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Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus $64,425 Delivered + On Road Costs (Was $68,425 + On Road Costs) @ Tesla

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Substantial price drop for Tesla Model 3's. Enjoy!

Standard Range Plus $62,900 (was $66,900)
Long Range $77,900 (was $81,900)
Performance $89,900 (was $93,900)

All prices listed above exclude on-road costs (vary per state), Tesla's mandatory $150 order fee and $1375 delivery fee.

Through the Tesla Corporate Program, delivery fee is waived (save $1375).


In comparison to other luxury sedans, Tesla offers excellent value

BMW 330i - $77,900
BMW M340i xDrive - $111,900
BMW M3 - $144,900

Mercedes C 300 sedan - $75,300
Mercedes C 43 sedan - $113,700
Mercedes C 63 S sedan - $168,300

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  • +1 vote

    Wonder if even one person will purchase one from seeing this deal

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    The price is $67,796 in NSW, $65,774 in ACT, not even close to $64,425. This post is misleading and deceptive.

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP, just placed a order for one. Needed a spare car for next month

  • +2 votes

    I presume these price decreases are for the Chinese versions

    • +1 vote

      Potentially. Tesla 'may' pass on any savings to the customer.

      Could it also be currency fluctutations??

      Musk has a mission to create affordable electric cars.

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        he should just play the game everyone else is playing - lobbying the corrupt politicians. out-bribe murdoch's empire. chump change for him.

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      Funnily enough the reports on fit and finish are saying the Chinese models have less quality control issues, so if they're cheaper and built better that's a win!

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    Can I trade in with Hyundai ?

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    Putting in same category as BMW sedans (except on price) is a bit of a stretch.

    Good car though, but certainly wouldn't put the build quality anywhere NEAR BMW/Benz.

    Having said that, we're waiting for the Model Y..
    Waiting. .waiting.. waiting….

    AU Tax will probably make it very expensive. Will be interesting to see

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      $150k??

    • +6 votes

      I'm in a good place to compare as I went from a late model BMW 3 series to the Tesla Model 3.

      The Tesla is better in the following areas:

      Stereo (the LR and P models have one of the best factory stereo systems in any car - google it). Not available in the base SR model unfortunately.
      Performance - not even close
      Seats
      Steering Wheel
      User Interface. The BMW cockpit was a hot mess of buttons and knobs. The huge touchscreen in the tesla is where its at.
      Noise levels (obviously)
      Self driving
      4 integrated dash cams with sentry mode
      Cabin feel
      Cargo capacity
      Software and App integration

      The BMW was better in the following area:

      Paint Job

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        So the peeps who like noisy cars complaining that their C63AMG is WAY better could be biased by the paint job.? Let them pay the $160k for that. :)

        Wish Tesla would up their paint jobs though. Didn't realise it was that hard to paint a car with multiple coats. Just need to steal a robot from the BMW thailand and make copies of it.

        • +2 votes

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPBGVI2oFLI

          FYI, the paint issues look to be mostly resolved.

        • +2 votes

          So on the paint thing - the US made cars are subject to California's strict environmental laws which affect the paint shop at the Fremont factory. There's certain chemicals and processes that they are not allowed to use in California.

          The Shanghai factory doesn't have such a restriction and the China produced cars apparently have superior paint jobs.

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            @Offshore: Damn that's interesting. Personally I really like Chinese stuff.

            • +1 vote

              @Naigrabzo: In relation to the C63 comments. The C63 feels like a tractor compared to the Model 3 Performance. Of the TM3P, RS4, M3 and C63, the merc was always the crass, tractor like one, albeit one with a gaudy cockpit.

            • +1 vote

              @Naigrabzo: My collection of Xiaomi products agrees with you.

    • +1 vote

      Is build quality different to reliability because BMW's mechanical goof ups are engineering disasters, its why you can buy them for a pittance as soon as the factory warranty runs out? So good build quality but poor reliability and mechanicals? Eh!

