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Money to buy a Performance model X vs one Performance Model 3 and Model Y

Discussion in 'Model X' started by acpTLA, Mar 15, 2019.

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Money to buy a Performance model X vs one Performance Model 3 and Model Y

Poll closed Friday at 11:50 AM.
  1. Buy Performance Model X

    2 vote(s)
    18.2%
  2. Buy Performance Model Y and Performance 3

    3 vote(s)
    27.3%
  3. Just Buy one Performance Model either a S, 3, X, Y

    6 vote(s)
    54.5%
  1. acpTLA

    acpTLA Member

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    I have a thought after seeing Model Y unveil yesterday. The pricing for performance model X is almost equal to buy a Performance 3 and Performance Model Y. if you have that kind of money, which one do you choose?
     
  2. jboy210

    jboy210 Supporting Member

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    IMHO, it depends what your lifestyle needs more than money. Some people want the space to haul 5 or more people in one vehicle. Some people will find two vehicles more useful and don't have issues with the extra operational expenses of insuring and maintaining a second vehicle.

    Also remember the Model Y will not be available for 18+ months. So if you need the space beyond what a Model S provides or prefer the upright setting position of an SUC/CUV. your only choice now is the Model X.
     
  3. turtlesz

    turtlesz Member

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    Hard question to answer. Do you need 2 cars? Do you need to haul more than 5 people? We are happy with our Model 3 LR RWD which is an absolute steal in value compared to the S or X. Our X isn't used for trips much because it's a 75D model. We find the X is a great value after factoring section 179 deductions. I love fast cars and all but I would go for the 100D over the P because of better efficiency and real world range. Try them and see if you need the insane speeds before buying.
     
  4. verygreen

    verygreen Curious member

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    you cannot buy model Y today. Who knows what performance X would cost when model Y is actually for sale. Who knows what model Y costs when you can actually buy it. Who knows when the model Y for the price outlined on the website is actually available. Who knows how good model Y would be inside.

    Lots of questions on your second option. You can buy performance model X today, though.... So it's a clear winner in my book (lease it if you definitely are planning to switch to 3/Y in the future)
     
  5. ewoodrick

    ewoodrick Active Member

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    If you want performance, then get an 3. If you need more room, then get a Y.

    Adding $12k to the LR RWD model Y, a car that is already really fast, just isn't worth it, IMHO.
     
  6. roguenode

    roguenode Member

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    I'd go with the performance 3 but look for a used X instead. A bit more $$$, but a great combo imo.
     

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