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If You're Reserving -what car are you coming from?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by sandange, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. sandange

    sandange sandange

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    Especially curious if you are coming from another EV

    Just curious what model automobile you are coming from


    Care to share why?
     
  2. Lokolo

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    I am going to be coming from a non-electric Mazda3.

    I like the number 3.

    Just thought I'd put it out there.
     
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  3. ELRev

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    Sold my first car (2007 Dodge Charger) when I started college. Bought my Sonata used after I graduated. It'll have well over 100,000 miles on it by late 2017. Saw news late last month that Tesla was taking reservations on Model 3s starting March 31. I jokingly polled my girlfriend and parents as to whether or not I should reserve one. Spent the next 2-3 weeks realizing it wasn't as crazy as it sounds. Finally dove into research mode, fell in love, and decided it was worth the investment. Living in California, it's never too early to reduce your carbon footprint. And having driven a Model S twice now, a Tesla is unlike anything I've ever experienced - far more impressive and enjoyable to drive than any "car" I've ever driven. And by the time I get mine, who knows if I'LL even need to drive it at all. It might drive me. Can't wait.
     
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  4. pmich80

    pmich80 Between U and me I'm giddy waitin' for the Model ≡

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    Well I've been holding off for years in getting a new car since I haven't been inspired by anything until Tesla came out with the Model S. I'm a big tech geek so the features on a Tesla really tug at my tech-filled heart. I've been driving my 2001 Nissan Sentra waiting for the Model 3 to arrive. 2017/2018 can't come soon enough.

    I just realized that next year I will of had my Sentra for half my entire life and 80% of my driving life. It'll be wierd to drive something new. A welcome change though for sure.
     
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  5. ggies07

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    2008 Honda Accord and I CANNOT wait until I get my first EV. Still have to wait about two years, but I've been waiting since 2012, so not much longer.....
     
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  6. trinites1a

    trinites1a Alfred | X60D

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    I currently own a Infiniti QX60 and a Nissan Rouge... The Model 3 will be replacing the QX60 actually. I'm a small business owner but I can 100% survive with the Rogue for my business needs. Don't need such a big vehicle anymore and eventually when the Model Y gets here (and hopefully it's a CUV) it will replace my Rogue and possibly Model 3 because I would purchase 2 Model Y's for the wife and I.
     
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  7. ModelNforNerd

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    I, too, will be coming from an ICE-y "3".

    Audi A3.

    Why? AP for long trips, the savings in gas and maintenance, and the ability to get an OTA update to make the car better are huge selling points for me.
     
  8. mrounds

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    I'll be upgrading from a 2007 VW Rabbit with 108k miles on her! Can't wait to finally be driving an EV, a Tesla none the less!
     
  9. Bruin1996

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    My wife's 2009 Subaru Forester. I just sold my 2006 Acura TL this week and will be picking up my Model S 90D this weekend. =) We're keeping the 2014 Odyssey for long road trips and situations where we need 8 seats.
     
  10. wilhelmspencer

    wilhelmspencer Model 3 Reserved 3/31/16 In Store 10:20 PST

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    This question would make a really interesting poll. If OP doesn't want to make one I will.
     
  11. Foxhound199

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    Tally another Mazda 3 for me. Couldn't see myself driving a car as big as the S, so I'm really looking forward to the 3!
     
  12. ifwinterends

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    2005 Toyota Prius. I am the original owner and never thought I'd want another car until I saw my first Model S.
     
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  13. SureValla

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    2007 Toyota Prius 230k miles (original owner), considered turning it into a plug in around 2009 but the price was too high to cover the benefit of a small amount of EV miles.

    Was waiting forever for the gen 4 prius to come out thinking it would have 65+ mpg or a plug in that went 50+ miles. I got sick of waiting around 2013 and then I discovered the model 3. Have been waiting since.

    The disappointing specs of the gen 4 prius and prius prime affirmed my choice.
     
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  14. nickpants

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    2012 mustang convertible.
     
  15. SureValla

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    how many miles you have on that Sentra?
     
  16. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Active Member

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    We should we share with a new member who doesn't share?
     
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  17. JohnSnowNW

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    We leased a 2016 Leaf last weekend, the Model 3 will replace it.
     
  18. rnelsonee

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    Another Mazda 3 owner here. Good MPG, it's a hatchback, not slow, and has good features for a good price. So, pretty much the same reasons as I want the Model 3. And if the Tesla drives as well as my beloved previous MINI Cooper(s), I'll be very happy.

    Before that it was a slew of German cars which became a bear to maintain once they reached 100,000 miles. Now that I'm older and wiser, I realize lower Total Cost of Ownership makes me happier than the badge on the hood.
     
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  19. Brad_NC

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    1989 VW Cabriolet

    It's almost as old as I am, haha (actually some of the parts in it that were used to repair it before I owned it are older than me).
     
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  20. Josh the German

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    Hi folks,

    since nearly 20 years we are driving affordable Italian cars, at present Lancia Delta, Alfa Romeo Giulietta and just for fun a Coupé Fiat shown in my avatar.

    Best regards from Germany

    Josh
     

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