TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Advice: MS 75D totaled, buy again or go M3P?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by ClarkJoeKent, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. ClarkJoeKent

    ClarkJoeKent Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2017
    Messages:
    16
    Location:
    United States
    My dream car just got totaled: late 2016 Model S 75D. Thanks in part to good insurance, we could find a similar Model S or go for a Performance Model 3. Side note: my wife has a LR 3, so our only hesitation is having two of them. Words of wisdom are welcome...
     
  2. sorka

    sorka Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2015
    Messages:
    5,007
    Location:
    Merced, CA
    If you don't need the space of the S, I'd pick the M3P over the 75D. Longer range, more power, etc. Although I'd hate the screen, lack of controls, and lack of instrument cluster.
     
    • Like x 4
  3. PhaseWhite

    PhaseWhite Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2017
    Messages:
    374
    Location:
    Minneapolis,MN
    I think it depends what you want. If you are value conscious then the P3D is more bang for the buck and has the best tech in it. But the S is noticeably more spacious and offers additional amenities over the 3.

    I own a Model 3 Performance and a Model S90D, if I had to pick one I'd probably go with the 3, but I'm sure my wife would choose the S.

    It might be a poor time to get an S since it seems with the 75D announcement (that it will no longer be available) we may actually see some bigger changes to the S and X platform soon. So if you are interested in the S and can hold off for a while I would. If you get the S itch, perhaps you can score a lease takeover to hold you over.
     
    • Like x 3
  4. GeoX750

    GeoX750 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2018
    Messages:
    21
    Location:
    Chicago
    With 2 Teslas, I assume you have home charging, but does free supercharging matter to you ?
     
    • Helpful x 1
    • Like x 1
  5. Kuhz

    Kuhz Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2017
    Messages:
    959
    Location:
    Mars
    Since you have (had) both, you’re are best suited to answer your own question :). Although if you want a S75D better order by Sunday night.....
     
    • Helpful x 1
    • Like x 1
  6. appleguru

    appleguru Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2017
    Messages:
    702
    Location:
    US
    Upgrade to 100D! (Next week if they lower prices?)
     
    • Helpful x 1
  7. sjg98

    sjg98 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2018
    Messages:
    30
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Depends on if you take passengers much?
    I have Model 3, and love it.. usually just my wife & me driving.

    Recently in-laws were over and we had 3 (all smaller than average Americans in both height & weight) adults in rear.

    They were definitely not comfortable unfortunately. Not terrible, but you wouldn't want to do it often or go too far.
    But if like me, its a 0.1-1% case, then who cares.
     
    • Like x 1
  8. MXWing

    MXWing Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2016
    Messages:
    5,309
    Location:
    USA
    I would not dismiss a Model X from consideration.

    That is very different from S or 3.
     
    • Like x 4
  9. BBB4000

    BBB4000 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2016
    Messages:
    332
    Location:
    VA
    This isn’t even a debate in my mind. Get the S. It looks sexy AF, especially compared to the 3.
     
    • Like x 3
    • Funny x 1
  10. ClarkJoeKent

    ClarkJoeKent Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2017
    Messages:
    16
    Location:
    United States
    I love this community. Thank you all for your perspectives. We really wanted our S back, but with the tight timeframe (milking a rental) and tight finances (moving into new home), we decided to go for the M3P! We’re thinking my wife will go for an X or Y down the road as we build our family, God-willing. Grateful to each of you!
     
    • Like x 5
  11. ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️

    ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️ Fritterer and waster of hours in an off hand wayer

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2016
    Messages:
    1,722
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    Those must be some tight finances to have to settle on such a budget car.
     
    • Funny x 4
  12. ClarkJoeKent

    ClarkJoeKent Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2017
    Messages:
    16
    Location:
    United States
    $10K goes a long way, my friend.
     
  13. ASUComputerGuy

    ASUComputerGuy Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2016
    Messages:
    66
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    Something to consider is getting an inventory MS. Those cars can usually be delivered quickly and they usually take some mileage discounts. Not sure what is available right now, but talk to your local Sales office and they can tell you what's available and where.
     
    • Like x 1
  14. mswlogo

    mswlogo Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2018
    Messages:
    1,150
    Location:
    MA
    I bought a Performance Stealth when available. If I had to buy Model 3 today, I would NOT buy the Performance because I’d be forced get the 20” wheel package.

    I live in the Northeast.

    We have lots of snow and pot holes. It’s no place for those soft 20” rims. And I don’t want that firm a ride for daily driving. Tires are expensive and limited. I don’t want to take a 15% hit range. I don’t want to be replacing tires every 15k miles. I need a car, not a race car for the track.

    Don’t get me wrong it’s very cool looking with those wheels and brakes.
     
    • Helpful x 1
    • Like x 1
  15. ClarkJoeKent

    ClarkJoeKent Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2017
    Messages:
    16
    Location:
    United States
    Thanks, yeah, that’s where we started. Not a lot out there and they’re moving quick. Also wary of the recent 75 drop.
     
  16. MXWing

    MXWing Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2016
    Messages:
    5,309
    Location:
    USA
    In the time it took you to write this post I can decide on a set of 18 inch wheels and tires that would replace the 20s that also fit over the big brake kit.

    It’s a mole hill and not a mountain to climb.
     
  17. Zorg

    Zorg Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2017
    Messages:
    638
    Location:
    Fremont, ca
    I would have gone for a used S100.
     
    • Like x 1
  18. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2013
    Messages:
    6,405
    Sorrowful condolences on the loss of the Model S. I will say, however, that it is in fact you the OP who best knows the answer to your thread title: it is others who should be coming to you - the household with both the Models S & 3 - to learn which is the appropriate choice.
    Of course, the above is pot-meet-kettle. We love both our Models S & X...but would want community input on how to replace were one to meet its demise.
     
    • Like x 1
  19. Vitold

    Vitold Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2015
    Messages:
    1,553
    Location:
    NM
    Go for S unless your wife is not letting you drive 3LR.
     
    • Funny x 1
  20. brkaus

    brkaus Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2014
    Messages:
    4,724
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    I also have both 3 & S. There is no one right answer.
     
    • Like x 1
    • Love x 1

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC