text message is really easy. I also tend to learn a lot because I can watch the ranger work on my car.

My next service visit will be when mobile service gets replacement passenger side air bag inflators in for the Takata recall — they have done older cars and are now moving on to 2014 and 2015 builds (the limiting factor for Tesla, and other car brands, is the supply of replacement inflators). No need to make the long trek to the service center for that.

cwerdna wrote:...The dark grey is still a very low on my list color to me. Have seen it plenty of times in person. No way I'd pay $1500 extra for that. Blue isn't terrible, but not something I'd want to pay $1500 extra for. I'd rather have white for another $500, but the $2K extra in total for white is ridiculous compared to what at least non-luxury car makers charge for certain colors.
I think that the grey is pretty ugly but it is quite popular, go figure! As you likely know, plain white used to be a base color — it's what I have — but Tesla eliminated it; likely because (in my opinion) it was too popular and they wanted more people to pony up for an extra cost color.

For those who don't like the very limited Tesla color palette and the extra cost, you could always wrap or dip the car. It would also be an additional cost but you could then select any color you wanted and could change it from time to time.
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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:44 pm

jdcbomb wrote:Good to hear your overall service experience was good. But to see that many components replaced in the first year is just not acceptable for a $40K / $50K vehicle. With Tesla dropping their prices every month, I'm definitely considering getting rid of the last gas car and getting a MR M3. The main thing holding me back is as they continue to increase their production rate, I don't know if they can continue to reduce their quality issues...and likewise increase their service availability (centers, mobile) to an acceptable level.
My 3 hasn't had any issues in 8 months - unlike the second Leaf I had. Even my old Maxima had issues in the beginning. I bet the quality is better now than 8 months back.

BTW, they'll not have any more price cuts. If anything, I expect slight price increases (or may be the $35k SR will go away, with Musk saying the take rate was very low) - esp. as tax credit gets phased out.
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