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- May 6, 2020
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- Spokane, WA
- Model 3 RWD LR, CyberTruck Dual-Motor Reservation
It doesn't make financial sense for all current Tesla owners to order the newest Tesla when it comes out, that would be crazy. Current Tesla owners are still a very small segment of all car owners, so there is a massive amount of potential to the non-Tesla crowd. I am very happy to see so many non-current Tesla owners on the forum. It reminds me a lot of the lead up to the Model 3 launch with all of the activity by first time owners on other forums. I remember digesting so much Tesla content in the couple years of waiting for the Model 3 in excitement of finally driving one.As I said in an earlier post here every time this poll gets posted the answer always comes back indicating that less than 20% of respondents currently own a Tesla. This really surprises me. I would think every enthusiastic Tesla owner would have ordered one based on his experiences with the car(s) he has currently. So perhaps that is what the poll is saying: that only a relatively small segment of Tesla owners are enthusiastic enough to want a CT. That answer doesn't really satisfy me.
I was surprised by the CyberTruck unveiling. Going into it, I was absolutely certain I was not going to pre-order one. I figured that the CyberTruck starting prices would be inline with the Model S and Model X starting price. At Model S/X price point I couldn't justify the purchase when I had just purchased the Model 3 in 2018. But when it came on stage I quickly fell in love with it, and the moment the price was announced at a much lower then I expected start point I put a reservation in. At that price it made sense, we could swing it and stay in budget.
Now my main issue is I want to justify the Tri-Motor version and get that range and those performance number, but that is a pretty big increase in cost.