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Old 04-01-2016, 10:09 AM
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Is that big screen supposed to be the gauge cluster or is there something I'm not seeing?
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Is that big screen supposed to be the gauge cluster or is there something I'm not seeing?
Nope. You got it.

That janky looking tacked on bit of kit is the "everything" screen.
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Thanks for the better photos. Looks better than the first few shots I saw.
Agree that the front end looks unfinished with what looks like a covered up grille area.

Interior a bit too spartan for me, these are pre-production cars right? I don't mind the TV in the center, but put in something for 'traditional' gauges behind the wheel.
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:23 AM
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Just read this:

Today a Tesla spokesperson told Jalopnik that “while Model 3 is still a prototype, the interior is reflective of our production intention.” And during our livecasted quick spin in the car last night, one of the chief engineers said that this is what they intend to do with the car.
Sooo... That might be it.
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:24 AM
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Will have HUD
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:26 AM
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Maybe it's just me, but that car looks like a cheap piece of crap. If Acura released something like that, even with the electric SH system, for 35k, they'd be torn to shreds. No idea how this is even remotely acceptable.
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Maybe Tesla left it sparse on purpose so there's less stuff to break
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Any chance it's a hatchback like the Model S?

Not a fan of the barren dash in front of the drivers. Reminds me of the Yaris, Mini and all other cars that prove that a center-mounted driver display sucks.

It better have a HUD to make up for that.
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It looks...unfinished.
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I'm already not looking forward to the people who will be driving these. It'll be a cross between Prius drivers and Smart car drivers, telling us how they drive the best car in the world and how we're all terrible humans for driving our primitive gasoline/diesel powered cars. Sigh...
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1) the model x doesn't have a grille. It's the one big design cue I don't like about the car. But a license plate will break it up.

2) tesla can get away with a sparse interior because that's been their MO. the model s is pretty sparse. Not as minimal as this...but close.

It's all moving towards autonomous driving with them. It's very clean and will getting used to. But they went out of their way to reinvent the wheel and people are knocking the change. Bound to happen.
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Old 04-01-2016, 11:17 AM
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Old 04-01-2016, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by KaMLuNg View Post
wow 115k preorders... there goes the federal tax rebate...
As an earlier article mentioned, the tax rebate will likely be gone by the time the first Model 3 comes out (200K limit will be reached with sales of all other models by late 2017).
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I wonder how much of that $7.5B that Musk is crowing about will vaporize over the next few years as early deposit nerds start pulling back their reserves.

I'm no market expert, but that could be bad for their stock, no?
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My guess is the future of this company hinges on the success of this car.

And remember, Elon states tesla was never meant to be successful. The original roadster was an experiment is what could be done with electric vehicles. Everything after was a fluke.

So no matter what happens this company has been huge on the auto industry and its effects will be felt from now on.
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Originally Posted by Sarlacc View Post
1) the model x doesn't have a grille. It's the one big design cue I don't like about the car. But a license plate will break it up.

2) tesla can get away with a sparse interior because that's been their MO. the model s is pretty sparse. Not as minimal as this...but close.

It's all moving towards autonomous driving with them. It's very clean and will getting used to. But they went out of their way to reinvent the wheel and people are knocking the change. Bound to happen.
few nights ago we went from lax to calabasas on the carpool lane without steering input in an S
Extremely relaxing (co workers car)
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Old 04-01-2016, 11:53 AM
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I'm no market expert, but that could be bad for their stock, no?
There stock has been extremely well for profit taking

Even if one didn't get in very early and dump it last summer at 273, you could have bought for 144 couple of weeks ago and dumped at 244 today

You can make enough money from Elon to pay for teslas, properties etc

Even if you don't buy or believe in their product, it's been an excellent money maker!
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Originally Posted by Belzebutt View Post
Any chance it's a hatchback like the Model S?

Not a fan of the barren dash in front of the drivers. Reminds me of the Yaris, Mini and all other cars that prove that a center-mounted driver display sucks.

