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Consider a short term loan of your Model X in Melbourne Eastern Burbs for few weeks for suitable $'

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by TonyEm, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. TonyEm

    TonyEm Member

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    Bit of a cheeky speculative post - but here goes.

    Ive been on the model 3 wait list for 3 years. Now that the news has started coming out of a couple of right hand drive VIN Model 3 batches (most likely testing and homologation for Aus / UK / etc) im starting to wonder if my years long fascination with the Model X (the doors - crazy i know but hey & the rest of the package) should steer me towards a used model X instead of going with the Model 3.

    I was equally fascinated with the doors on the bonkers renault espace couple - so maybe thats a sign i should stick to the model 3.

    I was looking to try to rent a model x for a few weeks to see what living with a car that size is like (we've got a Leaf & a CR-V currently) - and the practicality of those doors in our usual routine. The 2/3 weeks would allow me to either be really sure i want an X and cancel the model 3 , or to see that the X is too big to be practical for us. First option was to grab the X that popped up in Melbourne on evee.com.au - but that appeared and disappeared without a trace quite quickly (not sure of it was testing the water or not enough interest right away) - and my fall back was to nudge the CarBar+ guys (www.carbar.com.au) to think about grabbing a couple of used tesla's for their car subscription service.

    So now my ask - is there any Model X owners in the Melbourne Eastern burbs area who would entertain a loan of their Model X for a few weeks in return for payment ? Maybe someone going away for a bit and would rather have their car paying for itself than sitting in a garage or a car that doesn't get used much and you can do without ? As a nearly 50 year old im not looking to hoon it around - and it would be garaged.....

    .... no harm in asking ....
     
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  2. paulp

    paulp Active Member

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    Curious that everyone else can do a quick test drive (of any car or brand) and know that its for them or not, and you need 3 weeks?
     
  3. TonyEm

    TonyEm Member

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    Not really ... as a dual full time working with kids social schedules - i wanted to have it on my terms to do 'the usual routine' and not have to rush anywhere. A more relaxed test drive that i was willing to pay for - i don't think thats odd at all.
     

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