I continue to be puzzled by posts such as this that refer to how smooth the Model S ride is and how the model 3 ride is harsher. My Model S with 19 inch wheels and coil suspension has always ridden very hard. I feel every bump and the car pitches and rocks with every irregularity in the pavement. I had 2 rides in Model 3 on local roads (no highway) and did not notice such a big difference. Handling, yes, the model 3 handles like a BMW, very agile. I know I need more time to assess the model 3, but my initial impression was positive.