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How Early is too Early to get the Y

How concerned are you about first production Model Y?

  • I'll take the Y as soon as I can get it

    Votes: 122 45.2%
  • I prefer Tesla practice building the Y a bit before make the purchase

    Votes: 114 42.2%
  • I have not decided if I will take early production

    Votes: 34 12.6%

  • Total voters
    270

electracity

Active Member
Jun 8, 2015
4,028
3,458
60606
If you vote, please also note in comments if you have made a Y order (technically not a preorder). Also what car the Y will replace.
 

f2000sa

Member
Oct 23, 2019
101
66
usa
Ordered then cancelled. Will wait for price drop after enthusiasts pick up theirs. Also HW4 is of interest.

I double that it will materialized, or you may wait for quite long time. It looks like that the demand is very high and the production can not keep pace. There is no incentive for Tesla to lower the price.
 
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DanCar

Active Member
Oct 2, 2013
2,031
2,126
SF Bay Area
I double that it will materialized, or you may wait for quite long time. It looks like that the demand is very high and the production can not keep pace. There is no incentive for Tesla to lower the price.
Demand was higher for the Model 3 and the price dropped. How many pre-orders for Model 3? 450K? How many for Model Y?
 

jerry33

(S85-3/2/13 traded in) X LR: F2611##-3/27/20
Supporting Member
Mar 8, 2012
20,029
24,878
Texas
Based on my low 5K VIN on the S, I'd have no problem with an early Y. I purchased right after the ramp up to volume production.
 
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Thunder7ga

Member
May 20, 2018
326
286
Johns Creek, GA
Our timeline will be to start thinking about buying a new car in the Spring of 2021. By then the wife's minivan will be ready to be replaced (nearing 200,000 around that time), and she is interested in checking it out once they are in the wild. She won't 100% commit yet, but at least she will give it a look when the time comes.
 
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Sparrow

S105/ Roadster 189
Dec 14, 2010
762
252
Marietta, GA
Buying the 7 seat long range Y, since the 7 seater will not be available right away I feel confident of build quality at that time. We will be replacing my wife's 2013 Model S.
 
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camthehombre

Member
Jan 25, 2018
454
412
Spanish Fork, UT
Ordered LR RWD 5 Seater. Not concerned about build as it's mostly a Model 3 which I believe they have gotten down pretty well. It will replace the Model S we already sold. Currently a one car family which is fine as I live about half a mile from work so I walk.
 
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f2000sa

Member
Oct 23, 2019
101
66
usa
I am hesitant between 5 and 7 seats. Should I place orders for both to lock in the upcoming price change for FSD? I will cancel one once the model Y is in the showroom.
 

aronth5

Long Time Follower
Supporting Member
May 8, 2010
2,854
1,959
Boston Suburb
Ordered to replace my Model 3 LR RWD. No problems last winter in the snow and I don't really care about the performance version.
I have a fairly early VIN 89XX and it was perfect. Looking for an early Model Y to maximize the trade in value of the 3.
 

IronminiEV

Member
Oct 9, 2019
33
20
Newport Beach, CA
Ordered to replace my Model 3 LR RWD. No problems last winter in the snow and I don't really care about the performance version.
I have a fairly early VIN 89XX and it was perfect. Looking for an early Model Y to maximize the trade in value of the 3.

do you mind sharing your battery degradation % and what your real world wh/mi is? That way people like me who is getting into Tesla for first time can have a rough estimate on similar configuration car? Thank you!
 

aronth5

Long Time Follower
Supporting Member
May 8, 2010
2,854
1,959
Boston Suburb
do you mind sharing your battery degradation % and what your real world wh/mi is? That way people like me who is getting into Tesla for first time can have a rough estimate on similar configuration car? Thank you!
Last full charge was 318 miles at 18k miles. When I first got the car Tesla stated range was 310 miles for a long range RWD model.
Tesla announced owners would get an upgrade to 325 miles which happened to some but probably a minority of owners with this configuration.
I charge to 80% daily and have never super charged. Use 18" aeros for my winter tires and 18" turbine wheel the rest of the year. Overall WH/mi is 255 with winter averaging much higher.
Even temperatures in the 50's affect range..
 

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