Made back in Nov but some good points are made. No question the Y is crushing in pre-orders and that should only continue as deliveries are starting soon. They're going to need some new way to sell more 3's and this would do it for me...
You can get good winter tires without breaking the bank. I had a 2012 Mustang before I got my 3 and had a winter tire set for it. Worked out very well and I was able to drive safely with confidence through all 7 winters that I had my Mustang. Anyone that is serious about having a set of winter tires will also have an extra set of wheels to mount them on. When it was time to swap tires I just did it myself in my driveway.
I haven’t gone the winter tire route with my 3 yet, but this winter and last haven’t seen much in terms of snowfall in NJ. I may reevaluate if I do run into winter driving trouble in the future. However, anyone that is familiar with northeast winters and has a few years experience with rear wheel drive cars shouldn’t run into many problems though.