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Red or White Model 3?

Zaphod

Galaxy President (former)
Dec 10, 2015
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I'm having a very difficult time deciding between a red or white model 3. For people who have seen them in person, which would you recommend?
I really wanted white, but it just doesn't do it for me on the 3. Just looks too bland and boring. Also the pearl white is hit or miss on color matching between the metal and plastic bumpers. There are a couple threads here that showed people with issues. That potential isn't necessarily specific to Tesla, most other manufacturers that offer pearl white have this issue from time to time.

I'm not a red car person, but I think the 3 looks very sleek and sexy in red.
 
I really wanted white, but it just doesn't do it for me on the 3. Just looks too bland and boring. Also the pearl white is hit or miss on color matching between the metal and plastic bumpers. There are a couple threads here that showed people with issues. That potential isn't necessarily specific to Tesla, most other manufacturers that offer pearl white have this issue from time to time.

I'm not a red car person, but I think the 3 looks very sleek and sexy in red.

I am in the same boat. I have had many white cars, including a white model S, and I really think I am leaning on a red 3, even if I have never been a red car person.
 
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Personally, I'm a white car person all the way.

That said, if you're an OSU fan, I think a red car with white/silver accents would work better than white with red/silver accents.

I like white mainly cuz of the heat. I prefer white pearl over plain white, but the red is a pearl effect too so it's a wash to me if you don't care about heat.
 

ewoodrick

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For me, I tend to stay away from red cars, they seem to have a little more attraction for law enforcement officers.
My wife has the 2018 Leaf in red, sitting next to a M3, I like the Leaf color a lot more, it's deeper and richer.

I'm going with blue, but I'm happy if everyone else goes with some other color, it makes mine more unique.

Also, to be considered is temperature. A white car will be much cooler in the summer, something important in Georgia. And a black car will be much warmer in winter, something important in Maine.
 
Red.

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What do you mean next level? Could you go in a little more detail? I haven't seen them in person but I love red. White has a clean look which I love. Heat is no concern for me.

In my opinion the red is amazing (aka next level). It's got a slight shimmer to it and it's lovely. The white is not a bad choice, but seeing both in person side by side (multiple times) I believe I made the "right" choice ;)
 
In my opinion the red is amazing (aka next level). It's got a slight shimmer to it and it's lovely. The white is not a bad choice, but seeing both in person side by side (multiple times) I believe I made the "right" choice ;)

Does your family member who has the white like your red more? Or does he like his white more? I placed my order in already for white but already second guessing myself.
 

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