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Tesla Model 3 - are you buying?
When gas prices rise
0% (0 votes)
When my paycheck comes in
10% (4 votes)
In the future
73% (29 votes)
Yes
18% (7 votes)
Total votes: 40

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No.  :-P

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i’m into buying BUDGET flashlights? what makes anyone think i can start buying high end cars, LMAO

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I have to say it looks nice overall. Ignoring the odd lack of grill. :-/ I’d like to know what the cost will be for enabling auto pilot. They mention that some safety functions are included but enabling all of the convenience features have been an added cost for their other models.

115,000 reservations have been placed for it. At $1000 each.
http://arstechnica.com/cars/2016/04/teslas-model-3-is-herethese-are-the-...

Will I buy it, no. Would I like one, maybe.



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i’m into buying BUDGET flashlights? what makes anyone think i can start buying high end cars, LMAO
But this is their cheap one!

Their high end starts at 80k.
145k full loaded, maxed out. https://www.teslamotors.com/models/design

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Halo… wrote:
I have to say it looks nice overall. Ignoring the odd lack of grill. :-/ I’d like to know what the cost will be for enabling auto pilot. They mention that some safety functions are included but enabling all of the convenience features have been an added cost for their other models.

115,000 reservations have been placed for it. At $1000 each.
http://arstechnica.com/cars/2016/04/teslas-model-3-is-herethese-are-the-...

Will I buy it, no. Would I like one, maybe.



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i’m into buying BUDGET flashlights? what makes anyone think i can start buying high end cars, LMAO
But this is their cheap one!

Their high end starts at 80k.

yea, those 115,000 reservations were made in 24 hours! This is undoubtedly the most car you can buy for $35K, like it or not, IMO.

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Halo… wrote:
I have to say it looks nice overall. Ignoring the odd lack of grill.

Thats the point, no radiator or engine that needs cooling

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Looks nice but electric cars is not for us with the longer distances in France
For small countries like Holland or for use in a city this may be good.
I like the idea of being able to press the oil from sunflowers with my hand cranked mill and after filtering be able to run our diesel on it.

Though when we have our watermill restored and thus an endless supply of electricity maybe a small electric car would be nice. No strain on the power grid.
If anybody would change to teslas there would be a need for burning a lot of gas, coal and waste to be able to keep them running, merely displacing the creation of pollution and not helping that much.

If they would be able to make hydrogen with wind/water and cars that can fill up at gas stations I would jump in right away but that is not the case.

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Drove the P85 before they had the SW update. It is a very nice car even though the interior material wasn’t up to the Daimler/BMW/Porsche quality standard.
Having all the torque right from the beginning (no combustion engine to rev up) and a lot less servicing/work down the road is an amazing side effect, however the supercharger network is not really available where I live and I don’t plan on having my own charger installed at home.

The Model 3 is clearly at a great price point. I might buy one after seeing it in person/test-driving it first.

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Halo… wrote:
I have to say it looks nice overall. Ignoring the odd lack of grill.

Thats the point, no radiator or engine that needs cooling
As if there is a point to half of the design elements they put on cars? Mine is getting a spoiler by the way.

~ edit ~
Boy, their Model S spoiler is ugly Sick
Guess it has to be an aftermarket spoiler for me.

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tech wrote:
The Model 3 is clearly at a great price point. I might buy one after seeing it in person/test-driving it first.
The thing I worry about is that the tax credits will run out for tesla, before they can even get through all the model 3 reservations (since many have been used up by the model S). The chevy bolt won’t have that problem.

That might push more people toward the bolt instead.

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Wow o-60 in less than 6 seconds and 215 mile range… That’s all the specs I need to want one. Plus it doesn’t look like a turd. (chevy volt, bolt, etc.)

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I often see Tesla’s about on the roads where I am. I work in Oxford (the original UK Oxford… Wink ).

I like the idea and design of the Tesla cars. But they are a high end expensive toy for the most part. The reality is, if you can afford one, then fuel cost matter not.

And I suspect the reality is, as a used purchase a Tesla will be no good at all. We all know phone and laptop batteries are rubbish after a few years. A Tesla won’t be any different.

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These electric car’s irritate me when the elctricity they consume is generated at power station’s run on fossil fuels. Not quite so bad when Nuclear power is used by you still need to store the waste.

Not to mention the extra energy and resources needed to produce the component’s including the batteries. How long do the batteries last and when do they have to be replaced, disposal of the old one’s?

With all of the vehicle’s on the congested road’s we need regenerative power, the solution to manage more traffic in the UK is to install traffic light’s everywhere in urban area’s. It’s constant stop and start, all of the energy wasted when you apply the brakes!

Anyway, you lot in the US need to get rid of your huge V8’s!

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Fossil fuel power plants that generate electricity are better ecologically than burning gasoline at the point of use. Lithium ion batteries are recyclable.

The widespread use of electric vehicles is said to require some upgrades to the electrical grids though, but this is long overdue in the states anyway.

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Naysayers don’t want progress so facts will never convince them. Hence i won’t post about why electric cars are superior to gas and the amazing crash in solar panel prices.

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this is the first electric car that interests me, although I probably wont be buying another car for quite some time. My 2011 corolla S is paid off and has ~85k on it…. shooting for 250k minimum

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I just want the battery pack so I can pull the cells

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I’d buy it today if it were available here.

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Tesla needs to offer these seats!
Especially for the Model S with ludicrous mode (0-60 in 2.8sec).

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NOPE!

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Oh you’ll need it if you try ludicrous mode on a curve!

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Oh you’ll need it if you try ludicrous mode on a curve!

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^ The effects of suddenly stopping was rather anti-climactic. Sushi

http://shop.teslamotors.com/products/model-s-ludicrous-mode-pre-order
$5000 upgrade if you have a P85D Model S. No spaceship needed.

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Not at all, i’m gonna build my own then mod it! Smile

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Not at all, i’m gonna build my own then mod it! Smile

I wonder how many collective 18650 cells BLFers have, we could build our own Model 3/S and drive like maniacs.

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7,104 18650 cells in the 85 kWh battery pack.
With the way some BLFers like to overdrive things, flooring the accelerator in ludicrous mode will have a 50/50 chance of  instant detonation  “rapid disassembly”.

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Sad is the Man who doesn’t long for the sound of raw power under his right foot.

Nothing about electric cars interests me.

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Sad is the Man who doesn’t long for the sound of raw power under his right foot.

Nothing about electric cars interests me.

Just play V8 engine sounds on the stereo while driving it.

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