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Any way to still order a RWD w/310 battery pack?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by azdryheat, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. azdryheat

    azdryheat Member

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    I thought I read that the RWD with the LR (310 mile) battery was still available for special order. Anyone know if this is true?
    We need to replace ours after 7 weeks and really don't want an AWD, but want the range.

    BTW, this is an incredibly safe car.
     

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  2. Rockster

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    Wow! Glad you’re ok.

    I don’t know if you can still get them all you are seeking. If it’s any consolation, my only regret about my model three is that I did not get the all wheel drive. I think the small increase in price is well worth the dramatic difference in handling and the increased acceleration.
     
  3. Troy

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    Hi. In my survey, people stopped reporting LR configurations on 26 Oct 2018:

    22 Oct 2018, 7 LR configurations
    23 Oct 2018, 3 LR configurations
    24 Oct 2018, 1 LR configurations
    25 Oct 2018, 2 LR configurations
    26 Oct 2018, 1 LR configurations

    Model 3 MR configurations started on 18 Oct 2018.

    Teslike Model 3 Order Tracker #1
     
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  4. hanergy

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    Reports of the LR pack going away were about 10 days after the MR announcement which jives with the above.
     
  5. jdmasters

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    Call or go to a sales center? They may have an inventory LR somewhere in the system that matches your car.
     
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  6. azdryheat

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    Thanks for all of your replies. Going to the Scottsdale store today to check my options.
    Pretty sore and bruised, but for getting t boned at around 45 mph, we are very thankful we were in this car.
     
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    Ouch. That sucks. Glad your OK!
     
  8. EldestOyster

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    Maybe buy AWD and then swap cars with @Rockster ? :) Otherwise, call your favorite Tesla specialist and ask. The term Elon used was, "off menu", so that means some things are available only if you ask. They can tell you if this is one of those things.
     
  9. ConSaab

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    Keep us updated as I might be considering switching from MR to LR RWD
     
  10. Rockster

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    I know that Tesla can build a previous model if they want because I have a P85 rebuild that was made in March 2015, months after the P85 was discontinued. (In fact, I think I may have the last P85 Tesla ever built.)

    That said, they simply may not have the bandwidth to squeeze a custom Model 3 into the production stream when they're working so intently to meet production goals.

    (BTW, my previous comment to this thread was munged a bit by Siri. I actually spoke something that made better sense.)
     
  11. Troy

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    By the way, in case it helps with your decision, here are the range numbers I'm calculating:

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  12. AZ-3

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    Here is what I know.... There may or may not hsvr inventory LR Model 3 floating around ?? What you are most likely referring to is ordering the LR RWD off menu. This was available from 10/18ish to roughly 10/25ish You had to order a mid range and ask customer service to switch batteries and alter the configuration to LR. This period in time is the first opportunity to get a LR RWD with WHITE interiors so you may see nearly 50/50 split between colors. I would go out on a complete guess and state that it is likely Tesla will run a few extras of all these configurations. If they need 163 more cars for a full batch, they would likely build those on spec and ship the out around the country for fast pickup. They could also start their lease program with these special vehicles. They are in high demand. No problem reselling a LR RWD for break even after a few weeks of driving. The range beats the MS 100 in real world conditions.
     

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