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Discussion in 'Reserving, Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by RiggerJon, Oct 3, 2017.

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    #1 RiggerJon, Oct 3, 2017
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    I'd like another, please...
     

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      That bodes well for me, as I have 2 reservations.... :);)
       
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          Ahhhh, I see what you did there!
           
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            Have you driven a Model S much? If so, how would you say they compare?

            My reservation is in danger from a P85+ with AP1. Help me RiggerJon, you're my only hope! ;)
             
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              if you are a day one reservation holder (that likely would take delivery before me) I think you should go for the P85+... ;)
              otherwise, not a chance. IMO, all the new tech is way more important than getting an older Tesla sooner.
               
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                #7 SoFlaModel3, Oct 4, 2017
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                That should bode well for the argument against naysayers. You have an early production car with incomplete UI and still threw down another $1,000 to get another!!!
                 
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                  HA! I've never driven the S, only sat in several. Sorry, wish I could be more helpful.

                  Fortunately it's not possible to make a bad decision here - both are great options! :)
                   
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                    you really should hide that vc admin login
                    -MIT linux cluster admin human genome server
                     
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                      Maybe I should expand that to how I should have asked the question, have you driven any other performance cars (M3, S4, Mustang, Corvette, Miata, S2000, McLaren F1 ;)) you could compare it to? Thanks!
                       
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                      Yup, you're right. Thanks!
                       
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                      I've driven a few & ridden in a few more, but not enough to be comfortable making comparisons with any degree of authority - I'll leave that to the experts.
                       
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                      I'm curious what configuration you'll be going for on the 2nd one. Will you opt for LR and PUP again or are you considering a different setup...AWD? SR battery? Maybe a performance model?
                       
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                      It's complicated. My wife's under the impression it will be an economical version. :)
                       
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                        @RiggerJon thank you for reaffirming my 5+ year wait hasn't been in vain. All I can say is soon, soon....
                         
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                          Wait'in on the 3 but if it's anywhere close to a model S I may find myself reserving a 2nd one :)
                           
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                          I don’t need a second, but it has crossed my mind with the long lead time, $1000 may not be bad insurance on a replacement timeframe if something were to happen. I’ve never been any sort of wreck beyond someone bumping a bumper at slow speeds (minus one learning to drive incident) that caused any damage beyond the bumper cover, but if for some reason my Model 3 ends up totaled in the first year, I don’t want to be another year+ wait out.

                          Or new fancy options come out a year from now, being in the queue already may be good for a replacement.
                           
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                            Very smart. If he cancels his M3 reservation and gets the MSP85, we may get our M3s sooner.
                             
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                            This is a great point.

                            My biggest fear with the car is having an accident. Now I anticipate they’ll have parts availability but total it and good luck. It’s a year plus away from being replaced by another Model 3.
                             
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                              I'm reassured to see other "2fers". Recently placed a second reservation so I would be prepared to trade up for later version, etc. Would gladly trade both reservations for one car now...
                               

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