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Re: Model 3

Post by recumpence » Apr 06 2018 6:21am

Yup. That would be my concern. Turo is funny though, you can check a person's driving record and other details before hand. Also, the Tesla app allows you to monitor where the car is and how fast it is being driven. That being said, after waiting 2 years for a $60,000 car, I have no intention of letting anyone else touch it unless my business slows down and I need the money.

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Re: Model 3

Post by wineboyrider » Apr 06 2018 8:34am

Someone in my neck of the woods has a Model 3 and there is a charging station at The Inn of the Mountain Gods.
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Post by recumpence » Apr 07 2018 7:36am

Hey Guys,

I figured you would be interested in some specific numbers for this purchase. Here is what I ordered and exactly what it cost me;

Car options;

Long range battery, premium upgrade package, white color, standard wheels, autopilot.

Total cost $56,000

Back in 2016 I gave a $1,000 deposit to reserve the car.
On 2-22-18 I gave another $2,500 to configure the car and finalize my order.

Tesla requires a 10% down-payment. That 10% does not include taxes and fees. The total down-payment would be $5,600 plus fees. The taxes and fees are $4,610. So, I have given $3,500 in deposits so far. That money counts toward my down-payment. At closing/delivery of the car, I need to bring $6,710. That is the deposits I have paid so far, plus $2,100 additional to complete a 10% down-payment, plus taxes and fees of $4,610.

I obtained financing through Tesla (sourced through Chase) at 3.24% interest. That gives me a payment of $772 per month for 72 months.

I know many of you will think this is a totally insane purchase. But, for me, it is a business expense (I drive about 38,000 to 44,000 miles per year for my business). So, it is worth it to me especially when you consider gas savings and mileage write-off.

I just figured you guys would be interested what it takes to purchase one of these cars.

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Re: Model 3

Post by nicobie » Apr 07 2018 1:21pm

Thanks for the info.
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Re: Model 3

Post by recumpence » Apr 24 2018 3:40pm

I just received my date of delivery. I will be picking up my car May 2nd at 10am in Highland Park il Tesla store. :mrgreen:

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Re: Model 3

Post by Warren » Apr 24 2018 3:54pm

You will love the Model 3. I attended an alt energy/green tech event at a nearby park Saturday. I lined up our Bolt with a plug-in Prius, and 4-5 Tesla S and X, as usual. The treat was when the Model 3 showed up. I got to sit in it, close the frunk, etc. IMO it is much sexier than the S or X. I find them way too big for a fun vehicle.
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Oh! The door handles work pretty easy. Folks have been making a deal out of needing to do two motions to open the door. It takes about two seconds to get the hang of.

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Post by recumpence » Apr 24 2018 4:29pm

That looks just like my car, white with standard wheels.
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Re: Model 3

Post by recumpence » Apr 29 2018 12:16pm

I am picking up my car tomorrow (Monday) at noon! :mrgreen:

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Post by recumpence » Apr 30 2018 10:25pm

I picked up my car today!

Totally awesome! I will post pictures when I have them.

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Re: Model 3

Post by MitchJi » May 01 2018 11:10am

Congratulations Matt!

We reserved an M3 before the car was revealed. The most expensive car we ever considered. Our previous high was about 12k for a used civic.

My goal was to make enough on TSLA stock to pay for a M3. We made a little over 200k last year on TSLA options, mission accomplished. We’re waiting for a dual motor version. I think that we’ll make another 50k by waiting to spend the money.

Can you get a better deal on an MX after factoring in the tax credit? It might be better for hauling your tools around?

http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/l ... story.html
“The company's new $100,000-plus Model X electric SUV qualifies for a $25,000 federal tax deduction.

That's on top of a $7,500 federal tax credit and a $2,500 California rebate given to buyers of battery-electric vehicles.

The right buyer, a small-business owner with a substantial federal tax exposure, could place an order for the new seven-seater and collect up to $35,000 in tax and government rebate benefits.”
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Post by recumpence » May 02 2018 2:55pm

Wow, Mitch, $200,000 invested?! I can't imagine having that much money to put in one place. That is cool....

So, I have the words for you, Autopilot-is-awesome! It works phenomenally well. They must have improved it recently. It works fantastic. :mrgreen:

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Re: Model 3

Post by liveforphysics » May 02 2018 3:10pm

If you don't mind buddy, take some motor and controller and power busing pictures for your fellow hotrodders who haven't got their own M3 yet. My reservation was delayed by wanting AWD.
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I picked up my car today!

