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  • edited June 2016
    yes you will be near the first to get yours.
    The seats will fold. the big drum will need to be loaded from the side door.
  • edited June 2016
    Will there be a 294 or bigger mileage car aver able in a model 3?
  • edited June 2016
    dmapel: None of us knows for certain what will be available at launch. These are the current EPA ranges for performance oriented competitors...
    <ul><li>Cadillac ATS-V (304 miles)
    <li>BMW M3 (316 miles)
    <li>AUDI S4 (338 miles)
    <li>Mercedes-AMG C63 S (360 miles)</ul>
    I believe that well before 2020, the Model ☰ will beat all of those.
  • edited June 2016
    From many discussed possible options for model 3 I would be interested, if priced right, in extended range option
    (bigger battery capacity). I strongly believe that this option would be very popular with many buyers
  • edited June 2016
    I just preordered mine this morning and I hope there is an option for a bigger battery. I live in a major metro area but travel to a place semi regularly that is just outside of range of the base.
  • edited July 2016
    I agree with powerdriven above. A bigger battery is a must. I drive 180 miles a day for my commute. Pretty close to the limit on the standard battery. That would be my #1 option over anything else. I hope the interior develops better than the prototypes...a flat screen and nothing else is a no go for me. If that is the end result I will cancel my order. Need HUD (heads up display) or a binnacle similar to the Model S. An electric car should not have a minimalist interior...The car is so beautiful on the outside! Follow that through on the inside! When you spend as much time in a car as I do it becomes evident that the interior needs to be top notch. I'll trust that part 2 of the reveal is as breathtaking as part one...with a revised interior! Prefer the integrated tablet into the dash as Model S. Do not like the horizontal tablet POD. Tesla is approaching Acura MDX money for this car...It needs to have a great interior. Good seats and a great dashboard. That is all that is missing to make this a truely amazing and gamechanging vehicle.
  • edited November -1
    Since the symbol for the Model 3 is the E in Tesla's font, why not name it the Model E for Economical?
  • edited July 2016
    "praa12 | July 2, 2016
    An electric car should not have a minimalist interior...The car is so beautiful on the outside! Follow that through on the inside! "

    TM team is very hi tech & software, sadly it seem that it might stay the way it is.
  • edited November -1
    @KasperowiczS - Ford owns the name "Model E" and looks like they will be releasing an EV with that name in the next year or two. For that matter, there was a Ford Model Y in the 30s too... we shall see if Ford ends up blocking Tesla from using that one.
  • edited July 2016
    If I purchased a used Tesla and would like to place a reservation for a Model 3, does that improve my production priority for the Model 3 even though my current Tesla was not purchased new, but was pre-owned? Thanks.
  • edited July 2016
    If you purchase from Tesla directly, Then from what I understand, Existing Tesla owners will have priority.
  • edited July 2016
    I agree about the large external screen. It invites break ins. Please put it into the dash like the S or make the screen detachable. so we can take the screen when leaving the car. Nothing to steal. And it would disable the car so it couldn't be stolen.
  • I've owned an electric car (Nissan Leaf) for over 5 years. I adore the car, but I also know that the mileage range they are promising is probably not what will, in reality, occur. The outdoor temps, driving terrain, driver input and stuff being used inside (ie air, radio, etc) all affect the actual mileage realized. It is not uncommon for my little Leaf, with a range of "100 miles" to actually get closer to 50 miles. So for the writer that is planning to take this car on a 180 mile commute, it would be best if you located a charging station near where you work. Yes, an offering of a better battery pack would be a huge plus and I'm sure most would purchase it.
  • edited July 2016
    The 2011 Nissan Leaf has a combined EPA range of 73 miles, using a 24 kWh battery pack. It is renowned for very rarely allowing a useful range beyond 60 miles in either hot or cold weather. The 2016 Nissan Leaf with a redesigned 30 kWh battery pack has an EPA range of 107 miles, and is potentially 12% more energy efficient overall.
  • For current owners I'm wondering how the cost of auto insurance compares. Is it more or less?
  • I ordered the first Nissan Leaf for middle GA and was the second one delivered in early Dec 2011. It was a 2012 LV top of the line Leaf. After 30,000 miles I still can get 12 bars when fully charging, but as I only live 6 miles from the office I rarely charge past 80% and then only every other night. I agree with Red Sage the useful range is within 60 miles and since there are no public fast chargers in middle GA I use a 25 to 30 mile string, which is good enough for 95% of my trips. I am waiting with bated breath for a model 3!!! But I do have one question/desire ability. I would like to flat tow the model 3 behind my Motorhome when I'm on the go. I can't get Nissan to let me know if I can do that with the Leaf but it doesn't matter that much as the Leaf is a stop gap car until the model 3 arrives. I love the electric car but after I retire I need something for the road and the leaf is only a town car. Even if I could tow it flat four, a 25 to 30 mile range before heading back for my plug limits its usefulness as a toad. Now 215 which would be a 100 mile leash, that would be over an hour drive from my base which is quite doable. So my question, will we be able to flat tow a model three???
  • edited July 2016
    It is highly unlikely that the Model ☰ will be towable in a <em>'wheels down'</em> fashion. You will need a car carrier or flatbed trailer.
  • edited November -1
    Has anyone else gotten a large, glossy thank you folder from Elon for placing your order?
  • edited August 2016
    nope.....
  • edited August 2016
    I received a large thank you note/folder from Elon for placing my order of April 7th 2016
  • edited August 2016
    FYI: I placed my $1,000 deposit on 3/31/16 before the unveiling event, did get an online confirmation, but I have not received anything in the mail as many other people, including jbarile above me, have commented on receiving.
  • edited September 2016
    I find it interesting that Placing a Deposit - warrants a Thank You. I did and got one. I have also Placed an Order for a Model S. No thank you here.
  • I ordered before reveal on 3/31. I got my beautiful folder just a couple months later. I'm would like to know if the car will have an on-board charger. And will it have side mirrors or cameras.
  • edited May 2017
    I placed my confirmed deposit on 3/31 also, but did not receive Elton's "Thank you gift" which I understand is a portfolio of design sketches. What do I need to do to receive this "promised"?
  • edited May 2017
    Email Tesla with your reservation number from the 'My Tesla' page and contact details. Others have had success this way.
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