Do luxury car owners spend as much time debating if the cashmere carpet upgrade or 30-way massaging seats are worthwhile? 🤔
And yes, I am slowly making progress convincing my wife to get a Model 3. If we got her a Performance, it would probably stay in Chill Mode most of the time. So, it will almost certainly be an LR, and it will almost certainly remain stock or near-stock.As folks have mentioned.....what are the NEED/WANTs in a vehicle?
VERY different for people....toss RESALE values for the time being out the window.
We replaced a 2005.5 Jetta TDI for a Tesla Model 3 LR. Was is the best choice? For us it certainly was with 210K miles on it and my wife deserved a new car.
In OUR situation....we already own a "track car", a "performance SUV", and a modified truck.......what did we look at?
1. Range in cold climates here in Colorado.
2. Who will be the PRIMARY driver and for WHAT it will/is used for.
3. PRICE! We all do look at it from one aspect to another.
We went with the M3LR for all of the above reasons. Last year prices have fluctuated, but spending funds on the performance model did not meet our situation. We just purchased new wheels/tires/TPMS for a dedicated winter set. WAY less than getting a M3P for the price difference and funds to spare for acceleration boost if SHE wanted it.
For us....this is simply a "utility car" that needs to get my wife to and from work RELIABLY and the extra bonus is that is is VERY FUN to drive!
Not one single person can tell you what is your best purchase decision at all!
For folks looking at this post:
Get the car YOU are happy with! Don't sweat the details!
I mean, within a certain model or class, there is always the “best” one and then “the others.” We all have reasons for not getting “The Best” ones (I’d have an MSP if not for that pesky 70k extra Id need ), but the answers are always simpler when you have the “best” one…Yeah brilliant, except for the whole money thing. There’s always something better
My early morning brain is having trouble with this math.A lot is made about how delicate the bigger wheels are...but little is said about the car grounding with the smaller wheels...the other day I couldn’t drive my M3LR with 18in wheels to my hotel room because the drive was too rough...
Same here. If I were doing it over again I would spend the extra $ on the P then downsize the wheels.When I purchased my LRAWD, the value propsition favored the LRAWD and add Acceleration boost, things have changed in the pricing quite a bit now, Making the same decision with the pricing today, I would chose the Performance.
(Also, I do fully acknowledge that when the price difference was north of 10k with nothing but a software change, the value difference was SIGNIFICANTLY different then even a year ago, let alone today, and most people would make a different decision. And the fact that you can’t order an LR in the states right now means we will have a lot of Ps on the road in the next while, probably many of whom don’t really even care about the performance aspects…)