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The Tesla Model 3 is a car from the future

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The Tesla Model 3 is simple; Tech, Safety, and Calm. The proportions and limit of protrusions in the cabin add an extra level of zen to your day. The fully LED headlights and taillights are distinctive on the road, and the shape makes the car feel like a hatchback, even with the interior layout of a sedan. This car is for anyone who wants to try something new; something special like no other in the world. The exterior lines of the vehicle are smooth, yet crisp. The lines are flowing, and aerodynamic. The Model 3 also sports flush chrome door handles and trim, frameless doors and mirrors, and much more. Model 3 includes a massive sunroof that extends from the rear windshield to the middle of the car. It is heavily tinted, which reduces cabin heat in summer. In the interior of the Tesla, there is nothing much at first glance: A mirror, a large infotainment screen, gear and turn stalks, and a steering wheel. Once you enter, you are in awe of all of the minimalism. It feels like a concept car. Faux-veneer wood adds some warmth and a Scandanavian touch to the all-black cabin. The black and white cabin adds a piano-like white dashboard that feels like a Yamaha grand piano. The driver seat has unlimited driver settings, positions, and memory, for all of your family members who want to drive your Tesla.  If you opt for the Standard Range Model, you get some of the benefits, but at a lower price (It is a special order). In Standard Range Plus, you will get the Partial-Premium Interior option, which includes heated front seats, leatherette, immersive sound, and a navigation system. The Long Range and Performance models get the Premium options; Alcantara headliner (only for models made before 2018), 1 year of premium connectivity, floor mats, and heated rear seats for all passengers, including the middle rear seat. The Partial-Premium interior has this as an option, although it costs $400 more. I’d say it’s worth it if you live in Canada, where winters are rather frigid. All Model 3’s come with standard Autopilot. Autopilot is Tesla’s version of Adaptive cruise control. Although it is a good system, It’s not full-self-driving. It accelerates, brakes when a car is in front and steers within its lane. It does not stop in its lane if there isn’t a car in front, it cannot change lanes, and it cannot turn into a different street. You also need full attention as the driver; all you have to do is hold the steering wheel, or just tap it every 10 seconds, so the car knows you’re there. They are doing this so they can prevent sleeping or distracted drivers on the road. You could upgrade to Full-Self-Driving capability that can park, Summon, change lanes, navigate to its destination, and turn by itself. This option cost around $10,000 CAD. In the future, it will be able to drive fully autonomously; and it’s already almost there! There are too many features in this vehicle to name. To find the full potential of your car, you have to see what’s in front of you inside the Model 3. This “Control Centre” is loaded with tools and goodies. You can set your steering modes, acceleration, regen modes, and even make your car drive like a gas car if you are transitioning into the EV trend. The screen also includes a toybox, like “Emissions Testing Mode”, Trax (a DJ app), Romance mode, which plays jazz, turns on the “fireplace” and heats the cabin, Santa Mode for the holidays, and Cowbell (because you’ve got to have more cowbell).  When in park, the car gives you another menu. In climate, you can set ‘dog mode’, a setting for your dog if you need to get a quick item from the market, and Camp mode, for Camping! Finally, we move to the Tesla Entertainment Centre, which includes Youtube, Netflix, Tesla tutorials, Twitch, a live game-streaming app, and Spotify. These things only work once connected to the internet or using Premium connectivity (which costs $10/month after your trial). But the Tesla Arcade does not need any type of connectivity.  The Tesla Arcade has games such as
  • Fallout Shelter
  • Stardew Valley
  • Backgammon
  • Chess
  • 2048
  • Cuphead
  • BeachBuggy Racing Tesla Edition(a Tesla-themed racing game)
80’s Atari Classics, including
  • Lunar Lander
  • Centipede
  • Millipede
  • Super Breakout
  • Asteroids
  • Tempest
Prices for the Model 3 vary. For the Standard-Range Plus, it costs around $53,000 minus taxes and levies, potential savings, and options. For the Long Range Dual-Motor, It will cost around $65,000, and around $75,000 for the Performance version. With enough upgrades, you could reach Model-S pricing territory. In conclusion, my verdict is that the Model 3 is an excellent car. If you want to try something new, like sedans, and want to join the Tesla movement, this is the best car for you. If you prefer an SUV-version, the Model Y is identical, but taller and with the practicality of an SUV.  Think you don’t like minimalism? Maybe you’re willing to spend a few more bucks for the Model S, which is more like your conventional car, but more luxurious, and keeps that Tesla vibe. We hope you shortlist the Model 3 because it’s an excellent choice, and if you want to purchase a used Tesla, head to our website Tesladrive.ca to find used Teslas at our site! Just follow the easy steps, and you’re ready to go! Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook! Santiago Bélanger for TeslaDrive Canada
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