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How many miles do you plan on logging in Model 3 per year?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by osubuckeyes88, Aug 16, 2017.

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How many miles a year on your future Model 3

  1. 0-1000 miles (0 - 1610 km)

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  2. 1001 - 5000 miles (1611 - 8047 km)

    5 vote(s)
    6.0%
  3. 5001- 12000 miles (8048 - 19313 km)

    32 vote(s)
    38.1%
  4. 12001 - 25000 miles (19313 -

    35 vote(s)
    41.7%
  5. 25001+ miles (40234+ km)

    11 vote(s)
    13.1%
  1. osubuckeyes88

    osubuckeyes88 Member

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    I currently put about 24-30k miles a year on my Honda Civic. With the limited battery and car warranty, will this affect how much you're driving? How many miles do you plan on putting on your model 3?
     
  2. insaneoctane

    insaneoctane Member

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    20k/yr

    I hope the car is reliable enough to drive the wheels off it without significant expense (10 years) . Hopefully maintenance /repairs are cheaper than ICE. Fingers crossed.... Elon, you got my back, right?



    Right?
     
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  3. 206er

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    probably the same 5k-6k miles per year we've put on our Acura over last 4 years.
     
  4. evp

    evp Nerd

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    Well, I'm averaging about 30K per year on the Model S. Don't see that dropping very much.
     
  5. Robert831

    Robert831 Member

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    The Toyota dealer acted like I was crazy for driving 19k/yr. yesterday when I got my oil change. I imagine I'll do more than that in the Model 3.
     
  6. Thomas Edison

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    I feel like this poll would be better if it had 6-8 options rather than 3.
     
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  7. McRat

    McRat Active Member

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    All of them. Daddy's Toy.
     
  8. tpatana

    tpatana Member

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    Currently about 18-19k/year on my ice, I don't expect that amount to change.
     
  9. Sandiegodoug

    Sandiegodoug Member

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    Plan to put most of our miles on my wife's x
    The 3 will be a run about for me so I don't have to drive my gas sucking tundra 4x4 or our Jeep Wrangler around.
     
  10. landis

    landis Member

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    Currently about 18k/year.
    Expect to put about 24k/year since I intend to visit my mom more frequently while I still can. (1.2k each round trip)
    Plus some epic road trips could push it higher...
    240k after more than 10 years or so has been about average for me.
     
  11. Subhuman

    Subhuman Member

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    Where is the over 50,000 selection? :D
     
  12. kaffine

    kaffine Member

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    I am expecting to be around 50k a year, more if I end up taking my car on road trips.
     
  13. RubberToe

    RubberToe Supporting the greater good

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    (75mph * 24 * 365) = 657,000 miles

    I'm assuming there will be no leap seconds next year...

    RT
     
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  14. sooner

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    This number, I expect, to vary wildly between members, as some will use it as a third car (meaning one with an alternate) and some as a main vehicle. Additionally, some may not have a need for lots of driving.

    I am a heavy driver. I commute 102 miles every business day (combined). Current vehicle is a 2015 Jetta TDI with 85000 miles.
    The problem with that amount of mileage for me is oil change every 4 months, adds up quickly. Things like tires will need replaced often, but an EV will have less that needs serviced regularly over my TDI. Since I am nearly all highway, my brakes have only worn down 2 mm from original, so I expect to never need to replace Model 3 brakes.

    I imagine I am on the extreme mileage wise, curious if anyone else is.
     
  15. eSpiritIV

    eSpiritIV Member

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    At a minimum of $280($70 ea) a year in oil changes, What other maintenance costs have you seen on the TDI? Just curious as a heavy driver if you have added it all up to get your yearly maintenance cost?

    I sold my TDI after diselgate and only had it 2 years so at that

    I agree, you will probably never need to replace your brakes on a model 3 if you use heavy regen
     
  16. igotzzoom

    igotzzoom Supporting Member

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    I just recently started a job that's work-from-home, so I'm not driving as much as I was. I'm not forecasting much more than 10k miles a year.
     
  17. sooner

    sooner Member

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    I take most of the suggested maintenance, so every 40k miles a transmission flush (will not be taking future ones, it does improve life the first couple times but comes with diminishing returns) and filters and such.
    Transmission 750 bucks a time (twice now)
    Tires once thus far (but this wont change because of Tesla)
    Oil changes are usually more than 70 bucks. you have oil, fuel filter, Ad Blue, and labor. The 'oil change' is about 150 or so. Could do this myself, but beyond oil changes, brake replacements, I have very little car experience. If something was about to break, or was wearing too fast, I would not know.

    So yearly maintenance is 150 * 3 + 750 + 50 for air filters (once a year) + 25 for wipers (once a year) so somewhere in the neighborhood of 1275. Not going to be too difficult for the Model 3 to beat that figure.
     
  18. david_42

    david_42 Member

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    Probably around 8K miles. That's what we have been putting on our Kia annually for the last six years.
     
  19. insaneoctane

    insaneoctane Member

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    Probably should have added some resolution to your poll.... 12k and 25k is a pretty big range
     
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  20. Enginerd

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    There's a chance that if my job situation changes, I'll be commuting to be with the family on weekends. I'm estimating 26k/year. Hopefully I won't have to do that very long.
     

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