If you can't or won't get a Model 3, what's your alternative choice?

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Hi All,

If for some reason you can't or won't get a Model 3, what's your alternative vehicle choice?

Some people may not like what the Model 3 has to offer, may not like the interior design. Others may simply not find the price attractive with the options they want (especially in Canada).

Personally, I'd try to get into a Model S somehow.

What are your thoughts?
 

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If the 3 weren't going to exist, I would probably hang onto my Leaf as long as possible. I'd really like my next car to be self-driving, so I'd end up looking for a CPO Model S, but I'm guessing the prices for the V2 autopilot hardware would be too high for me for several years to come.
 
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If not for Model 3, I will stick with my existing car. I was only looking for tech upgrade that I might get from Tesla.
How is Tesla's AP/TACC different/better to other advanced driver assist cars out in the market?
I have a few questions about AP/FSD, not sure if I can ask here.
 

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Mitsubishi I-MIEV. A what? I'm kidding. Look it up. :D No, I'd get a CPO S or I'd just wait until something better came along. Nothing else moves me.
 

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If I could get a CPO Model S for around €45k (which seems a stretch), that would be my first choice... otherwise I might wait for the i5 though I fear it would blow that budget.... o_O
Hence I really would rather not think of this scenario... ;)
 

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And now I found one in the 50k region on autotrader. Temptation be damned!
Gimme the link. The only one I found was around $58K and was sold. Last year Tesla in Toronto had an unlisted P85 for $58K but sold as is without any warranty. One should never buy a Model S without a warranty as repair and parts are expensive for it. At least Tesla includes a 4 year 80K Km extended warranty all the CPOs regardless of mileage.
 
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I've been driving a 2004 Acura TL since I bought it new back then. Honestly, if the Model 3 wasn't around, I'd probably stick with Acura and get a loaded TLX for $45K. That's right at my Model 3 budget.
 
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Currently I would most likely opt for the Renault Zoe 40kW if I am unable to afford the Model 3 with the options I desire.

If the Bolt (Ampere-e) was available in the UK that would get serious consideration. The next version of the Nissan Leaf would need a major face lift to tempt me.
 

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Gimme the link. The only one I found was around $58K and was sold. Last year Tesla in Toronto had an unlisted P85 for $58K but sold as is without any warranty. One should never buy a Model S without a warranty as repair and parts are expensive for it. At least Tesla includes a 4 year 80K Km extended warranty all the CPOs regardless of mileage.
Yeah wouldn't get anything on this one. http://www.autotrader.ca/a/Tesla/Mo...61205144222589/?showcpo=ShowCPO&orup=18_15_18
 

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OK, we're working under the premise that Freemont gets hit by a nuke or something, right? Because why else would you be here?
So if some kind of disaster struck and the 3 vanished, I'd keep my 2013 Volt for winter and long range work and get one of these for everything else:

http://jalopnik.com/the-electric-converted-1963-zelectric-vw-beetle-is-a-514043175

In fact even if all goes according to plan, if I had the means I'd get the 3 and STILL get one of these!
 
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I would certainly just stick with my current car. I've mentioned before how it has plenty of life left in it despite its age, so I could definitely wait at least a few more years until I find something else that compels me. Right now the Model 3 is the only car that compels me (except for the Model S, which is of course far more expensive).
 

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For the unlikely & mostly undesirable event there would have been no Model ≡, one option our friend Bjørn Nyland keeps praising is the latest 2017 Hyundai Ioniq...
Here it is in its land of origin... the video, a tad long, is actually kinda funny... I just love to hear the Thai Norwegian going 'ooo, it's fr...ing cold, like in Norway...' ! :p
 
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Worst case I would just keep my current 2003 MB C230 coupe (185k miles and running just fine... knocks on wood) and would then see if anything else out there meets my needs. The S is too large for my needs and the Bolt isn't what I want (feels too cheap and plastic for my taste at that price point).

Maybe hold out to see if the Model 3 ever comes out as a coupe or possibly the Model Y?