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Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus $66,900 + On Roads (Was $73,900 + OR) @ Tesla


Greetings everyone, this was originally posted on the weekend but was removed due to a lack of information, but thought it was best to share again as it's a substantial discount :)

As per the Drive Article:

The price of the Tesla Model 3 has dropped substantially for the Australian market, in line with upgrades to the electric sedan's interior and exterior design and technology features and claimed electric range figures.

The base Standard Range Plus model is now priced from $66,900 before on-road costs – representing a decrease of $7000 on previous pricing – while its quoted range has received a 30km boost, now extending to 490km on a single charge (according to the NEDC test).

The mid-spec Long Range variant has dropped to $83,425 before on-road costs, a price cut of $6000, while its quoted range has climbed to 657km, up from the previous 620km (an increase of 37km).

Finally, the top-of-the-range Performance variant now costs $92,425 before on-road costs, or $5000 less than before, and offers a claimed range of 628km – marking the largest range increase in the line-up with a boost of 68km.

Surprisingly, while prices have decreased, the level of standard equipment on offer has been either upgraded or revised.

All prices listed above exclude on-road costs, but include Tesla's mandatory $150 order fee and $1375 delivery fee.

As always, enjoy :)

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        • -3

          Your boundaries for what is rich is very different from even our PM.

          • +5

            @Burnertoasty: I never defined any boundaries for rich.

            The insinuation that just because a person earns more than median wage has to pay more in addition to their higher tax bracket because they somehow would be able to dodge their need to pay tax is ludicrous. By that measure and ideology - one would be suggesting that only the lower income earners actually pay tax. It's paradoxical and it doesn't work that way. Where do you think the tax money comes from - your paltry 40k income? Well done, you've contributed $5k - and you've probably also reduced it through your own "non-dubious tax methods".

            Higher income earners claim more back - but that's only because they earn more and are able to utilise spending to increase their income. There are multitudes of industries that are able to do this. And multitudes of employees of those industries who are similarly able to do this. It is them who are earning enough to afford luxury items like cars over $75k (whether it's a smart buy is another topic). But it is also them who are paying the majority in taxes

            So those complaining that these people somehow find "dubious methods to decrease the tax they pay on income" have a poorly formed picture of how tax works around here.

            edit: not taking aim at you specifically burnertoasty

            • -3

              @Jaystea: Mate nobody cares how rich you are or respects you punching down. Your strawman abstraction doesn't attend to logic or any factual basis. How vapid.

              • +5

                @zilver: You've used a surprising number of words to say nothing. Is that what your arts degree has taught you?

              • @zilver: I know what vapid means… 😳

                • -1

                  @MaxDong69: I have an B Adv Economics. Is 25 really a lot of words to you? Sorry 😔

                  • @zilver: No, I just don't know what vapid means

                    Edit: sorry for being so vapid :(

                    • +1

                      @MaxDong69: sorry I meant to reply to the other guy

              • +11

                @zilver: How about this for facts - the top 10% of taxpayers pay 45% of all income tax

                That’s net tax, after all deductions.

                The highest quintile of earners pay $1332 of tax to society per week, whilst receiving $325 back via ‘social transfers in kind’. The lowest quintile pay $18 of tax per week, whilst receiving $570 of social transfers in kind. Nothing he has said is factually or logically inaccurate according to the Australian Tax Office and the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

                • -1

                  @Dogsrule: imagine linking an article on bracket creep to show how poorly I understood tax basis 😕😕😕😕 try again chief

                  • +2

                    @zilver: Imagine criticizing someone for not providing facts to support their argument, then criticizing someone else for providing facts to support their argument.

                    I see you disagree with the ATO regarding the source of the taxes they collect, and the ABS regarding the destination of those taxes, while not providing any supporting evidence for your disagreement. You're a fine one to talk about 'strawman abstractions' and vapidity.

                    If that's the quality of critical thought they teach at university these days, we may as well burn the whole edifice down.

      • Ah another nonprogressive bludger who loves our overprogressive tax system that they can bludge off

    • +3

      At the risk of being unpopular, LCT is the perfect tax.

      Luxury cars are about conspicuous consumption, and their utility comes in other people knowing what you pair for it, in their exclusivity, not in going faster or carrying more cargo. So after LCT, a $100k car is still a $100k car, even if the specs drop. How much went to Germany vs the ATO makes no difference as to the impression it makes on drivers of lower class. It still shows you can drop $100k on a car.

      If a Mercedes cost the same as a Hyundai, Luxury buyers would have to buy a Lamborghini to make the same statement. Which is OK.

