1. Tesla Model 3 apparel now available!


    Father's day is coming! Get something special for dad. Use coupon code "fathersday" for 10% off anything in our shop


    Dismiss Notice
  2. A meet-up for Model 3 Reservation Holders in Fremont?!

    Please visit the link below and help us make it happen.
    Model 3 Reservation Holders Fremont Meet-up Thread
  3. @TrevP will be attending the VIP Tesla event June 2 and get a private viewing of the Model 3. If you'd like to make a small donation to cover the flight and accommodations cost you can do it here via PayPal:
    Donate Now!
    Thanks for your support!
    Dismiss Notice

Experience Before Committing

Discussion in 'Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by Tflick, May 1, 2016.

More threads by Tflick
  1. Tflick

    Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 1, 2016
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    City & State/Province:
    Chicago
    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.
     
  2. MelindaV

    ☰ > 3
    Moderator
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2016
    Messages:
    1,634
    Likes Received:
    952
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Female
    City & State/Province:
    Vancouver, WA
    Country:
    Country
    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.
     
  3. teslaliving

    Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2016
    Messages:
    391
    Likes Received:
    138
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Gender:
    Male
    City & State/Province:
    Boston
    Country:
    Country
    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.
     
  4. Tflick

    Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 1, 2016
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    City & State/Province:
    Chicago
    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.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • AEDennis

      Top-Contributor
      Expand Collapse

      Joined:
      Apr 10, 2016
      Messages:
      620
      Likes Received:
      325
      Trophy Points:
      63
      City & State/Province:
      Southern California, Most of the time...
      Country:
      Country
      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.
       
    • teslaliving

      Well-Known Member
      Expand Collapse

      Joined:
      Apr 2, 2016
      Messages:
      391
      Likes Received:
      138
      Trophy Points:
      43
      Gender:
      Male
      City & State/Province:
      Boston
      Country:
      Country
      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!)
       

    Share This Page

    Model 3 Owners Club © 2017. All rights reserved.
    Model 3 Owners Club (M3OC) is an enthusiast club and is not affiliated with Tesla Motors or the Tesla Motors Club Forum (TMC).
    All Tesla logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Tesla Motors.