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thoughts on trading in a 2016 tesla 75d model s for performance model 3

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Romand, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. Romand

    Romand Member

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    Hey guys just want to hear your thoughts on trading in a 2016 tesla 75d model s facelift with ap1 that i don't even have enabled yet or trading that in adding about 5-7000$ and buying a performance model 3. yes i drove a perfmofrnace model 3? Would you guys do it thanks I can sell my car for $50,000
     
  2. ChadS

    ChadS Last tank of gas: March 2009

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    I faced a similar question a little over a year ago.

    You will lose adjustable suspension, center cluster, maybe biohazard filter, about half your cargo space, auto trunk, better and quieter ride, better AP controls (if you are going to enable that). The S is better for longer drives.

    You will gain a newer car, with quicker acceleration, sharper handling that is more efficient (so less money AND quicker to charge) and easier to park. The 3 is a better value and commuter.

    There are tradeoffs, so it all depends on what YOU want (and how much you drive). Would I do it? Well, I already did. But then, my wife still has a Model X - if this was our only Tesla, I would have kept the S.

    HERE is a thread with more details on the differences between the cars.
     
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  3. Romand

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    i dont have adjustable suspension i have coil haha i dont have biohazard and i dont have the auto trunk :)
     
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  4. ngogas

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    Do it
     
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  5. ChadS

    ChadS Last tank of gas: March 2009

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    OK, I thought those were standard by 2016. Given what you don't have on your S 75D...you are mostly just giving up cargo space. That should make the decision easier!
     
  6. Romand

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    It’s so hard I love how the model s looks!
     
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    It’s so hard I love how the model s looks! The model 3 is more like a toy car but I need help guys! Ugh
     
  8. Travisla

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    The 3 is so much more fun to drive. If you do not need the extra cargo space then go with the 3. You won't be disappointed.
     
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  9. jordanair45

    jordanair45 2019 Model 3 SR+ w/ FSD

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    S and X catch on fire, the 3 has been pretty good so far :)
     
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  10. Romand

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    Hahahahah
     
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    That is true! I like how our batteries are cooled!
     
  12. BulldogsRus

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    No heated steering wheel, hatchback and sunroof, correct?
     
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    Yup.
     
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    Yeah, the lack of heated wheel is a dealbreaker for my wife. It's one of those things (along with multi-position seating) that once you have it you can't go back. Hopefully once Tesla is at consistent profit they can maybe offer Sport and Lux packages across their line to those that want those extra creature comforts.
     
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  15. CharleyBC

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    I remember the first time I rented a car that had cup holders. I thought they were this super-cool innovation. Now try to find a car without them. And if you can, I bet their lack is a deal-breaker for some folks. Funny how things change.
     
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  16. Nocturnal

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    The S does look better, at least in stock form. I wouldn't say the 3 feels like a toy car. For me the S seems so bulky and I really don't like how it feels to sit on one.
     
  17. DJVoorhees

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    As a model 3 owner - I can say with no hesitation that it doesn't hold a candle to a model S. The S is simply another level.
    Im looking to trade my 3 in for a P85D or P90D.
     
  18. WilliamG

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    It’s funny how I feel the complete opposite. I drove a P85D years ago right when it came out, and I remember thinking how I didn’t like anything about the driving dynamics except the fun acceleration. Didn’t like the steering wheel size, the handling, the vertically-oriented screen, - any of it. Drove the 3 for the first time in April and bought it immediately.
     
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    Yeah - obviously my comment is not meant to say the Model 3 is not a great car, bur for me - the S, like a P85D, is next level.
     
  20. WilliamG

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    Right. That’s what I mean. We all see it differently. I think the Model 3 Performance is on another level from the P85D. :D

    That’s why one needs to drive both to decide!
     

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