I also got a VERY enthusiastic thumbs up from a driver in Porsche Panamera Turbo today. Have had 5-6 instances like this in the last two months.
Lol I had a police officer give me the thumbs up in a parking lotHappens with my model S... some 20-something guy pulled along beside me at a red light and make the motion to roll down my window. He then asked me if that is the car that drives itself? Since you can't tell from the outside, I said YUP! (it doesn't, ain't I a stinker). I've also had the police follow me into a parking lot just to have a look at it.
Haven't noticed anyone checking out the car in CA. There are so many Tesla's, even 3s are rapidly increasing in numbers that nobody bats an eye. I think my X is still getting more attention then the 3. But I do feel people view the 3 as the poor man's Tesla and this $35k price Elon promised is what people perceive the car as, even though we all know here it's basically a $60k car right now with EAP and taxes. In CA this is becoming more like a premium Prius, will be everywhere and this is a good thing because that will mean electric cars will be the new norm.
For the last week I've seen at least 1 model 3 every day within 5 minutes of leaving my house. They are practically Honda Civics now, at least in my area.I'd expect to have to deal with that at least until 2019.
Yeah enjoy it while it last. 11 years ago when I took delivery of my BMW 335i there were barely any of them on the road yet. I still to this day remember a grown man in a pick up truck pulling up next to me (also a grown man) at a red light, during evening rush hour, and yelling "wow damn sexy!" at my car (or me, not sure). 2 years later and 335i's were as if issued by the county as a public service.Have a few highlights to share with this thread! Although, a lowlight was a discussion with an enthusiastic person, right up until I told him the cost. Could see his heart break
At dinner last weekend, sitting on the patio, some kids/teenagers (3) parked and were visually stoked to see the car in person. The lead was very demonstrative in explaining to his friends what it was. Just to mess with them, I flashed the lights. Also honked the horn at a woman that hit the car with her huge purse (another lowlight) ><
Had one guy come to a complete stop on a highway to visibly gawk at the car. I was in the stopped lane; he had about 2-300 yards of open road. That was funny, but ultimately very unsafe.
Had a conversation in the middle of rush hour traffic one day with a reservation holder. That was probably the best highlight.
My wife drove the car to her work for the first time today... a customer walks in and says "Who owns the Maserati outside??".