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    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    Placed an order yesterday for RWD, MSM, White, Aero, No FSD. Configurator showed Oct - Dec delivery, but that was already changed in my account to Dec - Feb. Real nice lol... But only the first of many changes I'm gathering after reading this forum 😂 We've had an EV6 on order for 3 months, but...
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    Very high mileage LRAWD vs. New SR+ vs Other

    Appreciate everyone chiming in. Consensus seems to be look elsewhere or buy new, which is honestly the conclusion I've come to the post 24 hours as well. That being said, I'm just not sure I can justify the expense for a new Tesla after all these price increases recently. I'm sure I'll end up...
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    Very high mileage LRAWD vs. New SR+ vs Other

    Thanks to all 3 of you for replying! I've definitely been looking at new EVs that still qualify for the tax credit (and have a warranty) like Ioniq 5, EV6, and aforementioned Leaf. Interesting all 3 of your comments align on considering that direction. I'll have to go test drive some and...
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    Very high mileage LRAWD vs. New SR+ vs Other

    Tl;dr (or won't read, lol): Wanting opinions on buying a 2018 LRAWD with very high mileage (~100k) for about $40k vs. reserving a new SR+ vs. a different EV new or used? If the used Tesla, is there anything specific to "look for" in a very used 2018? I'm not necessarily worried about battery...
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    RAV4 Plug-in Hybrid

    More expensive than I'd hoped, but still a really compelling offering. Not much reason to opt up in trim or options TBH, so you can get OTD in the mid $30's after fed credit. On par with what many midsize SUV's are selling for these days, and this thing will obviously destroy them in...
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    Mach E in the wild

    Very cool and fortunate to have spied this! Thanks for uploading! I'm also not a huge fan of the styling, but eye of the beholder and all that. Top of my head: How big are these in comparison to the Y? It looks like a Kona or Niro, both of which I found puny and cramped compared to the RAV4...
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    2019 Used Bolt for $25k vs. 2014 Tesla S for $30k?

    I asked a similar question on this board last summer, so you might be able to find that thread by searching. I decided against a ~$30k used MS due to lack of AP, lack of warranty, and potential repair costs. I still haven't bought anything as I'm waiting for a few things: Prices to fall on...
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    Advice Wanted on EV Under $30k: Used S60, Wait for Used M3, Other?

    Thanks for this...great post. I honestly love the idea of the B250e and there's a really nice looking one for sale a few hours from me. That said, I'm a little nervous about the range -- especially in winter, and especially if the battery has degraded even a little -- and getting it serviced...
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    Advice Wanted on EV Under $30k: Used S60, Wait for Used M3, Other?

    Thanks so much for this! I'm definitely leaning used Bolt at this point for many of the reasons you mentioned. I do tend to keep cars for the very long term, but in this case I could definitely see myself ditching the Bolt after 3 - 5 years to perhaps upgrade to a Tesla. Financially I just...
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    Any Indy area owners of '13-'14 MS willing to let me check it out?

    Thanks to both of you for the replies! I actually stopped by the Castleton store yesterday, but the guy at the front seemed clueless on this point. He was happy to let me look inside his own MS, but he didn't allow me to get in or drive it, and he didn't suggest any others. I think he was...
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    Advice Wanted on EV Under $30k: Used S60, Wait for Used M3, Other?

    Thanks for the additional posts. Great points on the possible maintenance costs on a used S (not to mention insurance costs mentioned earlier -- something I hadn't considered). I'm pretty handy and do all my own ICE maintenance now -- oil, filters, brakes, and other little things here and...
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    Any Indy area owners of '13-'14 MS willing to let me check it out?

    Hi all! I'm looking at EVs under $30k and have considered a used MS. I've seen a few older and high mileage MS (mostly S60's) in that range, but they're all pretty far out of state. I've never ridden in -- let alone driven -- a Model S, so it makes it tough to pull the trigger. I see a 2013...
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    Advice Wanted on EV Under $30k: Used S60, Wait for Used M3, Other?

    Thanks for continuing to post, everyone -- it's super helpful! I still need to figure out a way to test a high mileage MS -- especially an 85. There's one used 60 available at a dealer nearby, but they want me to get loan preapproval to even test it. I guess they get a lot of requests. I...
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    Advice Wanted on EV Under $30k: Used S60, Wait for Used M3, Other?

    The continued replies are so appreciated and helpful! I also posted on a Bolt forum where they've been equally helpful, so it's really given me a ton to think about -- but in a good way. To respond to a couple comments above: I'm definitely considering a Bolt -- both new and used -- and...
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    Advice Wanted on EV Under $30k: Used S60, Wait for Used M3, Other?

    Thanks again, everyone! Did some searching last night on the many models mentioned here and in other forums. Wow, it's gonna be a tough choice. LONG list of mostly used cars, although a Leaf or Bolt can be had new under $30k with negotiations and tax credits. While I could talk myself into a...
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    Advice Wanted on EV Under $30k: Used S60, Wait for Used M3, Other?

