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First person encounter with a Model 3
The Service Center manager in Seaside had his Model 3 available for customer inspection on 9/30. My first impression was very good. It has the unique look and feel of a Tesla, although it is definitely a bit smaller than a Model S. My aging neck and back were gratified to find the entry/exit height for the driver to be greater than my Model S. For local, relatively short trips with frequent in's and out's, that's very important to me as I hope to reduce use of the S locally. The seats felt comfortable - somewhere between the original and upgraded Model S seats - and the trunk and frunk space seemed generous. The opening to the trunk is nearly vertical which may make some loads challenging to get in and out. The size and placement of the display seemed natural but that was only while parked - a true test will have to wait for a test drive, which I anxiously await. I think this will easily satisfy reservation holders and generate the big push to EVs that's been anticipated.
They seem to expect to start deliveries to non-employee reservation holders in October with a big push in November. I'd attach some photos if there was a convenient way to do it.