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Do You Want Basic, Ludicrous Or Something In Between

Do you want your Model 3 to be:

  • Basic $35K model as announced

    Votes: 27 23.1%
  • Full-on max performance model

    Votes: 24 20.5%
  • Something nicely optioned in between

    Votes: 66 56.4%

  • Total voters
    117

Mad Hungarian

Member
Sep 25, 2015
292
430
Montreal, QC, Canada
There are obviously a lot of passionate discussions here about what the M3 should or shouldn't be and which versions Tesla should prioritize for production and why. And though there are already good threads asking about specific configurations and preferences, I'm very curious to see actual numbers on how many here are in the Basic-$35K-as-announced vs. Junior-ludicrous-mobile camp, or perhaps somewhere in between. Where do YOU stand?
 
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Draighven

New Member
Sep 30, 2015
4
0
Camby, Indiana
Since we know literally nothing about the car my best guess is I will be doing my standard car fare with the Model 3 should I chose to get one. I'll most likely grab the second tier battery with dual motor for a nice range/performance mix, and more than likely go for whatever useful tech (if any) and sound system upgrade packages there are.
 

strider

Active Member
Oct 20, 2010
3,532
781
NE Oklahoma
I want a Veyron/918 killer (0-60 or 5-60, not top speed) that can also take my kids to school. I want them to put the current P--DL drivetrain in a car that's 30% smaller/lighter. Done.
 

ProphetM

Member
Jun 1, 2015
552
604
Las Vegas, NV
I would like a mostly base car, with just the most functional options. A bit less than Draighven. Bigger battery, dual motors, probably the tech package if it's not too outrageously priced. But the rest I can leave - performance level, ludicrous, upgraded sound system and seats, are mostly luxury upgrades that I don't really need.
 

physicsfita

Member
Jan 20, 2014
467
223
Ann Arbor, MI
I would like a bigger battery, AWD, winter package, and a sunroof. If autopilot and a good stereo doesn't require a second mortgage, I'd probably pop for those. I'm assuming navigation/tech package are in the base trim. I have zero interest in taking the car to the track, so any performance options will happily be left on the table. Cloth seats and stock wheels are fine.
 

Mad Hungarian

Member
Sep 25, 2015
292
430
Montreal, QC, Canada
Wow, so far 80% in mid-level to max-performance camp. From reading the other config preference threads I thought this would go more 50-50.
For the record I'm with strider, the idea that we may be able to get super car performance in a practical body at $60ishK or less is hugely appealing :smile:
 

dgpcolorado

high altitude member
Apr 25, 2015
2,590
3,687
The Western Slope, Colorado
I'm interested in an "affordable" bare-bones car. If the cost isn't too much I'd consider the bigger battery (but presume it will be part of a very expensive package), AWD, and winter package (but only if it includes a heated steering wheel, which ought to be standard on all EVs anyway). All the rest of the options — especially the performance stuff — are just expensive, unnecessary fluff to me.
 

MSEV

Member
Aug 10, 2014
465
98
Nebraska
I would want it to be a lot like, a similar model to, my 85D-- max range with great performance but ludicrous not necessary, tech package yes, AWD yes. I'm guessing (hoping) $50k.
 

Stretch2727

Engineer and Car Nut
Nov 8, 2015
530
3,637
East Coast, USA
All in Ludicrous with AWD.

I would have bought a Model S by now but it is just too big for my tastes.

I want something that will blow the doors off the other M3..ah M4 now. (BMW) but still manage to get 100 MPGe.
 

favo

P3D+ owner
Apr 5, 2012
1,043
1,140
Durham, NC
Big battery, performance, AWD, all tech options, AP, and Ludicrous if it seems worth it. I don't feel the need to go lower than 3.0s 0-60. Would I pay $10K to go from 3.5s to 2.5s? No. $5K to go from 3.5s to 3.0s? Maybe if it also included better highway passing. $7K to go from 4.0s to 3.0s? Probably.

Note, I voted max performance, even though I might forgo the Ludicrous option if it even exists.
 

Mad Hungarian

Member
Sep 25, 2015
292
430
Montreal, QC, Canada
Big battery, performance, AWD, all tech options, AP, and Ludicrous if it seems worth it. I don't feel the need to go lower than 3.0s 0-60. Would I pay $10K to go from 3.5s to 2.5s? No. $5K to go from 3.5s to 3.0s? Maybe if it also included better highway passing. $7K to go from 4.0s to 3.0s? Probably.

Note, I voted max performance, even though I might forgo the Ludicrous option if it even exists.
That's perfectly cool, since we really don't know what the max performance option will be called or cost this poll was more to get a feel as to which way folks here were leaning, basic transportation or something more speed oriented. To me anyone wanting a sub 4 second 0-60 capability is a "max performance" customer.
 

ggies07

Supporting Member
Nov 8, 2012
3,851
7,148
Ft. Worth, TX
Since I'm stuck in the 35k price range, the base is all I can get, but it's really all I need. Would it be nice to have all the bells and whistles in the car, sure, but I'm looking at the battery chemistry and software design as the basics compared to the LEAF 2 and Bolt.
 

ProphetM

Member
Jun 1, 2015
552
604
Las Vegas, NV
Base model. Any options would be functionality related. I drive an econobox now, so even a base Model 3 would likely be an astronomical upgrade.

Yeah, that really takes the sting out of not being able to afford whole hog for me. I drive a 2001 Toyota Echo. Even a base Model 3 will hopelessly outdo it by every conceivable measure, aside from range.
 

Colsla

Member
Oct 27, 2015
240
76
Vancouver, BC, Canada
I think I want the upgraded battery and dual motor for max range, plus some options..but it will all depend on the exchange rate and the actual pricing of the options by the time the model 3 is available. I dont know how many times a year Tesla ups the prices on options and by how much each time, but it seems like they go up by quite a bit and more often than I would like :frown:
 

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