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It's nice, a little stubby, but overall nice. I love the minimalist interior, less clutter makes for clean lines and a very open feel. However, the Model S is the best overall offering Tesla has at present.

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Are they serious with that interior?
The dash panel is little more than a counter with a large ipad sticking up in the middle.
Horrible.
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Purchasing a car like buying a not yet built condo from a developer on Roatan Island seems a weird way to buy a car that has no guarantee of ever making it into production.
Myself I would never consider such a vehicle purchase.

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I placed a reservation. I'm expecting more like 45-50k for the model I'll want with AWD and a 300mi range. And 2 years from now autopilot will no doubt be spectacular. Can't wait.
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Purchasing a car like buying a not yet built condo from a developer on Roatan Island seems a weird way to buy a car that has no guarantee of ever making it into production.
Myself I would never consider such a vehicle purchase.
imho it's more like joining a club ... or gym
...or a very low buy-in CrimmasClub
( I saw the Model X requires a $5k deposit )

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anyone know (without googling) how many the original Mustang sold in its first 12 months
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saw last nite too late to post / not updated this morning...)
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Teslas Model 3 has already racked up 232,000 pre-orders

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forgot to say that IMHO,
that number will prolley be for at least 3 YEARS production
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imho it's more like joining a club ... or gym
...or a very low buy-in CrimmasClub
( I saw the Model X requires a $5k deposit )

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anyone know (without googling) how many the original Mustang sold in its first 12 months
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Teslas Model 3 has already racked up 232,000 pre-orders

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forgot to say that IMHO,
that number will prolley be for at least 3 YEARS production
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Does Tesla have the capacity to deliver 232,000 Model 3, along with the capacity to keep delivery the S and X orders?

What is Tesla's assembly plant max production abilities?

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Does Tesla have the capacity to deliver 232,000 Model 3, along with the capacity to keep delivery the S and X orders?

What is Tesla's assembly plant max production abilities?
I saw on TV 'news' last nite (Tesla is a local story here in gigafactory-land) that they recently contracted for more "floorspace" in their factory's "area".
Dunno how much of the old NUMMI factory they've been using but my understanding is it's a large plant (former GM/Toyleta joint endeavor) + as I said/implied above, I don't expect Tesla to TRY to build a regular assemblyplant's full/3-shift volume (300k min)
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Re: Tesla Model 3: 215 miles of range for $35,000

via Perian @ GMI

C&D Employee Brings A Magnet To The Tesla 3 Unveiling...
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Aaron Robinson -April 1, 2016

...we don't have a whole lot more details about the Model 3.
Musk says the base model will have a 215-mile range and will accelerate from zero to 60
mph in less than six seconds. There also will be a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive version. He
also promises that it will achieve five-star crash-test ratings and that Autopilot hardware
will be standard. The company is otherwise being very stingy with the details. For
example, it won’t tell us the sizes of the available batteries or what the car is made out of.

The Model S and Model X are primarily aluminum, but that’s an expensive material and,
at the Model 3’s price, a tough cost challenge. Even so, during our brief test ride, we quietly
touched a small magnet to various outer panels, the inner doors, and the structural pillar
between the doors and got not a single quiver of attraction. A Tesla engineer told us the car
is a mix of steel and aluminum but refused to elaborate. Unless the prototypes we sat in
were made from nonproduction materials, there’s not much steel in that body...

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I'm wondering if anyone thought about FIBERGLASS?
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Model 3 orders are now up to 253,000

I think the Model 3 is about to disrupt the luxury sports sedan segment.

Safer, Faster, More Technologically Advanced and Zero gas when the competition uses the most expensive fuel available: Premium Unleaded.
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Re: Tesla Model 3: 215 miles of range for $35,000

I'm re-titling this article:
Why Everything about the Model 3 is WRONG
actual title=
"The Chevy Bolt has one gigantic advantage over the Tesla Model 3"

Yahoo/Business Insider
Matthew DeBord - 7 hours ago


...GM has something else going for it in the coming battle with Tesla.

It doesn't need to make money on the Bolt.

Tesla, by contrast, must make money on the Model 3.

Just one problem ...


...This sets up a nightmare scenario for Tesla. The Model 3 already looks as if it will be very successful...
...the cruel economics of the auto industry will make the Model 3 Tesla's least profitable vehicle. Of course, it will still have to build the Model 3, and it may even have to carve into Model S and Model X production to bring the Model 3 in on schedule....

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