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    Early Tesla Model 3 reservation holders will have ‘something special’ to make their car stand out

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    When Tesla started taking orders for the Model 3 on March 31st, CEO Elon Musk confirmed that unlike Tesla’s previous models, there will not be any ‘Signature reservation’ option for the Model 3. With the Model S and X, Tesla opened up 1,000 ‘Signature reservation’ spots per market for a $40,000 deposit (versus $5,000 for a regular reservation).

    A ‘Signature reservation’ assured that you would get the vehicle sooner than anyone in your market and you also had the option to choose a special color called ‘Signature red’ to make your car stand out. Tesla decided not to offer the same option for the Model 3 and anyone can reserve the car with a $1,000 deposit, but now Musk says that early reservation holders will still have “something special” to make their car stand out. more…

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    Finally some confirmation that we'll get some special option for early reservation holders!
    Woo hoo !
     
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    Very curious what it is.. can't see it being paint, imagine maybe wheels or even the chrome Tesla badge maybe will be different.
     
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    Whoppee! Nice to see that jumping in feet first paid off. I have many thoughts about what it might be. I think something software related may be more likely perhaps unlocking supercharging. Would love the glass roof myself if it is something physical.
     
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    i expect something along the lines of the Signature badging on the side markers and trunk
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    That's great same blue as what is offered on the Model S/X. Hardly exclusive.

    Paint is the easiest thing to offer as exclusive but maybe we'll get a "LineHolders Series™" badge :)
     
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    Won't necessarily be the same blue... I mentioned that the blue is a hint of what the "Signature" color could be...
     
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    I have a reservation from April 1, quite early. Is this considered "early reservationist" regarding special options?
    Last week my father ordered a Model X, as an owner he will be prioritised if ordering M3. Now I wonder if I can get the car earlier if he reserves one for me, in his name, then I'll buy it from him. Probably have to wait until end 2018 here in Sweden
     
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    You should purchase the Model X, have your April 1 reservation get "bumped up" due to Tesla ownership, then sell the X to your father after you get your Model 3.
     
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    If I could afford!!
     
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    I am hoping for something along the lines of a signature badge as @MelindaV suggests. The problem with signature colors is that some people might not like that particular shade even if it happens to be exclusive.
     
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    totally agree with @Jayc - I know some were disappointed there were not going to be 'Signature' versions of the Model ☰ in Signature Red, but that particular paint color would be about the last one I would choose compared to the other current colors. :confused:
     
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    I would really take to a premium paint job in a less bland color than the standard lineup. Maybe a different, lighter shade of blue like a Royal Blue? Lightweight Arachnid rims would do as well. How about a minimal performance increase Easter Egg?

    I'm curious what some peoples guesses or hopes might be...
     
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    Wouldn't mind if that something special is:
    • free autopilot
    • free supercharging for life
    • triple bar ☰ badging (instead of "3")
    • scale model Model 3
    • Elon & JB bobble head dolls
    • Gigafactory roller coaster ride
    • any Elon Musk invitation
    • first dibs on future products
     
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    #16 MelindaV, May 5, 2017
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    pretty good chance there is only one on your list that is viable

    • free autopilot no
    • free supercharging for life no, unless you meant the 400kWh/year
    • triple bar ☰ badging (instead of "3") will not come directly from Tesla - companies lose trademarks by deviating from their registered marks
    • scale model Model 3 maybe
    • Elon & JB bobble head dolls Don't think either of them are vain enough for this, but has anyone been to the Whitehouse giftshop lately? I bet you can find a national figure in bobble head form there
    • Gigafactory roller coaster ride maybe if you are an employee
    • any Elon Musk invitation I think once the bazillions of Model 3s are out, the days of event invitations will be gone
    • first dibs on future products see above answer
    ETA - fixed
     
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    @MelindaV no harm in dreaming! ;)

    Regarding the 1st bullet point above, Is there a correlation between autopilot and kWh consumption, which is why Tesla may not offer AP for free? I think that would be the best gift since you could earn extra income.
     
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    ha - and I just realized I read your first bullet as free supercharging - no idea how I thought that and the second were the same but different. but still not likely ;)
     
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    Even if that were offered as a pricey option, I would consider buying it. But it's not even offered as an option to purchase on the S or X.
     
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    Lol for whatever it's worth, you just got my hopes up!
     
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