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Which option set do you think will make a Model 3 get priority?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Dogwhistle, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. Dogwhistle

    Dogwhistle Member

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    I think the magic combo to get priority build status will be the larger battery, dual-motor, with Autopilot combination. I don't think the Performance version, assuming there is one, will be the first type off the line. My reasoning is that Tesla will want to stay on message with electric for the masses, and this combination will most likely be the most popular version. Just pumping out $60,000 P versions for the first several months would be antithetical to the 3's mission, and could potentially be a PR nightmare. Looking at the stats on Model3tracker.org, over 80% of reservationists in it's data set have said that combination is what they want. So, my not-so-educated guess is that is what we'll see first, then after a few months we'll see base cars and P cars worked in as well. So fun to speculate, huh!?
     
  2. CmdrThor

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    Elon already answered that relatively highly optioned versions of the car will go out first. So whichever options are most expensive, probably battery and performance.
     
  3. ucmndd

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    More money = first. They've been pretty transparent about this.
     
  4. Darryl

    Darryl ModelXTracker.com Co-Adm

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    I can tell you what option moved you to the top of the list with the Model X. I had a reservation sequence number of over 8,000 but I got one of the very first cars to come off the production line.

    I believe what moved you up for the Model X will be the same for the Model 3. Of corse employees and current Tesla owners will be allowed to order first. If they order the performance edition (P90D) which comes with the larger battery, AWD, electronic suspension and electronic spoiler and add the premium option group and autopilot option this will take them to the top of the list. The $10k ludicrous mode didn't effect delivery, nor did better wheels, more expensive paint, towing option, larger charger or better radio. The total for the car was around $150k which was $80k in options not including the ludicrous mode option. I expect since the Model 3 is 1/2 the cost of the base Model X the options will probably be 1/2 the cost of the Model X options. This would mean the first cars to be delivered will be cars averaging around $75k to $80k. Based on what has been input in Model3Tracker.info many will be ordering loaded cars.
     
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    Agree, basically you'll need to emulate a signature model car.
     
  6. Dogwhistle

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    Maybe so, we'll see. But I still think this is a different ballgame and the rules are slightly different. I guess it depends on how much Tesla is concerned about explaining why their $35,000 car is actually 60,000 for the foreseeable future. But in the end, I suppose $$$ will win out over crappy PR. And I think the D model would still be "relatively high-optioned", just not maxed out.
     

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