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Model 3 Performance Test Drives

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by 30seconds, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. 30seconds

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    Whoa. Elon says they have shipped 100 Performance versions to stores for test drives

    Elon Musk on Twitter
     
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  2. little1er

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    Gimme Gimme Gimme!!!
     
  3. Park2670

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    Im ready for a test drive.
     
  4. TurnFast

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    I hope Bellevue doesn't get one. That is not going to help my resolve in resisting getting the P when the AWD should be fine.
     
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  5. Swampgator

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    Hopefully you can put the P into AWD emulation mode, like P100D can do.
     
  6. NewTMSMan

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    Anyone know where the 100 are going and when they will be there?
     
  7. Knightshade

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    #7 Knightshade, Jul 13, 2018
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    Technically his tweet said they've BUILT 100, not shipped 100... IIRC somebody had a picture of them (all red from the looks of it) still sitting in the parking lot at the plant a couple days ago


    As to where they're going- there aren't many more than 100 DCs in the whole country- so question is if they plan to ship 1 car to each or bunch up at some and leave others out.
     
  8. AlexanderAF

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    ...test drive it from the dealership to my garage
     
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  9. ℬête Noire

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    I put in my Model 3 Test Drive request in a few weeks back. The "come on in" call can't come soon enough.
     
  10. SD_Engnr

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    I called my local showroom yesterday, and it was indicated that they don't expect the car for a few weeks. Could be sooner, but they won't know until it shows up...
     
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    I didn't even notice this was reported way back on Tuesday. Yeah, Tesla being Tesla the showroom people won't have a clue. Some day the car will roll up and drop off the back of a truck. ;)
     
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    We have no showrooms in Iowa but I am travelling soon and called the St. Louis location.
    They also could not say when the Model 3 would arrive and be available for a test drive.
     
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    There are 150 Service Centers currently in the US and Tesla is adding 100 more.
     
  14. Knightshade

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    A service center is where they fix teslas

    a store/gallery is where they show and test drive teslas

    they're not the same thing- and there's fewer stores than service centers.


    There's only 110 actual stores/galeries (and at least a handful are tiny things in malls)

    US Tesla Stores and Galleries | Tesla
     
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  15. T34ME

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    My daughter and SIL are scheduled to test drive the P3D this Wednesday at the Buena Park, Ca store/service center. Red with white interior, $83K sticker. Both are techno people. If you have questions for them about their test drive, post here.

    They drove a new P100D yesterday at same store. Blue. Her text to me:
    "Drove this P100D (included picture). Really fun, but too big. Ludicrous mode causes your vision to bluuuuuuuuuuur....................."​

    They have a 3LR on order in OBM color and expect delivery in about 6/8 weeks (I transferred one of my reservations to them). I know they will stick with that.
     
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  16. AlexanderAF

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    Have they driven a model 3 LR? Would they be able to compare the handling and the acceleration to the LR?
     
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    I'd really like to know the actual suspension differences (is it just different end links for the 20s, or are there actually different springs/shocks/etc?) but doubt that's going to be info that can access and who knows if an answer the store guy gives is accurate.

    I suppose the most asked in-car question is if there's any sort of insane/ludicrous mode, or if the 3.5 spec 0-60 is just "normal" behavior and there might be another mode coming later.

    Oh- also- are the P3D test cars set up with the menu that lets you have it emulate the slower Model 3s- like the P100D test cars have?
     
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  18. FlyNavy01

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    Not that it matters but I'm also curious if there's an acceleration mode other than "chill" and "sport".

    Also, I think you may have the cost wrong, P3D fully loaded including delivery fee is $81k.
     
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    did tesla reach out to them after filling out the form on the site or did they just contact the store?
     
  20. SD_Engnr

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    Would love to know how to make the test drive list as quickly as they did.
     

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