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What If Tesla Announces Model 3 Tomorrow, Who Will Order?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Bardlebee, Oct 7, 2014.


Will you get the Model 3?

  1. I will get the Model 3 because I loved owning the Roadster

    9 vote(s)
  2. I will get the Model 3 because I loved owning the Model S

    75 vote(s)
  3. I will get the Model 3 because the Model S is way to high to be sensible

    91 vote(s)
  4. I will get the Model 3 to support Tesla as a company

    51 vote(s)
  5. I won't ge a Model 3 because I love my Model S and don't need another car

    34 vote(s)
  6. I won't get the Model 3 for another reason (state reason in post)

    22 vote(s)
  1. Bardlebee

    Bardlebee Member

    Apr 4, 2012
    San Antonio, TX
    Just a fun poll. It would be interesting to see how many on this forum are waiting for the Model 3 that does not have a Model S/Roadster and also it would be interesting to see who would get a Model 3 because of the Model S.

    For me, I don't think I am going to own anything but a Tesla for life. I can say this because I love my Model S, even though its the most expensive car I've ever owned by a factor of 3. I am a one car per person kind of guy, so I can definitely see myself purchasing the Model 3 because I would like to get rid of our ICE crutch of our second vehicle that my wife owns.

    I would like to hear the reasons why people are going to get the Model 3, or even reasons why you're NOT going to get the Model 3. I may in fact wait to reserve however, or I may reserve and push back the order. I am always concerned about early fit and finish, regardless of the manufacturer.

    So VOTE! And let us know why you will/wont get a Model 3!
  2. CHGolferJim

    CHGolferJim Member

    Jan 28, 2014
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Planning for a Model S in 2015:
    - want the extra size for long distance travel with my wife now that we're empty nesters (also for golf buddy trips)
    - don't want to wait until 2017
    - some concern about the unknown look of 3, although I expect it will be done well
    - but this might be turned all upside down if Aston Martin-looking 3 debuts tomorrow
  3. Btrflyl8e

    Btrflyl8e Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2013
    Seminole, Florida, United States
    The use of the past tense is a little misleading for me. I plan to buy a Model 3 because I LOVE owning my Model S. The Model 3 will be for my bf. I will keep driving my S for a long, long time.
  4. Al Sherman

    Al Sherman It's about THIS car.

    Nov 29, 2012
    Batesville, IN
    I don't think I'm the target audience for the Model III but I would consider it if it: 1.Has AWD available 2. Has at least as much range as my MS 3. Is at least as comfortable as my MS.
  5. CmdrThor

    CmdrThor Active Member

    Jul 24, 2013
    Marietta, GA
    Need the option: I will get the Model 3 in addition to the Model X I will get because I love driving electric and so far Tesla makes the best electric.

    I don't make my purchasing decisions based on supporting a company .. it's all about the quality and how well I think the vehicle will fit my needs over the period of time I plan on owning it. I may lease another LEAF in 2015 to go with the Model X until the Model 3 is ready.
  6. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    I'm not planning to buy a new car until 2019, and the only thing above base (besides activating Supercharging) would be a winter package so I'd not be able to get an early version anyway. So, no rush on reservation.
  7. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

    Jan 13, 2012
    Atlanta, GA
    Won't be getting a Model 3 because I bought a Ford Focus Electric when my wife's car died prematurely. Maybe when the Model S is paid off.
  8. Jeff N

