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$35K LR AWD Tesla Model 3?!

$35K LR AWD Tesla Model 3?!

On the TeslaMotorsClub forum, jbolus posted that there's a way you could buy a LR AWD Tesla Model 3 for only $35,000! So, I did a little research into the economics of it. The following is a video with more details about this. Also, as an added bonus, I've posted a brief review of the newest software update: 2019.28.3.1, including step by step instructions for how to pair your key card and phone to your driver profile so that the seat position and mirrors automatically adjust to your profile when you enter the car. This is a new feature of the software update.

https://youtu.be/rEDfdILg3L0

I know that some of you are going to say, "If there's no pics then it didn't happen!" Here is the evidence, posted by jbolus;
https://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a371/MINGMAY/h.png
https://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a371/MINGMAY/i.jpg
https://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a371/MINGMAY/e.png
https://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a371/MINGMAY/c.jpg
https://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a371/MINGMAY/a.jpg

jebinc | 23 August, 2019

Clearly, those are either wrecks or prices that won’t be honored when ordering. Many reports of Tesla not honoring mid priced cars. Many.

jimglas | 23 August, 2019

"many", any examples?

kelder | 23 August, 2019

"If it seems too good to be true, it probably is."

A policy that has served me well

hokiegir1 | 23 August, 2019

They are used, not new. It's not that complicated.

jebinc | 23 August, 2019

@jimglas - I saw several postings on TMC forum this past week. Feel free to search for them if interested.

jimglas | 23 August, 2019

sounds like FUD postings to me. Once you place your order, the price is locked in.

jebinc | 23 August, 2019

@jimglas - Believe what you want. Was just sharing what I read for OP and others to consider as a possible reality.

andy.connor.e | 23 August, 2019

If someone was going to sell me their LR Model 3 blue with white interior for $35k, i'd be extremely tempted to pull the trigger.

lbowroom | 23 August, 2019

Looks like a list of former demo vehicles. Deals like this are often available direct from associates in store.

lbowroom | 23 August, 2019

Not used hokie. Never registered so qualify for new sale and tax rebates.

rxlawdude | 23 August, 2019

Could also be returns from customers during the 7 day window, but those properly would have to be sold as "used."

dmastro | 23 August, 2019

The listings say "clean history" which indicates pre-owned. I'm not sure what relevance used cars selling for +/- $35K has.

I mean, I'm sure I could buy a P3D for under $30K. All I need to do is find a "totaled" car.

andy.connor.e | 23 August, 2019

Dont worry, the dealer assures you its Brand New used.

jebinc | 23 August, 2019

@dmastro - Exactly. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is...

dmastro | 23 August, 2019

@andy.connor.e: If we apply the commutative law, could Brand New Used = Used Brand New?

andy.connor.e | 23 August, 2019

Brand Used New

lbowroom | 23 August, 2019

I think you guys are really missing the point. Tesla does has former demo vehicles in inventory that they sometimes sell at deep discounts. These lists are not public, they are available to Tesla employees. They are not used or secondhand. Looks like someone is sharing these lists here. I've seen Model S and X Performance with discounts as much as $30k before the latest update released.

andy.connor.e | 23 August, 2019

I'll take a LR Model 3 for $30k

lbowroom | 23 August, 2019

Go to your local sales center and see if they can find one for you. I didn't see a date on those screenshots(didn't' look too closely) They may be long gone...

dmastro | 23 August, 2019

@lbowroom: There isn't much information on the inventory list screenshots to say whether they're demo models or pre-owned... but plausible that they could be demos.

The screenshot of the customer facing site that says "clean history" clearly indicates pre-owned vehicle used listings have that information vs new cars do not.

andy.connor.e | 23 August, 2019

since the got rid of the test drives, and have their new return policy, it makes sense that some of the used Model 3's that are a super low price we demos.

richtrav | 23 August, 2019

On TMC and reddit it was mentioned that those prices were a mistake.

andy.connor.e | 23 August, 2019

As long as the price is on the Tesla website, its not a mistake. It could possibly be a mistake based on what they really wanted, but if you put the money down right now and the price is $35k, thats what you're paying.

jebinc | 23 August, 2019

@andy.connor.e - Ah, not what I read on TMC. There were a couple of folks who placed orders and later got a call (before delivery) that the price was incorrect. Their only option was to pay the higher price or cancel the order. In one example, the difference was $10,000. YIKES

dmastro | 23 August, 2019

There are plenty of examples of companies that don't honor prices that were posted in error. If cars were in fact listed for sale with incorrect pricing, I wouldn't expect them to be honored.

rxlawdude | 23 August, 2019

It depends. If "too good to be true," it's likely going to be invalidated by a court (if it went that far). If it is what appears to be reasonable, the burden is on the seller to prove it was a bona fide error not the fault of the seller.

billlake2000 | 23 August, 2019

rx, what are you? A law dude? Hey, pardon my humor. I am usually the only guy who thinks I'm funny.

jebinc | 24 August, 2019

As I mentioned above.... this just posted last night in TMC

https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/posts/3952271/

vincelorto | 24 August, 2019

Damn!!!