Buying the Slowest Tesla
The Model 3 started off at $35,000 when it was announced in 2016. That's still a lot of money for most people. We have a video from someone who bought the slowest Tesla and this was his experience.
Tailosive EV show his experience getting gas in his car and then he drives to the Tesla service center after waiting for a few years to order his Tesla Model 3 RWD. Nobody knows he is getting this car and he went to go pick it up. Ironically, he had to get gas in order to go to the delivery center.
He was hoping that the vehicle doesn't have any major issues. When I went to get mine, it had no issues and I think that is the experience most people are having. You only hear the odd story of someone, the rare case, who has issues with their new Tesla.
He drove up to the service center and went to find a place to park. He was looking at all the Tesla's parked and knew that one of them was going to be his. He found the car with 18 inch wheels and found out that it was his. He saw that the car had an excellent build quality, there were no major gaps. The glass looked nice on top. This was all the same experience I had with my car.
Driving for the First Time
They looked over everything and found one very slight panel misalignment. It was nothing major though. They bought extra wipes for the inside of the car, and a screen protector for the center console screen. After getting in, they adjusted the steering wheel and mirrors.
Everything is setup from the center console. The car had 5 miles on it at delivery, most likely because at the factory, they drove the car a bit to make sure it was working. They could upgrade to Tesla FSD from the center console screen.
He and his wife found the romance setting and checked everything, connected their phones, and went for their first initial drive. You just shift and put your foot on the accelerator and go. The car is very quiet and smooth.
He let off the accelerator and the regenerative braking was very strong. The car still accelerates very strongly. He was expecting the RWD to feel lighter and the regenerative braking not to be as strong. It felt very similar to the long range Model 3.
The base model still picks up speed very fast and is a comfortable drive. It's very quiet inside the car. This was my experience as well.
What did you think of this guy's first purchase and drive of his Model 3? Would you get a Model 3?
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Jeremy Johnson is a Tesla investor and supporter. He first invested in Tesla in 2017 after years of following Elon Musk and admiring his work ethic and intelligence. Since then, he's become a Tesla bull, covering anything about Tesla he can find, while also dabbling in other electric vehicle companies. Jeremy covers Tesla developments at Torque News. You can follow him on Twitter or LinkedIn to stay in touch and follow his Tesla news coverage on Torque News.