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    Wailing wall for Australian Model 3 team VINLess!

    Couldn't agree more with the performance! Surprisingly, I also enjoy Chill Mode a lot more than I expected.
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    Wailing wall for Australian Model 3 team VINLess!

    4 months for me. Worth the wait!
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    Wailing wall for Australian Model 3 team VINLess!

    I agree that the whole ordering delivery process is ridiculous. However, I waited 4 months and the car is easily worth it in the end. Strange that you don't have a delivery date as there are 8 x M3P+ sitting in inventory right now, and 2 are Midnight Silver colour. New & Used Electric Cars |...
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    Wailing wall for Australian Model 3 team VINLess!

    My first post since picking up car last Tuesday. After 4 months of waiting, many false starts and a lot of time spent on forums and YouTube I can finally say it was all worth it! Best car I have ever driven. Someone else said it’s like being 18 again and getting your first car. Exactly. I...
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    Wailing wall for Australian Model 3 team VINLess!

    Nice work! That may even be my black P3D- sitting right there.
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    Wailing wall for Australian Model 3 team VINLess!

    Maybe they sent the invoice to Pepper?
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    Wailing wall for Australian Model 3 team VINLess!

    I finally have a delivery date! 10th Dec in Melb. Still no invoice yet, but lots of communication from Pepper so that's promising.
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    Wailing wall for Australian Model 3 team VINLess!

    No it was ~$7K cheaper.
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    “More Valuable” Stealth Performance Model 3 Unicorn

    @Chuck305 out of interest, what is the letter in the 10th position of your VIN? K=2019 L=2020 I'm working on a theory that the 2020 stealths have started using the "C" at the 8th position?
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    Wailing wall for Australian Model 3 team VINLess!

    My P3D- is right there with yours @WoodWombat so fingers crossed all goes well. It looks like you were the one who started this thread, so surely that gives so some good karma to work with...? :cool:
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    Wailing wall for Australian Model 3 team VINLess!

    On a slightly separate note, I cancelled my Model 3 order today! But this is actually good news for a couple of reasons... I have finally tracked down a P3D- which is the car I've been chasing for the last 3 months! There is now a white P3D+ on the Synergy Keelung with a VIN that's about to be...
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    Wailing wall for Australian Model 3 team VINLess!

    I just spoke to them today and they were very helpful. They said the invoice usually gets issued about 7-10 days before delivery. So they call you once a hidden VIN is assigned to get the ball rolling (loan approval, etc). Then when the delivery date is confirmed they ask Tesla for an...
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    Wailing wall for Australian Model 3 team VINLess!

    would be quicker to unload in Sydney and then put them on a truck to Melb
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    Wailing wall for Australian Model 3 team VINLess!

    @Jennny99999 - I'm in the same boat (literally!). According to @Vedaprime 's spreadsheet our cars arrive on the Synergy Keelung 22nd Nov. So that could mean a delivery just before Christmas?
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    “More Valuable” Stealth Performance Model 3 Unicorn

    @Chris3g I think it's like most things Tesla - the rules only apply 80% of the time ;-)
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    Wailing wall for Australian Model 3 team VINLess!

    @Bleach888 did you check the source code of the web page Tesla SSO – Login ? If you're using the Firefox browser you can simply add "view-source:" to the beginning of the web address (view-source:Tesla SSO – Login)
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    “More Valuable” Stealth Performance Model 3 Unicorn

    It is now. The 8th digit in the VIN is as follows: "A" = SR/SR+ (single motor) "B" = AWD/P- (dual motor) "C" = P+ (full performance upgrade)
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    Performance vs Long Range vs SR+ (still undecided...)

    @z06tim I don't know if you have some cosmic or psychic abilities, but I just got a call from my local Tesla rep and has found me a P3D- !!! A handful literally came into inventory today. I can't believe it - still doesn't feel real! Very happy to say the least... :):):) Thanks to everyone...
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    Performance vs Long Range vs SR+ (still undecided...)

    @ModelNforNerd - pothole damage to the 20" wheels and changing tyres more frequently.
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    Performance vs Long Range vs SR+ (still undecided...)

    I know what you mean @RayCanuck . After test driving the SR+ I was surprised by how quick it was. If only I hadn't taken the P3D+ for a test drive... that ruined all other cars for me ;-)
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    Performance vs Long Range vs SR+ (still undecided...)

    @overkill - do you find the LR AWD is "fast enough"?
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    Performance vs Long Range vs SR+ (still undecided...)

    Yes I am in Australia, which limits the number of cars we get shipped due to the fact that we are a much smaller market than the US or Europe. Plus we are right-hand drive, so that limits the options even further.
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    Wailing wall for Australian Model 3 team VINLess!

    I know how you feel @Speedy901 . I've been close to that point a few times too. Which car did you have on order? Someone might be getting their car earlier than expected in that case...
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    Performance vs Long Range vs SR+ (still undecided...)

    Hello all, I thought I'd post a new thread on this topic even though the question has been asked many times. My dilemma: after waiting 4 months from order date to being allocated a hidden VIN I have had way too much time to toss up between the P3D+ I have on order vs the "more sensible" LR...
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    Features I had to give up when I bought a Tesla

    A very timely post as I’m awaiting delivery of my first Tesla (P3D+) after 10 years of owning Lexus. I‘ve have had 3 x RX350’s over that time and each one was great. The quality, features, comfort and luxury of Lexus is better than all the competition in my opinion. The customer service is...
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    Wailing wall for Australian Model 3 team VINLess!

