Greetings from WI

SwaggerWagon

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Hi all, good to be here! My wife and I are both long-time car fans, and the green-sheep of our respective families, so it's nice that Tesla has let us bring those two concepts together. Haven't been part of a car forum since our WRX days, and we're getting very excited about our Model 3 finally coming to fruition!

We've got one reservation - drove down to Chicago and waited in line back in 3/31/2016 since there's no Tesla presence in Wisconsin. We only have one car ourselves - a 2010 VW Golf TDI that is part of dieselgate. Can't wait to get the Model 3 so we can sell it back to VW and be done with the "clean" diesel.

Getting an 80A line run out to the garage this coming week as well - really makes it feel like it's all coming together!

I'm a field service engineer for a medical device maker, so I get a company car and put about 35k miles on it per year. Would love to get a used Model S (would need something big enough to hold a few tool cases and spare parts), but recently put together a spreadsheet and wouldn't be able to get one until it's $42k or lower. Maybe in another year there will be 85Ds for sale on the CPO website for $42k, but until then looks like it's going to be ICE for a while longer.

Anyways, glad to be here, and thanks to the people running this board! I've run a few websites in my day and know how much time it can eat up, so thank you all for that!

Andy
 

Michael Russo

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Anyways, glad to be here, and thanks to the people running this board! I've run a few websites in my day and know how much time it can eat up, so thank you all for that!

Andy
Thanks, glad to have you, and hope you quickly see how pleasant time can be on this forum! :)
 

MelindaV

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I expect it will not be long until 85D used cars are in that price range.
And once you get the Model 3, you may find it will accommodate your tools/supplies - especially with the seats folded down.
Or pitch to your company (assuming it's not yourself) on the operating expense savings of a Tesla with grandfathered unlimited supercharging over an ICE that may have a lower upfront cost (assuming if it's a company owned car you are reimbursed your fuel/service costs, not a per mile rate). Like this one is $64k, or there are non D 85s under and at 50k...