We have reserved a Model 3 in South Africa. I suspect that after the 500 000 orders have been delivered to the rest of the world, we will be lucky to get ours before about 2022! In the meantime we are very keen to go EV so as soon as we can get a 200+ mile EV we would buy one and then wait for the M3. This in SA would most probably be a Leaf 2; Bolt or i3 Mk2 in about 2018. An alternative is to import a (RHD) Model S from the UK – CPO most probably – 2014/15 model. Would we be able to run a MS here without a Tesla SC?? We would have OTA connection to Tesla and the usual mechanical garages/service stations here plus, possibly, computer whizzes. I would trust that the DU issues have now been solved but what about door handles and other Tesla specific problems? How many issues still arise regularly with an MS that require attention to keep the car operational? We could accept odds and ends going awry that do not stop us and are tricky to sort out here. How many other people have tried to own an MS in a country without Tesla presence – is it possible?! It seems to me from the forum that many people have niggly issues that they say will be addressed at the next service visit but which don't stop the car............ Please can MS owners give me some indication of what sort of things now go 'wrong' with their cars and whether they are critical and would stop the car (eg drive unit!). If we had a serious problem it may require sending the car back to Tesla in the UK/USA for repairs – frighteningly expensive. Is this a mad or workable idea? Input would be greatly appreciated – thanks.