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First Model 3 Spotted in the Wild

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by N5329K, Aug 6, 2017.

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  1. N5329K

    N5329K Active Member

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    Saw my first Model 3 yesterday in the wild near the Tesla store in Seaside, California. Beautiful car, and an interesting color that looked like a dark taupe silver. Almost a metallic brown. Not sure I've seen that anywhere, though maybe it was just the light (gray) and the backdrop (eucalyptus trees). But really pretty.
    Also spoke with a Tesla engineer at a family party in Atherton, who has a reservation but is delaying his Model 3 purchase until later next year "when the wrinkles are more ironed out".
    Might be an argument for dual motors.
    Robin
     
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    Yeah, that's the reason I don't feel bad about not getting mine until "Early 2019". Lots of time for the bugs to get worked out. There's not a service centre in my country, so if something big goes wrong I'll have to ship my car to Denmark :Þ Also, yeah, I want AWD if it's not too expensive.
     
  3. Doc Savage

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    I just spotted a Model 3 at the Supercharger in Baton Rouge yesterday. Two guys were giving it a "test run" from Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. to Palm Springs, Ca. They were pleased as punch at this point of the trip, and headed westbound, grinning.....
     
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    I'd seen M3's in person both in Fremont and at the Decatur, GA delivery center, but I hadn't seen one actually moving until one passed me going the other direction last Wednesday. (Somewhere between Alpharetta and Marietta, GA.) Whoever was driving that white M3 has a gorgeous looking car.

    Up until I saw that car, I wondered if the first time I saw a M3 moving with my own eyes would be when mine gets delivered on 3/31.
     
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  5. novox77

    novox77 1.21 Gigawatts

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    I'm still a virgin when it comes to driving the Model 3. Saving that experience for my own car :p
     
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  6. suwaneedad

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    Saw my first (other than in Fremont) yesterday, about 1/4 mile from my house in Suwanee GA. Black, aeros, and already with the permanent license plate, so couldn't be too recent a delivery. I expected fanfare, brass bands, maybe some angels hovering above the car. But, nothing. Weird. Looking forward to adding mine to the local fleet in the wild mid next week.
     
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