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Tesla Model 3
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Tesla Model 3 Long Range

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Reviews

4.7
24 reviews
  • Build Quality
    4.5 (24)
  • Value for Money
    4.3 (24)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.8 (24)
  • Noise Level
    4.8 (23)
  • Braking
    4.8 (21)
  • Acceleration / Power
    5.0 (22)
  • Gear Shifting
    5.0 (15)
  • Suspension
    4.3 (21)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    4.8 (22)
  • Handling
    4.7 (21)
  • Interior Design
    4.6 (21)
  • Boot Size
    4.7 (21)
  • Comfort
    4.6 (22)
  • Features
    4.7 (22)
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bikri24.com
bikri24.comCentral West, NSW

My best model

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The Model 3 delivers an impressive driving experience compared to other non-luxury electric vehicles. Its minimalistic interior design feels chic, modern and upscale. The rear-wheel-drive layout and powerful electric motor also provide natural athleticism and quicker acceleration than anything in its price range. If you're in the market for an electric vehicle, the Model 3 is virtually unbeatable for the price. Tesla Model 3 Long Range (2018-2022) is my best model

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Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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spencer m.
spencer m.South East Queensland, QLD

BEST CAR IN THE WORLD!!!!!!

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I used to drive it all the time until the floods took it all away from me :( but it was the best car in the world i highly recommend it. ALSO to charge it if you find a Tesla Supercharger it's free to charge!!! :D

Purchased in at Tesla for $8,500.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Nicole V.
Nicole V.Sydney, NSW
  • 2 reviews

Best car I've ever owned by far

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I thought that based on the fact I can't get a supercharger in my house that it would be hard to own one. But no you don't need a charger in your house. We use any of the chargers at our local nearby chargers.

When going away we never have any issues.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Thomas
ThomasGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

Worth the purchase

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Got car in December, done just over 14,000km had only two issues both replaced under warranty without any issues.

Only regret is not buying the long-range mod but really happy with the standard range adnd the fact the LFP battery can be charged to 100% every time.

From roughly 10% battery to 100% takes 4 hours with our home wall charger.

Saving so much money instead of buying petrol and car is always improving with OTA updates.

Purchased in at Tesla for $63,000.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
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Aarna P
Aarna PGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

Like going from an analog phone to a smart phone

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I remember going from an old Nokia to a smartphone and the world changed dramatically. This was the same for when we bought our first Tesla. The world changed. Each week you find out another thing that just makes sense. And with petrol prices going past $2 I’m so glad we made the choice to go electric.

Purchased in .

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Jorge
JorgeSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 10 reviews
  • 1 like

the let down on the real range doesn't stop it of been 5 stars

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the range is always too optimistic for what it really last, besides that one of the best cars i ever had, drives awesome and the tech is to fell in love for, is comfortable, fast and have a very eye catching look, i got it on a AGL subscription btw, also pretty good

Purchased in .

Build Quality
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Oliver
OliverGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  • 2 reviews
  • 6 likes

Love it!

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I've had my Tesla about a month. Absolutely love it. I was worried about quality after reading some comments however the quality far exceeds the BMW I've traded up from.

Only negative is the delivery service, the delivery centre is in Springvale and has no public transport which resulted in a costly uber to get to from the inner city.

It would also be great if Tesla made self parking a standalone option as I didn't want to spend 10k for one feature.

Purchased in at Tesla for $63,600.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Andrew R
Andrew RHunter Region, NSW
  • 2 reviews

Best car ever!

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Extremely comfortable, quiet and responsive. Full featured and easy to drive. Large display is intuitive and rapid response. Great sound system and climate control. Too many good features to mention.

Purchased in for $59,900.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Mark
MarkMandurah

Love it more than I thought I would!

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Great car, drives fantastic and low running costs. Sound system so good, great fun to use on long or short journeys, highly recommended this car if thinking of buying a electric vehicle

Purchased in at Tesla for $68,000.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
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Tristan
TristanGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  • 5 reviews
  • 5 likes

Great car

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I’ve had this car for about 2 months now and I love driving it around. It’s zippy like a go kart and just and all round pleasure to drive. I love it.

Purchased in for $64,000.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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ethannadia
ethannadiaGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  • 14 reviews
  • 13 likes

Only one word, AMAZING

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what can i say, the car is amazing to live with. It is so easy to drive especially 1 pedal driving capability is insanely easy in city streets. The car feels very planted and stable especially around the corners and roundabouts. I've got the standard range plus which if the base model but don't be fooled by thinking it's slow. It can take over many V8 cars by ease.
I thoroughly recommend to look into it and do a favour and test drive one.
Use this link below to order so you'll get free supercharger credit of 1500km.

You can use my referral link to get 1,500 free Supercharger km on a new Tesla: https://ts.la/ethan78629

Purchased in at Tesla for $66,000.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Punky
Punky
  • 26 reviews
  • 16 likes

Great car.

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Purchased in .