    Website still says Dec for AWD so there probably is an excess. Here's an idea Tesla - upgrade all the excess AWDs to P3D- and they will be sold in about 5 minutes...
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    Wailing wall for Australian Model 3 team VINLess!

    @Kilak - I have the same VIN range as you 5YJ3F7EC8LF4886xx but no call or invoice yet. I wonder if that means my car will arrive on the same boat as yours? @Vedaprime - do you know if VIN ranges are typically split across different boats or more likely to be on the same one?
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    Wailing wall for Australian Model 3 team VINLess!

    My one (and only) email from the delivery team was on 29th Oct stating that Feb was the expected delivery date. Since then, I've been allocated a hidden VIN but no call and no further emails. So some progress, but I don't think I'll see my car this year, which is OK as long as it doesn't get...
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    Wailing wall for Australian Model 3 team VINLess!

    Looks like there will be quite a few Lexus’ on the market at the end of this year. Add mine to the list also. On a side note, after owing 3 Lexus’ over the past 10 years their service is impeccable. Maybe they can teach Tesla a thing or two?
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    White M3P in Richmond

    "F" = Freemont but in the 11th position. The "F" in the 5th position means "Sedan 4 Door (Model 3, Right-Hand Drive)"
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    White M3P in Richmond

    F = Sedan 4 Door (Model 3, Right-Hand Drive)
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    Wailing wall for Australian Model 3 team VINLess!

    Some observations on recent VIN numbers based on reviewing these forums and using this VIN decoder tool (VIN Decoder | TeslaTap) Model Year (MY) Stamp MY2019 5YJ3F7EA8KF4xxxxx MY2020 5YJ3F7EA8LF4xxxxx Model 3 Variant SR+ 5YJ3F7EA8LF4xxxxx AWD 5YJ3F7EB8LF4xxxxx P3D+ 5YJ3F7EC8LF4xxxxx...
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    Wailing wall for Australian Model 3 team VINLess!

    Ah OK, there goes that theory then!
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    Wailing wall for Australian Model 3 team VINLess!

    Purely from my observations there seems to be a lack of Blue P+ with White interiors being delivered? The more "standard" colours seem to be getting through.
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    Tesla Model 3 in Australia

    @meowsers did you get Tesla to replace the wheels as part of your delivery process?
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    Wailing wall for Australian Model 3 team VINLess!

    Had a call from Peppers Finance today and after seeing all the posts on here I checked the page source on my account and a hidden VIN has appeared! Model 3 Performance (White on Black) No prior reservation Ordered 30/8/2019 VIN assigned 6/11/2019 (9.5 weeks later) VIN# 5YJ3F7EC8LF4886xx From...
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    Need help deciding between Performance and Long Range Model 3?

    The Tesla website now lists delivery ETA for SR+ and P3D as Feb but the LR AWD still says Dec. So you may be in with a chance to get it before the end of the year?
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    Tesla Model 3 in Australia

    @meowsers what did you do with the original 20" wheels? Are these something people want to buy? I'm asking because I plan on getting rid of the 20" wheels as soon as my P3D+ arrives and swapping them with 18" like you.
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    Tesla Model 3 in Australia

    You don't want to swap for a P+ do you? *he says half jokingly...*
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    Tesla Model 3 in Australia

    Which variant are you driving @dmaunder ?
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    Tesla Model 3 in Australia

    Which variant are you driving @bay74 ?
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    Does the P3D - still exist?

    You don't know anyone in Australia do you... LOL? I've been chasing a P3D- for months now. Got a P3D+ on order but I really don't want the 20" wheels, or the larger brakes, or the lowered suspension, or the spoiler for that matter!
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    Wailing wall for Australian Model 3 team VINLess!

    @Tygar you don't want to swap for a white/black P3D+ do you? ETA is Feb2020. I want the performance but not the 20" wheels, larger brakes, lowered suspension, spolier, etc.
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    Tesla Model 3 in Australia

    Got notified via email after I sent a question asking for a delivery ETA.
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    Tesla Model 3 in Australia

    No official delivery date, but when I ordered in late Aug the website said Oct was the expected delivery timeframe. Now it's Feb 2020 (or perhaps Mar/Apr as people who've been through this process speculate. Good thing I didn't payout the lease on my existing car! This whole Tesla thing is...
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    Tesla Model 3 in Australia

    I just got notification that my Model 3 (P3D) delivery got bumped until Feb 2020 :-( Original date was Oct 2019. Anyone else receive similar news?
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    Comprehensive List of Model 3 Updates

    Yay! It's only taken 3 years longer than expected here in Aust... In theory though, the wait should translate into a more refined build quality, plus there are more public chargers around than there were 3 years ago. Glass half-full.
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    Need help deciding between Performance and Long Range Model 3?

    Hi all, I've got a Performance Model 3 on order which is due to be delivered in the next few weeks. However, as I've been patiently waiting, I've done a lot of research and the Long Range version is looking very appealing. The challenge where I live (Melbourne, Australia) is that Tesla only...

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