I ordered a Long Range Y. The main reason is that I already stretched my budget to get the Y over the 3 in the first place so the Performance is way outside of my budget. Barring budget however I probably still would have bought the Long Range since 95% of my driving is in bumper to bumper traffic so speed basically means nothing to me. Also I used to own a BMW with low profile summer performance tires and paying $1500 every 15000 miles for new tires gets old really fast. I did consider getting a Performance 3 but I really wanted a hatchback and the Performance 3 is slightly more expensive than the Long Range Y so I went with the Y.