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What type of car is Model 3 replacing for you?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by wilhelmspencer, Mar 24, 2016.

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What type of car is Model 3 replacing for you?

  1. EV (Leaf, Model S, etc)

    56 vote(s)
    16.9%
  2. Hybrid (Prius, Volt, etc)

    61 vote(s)
    18.4%
  3. ICE Sedan

    130 vote(s)
    39.3%
  4. ICE SUV

    27 vote(s)
    8.2%
  5. ICE Truck

    6 vote(s)
    1.8%
  6. Other

    33 vote(s)
    10.0%
  7. None (First car or not a replacement)

    18 vote(s)
    5.4%
  1. wilhelmspencer

    wilhelmspencer Model 3 Reserved 3/31/16 In Store 10:20 PST

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  2. model3fan

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    ICE coupe, but i voted sedan.
     
  3. SageBrush

    SageBrush Active Member

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    I'll sell either my Toyota hybrid or my ICE Honda Fit. Which one depends on what else is going on and the resale value of each car. When I bought the Fit it was with the intention of selling when an *EV came along, so it is first in line ;-)
     
  4. Borgholio

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    Replacing a 2013 Prius. I love the Prius but it's time for something even more efficient. I will probably sell it privately to get more out of it, since I expect the trade-in rate to be abysmal with Tesla.
     
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  5. wilhelmspencer

    wilhelmspencer Model 3 Reserved 3/31/16 In Store 10:20 PST

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    Replacing a 2012 Ford Fusion here.

    I have been contemplating the trade-in versus private sale as well...it would be much more convenient for my family to just trade it in to Tesla, hand them the keys, and we drive off with our Model 3. If we do a private sale I would have to ensure the timing was right where we didn't end up without our main commuter car for who knows how long. The private sale price would have to be considerably higher for me to consider it.
     
  6. amb3rgris

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    Thanks for posting a poll, Wilhelm. Seeing the results is a nice bonus to this topic of discussion.

    As I stated in the other thread, I'm coming from a ICE sedan: 2009 Infiniti G37.
    We replaced our family hauler, so the Model 3 will be the smaller/funner/commuter vehicle for us.

    I've been looking at electric vehicles, but everything on the market was either a serious compromise, or a Model S. I don't mind the "I'm a non-standard, weird car" looks on some of the other options (i3, Leaf), but I mostly wanted:
    1. Enough range to do limited road trips (CA Bay Area to Santa Cruz, Monterey, etc) without having to worry about range, or even better, not have to charge.
    2. FUN. It doesn't need to do 0-60 in OMG, but I wanted something with a little more oomph than a Prius.

    The Model 3 is the first vehicle that I think will meet all my hopes, and on budget.
     
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  7. wilhelmspencer

    wilhelmspencer Model 3 Reserved 3/31/16 In Store 10:20 PST

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    Yes same here. Still trying to talk my wife into this whole adventure. I feel like I am most likely to get her approval without the "Performance" features that will most likely make the car un-affordable to us. I feel like the features most useful to us will be the Autopilot, AWD, and larger battery for those occasional road trips.
     
  8. Sp4rky

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    Toyota Camry Hybrid - Lease is up November 2018, so I can withstand a small delay with the Model 3 ;)
     
  9. wbrumfiel

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    A used 2011 Infiniti G37x for me. My loan ends March of 2018. Hopefully I'll have the M3 by then. I've found out that I like a smaller sedan. My wife has the big ICE SUV to use for the kids and road trips. I normally drive my car about 30 miles a day.
     
  10. RaWPower

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  11. hdgmedic

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    Can you add plug in hybrid? It's in between hybrid and an EV.
     
  12. anticitizen13.7

    anticitizen13.7 Enemy of the Status Quo

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    A Model 3 will replace my 8th generation Honda Civic sedan (2011) at some point.

    I'm not exactly sure when I'll upgrade, as the Civic is long paid off and has low miles. It's a tin can compared to Model S, but the old fashioned hydraulic power steering and manual transmission make it a fun little go cart.
     
  13. Scott Wilcox

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    Very fittingly it will replace a 2006 Pontiac Vibe (I put it as an ICE sedan) It was made at the same factory that the Model 3 will be made.
     
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  14. Foxhound199

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    This is a fun breakdown, but I'm almost more curious about how many people are coming from luxury cars and how many aren't. Doubters tend to peg Tesla as only competing in the luxury segment, but it sure sounds like a lot of people who are interested in the Model 3 don't own and haven't seriously considered a luxury car before.
     
  15. Stretch2727

    Stretch2727 Engineer and Car Nut

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    I have a 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T. It is fun to blast around in, but I am also interested in getting a Tesla Model 3 when they come out.
     
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    Kurt Foster Zero FX Stealthfighter

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    I have an ICE truck thats bigger than a really old truck I used for a while, the model 3 is going to replace that older one. So glad Tesla is here!:)
     
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    aronth5 Long Time Follower

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