you clearly spent some time putting these together. thank you for that!Here are some threads, but there are more (many more) if you search for "SR vs LR" or search terms like that.
Hi folks, new here! I would really appreciate some advice to help me making the best choice. Here the reasons why I'm so undecided between these two: - around 15000km per year, 5-6 long trips x year (around 600km) - really like skiing so I was wondering if RW could be safe driving in the snow...teslamotorsclub.comfirst post here. Looking to buy a model 3 and from the last time I checked the site things have changed...again. Anyway. Besides the rear wheel vs all wheel difference (my current car is a rear wheel g80) what is the pro/con of the standard range plus with the fsd vs the long range without it...teslamotorsclub.comHaving a bit of back and forth on this question. I'm new to Model 3s but have had an S before. This would be a second car for my wife who is new to driving. I've tried to educate myself as best I can but I'm afraid of missing something. Newer seats? Premium interior worth it? And so on...teslamotorsclub.comSo been saving for a while and it’s finally time to purchase my first Tesla. Basically I can comfortably purchase a SR+ with FSD or a LR without FSD (just the basic autopilot)... But both makes it a little tight. Although still doable. If you had to choose one of the two options which would...teslamotorsclub.comI have been reading this forum last couple of months. Finally i am planning to pull the trigger on ordering a model 3. I need some help deciding what would be a better buy in long run. The pricing of each model is close enough for me start looking a level up. So i seriously starting looking...teslamotorsclub.comPosted this on reddit. Thought I’d get some feedback from here as well. Long time lurker here. I’ve been struggling with going with the SR or splurging and getting the LR. Thought I’d ask the question here to get some of your thoughts. I’m a day one reservation holder and will definitely get...teslamotorsclub.comHi folks, I am looking to order a Model 3 and looking to get your advice on SR+ RWD vs LR AWD. My round trip commute is 45 miles. Wife's car is a minivan that I plan to use for long trips. In my understanding the charging for LR is 50% faster than that for SR+ when used with superchargers. Are...teslamotorsclub.comI'm still waiting on paperwork before I can trade in my current car for a Model 3. In a "money not an issue" scenario of course I'd go for long range. But my family wants to travel, and since the Model Y doesn't look like it's going to be the replacement for our Tiguan I thought it would, I've...teslamotorsclub.comI have been debating for a while whether I actually "Need" the LR model vs SR+. In my mind the SR+ represented a good value and the $9K upgrade cost to LR AWD seemed hard to justify. However, when I thought about how nice it would be to go to the mountains for skiing and not be as effected by...teslamotorsclub.comHello 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...teslamotorsclub.com
Note, I find this type of response a lot more polite than other forums where people simply say "use search" even though I realize it amounts to the same thing, in the end.
For me it was the $10,000 and 604 lbs. A relatively light weight, rear drive sport sedan can be a lot of fun.New to the forums here and am in the market for a 2021 Model 3 and have been wrestling over the SR+ vs the LR for some time now. I drive 60 miles roundtrip to work every day and around 20k miles a year here in SC. I will be installing a wall connector in my garage so no issues with daily driving or home charging. However, I do take various trips around GA, SC, NC, and VA - lake house, family in VA, football games, visit friends, etc. throughout the year. I have done lots of research over the past few weeks and have come to the following assumptions/conclusions. I think I have decided on paying the extra $9k for the LR AWD due to the following.
Reasons to buy LR AWD instead of SR+ RWD
If you have any thoughts as to why you made the purchase you did please feel free to share!
- 353 miles vs 263 miles stated range
- The range is generally 5-10% overstated for "real world" driving i.e. highway miles, use of climate control regularly, don't actually drive to a zero mile tank, etc.
- Range will only go down, not up over time due to battery degradation, new tires, wear and tear, etc. Best case scenario is the OTA updates make up for that loss but probably unlikely.
- The supercharger network in SC is pretty bad and misses lots of key points of driving on the interstates, mainly I-26 which traverses the entire state.
- LR AWD is somewhat more "future proof" due to better features and longer range, potentially alleviating any buyers remorse if buying the "base model" insteaed
- Better interior on LR
- Better sound system on LR
- Faster charging on LR
- AC charging only, DC is the same
- LR has AWD dual motor which reduces rear tire wear and tear and thus cost
- Regen braking and instant torque/acceleration is hard on the RWD rear tires
- LR AWD has better handling
Some of the weight savings from the battery pack maybe disappearing on future M3 SR+. It is rumoured that future SR vehicles will be using LFP batteries (already the case in Europe) that is nominally 165 kg heavier than corresponding capacity Nickel Cobalt batteries. The weight increase will be offset by the ability to charge to 100% without long term impact to battery life and more consistent power delivery across charge range due to flatter voltage curve.For me it was the $10,000 and 604 lbs. A relatively light weight, rear drive sport sedan can be a lot of fun.
I'm beginning to think the same. I sometimes get better than stated range on my SR+, although certainly not all the time. I've owned it for 6 months now and the longest trip so far has been 250 or so miles. That is just barely within stated range and I'd never take the chance, but that also means it is just a quick charge. Since we do this trip regularly we have a routine now to stop more than midway through for 20 minutes so we have a decent charge when we get to our destination or home, and we'd stop for that long anyway.We have a Model 3 SR+ and a Model Y LR. The SR+ is a great car. It's plenty fast and WAAAY more efficient than the LR Model Y. I can't really speak to the efficiency of a LR Model 3 but the SR+ gets much closer to the stated range than the Model Y. The interiors are all but identical except for footwell lights and the stereo. In my opinion, and experience, unless you regularly anticipate taking trips where you will have to charge along the way, there's no reason to get the LR (unless you feel you need AWD). Our SR+ regularly commutes 65 miles each way. I'm always amazed at how far one charge will go in the Model 3 SR+ and always disappointed in the range of the Model Y LR.