Well, I suppose the purpose of this post is mainly therapy, but partly to tell a story. And it is worth noting that one's car might not always attract the type of attention you're looking for.
Last Saturday, I was coming home in my Model 3 at about 9:30PM. I drove the car into my garage (noting to my companion how cool it was that the car knew to open the garage door). While I can enter my house directly through the garage, it's a little more convenient to walk outside and up the front steps -- something I have done without incident in the 15+ years I have owned my house. As I was about to enter my house, I hear a from behind, turn around and see a hooded man with a semiautomatic pistol pointed at me. He demanded my valuables (there really weren't any; I don't carry cash) and fortunately ran away without shooting me or my friend.
Here's what's interesting and why I wonder if the Model 3 has something to do with it. I have lots of cameras as do others on my street. What's interesting is that he was at the corner, about 200 yards away, at the main road when my car drove up the street. Very shortly after my car drove up, he started running up the street; by the time I had parked he had reached my property line, and one minute later he had the gun on me. He wasn't hiding in the bushes or anything; he literally appears to have spotted the car and then targeted me as someone who I guess he presumed had a lot of money or would carry valuables.
My old car was a non-descript Lexus IS that attracted no attention. I certainly wish I had been driving that on Saturday.
Well, I love the Model 3 and have no plan to sell it, but just keep in mind, it's a car people likely notice. (On a more upbeat note, I've had two people roll down their windows on the free way in stop and go traffic to ask me about the car and tell me how pretty they think it is.)