I just got back from the Tesla factory. Did a tour last week there. Pretty interesting. Seems like they were banging away on hundreds of vehicles. I was able to see most parts to the model 3, but didn't see any close to being completed. They are doing them in a separate part of the factory. The tour guide was hush on model 3 information, especially since their quarterly report was a few days away. I've never seen what Detroit does, but seems like the got there stuff in order. Way clean facility with tons of robots. Not a ton for humans to do, mostly route cabling.
I was hoping to see a lot full of the completed Model 3s, but only caught one on my way out of the parking lot. He was driving in, so I chased him down and got some pictures. I'd hate to own of them right now. Five people huddled around the car taking pictures! I tried to be kind enough to let him get out and inside work before I started gawking. Through the weekend I saw three cars. Tried to chase one down at night, but couldn't keep up in traffic. That's 1.5% of the cars in existence. Tesla will get there on production soon enough. Personally, I would rather have a used X or S anyway. They are available right now, no waiting. The car will be a game changer though. Look at all the car manufacturers announcing electric vehicles trying to catch up.
BTW, the whole Bay area is a bunch of Tesla homers. I jokingly kept pointing out Tesla's, after a half an hour the joke was old. I think the issue with Tesla will be that there aren't enough models to separate your car from everyone else's car. People want to be different and stand out. Granted I saw hundreds of 911 turbos there, where I see one or two in Utah. Even those owners, have issues being unique. I'd probably buy a Ford F-150 if I lived there, just to be different, that's just me though.
I find it really interesting that the only physical difference between a 160k Tesla and a $60k one is a few numbers on the bumper. The 60kwh version is one where some owners rip that 60 off and just leave it blank, at least that what I think the car is, but who knows. I think people would be proud of the fact they have P100D on their car and not take off theirs. That P100D signifies they spent huge money on their car and it is much faster than standard. Porsche owners have been known to change their vehicle numbers to have a Carrera become a 4 or 4s. Most vehicles however have some defining characteristic that makes that car stand out. Conspicuous consumption is still a thing for people. How has Tesla kept everyone so humble?