Should buy Tesla 3 or S?

Juniper SSM2014
May 23 24 Comments

Looking to replace the good old Honda with an electric car. I want to buy a model 3 but better-half wants a S. Which one to buy?

Already owning: Audi Q7 and Honda Accord (replace this with Tesla)
Total Family Comp: >450k
Free charging at work, living in South Bay

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  • Microsoft
    Chad TCock

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    Chad TCockmore
    Have you considered that Tesla might not be around in 3 years to service your car ? 🤣
    May 23 2
    • Microsoft richardhea
      They are not that great at servicing them even while they are around.
      🍆
      May 23
    • Netflix nflxos
      Doesn’t it take them 3 years to do trivial repairs due to parts and certified dealers shortage.
      May 23
  • New / Eng JexD77
    Your better half already told you her opinion, no reason to delay and ask around. :)
    May 23 0
  • Bird / Eng babyeng
    Electric vw bus
    May 23 0
  • VMware / Eng VPC
    3 is more fun to drive. S is more premium and luxury. Think about Bimmer 3 vs 5/7.
    May 23 0
  • Netflix nflxos
    Buy a real car and not a golf cart masquerading as one.
    May 23 0
  • Amazon
    🔥 'd

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    Go for X
    May 23 2
  • Google todamoon
    don't buy Tesla, unless you have lots of money for maintenance and can wait a long time for said maintenance.
    May 23 1
    • Microsoft Teslanos
      This. Tesla is for people that can afford for their third car to be in the shop for 6 months but still want to value signal to their west coast yuppie friends.
      May 23
  • Nvidia JeanSun
    How about Volvo XC90 ?
    May 23 1
    • Intel VANDERPUMP
      Looking at these. Very nice vehicles as a parent-mobile..
      May 23
  • Apple d24fsr
    Neither! Buy Honda and save your money.
    May 23 2
    • Juniper SSM2014
      OP
      already have a Honda, looking to replace it :)
      May 23
    • Apple d24fsr
      Then keep you Honda.
      May 23
  • Splunk spl
    Definitely S. The paint is also much better on S then 3.
    May 24 0
  • Cisco / Mgmt guesshoo
    Depends on what are you planning to do with it, for e.g.

    a. canyon carving b. impress friends / others c. family car (since replacing Honda?)

    Also other factors - auto drive, maintenance, aesthetics, also how much spouse will be pissed if you dont honor his/her preference lol
    May 23 0
  • Autolist eFks14
    Wait for the new roadster 😬
    May 23 0
  • Samsung
    ultramantaro

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    ultramantaromore
    If you don’t want to look poor and wannabe, get the S
    May 23 0
  • Tektronix BazzokaGrl
    No.
    May 23 0
  • Google / Eng
    GCoin

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    GCoinmore
    Depends on the usage. You have a Q7 which means you probably have a big’ish family and that’s the car you’ll drive for long trips and family outings.
    If you HAVE to get a Tesla, the 3 is small and more fun to drive and more than enough if it will be used by only you and/or your better half for date nights/etc. but get the fully upgraded option.
    But if you go full family everywhere, S is obviously a better choice.
    May 23 0
  • Intel VANDERPUMP
    As others pointed out these are very different level vehicles. One larger and more expensive than the other. S is obviously the nicer one. But with the huge luxury Q7 do you really need the larger S? Obviously you can afford whatever you want. Personally I think the stock 3 are ugly, the S is far better looking especially with the black 20s. But more $$.
    May 23 0

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