I do not currently own a Tesla and intend to buy a AWD M3 next year if possible. I currently own an Audi RS3 and can not wait to switch to the Model 3, although I will be waiting to see what happens with tariffs (if Trump ups tariffs my auto value goes up substantially) before placing reservation. I will also find one to test drive (local STL store once it gets one, or Turo, or friend) before I make that decision, even before the reservation wait. I know this puts me on a wait, but this is my choice - in that meantime I’ll find a buyer for my RS3 - they’re rare in the Midwest of the US. Recently there has been so much misinformation on social media regarding the tented general assembly Elon recently tweeted. But moreover Tesla has had some substantial manufacturing issues. (Spoiler alert, literally every company does, that’s why I have a job rofl) I am an automation engineer who has experience in automotive, metalworking, engineered plastics, pharmaceutical and radioactive manufacturing. I have not worked for Tesla nor likely ever will - could never relocate to Cali/Reno. I have experience on every manufacturer of robotics, PLCs, work with countless integrators with their own reputations. My “specialty” is controls - I like designing user areas whether it be HMI’s, coding robotics to be user friendly, or literally just the arrangement of the workspace for the human. It really made me so mad the past few days reading all of the people commenting on Tesla’s manufacturing on social media that I get compelled to do this. If you all have any questions about this stuff - I’ll give you an unbiased, although not insider view. I cannot answer anything about paint or top level finances.