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Ok, I admit it, I was wrong.........

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by timk225, Aug 6, 2017.

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  1. timk225

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    #1 timk225, Aug 6, 2017
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    Yes boys and girls, you heard it here first. I am saying I was wrong.


    About the paint color!


    One of my bigger complaints on the 3 was not only having to pay $1000 to get away from the ugly black paint, but having to take Pearl White instead of Solid White. I was thinking that the pearl white was some off-white color, with a yellowish haze to it that could not be eliminated. That is where I was wrong.

    I was out in my '11 Challenger R/T today, doing some things, breaking the speed limit, etc, and decided to cruise by the Tesla Service Center 15 miles away. In the parking lot, there were 5 Model S's and X's in Pearl White.

    Since no one was around, I took my time, walking around them, looking from all angles. Some of them were clean, some were dusty, the sun was out, the sun was behind clouds, etc.

    And I've got to say, the pearl white isn't bad. It is not the WHITE white I wanted, but it is a whole lot closer to it than I thought it would be. So I deem it to be acceptable for my 3.

    But I still don't like Tesla's highway robbery $1000 price (get it? car? highway?). $500 or $600 would be reasonable, but there should be a no-cost paint option other than black. That is just plain wrong.

    While I was there, I saw something odd. Somebody had ordered a Model X 75D, and had pimped it up with options to $153,250!!! Its VIN is XXXXX. It had all the goodies. Full autopilot, 22 inch rims, everything except the most important option, the P100D! Or at least the 100D! Someone with more money than brains, probably some trust fund baby, ordered this thing. How could they not get the big battery astounds me.
     
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  2. bonnie

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    #2 bonnie, Aug 6, 2017
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    Some of us used our brains to earn the money to pay for exactly what we wanted. Like me. Hope that's okay with you.
     
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    #3 trm2, Aug 6, 2017
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    You must have been in Wexford. I stopped there on Thursday.
     
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    Yer right, Pearl White & the P100D were the way to go. My neighbor brought home the M3 in Pearl White b4 the handover, but I could take no pictures of our cars together. You will be very happy with your M3 in this color....
     
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    Currently on the Tesla website, an X 75D with every possible option comes to $107,050.

    I think you misinterpreted what you were seeing.

    And as to someone ordering a Tesla the way they wanted it, I see no reason to vent about it publicly or stereotype them. If someone doesn't need the greater range, or can't afford it, why does that bother you so much?
     
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    #6 whitex, Aug 6, 2017
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    Tesla has the whitest pearl-white I've seen of all car manufacturers. The other guys look yellowish when parked next to a white car. That said, the pearl white does pick up colors from its surroundings. We have 2 Tesla's, one solid white and one pearl-white (was just as annoyed to not be able to get solid white, even waited a few months to see if they'd bring it back). When parked out is the sun, they both look white. When in the garage, pearl-white reflects the beige wall colors, so compared to the solid white next to it, it always looks like it needs a wash, even if both are freshly washed. :(

    As for optioning out 75D, well, obviously someone made a different choice than you would, but it doesn't make them stupid. They obviously can afford a higher priced car than you can, so maybe it makes you feel better to think that they must have just been handed money, but the truth is, they may have a lot of brains, make a ton of cash, and simply spend that cash the way they feel like spending it.
     
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  7. ikjadoon

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    If this is a thread to offer repentance for our wrong predictions:

    1. I was wrong about free Supercharging on the Model 3 (I soothe myself by predicting idle fees).

    2. I was also wrong about the HUD on the Model 3. (still on #teamHUD, but maybe refreshed S/X).

    EDIT: after reading further replies, I see this is not the thread for that. But I wish to keep this post.
     
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    I thought $153K was awfully expensive, but the window sticker was right there on the dash, I was reading it. It said the car was $111K by itself, 7100 for autopilot, etc.

    Maybe there are differences between the window sticker prices and online prices, but why would that be? I don't know, maybe I am confused, there was a P100D X there also. Maybe I pwned myself on this one.

    And yes trm2, I was at the Wexford service center.
     
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    Are you a trust fund baby?

    Not that it matters, but somehow it does - for purposes of sweeping stereotypical generalizations of your entire existence.
     
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    I wish! My adoptive dad was an artist & my adoptive mom didn't work outside the home. They quit helping me with homework when I hit long division. Zero inheritance.
     
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    7100 for autopilot? You are in Pittsburg, PA, USA? Right? Not Wexford, UK? :D Because Autopilot (EAP) is $5,000. FSD is $3,000. So, color me confused. Never mind your other prices off that sticker.
     
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    Enhanced Auto Pilot is $5,000, not "7100".

    An X P100D with every possible option is $163,000.

    Tesla only has one price, and it's on the website for the X at Order a Model X and the sticker on the car will match that price.

    I am suggesting that you are confused about what you think you saw.
     
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    I should have taken a photo with my phone, I had it there with me.
     
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    Love the Pearl White on the S:cool:
    looks much better than plain White
     
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    Weak-Loonie Canada-bound car put on an incorrect train?
     
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    $110,050 - you might have forgotten to up the wheels or picked a cheaper seating arrangement.

    Maybe it had the extendend warranty on there for 8 yrs too $4000? But yes, no way to get near 150K without the P version
     
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    I'll say they had more brains than you give them credit for. Adding the P version Pushes the price from 110,000 to 166,000.
    Just about a 50% increase. Be careful who you say has no brains.
     
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    Wow, that's a very unusual thread title for TMC.
     
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    I also find it pretty funny that, in the unusual thread, the OP ended up saying things that arguably require several more apologies.
     
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