    Wow, more comments already! You people rock. I was waiting to see who would suggest a new M3 :-) You've just royally ticked off my wife lol! I've definitely considered that. I actually had a reservation for over a year and thought I'd for sure end up with the $35k SR. But with no AP, live...
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    2014 Model S60 Battery Degradation

    Sorry for the zombie bump, but I've been looking at a used S60 that has almost the exact same stats -- 2014 that shows about 160 miles at 100% charge after ~70k miles. Owner told me he took it to SC who said there's nothing abnormal...so it doesn't sound like they're keen on replacing the...
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    Advice Wanted on EV Under $30k: Used S60, Wait for Used M3, Other?

    Man this forum is awesome! Thanks for all the quick and really helpful opinions! The more the merrier, so I'd love people to chime in here if you've got thoughts. Insurance is something I hadn't thought a ton about, so that was a great comment. I also appreciated someone mentioning AP...
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    Advice Wanted on EV Under $30k: Used S60, Wait for Used M3, Other?

    Would appreciate any advice. I drive a 2008 Nissan Altima with 175k miles. I've long wanted an EV, but I'm fairly frugal and couldn't justify the cost -- especially since my car runs fine. Well, the Altima is starting to make some weird noises, so I've preliminarily begun the search for a...
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    Is a reservation even necessary anymore? SR waiter wondering...

    Title says it all: does a reservation mean anything at this point? I haven't been following things closely for months since I can't responsibly afford the offerings right now and am waiting for a SR. Are reservations coming into play for the MR orders? Thoughts on whether they'll come into...
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    Indiana Tesla owners and future owners

    Haha, right you are! We did the test yesterday and WOW...it was mind-blowing as you'd expect! Neither of us had even driven a BEV before, so that alone was cool. The acceleration on these M3's is unreal for people used to mid-range ICE cars from companies like Toyota, Mazda, and Nissan. My...
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    Indiana Tesla owners and future owners

    Awesome, thanks for the help! I called the store just now and scheduled for this Thursday. They only schedule test drives from M - Th, but my wife is off work that day so it's perfect for us! She's very skeptical of us buying a Tesla (even the base M3) with all the other options out there...
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    Indiana Tesla owners and future owners

    Saw my first M3 in the area today over by the Fashion Mall. It was white. Anyway, I know it's super geeky but I was just so stoked to finally see one in the wild in our neck of the woods! BTW, how does one arrange a test drive at the service center? I'm on the list, but I'm holding out for a...
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    Kia Niro EV reveal: 236 mi range, sales starting 2018 in Korea

    Yeah, I've driven a Niro at a car show and found it to be quite small. It's obviously a marketing ploy calling it a "CUV," putting roof rails on top, and adding a liftgate. It's barely a station wagon. That said, they sure do seem to have a read on the market with that design as it seems most...
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    Kia Niro EV reveal: 236 mi range, sales starting 2018 in Korea

    Thoughts on the Niro EV unveiled yesterday in Busan? Kia Niro EV specs revealed at latest Korean car show According to Kia, sales will start in Korea this year with two battery options, the larger of which is supposedly rated at 236 miles of range. No pricing or global sales timeline yet. I...
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    Tesla AWD Performance Model 3 Configurator Walkthrough

    Holy crap! Is one of the options a chest of pirate booty in the trunk?!
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    Blind spot and dash cam feature teased by Elon

    I was just talking with someone about this the other day. My freaking Mazda came with BSM, adaptive cruise, lane departure warning, lane-keep assist, emergency braking, city braking...and perhaps a couple others I'm forgetting. Don't get me wrong -- I'm super excited about being on the list...
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    Model 3 Reservation Failed through PayPal

    Just a heads-up in case this happens to people in the future and they find this thread. It was indeed an error, and Tesla had no record of my reservation. I submitted an email online through my account, and somebody called me the next day. She asked me to email them a screenshot of the...
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    Model 3 Reservation Failed through PayPal

    When you finally got it to go through, did you get an email confirmation and/or did the reservation show up in your Tesla account? Just wondering if it's normal for those things to take a day or two or if there really was an error with my transaction and I should go ahead and contact Tesla with...
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    Model 3 Reservation Failed through PayPal

    Sorry to revive an old thread Walking Dead style, but this happened to me today as well. Used PayPal, charge went through (and is showing on my card), but got an error message upon being returned to the Tesla site. Rez doesn't appear in my account and I haven't received an email confirmation...
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    List of Early locations countrywide for Model 3 viewing in store

    Was in Chicago yesterday for the auto show and decided to swing by the Gold Coast showroom to see the M3 on display. Wow. Just wow. Placed a reservation today :-) Figure I'll be waiting until 2020, but I don't need a car yet anyway...and having this reservation will keep me from buying...

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