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    1. Member Uber Wagon's Avatar
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      04-15-2019 11:13 AM #1
      Can somebody tell hime that $35,000 Tesla (whatever it is in CDN $) is no longer available?



      From the video:

      "Even with a ~$10,000 advantage in acquisition cost, the Tesla Model 3 (base model) is easily the better deal than the Honda Accord Sport 2.0 when considering a 5 year ownership horizon. According to Autotrader, the average person keeps their car for ~6 years, so the Tesla Model 3 looks even better than a 5 year TCO would suggest. All things being equal, buy the Tesla Model 3 if you are considering the Honda Accord Sport 2.0 or similar."
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    3. 04-15-2019 11:22 AM #2
      I wouldn't worry too much about the opinion of some EV leg-humper with 2.2k subscribers.

      The Model 3 starts at $47,000 CAD. The Accord... $29,976. That's 18k difference, so you could have an Accord, and a Fit.

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      04-15-2019 11:30 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by Uber Wagon View Post
      Can somebody tell hime that $35,000 Tesla (whatever it is in CDN $) is no longer available?
      You can still order it by phone or in person.

      Quote Originally Posted by Chazwozza View Post
      The Model 3 starts at $47,000 CAD. The Accord... $29,976. That's 18k difference, so you could have an Accord, and a Fit.
      It falls apart when you note that the Civic is probably nearly as roomy as the Model 3, but the Accord comparison is closer than you think with gas savings. Canada has generally expensive gas and cheap electricity. A Model 3 SR is also a lot quicker than a 1.5/CVT Accord.

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      04-15-2019 11:43 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Mike! View Post
      You can still order it by phone or in person.



      It falls apart when you note that the Civic is probably nearly as roomy as the Model 3, but the Accord comparison is closer than you think with gas savings. Canada has generally expensive gas and cheap electricity. A Model 3 SR is also a lot quicker than a 1.5/CVT Accord.
      Most of the Model 3 and S comparisons I read where it claims to be better value have it comparing with one class size up to close the cost differential.

      Model 3 should be compared with a Civic or Acura ILX not an Accord.

      Model S should be compared with an E-Class not an S-Class.
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      04-15-2019 12:22 PM #5
      Jesus, enough with including the running cost comparison over time when stating sales prices.

      At least he didn't include the fuel cost as "maintenance" as some of these idiots do.

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      04-15-2019 12:28 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Mike! View Post
      You can still order it by phone or in person.
      The price went up though https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a2...tandard-range/

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      04-15-2019 12:34 PM #7
      2.2k subscribers...that's a legit internet automotive journalist right there.

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      04-15-2019 12:53 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by KingUnderpants View Post
      2.2k subscribers...that's a legit internet automotive journalist right there.
      2.1k of them are other Tesla owners.

      Edit - I remember this guy. "Autopilot just literally saved his life."
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      Last edited by @McMike; 04-15-2019 at 01:02 PM.

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      04-15-2019 01:15 PM #9
      Tesla really is the Apple of cars.

      Take that how you will.
      The taxes...the finger thing means the taxes.

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      04-15-2019 01:22 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by VarianceVQ View Post
      Tesla really is the Apple of cars.

      Take that how you will.
      Yes and no. The reason you see videos like this is because Tesla runs a referral program to pay owners to advertise the cars for Tesla. Apple doesn't have to pay its customers to tell other people to buy the products, Apple owners do that for free. That said, Apple also runs tons of mainstream ads too, and Tesla doesn't run any traditional ads at this time, only the paid referral program.

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      04-15-2019 01:36 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      Yes and no. If they're mandating the $2,000 Autopilot even on the phone/in-person orders, it's a lower price floor but does include that extra option (so it's not a straight price increase, it's making a former 'option' mandatory).

      If you're talking about the $1,200 destination, wasn't that always part of the equation?
      https://autoweek.com/article/car-new...00-destination

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      04-15-2019 01:36 PM #12
      I"m trying to find it, but one guy had one so bad lately that even Lambert seemed to be calling BS on the guys math if I remember right.

      He was basically saying at 150k miles it will only have cost him like 5k to own his model S because he would have had to replaced his gas car 2x by that point so was factoring that in as savings Also had some factor for time saved not going to gas stations.

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