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Blog Calacanis: Model 3 Drives Like a Porsche at Price of a Prius

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    #1 TMC Staff, Aug 10, 2017
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    Early Tesla investor Jason Calacanis has received delivery of a red Model 3 and shared his early impressions with CNBC.

    “Its is an achievement unlike anything in the history of technology,” Calacanis said. “It literally is up there with the iPhone. It drives like a Porsche, it’s incredibly fast, the technology is amazing, it’s rock solid.”

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    #2 azred, Aug 10, 2017
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    So a Prius costs $50,000 these days? He does acknowledge his was a lot more expensive. What a promoter for Tesla!
     
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    This is going to draw flames among Porsche drivers. :D
     
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    He says his costs about twice what the Prius does... 49,000 / 2 = $24,500 which is about what a Prius costs. Of course Prius V with options will range close to $30k
     
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    #5 azred, Aug 10, 2017
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    As a Porsche owner who sold one of the most sought after Porsches -a 993 - to buy my S eight months ago, I totally agree with this guy. While I liked the smaller size of the 993 and the fact it was appreciating in value like crazy, I have no regrets. My S is a better car, hands down. And I'm counting on the smaller size of the 3 to largely offset that one advantage of the 993.
     
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    He's not biased at all... what a heel.
     
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    But for an owner of all the Tesla vehicles to say that about the Model 3 is saying something...
     
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    True. I mainly posted to make my "heel" joke.
     
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    If I was a shareholder, I would not be raising some concerns I have about the Model 3 on public forums.
     
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    That man helped save Tesla when it was at it's lowest. He helped cheer up Elon. He can say whatever he wants.

    He also owns the very first Model S ever produced. Serial number 00001

    I applaud everyone who believed in those first Model Ss
     
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    Actually, first Model S went to Steve Jurvetson.

     
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    He was asked about the Model 3 , he answered. Glowingly , fawningly , lovingly :)
    He owns all 4 Tesla's. Good for him.....................bastard! ;)
    I don't think many people would take this as an unbiased review though :)
     
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    It didn't read like a joke to me.

    Calcanis is a Tesla fan, obviously. His comments were glowing, which is great for Tesla.

    And by the way he has actually driven his new Model 3, giving him a foundation for making the statements he did. I have yet to see anyone on TMC post that they have driven a Model 3. So his opinion of the car has some validity.
     
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    It shouldn’t. We only had a Boxster S, so it’s not like we had a top of the line model but neither do the majority of Porsche owners. The moment we got our Model S our little Boxster felt like a relic of a bygone era whose primary advantage from a driving perspective was its small size and lesser weight. The Model 3 closes the gap there while retw8n8ng all of the Tesla advantages. It’s no contest, IMHO, unless you plan to spend a lot of time at the track or just like the sound of the engine.
     
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    Did he just refer to his Model 3 as a "Founder Series" car? I thought they weren't going to do that...
     
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    Tesla said they were not going to make a "signature" edition. Founders editions are more exclusive and are delivered before signatures and regular production. Tesla never announced anything about Founders edition Model 3's that I am aware of.

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    Another thread, another day of whining

    From the POV of a REAL average American -- you know, a $40 - 50k annual income household, the lion's share of TMC members with stock holdings and incomes of 150k+ chatting up Tesla cars are divorced from reality.
     
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    The forums for a high-end car tend to have higher income folks in them?? So shocking. I believe all Americans qualify as "real", regardless of income, origin, or state of residence. Unless some of us posting are AI? :eek:
     
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