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    Can I asset write-off? Going to order 15 for the fleet.

  • +2 votes

    Thx OP! Got 2 for the kids

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      Drivers licences should be a thing of the past with these self-drivers.

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    Cant access the site. Looks like its ozbargained.

  • +6 votes

    Luxury Car tax while other countries are funding EV deals is pure bull.

  • +4 votes

    Model 3 is not a 'luxury sedan', but definitely in the performance sedan category, of which there is not much around these days.
    And you cant disregard the build quality is not up the scratch compared to your more established car brands.

    Kia Stinger GT I think is one of the cheaper performance sedans and compares well to the Model 3 Long Range. Its only $12,900 cheaper.
    Stinger would cost you roughly $2250 a year in fuel (10L per 100km, 60L Tank, 15,000KM per year). After the 7 year warranty duration of the Stinger the Model 3 Long Range effectively costs you the same or just under. Not bad!

    Kia Stinger GT
    $65,000
    0-100 = 4.9s
    600 km Range (60L Tank, 10L/100Km consumption)

    Model 3 Standard Range Plus
    $62,900
    0-100 = 5.6 seconds
    423 km Range

    Model 3 Long Range
    $77,900
    0-100 = 4.4 seconds
    657 km Range

    Model 3 Performance
    $89,900
    0-100 = 3.3 seconds
    628 km Range

    • +2 votes

      I've had an SR+ for 18 months now. Still love it. But the advertised range figures are pure fiction.

      For example, my SR+ is advertised as 460km. Real world driving at new gave me 375, and it's now saying around 350 (they all lose a bit from new and then steady out).

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      model 3 long range has a performance boost unlock from tesla for i think 2.5k usd

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      It's also worth being careful with the range, on the long trips (where the range is important, probably the only case, cruising with the constant 100km/h speed), Kia Stinger GT would probably have a better fuel economy than 10L/100km while Tesla would have a lower range than the advertised combined cycle. In the city it's completely opposite, EVs are amazingly efficient at the low speed and stop-and-go traffic.

  • +2 votes

    I am not sure a Tesla is really comparable to an M3 or a C63. The speed may be, but the build quality and features are vastly different.

  • +2 votes

    Mazda MX-30 Electric (not the mild-hybrid) is the car that most interests me at the moment. Not sure if it is worth waiting for the rotary range extender. Some interesting commentary on benefits of a rotary generator.

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    FYI make sure you also consider servicing and ongoing maintenance cost as well , that's one crucial point lot of people miss when buying electric cars, These cars require to serviced every 2yrs

    • +3 votes

      Yes they need to check the brakes every 2 years! Very important!!!

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        Also require air conditioning service every two years, which is like 585$

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          is it regassing?

  • +1 vote

    Thanks, OP. I was gonna get that M3 but this post really changed my mind about how much vague value this Model 3 has over it.

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      Model 3 is called M3 now, just fyi

  • +1 vote

    Model 3 was supposed to be the "affordable Tesla"

    Will wait for model 2 and see pricing on that, whenever it comes here.

    • +2 votes

      Or Model 3 Gen 2

      Hopefully Tesla's build quality has vastly improved by then.

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        Ironically made in China one here is better of the two.

        Got a choice of
        1. American made, which we know
        2. Modern Chinese made. Panel gaps and finish is better compared to US made reports mention.

        Either isn't appealing given price and cost of repairs.

        • +2 votes

          Ironically, the way you framed the fact is loaded like Made in China is bad and Made in US is good by default. lol

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    hoping next week tuesday ebay deal be a tesla model S for $10.000, 100 units only

  • +1 vote

    Be aware that Tesla is still overstating the range of these on their website.

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      They are required by law to advertise NEDC (not even darn close) range in Australia. In other countries like UK they show WLTP range which is closer to real usage.

  • +2 votes

    I ordered a M3 SR+ 6 days ago at the old price. Just called up Tesla to see if they can adjust the price to new, they said yes the price will be updated upon delivery :)

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      How long is the waiting line ?