      • This is dumb logic. It implies the only difference between a Mercedes and a Hyundai is the badge and that the cachet is the only reason people buy them. This is not the case at all.

        • +3

          The cachet is the primary reason. Anything else is a rationalisation.

          • +2

            @manic: Spoken like a true Hyundai driver.

            • +1

              @Burnertoasty: Spoken like a BWM driver :-)

              However, I do support a higher LCT threshold for electric vehicles.
              And it should be pointed out that this Tesla does not have LCT.

              The threshold for fuel-efficient vehicles is $77,565.

              • +3

                @manic: If you don’t know anything about cars, which is abundantly clear, why even bother commenting in a car thread? The difference between a $100k Mercedes and a $20k Hyundai is vast. Most people don’t buy cars because of the badge on the front but the mechanics underneath. They buy the best car for the job, whether that’s comfort, safety, reliability, performance etc.

                • +4

                  @Burnertoasty: Sure. And people smoke cigarettes for the taste.

                  But please. Compare like with like. e.g. A-class to i30.

                  • -2

                    @manic: You think an i30 is even close to an A class? Please.

                    • +3

                      @Burnertoasty: The A-class is clearly "better" in a measurable way, if not a practical one, though they serve the exact same function.
                      A car nerd could talk for hours about the technical differences, unless he runs into an elk.

                      But that's not why people buy them.
                      There is always going to be a better car. Or failing that a better Learjet.
                      Today's Hyundai is better than King George's Rolls, but that is not important because what matters is how your car compares in prestige to your peers.

                      • @manic: That's a very sad perspective. It must be depressing being a Hyundai driver and thinking this is how the other half thinks.

          • @manic: Cachet, and cache!

            You have to have 'lots big bags' to drop >$100k in the first place.

      • +3

        I agree with the sentiment that there is a price for prestige/brand/air of somethingorwhatever. Quality is subjective - that's another topic altogether.

        E.g. Apple charge a premium for their products with very few and small discounts on their products. I mean c'mon, tyres for a German car could cost less But a part of it is that it's ultimately a brand, and owning an idevice suggests you're part of a club. That's why it has exclusive software, hardware etc. With all that comes a certain degree of quality and customer satisfaction - again, all up for debate, but not in this topic.

        But I would argue that there's a difference between the premium charged by the government over the premium charged by the company. When you buy an expensive anything, you generally find a value in the price you pay. However, when part of that price is flagrantly made up quite literally to take advantage of the fact that you're able to afford it, then that's where the issue is. The majority of people in that wealth class are insightful enough about their finances to know that this is a wealth tax, plain and simple. It doesn't serve the same purpose as getting an expensive product in exchange for your hard earned dough - it is just taking more of your hard earned dough just because you want to use said dough.

        • However, when part of that price is flagrantly made up quite literally to take advantage of the fact that you're able to afford it, then that's where the issue is.

          You are talking about Apple here, right? :-)

          Nevertheless, I would say the iphone (SE especially) remains good value despite the high markup, because of its longevity compared to competitors, reflected in a low depreciation rate.

          Who knows, the Model 3 Standard could turn out the same, if the battery life and maintenance cost lives up to the promise. It is not a "luxury car".

          • @manic:

            You are talking about Apple here, right? :-)

            HAHA :P

      • I completely agree with you, then why isn't there an LCT on expensive watches, say over 20K, why isn't there an LCT on expensive boats, say over 100K, why no LCT on private Jet (that's got the ultimate in status), I could keep going on and on.

        LCT was originally set up as a protection measure for the local car industry, no local industry so there should be no LCT on cars or standardise it across all luxury goods. I have no idea how women drop 5K on a handbag or some men 20K ++ on a watch.

        • Because of the volume and value. The car industry is a major impact on our trade, the LCT is a tariff of sorts to balance the fact we don't produce any ourselves (or really any cars any more).

  • +1

    Thanks op getting out the credit card now

  • Damn I want one. Though waiting on the id3

  • +1

    QLD final price $70495.

  • +1

    $5600 on road costs, bargain.

    Better off buying a solar PV system with that for your home.

    • +1

      Gotta love Stamp Duty

  • +4

    Still using my first car i bought when i was 19 (16 years ago) - A nearly vintage 1992 Toyota Celica - will this be much of an upgrade or should i wait till next gen Tesla?

    • Depends if the rust will keep your Celica together for another year or not.

    • +4

      Keep the Celica until 30 years old. The value will rise when it qualifies for Historic Rego (NSW at least).

    • These had cool pop-up headlights, didn't they? Good engines too.

      The pity was that they were FWD.

      I had a 1976 RWD Celica back in the early 90s and that was a great machine. That 2 litre engine was the bees knees.

