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[Poll] AWD/P-AWD reservers and changing to RWD because of range

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by quantumslip, Jul 17, 2018.

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After learning about the efficiency of AWD/P-AWD, will you change your reservation?

  1. Currently AWD/P-AWD, will stick with AWD/P-AWD

    184 vote(s)
    88.5%
  2. Was AWD/P-AWD, changed to RWD

    24 vote(s)
    11.5%
  1. quantumslip

    quantumslip Member

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    I think this would be a good / interesting poll. Wanted to see where people were at. Keeping the poll simple.

    Personally I am still sticking with my AWD reservation but I am having some second thoughts...
     
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  2. Runt8

    Runt8 Active Member

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    I'm slightly disappointed that the range appears to be less but in the end I'm getting AWD for snowy weather conditions and it still has plenty of range for me. I know if I decided to go for RWD after a few months range wouldn't be an issue but I would regret not having AWD during the winter.
     
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  3. SD_Engnr

    SD_Engnr Member

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    I didn't buy the P3D for efficiency, and it's still being advertised as having 310 miles of range.
     
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  4. Snow Drift

    Snow Drift Slip Start: [Activated]

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    I'm staying with Dual Motor. 310 miles is still listed as the overall range.

    Besides the MS/MX, most AWD cars get lower range than their 2WD counterparts. Nature of the beast if you want added traction from a more complicated/heavier system.
     
  5. FourOhFour

    FourOhFour HTTP Error

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    Staying with dual motor. All cars have the same range when stuck: zero.
     
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  6. ℬête Noire

    ℬête Noire Active Member

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    The thought has definitely crossed my mind. Standing put for now, though. 310mi nominal is good enough (although for long trips the 330mi+ would have been awesome).
     
  7. FlyNavy01

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    The Performance Model 3 will literally be 600% more efficient than my current "sports car" while still having ~60% more power.

    Why are people complaining that they'll need to spend an extra 5 minutes at the supercharger the few times a year they drive 300+ miles in a single sitting? It's a non-issue.
     
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  8. ord3r

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    I changed, but really it was more about wanting autopilot over AWD. The range issue got me thinking about it though. I currently drive an AWD WRX, its nice, but ultimately for 1k more I'd rather have autopilot and RWD.

    Definitely will miss the power, but I feel like I should probably be slowing down anyway....
     
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  9. ℬête Noire

    ℬête Noire Active Member

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    On that budget constraint forcing between those two I'd make the same choice in a heartbeat.
     
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  10. ord3r

    ord3r Member

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    Seems like Tesla would prefer that choice as well, 1k more cash to them and 1 less motor to me :)
     
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  11. Nuclear Fusion

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    Poorly subdivided poll options.
    Should distinguish between performance & standard AWD
     
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  12. ℬête Noire

    ℬête Noire Active Member

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    Yeah. D -> LR is very plausible. I can’t really envision a priority structure & prior expectations that gets someone P -> LR?
     
  13. BlueM3AWD

    BlueM3AWD Member

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    I've switched from LR w/ EAP to D. Also in the same boat as ord3r. Living in California I don't have a need for the D but the thought of quicker acceleration and the fact that I go snowboarding 8 times a season is a factor. My commute to work isn't that long to justify EAP..
     
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  14. quantumslip

    quantumslip Member

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    I thought about that, but I wanted to focus primarily on the conversion to RWD and not so much where they were coming from. Feel free to create your own poll if you want to.
     
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  15. SageBrush

    SageBrush 2018: Drain the Sewer

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    Highway range difference between the LR and D will be minor, way less than the EPA values suggest.
    Enjoy your poll ;-)
     
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  16. kengchang

    kengchang Member

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    So looking forward to use EAP all the way to Mammoth!
     
  17. dhanson865

    dhanson865 Active Member

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    I plan to do AWD with the short range battery. The range isn't an issue for me.
     
  18. Dan Detweiler

    Dan Detweiler Active Member

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    Considering how a few years ago everybody was hoping for a 200 mile range, I'm good with 310. Started out non-P Dual Motor...sticking with it.

    Dan
     
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  19. Trevor B

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    What did I miss re: range? Should I RTFM? ;)
     
  20. jdmasters

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    If I had gone AWD, I would be considering dropping back to RWD.I went unpackaged performance and sticking with it. My lead foot will probably do more efficiency damage (with any option) than those calculated numbers.
     

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