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Who plans on getting a true, base $35k Model 3?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by bro1999, Oct 21, 2016.

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What trim level Model 3 do you plan on ordering?

  1. Barebones 3

    20 vote(s)
    9.8%
  2. Fully loaded 3

    35 vote(s)
    17.2%
  3. Somewhere in the middle

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  1. bro1999

    bro1999 Active Member

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    I'm curious to know how many people are planning to order a true, bare-bones Model 3 with no options @ $35k? Elon has stated he expects the average transaction price of the 3 to be around $43k, so he has to be figuring the majority of people will NOT be getting a base $35k Model 3.
     
  2. garsh

    garsh Re Member

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    There are some options that I'll definitely be ordering.
    1. Largest battery available
    2. Full Self-Driving Capability
    3. Subzero Weather package
    Beyond that - it depends.
    • If fully-optioned guarantees me a full federal credit, I'll probably spring for it.
    • How much does fully-optioned cost? If it's less than a low-end S, I'll probably spring for it.
    • I'm about due for my mid-life crisis. If a fully-loaded ludicrous Model 3 costs less than a mistress, I'll probably spring for it.
     
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  3. Dan Detweiler

    Dan Detweiler Member

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    Personally, I think full autonomy just may have jumped to my number 1 option...even over the larger battery. For me, the potential to open up all of the uses and safety are worth even 10K. (Hopefully it won't be!). Beyond that however, bigger battery would be next, followed by paint, pano roof, upgrade interior, dual motor (maybe performance but definitely not Ludicrous).

    Doesn't sound like a base Model 3 I don't think. ;)

    Dan
     
  4. Boourns

    Boourns Member

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    AWD
    Full autonomy
    Largest, non-P battery (probably, depending on whether I keep my S or the 3 replaces the S)

    That's it for me. Might even stick with cloth seats presuming they are adequately supportive.
     
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  5. Foxhound199

    Foxhound199 Member

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    I'll probably get a battery, roof, and paint upgrade, but that's about it. I'm actually leaning against leather, don't really care for any of the premium options or the bio-hazard air filter , definitely don't care about subzero, definitely don't want any doors or hatches opening themselves. I was waffling on AWD and autopilot, but if the price increase holds, autopilot might move towards the "no" column as well.
     
  6. Borgholio

    Borgholio Member

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    Must haves:

    Full autonomy
    Supercharging (if sold separately)
    That beautiful blue paint color

    Like to haves but not necessary:

    Bigger battery
    Full Pano roof / sunroof
    AWD
     
  7. Frank Schwab

    Frank Schwab Member

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    I don't need a multi-thousand dollar sound system, leather, pano, subzero, alcantara, air suspension, upgraded paint or oversize wheels and don't plan on paying for them. I don't expect to buy full autonomy up front; perhaps a couple years down the road when the technical/legal issues are sorted out.

    My must-have list is pretty short and close to base:
    1. Autopilot.
    2. Supercharger Access. Pay per use would be great for my expected use.

    My "If the kids are going to the State University rather than a private college" addition:
    3. Quicker than base, but nothing Ludicrous. Think S90D rather than P90D or P100DL.
     
  8. LectrikPower

    LectrikPower Member

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    I want but will pare down to what I want to pay:

    -AWD
    -Bigger batt
    -Autopilot - will upgrade to full autonomy later
    -Cold weather
    -Supercharging

    I would love to have pay per use supercharging becauae we don't travel long distance often.
     
  9. osu_cowboy_007

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    My upgrades = Tax credit that I get.
     
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  10. PhatCat

    PhatCat Kisco Kid

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    Answering the OP question, I might in fact take a bare bones M3 when the time comes. I just got a fully-optioned EoQ-discounted S75D and love all the features for driving in the Northeast. In contrast, the Model 3 is destined for my (eventual) retirement house on Big Island of Hawaii. By the time it is delivered I hope to be fully off the grid with the (soon to be announced) Tesla solar roof and Powerwall(s), as my house sits on the side of a mountain facing South with unobstructed exposure from sunrise to sunset.

