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Model 3 UK Preorders!

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by DustinDep, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. DustinDep

    DustinDep Member

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    Hey! I have just preordered a Model 3 from the UK site for UK delivery, i currently have a model S but i live in the states at the moment. (Planning on immigrating in Spring). Just looking to see who all has preordered and if you are previous owners or not?!
     
  2. Chopper

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    Hi Dustin,

    We ordered 17 days after the reveal as we wanted to drive the S before we committed to buying as we'd never driven an EV before. We were about to push the button on a new Audi RS3 sportback but when we'd optioned it the price was coming close to £53k which seemed far too much. We have decided to keep the money in the bank and wait for the Model 3 instead - hope its worth the wait!

    I'd keep saving in dollars for your car though as the £-$ exchange rate is likely to continue to fall post Brexit.
     
  3. Jayc

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    #3 Jayc, Aug 24, 2016
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    @DustinDep I ordered just before the reveal early morning hours UK time on 01/04. I agree with @Chopper that best to keep your $$ saved. I am saving-up my employee stock in $ to convert to £ in two years time.

    Model S is a great car but I just cannot justify spending that much. Even if I did, I am quite certain when the novelty wears off, I will start to feel guilty spending premium on regular maintenance, new tires, insurance, etc.

    On the contrary, I reckon the Model 3 is just right for me and I plan to option it till the UK £40k tax threshold. Highest on my priority list is All wheel drive and Winter package but will consider a larger battery if it stays below the tax threshold. What I am really hoping is that by 2 years time, either the tax threshold would have been raised or the £ would not have dropped too far down otherwise all my plans go down the drain.

    Also the following threads might be of use:

    UK Model 3 reservation holders - questions and considerations

    Realistic UK model 3 delivery expectations?
     
  4. tandjharris

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    Another UK reservation holder here. Currently drive an Outlander PHEV and a Porsche 911. The Tesla 3 will replace the outlander, eventually.
    A new supercharger station has just been opened only 2 miles from my house, so I expect to see a few more Teslas around.
     
  5. Chrisuk83

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    I'm in Mansfield UK, I preordered mine on day 2.
    Just had a call from Tesla today regarding a test drive I asked for in a model s. I was surprised by the nature of the call as the person on the phone was basically saying she could not book in a test drive for a Ms for a me as I was going to buy a model 3. I ended up saying I might buy a Ms in the meantime just to get the testdrive
     
  6. Jayc

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    I'm going to be attending the Edinburgh Tesla Service Centre grand opening on the 8th. Anyone else here attending?
     
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    Great to see it opening - the place looks huge! I'd love to go, but sadly didn't get an invite.

    I thought it was on the 6th?
     
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    I had the same call when I tried to get a MS test drive, but I'm not too fussed and I understand where they're coming from. I'd like to experience a Tesla just to get a taste of what I'll have with my 3, but if I have to wait until they have some 3s built, then so be it.
     
  9. Darryl

    Darryl ModelXTracker.com Co-Adm

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    If it was like the Model X they started true production in January 2016 but didn't have Model X at the Tesla Service Center for prospective customers to see and test drive for another four months.
     

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