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$35k Model 3 now available

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:06 pm
by Lothsahn
Tesla launched the $35k Model 3! Available on the website:
220 miles, 130 mph, 5.6 0-60
Only available in black, standard interior, short range, RWD. Other colors or options raise the price. Available in 2-4 weeks, at least according to the website.

Re: $35k Model 3 now available

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:11 pm
by jlv
Not sure why you start a new Model 3 thread...

Re: $35k Model 3 now available

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:43 pm
by iPlug
Excellent news.

Re: $35k Model 3 now available

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:06 pm
by scottf200
https://www.tesla.com/blog/35000-tesla- ... ilable-now

$35,000 Tesla Model 3 Available Now

The Tesla Team February 28, 2019

We are incredibly excited to announce that the standard Model 3, with 220 miles of range, a top speed of 130 mph and 0-60 mph acceleration of 5.6 seconds is now available at $35,000! Although lower in cost, it is built to achieve the same perfect 5-star safety rating as the longer-ranged version, which has the lowest probability of injury of any car ever tested by the U.S. Government.

In addition, we are introducing the Model 3 Standard Range Plus, which offers 240 miles of range, a top speed of 140 mph, 0-60 mph acceleration of just 5.3 seconds and most premium interior features at $37,000 before incentives. For 6% more money, you get 9% more range, more power, and an upgraded interior.

To achieve these prices while remaining financially sustainable, Tesla is shifting sales worldwide to online only. You can now buy a Tesla in North America via your phone in about 1 minute, and that capability will soon be extended worldwide. We are also making it much easier to try out and return a Tesla, so that a test drive prior to purchase isn’t needed. You can now return a car within 7 days or 1,000 miles for a full refund. Quite literally, you could buy a Tesla, drive several hundred miles for a weekend road trip with friends and then return it for free. With the highest consumer satisfaction score of any car on the road, we are confident you will want to keep your Model 3.

Shifting all sales online, combined with other ongoing cost efficiencies, will enable us to lower all vehicle prices by about 6% on average, allowing us to achieve the $35,000 Model 3 price point earlier than we expected. Over the next few months, we will be winding down many of our stores, with a small number of stores in high-traffic locations remaining as galleries, showcases and Tesla information centers. The important thing for customers in the United States to understand is that, with online sales, anyone in any state can quickly and easily buy a Tesla.

At the same time, we will be increasing our investment in the Tesla service system, with the goal of same-day, if not same-hour service, and with most service done by us coming to you, rather than you coming to us. Moreover, we guarantee service availability anywhere in any countries in which we operate.

We’re also excited to announce that we’re implementing a number of firmware upgrades for both new and existing customers. These upgrades will increase the range of the Long Range Rear-Wheel Drive Model 3 to 325 miles, increase the top speed of Model 3 Performance to 162 mph, and add an average of approximately 5% peak power to all Model 3 vehicles.

Re: $35k Model 3 now available

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:55 pm
by Oilpan4
If car manufacturers did away with most dealerships like tesla it could reduce the price of that manufacturers vehicles by $1,000 to $2,000.

Kind of sucks when the manufacturers try to save a few dollars here and and a few cents there and the car buyer feels the pain.

Re: $35k Model 3 now available

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:37 pm
by Baltneu
I guess they still do not lease

You have to ask yourself with the Model 3 at $35K, why would I buy a Leaf SL?

I am so happy I lease not bought.......they can have the car back in 3 years and I can walk away

Re: $35k Model 3 now available

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:50 pm
by cwerdna
jlv wrote:Not sure why you start a new Model 3 thread...
Agreed. Can the posts here be merged into the 3 thread or can this thread just be locked?

The thread wasn't even started in the correct area.

Re: $35k Model 3 now available

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:30 pm
by Lothsahn
Eh. I figured it'd be relevant to Leaf owners. If you want to lock it, that's fine. :-)

Re: $35k Model 3 now available

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:37 pm
by LeftieBiker
I actually don't object - with the proviso that this topic doesn't turn into a war between Tesla fans and Tesla haters. Please keep it about this subject, and it will be easier for new people to read about it. It's a shame about it being in the wrong forum, but until I find a way to successfully move topics, it can stay.
You have to ask yourself with the Model 3 at $35K, why would I buy a Leaf SL?
Someone who wants a pleasant ride, ease of entry/exit and comfortable interior, and comforts like heated steering wheel, would be better off with a Leaf SV or SL, but I would suggest leasing one rather than buying. You can always buy it when the lease ends. The Model 3 and Leaf aren't really direct competitors, IMO. The Model 3 and the Bolt are.

Re: $35k Model 3 now available

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:04 pm
by tesleaf
I would have considered it if I had not bought my 2015 used leaf.
It turned out the leaf is just perfect for my commuting.