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What is your primary reason for wanting to own a Model 3?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by voip-ninja, Sep 29, 2017.

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What is your primary reason for wanting to own a Model 3?

  1. Driving Performance - Driving performance of EVs isn't easily replicated in ICE vehicles.

    16.1%
  2. Economics - tax incentives, rebates and lower operating costs.

    7.5%
  3. Environmentalism - Green energy, desire for carbon neutral, saving the planet.

    28.2%
  4. Status & Prestige - Tesla cars are hip and the brand generates cachet.

    1.1%
  5. Technology - EV technology is new, cool, and remarkable.

    36.8%
  6. None of the above / Other (please cite your primary reason in the thread below)

    10.3%
  1. voip-ninja

    voip-ninja Member

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    This has come up a few times and I thought it would be helpful to have a poll on the subject and area to discuss.

    People will choose the Model 3 for many reasons, but I think that a handful of them are primary motivators for perspective buyers.

    Please choose your Primary reason for choosing a Tesla vehicle and feel free to discuss.
     
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  2. Twiglett

    Twiglett Single pedal driver

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    I wanted a Model 3 because I already drive an EV (Leaf), so four of the five up there aren't Tesla specific.
    The main reasons I wanted Tesla, was the combination of.
    Range
    Superchargers
    Integrated system of car/charger/subsystems etc all compliment each other
    Destination charger program
    No Dealers - really big one there

    Real reason for Model 3
    Model S & X are way too big for me. I don't need that size car.

    Next on the list
    Solar panels and Powerwall

    Reasons 1,2,3 & 5 are all to do with driving any EV (so Bolt, Leaf, i3 etc), not just a Model 3 :)
     
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  3. 206er

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    Not wanting to be part of actively destroying the earth anymore by going EV (and not having to push a weirdmobile to do so). Driving a Tesla might not save the planet, but it's a lot better than driving any ICE offering. However, my daily commuter is and will continue to be a bicycle.
     
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  4. C141medic

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    Ditto for me. I no longer have a Leaf but love EV and Tesla does things right, in my opinion, Also will get power wall and solar roof within next few years. And trade one of my ICE vehicles for the Model Y when available.
     
  5. voip-ninja

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    Just my two bits but I would put you in the "technology" category. Label it "Tesla technology" if you like, supercharger, range, all of that is technology related and specific to Tesla at this time.
     
  6. Sportstick

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    I am only interested in buying a BEV for a location where it will only be used for part of the year. BEV easier to maintain/store than ICE.
    I also wanted to experience the future, while I can.
     
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  7. PRSIST

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    Driving ICE vehicles for 53 years, I felt it was long past time to cut the chord and go EV. Once I learned that for every gallon of gasoline that I burn I'm pumping 20 lbs. of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, that was it.

    Plus, I love the technology!!
     
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  8. AlanJ

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    None of the above. I leased a Leaf for 3 years and am addicted to the electric driving experience:
    - the instant, smooth acceleration (no transmission shifts)
    - regenerative braking (less use of the brake pedal)
    - the convenience of plugging in at home
     
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  9. voip-ninja

    voip-ninja Member

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    Electric driving experience has a poll choice.
     
  10. AlanJ

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    forgot to add:
    - the frugality of it -- I will be buying the small battery 3, and expect it to be extremely affordable in the long term to run and maintain (could be wrong, of course).
     
  11. sammyfan711

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    I’ve been waiting so long for this car, I’m holding on for dear life for hopefully just a couple more months!

    I have a S and a X and they are great cars but the tech on the 3 really looks like next level stuff, that’s my primary attraction to the car
     
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  12. AlanJ

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    You're referring to the first choice? I did not interpret "performance" as "experience", I felt it was referring to the acceleration that everyone around here goes ga-ga over. That aspect is nice but can be found in ICE cars as well.
     
  13. SageBrush

    SageBrush 2018: Drain the Sewer

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    Environmentalism mostly, but I would not buy the Model 3 if it was made by GM.
    I buy products from companies I support. These two priorities are usually, but not always, related.
     
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  14. AceSkywalker

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    Your insurance may disagree with you. Tesla is a luxury automaker - unless you already drive a luxury ICE automobile (BMW, Lexus, etc), there's an almost chance your insurance and registration rates will go up by a significant amount.
     
  15. voip-ninja

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    Well if he keeps it long term the fuel savings and lower maintenance costs would hopefully more than cover higher insurance premiums and more expensive registration.
     
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    We are replacing my wife's hybrid.
     
  17. voip-ninja

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    So why are you getting the Tesla instead of something else?
     
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    Range, superchargers, and we have already owned a Leaf and an i3.
     
  19. voip-ninja

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    Well then hopefully you chose technology vs. "other".

    I'm not a fan of polls with 25 choices, because they are a bore.
     
  20. WileyTheMan

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    I had to seriously do an honest gut-check response to this. There's a lot of reasons but if I'm honest about it, it's the same desire I had about getting my first iPhone. It's is an innovative tech device that's more in my price range than the S or X. All other reasons I could circumvent with reasoning (i.e. I could get a cheaper used Volt or Leaf and use it only for commuting). It's a passion purchase, for sure.
     
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