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Who prefers a Model 3 station wagon?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by SwedishAdvocate, Nov 1, 2014.

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What do you want?

  1. Station wagon

    49.0%
  2. Current Model S body style

    41.9%
  3. Current Model X body style

    5.2%
  4. A more traditional SUV/Crossover body style (à la BMW X3)

    9.0%
  5. Two door Coupé

    11.0%
  6. Two door Convertible – Soft Top

    2.6%
  7. Two door Convertible – Hard Top

    8.4%
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  1. SwedishAdvocate

    SwedishAdvocate Active Member

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    #1 SwedishAdvocate, Nov 1, 2014
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    I want a Model 3 station wagon. And my current career arch will enable me to buy one for cash if Tesla puts a Model 3 station wagon into production.

    What do you want?



    Edit: Poll is public and open indefinitely.
     
  2. Yggdrasill

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    If I weren't going for a Model X, I'd definitely want a station wagon. Or if that wasn't possible, hatchback.

    A sedan would be out of the question.
     
  3. SwedishAdvocate

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    Thread updated with public poll open indefinitely :smile:
     
  4. aronth5

    aronth5 Long Time Follower

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    I voted for the more traditional cross over but the caveat is I want a hatchback since they are far more versatile.
    And since the S is a hatchback my bet is the Model 3 will be too.
     
  5. FreeOfPge

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    You know that "Current Model X body style" and/or "A more traditional SUV/Crossover body style (à la BMW X3)" is more in the line of the next model after Model 3 - the Model Y?
     
  7. SwedishAdvocate

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    No. Could you elaborate?
     
  8. Kbsilver

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    In the US, stations wagons are not popular, having been replaced by SUVs (which I do not like). Because of non existent demand, Tesla could never make a station wagon work based on US interest. I know the rest of the world thinks differently. Today in the US, BMW only offers a 3 series wagon, with your choice of gas or diesel 4-cylinder engine. One of our cars currently is a 15 year old BMW 540iT (station wagon) so I do appreciate them. I have been told by BMW executives that the V8 equipped 5 series station wagon was one of the rarest vehicles to be imported into the USA in modern times due to the extremely low demand. This is the car I am considering replacing with an S. Similar characteristics of performance with lots of space. Just need to convince the SO.
     
  9. Model 3

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    #9 Model 3, Nov 1, 2014
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    The Model 3 is the "sedan" of Gen-III just like Model S is the "sedan" of Gen-II. For CUV's - crossover utility vehicle - they will make the Model X for the Gen-II, and a new model for the Gen-III. It's assumed to be called "Model Y". Yes, Tesla has a trademark for that name, registered at the same time the registered "Model E" - that later had to be replaced by "Model 3".

    It may take some time, but if you wish - and no other remember where it was mentioned - I can find a link to somewhere that Elon is talking about the Gen-III CUV. I just don't have that links in my head or bookmarks :p

    Edit:
    Here you can see other mention it:
    http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/22982-Gen-III-summary
     
  10. SwedishAdvocate

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    That link does not mention "Model Y". :tongue:

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    Source please. :tongue:
     
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    #11 Model 3, Nov 1, 2014
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    I absolutely want a wagon. The S is already a little space challenged in the back (unacceptable headroom, not very versatile rear). I fear shrinking that makes things worse.

    I like the size of my sportwagen. The only thing that might improve it would be making it a little higher.

    I really like the Mercedes EB. It'd be fantastic if they patterned it after that car.
     
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    #13 Model 3, Nov 1, 2014
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    You find it here:
    http://www.autonews.com/article/20140113/OEM/301139981/audacious-growth-plans-will-stretch-tesla-beyond-its-comfort-zone
     
  14. bint2k

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    wagon FTW!
     
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    I do also want a wagon. But I'm afraid they think the CUV's take care of that marked.... But I don't want a SUV/CUV :p
     
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    I'd rather a 4 door + hatchback (aka 5 door hatchback) but I'd be OK with a 4 door + hatch wagon (5 door wagon) if it were near the hatchback sizing.

    The difference between a hatchback and a station wagon isn't obvious to all. Old school station wagons didn't have much head room but had plenty of leg room. Hatchbacks tend to be more balanced / taller than a wagon but lower than a minivan/SUV/crossover.

    In other words I want the increased cargo flexibility of the rear hatch vs a trunk but I don't need the car to be much bigger because of that. I definately don't want to sacrifice range to a wagon design that has worse aero cd or higher weight just to allow for that increased cargo capacity.


    So if you are asking if I want a trunk vs a hatch? The answer is simple I do want a hatch, I just don't know if what I want is a hatchback or a wagon.
     
  17. KJD

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    Would you consider a Subaru Forester a wagon or a hatchback? Whatever you call it thats what I want, only with electric power and 200+ mile range. And make sure it has AWD for sure.
     
  18. Mr X

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    Don't like wagons.


    Fastbacks >>
     
  19. FreeOfPge

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    Station Wagon is leading? Next up, National Lampoon's EVacation.
     
  20. aronth5

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    Probably because there isn't a choice for a hatchback:smile: The difference between the wagon and hatchback isn't that great but the majority at least seem to indicate they don't prefer a regular sedan.
     

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