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AWD & PAWD VIN’s

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by NathanielHrnblwr, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. NathanielHrnblwr

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    A search for “VIN” on these forums is like searching for “The”. :)

    Can someone remind me if we have determined if there is any difference in VIN’s between AWD and Performance Model 3’s? I recall speculation that there was a digit that is different from RWD and P, but unsure if it has been confirmed of AWD/P have different VIN’s. I’d expect so but ...
     
  2. Snow Drift

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    Nope. Both say B.
     
  3. KenF

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    Is this (no difference in VINs) confirmed? Can insurance companies tell whether you have an AWD or an AWD-P?
     
  4. NathanielHrnblwr

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    We are thinking alike. :)
     
  5. calvan

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    I am curious about this subject as well. I posted a thread asking if people have any input on insurance of performance vs other variants but no one has replied.
     
  6. Garlan Garner

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    I don't think insurance companies care. Just like with certain ICE cars. A Hellcat doesn't have a different VIN than the non-Hellcat.

    Now that can be both good and/or bad.


    Is the Dual Motor Model 3 AWD owner being overcharged for their insurance ( insurance company charges everyone or performance)

    OR

    Is the Performance Model 3 owner being undercharged for their insurance ( insurance company charges everyone for AWD rates only).


    Which one do you think is happening?
     
  7. Wubbles

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    One thing I'm wondering is if someone with a P Vin has their engine other info come up as dual motor performance or if it's also dual motor standard.

    https://i.imgur.com/mLwE4BT.png
     
  8. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Well-Known Member

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    Everyone:

    These are your only options.



    Digit 8: Motor/Drive Unit
    • 1= Single Motor – Standard - Model S
    • 3= Single Motor – Performance - Model S
    • 2 = Dual Motor (standard) - Model S
    • 4 = Dual Motor (performance) - Model S
    • A= Single Motor – Standard - Model 3
    • B= Dual Motor – Standard - Model 3
     
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  9. NathanielHrnblwr

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    Thanks for clarifying!
     
  10. SD_Engnr

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    Right now, I feel that I'm being charged just right for my P-AWD - $4 less per year than the 8 year old Infiniti it's replacing. What I wonder, is whether I should carry an increased rental reimbursement, and/or add "mechanical breakdown insurance".
     

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