Get a tri-motor or wait another year?

If faced with the choice to upgrade to tri-motor or wait a year to get what you ordered, I:


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Let's say Tesla contacts you, and says it's time to configure your Cybertruck at last. Assuming you ordered a single or dual motor, but they tell you you can upgrade to a tri motor and get it now, or wait another year to get the dual or single motor. What d'ya do?
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TriMotor is to expensive for me. I’ll have to wait. If this is the case.
 

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have to what, can't afford the extra 20 grand. plus I don't think that the extra miles and extra motor is worth it.
 

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I don't think it's a decision point yet.

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Quite true. When my financial situation changed (largely due to the price of TSLA) I upgraded my reservation to a tri-motor. Money is one decision point and will be a personal one for every buyer.

However AFAIK it is most likely that the first production tri-motor Tesla will be the Plaid Model S, which tesla.com currently suggests will be available in "late 2021". I would like to see Tesla work the kinks out of that drive train before I pay for it, and even then, I am assuming these are same/similar designs.

Just not enough info yet, IMO. Maybe right about this time next year...
 

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That depends entirely on what is in the bank account. The only reason for not getting a TriMotor is financial difficulty or discomfort
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Of course those who have $50K cash for a dual motor most likely also have $70K cash for a tri. Go big or go home.
 

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I already ordered the tri and friends are trying to talk me down - no way!
If the'd give the dual 500 miles I'd drop down in a heartbeat. It's the only reason I'm in on the tri list.
 

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IMO: If the specifications are the same or better than announced at the reveal, then get the highest model you can affort.
 

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Let's say Tesla contacts you, and says it's time to configure your Cybertruck at last. Assuming you ordered a single or dual motor, but they tell you you can upgrade to a tri motor and get it now, or wait another year to get the dual or single motor. What d'ya do?
Chances are this will likely be a once in a lifetime purchase, so go all out. 20K extra over any years isn’t really that much. What I would like to see however, is a CT dual motor with a 500 mile range at an in between price point of 59K. I wonder if Tesla is even considering that?
 

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have to what, can't afford the extra 20 grand. plus I don't think that the extra miles and extra motor is worth it.
Don't forget that extra miles = longer battery pack life based on cycles. A 500 mile battery only requires 1/2 as many cycles as a 250 mile battery pack for the same range. Thus in theory, a 500 mile battery pack should allow 2x as many total miles before being replaced than the smaller pack. Not that it will magically put 20k into your pocket. LOL
 

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I've ordered a dual, but as I'm at 667k in the line? Who really knows? And I live in Oz, the RHD may get pushed even further back. I'm also getting a bit long in the teeth I have left...so, I'm wondering if I upgrade to the tri, will it help me get it a bit sooner?
I would have ordered the single motor as the speed acceleration is not a real requirement. BUT FWD and range are. I have a small farm and the distances between chargers here are considerable.
If what Cyberman said can make a difference, can an upgrade to tri work for me. Money will be difficult, but I can leave the debt to my son :)
 
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