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Tesla didn't listen to me on paint colors and prices.

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by timk225, Jul 29, 2017.

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  1. timk225

    timk225 Member

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    Tesla claims they read these forums. Apparently not.

    They are continuing their price gouging with $1000 ransoms to paint the car anything other than basic black. And they still do not have a plain white color, just the pearl white, which I am not sure I like.

    So for my model 3, I really only have 2 choices. Get the silver metallic which is ok but not amazing, or maybe the pearl white, which I am not excited about, and I believe the pearl white would be harder to paint match in the event of an accident and repair.

    I have other complaints about the wheels and battery, but another topic for those.
     
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  2. labfm

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    You have other choices....
    (1) Don't buy a model 3 and buy a car from a company that is doing 100% what you want
    (2) Go manufacture your own car to your exact specifications
     
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  3. manitou820

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    Just think of it this way. For $37,500 (same price as a base Bolt) you get the choice of any paint and wheels.
     
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  4. tomas

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    Sigh, are we not only going to have a thread for each member with complaints... but a thread for each complaint???

    The car looks great and is well priced. You want it or you don't. Plenty will.
     
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  5. Derek Kessler

    Derek Kessler Member

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    I'm so sorry Tesla didn't listen to you. I hope you'll be okay.
     
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  6. Tiger

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    Doing custom paint job isn't really that expensive.

    I plan to mostly sit inside my car so I cannot see the color, thereby I don't really care about the exterior color.
     
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  7. EVnut

    EVnut Darell, the EVnut

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    Does anybody really think that the "pearl white" is anything but plain, boring white? They call the white "multi-coat" but I don't see it. The OP doesn't like the "pearl." But I WANT the pearl, and don't think it is there??
     
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    It might be "multi-coat" but my plain (computer-strained) eyes only see the one coat on the top...
     
  9. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Have you seen it in person?
     
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  10. Twiglett

    Twiglett Single pedal driver

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    come on now, that would be too easy :confused:
     
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  11. EVnut

    EVnut Darell, the EVnut

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    #11 EVnut, Feb 14, 2018
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    Uh. Yeah. Four times now. Drove one of them. Did it sound like I was just guessing from pictures?

    I was even closer than this at times...
     

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    And you own a Tesla w/ 310 miles of range and free software updates for life if vehicle.
     
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    +1. The forums are really more of a depression support group for all the people who didn't get what they want, when they wanted it. Honestly your complaint about paint is at the bottom of the barrel. I'm not enamored by any of the colors myself, and if I don't see one in person that knocks me over I'll save the $1k and take black. Can always paint or wrap it later.
     
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  15. ProphetM

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    You can't automatically assume they don't read these forums just because they didn't take your suggestions. Maybe they just don't like you.
     
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    #16 ℬête Noire, Feb 15, 2018
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    I have. It isn't entirely a flat white but I found it noticeably more subtle than other "pearl white"s I've seen (including one I've owned). I expect their tastes run more pearl, less white. *shrug*

    Personally I found it "ok" but not really that exciting.
     
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    As the owner of two Pearl White Teslas, I can say that my personal preference is for a pure white with some depth vs. the truly pearlescent, or worse, the yellowish pearl. But again, that’s my taste and of course is why I bought a second one.
     
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    I find the lighting has a huge impact on white. Personally, not sure I like it.

    But do love the look of white with the contrast to the glass roof.
     
  19. ℬête Noire

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    Yeah, there's a lot of range in what gets sold as "pearl white" because it's such a great luxury evoking name. The yellowish version *ppppthhbb* but I do prefer more rainbow than Tesla has. If it was that I'd be all over it. As it is I'm on the fence between the red and black-wrapped-when-I-get-the-windows-tinted, and really letting loose with the wrap colour. An electric yellow car has been on my bucket list for some time.

    There's a picture floating around where someone has already done that to a 3 and it looks great!

    P.S. That's why I look at this upside down from timk225, Tesla's giving me a "black primer" option that makes going with a full wrap similar cost to one of their factory colours + partial clear wrap. *shrug*
     
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    I suggested to Tesla that they should give away the Model 3. That didn't happen either.
     
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