Who is plunking down $1k?

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  1. Lucifer

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    Timely, Elon just dropped the color choices from 9 to 7 as of tomorrow, we’ll, you can still get the two colors, just 500$ extra.
     
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    My favorite color that got dropped for 'no-cost' extra, was white. Missed it by that much - just a little over 1½ yrs ago. So for a whole lot more, we had to go pearl white. I suppose you can go black then get a wrap in about any color you want, and that way - if your color choice is way too outrageous - when it comes time to sell, you can just peel off the wrap.
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    ETC(SS) The other One Percenter.....

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    it's funny how paint is a spur in the saddle. it never occurred to me that it isn't a pretty scientific process these days.
     
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    rainbow model 3 - ha!
    Yep - some just can't get the color they want from the manufacturer;

    Saw this one on the way home - just pass the Irvine train station - they had all their Chrome blacked out too;
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    This one was next to us when we went in for our one year service;
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    Hopefully these folks all have a black base coat so they're not out any extra cash - when it comes time to sell, if the new owner doesn't like the wrap.
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  7. mikefocke

    mikefocke Prius v Three 2012, Avalon 2011

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    So go price a Porsche with the PTS option. That is Paint To Sample. Makes Tesla optional color pricing trivial. Heck even Toyota charges extra for some colors.
     
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    The Dodge Viper had a red that was between $14,000 and $15,000. Alone, nothing else included with that price.

    The old Volvo had ala carte options, divided into two tiers. There was a fee to simply access the second tier. Cruise control was on that tier.
     
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    They dropped the base white and titanium silver metallic at the same time as they discontinued the X60D. I missed the X60D by a month, which brought the base price up from $74k to $84k back in late 2016. The base price of the S at the time was $66k. I was interested in the X, but not for $18k more than the S (didn't care about dual motors or smart air suspension).
     
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    lensovet Not your typical youngin :)/BP Brigade 207

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    so you have 3 cars now? when did you order + pick up the m3? curious about east coast.
     
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    AFAIK he has neither a Tesla or Leaf at this point. Think he was referring to others who took delivery.
     
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    i do have two cars and a truck though.:)
     
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    The staging area that I posted photos of earlier has been loaded with Teslas for the past few days. About two miles up the hill from here, there's a 3 sitting in the driveway. There goes the neighborhood. :D
     
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    Tesla is now offering amid-range version of the Model 3.
    Cost is $4000 less than the long range version, currently starting at $45k.
    260 epa rated range.
     
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    can you buy one?
     
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    Yes, if you can get the order page working. It seems it is a bit busy.
    I refreshed a few times to get it to work.
     
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    how long is the lead time?
     
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    According to their site, 6-10 weeks.
     
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    sounds like they're slowly catching up
     
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    Interesting that the battery terminology seems to have changed. Before there was the "long range" and "standard range". Now there is "mid range". Is a shorter range "standard range" yet to come?

    Still only available with premium interior. I don't think this is yet the $35k version that some people are waiting for.
     
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