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To Those That Have Seen Model 3 in Person - Better Looking than the S?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by TheSuit, Aug 24, 2017.

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Model 3 Better Looking Than the S?

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  1. TheSuit

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    Please only vote if you've seen the 3 in person, and feel free to post the details for why below.
     
  2. kev1n

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    car looks too tall, like a mini model x. also the rear glass to trunk transition is so awkward. especially if you see the car from quarter rear view.

    i like the front of the car. the rear, not so much
     
  3. Xminus6

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    No. I had an S for many years and spotted a 3 at OAK Long Term parking. Had a pretty decent look at it. It's a nice looking car but it doesn't have the grace or presence of the S. Much of that might just be due to its smaller size. It looks like a nicely designed compact sedan to me. It's certainly attractive but it's not special.
     
  4. 355rockit

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    Maybe should have a 3rd selection of 'both are amazing'. The S is a very good looking car. The 3 is also a very good looking car in person as well. If I had a choice, I would choose the 3 given it is a perfect size for my needs.
     
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  5. trils0n

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    In person, the 3 looks really good to me. Wide, low and sleek, but not as long as the Model S. Nothing like a "mini Model X" at all -- totally different proportions than the X. The length of the Model S makes it looks a bit sleeker compared to the 3. I think the 3 is one of the more attractive cars out there, and has a similar "almost concept car" look that the S has. The S is just so drop-dead gorgeous it is hard to beat.
     
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  6. EXOTIC1

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    The 3 is a nice looking car but looking at it from the rear it's not the best. It's kind of a lovechild of the S & X
     
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  7. oktane

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    To me, it's at least $120,000 better looking. Essentially the same car as mine, with an updated interior, and a bit slower.
     
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  8. marty2112

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    I like the exterior of the S better. Really want to sit and drive the 3. I'm thinking the interior will be better.

    Hence the upcoming S interior refresh.... :)
     
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  9. BOOMER7

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    I would agree with what others have said about the back end of the model 3. The S has a much better overall exterior look about it.
     
  10. Barklikeadog

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    The model S is a cool car, the 3 looks weird like a domey little model X.
     
  11. ecarfan

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    Agreed. I have seen a Model 3 up close three times now (really!) and they are both beautiful cars. I did not vote in the poll because the two choices are both wrong, in my opinion.
     
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  12. JSkrehot

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    I drove over to the Tesla factory today just to get a look at one in person. I have been wanting pearl white but wanted to see silver and blue in person. I was not able to find a blue one but the pearl looked amazing. As far as looks compared to S, from the front, and side views, I prefer it, however, while I don't dislike the back of the 3, I like the rear of the S better. I like the front look of the 3 without the "mustache" much more.
     
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  13. chronopc

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    #13 chronopc, Aug 24, 2017
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    I like the front and side view of the Model 3 better. I like the rear view and lights on the Model S better. They both look great. I give a slight edge to the Model 3 since I personally like smaller sized sedans.

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  14. OutofPocket

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    No doubt the S is a gorgeous car, but...

    Saw another Model 3 today on 92 going towards Half Moon Bay, CA. Silver this time (seems to be the same silver as on the S) with 19” wheels and no front plate. Really a great color for the Model 3.

    Especially love the Model 3 front end. It looks like a nexgen Porsche. From the rear, more like an S without the haunches. Overall I think the Model 3 looks spectacular.
     
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  15. chronopc

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    I'm having a hard time decided between silver and midnight silver. Saw midnight silver in real life and it's damn good looking.

     
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  16. dragonxt

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    Where exactly do they have one out at the Fremont Factory?
     
  17. chronopc

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    There's usually one in the parking lot where the charging stations are.
     
  18. FlatSix911

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    #18 FlatSix911, Aug 24, 2017
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    Agreed.
    The front of the Model 3 glass greenhouse is too high and the front duck bill too pronounced compared to the Model S/X.
    This photo is really not shot at a flattering angle for the Model 3 ... it looks like a cartoon car compared to the Model S/X :cool:

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. chronopc

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    Looks great in this angle
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  20. chronopc

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    While the back of the Model S is better looking, the Model 3 looks good from the back too.
    [​IMG]
     
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