Tesla Model 3

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I'm looking at getting a new one as well, but I really don't think the Performance is worth 10k more? I'm just using it as a family car though and won't be putting it on a track, so the brake feel won't really make much difference to me.

Going for performance and the red has a massive amount of appeal I can see just to tell the world you’re not the latest company car driver who ticked a box :p
 
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Going for performance and the red has a massive amount of appeal I can see just to tell the world you’re not the latest company car driver who ticked a box :p
That does have a certain appeal. White SR+ with no options is essentially 75% of the used inventory, every single Model 3 I’ve seen on the road today (except one parked up, which was blue) was white. :(
 
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Booked collection of my Model 3 LR for Monday 31st - it sounds like it should have the AMD Ryzen chip and the new Lithium 12V battery which is good.
 
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Going for performance and the red has a massive amount of appeal I can see just to tell the world you’re not the latest company car driver who ticked a box :p
I doubt 99.9% of the world would be able to tell the difference. ;)

I'm swaying towards a red LR, possibly white interior. I have two kids, but my old X3 m40i white interior stood up OK, although I have a dog now which is an added risk. She'll go in the boot though. :D
 
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Does the Ryzen offer anything over faster loading apps and better games in the future? I'm not sure it's worth the loss of miles range tbh. Pros and Cons I guess.
 
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There’s a Reddit post stating that a Service Advisor told a customer that all 11/01/22 and later built cars would be Ryzen based cars with the lithium battery.

Cars "built" or "delivered"? If your car is getting delivered in a week then it must have been built weeks/months ago and its just got off its slow boat ride from China?
 
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You know the Model 3 isn’t a hatch boot right? Just checking :)
Awkward - no I didn't know that, I just assumed it was from the shape and that the Model S is a hatch. Oh well, thanks for saving me a 15 mile trip to the dealer to try one - it turns out the Model 3 is less practical than my BMW i3 for my use.
 
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Awkward - no I didn't know that, I just assumed it was from the shape and that the Model S is a hatch. Oh well, thanks for saving me a 15 mile trip to the dealer to try one - it turns out the Model 3 is less practical than my BMW i3 for my use.
Sounds like a Model Y is a better fit for you, but they are £5k more.
 
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Polestar P2 or BMW i4 if you want a hatch in that body shape. Or go up to a Model Y if you want to stick to Tesla, it’s an extra £5k but it’s way more practical then a 3.
 
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I doubt 99.9% of the world would be able to tell the difference. ;)

I'm swaying towards a red LR, possibly white interior. I have two kids, but my old X3 m40i white interior stood up OK, although I have a dog now which is an added risk. She'll go in the boot though. :D

My white interior is holding up ok. I'm a HGV Technician and my work mates have all said 'you sure?!' I have a seat cover for driver's seat anyway for commuting. Keep a pack of baby wipes (as recommended by the Tesla M3 FB group!) for light marks that come off of jeans and they clean up with no issues.
 
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Awkward - no I didn't know that, I just assumed it was from the shape and that the Model S is a hatch. Oh well, thanks for saving me a 15 mile trip to the dealer to try one - it turns out the Model 3 is less practical than my BMW i3 for my use.

It is the one giant issue with the M3 for many people.
 

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You can still fold the seats flat and get a lot of stuff in, albeit you don't get the full height because of the fixed shelf in the back like you would if it was a proper hatch. Have used mine for numerous dump runs.
 
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To be honest, I’d prefer a hatch but overall I preferred the Tesla to anything else on the market at that price point.

I Just weighted up how many times in the last 3 years I needed to put something large and tall into the back of my previous car, realised it was only 2-3 times, shrugged my shoulders and bought it anyway.

I don’t have a dog or anything like that. You can pretty much get anything delivered these days and that’s normally the preferred option. I wouldn’t want to be cramming an old washing machine into the back of my brand new car even if it fit.

Obviously your mileage may vary.
 
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