    Jeff N Active Member

    Oct 31, 2011
    Back in 2010 I was tired of waiting for a plugin car, LEAF didn't look practical for my needs (especially with very little initial charging infrastructure), and the Volt specifications seemed like the perfect interim stepping stone. By the time the model 3 comes out I will have 7-8 years and close to 200,000 miles on my Volt. Model 3 should be an ideal upgrade. Model S is little larger than I need and I'm willing to wait for a somewhat less expensive model. I plan to get the bigger battery pack that I assume will give me a range comparable to an S85. I'd also like to help Tesla succeed and want usable long-distance DC charging facilities.
  9. dhrivnak

    dhrivnak Active Member

    Jan 8, 2011
    NE Tennessee
    We can't make a Tesla work unless there are changes to the super charger map. There are not super charges planned for I81 or I59 which we need to travel to visit family. So we will likely get a Volt for the next car.
  10. santana338

    santana338 Member

    Apr 11, 2012
    Manchester, NH
    I didn't vote because my situation isn't in the poll. I have a Model S because I have wanted a good electric car for 30 years. While I love the S it is more than I need to go back and forth 10 miles to work and to the airport once in a while. We tow a camper and take all of our road trips in our other car.

    In a perfect world I would trade the S for an E and replace our aging Odyssey with an X. First I need to convince the wife that the SC network will let us go wherever we want and the X can tow. Then I'll have to figure out if we can actually afford it! :smile:
  11. jgallops

    jgallops Not so Well Known Member

    Nov 21, 2013
    Yes, I would order tomorrow if we can! I doubt it, but am ready to do so.

    Otherwise, I will be looking forward to the CPO Model S's next year.
  12. v12 to 12v

    v12 to 12v Active Member

    Jul 10, 2012
    I can only vote for one reason to order one tomorrow? Hmm...
  13. Grendal

    Grendal SpaceX Moderator

    Jan 31, 2012
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    I'm planning on getting a Model S next year as my signature explains. Waiting until 2017/2018 to get a Tesla is just a little too far off even though the Model III is the right car for me. Maybe I'll sell my S to get a loaded Model III in 2018/2019. That way I'm buying and supporting the company long term.
  14. wart

    wart Nosecone Member

    Jun 1, 2014
    San Antonio, TX
    IF Tesla were going to start delivering the Model 3 in 2015 then I would be ready to put a deposit down right now. The car I actually want is a Model 3 Performance. The Model S and Model X are both bigger than what I need and the price is a stretch for me. But I don't want to wait until 2017 or 2018 to own a Tesla. So I'm saving up to buy a Model S next year.

    I voted for "I will get the Model 3 because the Model S is way to high to be sensible" because that answer most closely approximates what I would do IF the thread title (not the poll title) were true.
  15. Iz

    Iz EVs are here to stay

    Nov 22, 2006
    New York
    Have had my Model S 19 months now. It is a dream to drive and will be getting a Model 3.
  16. dalalsid

    dalalsid Member

    Feb 25, 2014
    Model 3 or lease return Model X, the more I think about it, the more the lease return Model X makes sense especially if it is price competitive with a new Model 3. I was probably going to get a production Model 3 but I doubt I'll get one before the end of 2018/2019 because I expect huge demand and long waits. I have two options - replace Leaf with Model 3 or SUV with used Model X. The latter will make me all electric.
  17. Genebe

    Genebe Member

    Mar 19, 2014
    Chicago, IL
    I'm waiting on the models 3 & X to put some nice clean S cars on the used market!
  18. airj1012

    airj1012 Active Member

    Jun 20, 2013
    Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  19. 100thMonkey

    100thMonkey Member

    Jul 1, 2012
    Seattle area
    sometimes I wish folks would do a poll on how to word the options, LOL! it's none of the above for me. I'd consider ordering the 3 as our get around commuter, paired possibly with something like the X down the road, that would be a very nice combo. As soon as we can, we are getting away from having the second car be a short range EV like the Leaf. we want a solid 150-200 mile range in our secondary car to fully return us to the flexibility we had with two ICE's... and we are willing to "tough it out" with short range EV's for the secondary until a decent one is available, we really don't want to ever return to gas.
  20. ggr

    ggr Roadster R80 537, SigS P85 29, M3P 80k

    Mar 24, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    He said he wouldn't talk about Model 3. He has a quirky sense of humor... maybe he's just going to show it and not say a word.

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