    It is possible, but difficult, to drive more than 200 mi in a day on Big Island, so basic battery is sufficient.

    There are no superchargers in HI and free daily charge of 200 mi from solar will do the trick with no need for high-speed charging..

    No need for all wheel drive. I have an SUV there if I *really* want to go to the top of the mountain or off-road.

    I want basic white for the 300+ sunny days a year on the west side--hope they bring it back.

    For beach and other expeditions I don't need or want leather seats.

    No need for Autopilot since most drives will be relatively short with two lane roads and not much traffic. Besides, I actually like to drive.

    I always get upgraded audio on my cars but then rarely listen to it.

    It seems a stripper might fit the bill. I ordered on first day and am a current owner but I wonder how long that would delay delivery.
     
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  11. zdre

    zdre 40kWh Model S P6415

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    bigger battery, dual motors for faster acceleration and better regen, glass roof, supercharging unless offered as pay-per-charge, autopilot (will probably wait to pay for full autonomy)
     
  12. evp

    evp Nerd

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    * Big battery -- 300 mile range
    * Whatever sound system gets me Sirius-XM
    * Autonomous
    * AWD
    * I expect there will be a tech package, and there's something in there that I "gotta have"
     
  13. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Assumptions and/or math error.
     
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  14. Rockster

    Rockster Active Member

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    Our Model 3 is probably going to be our daughter's first car, so I'll be very inclined to add anything that increases safety. AWD and whatever level of AP gives me TACC comes immediately to mind. Though we all know that configuring a Tesla is a wonderfully tempting slippery slope.
     
  15. WileyTheMan

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    As fully loaded as I can afford. AWD/Big Battery the priority. Performance variety desired along with nice interior. Software updates (Ludicrous/AP2) I can get later as needed.
     
  16. Genshi

    Genshi ermagerd, I lost mah reservation!

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    So I would LOVE to get some options on the 3. But my bank account takes precedence, and if I can't afford it (which is a distinct possibility) then I'm going to get the base model. It's not that I don't want the options, it's that Teslas for a lot of folks are "stretch cars" even in their base configuration.

    Since the announcement of the autonomous hardware, my priorities have changed a bit for what I'd opt to throw extra dollars at - but ultimately just having a Tesla BEV is enough for now. It'll be particularly nice for folks like me if a lot of it is after-purchase-unlockable. Sure you pay a bit more to unlock after the fact, but if you account for interest and/or anxiety from potentially stretching TOO much and/or ordering something that's not all it's cracked up to be (autonomy* for instance), it can be worth it to pay a bit more later.

    *Autonomy is a very hard problem to crack - it's not that if all the cars on the road were autonomous, it would be difficult. It's that human behavior and rule breaking really throws a wrench in the whole thing. Without unpredictable human behavior, autonomy would be a cinch. But accounting for idiots not looking before walking into the street, kids not realizing they should, people running stopsigns, distracted driving, etc... and you just KNOW any time an autonomous car is involved in accident everyone will cry "THANKS AUTOPILOT!" in unison. For that reason alone, I have a baseline for what I'd consider paying for. Can I really trust it to get me to work safely? It's probably worth it. Do I need to take over a few times each trip, is it predictable? And can I trust myself NOT to zone out and use it unsafely? If the answer to those is "no" then maybe I should wait til later in that case.
     
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  17. Sonny Daze

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    Definitely:

    Dual motors
    Weather package

    Not interested:

    AP
    Supercharging

    Possibly:

    Everything else
     
  18. ggies07

    ggies07 Supporting Member

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    Same here. I've been waiting for a nice looking, great battery chemistry, 200 mile EV since 2011. Nissan? Nope. Ford? Nope. BMW? Nope. GM? Nope. The bare bones 3 is all I need, later on i can add the full self driving.
     
  19. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Leather seats
    Premium package
    Self driving
     
  20. srum

    srum Member

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    Leather
    Pano roof
    Awd
    Premium package
    Full self driving
    Cold weather package

    It's going to be an expensive car.
     

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