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        My estimated delivery date is 7-9 weeks away (June 7th - June 21st)

  • +1 vote

    How long before you need to replace the batteries and how much does it cost?

    • +6 votes

      Well Mercedes are bringing out new cars later this year and early next year with a 10 year warranty on their batteries to keep at least 70% of their charge during this time, Their range tested under WLTP is 770 kms. As for Tesla, I have no idea.

      Give it another 3 years and the technology will be 2 - 3 times better than what it is now and cheaper. Right now EV's are well overpriced for what they provide.

      • +1 vote

        That honestly sounds like a reasonable timeline. In 2 - 3 years, major manufacturers will most likely have caught up to Tesla, if not close to it in terms of their offering and technology and hopefully we'll see a more price competitive market for EVs.

        • +1 vote

          Keep on dreaming. And you think Tesla is going to stop innovating all this while? If you knew why Tesla is investing so much in automated manufacturing and battery capacity, you would have known that legacy makers stand no chance in price competing with Tesla. Their manufacturing is much simpler because their model Range is simpler. Model 3 Standard Range to Performance is essentially the same car inside out. You dont have million different variations and 100's of option packs that can only be installed on the assembly line.

          Ofcourse there is an Android for every iPhone in the world but legacy car makers are well and truly f'ed

          • -1 vote

            @dealsucker:

            If you knew why Tesla is investing so much in automated manufacturing

            So enlighten us why is Tesla investing so much in automated manufacturing?

            Elon Musk: Yes, excessive automation at Tesla was a mistake. To be precise, my mistake. Humans are underrated.
            https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/984882630947753984

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              @lubos: I am not gonna argue with you but it says it right there "excessive". If you really want to, compare the level of automation Tesla operates vis a vis legacy car makers. While you are at it, read up on gigacasting as well which replaced 70 parts which would be welded by robots to just 1 giant casted part.

    • +1 vote

      Tesla battery warranty has changed over time but is generally 8 years. I believe it used to be unlimited km but now there's a km limit on the warranty:

      https://www.tesla.com/en_AU/support/vehicle-warranty

      Tesla doesn't provide prices on battery replacement as they often state "battery prices are coming down all the time." Generally though, I don't think the average owner needs to worry about battery degradation and replacement, there's a lot of real world data out there that suggests it's mostly a non-issue unless you have a faulty battery.

      • +1 vote

        Tesla doesn't provide prices on battery replacement

        In other words, it's enough to make you think twice about getting this car.

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          Pretty much.

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            @lint: This car only has a battery warranty for 160,000 km, so for some people, it will be out of warranty in 4-5 years.

  • +2 votes

    I was here only for comments but ended up buying one for each of the family members.

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    Will officeworks price beat?

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      Nah the model number varies by store, a bit like the hardware store games

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        🤣

  • +2 votes

    As much as I like EV's I can't but think in another 10 - 15 years they will all be exactly the same bar the interior. They'll all have the same ride, range, exterior look and accelerate 0-100 in 2.5 seconds. Not to mention by then they'll all be self driving and take away the enjoyment of taking a drive through the back roads and hearing the sound of a glorious engine.

    But on the positive side, there will be less crashes which will lead to less deaths, injuries and wait for it…. less expensive insurance. Yay. Also looking forward to quicker commute times especially during peak periods as they will all be communicating with each other through 5G and you can go to work watching the latest pandemic on the screen whilst the car is driving you to your destination. For me though that would be back from the pub as I would be too drunk to drive.

    • +2 votes

      Agreed. Self driving trucks will change the game! Won't have idiotic truck drivers falling a sleep at the wheel nor any idiotic road users who drive drunk.

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      Not sure about the "less crashes" part? Like you said, they will all be able to accelerate 0-100 in 2.5s, yet most people's driving skills are not good enough to handle that kind of speed.
      Added to that, they are almost silent, so I expect we will see a lot more pedestrians being killed as they try to cross the road, and don't see these missiles coming out of nowhere….

