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Model S plaid vs. Model 3 Performance

Duke846

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As mentioned the S LR is even faster than the 3 performance so why are you looking at a Plaid? Buy an S LR and a 3 performance for the same price as a Plaid. Now you can drive both for as long as you like and decide which one you will keep. I doubt you will lose any money on the sale.
Yoke, didn’t care for the yoke Size and steering ratio.
got a lr3 on order and the roadster. Own pd3 and many other cars.
Dammm people getting feelings hurt over my choice.
If I change my mind looks like it’s a inventory car now. (Probably because it so popular)
 

Midnightsun

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Yoke, didn’t care for the yoke Size and steering ratio.
got a lr3 on order and the roadster. Own pd3 and many other cars.
Dammm people getting feelings hurt over my choice.
If I change my mind looks like it’s a inventory car now. (Probably because it so popular)
Why would think I was addressing you? The OP wanted an opinion between the Plaid and 3P, my comment was directed at him.
 
I tried to drive my P3D to work today. I made it to the end of the block - turned around swapped the P3D for the Plaid. It feels small and basic compared to the smooth plush plaid.

The P3D is probably going to be a track day only car now.
So wait - you're saying that your $60K/4000 lb car isn't as smooth or plush as your $130K/5000 lb. air-suspension car?!?!

In other news, water is wet!
 
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While the M3P is priced at about 60k, its underpinnings are more of a 35k car so the delta is even more. If the M3P had a hatch, and better suspension, it would be better for us than the MS LR we have on order. I like the nimbleness of the car and the performance is more than enough for the street. We've moved to an area where I have to drive several miles even before the speed limits get above 30 mph and the streets are much narrower and crowded than where we previously.

I drove a Plaid and the ride, quietness, comfort was obviously much better than the 3. So while our LR is about 90% of the Plaid, it really wouldn't matter to have the Plaid where we are now. I could still use the point and shoot dynamics of the M3P every day. Our MY isn't nearly as athletic but is a pretty good family hauler.

If Tesla came out with something a bit bigger than the 3 but still nimble, incorporating some of the creature comforts of the S, and being a bit more luxurious, and with performance comparable to the MS LR, I'd be an instant buyer.
 
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WilliamG

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While the M3P is priced at about 60k, its underpinnings are more of a 35k car so the delta is even more. If the M3P had a hatch, and better suspension, it would be better for us than the MS LR we have on order. I like the nimbleness of the car and the performance is more than enough for the street. We've moved to an area where I have to drive several miles even before the speed limits get above 30 mph and the streets are much narrower and crowded than where we previously.

I drove a Plaid and the ride, quietness, comfort was obviously much better than the 3. So while our LR is about 90% of the Plaid, it really wouldn't matter to have the Plaid where we are now. I could still use the point and shoot dynamics of the M3P every day. Our MY isn't nearly as athletic but is a pretty good family hauler.

If Tesla came out with something a bit bigger than the 3 but still nimble, incorporating some of the creature comforts of the S, and being a bit more luxurious, and with performance comparable to the MS LR, I'd be an instant buyer.
The Model S is essentially 100% of the Plaid except acceleration, where it’s more like 35% of the Plaid. I can’t begin to express how much faster the Plaid is than a standard Model S.
 
While the M3P is priced at about 60k, its underpinnings are more of a 35k car...

Wait - so you're saying that Tesla does the same thing as every other luxury marque by building entry-level and up-level version of a car on the same basic chassis and charging a whole bunch more for the fancy version despite the entry-level underpinnings?!?

In other news, ice is cold...
 

WilliamG

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Wait - so you're saying that Tesla does the same thing as every other luxury marque by building entry-level and up-level version of a car on the same basic chassis and charging a whole bunch more for the fancy version despite the entry-level underpinnings?!?

In other news, ice is cold...

Yup, was the same with my Golf R, my Subaru Impreza STI etc etc...

Mind you, at least the Golf R and STI had uprated interior seating surfaces etc...
 

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