Then we are both in the “minority“ 😂I guess I’m in the minority where the LR is plenty fast for me. I thought for sure I’d buy the AB within days of taking delivery but we definitely don’t need it.
Can you specify the 18in wheels when ordering the P?
As I mentioned in my post, the counter point to that is if they ever come out with a "better" performance model, the current one is yesterday's news. It will likely take a bigger hit in depreciation then.Not sure if anyone has brought this up - but there will be a difference in resale value as well. There are fewer performance models and the buyers will be willing to pay more to get one. So, the delta may be less than you think - in fact, it may be cheaper to get the P in terms of overall ownership cost. You can put cheaper, all season tires, on a P if you want to.
It wasn’t really an expensive car…in fact I thought is WAS well priced…but if you optioned it up to a LR or P then it was expensive. They could have offered extra options like vented seats etc but it would have cost more…just like buying any car or boat or…As I mentioned in my post, the counter point to that is if they ever come out with a "better" performance model, the current one is yesterday's news. It will likely take a bigger hit in depreciation then.
Let's be real, Tesla didn't do a lot to differentiate the LR from the P. And for a 50-60K+ car, they should have options like ventilated and cooled seats. They are priced like a premium/luxury car but definitely a lot less content/user comfort features than other cars in this price class.
It wasn’t really an expensive car…in fact I thought is WAS well priced…but if you optioned it up to a LR or P then it was expensive. They could have offered extra options like vented seats etc but it would have cost more…just like buying any car or boat or…
If you replace the stock wheels with 18s on the Performance, its the same ride quality and range is similar. So for $1500 additionally, you are getting a faster car with Track Mode and better brakes.LR with Acceleration Boost, 18" wheels, white interior and cheap Chinese gooberturbine covers is the best combination IMO. 358 mile range, better ride quality and $50 fix if you scrape a wheel cover.
Me, for that delta I would pick the performance model. I would definitely change to 18 inch rims as potholes love 20's.I have a 2023 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD on order with 19” wheels. Price $59,500
I realized I can get the performance model for only $3,500 more at $63,000
For those with an LR AWD, if you were to go back and buy again, would an extra $3500 for the performance be a no brainer?
I definitely want more practicality in a car than performance, but for an extra $3500 it seems like too good of a value to not at least consider the upgrade.
And with the 19” wheels on the LR AWD, the extra 15-20 epa estimated range compared to the Performance doesn’t seem to be sacrificing much.
While with the Performance I do worry about extra costs in tires and insurance
What are your thoughts?
Get the boost, you know you want it. 😎I’m happy with my M3LR....it goes fast enough...which is code for the wife won’t let me buy Boost...but if I was to trade it in for a Model Y...I would get a Performance just to keep the same driving experience
The standarmodel 3 is great - LFP battery goes to 100 percent - if you want the Ev tax credit for 2023 keep the car under $55k - I did add the 19 inch wheelsIf you worry about the extra cost and care more about practicality than performance you should just get the LR. The LR already has plenty of performance and the added efficiency and cheaper tires of the LR will make the long-term price saving higher than that initial $3000 as time progresses.