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Old 05-26-2019, 01:47 PM
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I am really torn about leaving Audi. A month or so ago I hit a deer in my 2018 RS5. I was going to just replace it with the same spec RS5 but now with the new 2020 changes I would wait for a 2020. Everyone is against me getting another RS5 but i really loved the car. I have looked at everything even the new Jeep gladiator. The performance model 3 is quick. The dual motor version is equivalent to 450hp the same as the RS5. I love the tech on the Tesla. But the simple design I am not sure of. Does anyone in the group own a Tesla as well and how does it compare to Audi? Please donít bash me on this. I am just so confused on what I should do. I could wait for the 2020 RS5 but I will loose the trade in tax on the deal if I wait that long. Below is how I would spec for model 3.
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I know this has been beaten to death, but I was looking at the dual motor (non performance) and the build quality was so terrible I couldn't pull the trigger. Panel gaps were brutal and coming from Lexus and Audi vehicles, it was something I couldn't overlook. I agree the tech was awesome, but the interior was so basic to me...that's going to be a love it or hate it depending on personal preference.
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Iím not going to bash ó but I have very strong feelings about the longevity of Tesla. It seems that many of the ďdeep-pocketedĒ Tesla investors are starting to question both Elon and Tesla.

Those qualms aside ó itís your $$$ and decision. I understand your seeking opinions but ultimately itís your money & decision.

Good Luck. I wish you well!

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Its not really valid to compare an EV to an internal combustion engine vehicle. Totally different cars.
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Do you think you could stomach waiting for an e-tron gt? (I don't know the time frame for release, just an idea.)
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I could never get over the styling, build quality or interior. I would also be concerned about long-term support, as TSLA has a non-negligible risk for bankruptcy in the short-to-medium term.
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I believe that the A/S/RS5 arenít getting any updates till MY2021 and not sure what if any will happen for MY2020. Not sure if that helps your decision.
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Do yourself a favor and take 10 minutes reading $TSLA twitter before making that purchase. Reliability, safety, service, resale values, overall company longevity... Educate yourself first and if you still feel comfortable, then by all means go for it.

I think there are a lot of promising EVs coming to market now and very soon, so that also should weigh on your decision.
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Originally Posted by Nemesis Autosport View Post
I believe that the A/S/RS5 arenít getting any updates till MY2021 and not sure what if any will happen for MY2020. Not sure if that helps your decision.
The new refresh will be 2020. Someone posted.
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Originally Posted by ArvX147 View Post
Do you think you could stomach waiting for an e-tron gt? (I don't know the time frame for release, just an idea.)
I would be down for the GT. But I bet we wonít see it for another two years. My thinking is to get the model 3 then trade it for the GT 🤓
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