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    What is everyone driving until the Model 3 is ready to bring home?
    Are you a car person, or just have a car to get around?

    I like cars. Specifically my own. I've worked on my cars both mechanical and customizing, multiple times have drove across country to attend car club meet ups, have taken as many photos of them as most parents do of their babes and love catching other drivers' head-turns.

    solstice.jpg My current daily driver is a Pontiac Solstice GXP (2008)
    goldie.jpg My "large" car is a Mercury Cougar (2000) that now gets driven 3 or 4 times a year
    pony.jpg and lastly, in storage at my dad's I have the car I bought in high school, a 1967 Ford Mustang that I put around 250k miles on between the late 80s and 2000.
     
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      Currently own a 2012 Chevrolet Volt as my daily driver. Also own a 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid that is my wife's daily driver. My play toy (that will probably have to go to make room logistically and financially for the Model 3) is a 1969 Triumph TR6.

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      A long list:
      • Tesla Model S - my baby!
      • Acura MDX w/200K miles
        • my old car, now driven by my teenage daughter. Its big and safe and reliable
        • I plan on replacing this with the 3 if it can last until the 3 comes out
      • Mercedes ML-350 w/60K miles
        • wifes car. Its diesel and gets reasonable mileage and is ok.
        • She does low mileage so maybe replace with the Model Y when it comes out
      • Ford F350 Diesel - I have a horse farm, won't be replacing this beast with an EV any time soon.
       
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      Right now I have a VW CC, a VW Tiguan and a VW Phaeton, the CC will be going to make room for the Model 3, heck by the time the 3 is released the Tiguan may be gone as well, replaced with something a little larger for boat towing.

      The Phaeton is here to stay, I love that car.
       
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      2004 BMW 545i. Looks great, it's fast and handles great but it's a pain in the ass! Looking forward to the new Tesla.
       
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      Current car is a 2015 Lincoln MkC. I leased it last April for 3 years to hold me over until Model 3 is ready. I'm hoping the timing will work out for delivery close to when I have to return the car. If it's a bit late no worries, we have another car to drive until then.

      The Lincoln is very nice by the way ;)

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      2013 Cadillac ATS (my daily driver) and 2014 Chevrolet Malibu (wife's daily driver). The M3 will replace the Malibu, but will primarily be driven by myself. The ATS will likely be replaced with either a Model S/X or a M3 S/CUV (if that ever comes out).
       
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      2014 BMW 320i, lease is up April 2017!!!!!!
      2012 Porsche Boxster..."midlife crisis vehicle" Fun toy for Autocross, not exactly a daily driver for a 6'1, 240lb gentleman.
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        I had a 2008 Solstice, "Brazen Orange Inferno Metallic"
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          I see you're already a fan of Franz Von Holzhausen's designs :)
           
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          Let's hope tesla implements his design better than GM. I would never by another GM after owning my Solstice. Like the look/style, but for a low mileage car, too many things have broke that my 125,000 mile ford doesn't even show wear on.
           
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          Franz designed the Model S,X and 3 so yeah, Tesla got the right guy for the job.
           
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          1. Until My Model 3 arrives, I have a 2015 Nissan Leaf SL that I drive everywhere. I had a 2013 Leaf on lease for 2 years. They mad me a deal I couldn't refuse. Since I love the car so much I bought it knowing/hoping that when the 3 was ready for me, my kid would be starting to drive. So what better than an electric car to start with? When he moves on the Leaf will revert back to us for local errands.
          2. 1991 Jeep Wrangler that we have had since new. Now only 1000-2000 miles per year. Usually when the weather is nice or we are having a Texas Snowstorm or Icestorm
          3. 2013 Nissan Frontier SL Crew Cab for the wife and when we need to leave the DFW area (rarely). She loves the thing, but she would trade it for an electric Pick up! maybe after the model Y!
           
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            Beautiful design, unfortunately poorly executed.....someone should have been shot at GM for that convertible top design.
             
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            That was my one and only GM car I ever bought new, and that is because it was a completely emotional purchase...The design was breathtaking....I was hooked, and I paid the price later when I remembered what company built it.
             
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            My top has been ok (except for me bending one of the linkages when storing it with an over full trunk and then not able to latch the buttress when the inside latch was already closed) but have replaced all four dash vents, the cup holder, the exterior PASSENGER door handle that is hardly ever used for a car that 90% of the time has just one person in it - all broke because made from cheap plastic, and the power port/cig lighter stopped working after the one time I used it. All with less than 50k miles - some closer to 25k. I bought the car used with around 15k miles on it and 3 years old, so expect the original owner didn't drive it often or hard, so essentially in near new condition.
            The other issue I've had is more the fault of a Chrysler oil change mechanic who put it on a flat lift and tweaked the body panels so the joint lines where the hood meets the front fenders are not totally straight (bought the car from a Jeep/Chrysler dealer and was suckered into their oil/service plan). For a car that is not particularly low to the ground I have no idea why they would have placed the lift points higher than the metal body panels where they are just asking a lazy mechanic to do this.

            Otherwise I love the car ;)
             
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            since I was a kid I always said the only Chevy (lumping all GMs together) I would buy would be a corvette. I guess I gave in with the econo version. ha
             
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              1998 Corvette that has been just great but approaching 100k daily driver miles, wife wanted it. Model 3 will be the replacement, wife wants it.
              Honda HRV for hauling, will keep it.
              Cessna for the longer trips.
               
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                I drive a Renault Zoe 100% electric vehicle and have done for the last two and a half years. I've recently started vlogging about owning it to encourage others to go for it. www.youtube.com/user/appmacguy
                 
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