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Has anyone else spent time calculating possible Model 3 pricing...

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by TTBHG, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. TTBHG

    TTBHG Member

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    based on the options and prices of upgrades for the S? I'm looking at about $52,000 if the prices stay the same.

    I anticipate they'll actually be lower with it being a smaller car but I'm figuring on the high side for budgetary purposes.
     
  2. ZAKEEUS

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    Based on Model S option prices I'm at $51,200.
     
  3. Audrey

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    Yes. My husband and I have a spreadsheet. We're not 100% set on which options we'll choose. We have a top-end price we want to stay under; hopefully we can get all the options we want.
     
  4. Jason Bourne

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    I think some options will be the same price, some will be close and some will be less. For example, getting a dual motor will be the same price or very similar I think. I imagine it's the same general cost of parts and installation time. For software upgrades like AutoPilot or Ludacris, I think it'll be a little cheaper. It costs Tesla the same to upgrade software in a Model S as it does for a Model 3, but you also can't charge the same $10k, as Ludacris is for a Model S, on a Model 3. I think it would be proportional to the car's cost. For something like an upgraded interior (where less material is needed and less production time is used), I can see that being proportionally cheaper.
     
  5. Uncle Paul

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    With the much larger volume production, I would image the options will be less.

    No need for a power trunk opener/closer, smaller tires and wheels, smaller seats, less expensive headlights, little need for air suspension, etc.
     
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  6. Audrey

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    Right now dual-motor (listed as AWD on the model S spec site) is a $5000 upgrade. The motors for the 3 will likely be smaller. That's why I assume Elon said on twitter that AWD will be less than $5000 for the 3.
     
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  7. JohnSnowNW

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    I'm at $55-59k, which includes "P" and "L" on the badge.
     
  8. Jason Bourne

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    thanks for pointing that out. We'll see how much less is less. They still have costs for the parts that have to be factored.
     
  9. pinski

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    I'm honestly not worrying about it too much until option prices are released. That said, I believe that most option prices across the board will be less than the S and X counterparts.
     
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  10. Audrey

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    If you're interested in the motors, here's how Tesla makes them. The model S' costs are R&D, the small scale of production, and luxury marketing pricing strategy. The motors do not cost $5000 to make, even now.
     
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  11. TTBHG

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    Generally I would agree with you but in this case I'm going to do my absolute best to walk in and pay cash for my car. That requires some planning and saving for the next 18-24+ months until it rolls off of the assembly line.
     
  12. t3slatim

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    I have a spread sheet going with all options that allows me to input numbers. Is there a tax and tag fee etc that I need to factor in? I'm guessing it would be my local state tax? Also I am budgeting based of the Model S option costs, but am hopeful that similar to the based price the options will be close to 50% lower. That is especially true on the software only items. So far my must haves are autopilot, black matte (if offered), dual motors and the full glass roof (assuming it's not on base like S) Everything else I can live without.
     
  13. StraightDave

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    Tesla will have to find a way to keep the cost down otherwise a lot of those reservations will go unfilled. I think a lot of buyers are hoping to get that "affordable" EV for $28k after the credit. And I'm not sure people realize the M3 is an entry level luxury car.
     
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    I'm not sure many understand how the $7500 credit works either. There are going to be a lot of mad people who buy-up $7500 worth of extra options only to fill out their taxes and only be able to claim a fraction of that credit.
     
  15. Jason Bourne

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    Thanks! very interesting
     
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    60-62K out the door is what i'm thinking for a top of the line fully loaded model 3 will run after tax credit and then tax added on for price of the car.
     
  17. MP3Mike

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    Not likely, here is my guess:

    Option Model 3
    Base $ 35,000.00
    Larger battery $ 7,500.00
    Supercharging (Included in larger battery)
    AWD $ 4,000.00
    Performance $ 10,000.00
    Ludicrous $ 5,000.00
    Total: $ 61,500.00

    Other options that you must not be planning on:
    Paint $ 1,000.00
    Wheels $ 2,500.00
    Auto-Pilot $ 2,500.00
    Leather Seats $ 2,000.00
    Premium Interior $ 2,500.00
    Panoramic Roof $ 1,500.00
    Fancy trim (Carbon fiber) $ 750.00
    HiFi $ 2,000.00
    Sub-Zero $ 1,000.00
    High amp charger $ 1,000.00
    Towing option $ 750.00
    Smart Air Suspension $ 2,500.00
    Carbon Fiber Spoiler $ 1,000.00
    $ 21,000.00
     
  18. Sp4rky

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    As this was discussed before launch in another thread already...
    Here's my well thought out options (all prices assuming 30% reduction from Model S).

    Tesla Model 3 Configuration Costs

    Necessary

    PXXD Model Upgrade
    Battery - Included
    Dual Motor - Included
    Subtotal $ 23,100.00

    Nice to Have Options
    Autopilot $ 1,750.00
    Premium Interior $ 2,100.00
    Smart Air Suspension $ 1,750.00
    Hi-Fi Sound $ 1,750.00
    Supercharger Access Included
    Subtotal $ 7,350.00

    Frilly
    Carbon Fiber Spoiler $ 700.00
    Silver Metallic Paint $ 700.00
    Pano Roof $ 1,050.00
    Subtotal $ 2,450.00

    Total for My Options $ 32,900.00
    Base Price of M3 $ 35,000.00


    Total Cost of My Model 3 $ 67,900


    I really don't care about wheels\leather. Can totally add those later IMHO.
     
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  19. JohnSnowNW

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    I took the price differential between a base S70, and a P90DL, which is $48k...divided it by 1/2, and added to the base price of the Model 3. This came to $59,000.00.
     
  20. NC-3

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    For those of you that are looking to build out your Model 3 to $60k...
    Why wouldn't you purchase a 2014 P85 Performance now with 20k miles for less?

    One of the main reasons I reserved the Model 3 is the 35k price point. (I think that the majority or reservations will also be closer to the $35k-42k avg that Tesla uses)

    Remember our Tesla will be worth 50-57% after three years.
     
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