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Model 3 deposit...how much will we need?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by tdelta1000, Mar 12, 2015.

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  1. tdelta1000

    tdelta1000 Active Member

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    Tesla Motors has a history of requiring 5K for its new vehicle deposit. So what do you think TM will ask for a Model 3 deposit? I think the it won't be the usual 5K but $3,500 instead.
     
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    Krugerrand Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps for the Signature of it, but I think we'll be looking at closer to $1500ish and definitely no more than $2,500.
     
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    Are your deposit amounts based on the projected cost of the Model 3?

    If those are the final deposit amounts I think it will cause an explosion of Model 3 deposits.
     
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    Krugerrand Well-Known Member

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    It's a guess, plain and simple. The Model S deposit amount was reduced from 5 to 2.5k. I can't imagine Tesla would ask for more than 2.5k for a car costing halfish (base price to base price of the 60). And since we're looking down market a bit, I can't see that segment putting down a deposit amount any larger. $1500 sounds about right to me in the end, but again I'm straight up guessing.
     
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    I know we are but it's fun.
     
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    aronth5 Long Time Follower

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    No matter what the amount is Tesla will have a lot of it on the day they finally accept orders!
     
  7. dauger

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    Ok how about, for the "Signature" edition:

    $3141.59
     
  8. mwulff

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    As long as you have $40,000 in your bank account you will be fine :)
     
  9. Twiglett

    Twiglett Single pedal driver

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    Now thats a price I can see Elon going for :)
     
  10. stephenpace

    stephenpace VIN S00219

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    Love it, but Tesla should keep the Sig reservation rate at $40k. $2500 is fine for the Std. My estimate is 40k pre-orders the week after reservations go live, although it could be much, much more:

    1k Sigs x $40k = $40,000,000
    39k Std x $2500 = $97,500,000

    Total Deposits for Model ≡: $137,500,000

    Not chump change. My extended family will have at least 4 of the slots.
     
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    aronth5 Long Time Follower

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    I doubt the Signature will be as high as $40k but $25K wouldn't surprise me.
     

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