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Maryland
#1
Any existing Tesla owners here looking to get the Model 3? If so, can I ask why you're interested? I ask solely from a curious perspective seeing as how the 3 would be seen as a "downgrade" from the other models.
 
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Apr 4, 2016
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Location
France
#2
I don't have a S but I can guess they could want a second car for someone else in their family (husband, wife, kids).
Also some S owners don't have the autopilot hardware and could benefit from a brand new car (with new options) to switch.
 

Reggie

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Apr 4, 2016
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Location
Fort Worth
Tesla Owner
Reservation
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#3
While waiting at my local store, I asked several Model S owners the same question. Most said that they enjoyed their Model S so much that they wanted to replace another car they had with a Tesla, but for whatever reason, didn't want to pay the price for another S. One couple I spoke to had a Model S and Chevy Volt and was looking to replace the Volt with the Model 3. A few stated it would be for a child of there's, but most was that first reason.
 

teslaliving

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Apr 2, 2016
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Location
Boston
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Model S
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#4
I have an S today and love it. We have 3 other ICE cars in our family. One of them already has 200K miles on it. My plan is to replace that one with the 3 (although it will be really hard to give the 3 to the other family member when it has newer stuff on it than my S, perhaps they'll get my older S).
 

jman

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Aug 5, 2016
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shrewsbury, Ma
#5
We have a 70D and took me 2 years to convince the wife, have had it for just over 2.5 years. My reason for selling my S and getting the 3 are a couple reasons. Financially makes sense, I am tall and the 3 is easier to get in and out of, the value of my car will never be higher than it is now..make a big Tesla fan REALLY happy !
Although I will miss out on future free SC and have to pay small fees.....I will miss the Batmobile for sure !!
 

Andy Z

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Sep 28, 2017
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Location
San Diego
Tesla Owner
Model X
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#6
My wife has a model X and it is awesome. Once you drive a Tesla you don't want to drive an ICE car. That is why I also bought a Model 3....for me
 

NJ3

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May 2, 2017
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Location
Georgia
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Model S
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#7
My wife has a Model S and we absolutely love it. We are huge Tesla fans and once you drive one you will never want to drive another car. I try to get everyone I know to buy a Tesla. We plan to get the Model 3 because of the newer technology in the car and then get a new S or Y in a few years. I love the 3 and that will be my main car but I think I may get the Y when I see what it looks like.
 

SoFlaModel3

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Florida
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Model 3
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#8
While waiting at my local store, I asked several Model S owners the same question. Most said that they enjoyed their Model S so much that they wanted to replace another car they had with a Tesla, but for whatever reason, didn't want to pay the price for another S. One couple I spoke to had a Model S and Chevy Volt and was looking to replace the Volt with the Model 3. A few stated it would be for a child of there's, but most was that first reason.
I think this could be quite accurate. A lot of people reached for Model S and over extended as it was the only viable option to go electric and drive any kind of real distance. Their cars may be 4-5 years old now, well behind on tech, in need of upgrade and here comes a car loaded that’s $20k less than the base price of a new Model S.