Stop Waiting For Tesla Model 3 Buy a Model S TODAY! 5 Reasons Why

Stop Waiting For Tesla Model 3 Buy a Model S TODAY! 5 Reasons Why

– The Tesla Model 3 is gonna change transportation as we know it. It truly is the catalyst
that’s gonna move us forward towards more sustainable
forms of transportation. I believe it and I’ve had
mine for about a month now, and I can attest it is amazing. (upbeat guitar music) However if I were to buy a Tesla today, if I wanted to go buy one and
I’ve never had one before, I would go with a Model S and here’s why. The first reason is the interior, and I think the Model S is
elegant and beautifully designed and incredibly functional. With multiple screens, I have
all the information I need and it’s just right at my fingertips. It’s very easy and very effective. In the dashboard behind
the steering wheel, I can see my navigation. I can see what song is playing
or information about my trip as well as things like my
speed and autopilot status, all those kind of things
right at a glance, and none of that interferes
with the other things happening on the big 17-inch portrait display. On top, I typically have
a map, and on bottom, I typically have media information,
like music or whatever. So that all just works
beautifully, and in the Model 3, I’ve gotten used to having to look over for the basic information
about my speed and direction and all that, however the
navigation and some of the other elements are just
really really difficult to get used to, and that’s
why I recently put out a video about how I’ve tried to solve
that by putting my phone behind there, it just feels
difficult to work with. So I think the interior
and the screen specifically are a big reason why I
would choose a Model S. Number two, and I’m not sure
why this one didn’t make it into the Model 3 and that
is the hatchback style. So with the hatchback on the Model S, it opens all the way up, I can
put a lot of stuff in there. I can sit in there while
I’m changing my wetsuit, or, you know, put my toddler in
while I’m changing his diaper. Whatever it may be, it’s
extremely functional to have a hatchback, and on the Model 3, while there is a decent
amount of storage space, the fact that the trunk only
opens and it’s a limited area to get the stuff in, it
makes it really difficult. Now there is a good amount
of storage in there, but not nearly as much as the Model S. The Model S clocks in with
30 cubic feet of storage, including the frunk, whereas
the Model S only has 15. So it is plenty, and it
works well for most people, but coming from a Model S, I
think that it’s really lacking and it’s really the hatchback opening is really what I think would have made the world of difference in this case. Number three is another big
one, and this is something that I think will get better over
time and it’s the software. The software on the Model
3 has a lot to be desired. There are features that
aren’t even enabled yet because the software isn’t
ready, which coming from a software background, I’m a bit confused how this took longer than, you know, designing and manufacturing
the car itself, but in any event, there
is a lot to be desired. Specifically one thing
that me and my family use is camper mode, and we don’t
actually go camping in it, it’s more like our son
is napping and we don’t wanna wake him, and we’ll
just sit right outside of the car with the A/C and everything on. So we can kinda keep the
temperature and everything good in there using camper
mode, which doesn’t yet exist. It may seem kind of odd, but it’s useful and it’s a reason why I like
the Model S over the Model 3. Another one is navigation. The navigation in the Model 3,
it seems to work in terms of choosing the direction and
routes similar to the Model S, which still isn’t great,
but it is really slow. When I ask it to navigate,
it takes a long time, and I don’t understand again why that is. I’m sure this will get better over time, but right now sometimes
you’ll have to sit there for 30 seconds, a minute, for
it to route to a relatively close place that doesn’t
have a complex route or anything like that, so
I’m sure that’ll get better, but it is something that pushes
me back towards the Model S. And along with the software,
we have of course the missing energy information,
the data about your trips, the efficiency. There is a little tiny bit of that, but really not near as much
as there is in the Model S and that might be a weird
thing to complain about, but hey, I’m a data guy and
this is important to me, so the software in the Model
3 has a lot to be desired, and the Model S seems much more complete than the Model 3 at this point. The number four is
something I usually wouldn’t complain about and it’s
the performance of the car. And now the Model 3 definitely
has some pep in its step, but not nearly as fast as the Model S, especially if you get the higher-end ones, the dual motor and all that. So if that’s important to you,
then definitely the Model S is the way to go, but
just to put it out there, I don’t think the Model 3 is
slow or any of those things, but if I’m comparing these
and I’m thinking about purchasing one over the other,
that could be a big reason. And in any event, you’ll be
happy with the performance, but if you want the most,
obviously the Model S is gonna have it, even
without getting into Ludicrous Mode or any of those things. Now one thing that I didn’t
feel was going to be important but has become important
is free supercharging. You have to pay for
supercharging every time, and in California where I
live, it’s the most expensive. It’s 20 cents per kilowatt
hour, which is even more expensive than what I pay at home, especially since I have
solar panels at home, I pay much less than that. Point being though that
if I want to take this on a road trip, I’m gonna
have to pay a decent amount of money, now of course it’s
a lot cheaper than a gas car, but compared to a Model S,
it is a lot more expensive because all the supercharging
on a Model S is free. Either you’re buying a used
one, or you’re buying one with a referral code like many
people have done with mine. And of course, if you are gonna buy one, check out the link in the
description down below to get my referral code
so you can get that free supercharging on a new Model S. But that doesn’t mean that
you have to buy a new one, because old ones come
with free supercharging for the most part, and that’s
what I did when I got mine used just a couple years ago. So I’ve never had to pay
for supercharging before, and now I do, and it feels really weird, and yes, it is cheaper as I mentioned, but it’s still something that
the Model S definitely has an edge on the Model 3 if
you’re going on long road trips or if you plan on using
it to charge often, which maybe you don’t want
to abuse that but it is something that is convenient
if you live near one. And there’s a big bonus here
that I didn’t talk about yet, and I guess you could call it number six. This is the added one, the one last thing. And that is the delivery timeline. Tesla just recently pushed
back the delivery timeline on the Model 3 to late 2018
for the standard battery. This means that literally
everybody that ordered one that is looking for that standard battery is gonna be waiting over
two years for their car, and that’s crazy to me. I got mine, I waited, I
guess, almost two years because I got it in January
and I’d placed the reservation in March two years prior, but point being, if you’re looking to
buy one of these soon, then you really don’t have a choice. I mean, you’re gonna be waiting
almost 18 months or more to get a new Model 3 if you
don’t already a reservation. As many folks, many of you
probably have put your order down two years ago can attest, and that is a painful
amount of time to wait. And you’re trying to figure
out what to do in between then. You can get a brand new
Model S custom built within about two weeks. You can get a new from
inventory one even sooner, and a used one even sooner than that. So you’re looking, you know,
one to two, maybe three weeks tops depending on where
you live to get a Model S. And so that is a huge
reason why I think I would choose a Model S if I were
looking to buy a Tesla today. Now before you guys get all
upset and throw all these nasty comments about oh,
well, it’s so expensive, the Model S is crazy. Who can afford a car like that? I agree, and I’m not a big car guy, I don’t spend a ton of
money on cars despite what it may appear on this channel. However, you can get a used Model S and there are plenty
available under $60,000, which again may seem high
but when you take into things like reduced maintenance
cost, reduced fuel cost, free supercharging, etc., it comes out to a fairly reasonable price and
that’s exactly what I did. When I was first looking
to buy an electric car, the best one on the market
was the Nissan Leaf. And fully loaded, it was about $45,000. That was before tax
incentives and all that. I bought my Model S for
$54,000, so 10 grand more, which may seem like a lot, but since then, I have hardly had to pay
anything to maintain it, and very very little to fuel
it, to actually use it to drive and of course when I’m
going on road trips, I’m supercharging, all
that’s included as well. So it is a lot cheaper than you may think, and if you wanna get a Model
3 before two years from now, you’re gonna have to pay
a pretty penny as well. If you take a look at the video I just did about mine and how I paid
for it, mine was $60,000. Now, again, I do get some
tax incentives on that, and I had some creative
ways of financing it, but still, point being,
you’re paying about $50,000 to $60,000 for
a Model 3 regardless of whether or not you get the
standard battery or whatever, and ’cause you’re gonna wait so long, I just don’t think that it’s
really worth it right now. Unless you have a reservation
and you’re ready to go, a Model S is gonna be a far
better choice in my opinion. So I’d love to know what you guys think. Would you prefer a Model S? And you going to buy a Model S or X? Obviously use my code, get
free supercharging, all that. But let me know why, let me know what that decision point is for you. I think that the price is
no longer really an argument because you can get them
for relatively cheap now. And all the other features really outweigh what the Model 3 has to offer. So I’m curious what you guys think. Let me know down below. And lastly here, don’t forget. When you free the data,
your mind will follow. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you guys back here next time.

