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Model 3 Australia - Massive Price Cut

Discussion in 'Australia' started by DBPhil, Oct 15, 2020.

  1. DBPhil

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    Is everyone seeing the same thing as me? 'Refreshed' (chrome delete) Model 3 with significant price cuts in Aus?

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    New wheels also
     
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    NSW Driveaway Pricing (white no FSD):
    - SR+ $71996
    - LR $89589
    - P $101874
     
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    So just did a check and yep, it's $2627.6 less than I paid for the Model 3, though FSD has gone up about $1600 since I got that. So I guess $1k less overall. That said I have nearly a years worth driving of it.

    Range is also up to 657km from 620km I'm guessing that's due to the new heat pump which for Australia given that it doesn't snow in most areas or get that properly cold isn't that much of a difference.

    Hopefully the new cars are better built with less faults. I think moving the screen out a bit like they've done will be nice.

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    The new center console is no big change:

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    The one thing I want to know is if the side glass is thicker and if they is now a powered boot.
    If there are those two i'd be interested to see if they can do a retrofit on older cars.

    I do like the look of the Uberturbine wheels but damn, i'd hate to get gutter rash on them or speed humps.
     
  5. DBPhil

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    Which Model 3 did you buy James? Post the price increases late last year (if I recall correctly) the differences are actually in the $7-10k range. Tesla seem to have provided Australia with their FX rate pricing reduction at the same time as the model 'refresh' (US didn't see price reductions).

    Definitely has an auto-boot as it's listed on the configurator ... and I did read that the windows were planned to be thicker.

    Seems to be great buying at these prices.
     
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    #6 jamesgo, Oct 16, 2020
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    Long Range (with Metallic paint), ordered Aug 19. Final Price last year (excluding FSD) was $94378.60

    Right now it's $91639
    So $2739.6 difference

    But yeah FSD has gone up $1600 in that time as well, so $1139.60

    I guess add for the chrome delete kit which funnily enough arrived today.
     
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    In December 2020 in Victoria with white paint the LR AWD (without FSD) was $95,502.60. Today it is $89,717

    A drop in price of $5,785.60 drive away.
     
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    Yep, over 5k cheaper in NSW for LR. Very good buying at that price. Get in now before the next A$ collapse :D

    It would be very nice to have a heat pump rather than the resistive heater, but Sydney’s climate is so mild even the warm air coming from the battery is usually enough to feel warm and I don’t think I’ve ever turned the heater on. If it’s really cold, I just turn on the seat heaters for a bit.

    New centre console does nothing for me, as does chrome delete.
     
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    Do we know if this also.means switch to China made?
     
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    An early order then. As some others mentioned, Tesla raised their prices later in the year.
     
  11. DBPhil

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    Given they have updated the Model 3 globally I don't imagine that necessarily means any change in manufacturing country for Australia
     
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    Will be interesting to see whether the used Model 3's on Carsales are price adjusted now.
     
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    The only think that struck me was the 4-8 weeks delivery. From memory it was 8-12 weeks previously reflecting the start of quarter production.
     
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    Nice range jump for the LR AWD
     
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    The first batch may just be coming in from US... ..don't think gf Shanghai making them for our market just yet.. next batch from Dec builds will likely be from GF Shanghai.. @Vedaprime please assist with vins on their way ? If M in vin then definitely refresh and from US..china vins will be different to current well known tesla 5YJ...?
     
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    The better range would be from new heat pump and new wheels.. maybe improved motor and inverter... Unlikely just software so current builds won't get this kind of range boost
     
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    It's the wheels, heat pump and slightly refined battery chemistry that achieved the additional range. Unless your car has the new heat pump and/or batteries, there's no software update to improve range.
     
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    2020.40.7 (Software Update) | Teslascope
     
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    Yes, as I said above, unless your car has the new heat pump and/or batteries, there's no software update to improve range. Notice how the update is only on the model Y? The model Y has the new heat pump, and possibly the new battery chemistry, hence the range unlock.
     
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    #20 Fazza, Oct 16, 2020
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    U disagree with the link? The description explains the efficiency improvements

    Range improvement with that update on model Y s already on the road too in so how can it be battery chemistry changes on this occassion?
     

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