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Old 04-05-2017, 03:07 AM
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Default 2018 Tesla Model 3

First sight of what seems to be in the pre-production model.

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Looks very close to the concept, the trunklid gap seems too wide, and the interior seems to not being changed.
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Old 04-05-2017, 04:36 AM
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It's almost as ungainly looking as the Model X.
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Old 04-05-2017, 06:16 AM
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It looks better in the other photos. I'm just still not convinced that Tesla can design cars that function well, as, well, CARS.
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Old 04-05-2017, 08:08 AM
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It looks better in the other photos. I'm just still not convinced that Tesla can design cars that function well, as, well, CARS.
Plus actually turn a profit with them, if they sell the 3 at amboitious prices.
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Old 04-05-2017, 01:32 PM
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Plus actually turn a profit with them, if they sell the 3 at amboitious prices.
The 3-400K orders for it with deposits is pure fiction and typical of Musk's exaggeration. But let's assume those numbers are real, to suddenly need to produce 10X their normal volume will either result in shoddy quality assuming they meet the production goal or much more likely they will not meet the production goal in any way.
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Old 04-05-2017, 02:01 PM
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I swear this is just the same car they showed last year at the introduction with some more production-spec pieces bolted on.
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Old 04-05-2017, 04:28 PM
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Plus actually turn a profit with them, if they sell the 3 at amboitious prices.
Yes, this, too.

I myself would probably just get the next-gen Camry (which I must admit is looking very tempting) XLE (hybrid, if I were looking to save some gas, but I think my heart will lead me to one of the last few NA V-6 engines available....).

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Maybe.

I like it though. The design has grown on me - to the point where I'm one of the 375,000 (ish) who put down $1K to buy the car.
I actually do it works out well for those who purchase it. For me, I just think that attitude of Tesla is to treat the car as an electronic appliance (like a computer or phone). We shall if that kind of attitude works well for a car company (and it may indeed).

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Old 04-05-2017, 05:37 PM
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Yes, this, too.

I myself would probably just get the next-gen Camry (which I must admit is looking very tempting) XLE (hybrid, if I were looking to save some gas, but I think my heart will lead me to one of the last few NA V-6 engines available....).



I actually do it works out well for those who purchase it. For me, I just think that attitude of Tesla is to treat the car as an electronic appliance (like a computer or phone). We shall if that kind of attitude works well for a car company (and it may indeed).
The lines become very blurred on what cars offer using the above analogy. It definitely takes some research if you're going to buy used (something I still might do if the right priced Model S comes along). I didn't know it - but there are fairly regular incremental upgrades that happen under the skin of the car; for the Model S - it's HW updates for the computer; notably to handle the auto pilot features. The 'current' HW is about 40X more powerful than the original 2012 Model S. Myself -- I'm not really that enamored w/ the idea of auto pilot - so that's not a big influencer to me; however that same computer also runs navigation / etc - so there have been comments that the maps option DOES slow down when using it.
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