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Given the history of Tesla's delivery and production protocol this is likely a silly hopeful.
What is the likelihood of being able to experience driving a m3, or at the very least seeing/sitting in it at a local showroom before committing to the purchase? Being new to the EV world I test drove the mS few weeks ago and was astonished with the entire mS experience. I was like the several thousand others to put down the deposit, but, all things considered I anticipate the experience between the m3 vs the mS will be different.
 

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Once the first reservation holders are invited to configure, the tesla showrooms likely will have a demo on-site, and believe how it was done with the S and X, 'event' days were set up at various locations for test drives.
 

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There was a significant delay from the invitation to configure to when you could see one in person. For my X I wasn't in the sig or even very early production batch and yet I was invited to configure and order before any were available to see. That could also be the case with the 3 although with the better/faster production perhaps not.
 
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Never having purchased a brand new car (always been a CPO guy) I am not sure how comfortable I will be in purchasing without ever seeing, sitting or experiencing the vehicle beforehand.
I know several thousands of people have so I ask - what gave you the comfort of knowing you would like it enough to make that commitment? It is like seeing setting up an online blind date and having him/her meet your parents the same time.
 

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Never having purchased a brand new car (always been a CPO guy) I am not sure how comfortable I will be in purchasing without ever seeing, sitting or experiencing the vehicle beforehand.
I know several thousands of people have so I ask - what gave you the comfort of knowing you would like it enough to make that commitment? It is like seeing setting up an online blind date and having him/her meet your parents the same time.
I rode in Tesla cars before I bought them, so I knew what to expect.

Though the 3 is not ready for test drives, try an S or X and you can get a feel as to what you would get with a 3.
 

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I rode in Tesla cars before I bought them, so I knew what to expect.

Though the 3 is not ready for test drives, try an S or X and you can get a feel as to what you would get with a 3.
Same here, I test drove an S before I bought it. The X I had on reservation, test drove it then passed as it wasn't a good fit.

The 3 i'd buy without test driving it, no doubt it will be an amazing car that my family can use. The $110K+ X wasn't a good fit for us any more. 7 years earlier I really could have used it but now the kid is grown up and driver herself (in a dirty ICE!)