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Model 3 Reality Check.

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by AssortedBread, Jul 20, 2017.

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  1. AssortedBread

    AssortedBread Member

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    Its hard to believe that its been 477 days since the model 3 unveil, since then expectations have grown with every subsequent forum post.

    Heres a quick reality check about how awesome the Model 3 is.

    BMW 3 Series - 34,000 (before the incredibly infuriatingly expensive options)
    Audi A4 - 34,900 (again. As a German I'm embarrassed with German car companies approach to options)
    Tesla Model 3 - 27,500 (with federal tax credit)

    BMW 3 Series Sunroof.
    Untitled 3.jpg
    Audi A4 Sunroof.
    AudiA4.jpg
    Model 3 Sunroof.
    IMG_6038-1.jpg

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    BMW 3 Series Trunk (Watch your head!)
    Screen Shot 2017-07-21 at 1.09.25 AM.png

    Audi A4 Trunk
    Screen Shot 2017-07-21 at 1.26.14 AM.png

    Model 3 Trunk + Frunk (clever Trunk hinging)
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    BMW 3 Series Roof
    Screen Shot 2017-07-21 at 1.21.06 AM.png
    Audi A4 Roof
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    Model 3 Roof
    Roof.jpg
    Roof2.jpg
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    Adding more comparisons in comments. But I think the verdict will hold true that Mr. Musk and Tesla have created the best car in its class and its a EV!
     
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  2. nikeykid

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    Hump (328i)
    2011-bmw-328i-backseat.jpg

    No Hump (Model 3)
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  3. AssortedBread

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    I'm not done! Nice comparison pics NikeyKid
     
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    BMW 3 Series Instrument Cluster
    2017_bmw_m3_sedan_dashboard.jpg
    Audi A4 Instrument Cluster
    news-2017-audi-a4-l-36-ms11ob7y6b8rx0y0fr8dzzzdpijtz12koa1wwtcsdc.jpeg
    Model 3 Dashboard
    Interior.jpg
     
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  5. nikeykid

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    i happened to have a couple queued up from today showing my buddies why the back seats were clearly superior!
     
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    BMW 3 Series Rear Head Room
    BMW-3er-729x486-c9e9e1bda974d77b.jpg
    Audi A4 Rear Head room
    Audi-A4-729x486-d3f7d636c71eedf5.jpg
    Model 3 Rear Head room (sorry, don't have higher res pic. Maybe next week)
    Screen Shot 2017-07-21 at 2.08.59 AM.png
    But he has a thumbs up, so I think we the glass is adding 2 or 3 inches.
     
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    BMW 3 Series Center Storage (sorry theres a sculpted Knob in the way)
    25-2016-bmw-3-series-fd-1.jpg
    Audi A4 Center Storage (sorry, there a shifter)
    2015-Audi-A3-18T-center-console-gear-knob.jpg
    Model 3 Center Storage (no gear shifting means big storage area)
    Screen Shot 2017-07-21 at 2.11.53 AM.png Screen Shot 2017-07-21 at 2.11.42 AM.png
     
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  8. azred

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    We probably haven't seen pictures of that $27,500 Tesla yet. Whether Tesla will produce any base models soon is a good question. I'm hoping they will, perhaps after wading through the employee reservations.
     
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    You comment on center storage but you do not show the storage on the Audi which is under the arm rest (not sure on the BMW). Not only that you show an older model of the A4 instead of the current generation, when you commented on the gear shifter. At least your picture of the instrument cluster of the A4 is the current generation

     
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    Tesla trends towards the German model for options pricing.
     
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    Awesome comparison, but to be fair the glass roof on the 3 probably won't be standard, which might make the sunroof also an option...
     
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    That was for the Model S, the True Believers understand that this is a car for the masses so all Luxury options will be sold at a HUGE discount, because Tesla (and it's shareholders) only care about their mandate for widespread EV adoption. They don't care about such silly things as profits. Alternatively, while they may do that and lose money on almost every car they will make up for it on volume! Or at least that's the widespread viewpoint on the board who are always right. Just wait for the HUD, it will be awesome (and free).
     
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    Is it just me, or do the BMW and Audi navigation displays look like they're just tacked on? You better be careful if you have kids in one of those cars, they could grab the display and snap it off.
     
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    I can't tell if this comment is sincere or designed to stir up the pot. Most kids young enough to damage stuff should be in the back seat anyway, but even this Tesla fanboy (who digs the "star trek" feel of the Model 3) gets cold sweats about knocking that Model 3 screen accidentally himself.
     
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    A4 center storage is actually an A3 (2016 or17). Center storage on M3 is from Beta prototype....will be different now.
     
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    I like all three. Don't kid yourself, Tesla options will just be as numerous and expensive as its German counterparts. Just like you don't really expect a good 3 series until the MSRP hits the mid to high 40s; the same will be true for M3.
     
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    The Model 3 certainly looks very competitive. The huge unknown is what Tesla's QC and service gonna be like. If it's haphazard and backlogged as is currently, the whole thing will be a disaster.
     
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    @AssortedBread thank you for this thread! I'm very excited about the reservation and sometimes all of the negative news can bring you down. You definitely got me right back to flying high!
     
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    Looks like minimal changes to the center storage.
    Screen Shot 2017-07-21 at 4.43.29 PM.png
     
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    I'm glad.

    Here take a look at this 2017 Mercedes C-Class ($40,000)
    55SWF4KB5HU220549-4c.jpg

    They also tack on a display, but don't commit to it. Instead the litter the entire cockpit area with hundreds of buttons... And this is a car with a starting price $5,000 higher.
     
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