Build Quality
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
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B F.
B F.Sydney, NSW
  • 8 reviews
  • 9 likes

Great tech, Boring interior, distracting centre screen.

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There is no doubt that the electric drivetrain is excellent, however that is about the only thing that is truly excellent. In a word, the interior is boring, there is no instrument cluuster which means that any GPS navigation, desire to change the music, or warnings are flashed up on a screen that is positioned in such a place as to distract you from the road.

Now it is entirely possible that this is the safest vehicle in which to be a distracted driver, but it would be safer still if it didn't have everything on a centre screen, and had just a couple more buttons for sensible features like the windscreen wiper speed.

Purchased in at Tesla for $93,000.

Build Quality
3/5
Value for Money
2/5
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Andre
AndreSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 6 reviews
  • 2 likes

The future today

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Purchased Model 3 standard range plus, updated from my old fairmont v8. Build quality and reliability are great far better then previous cars I have purchased from Holden and Ford. My major disappointment is that no way will it do the claimed 460km real world open road driving is around 360km range.

Purchased in for $77,000.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
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sjl43
sjl43Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  • 6 reviews
  • 5 likes

Mediocre at best, atrocious customer service

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Purchased in for $93,662.

Build Quality
2/5
Value for Money
2/5
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Questions & Answers

Matt
Mattasked
Model 3 Performance (2018-2022)

I just read the Expert Review. I noticed in the section on Braking, you stated that the brakes weren't Brembo. I'd like to correct you on this. All 2021 Model 3s have Brembo front brakes. The Model 3 Performance also have single piston (sliding caliper) Brembo rear brakes. I do agree, that the brakes are more than adequate, when you need to apply them.

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David
Davidasked
Model 3 Standard Plus (2019-2021)

I live in Inner West Sydney (Leichhardt) and won't be able to charge at home. Only by running a cable across the pavement which suspect Council won't like even under a outdoor-rated protector strip. Chargers at Tramsheds and Broadway are fairly close to home however. Do you think Model 3 ownership is viable without home charging?

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ethannadia
ethannadia
Punky
Punky
Mtlished
Mtlishedasked
Model 3

How do you go with driving without any controls or instruments around the steering wheel? Do you find such a large screen distracting?

I like to turn my screen off at night as it is too bright, do you have this option with a Tesla? Thanks Tanya.

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David
David
Mtlished
Mtlished

Thanks so much David, sounds like they have got their act together in this respect.

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Tesla Model 3

Details

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CategorySedans and Electric CarsSedans and Electric CarsSedans and Electric CarsSedans and Electric Cars
Starting Price $88,900.00$76,200.00$63,900.00$65,790.00
Warranty Distance 80,000 kms80,000 kms80,000 kms80,000 kms
TransmissionAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Drive TypeAll Wheel Drive (AWD)All Wheel Drive (AWD)Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)
Fuel TypeElectricElectricElectricElectric
Wheels20" Überturbine19" Sport18" Aero18" Aero
Doors 4444
Seats 5555
Boot Capacity542 L542 L542 L542 L
Wireless ChargerYesYesYesYes
RoofPanoramic GlassPanoramic GlassPanoramic GlassPanoramic Glass
Companion App YesYesYesYes
Acceleration (0-100km/h) 3.3 seconds4.4 seconds6.1 seconds5.6 seconds
Battery Capacity (Gross)60 kWh
Battery Capacity (Net)82 kWh82 kWh57.5 kWh54 kWh
Range (WLTP)567 km614 km491 km448 km
Range (NEDC)628 km603 km508 km
Efficiency18 kWh/100km18 kWh/100km16 kWh/100km15 kWh/100km
Manufacturer Warranty4 year(s)4 year(s)4 year(s)4 year(s)
Warranty DetailsBasic Vehicle - 4 years or 80,000 km, whichever comes first. Battery & Drive Unit - 8 years or 192,000 km, whichever comes firstBasic Vehicle - 4 years or 80,000 km, whichever comes first. Battery & Drive Unit - 8 years or 192,000 km, whichever comes firstBasic Vehicle - 4 years or 80,000 km, whichever comes first. Battery & Drive Unit - 8 years or 192,000 km, whichever comes firstBasic Vehicle - 4 years or 80,000 km, whichever comes first. Battery & Drive Unit - 8 years or 192,000 km, whichever comes first
Keyless Features
Keyless Locking/UnlockingYesYesYesYes
IgnitionKeyless Start/Stop and Remote StartKeyless Start/Stop and Remote StartKeyless Start/Stop and Remote StartKeyless Start/Stop and Remote Start
Headlights
TypeLEDLEDLEDLED
Dimensions
Kerb Weight1,844 kg1,844 kg1,625 kg
Driver Information
GaugesDigital OnlyDigital OnlyDigital OnlyDigital Only
Built-In Navigation SystemYesYesYesYes
Heads Up DisplayYesYesYesYes
Release date
Discontinuation date
Replaced byTesla Model 3 Rear Wheel Drive
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