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Model 3 vs Model X

I have a Model 3 reservation which will come around November 2017 to January 2018. However, I am debating whether to get a Model X, as I can get more seats, and it's larger. I prefer larger because it is higher and I find it more comfortable. Has anyone driven the Model 3 yet? How is the comfort and ride?
It is a very big decision to choose the Model X over the 3 because of its WAY MORE expensive price. But I just test drove it and loved it. Would getting a Model X be worth all that extra money?

peddinti17 | September 18, 2017

Also what would be the approximate loan option on Model 3 for 6 years with all available options right now on long range battery? If it is around 700 to 800 I might decide to get a Model X.

Also I don't want Model S because it is lower than X. But Model 3 is so much more affordable so that was the big plus!

AJPHL | September 18, 2017

Sounds like you might be better off waiting for the Model Y--that should have a higher seating position than a Model 3, but priced more competitively than Model X

carlk | September 18, 2017

Well it's your decision to make. If someone pays for it I certainly would choose Model X, or Model S but no one is going to pay it for me.

peddinti17 | September 18, 2017

The problem with Model Y is that I won't get the government incentives AT ALL, because it will be halved twice by then, then becomes zero. Also, Model Y is likely to be just a 5 seater with more room, unless Elon said otherwise. And with options, Model Y could potentially cost around the same amount as Model X, but not quite. But I still have two more months to decide.

AJPHL | September 18, 2017

If you need more than 5 seats then Model 3 isn't an option, so I don't really understand the question...

noleaf4me | September 18, 2017

Seems to me that you have already made up your mind.

batmanasb | September 18, 2017

Ahhh, another case of the Model X test drive. I guess the rumors really are true that very few people can resist the urge to buy a Model X afterwards. I guess that's how they get you, and why they say, "Friends don't let friends test-drive Teslas". https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/i-gotthe-call

RIP OP's wallet

Frank99 | September 18, 2017

Oh, man, I'd forgotten about that post. Good times.

carlk | September 18, 2017

Better yet take wife for the test drive and pretend you still couldn't make up your mind.

sroh | September 18, 2017

Take a look in the MX forum. There is a good thread there comparing MX to MS, and highlights the positives of the MX. If you need more seats and have the funds, get a MX. In addition to the extra room, it's more luxurious, more comfortable, comes with that great windshield. Only downsides are cost, and range, particularly at highway speeds.

KP in NPT | September 19, 2017

It's apples and oranges. And who cares if the Y won't have tax credits - you're still spending at least 30K more for an X over a 3.

stevenroglen | September 19, 2017

payments will depend on deposit. A fully loaded model 3, 49k first production + 1k color + 5k EAP +3k FSD 58k before tax. Likely going to have a payment in excess of 700 but that is all dependent on how much you are able/willing to put up as a down payment, but below $800 unless you put $0 down.

Shock | September 19, 2017

$35k base vs $80k base. Since it's not my money I strongly urge you to buy the Model X.

PhillyGal | September 19, 2017

A absolutely adore my Model S and will tell anyone who will listen but I've driven the Model X as well and to be honest, didn't love it. The rear visibility is non-existent. I get that people like a higher ride height but let me just say that i'm 5'1" with an extremely short torso and can't see out of my Hyundai. Like, barely see above the steering wheel. In the Model S, my seats adjust so well that I feel much higher and can safely see everywhere. (No standing up to see over my side mirrors at 4-way stop signs!)

That being said, why not consider a Model S with rear seats? If you get an inventory car, you'll get a small discount plus the tax credit. Note: those rear seats can fit two kids of approximately ages 3-7 (no car seats required) and the rest of the car can comfortably seat 5 adults.

PhillyGal | September 19, 2017

Whatever you decide, if you do go for a brand new S or X, make sure you get a referral code for $1,000 off and supercharging for life. Don't get one from an employee, find an actual owner with a code.

CraigW | September 19, 2017

PhillyGal +1

andy.connor.e | September 19, 2017

The short answer to your question, is that every Tesla is worth the money. You need to strategically buy the car that suits your needs. If you're worried about price, the Model 3 is a no-brainer. Otherwise, yes, its worth it.

carlk | September 19, 2017

PhillyGal The rear visibility is just fine with 6 seat configuration (without the center headrest). Either way I rarely look through the center rear view mirror. It's always the outside mirrors I use plus in the case of backing up the rear view camera. Even though I like my S but wife's X is way more spacious and comfortable for driver and passengers. She really loves it as she always likes SUV since her first one 93' Ford Explorer.