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My First Model 3 Sighting

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Phthalate, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. Phthalate

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    Hello all,

    Long time viewer, first time poster, just want to thank you all for making the wait a little easier with all your photos and information over the last just about two years now!

    Let me preface this with I have no new information, just a unique sighting and another positive opinion on the car that a lot of us are all so patiently awaiting.

    I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It's way over on the east coast of Canada so you can imagine that even with a pre-event online order, as a non-owner I'm still very low on the priority list to get a Model 3 in North America. There are also very few Tesla's in the province but nothing crazy. I didn't think I'd see a Model 3 (after years of researching and following the company) until either a trip to California in the summer or an official viewing by Tesla in Montreal (the closest store to me, two provinces over).

    HOWEVER, I was on reddit yesterday morning and saw this:

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    In shock, I jumped in my car and went searching. Conveniently that photo was taken a block from my house (Halifax is small). Sadly it wasn't there but a kind redditor sent me a private message with an updated location a couple blocks over. I rushed over and found it. Here are the photos I took, the VIN, and a very informal rough comparison in size to my 2011 BMW 328xi.

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    I've got to say, those of you who have seen the car weren't lying, pictures do not do it justice. It's a very pretty car in person. It's near perfect size for me personally and where it looks awkwardly proportioned in photos from some angles, all of that is gone in person. And the steering wheel looks like a beautiful size!

    Overall, this unicorn sighting was incredible and wow the wait just got a lot harder. I want one!

    I didn't get to speak to the driver as I had to go back to work but my only guess for an engineer being here (aside from the testing) would be to meet with Dr. Jeff Dahn who works with Dalhouse University (a block from where I found the Model 3) who is working on battery tech with Tesla.

    Tesla Motors signs first Canadian university research agreement with Dalhousie University

    Thanks for reading!
     
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  2. Skione65

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    I literally cringed when I saw these photos. That guy is asking for serious ‘Curb rash’ on those 19” Sports. Can’t believe he’s on that curb like that. Unreal. Crying here.

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  3. S'toon

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    There's no snow in NS?!

    It reached -43 in Val Marie, SK yesterday.
     
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  4. Phthalate

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    Second thing I checked was for 'Curb Rash' for the same reason and surprisingly, there was none.
     
  5. Phthalate

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    Man, that's rough. It was +12 when I took those photos. We're not really sure what's going on here weather-wise, hoping it doesn't all catch up in March.
     
  6. ChrisH

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    I wonder what the taped wiring is about?
     
  7. AZRI11

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    This is a test car mfg plates.
     
  8. Doctor X

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    First sighting of a Model 3 in Montreal. We were just passing through Montréal on our way back home to Toronto when we decided to stop by the Montreal Tesla dealership to show my wife the colours because she can’t decide between the blue or the red for her upcoming Model 3 (first day reservation, Model X owner). And the Model 3 that was in Halifax just last Tuesday was there before our eyes, supercharging. We couldn’t believe it. It is so nice to finally be able to see it’s size in the flesh so to speak. It is gorgeous and a much more proportional car than the Model S which I’ve always found to be a really big car. Now we really can’t wait for mid-summer 2018 to come!
     

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  9. Phthalate

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    Cool to see that car making the trip from Halifax to Montreal without the supercharger network!
     
  10. Doctor X

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    I agree, the first closest supercharger is in Rivière-du-Loup, Québec. That’s 815 km away from Halifax. I wonder where he charged and how long he had to wait? Incidentally that won’t be a problem by the end of 2018 according to the projected supercharger network for Canada. I also wonder if he’s going across the country all the way to Victoria?
     
  11. S'toon

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    #11 S'toon, Feb 20, 2018
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    I'd take that map with a grain (64.8mg) of salt. Tesla's been notorious for posting "coming soon" superchargers which never get built. That supercharger in Winnipeg, for example, has been "coming this year" for YEARS now.
     

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