Submitted by KMTG on Tue, 2017-08-08 12:51
If Tesla launches the design studio (for reservation holders) without providing the initial option for the $35k configuration (as they did with employees who can currently only order 1st production for $49k)...Tesla will have some seriously bad PR articles.
While the delivery date will be later...they should provide the option to configure the base-line car to avoid this from occurring.
Remember when the Model X config launched initially for sig reservation holders...numerous articles complained about the $140k price tag without realizing that it was only for the signature loaded models...even after Elon's Tweet clarification that it's ~$5k more than the S...the signature price tag was used throughout media outlets for a very long time. Even my family wanted to reserve a S instead of the X since they thought the cost was 2x as much.
I hope Tesla doesn't do this for the 3... especially since the $35k price tag was advertised all over. And most reservation holders aren't fanboys like us and will get confused....