Totally awesome! I will post pictures when I have them.

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Post by recumpence » May 02 2018 3:27pm

liveforphysics wrote:
May 02 2018 3:10pm
If you don't mind buddy, take some motor and controller and power busing pictures for your fellow hotrodders who haven't got their own M3 yet. My reservation was delayed by wanting AWD.
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Apr 30 2018 10:25pm
I picked up my car today!

Totally awesome! I will post pictures when I have them.

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Yes, actually a hotrod shop down the street from me (Custom Classics) invited me to come in and put the car on the lift to take the lower pans and covers off so I can get some pictures and videos. Deep dive tech videos are sorely lacking for the Model 3.

My YouTube channel is just starting to grow a tiny bit and I have many videos planned to hopefully get my channel growing faster. I think Model 3 videos will be just the ticket. Oh, my son-in-law is a professional videographer. He will be doing a bunch of editing of my videos from now on and my son is a very good musician. He has composed and recorded some awesome metal background music for my videos.

I am trying to graduate from "Moron with a GoPro" to a legitimate channel. :mrgreen:

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Re: Model 3

Post by liveforphysics » May 02 2018 3:40pm

So lucky you've got access to a lift! Stoked to see the videos, and I agree there is a severe shortage of hotrod relevant M3 info out there, and must be many thousands of folks hungry for it already.
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Re: Model 3

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recumpence wrote:
May 02 2018 2:55pm
Wow, Mitch, $200,000 invested?! I can't imagine having that much money to put in one place. That is cool....

So, I have the words for you, Autopilot-is-awesome! It works phenomenally well. They must have improved it recently. It works fantastic. :mrgreen:

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They did recently roll out substantial autopilot improvements. I believe that now that they have managed to get past the mobile eye replacement and have a new nueral network in place that the rate of improvements will pick up.
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recumpence wrote:
May 02 2018 3:27pm
Yes, actually a hotrod shop down the street from me (Custom Classics) invited me to come in and put the car on the lift to take the lower pans and covers off so I can get some pictures and videos. Deep dive tech videos are sorely lacking for the Model 3.

My YouTube channel is just starting to grow a tiny bit and I have many videos planned to hopefully get my channel growing faster. I think Model 3 videos will be just the ticket. Oh, my son-in-law is a professional videographer. He will be doing a bunch of editing of my videos from now on and my son is a very good musician. He has composed and recorded some awesome metal background music for my videos.

I am trying to graduate from "Moron with a GoPro" to a legitimate channel. :mrgreen:

Matt
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It would be great if you could get a free Roadster or at least a substantial discount :!: :mrgreen:
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Re: Model 3

Post by www.recumbents.com » May 04 2018 4:05pm

Congrats Matt! I'll need to have an appliance repair soon just to get you to come by. :D

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Post by recumpence » May 04 2018 6:28pm

www.recumbents.com wrote:
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Congrats Matt! I'll need to have an appliance repair soon just to get you to come by. :D
I would love to let you drive it. I am curious how well a tall person fits.

Give me a shout anytime.
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Re: Model 3

Post by macribs » May 07 2018 8:33pm

Now I am fired up about your new videos. Custom made music and a pro videographer. That should take things to a new level for sure. Look forward to see em.

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Post by recumpence » May 08 2018 1:22pm

You and me both!

So, nearly 1,300 miles so far......

I love this car!

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Post by recumpence » May 12 2018 5:07pm

2,000 miles.

I'm addicted........
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Model 3 battery teardown!!

Post by Warren » May 13 2018 12:49pm

Everyone will want to watch this Model 3 battery teardown video from JR! I watched at double speed, and re-wound for the interesting bits, like onboard charger and DC-DC in one unit.

1054 pounds including charger/DC-DC, 4416 cells, 96s46p, 2 modules 23s46p, 2 modules 25s46p, ~80 kWh, 75 kWh usable?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvCOcBynlq0&t=196s

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Post by recumpence » May 16 2018 4:15pm

Keep an eye on this thread. I will be posting a youtube link soon. My son-in-law and I just finished a ton of video footage on the car. Now he is editing it. I expect the video to be live this weekend.

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Post by recumpence » May 21 2018 8:17pm

I quick pic of the car parked in front of a couple trees. This is a location used for much of the video footage we shot last weekend.

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