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  #2334893 10-Oct-2019 11:46
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Technofreak:

 

Obraik:

 

The first used Model 3 has hit TradeMe https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/tesla/auction-2350146210.htm?rsqid=0291202c6581412a83565f1651a3bb5c-002

 

 

Looking at that advert and the other similar cars listed even at second hand prices they are far far too expensive for this poor Kiwi. People like me will be buying ICE vehicles for a while yet.

 

 

 

 

Keep in mind that this is the top specced Performance Model 3 with every option. It compares to a BMW M3 in the ICE world. 


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  #2334895 10-Oct-2019 11:48
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Technofreak:

 

Obraik:

 

The first used Model 3 has hit TradeMe https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/tesla/auction-2350146210.htm?rsqid=0291202c6581412a83565f1651a3bb5c-002

 

 

Looking at that advert and the other similar cars listed even at second hand prices they are far far too expensive for this poor Kiwi. People like me will be buying ICE vehicles for a while yet.

 

 

 

 

This is still practically brand new and is the top of the range Model 3. SR+ model 3's will start to pop up in 18 months time or so for sub $50k I would imagine.

 

When it comes to "cost" of an EV, trying to equate it to an ICE car $ for $ is not as simple as looking at the purchase price of the vehicle. With an EV you're essentially sinking cost into the battery pack that you will get value from over the life of owning the car. Its the CAPEX (batteries) vs OPEX (petrol) argument. 

 

Also, when it comes to choosing a vehicle, saving money isn't always the choice. Often people take into account environmental impact, features and performance when choosing their cars.


 
 
 
 


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  #2334904 10-Oct-2019 11:59
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Technofreak:

 

Looking at that advert and the other similar cars listed even at second hand prices they are far far too expensive for this poor Kiwi. People like me will be buying ICE vehicles for a while yet.

 

 

 

 

To be fair, that car has done only 2000km, so while second hand, it is pretty much brand new. Furthermore that configuration is one of the most optioned available, and would have cost the initial purchaser around NZD116,000.

Also the Tesla model 3 only just started being delivered to NZ, so there is barely any depth available. I would also note that the advertised car is available now, where as, if somebody ordered a new model 3 from tesla, the wait time is a couple of months (it gets built to order in the USA, then shipped to NZ).


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  #2334909 10-Oct-2019 12:11
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Scott3:

 

Also the Tesla model 3 only just started being delivered to NZ, so there is barely any depth available. I would also note that the advertised car is available now, where as, if somebody ordered a new model 3 from tesla, the wait time is a couple of months (it gets built to order in the USA, then shipped to NZ).

 

 

I actually think they are no longer built to order. They have simplified the range of options across all regions and now when you place an order, it is taken from the current batch of "that configuration/colour" if available, otherwise you have to wait until another run of that config is produced.

 

So if you pick a pretty common config/colour you could receive it much quicker than a few months.

 

I think...


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  #2334911 10-Oct-2019 12:12
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SumnerBoy:

Scott3:


Also the Tesla model 3 only just started being delivered to NZ, so there is barely any depth available. I would also note that the advertised car is available now, where as, if somebody ordered a new model 3 from tesla, the wait time is a couple of months (it gets built to order in the USA, then shipped to NZ).



I actually think they are no longer built to order. They have simplified the range of options across all regions and now when you place an order, it is taken from the current batch of "that configuration/colour" if available, otherwise you have to wait until another run of that config is produced.


So if you pick a pretty common config/colour you could receive it much quicker than a few months.


I think...



True for Model 3, I think. S and X may still be built to order.




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  #2335126 10-Oct-2019 16:52
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Obraik:

 

The first used Model 3 has hit TradeMe https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/tesla/auction-2350146210.htm?rsqid=0291202c6581412a83565f1651a3bb5c-002

 

 

Aaaaand it's already sold lol


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  #2335485 11-Oct-2019 11:36
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Tesla Model 3: whose market share did they take? Analysis

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Who market share did the Tesla Model 3 take? Lets find out


 
 
 
 


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  #2335489 11-Oct-2019 11:39
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Myth Busting the Tesla Model 3

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Having shocked the world when it was revealed to be the UK's third most popular car in August, and with lease deals available from only £350 a month on leasing.com, it was high time we got in the Tesla Model 3 and busted some myths about the most talked-about new car on the market.

With a range of 254 miles in its Standard Range Plus guise, we sent Howard Ritchie to London to grab a quick go in one and find out what it's actually like to drive.


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  #2335493 11-Oct-2019 11:58
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Model 3 | 60,000mi Data + Cost & More - Why I'm Selling it!

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Kyle goes through what 60,000mi of abuse does to a Model 3. From cross country road trips, dogs in the car, and track use we look at the car and the data from his one year of ownership! Interested in seeing servicing cost, battery degradation, supercharging use, and overall data? Then this is your video!


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  #2341116 20-Oct-2019 20:16
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My M3 Long Range was scheduled for delivery "mid to late October"....and tomorrow is the 20th. So the ringtone on my mobile will be on full volume tomorrow and thereafter.

Any day now.





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#2341164 21-Oct-2019 07:37
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Linuxluver:

 

My M3 Long Range was scheduled for delivery "mid to late October"....and tomorrow is the 20th. So the ringtone on my mobile will be on full volume tomorrow and thereafter.

Any day now.

 

 


What spec did you go for? Did you use your own referral code to get a double bonus?





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  #2341167 21-Oct-2019 07:47
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premiumtouring:

Linuxluver:


My M3 Long Range was scheduled for delivery "mid to late October"....and tomorrow is the 20th. So the ringtone on my mobile will be on full volume tomorrow and thereafter.

Any day now.




What spec did you go for? Did you use your own referral code to get a double bonus?



I went for the Long Range in Midnight Silver Metallic Grey. So I get the AWD and maximum range and the 18" Aero wheels. I didn't want the bigger wheels or the slightly greater power of the Performance model. Having been a LEAF driver for almost 4 years the LR is already a 'supercar'. :-)

I did use a friend's referral code to order, so I'll get 1500 free supercharger kms. Oh...the LR also gets the premium interior with a years free connectivity.




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  #2341184 21-Oct-2019 08:52
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Now that there are a few Model 3’s on the streets, I am reminded that they are not a good-looking car (like many cars, btw). Test drove on in Sydney a couple of weeks ago. The build quality is better than my Tesla, when I had one, but still pretty average. 





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  #2341232 21-Oct-2019 10:13
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I drive a leaf so not fussed about its outside look.

Cant see from inside anyway....

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  #2341570 22-Oct-2019 08:38
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BlinkyBill:

Now that there are a few Model 3’s on the streets, I am reminded that they are not a good-looking car (like many cars, btw). Test drove on in Sydney a couple of weeks ago. The build quality is better than my Tesla, when I had one, but still pretty average. 



Can you give an example of the last car you thought was good looking (similar in price or below) and also an example of modern car (2019) that you think is good looking? Need some context before I judge your taste. 🤪




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