Submitted by radean84 on October 15, 2019
This post isn't to hate on Model S, just wanted to share my feelings after finally driving one.
My red SR+ Model 3 is in the shop for a repaint and I'm driving an enterprise loaner, Model S 75D in blue. The car was filthy so ran it through the wash and noticed it was still on v9. Updated it to v10 last night. Unfortunately it doesn't have autopilot. Anyways, being dual motor, the S is definitely faster than my RWD Model 3, but was just barely faster (few car lengths) than my friends Model 3 LR dual motor. I have to say I much prefer the Model 3 though. In my opinion it looks and feels much sportier than the S and the interior is much cleaner/simpler. I also noticed the Model 3 charges faster than the S and seems to be more efficient as well. On the same plug I'm getting 33mph in Model 3 and 22mph in Model S. I also feel like the rear visibility is much worse in the S and I'm not a fan of the dash at all. Feels too bulky and too much like a normal car. One thing is for sure though, if you need to have adults in the backseat and room for luggage regularly, Model S is way more roomy. Model 3 is fine for kids in the back, but I think taller adults over 6' would be uncomfortable during longer drives.
To wrap this up, I was hoping I wouldn't fall in love with something I can't afford and I'm very happy to say I wouldn't trade my Model 3 for an S. My wife on the other hand loves the S so now I get to feel bad for not being able to buy her one haha oh well!!