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Re: Tesla Model 3
« Reply #375 on: July 17, 2018, 02:45:25 PM »
Model 3 is profitable?

https://www.thestreet.com/investing/tesla-model-3-is-already-really-profitable-14653241

i would hope the car is profitable...why would anyone sell a car that wasn't profitable?

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Re: Tesla Model 3
« Reply #376 on: July 17, 2018, 03:04:24 PM »
The original reviewer from the same source called the build quality equal to a 1990's Kia. Now they say it makes $$$. Wonder if the data is just based on the part costs. Add in all the labor and robotics and I doubt seriously there's as high of a profit per vehicle. Their number is practically Apple level margins!

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Re: Tesla Model 3
« Reply #377 on: July 17, 2018, 07:37:14 PM »
Includes labor, more details:


Claim is 36% margin on 48,000 car and 18% of the as of yet non-existent 35k car.

He claims it’s the first profitable EV they have torn down. Doesn’t retract the 90s kia statements as far as I can tell  :)

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Re: Tesla Model 3
« Reply #378 on: July 17, 2018, 09:10:13 PM »
This article from Bloomberg was interesting: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-07-12/how-tesla-s-model-3-became-elon-musk-s-version-of-hell

Talking about robots and production, a quote from that article: "Today, Tesla has about 10,000 workers at its Fremont plant. GM and Toyota had less than half that and produced more than 400,000 cars at the plant’s peak in 2006." Last year Tesla delivered ~103,000 cars.

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Re: Tesla Model 3
« Reply #379 on: July 19, 2018, 07:35:41 AM »
I just canceled my pre-order which I placed during the initial reveal hype.  Was waiting for the dual motor with AWD, but they just seemed so lack luster after seeing several on the streets .  Not sure about the convenience of charging and controlling everything on one giant ipad interface.  I prefer just turning a knob or pressing a button if I want to turn on something like the air conditioner or radio.


Looks like you are not the only one...

Tesla shares fall after Needham downgrades to sell, citing possible increase in Model 3 cancellations

"Based on our checks, refunds are outpacing deposits as cancellations accelerate," wrote analyst Rajvindra Gill in the note Thursday. "The reasons are varied: extended wait times, the expiration of the $7,500 credit, and unavailability of the $35k base model."

"In August '17, TSLA cited a refund rate of 12%. Almost a year later, we believe it has doubled and outpaced deposits. Model 3 wait times are currently 4-12 months and with base model not available until mid-2019, consumers could wait until 2020," Gill added.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/19/tesla-shares-fall-after-needham-downgrades-to-sell-citing-possible-in.html

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Re: Tesla Model 3
« Reply #380 on: July 23, 2018, 11:56:13 PM »
After a few years of waiting Tesla gave me a call today. The car is ready to pickup in Costa Mesa on Sunday. Pls stay solvent untill my warranty is up  ;)

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Re: Tesla Model 3
« Reply #381 on: July 24, 2018, 06:49:12 AM »
After a few years of waiting Tesla gave me a call today. The car is ready to pickup in Costa Mesa on Sunday. Pls stay solvent untill my warranty is up  ;)

friend of mine picked up theirs 2 weeks ago.  still in the shop today.  make sure you do a thorough inspection and hope you have better luck!

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Re: Tesla Model 3
« Reply #382 on: July 24, 2018, 12:59:51 PM »
Oh snap, what issues did he run into?

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Re: Tesla Model 3
« Reply #383 on: July 24, 2018, 01:03:48 PM »
Oh snap, what issues did he run into?

Btw - Do you still qualify for the $7500 fed rebate?

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Re: Tesla Model 3
« Reply #384 on: July 24, 2018, 01:08:35 PM »
Oh snap, what issues did he run into?
one window wasn't closing all the way, touch screen wasn't calibrated correctly, and charging port would open randomly on its own

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Re: Tesla Model 3
« Reply #385 on: July 24, 2018, 01:08:38 PM »
Just placed order for the Model 3 today=)   What is the typical delivery time from order to delivery in OC area?  I am think 1-2 months?

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Re: Tesla Model 3
« Reply #386 on: July 24, 2018, 01:13:09 PM »
Oh snap, what issues did he run into?

Btw - Do you still qualify for the $7500 fed rebate?

Yeah it is 7500 until Dec 31. Afterwards, 3750 for two more quarters, then halves again for two more, then is gone.

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Re: Tesla Model 3
« Reply #387 on: July 24, 2018, 01:13:57 PM »
Just placed order for the Model 3 today=)   What is the typical delivery time from order to delivery in OC area?  I am think 1-2 months?

Dude. I thought the wait is longer.

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Re: Tesla Model 3
« Reply #388 on: July 24, 2018, 01:14:35 PM »
Oh snap, what issues did he run into?
one window wasn't closing all the way, touch screen wasn't calibrated correctly, and charging port would open randomly on its own

Weird bunch of issues, I'll report back with my experience. My luck isn't great, my last new car, Subaru,  blew up its engine after a few thousand miles.

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Re: Tesla Model 3
« Reply #389 on: July 24, 2018, 01:16:36 PM »
Oh snap, what issues did he run into?
one window wasn't closing all the way, touch screen wasn't calibrated correctly, and charging port would open randomly on its own

Weird bunch of issues, I'll report back with my experience. My luck isn't great, my last new car, Subaru,  blew up its engine after a few thousand miles.

Let me guess you drive to fast? ;)

 

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