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        With the adaption of all the safety features even now the chances of crashing are smaller than ever. AEB will be mandatory on all new cars sold in Aus in 2025. Even now cars have the ability to automatically stop from well over 100 kmh if the driver fails to brake. Collision avoidance systems react quicker than human reflexes and inevitably prevent more crashes than before they were introduced. The tech gurus from Tesla, Mercedes, BMW are leading the way with safety and this will quickly filter down to cheaper cars.

        Once cars are up to level 3 or 4 driving autonomy and " talk " to each other through wireless technology then crashes will basically be a thing of the past.

    • +1 vote

      In 5-10 years, it will be uneconomical to own your own car as a subscription to a car service will be much cheaper per year. I agree cars will be autonomous and will be much safer getting around than a human could ever be.

      I imagine, people who enjoy driving will still be able to on restricted roads and racetracks. (Kinda like horses today). They will likely have to pay a levy for pollution if its an ICE car and a premium for servicing as it becomes rare.

  • +1 vote

    If you're providing comparisons to other luxury sedans (such as BMW), where is the comparison of the Model 3 as a high-yield investment?

  • -1 vote

    So Model 3 count as a luxury sedan?

  • +1 vote

    Can you have the self driving module fitted after delivery, dodging the extra 10 grand that would attract LCT?

    Also, is the parking lot summoning any good?

    • +2 votes

      Yes, you can purchase FSD aftermarket and they often recommend it for the same reason.

      The Summon feature is not great. You have the regular version where you make the vehicle move forward or reverse like an RC car.

      Then there's Smart Summon, which relies on mapping data from OpenStreetMaps to recognise the layout of the parking lot. If the parking lot you're in isn't mapped in OSM, then it'll guess and probably not work very well or end up aborting.

      You're also responsible for anything that happens during Smart Summon so it's really only practical in a quiet car park where you have clear sight of the vehicle.

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      Thought I'd chime in that nothing needs to be fitted as such - the cars all come with the necessary kit - it's simply software activation via the Tesla app.
      I would definitely buy it in a separate transaction to sidestep the LCT as you mentioned.
      The only use I've found for the summon feature is to get in/out of tight car spots. As @lint eluded to, the "smart summon" is fairly limited today - I don't trust it enough.

    • +2 votes

      TBF, they also have/had massive QC issues with the US-built ones as well, so all they're doing is carrying on the tradition.

    • +5 votes

      Made in China has nothing to do with Tesla's QC issues. If you're concerned with it, then don't buy Teslas, period.

  • +5 votes

    I dont quite understand the "luxury" or "fit and finish" bit that people seem to get hung up on with Teslas.
    Is it unreliable? Does it break down often or need TLC? Does the tech fail consistently? Are there rattles, hums etc? How do these things compare to any brand, be it "luxury" like BMW & Merc, or affordable like Toyota/Mazda…? I have seen some people compare the stitching, plastic quality, panel gaps etc but these things done impact the machine from functioning at all.
    If i look at a similar priced BMW/Merc, do they have a more tech in it that is useful, whether it be safety or comfort…? I am genuinely curious having never looked at or sat in a Tesla.
    What makes a "luxury" car…?

    • +3 votes

      Price placebo makes it. People who pay too much for their cars assume that they bought a luxury car.

      For example - Brake job on the new Porche 911 costs - $32k. Therefore luxury car.

    • +4 votes

      What makes a luxury car? The badge, and secondly the body design.

      Decades ago the fit and finish of a BMW or Mercedes was markedly better than your average Mazda. Better, soft touch plastics. Doors that gave a lovely 'thunk' sound when closed. Better quality ride and handling. At one stage if you wanted an air bag you had to buy a luxury vehicle. Five star crash rating? 20 years ago it was only available on luxury cars.

      Now pretty much all manufacturers have caught up. I have a Hyundai i30 with soft touch plastics and zero rattles after five years. Much better than a Mercedes I owned with less mileage and lower age.