About the Author: Michael Flood


  1. OPERATING WINDOWS from SMARTPHONE- I locked my car, and was leaving, when I realized the rear window was down. I had to go back and manually shut the window. Would be nice if I could have done it from my smartphone

  2. Would it make any sense to you guys to buy a model s from 2013? I mean in just a few years it is (most likely) going to be totally outdated and old. Those are the only model S I could find for a reasonable price since the model 3 was nothing like we all were expecting…

  3. Model 3 performance for $70K or Model S 75D inventory for $77.5K ? Suggestions please. Drove both. Model 3 looks like more fun. Model S looks more luxurious. Of course space difference.

  4. Model S for everything you said. My wife has a i3 Rex that we love and i am considering a used model S for all the reasons you explained. just trying to figure out what to do with my 2018 Countryman S …lol. Thank you for your video and keep them coming

  5. Nice video, only missing model s advantages are possibiliy of hepa filter which is great until all ice vehicles are gone…Also air suspension is missing.

  6. Ok. You convinced me. The tailgate is indeed a big difference. I do miss the agility of the early 2wd Model S in the new 75D though. On a roundabout it appears too lazy in the front axle. That is something I heard the Model 3 does better, more engaging to drive. Would like to see a video comparison of that.

  7. Ben I want to purchase a used Model S from Tesla. What year is a good year. I heard 2016 or newer is better because of software upgrades. So I have been looking at those. Is there any disadvantages to buying a 2015 vs 2016 or newer? I also reserved a Model Y which will be the wife’s vehicle. For myself I prefer the used Model s. Your input is greatly appreciated.Thanks

  8. I'm thinking of buying a Tesla next year. Leaning toward the Model S. I'm curious about the benefit of buying a new one versus buying an used one. Since you purchased a used one, what's your take on it? I'd like to see a video on this.

  9. Ben need some advice should I buy a used model s compared to the incoming model y . You know like warranties and supercharging and different advantage and disadvantaged . Pls advice

  10. I think it is wiser to buy a slightly used model s than a new 3. S looks better, has more room and features and I got free supercharging for as long as i own the car.

  11. You guys need to search better . there are plenty model s out there for under $50k with less than 40k miles. Just look around

  12. Like the last dude said come on man, ha ha just kidding this is a year or so later I know now you have owned all of the cars it seems like every time I see something about the S or the X the display screen is always flattering? Does it do that while you’re driving as well because that would drive me nuts

  13. I wanted top buy a Tesla until I saw rich mechanics channel, I will wait up for people to test it for at least 5 to 10 years

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