Ok so here is my delimma... I really want a Model 3. I need another car in a couple years because my daughter will be starting to drive and I plan on letting her use my 2005 Toyota Tacoma. For my commuting needs a Nissan Maxima Platinum would suit my commuting needs just fine. I don't commute very far but I spend a LOT of time in the car in the morning dropping off kids and getting to work in traffic. I want something nice with leather, heated/cooled seats, good get up and go, etc... I could get a Maxima with some heavy negotiations for under 40k out the door. On the gas side of things I currently fill up my 2005 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 every week and a half or so. I am spending maybe $100/month on gas if I am really driving and gas is pretty cheap in Texas. The Maxima would get better mileage so it would probably be a wash as gas prices are going up. Then comes in my desire to have a Tesla. I really want one but my responsible side and reading the forums here really are confirming my fears that the Tesla Model 3 I want will be pushing over 50k by the time I add on overpriced options to get a good stereo, leather, extended range, etc... Plus I am assuming I have to load it up to get my car in the timeframe I need it. I plan on being at the Austin showroom early on Thursday to put down my deposit. I think if I am unable to get the $7500 rebate the car will be just too pricey compared to something that would suit my needs like the Maxima. Yes I'll save money on gas so that needs to be taken into account but I'll also have to get a charger installed in my garage. So I am coming to the realization that the cost of the Tesla might be just a little impractical for a dad with 3 kids in private school. When is the last second to back out and not have any skin in this? Can I see at least if I would be able to order and get under the 200k rebate limit? I wouldn't want to be put in a place where I ordered a 60k car assuming I would get the $7500 rebate and just miss out. How accurate is Tesla at hitting their target dates after you order? If I order I am assuming I am locked in for good. Is this right? This is all new to me.