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M3 LR vs M3P vs MS P85D

MasterchiefTS

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Jan 24, 2019
61
3
Italy
Hi guys,

I'm 24 yo and My dream is always that to buy an Tesla. My old posts speaks of Model S or Model 3. Now, I'm thinking that maybe It's better do a definitive post for me.

So, I can't afford an Tesla S new, ahah. I would like a car with much technology but also sport. MS P85D has 700, 3.3 0-100, engine more aggressive for the 0-100 but It has only AP1 and the guarantee is almost finished. The guarantee is fondamental for me because I would like to keep the next car for 6-7 years and I will use for long trip.
M3 Long Range is good for autonomy, technology but It's slower than M3P.

Model 3 Performance seems the perfect choice for autonomy, guarantee, technology, velocity.

The only problem: the lines compared at Model S and the aggressive launch for 0-100.

I'm afraid that the lines of Model 3 don't like me for 6-7 years.



ps. I'm Italian and I live in Europe
 

TexasTezla

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Feb 28, 2020
221
186
Texas
If you are looking for a warranty on a car and you cant afford an S then the 3 is your best option (or perhaps a Y?). While I have the P my friends have the LR and they are just great. You wont be disappointed. 0-60 isnt worth worrying abut and if I had to do it again I would go for the LR over the P
 
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oreobbq

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Jan 8, 2021
238
309
Houston
M3P for the win! Teslas don't have engines. :)

Are you saying you prefer the body lines of the S over the 3? Maybe keep saving up til you can get the S and you'll have 4680 batteries by then.
 

MasterchiefTS

Member
Jan 24, 2019
61
3
Italy
M3P for the win! Teslas don't have engines. :)

Are you saying you prefer the body lines of the S over the 3? Maybe keep saving up til you can get the S and you'll have 4680 batteries by then.
What do you mean with "Teslas don't have engines"???

The engine of the MS P85D is different rather a M3P :)
 

Rupe

Member
Jul 8, 2011
56
18
Ft Walton Beach FL
Hi guys,

I'm 24 yo and My dream is always that to buy an Tesla. My old posts speaks of Model S or Model 3. Now, I'm thinking that maybe It's better do a definitive post for me.

So, I can't afford an Tesla S new, ahah. I would like a car with much technology but also sport. MS P85D has 700, 3.3 0-100, engine more aggressive for the 0-100 but It has only AP1 and the guarantee is almost finished. The guarantee is fondamental for me because I would like to keep the next car for 6-7 years and I will use for long trip.
M3 Long Range is good for autonomy, technology but It's slower than M3P.

Model 3 Performance seems the perfect choice for autonomy, guarantee, technology, velocity.

The only problem: the lines compared at Model S and the aggressive launch for 0-100.

I'm afraid that the lines of Model 3 don't like me for 6-7 years.



ps. I'm Italian and I live in Europe
My P85DL can do 0-100kph in 2.9. It’s 6.6 years old and everything works. The motors should last up to 800,000 km, according to an article I read. The battery (ESS) is still strong. AP1 is quite refined now, not driving like a new driver, as it did when first activated. My car is for sale, but in Florida.
 

Sklith

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Jul 23, 2019
261
213
GA
One thing to consider when deciding to get either a Model 3 Performance or Long Range is the Performance model will hold its value better.
 

bjrosen

Member
Apr 19, 2019
302
301
Westford MA
Can you afford a Tesla? When I was your age I had a used Ford that I bought for cash. Each subsequent car was better than the last but all were bought for cash. Paying interest is money down the toilet and paying more for a car that you can afford is money that you could have invested. Cars are not investments except at the super car end of the market, they wear out. If you go into dept now you will spend the rest of your life in dept.
 
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jrweiss98020

Tessa's Tesla
Jan 9, 2020
468
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How many times do you expect to launch a 3.3 0-100? If you say "often", you can't afford it because of the insurance, tickets and tire costs. The M3 AWD has plenty of acceleration for any purpose other than racing.
 

67King

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Feb 2, 2018
323
199
Knoxville, TN
What do you mean with "Teslas don't have engines"???

The engine of the MS P85D is different rather a M3P :)

Lost in translation. An engine is a device that converts thermal energy into mechanical energy......meaning it burns a fuel. An engine is a type of motor, but not the other way around. So if you are referring to something that converts electricity to mechanical energy, that would be a motor.
 

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