There is nothing to get excited about yet. The cars are hugely expensive for what they are and current battery technology just isn't there yet, by a long shot.
We've put 23,000 miles on our Model 3 in 6 months. I'd say the battery tech is there
Clearly you’ve never been in one. They are world changing, eye opening clean machines... I guess you don’t factor free fuel, zero tune ups, and regular updates in the software for free in you comment about how expensive they are...
MSRP: From $42,900
I and most people will never buy a car that expensive. Electricity isn't free, tune ups on the diesel don't really exist either and need no software updates. I just need transportation not an Indy car, like most people.
Actually, the Model 3 starts at $35,000. Not sure where you get the $42,900 number from. Yes, the most basic cars have some lead time, but the next level up $37,500 is available now, and people are taking delivery.
Tune ups needed a CR TDI:
10k: Oil change
20k: fuel filter
60k: air filter
120k: timing belt, coolant, water pump, serp belt
Tune ups on the Model 3:
5 years: change coolant
100k: oil change
Electricity isn't free, but at home it's half
the cost of diesel. And for daily driving I don't have to do anything special to get it: The car charges overnight while I sleep. Even in the ELR I've only bought one gallon of gas since August of last year! I do not
miss having to go out of my way to visit a smelly, dirty fuel station. With pay supercharging the power cost is about the same as diesel was in the Passat.. $0.08/mile.
Also, having 360 HP on tap at any moment is addictive
If you want something slower you can always turn on chill mode... that limits things to 200 hp
I'm confused why people say the Model Y reveal was lackluster. Tesla said it would be a bigger Model 3 with a hatch. They revealed a bigger model 3 with a hatch. A bunch of parts are shared between the 2 models so production should be able to ramp more easily. No bonkers Falcon doors, no other gimmicks. And somehow this is a bad thing?
Not that you should be forced to give up your slow TDI and herky jerky DSG... But with options that are so much better to drive I wouldn't want to go back.