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Old 12.02.2019, 20:02
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Tesla Model 3 Fan Boy Thread

So last August I was having a G&T on a balmy evening and had been talking to my next door neighbour (Swiss) who had a Model 3 on order for 2 years. I flicked through the Tesla website on my phone and ordered a Model 3 for myself using my credit card for the CHF1000 deposit.

Now I imagined that I too would be waiting until 2021 for delivery and thought no more about it. Then in December I was asked to configure my car. A little surprised by the timing - and the fact that only 4WD twin motor long range models were available I invested a further CHF2000.

Early January and I find myself in Australia. I get a call from a nice American lady based in Munich asking if I‘m OK for March delivery. „Why not“ I glibly answered.

So now I have watched every YouTube video on the car, ordered winter wheels and agreed a reasonable trade in for my current car. Insurance is lower than expected. I‘ve never bought a car on my phone before and dealt only by email and phone.

This is the brave new world of EVs kinda crazy, kinda exciting.

Model 3 dual motor, long range, red, enhanced Autopilot...
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Old 12.02.2019, 20:43
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Re: Tesla Model 3 Fan Boy Thread

Don't leave us hanging - what about the neighbour?
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Old 12.02.2019, 20:47
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Re: Tesla Model 3 Fan Boy Thread

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You mean Fan girl!
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Old 12.02.2019, 21:10
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Don't leave us hanging - what about the neighbour?
Well he seems to be at the same stage as me. I am praying his arrives first or it could be the end of a beautiful friendship.

He‘s installed a Tesla wall charger - I‘m relying on the usual 13amp plug...
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You mean Fan girl!
You are making assumptions!!
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Old 12.02.2019, 22:51
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Re: Tesla Model 3 Fan Boy Thread

This is good to know, I was put off by the long wait. Is this timeline usual now or are you a lucky lottery winner?
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Re: Tesla Model 3 Fan Boy Thread

This is odd, I wandered down there the afternoon of the day the 3's were first available to order and put a deposit down and I've not had an invitation to configure, not that I'm bothered as I'm probably going to cancel it.
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This is good to know, I was put off by the long wait. Is this timeline usual now or are you a lucky lottery winner?
No winner. It seems there are about 20,000 forward orders for the Model 3 LHD in Europe and Tesla want the cash. Though many will want the cheaper version which is not yet available. They seem to be shipping them in by the 1000s.

Plenty of photos of M3s at Zeebrugge.
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So last August I was having a G&T on a balmy evening and had been talking to my next door neighbour (Swiss) who had a Model 3 on order for 2 years. I flicked through the Tesla website on my phone and ordered a Model 3 for myself using my credit card for the CHF1000 deposit.

Now I imagined that I too would be waiting until 2021 for delivery and thought no more about it. Then in December I was asked to configure my car. A little surprised by the timing - and the fact that only 4WD twin motor long range models were available I invested a further CHF2000.

Early January and I find myself in Australia. I get a call from a nice American lady based in Munich asking if I‘m OK for March delivery. „Why not“ I glibly answered.

So now I have watched every YouTube video on the car, ordered winter wheels and agreed a reasonable trade in for my current car. Insurance is lower than expected. I‘ve never bought a car on my phone before and dealt only by email and phone.

This is the brave new world of EVs kinda crazy, kinda exciting.

Model 3 dual motor, long range, red, enhanced Autopilot...
Who buys one of these loads of crap?

So lives Musk from your wasted money!!

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Old 13.02.2019, 09:21
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Who buys one of these loads of crap?

So lives Musk from your wasted money!!
It took you a little longer than usual to come up with your typical mindless critique of anything posted. I do hope your excess bile is not making you seriously ill...
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Re: Tesla Model 3 Fan Boy Thread

If I was a crazy billionaire I would want a much bigger pool and at least one volcano with hidden hideout in it.
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Old 13.02.2019, 09:44
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If I was a crazy billionaire I would want a much bigger pool and at least one volcano with hidden hideout in it.
His money came from Paypal. I doubt he‘s made much our of Tesla - YET...
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Old 13.02.2019, 10:19
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His money came from Paypal. I doubt he‘s made much our of Tesla - YET...
not really, he got (iirc) 160 million or so out of paypal, he's a billionaire on paper from his tesla and spacex shareholdings, which is a bit moot as he couldn't really cash out of either.
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Re: Tesla Model 3 Fan Boy Thread

Did you at least sit in the car ? Being tall, for me a lot of cars are just too small. Before ordering my Citroen I originally was looking at Suzuki and Toyota, but the seating position was just not right for me. So, do you know you're going to fit in the model 3 ?
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Did you at least sit in the car ? Being tall, for me a lot of cars are just too small. Before ordering my Citroen I originally was looking at Suzuki and Toyota, but the seating position was just not right for me. So, do you know you're going to fit in the model 3 ?
Yes. I sat in one! I‘m kinda average and never had a problem with the last 30 or so cars I had...
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