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Old 07-21-2014, 11:44 AM   #26
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I don't even care about strong performance, I would be thrilled with "adequate"
Agreed. I would drive a Leaf if it could go 200-300 miles on a charge.

Sometimes I like to go more than 35 miles from home, and it would be nice to be able to return without a recharge.
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:48 AM   #27
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Any clues to body config? I didn't see that in the OP.
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:53 AM   #28
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Pretty sure it'll be a sedan. I see at least 10-12 Model S on my way into work every day; it's like a f'ing camry or prius. Fairly certain this new model will take over the the west coast.
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Old 07-21-2014, 04:10 PM   #29
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I don't see many Model S here in Atlanta yet. I do see one on occasion. The local Tesla sales outlet is on the other side of town, nearly an hour away.

When the Model III comes out, I'm sure I'll see more, and by then I should have a Model X in my driveway.
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Old 07-21-2014, 04:13 PM   #30
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As far as the S goes, there are two in my small neighborhood. My guess is this car will show at a near by house as soon as they are available.
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Old 07-21-2014, 05:13 PM   #31
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I can hardly leave the ******* ****ing house without seeing 2 of them. I find it ****ing hard to believe you don't see them more often in ****ing Atlanta.

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Old 07-21-2014, 06:28 PM   #32
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I'm sure the wealthier folk closer in to town have them in greater numbers, but I haven't seen many around my area. I'm in the outer burbs in the northeast corner. Apparently they haven't gotten popular here yet.
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:38 PM   #33
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if they can do it for $35K....... I bet the car will be sold out before you can even pre-order one.


plunk10 hopes to get on the waiting list to have one produced in the 2020 model year
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:48 PM   #34
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I'm guessing they'll come out with higher trim levels first - get the higher-profit versions out while demand is high, then bring out the lower-profit models as demand drops, to keep the interest level up.
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:31 PM   #35
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Oh dear it's like we're not adults and in preschool :facepalm:
Actually, some adults prefer to not have to listen to (or read) swearing.

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Old 07-21-2014, 08:48 PM   #36
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I'm guessing they'll come out with higher trim levels first - get the higher-profit versions out while demand is high, then bring out the lower-profit models as demand drops, to keep the interest level up.
funny because that's the exact opposite of what they did with the ModelS
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:42 PM   #37
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funny because that's the exact opposite of what they did with the ModelS

Well, sort of. P85 then + were latecomers, but all three battery capacities were offered from the get go, with the 40 kWh dropped due to lack of demand.
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Old 07-22-2014, 04:56 AM   #38
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Agreed. I would drive a Leaf if it could go 200-300 miles on a charge.

Sometimes I like to go more than 35 miles from home, and it would be nice to be able to return without a recharge.
DC fast chargers (480v) take about 15-20 minutes, 30 minutes if the battery is dead.
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:20 PM   #39
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As far as the S goes, there are two in my small neighborhood. My guess is this car will show at a near by house as soon as they are available.
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I can hardly leave the ******* ****ing house without seeing 2 of them. I find it ****ing hard to believe you don't see them more often in ****ing Atlanta.
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I counted 17 different Model S on a drive from South Lake Union in Seattle to Ballard (just a 15 min or so drive) Yeah, they popular out here My neighbor traded his M5 for one and the guy up the street has a Roadster. Can't wait to join the Tesla club in the neighborhood
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Prepare for the Cayman treatment if you buy the 35k tesla
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:25 PM   #41
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I fully expect it.

Fortunately even the most mundane cars today have features that make my wifes Forester look archaic ( bluetooth, traction control etc...) so even a base 3 would be a massive step up for her in terms of convenience features. Throw in some accessories, keep it under 40k should be possible. Factor in the subsidies and you end up with a nice car for ~ 35k give or take.
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:14 PM   #42
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Factor in the subsidies and you end up with a nice car for ~ 35k give or take.
Not to mention at that price, the gas/maintenance savings would actually start to overtake the "extra" up front costs very early on for a normal person as opposed to the marketing bs they try with the model s
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:29 PM   #43
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Imagine if they offer this with a $199 a month lease like the Leaf.
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Old 07-22-2014, 03:34 PM   #44
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Not to mention at that price, the gas/maintenance savings would actually start to overtake the "extra" up front costs very early on for a normal person as opposed to the marketing bs they try with the model s
I would be personally offsetting it with a 4WD van
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Old 07-22-2014, 04:59 PM   #45
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Well,
That’s a bummer:

http://www.thestreet.com/story/12711...e-a-tesla.html

so much for my plans to have a $199 a month Tesla lease.
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Old 07-22-2014, 05:34 PM   #46
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Last year, Tesla introduced its Resale Value Guarantee, which allows owners of its Model S to sell their financed vehicle back to Tesla between the end of months 36 and 39, regardless of the loan's term. That buyback price is 50% of the original base purchase price of the 60 kWh Model S plus 43% of the original purchase price for all of the options, including the upgrade to the 85 kWh battery pack -- not including taxes, fees and accessories. What it isn't, however, is an auto lease.
So they value their car at 50% at just 3 years later? And that's supposed to be a good value or marketing point how?
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Old 07-23-2014, 12:12 AM   #48
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So they value their car at 50% at just 3 years later? And that's supposed to be a good value or marketing point how?
They pinned it to the value of a Mercedes-Benz S, which that article purposefully neglects to mention and you guys all swallowed up.
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:11 AM   #49
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So they value their car at 50% at just 3 years later? And that's supposed to be a good value or marketing point how?

50% residual at 36 months is fully within the ballpark:

http://www.alphaleasing.com/resource...dualValues.asp

It's a marketing point because having a guaranteed residual is essentially what a lease is. You know what you will/could pay which is purchase price less residual.
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:28 AM   #50
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I counted 17 different Model S on a drive from South Lake Union in Seattle to Ballard (just a 15 min or so drive) Yeah, they popular out here My neighbor traded his M5 for one and the guy up the street has a Roadster. Can't wait to join the Tesla club in the neighborhood
I was out in Palo Alto/Mountain View/Sunnyvale last week (aka Silicon Valley) and in a 5-10 min drive I counted 20 of them driving in the HOV lane while I was stuck.

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