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Recent Model 3 sightings in DC area?

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by Richk, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. Richk

    Richk Member

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    So some 3s are getting delivered around DC apparently, production is picking up, and we just got our M3 configuration email yesterday. But I still haven't seen one live yet. Have any of you seen one?
     
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    Saw several of them week after Christmas while I was on a road trip to OBX, VA Beach, Reading PA, and back to Fredericksburg.. Good looking cars, and the owners were both younger couples hitting the superchargers for their first times!
     
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  3. crashvt

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    Saw one in Tysons Corner this week! It was beautiful. My plan was to get one but I got impatient for AWD. I am really happy with the 2015 70D cpo I got for about the same price.
     

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  4. RVAScotty

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    There is an employee at the Richmond Tesla store with a midnight silver Model 3. He was very happy to show it to me, and even offered to let me take it for a drive!
     
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    Good to see there are others like me around - eager for even anecdotal evidence of Model 3 deliveries in VA. I have seen two Model 3s in the Arlington, Virginia area over the past month. The first was white, zooming along Wilson Boulevard in early-December. The other is the red one in the photo below I parked my pearl white Model S next to on 13Dec2017 in front of Best Buy on Columbia Pike/Leesburg Pike. You'll notice the red one has VA plates - but did not have a county decal on it.
    Tesla Model 3 Red 13Dec2017 Best Buy.jpg
     
  6. Ride Long

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    So how would anyone recommend I find one I can go see?

    Like a lot of us I just received my invite to configure my Model 3 order. My problem is that I can't (at least, not yet) bring myself to push the button on a $50k car that I have not even seen. Not much chance of me being in or around Fremont any time soon, so I need to find one in metro DC to at least take a look at.

    I've had my Model S for 2.5 years and 41k miles so I know and love the entire Tesla ownership experience. However, $50k is a lot to lay out on any vehicle sight-unseen.

    Any suggestions? My inquiries at my local service center (Rockville) brought me the reaction that they are nearly as clueless as us as to when a Model 3 will be delivered. I still have enough of a life that I'm not going to stalk the place, but I get no indication they consider the lack of vehicles to be seen or driven to be a problem.

    Thanks for your ideas.

    Paul
     
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    I would also love to see one before ordering (although I have a few months before getting invited). I'll even buy the owner a Starbucks or beer to get a look :)
     
  8. bhzmark

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    I've seen one. It's great. I ordered mine. just get it sight unseen. or perhaps ask nicely at one of the showrooms if they might be able to help. . . . .
     
  9. preilly44

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    I should have mine in a couple weeks. I confirmed my order on 12/7 with a 4 week delivery and finally got my vin on 1/4. They said it should be ready by 1/20 at the latest.
     
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  10. EVTECH

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    I have one down in Norfolk area. I am happy to show it if anyone is passing through at any time in the near future. Just need a good few week heads up notice.
     
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    i got the invite too10 days ago to configure and take delivery in 4 weeks. These are invitations for MS owners. I am waiting to see more on the Beltway..
     
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    Got my invite about a week ago, but I'm holding off for now. There was a midnight silver one with aero wheels at the Rockville SC last week. I'm not a big fan of the aero covers, but the car looks pretty good in person. To me, it looks like it was really designed for bigger wheels than the 18s though. If I order, I'll go with the 19s for sure.
     
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    If anybody wants to see one in the Bethesda area, PM me. I know where one is parked daily :)
     
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  14. elmoll

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    I pick my Model 3 up on Feb. 3, mid-night silver with the 19's. I wouldn't mind seeing one in person before then.
     
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    That was mine! BTW we don't get county decals in Fairfax anymore. Also, I've since gotten a vanity plate that says "THREEEE," so if you see me again, wave!
     
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    I hope this is your car. I would not want someone broadcasting where my new car is parked daily
     
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  17. Richk

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    OP here. My wife and I are picking up our M3 tomorrow from Rockville. Super excited! That'll make 2 in Bethesda AFAIK.

    I think this is the week they start regular deliveries at the local service centers here. There were a few deliveries prior to this week, but I'd bet they were one-offs and employees.
     
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  18. elmoll

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    My delivery has been changed to Monday Jan. 29, less than a week to go! I saw a white one charging at Tyson's Corner yesterday.
     
  19. Richk

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    I'm now a proud Model 3 owner, the 11th in the state of MD! I only drive it back from the Rockville SC to home and after dark, but I'm impressed so far with how solid the car feels, and it seems to freaking amazing. Have to get used to the dark spot where I'm used to seeing a lighted binnacle.

    @elmoll, it will be worth the wait!
     
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  20. jlewisthe3rd

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    @Richk - congrats on the M3. Do you still have the MS? If so which do you prefer to drive?
     

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