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What are you ordering? RWD, AWD, P?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by SoCalGuy, Jun 28, 2018.

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Which M3 version have you/will you be ordering?

  1. RWD, Standard Range

    6 vote(s)
    5.9%
  2. RWD, Long Range

    25 vote(s)
    24.5%
  3. AWD, Standard Range

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  4. AWD, Long Range

    41 vote(s)
    40.2%
  5. Performance

    9 vote(s)
    8.8%
  6. Performance with Perf Package

    20 vote(s)
    19.6%
  7. Canceled Reservation

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. SoCalGuy

    SoCalGuy Active Member

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    Now that pricing has been finalized as well as delivery estimates, curious what you all have decided.
     
  2. Thomas Edison

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    LR non-PUP AWD SAS when available.
     
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  3. HelloJohnny

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    Just placed my order for the following:

    Invitation: 6/28
    Configured: 6/28
    Car: LR, RWD, White, 19’ Sports Wheels, Premium Interior, Enhanced Autopilot, $57K (gross before taxes, etc)
    VIN: No
    Call from Rep: No
    Delivery Estimator: Sept-Nov.
    Delivery Date: No
    Previous Owner: No
    Location: So Cal
     
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  4. JeffK

    JeffK Well-Known Member

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    Performance version with Performance package. You only live once and it's only money.... (for the next 5 or 6 years :eek:)
     
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  5. SoCalGuy

    SoCalGuy Active Member

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    I do wish they would let us get the 20" wheels and tires in the non-P AWD in the configurator instead of after-market at SC...
     
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  6. SoCalGuy

    SoCalGuy Active Member

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    For the AWD orders out there, are you getting it mainly for quicker acceleration or for snow/weather reasons (or other reasons)?
     
  7. nalang

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    P with performance package
    Pearl white paint
    White interior
    EAP
    Mods to come....

    Configured yesterday. Delivery Aug - Oct. Current 90D MX owner since March 2016. Hoping Tesla honors current owner priority for delivery since they didn't for configurations.
     
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  8. ℬête Noire

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    #8 ℬête Noire, Jun 28, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2018
    Two others:

    1) I ordered hoping for slightly better range. Maybe not Model S -> Model S D difference but a nice 4% or so would be good. Just a day later and some stuff dug up out of webpage code suggests Tesla will rate the SR-D with a slightly shorter range than the SR. The LR, LR-D, and P all the same range but we know they are heavily sandbagging on the LR, so the pattern could easily hold with LR-D having slightly shorter range. :( I knew it was something of a gamble because the motor configuration is much different, still a bit disappointed.

    2) More active braking for one-pedal driving. The testing I've seen using a g-force meter says that the Model 3 LR has noticeable weaker regen braking than the Chevy Bolt. It makes sense because the Bolt is FWD so the car puts more down on the drive wheel under braking, where-as during de-acceleration there will be some transfer away from the LR's rear wheels. This won't be the case with the LR-D, should be similar to the Model S D vehicles (which I've test driven, too), and I've really liked the strength of braking in the Bolt's one-pedal driving mode.
     
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  9. RayK

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    Locked into RWD/LR/PUP/MSM/Aeros only because I pulled the trigger about a week too early (see .sig). Otherwise I probably would have ordered AWD.
     
  10. drawfour

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    If you haven't already been assigned a VIN, you probably can get them to change without a change fee. Doesn't hurt to ask.
     
  11. RayK

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    According to my ISA, the car is sitting ready for me. At this point I'm ready to accept the order as is. Thought I would have some time to get my HPWC installed but it looks like my car will be here before it is installed in my garage. I have asked my ISA for the VIN as it's not listed on my profile page.
     
  12. SoCalGuy

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    That would be unfortunate - but that would explain why everyone is getting well over 325-330 miles of range despite the 310 rating. I wonder why the D version on the M3 will get less range - perhaps just the added weight and the fact that the rear motor is already very efficient (PEM vs AC).
     
  13. Hamilton C

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    Getting AWD because it is ESSENTIAL for driving in the snow and ice of upstate NY. A next door neighbor who had a Model S said the early Model S with RWD was marginal in snow and ice. Then traded for an AWD Model X and now also an early RWD Model 3. Told me I definitely need the AWD for driving up here near Syracuse, NY. Any slightly longer range is also important for my use on monthly 300 mile OW trips.
     
  14. KJD

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    Mainly for the winter traction in the snow. The 3 will be my wife's car and I will continue driving the model S classic. :)
     
  15. kvelarde23

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    Just placed order tonight for AWD, Silver Metallic, 19" Sports Wheels, and EAP with estimated delivery showing as Sep '18 to Nov '18.
     
  16. PessimiStick

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    Ordered P on 5/23, kept P² after the price changes, but did revert back to the black interior since white isn't worth $1,500 to me.
     
  17. xav-

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    I wouldn’t say everyone. I struggle to get 250 miles of range. Range on short trips is pretty bad. On the streets it’s not great either. It is nearly impossible for me to achieve the rated 235w per mile. I will be happy if I do 260. Most of the time I drive with my dog in the back seats and can’t hammer it. When I hammer it I get 400 watts per mile easy.

    I have the sport wheels
     
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  18. Stellavator

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    Both. But primarily snow/sleet traction.
     
  19. TheShark

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    Ordered an AWD LR as a replacement for our S60 rwd that’s coming off lease. Picked up the dual motor as a good balance between the added cost and performance gain. If the dual motor over performs like the RWD does it’s going to be a great value compared to just about anything out there.

    We also have a first production 3LR RWD we picked up in January. Put Michelin ICE-X (ironic name) snow tires on it the day I picked it up. It is a champ in the snow and ice here in Chicago. The right tires for conditions make all the difference.
     

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