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Just ordered my M3P-

Discussion in 'Model 3: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by Bamagirl68, Aug 17, 2018.

  1. Bamagirl68

    Bamagirl68 Member

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    I must admit that I have been lurking on this forum for a long time. I have been gathering wisdom before my test drive today. Well, I drove the performance model and it pasted a permanent smile on my face. The 0-60 made me giggle. No car has ever made me giggle. Now, that said, I normally drive like your grandmother. The car that I drove had the larger tires and better brakes. For the kind of driving that I do, I just don’t think that I need that. Has anyone had experience driving the performance with the smaller tires? Does the upgrade make a big difference for someone like me who will never take it on a track? I still have time to change the configuration if need be, but I would love to save the $5K if possible.
     
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  2. Daniel in SD

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    You should really test drive the AWD and see if the performance is really worth the extra $10k to you.
    The tires aren't larger on the P+, only the wheels. They are a stickier summer tire but you can always upgrade the tires on the P- to the same type.
     
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    It sounds like you can save that 5K with no issue whatsoever.

    If you are already happy with the performance I see no reason to downgrade to regular AWD.

    Buyers remorse is almost always with the slower option or smaller battery.
     
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    Congrats! Mine is traveling from Fremont. I can't wait until it gets here.
     
  5. Daniel in SD

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    $10k for only 0-60 improvement of 1 second for someone who drives like a grandmother? Lots of filthy rich people on this forum. Haha.
     
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    Thank you Daniel. They don’t have an AWD to test drive. Maybe that is a sneaky way of getting me in the performance. However, I just truly loved that car. I think that I would be thinking about that test drive if I got something else.
     
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    Thank you MXWing! My thought exactly!
     
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    Thanks jdmasters! Congrats to you too!
     
  9. Daniel in SD

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    If you've got the money to burn go for it!
    I was just pointing out that the ONLY difference between the P- and the AWD is the acceleration. The 0-60 of 4.5s on the AWD is still very quick. How fast is your current car and how often do you floor the accelerator?
     
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    Ha ha Daniel! Certainly not filthy rich. However, I have been driving a paid off 11 year old car for years to save money for this one. I test drove a model S when they first came out and loved it(though not near as much as I loved the M3P) and started working toward buying one. I really love everything about Tesla: American company, cutting edge, environmentally friendly. I want them to succeed. I want to be part of the wave forward. Well, ok, maybe I just want that giggle when I drive it. But no one ever said saving the planet had to hurt, right?
     
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    Good point. My current car is much more practical than fun.
     
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    I think you missed a nuance here:
    I have a feeling this buyer will have a "new normal" with this car.
     
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    Congrats

    Us Obama people have to do what we can to put a smile on our face through these dark times.
     
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  14. Daniel in SD

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    I see grandmothers (and grandfathers!) driving AMG Mercedes with 500+ hp around here all the time and they don't merge on to the freeway any faster. I'm not convinced :p
     
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    I think that you may be right!
     
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    A 22% improvement is not insignificant... ;)
     
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    It's significant. I'm just questioning how often it will be used. If you've got a car that goes 0-60 4.5s and you're regularly wishing for more power then by all means get the P! It's just my impression that that is a very small subset of drivers and certainly not anyone who drives like a grandma.
     
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    Not everyone lives in areas with low speed limits and traffic :D
     
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    I've heard Virginia is a great place to speed! :p
    Actually I've heard that Virginia is the worst place to speed but I've never been there. :D
     
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    True! However, the secret is in not getting caught. Petra, you are right. I have a lot of fun roads around me that my M3P will eat like candy. I am still a little bit giddy thinking about driving that car.
     

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