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Model 3 Black Interior Only == Not Good For Warm Climates

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by AZ-3, Jun 18, 2017.

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If black (non A/C seats) are the only choice, would you pass / wait on ordering ??

  1. No

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  2. Yes - for 30 to 90 days

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  3. Yes - for as long as it takes for my preferred color to be available

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  4. Undecided - have to wait to see the final interior / exterior color

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  1. AZ-3

    AZ-3 Member

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    ** EDIT 6-19 **

    I wish I could edit the question. It was intended for people who really didn't want black interiors. Obviously, if you already want a black interior you would order a black interior right away and this question does not apply. The intent of the question was for people who didn't want a black interior. Lets say you wanted a white or tan interior based on the M3 reveal in 2016, would you just order black anyway (as soon as you receive your configuration notice) to either keep your place in line or ensure you get the full $7500 incentive. JB
     
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  2. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    I want a black leather interior not a black fabric interior.
     
  3. ProphetM

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    That's my main question as well. My Toyota Matrix has a black fabric interior and we don't really have an issue with it. But I don't know if I could live with black leather. That might be one of the very few things that would force me to wait on the purchase until another option is available.
     
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    Production ramp-up
    This makes over 5000 cars (avg 400/wk)
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    Respectfully, the chart & curve you've used is conjecture like we're all doing. With a from-scratch, automated production line that was already simulated & validated, we could as easily project a curve having a large step up from initial, partial manual assembly and the style of curve you illustrated being flipped so that it asymptotically approaches max desired weekly rate.

    If you hadn't read elsewhere, this sort of two-phase process -- step up to massive production -- is what has been reported, re: Model 3 battery production at the Gigafactory. Short initial, partial hand assembly and step up to orders of magnitude faster automated production ramping up to full desired production rate. Design & simulation of the manufactured product being accompanied by design & simulation of the production line (and facilities).
     
  6. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Banned

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    Whooa.....the initial statement in this thread hasn't been proven to be official. The Model 3 owners club has been wrong about a lot lately. I'm not sure what's going on over there. hmmmmmm
     
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  7. John Green

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    I'm surprised that Elon would prefer bleck seats.
    Isn't he Seth African?
     
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  8. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Banned

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    Elon didn't say anything about black seats. nor bleck seats. lol

    Everyone...this is what Fake news can do.
     
  9. JeffK

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    #49 JeffK, Jun 20, 2017
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    Not sure who made that curve but it doesn't follow Tesla's supply orders at all. In July they are ordering parts for 1000 cars per week. Even with a week delay that'd be 3000 cars by the end of July.

    Usually when people make curves they try to use data... This chart will explain everything:
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  10. Dan Detweiler

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    Same thing that is going on over here...

    Speculation, conjecture, wishing, wanting, trolling, creating issues that don't exist, assuming things that are in no way based on confirmed facts or data, trying to rile up the general public, etc. Relax folks, in with the good air and out with the bad. Enroll in a yoga or meditation class. Get that heart rate back down. We'll find out all this stuff very soon. ;)

    Dan
     
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  11. JeffK

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    I don't know if yoga or meditation (or medication for that matter) can calm my anxiety and excitement waiting for the Model 3 event! It has been a bit of an obsession.
     
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  12. Dan Detweiler

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    ...as it has been for all of us. It's been a very long 15 months!

    Dan
     
  13. Vistan

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    Can you be specific on what Model 3 Owners Club has gotten wrong?
     
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  14. Az_Rael

    Az_Rael Supporting Member

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    As a desert dweller who ended up with a black leather interior (good deal on my CPO), I can say that the current implementation of overheat protection DOES help in the hot sun. I can't always connect to my car to precool it due to spotty cell coverage, but with a quality front window shade and overheat protection, my car hasn't been any hotter than my prior tan interior vehicle. Sure, 105 is still pretty hot, but it's closer to the ambient 100 degrees outside vs 120 or 140 or whatever crazy oven temperature the car would get to without it.
     
  15. RayW

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    My MS with black interior was parked outside all day yesterday in 100+ heat and there was no issue with hot seats. Install Spectra Photosync tint, get a good sunshade for the windshield, and turn the A/C on a few minutes before you get to the car.
     
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    Do you have the all glass roof? I'm interested to see how cool/hot it keeps a dark interior without aftermarket tints/films if anyone has experience (In a Tesla).
     
  17. SageBrush

    SageBrush 2018: Drain the Sewer

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    And park facing the sun.
    I am able to leave my windows cracked open so I haven't bothered to pre-cool our Prius Prime. Yesterday I left home at 6:30 pm and used ~ 0.5 kWh to cool down the car to 75F. Ambient was in the mid 90s F
     
  18. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Banned

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    One of the more important quotes was that the Model S and Model X owners were not going to get free supercharging and a few hours later Elon opened up free supercharging.

    Secondly...where is the quote from Tesla and/or Elon about black being the only interior color?

    I love listening to their youtube channel though.
     
  19. JeffK

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    It's likely third hand knowledge from Trevor Page from a Tesla employee who may or may not have knowledge of actual production plans but may have heard it from another Tesla employee. It's similar to the large battery rumor. At this point it's still just a rumor with no official word.

    Of course the same source said the performance model was in the 2 second range... so there's that.
     
  20. Garlan Garner

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    Fair Enough.
     

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