      • +1 vote

        yeah, thats my point…i dont quite get the people saying you cant compare this to a BMW/Merc etc….i just spent a couple of minutes watching some videos about the finish and whilst they found some issues, it all seems like fairly insignificant stuff for the average person. Kinda the same way i feel about watchiung Digital Foundry reviews on videogames - sure, the PS5 version may drop 1 or 2 frames vs the XBOX, but will i notice it when playing on my couch? Will it impact the game for me, or with regards to Telsa, will it stop the car from working correctly and make me not want to drive it?
        Now, if the screen was known to fail constantly, or rattles appeared early in the life, thats another issue….
        At this sort of price point, tbh, i dont know who would buy a mid size sedan over $50k and not seriously consider a Tesla….

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          A real luxury car drives itself while you play cards or drink beer. or Enjoy yourself in others company.

          A fake luxury car has 1000s of buttons with silly shiny knobs but can't even activate AC from your phone. Merc I am looking at you. my friend got a $75k merc recently and it can't even do remote air con. WTF.

          A real real luxury is when your driver drives you everywhere and you don't have to worry about which car… Custom rolls like the queen yo.

    • +2 votes

      What makes a "luxury" car…?

      IMHO the price

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      On delivery mine had a loose bolt sitting between the brake disc and the wheel (apparently stones can get caught there too). It later developed a small rattle from the passenger b-pillar.

      Both were very noticeable but fixed quickly.

      I dont really notice any fit/finish issues, but I don't look for them.

      I did have to cover the woodgrain look dash though as I couldn't bear the sight of it.

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    Bought 50 to resell on Ebay. Sorry Ozbargainers, probably out of stock now.

  • +2 votes

    Wonder if the price drop signifies the imminent release of the Model Y.

    The different between the Model 3 LR and the Model Y LR in the states is $3,000 USD (not including tax)
    A $4,000 price drop in AUD is about on par so maybe the Model Y will be priced similarly.

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      price fluctuations are a consequence of the strengthening AUD

      the last time the prices were adjust here in australia the AUD:USD was in the mid 60s

      you can expect these adjustments to happen every 6 months or so

  • -1 vote

    Model 3 isn't a luxury sedan, lol. Especially not the base model.

    • +4 votes

      Not sure if you've actually ever sat in a Model 3 before, but it certainly does make you question what exactly defines a "luxury" car now. Does it need to have 500 chrome trimmed tactile buttons to be considered "luxury"? They are actually a super nice place to sit.

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        I can't agree on that. Recently I did test drive of M3 and I can say while M3 interior is not bad I would probably compare it to the Camry leather version. My Lexus has miles better interior, except infotainment system which traditionally sucks on all Toyota cars.

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          Why do you think Lexus interiors are great? They are full of shitty piano black and hard scratchy plastics. They are well put together, but unless you're driving an LS or LC, I don't see them as very luxurious.

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      You know the base model interior is identical to the top model, right? No you didn't. You've never been in one. But you felt like giving your opinion anyway.

  • +1 vote

    Can I use Afterpay?

    • +1 vote

      I'll be using Neverpay

  • +1 vote

    Actually even cheaper if you factor in the fact that these cars will appreciate in value when the robotaxi software is released soon.

    • +1 vote

      It would only appreciate if the new ones would be significantly more expensive. Plus you would need to pay an extra for the software, 10K or so.

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    Is Cashrewards available on this?

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    This or Hyundai Kona

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      M3 SR+ 0-100 in 5.6s
      Kona Electric 0-100 in 7.6s

    • +1 vote

      Main issue is the upcoming iconiq range makes the current kia and Hyundai EV range obsolete.
      Thing that excites me is the fact is accepts trickle charge aka you can use camping solar panels.

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      valid question in any other country. in Aus the Kona/Niro EV are so incredibly overpriced. i fear the Ioniq5/EV6 will suffer the same.