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The new Prius: Saw 8 M3s today...

SoCalGuy

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Apr 22, 2012
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I'm surprised how common the M3 is already even though less than 20K have been delivered. Just today I saw 8 Model 3s in the wild all over the South Bay in LA (PV, Redondo, Torrance)... I can only imagine how many more will be on the road once Tesla is at full prod speed! Yikes!

As an aside, I saw one silver, one red, one blue, 2 white, and 3 midnight silvers with various wheel combos. The red is pretty striking in person/on the road.
 

mblakele

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Mar 7, 2016
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SF Bay Area
It’s like that around here too. I see more TM3 than TMX. I think TMS (and Prius) still have the edge, but by the end of the year I expect that to be gone.
 

Need

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Nov 22, 2017
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I'm surprised how common the M3 is already even though less than 20K have been delivered. Just today I saw 8 Model 3s in the wild all over the South Bay in LA (PV, Redondo, Torrance)... I can only imagine how many more will be on the road once Tesla is at full prod speed! Yikes!

As an aside, I saw one silver, one red, one blue, 2 white, and 3 midnight silvers with various wheel combos. The red is pretty striking in person/on the road.

But that's Space X country out there. One of my friend who toured Space X told me that the parking lot there is full of M3. I have seen 1 M3 on the road so far, but every day I see at least 2 or 3 MS or MX outside of my own. My drive is east of the 605. :p
 

egggg

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Mar 25, 2018
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Around Irvine, I still see more Maserati than M3. I only see a M3 2-3x per week and there are thousands of nice cars here.

I think the numbers you are seeing around the SpaceX headquarters and Bay Area are most definitely skewed, but is a good example of what is to come for the rest of the country. I remember living in West LA a long time ago and every stoplight was full of BMW 3 series and Infiniti G35's. I expect once production gets going, those same intersections will be filled with M3's.
 

Effopec

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Apr 11, 2018
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Texas
I'm in the north Dallas burbs and I've seen 2 total - both on the same night about 3 weeks ago. One on the way to dinner. One on the way back.
 

Motor Mouth

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Apr 4, 2018
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SF Bay
I thought I was special when I took delivery last month. 2 weeks later, I saw a grey one parked in the next block and thought, well that's good. A couple days later I saw a white one parked in a driveway on the next block down from me. So, now I'm feeling not so special. Hey, but I haven't seen any other red ones in my neighborhood (yet). I do see at least 2-3 every time I drive anywhere in town, but it is SF so...
 
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jbella

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Apr 2, 2016
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I am starting to see a lot of model 3s as well, but I suppose the perception that there is a lot of them is caused by the fact that I just notice them more. My daughter mentioned that model 3s are getting to be as common and Camrys... and I said.. okay.. lets actually pay attention to Camrys and call them out when we see them.

Oh my God there are a crap-ton of Camrys on the road. It's unbelievable. Probably didn't more more than a few seconds before seeing one.
 
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insaneoctane

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But that's Space X country out there. One of my friend who toured Space X told me that the parking lot there is full of M3. I have seen 1 M3 on the road so far, but every day I see at least 2 or 3 MS or MX outside of my own. My drive is east of the 605. :p
Can't imagine why a bunch of rocket scientists would have so many M3's.... ;)
 

insaneoctane

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Apr 6, 2016
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Southern California
I thought I was special when I took delivery last month. 2 weeks later, I saw a grey one parked in the next block and thought, well that's good. A couple days later I saw a white one parked in a driveway on the next block down from me. So, now I'm feeling not so special. Hey, but I haven't seen any other red ones in my neighborhood (yet). I do see at least 2-3 every time I drive anywhere in town, but it is SF so...
If want to feel special, do what I do..... Drive it.
 
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jamnmon66

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Apr 10, 2018
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Brighton, CO
I live in a suburb NE of Denver & I have yet to see one in person. My delivery is 24 hours away. Pretty sure mine will be the first M3 that I ever see.

Well, I'm sure there will be several in the parking lot at the SC so I suppose that will actually be the first.
 

David L

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Jun 26, 2016
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San Diego, CA
I see at least 1 a day commuting around the north part of San Diego. But surprisingly, I saw 0 during a weekend trip to Pasadena. I guess that explains Tesla hasn't invested in any SpC in the Pasadena area.
 

run-the-joules

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Aug 13, 2017
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SF Bay
I very much look forward to them being all over the place so I can go back to relative anonymity. Not as bad as it was a few months ago, but I still don't like having my car stand out :|
 

TT97

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Aug 6, 2017
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Los Angeles
There are a few in my neighborhood but still more Ss then 3s. There is a wrapped pink one and a matte black one a few blocks from my house that I have been going the long way home to try to get a glimpse of them each time.
 

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