Hi Michael,Hi All,
First-time poster here so be gentle . I've placed an order for a M3 LR that is expected in June and the more I read/watch around Tesla's I always seem to question myself on whether it's the right thing to do. Did anyone else do this when going from ICE to EV?
I've test drove the car a few times and happy with the overall size (Boot and baby seat space). I don't think the range anxiety is an issue as I'll have a home charger and most business trips will be up/down the A1/M1 which looks to be well equipped with superchargers. A recent issue that I'm now questioning is the noise inside the cabin which I'm sure going from a 320D with run-flats will not be an issue.
Keen to hear your thoughts.
You should never really have range anxiety in a M3 LR/AWD. Keep the Aero wheels on for the full range, which is what 351 miles now? That's more than I have at 322 miles and I have no range anxiety, even on long trips.
Tesla keeps adding new Superchargers so your range problem will continue to diminish over time. Noisy cabin? I wish I had your issue. I'm half deaf, lol. I guess there are some perks to living in a world of relative silence. This might depend on how sensitive you are to noise or what you perceive to be unpleasant sound.
If you like, go and test-drive a Tesla from Turo dot com, and assuage your fears. You've made a great choice!
For myself, my biggest worry was whether to stick with my Model 3 AWD LR order or go for the available 2020 Stealth P3D- in the trim of my choice. $6000 more for the P. These 'Stealths' are no longer offered on any order page and I don't even think they're offered at all for 2021+ models. Back then I knew these were somewhat rarified unicorns. A Stealth is just a P without all of the 'Performance Upgrade Parts' (PUP) such as spoiler, sport suspension, 20" wheels, etc. I preferred the 18" Aero wheels for more range, cheaper tires, and less risk to the rims from imperfect L.A. roads. Sleeper cars are their own kind of fun too, for those who know the difference between a P, LR AWD, and SR+ anyway.
As you've guessed, I went for the Stealth and am SO glad I did. I don't miss the money and I still get to drive the Stealth any time the mood strikes. I know now I made the right choice for my neurotype and interests.
Also, welcome to the forum!