Welcome to Tesla Motors Club
Discuss Tesla's Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck, Roadster and More.

M3 Owners: Would you buy another Model 3 today?

Would you buy a Model 3 today?

  • Yes

    Votes: 197 93.8%
  • No

    Votes: 14 6.7%

  • Total voters


Active Member
Aug 13, 2017
SF Bay
If we're assuming a situation like "my car was totaled and I have to buy another car", then yes, I'd buy an LR AWD with FSD, or a stealth P3D if I could find one (I do not want the dumb 20" wheels).

I'd be pretty annoyed by doing so though, because I'm planning on switching to a Y once I can pick one up on sale during an end of quarter special once they're in production, but buying a new Model 3 right now would make that a bit ridiculous.

I'm also really wary of handing Tesla any more money right now until I see some actual improvements to the features I care about, which notably do not include farts, video games, or Spotify.


Active Member
Apr 5, 2016
San Jose, CA
I've only had 2 and a half minor issues with my car since getting it (July 2018) that required a service center visit

- driver side rear window got out of alignment and ended touching the rear quarter window. Fixed under warranty.
- TPMS warning icon was lit at delivery. Lived with it for a while before taking it in and getting a reset.
- installing software updates after the first one always failed. Ended up getting an SD reformat OTA by service. That seems to have fixed it as I've installed at least 5 versions since without any problems.

Other than replacing two rear tires, nothing else has cost me any money. There have been several times the screen blanks out or the audio system hangs but a reset takes care of that.

I would happily buy another Model 3; AWD would be my preference as I got antsy and didn't wait long enough the first time.
  • Like
Reactions: Kleenerth3


Nov 29, 2016
The Woodlands, TX
Hell yes, except it would be a Performance instead of regular dual motor if they still have the 3P- / stealth / whatever we're calling it now. Price premium last year wasn't worth it to me. Zero issues with my car though and over 20k miles since November.
  • Like
Reactions: Kleenerth3


Jun 28, 2019

It’s the best EV for the price at the moment.

I really wish Tesla were more professional and stable. I hope this venture doesn’t die on the hill of unfulfilled promises and sub-par service.
  • Like
Reactions: Scott7 and KJD


May 23, 2018
You've made a lot of threads over the past few days gathering information. I hope that you understand that you're polling the minority of owners who are also going to tend to be more vocal about both their love for tesla and their complaints when they have issues. I don't see how its possible for you to base a purchase decision on data gathered here alone.


May 27, 2018
I actually replaced my Model 3 because of an accident and I would probably do it again. I would not get the same configuration, I have LR RWD with FSD, paying up front was a major mistake. I will never give any money to Tesla in advance ever again. We had planned on a Y at launch for my wife and that is not happening. We will wait and see, let any cost reduction, pricing, launch issues get sorted out. Love the car but not at all a fan of the company and their customer service.
Last edited:

About Us

Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.

Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.