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Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:08 pm
by SageBrush
EVDRIVER wrote:Wow! Not quite LEAF speed but fast.
Not quite 10x LEAF speed. FTFY

Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:25 pm
by golfcart
SageBrush wrote:
DaveinOlyWA wrote:
SageBrush wrote: 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.

I don't see the desire to keep an 8 year old car that is part of emerging technology. I guess we all have a blind side.
Is "emerging" the PC way to say POS when discussing the LEAF ? Because I assure you, my Tesla is a wonderful car today and I expect it to be a wonderful car in 8 years.
I think y'all both have points depending on your use for the car and how long u plan to keep it. I think as a second car/commuter the 40kWh Leaf is a better value just because it's a lot cheaper but as a primary vehicle there is no doubt the Tesla is way more viable especially over the long term.

Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:48 pm
by SageBrush
golfcart wrote: I think as a second car/commuter the 40kWh Leaf is a better value just because it's a lot cheaper but as a primary vehicle there is no doubt the Tesla is way more viable especially over the long term.
That is my opinion too, although for a local car I'm very happy with my $6,300 24 kWh LEAF.

Perhaps in 5 years I'll be able to buy a 40 kWh LEAF for $6,300.

Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:53 pm
by lpickup
SageBrush wrote:
golfcart wrote: I think as a second car/commuter the 40kWh Leaf is a better value just because it's a lot cheaper but as a primary vehicle there is no doubt the Tesla is way more viable especially over the long term.
That is my opinion too, although for a local car I'm very happy with my $6,300 24 kWh LEAF.

Perhaps in 5 years I'll be able to buy a 40 kWh LEAF for $6,300.
Yeah, tried to convince my wife that a LEAF was entirely sufficient for a second car given that we have the LR Model 3 for trips, but she was insistent that she had a car with over 200 miles of range, so we ended up with a Bolt (would have been a Hyundai Kona EV, but her lease ran out before they started selling them--actually she would have gone for a SR Model 3 if the lease was still going!)

Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:09 pm
by SageBrush
lpickup wrote:
SageBrush wrote:
golfcart wrote: I think as a second car/commuter the 40kWh Leaf is a better value just because it's a lot cheaper but as a primary vehicle there is no doubt the Tesla is way more viable especially over the long term.
That is my opinion too, although for a local car I'm very happy with my $6,300 24 kWh LEAF.

Perhaps in 5 years I'll be able to buy a 40 kWh LEAF for $6,300.
Yeah, tried to convince my wife that a LEAF was entirely sufficient for a second car given that we have the LR Model 3 for trips, but she was insistent that she had a car with over 200 miles of range, so we ended up with a Bolt (would have been a Hyundai Kona EV, but her lease ran out before they started selling them--actually she would have gone for a SR Model 3 if the lease was still going!)
My wife took the same stance as yours but we decided to agree to disagree and just the sell the first car someone wanted. The LEAF stayed and the Prius Prime went to a new home. She now is quite pleased with how things turned out since she has adopted the EV lifestyle and appreciates the money saved. She also likes the fact that I no longer come into the house after an oil change.

The Bolt makes for a good choice too if it can be bought cheaply, you live in an area with CCS, and you can stomach GM.

Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:22 am
by golfcart
I'm still kind of angry at Elon for not putting heated seats in the $35k model. It makes me wonder if they actually want to sell any of those or if they just want to say they kept their promise.

Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:40 am
by SageBrush
golfcart wrote:I'm still kind of angry at Elon for not putting heated seats in the $35k model. It makes me wonder if they actually want to sell any of those or if they just want to say they kept their promise.
That caught my attention too, but I would not care about it if I lived in a temperate climate like CA. In fact, I would appreciate not paying for something I would never use. Since CA is a HUGE market for Tesla your argument that demand for that model will be poor reads like sour grapes.

IIRC, a $2,000 upgrade that includes a better interior, heated seats, and a larger battery is offered. That strikes me as the sweet spot in value.

Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:20 am
by golfcart
SageBrush wrote:
golfcart wrote:I'm still kind of angry at Elon for not putting heated seats in the $35k model. It makes me wonder if they actually want to sell any of those or if they just want to say they kept their promise.
That caught my attention too, but I would not care about it if I lived in a temperate climate like CA. In fact, I would appreciate not paying for something I would never use. Since CA is a HUGE market for Tesla your argument that demand for that model will be poor reads like sour grapes.

IIRC, a $2,000 upgrade that includes a better interior, heated seats, and a larger battery is offered. That strikes me as the sweet spot in value.
Of course it's a little bit of sour grapes but I do think they'd prefer to sell the $37k version.

Fair point about California though, the coastal areas probably don't care about heated seats.

Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:31 am
by SageBrush
golfcart wrote:I do think they'd prefer to sell the $37k version.
I'm not sure about that at all. Look at what the customer gets for $2,000:

5.3 second 0 -60 (instead of 5.6)
20 more EPA range miles
12-way *power* adjustable seats
Heated front seats
LED fog-lights
Upgraded Audio
Upgraded interior materials

Re: Official Tesla Model 3 thread

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:56 am
by golfcart
SageBrush wrote:
golfcart wrote:I do think they'd prefer to sell the $37k version.
I'm not sure about that at all. Look at what the customer gets for $2,000:

5.3 second 0 -60 (instead of 5.6)
20 more EPA range miles
12-way *power* adjustable seats
Heated front seats
LED fog-lights
Upgraded Audio
Upgraded interior materials
Why offer it then? Nobody expected that trim.