As of February 2nd, 2019 Tesla has ended the referral program that benefited both current and new owners. Please see below FAQ I am often asked when discussing Tesla.

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Currently Tesla has three options for the Model 3, Mid Range Battery (260 miles), Long Range Battery (310 miles) and Performance Long Range (310 miles).

Mid Range starts at $44,000

Long Range starts at $51,000

Performance Long Range starts at $62,000

All pricing is as of January 2nd, 2019 and are subject to change at anytime. For up to date pricing and to start your design visit https://3.tesla.com/model3/design

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It is coming. Elon Musk stated during the Q3 earnings call on October 24, 2018,

“If we could produce a $35,000 car today, we would do it. We need more work, there is more work to do before in order to make a $35,000 car and have it be positive gross margin. We’re probably less than six months from that. That’s our mission.”

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No, at this point of time Teslas do not drive themselves. A large majority of the fleet do offer Autopilot which assists the driver but are not meant to replace the driver. Owners are expected to pay attention and be ready to take full control of the vehicle at all times.

Full Self Driving is on the roadmap but is not currently offered.

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At first I was very nervous and hesitant to try Autopilot. It wasn’t that I didn’t trust the system but it is just one of thew few things you need to get use to coming from an ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicle to an Electric Vehicle. I think by the 3rd drive I started to feel a lot more comfortable and today, almost 4 months after taking delivery there is no second thought on when to active Autopilot.

After having Autopilot and driving with it active you start to look at roads differently. For example in Florida a lot of our exit lanes will split from the far right lane without having a dashed line often times confusing our Teslas. Another thing new drives need to be aware of is the phantom braking where the system believes there is an object in the road. I often experience phantom braking with shadows. A simple light step on the accelerator will return the vehicle to normal functionality without having to reengage autopilot.

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If you did not know/realize the Model 3 does not have the speedometer (and other instruments/readings) in front of the driver as most car functions and information are from the center console screen. It does take a little bit of time to get use to the new layout, but within a few days it becomes second nature. I personally love the minimalistic interior of the Model 3 and with my previous car my phone’s GPS was about the same position of the Model 3’s speedometer so almost instantly I was use to center screen.

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Yes, the Long Range and Performance models come with AWD standard. Mid Range is only offered with RWD.

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