    • +1

      Keep it, it'll go up in value I reckon. The Scotty kilmer effect is real

  • Is this ozbargained? it says out of stock

    • +2

      yes.. many people are stockpiling it

  • +1

    I just saved $66,900 today :D

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  • Credit card spend limit.. Check!

  • +2

    I wanted to buy four but on demanding a full tank of petrol with each purchase, they ejected me from their showroom.


  • +5

    Any aftermarket exhaust good with this?

  • Can I price match with OW or JB?

  • +3

    $69,420 or bust, elon


  • -1

    no no no.
    Still can't afford

    Would prefer Toyota hybrid much affordable also environment friendly car

    I still consider Tesla is a luxury brand

  • +1

    Does Tesla have roof rack options for my Canoe?

    • Yes

    • +1

      Does Tesla have roof rack options for my Canoe?

      Why not buy it first? That's what disabled pensioners do with their lifetime of savings.

  • WA Drive away $73,811

    • +6

      It's a great car for the money.

      I paid $75447 ($69300 + $1375 + $150 + onroads) two months ago. I was sure the price was going to drop, but I didn't expect the upgrades. I got a discount because the car, although new, was registered 3.5 months prior, so I got less rego (worth ~$250). I paid $1636 more than the current cost.

      +$250 missed rego
      - $550 that I sold the wall charger for (it's no longer included)
      - $500 I will have saved in fuel if I had waited until delivery of the new version in Dec/Jan
      So really I paid $836 more. 1.1%. Considering 'normal cars' are bought by negotiation, and sales come and go, variations in prices are to be expected when buying a car. It's really a shame for those that paid full price and had their cars delivered in the past couple of weeks. The $7400 difference would hurt.
      I likely would have got less for selling my previous car 5 months later too, so I'm probably about even. Except I don't have the upgrades.

      Personally, I don't mind the chrome on white, I don't care about the power boot, I like the current console except I will wrap it. Extra range is always a bonus. The main negative is that I now have 'the old Model 3' and that will affect resell, but I don't plan on selling it for a very long time, and I'm still incredibly happy with it.

  • +2

    "… but include Tesla's mandatory $150 order fee and $1375 delivery fee." not according to the quote tool it doesn't.
    Delivery Fee $1,375
    Order fee $150
    Vehicle Subtotal $68,425

  • How can recharge the car if you living in apartment?

  • +1

    It'd be interesting to see where/how EV takes off in Australia. There's not much in this space and we really should be moving in that direction. Tesla's have taken advantage of this area very well, but unfortunately import fees and our taxes bring it down. Imagine if this were proportional to the US pricing of ~$50k AUD. Would make for a much more interesting comparison.

    • +7

      EVs won't take off as long as the dotard Libs are in power. That's the unfortunate reality of politics in Australia atm, along with the 7 year overdue NBN upgrade and any form of divestment from Coal into renewable energy sources.

      • I thought at one point Tonydiot Abbott wanted to just upgrade the Copper network - which IMO was one of the worst decisions anyone could ever make.

        The NBN is nonetheless a screw up. Idea great - execution terrible. Tends to be the general way things run unfortunately. Labor did try and do something with solar panels - although they managed to screw that up too.

      • +5

        If anyone has forgotten, the below was Scott Morrison's exact words at the last election, claiming "'Shorten wants to end the weekend'.

        “I think the problem with this is, Bill came up with this plan last Monday and it’s clearly not thought through,” Morrison told Sydney radio 2GB on Friday.

        “I mean he reckons that 50 per cent of the cars that we all are driving around in 10 years from now will be electric cars."

        “But the share of the market at the moment is 0.2 per cent. He hasn’t thought through what that means for diesel and fuel excise, that’s around about $11bn a year.

        “Now, if you go and buy an electric car, well obviously you don’t pay the fuel excise, what is that going to mean for that revenue stream and what’s the cost of that?

        “What about all these charging stations, how much is that going to cost? I mean if you have an electric car and you live in an apartment, are you going to run the extension cord down from your fourth-floor window?

      • +3

        They can't stop EV's from replacing ICE cars but they are doing everything they can to slow it down. Every year they slow it down means billions more dollars for the fossil fuel industry and an increasingly more difficult task to reverse climate change.

        Every other country in the G7 except for Australia is providing incentives to buy an EV (between 5-11k AUD).
        Imagine 11K off the model 3 in this post, bringing it down to around 55K before onroads.
        Where will the money come from you ask? One option is from the approximately 29Bn/yr in subsidies going to fossil fuels.
        Another way to look at it is from the saving in externalised environmental and health costs of the fossil fuel industry.

