I hate to say it, but I am yet another a convert. I bought a model 3 cancelled order, so was driving away in a new car only a week after my deposit. White with White.
I, at first thought I have made a mistake here. Me and that car felt like an arranged marriage.
I hardly had time to think about pros and cons before I was sitting in the thing at my first traffic lights trying to work out the basic function of the car.
It felt bit like like sitting in a vacant apartment. No furniture, no noise and no apparent personality. Everything felt and sounded strange.
Now two weeks and 1200kms in, I love it. The exterior build quality is terrible, the paint shockingly bad. Fit and finish is like a 1970's Cadillac, but I am told thats normal. Inside is quiet, comfy and solid. I am happy with the seats, the screen, the stereo and the simple dashboard, I tell myself its 'danish design,' and it works.
The main difference for me however is how much I enjoy driving it. It stops and GOES amazingly well, it can handle bumps and bends like a BMW, and on the highway it has the best auto pilot I have ever experienced. The power is addictive, and actually useful as it is so instant, and the thing is quiet.
Interestingly as a new owner you will need to the aftermarket to make the car 'Premium', floor mats, boot liners, A wireless phone charger, memory stick for sensory mode, sun roof shade panels for summer, trunk struts, puncture repair kit and window tinting just a start....
But it is a massive leap forward by Mr Musk. He will over time become better at making them, and Europe and Korea will no doubt catch and over take him. They have been making cars for 90yrs after all, but the Model 3 is a joy to own and drive, a pleasure to travel in, and always gets interest and questions.
Tesla after sales support has been good.
I give it a 9/10.... so far.