It better have a HUD to make up for that.
The shape definitely makes me think hatchback

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Will have HUD
Still, the dash behind the wheel looks so unfinished/barren.
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Old 04-01-2016, 12:44 PM
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Id rather spend 35K elsewhere.
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regardless... Tesla just sold more cars with 1 model in 1 day than Acura could in 1 year

I saw a picture on FB, there is a line (think a waiting line for a newly release Iphone) for this at Brea Mall....

I just do not understand.
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Old 04-01-2016, 01:10 PM
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I have a friend that preordered the car. She said she's 2 years out, said she's buying for herself for her 30th birthday
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They're going to have to do something to meet demand or they'll lose sales because people aren't going to wait until 2020 to get one
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Uhhh, Elon. You might want to check with your attorneys and auditors, because that little tweet of yours may have been a Reg FD violation.
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Maybe they will shutdown the preorders soon.

I wonder if you can sell your spot in line on ebay?
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Maybe they will shutdown the preorders soon.

I wonder if you can sell your spot in line on ebay?
Well the Florida dealer that is getting 10 nsx, order #7 is being sold for $10,000

So with 2 model 3 order per person I am sure some people will sell them
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Originally Posted by #1 STUNNA View Post
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/715952781895426048
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/715955186175459332

They're going to have to do something to meet demand or they'll lose sales because people aren't going to wait until 2020 to get one
1) people waited for the Model S as it filled back orders.

2) people are waiting for Model X as they getting orders filled from YEARS ago.

3) if that factory can truly build 500k units a year...orders will fill faster.

4) I bet money that people higher in line will sell their place for a profit.
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shit did not think about that...

I will go wait inline for their next model in 2020.
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2 years from now many of those who put down the $1K will not be wiling to fork over the other $40K+ for the car, especially when they find out the $7500 kickback they were planning on is gone.
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If that's really what the interior will look like then I'm out. I couldn't live with that. I'll save my pennies for a Model S some day...used.
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It looks good to me, especially in that matte gray. It's supposed to be a minimalist type car. It doesn't need gas and to charge it is only like 6 dollars. This is perfect for those of us who live in the city and don't need to drive alot.
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^^^Eh.

I personally wouldn't spend 40k on a car that I won't drive that much.

I'd get a cheap, used manual Fit....you'll save tons of money as well, can haul things and gets great mileage.
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1) people waited for the Model S as it filled back orders.

2) people are waiting for Model X as they getting orders filled from YEARS ago.

3) if that factory can truly build 500k units a year...orders will fill faster.

4) I bet money that people higher in line will sell their place for a profit.
Maybe you're right for the early adopters. But at some point normal people non techy, people that aren't willing to be beta testers won't. But most of these people are probably willing to wait. But if someone walks into a Tesla store in 2018 and wants to buy one but then finds out they're back ordered for a year or more they'll go elsewhere.
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It looks pretty dope right here


Maybe I should reserve one...
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Uhhh, Elon. You might want to check with your attorneys and auditors, because that little tweet of yours may have been a Reg FD violation.
aaaaand for us non-lawyer types... huh?
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^^^Eh.

I personally wouldn't spend 40k on a car that I won't drive that much.

I'd get a cheap, used manual Fit....you'll save tons of money as well, can haul things and gets great mileage.
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Maybe you're right for the early adopters. But at some point normal people non techy, people that aren't willing to be beta testers won't. But most of these people are probably willing to wait. But if someone walks into a Tesla store in 2018 and wants to buy one but then finds out they're back ordered for a year or more they'll go elsewhere.
This is kind of the breaking point of it all, IMHO. Most casual drivers don't want to change cars until they feel they have to. At that point, they're almost always needing a car almost immediately. There's "no hurry up and wait" option.

I can get an equally nice BMW (or cheaper Acura for that matter) and not have to wait.
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What's the cost to purchase the 220V charger and install in garage?
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This is kind of the breaking point of it all, IMHO. Most casual drivers don't want to change cars until they feel they have to. At that point, they're almost always needing a car almost immediately. There's "no hurry up and wait" option.
If my wife charges cars the way she charges phones the car would always be at 2% when she's ready to leave the house.
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What's the cost to purchase the 220V charger and install in garage?
Locally it's $1200-2000 for me

There used to be a $2500 rebate, now it's $750
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If my wife charges cars the way she charges phones the car would always be at 2% when she's ready to leave the house.
Win.
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