    • +1

      If it can match the price of petrol, then yes. 25K Electic Corolla would dominate the market.

      • If Toyota buy batteries from Tesla that may well happen.

      • If you are talking about the total cost of ownership over 5 yrs, then an EV is equivalent to a petrol car costing 20-30k less in Australia. The sticker price is what most people see but its not the whole story.

  • RIP second hand tesla

    • +4

      This is the same price as when they launched. And good luck finding a second hand Model 3. No one wants to sell them.

      • Except those seeking to profit

  • The new-car sales result for the first half of 2020 – 442,415 vehicles reported as sold – was down 20.2 per cent compared to the same period last year, following record declines in the grip of the crisis in April and May. And it was the 27th month in a row of year-on-year decline.

    With that kind of demand surely they could have gone minimum 15% + discount !
    Other companies will :)

  • Out of sheer curiosity, has anyone got an electric company car?

    Aside from depreciation, etc., I would assume you can use electricity as a deduction like one would with petrol?

    Are there any caveats to doing this?

    I'm not ready to give up my V8 just yet, but I know that sad day is looming….

  • +1

    How much extra is it to ensure the windscreen is glued in properly?

  • +4

    Would be even cheaper if the Fed Govt woke up and gave incentives for Aussies to buy EV's

    • Its not Federal election time yet!!!!!!!!!!

    • +6

      Screw that, yet more subsidisation of private transport is a stupid waste of taxpayer money. I say this as a person directly employed in the electricity generation industry whose career would stand to benefit from mass adoption of EV’s, and as a motorist who has to drive plenty for work, and as a long time vehicle technology enthusiast who thinks that EV’s will eventually displace ICE’s.

      NBN upgrades, social housing projects, public transport infrastructure - so many better uses of public resources than paying for an 80kg human to be moved around in a 1500-2500kg metal box. If people want to use private transport, they should pay for it with private expenditure.

      • I would 100% agree if the world wasn't burning and inherent utility + the realities of a substantial % of people's lives (especially poorer people forced to live on the fringes of cities cause they can't afford the obscene prices of inner city housing) means that having a car is not an optional luxury for them.

        Every single emissions-generating activity that people are unlikely to stop doing must be heavily incentivised by government to decarbonise it, or else emissions will never go down and there won't be a civilisation to build social housing or public transport. It's not like we don't have the money, I mean Scummo just committed $270 billion dollars on military toys.

        • I won't defend other profiligate spending by the government, I'm aware we waste money on other things as well. We should try not to waste money on new flights of fancy though.

          The projects I mentioned, especially social housing and public transport, will do far more for poor people than a subsidy for an EV that these poor will never be able to afford anyway, subsidy or not. Climate change is caused by over-consumption and overpopulation. ICE vehicles aren't the sole cause of climate change, and EV's won't fix it, because they represent yet more consumption thrown at the problem of over-consumption.

          We have one vehicle for every adult in Australia, and nearly all of those vehicles sit idle most of the time, and when they're not, they usually only carry one person - what a ridiculous waste of resources and CO2 emissions. They are a necessary evil at this point, but the way forward is not through more subsidisation of congestive, inefficient private transport that forces us to continually build new and maintain existing public roads, sprawl our cities ever outwards and ironically impoverishes us all through impacts on our negative trade balance and depreciation of idle capital.

          We must subsidise solutions, not slightly better versions of our old problems.

      • +1

        There are plenty of public subsidies now for private transport - e.g on road taxes don’t actually cover the actual costs of road infrastructure. Or the cost of environmental damage caused by PT/related industries that’s not factored into what you pay.

        • Glad you agree with me - “yet more subsidisation of private transport is a stupid waste of taxpayer money“.

    • +2

      And that means subsidising people who can afford 70k cars?

      • +1

        subsidising so that people CAN afford it

      • We subsidise for 600000+ properties why not a car…

  • +2

    NSW pricing:

    Model 3 Standard Plus Rear-Wheel Drive

    Pearl White Paint
    18’’ Aero Wheels
    All Black Partial Premium Interior

    Delivery Fee
    Order fee

    Vehicle Subtotal$68,425
    Includes $6,220 GST

    Local Stamp Duty

    Local Registration Costs

    Local CTP

    Local Plate Fee

    On Road Fees Subtotal

    Drive Away Price$71,996

    So it avoids Luxury Car Tax which is nice. I still feel if they got the price of the Model 3 to the Model S price in the USA that Elon Tweeted to fix it to $69,420 they would sell lots more ;)

    • I feel like the long range model would be the bare minimum - thoughts?

      I'm not an adrenaline junky with speed - but would suffer from range anxiety.