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2019 Subaru Ascent pre-orders are mind-blowing, reports Torque News. They are not as big as Tesla Model 3 pre-orders, but mind-blowingly high. It's already big hit with consumer and in contrast with Tesla, which has difficulties to pick up the Model 3 productions (although it has edged in January), Subaru I am sure will deliver those cars on time as it has a good and established truck record of deliveries.
 

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Potentially good for my stock investment but potentially bad for getting my hands on one. I'm looking to get one around September.
 

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2019 Subaru Ascent pre-orders are mind-blowing, reports Torque News. They are not as big as Tesla Model 3 pre-orders, but mind-blowingly high. It's already big hit with consumer and in contrast with Tesla, which has difficulties to pick up the Model 3 productions (although it has edged in January), Subaru I am sure will deliver those cars on time as it has a good and established truck record of deliveries.
Keep in mind that we already KNOW how to build cars. It's literally a case for us of the factory only having the capability of building so many due to EPA requirements. We ARE going to have to expand, either in Japan or here, if we're going to make our eventual goal of 1 million vehicles a year.

On the other hand, Tesla is trying to reinvent the wheel. Tesla is supposed to have orders for 500,000 of their Model 3. They sold a total of 3,750 cars in January, of ALL models. (For comparison, we sold 44,357.) They're HOPING to get production ramped up by the middle of this year to a volume such that they still can't deliver all those orders until well into the middle of 2020 - IF they can actually reach those goals. So far every single goal they've had, they've missed.
 

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Shots fired by Subaru aha. We all know that Tesla wont be able to deliver on the Model 3, and that if they stopped wasting time and resources sending cars to outer space, they'd probably be much better off. As production delays continue to increase, I'm sure we will see many choosing to cancel their pre orders. Really looking forward to this new model from Subaru, and I know you guys will deliver. A million vehicles a year is quite the milestone.
 

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Shots fired by Subaru aha. We all know that Tesla wont be able to deliver on the Model 3, and that if they stopped wasting time and resources sending cars to outer space, they'd probably be much better off. As production delays continue to increase, I'm sure we will see many choosing to cancel their pre orders. Really looking forward to this new model from Subaru, and I know you guys will deliver. A million vehicles a year is quite the milestone.
Yeah, my son has a pre-order in for a Model 3 and he is getting a little impatient. He says he might go with a Subaru instead if a plug-in hybrid is available before the Tesla.
 

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Yeah, my son has a pre-order in for a Model 3 and he is getting a little impatient. He says he might go with a Subaru instead if a plug-in hybrid is available before the Tesla.
Had a chance to see one in person and its impressive, although I haven't ordered one, if i did and had to wait longer than expected it wouldn't feel nearly as bad. Has he seen a Model 3 in person as yet?
 

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Had a chance to see one in person and its impressive, although I haven't ordered one, if i did and had to wait longer than expected it wouldn't feel nearly as bad. Has he seen a Model 3 in person as yet?
Yes, there are a few demo ones driving around, and has seen them in person. He still wants it. The price is kind of hard to swallow, though, for what you get (my opinion). But he (and his wife) have been drinking the Tesla Kool-Aid, so not giving up easily.
 

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Shots fired by Subaru aha. ... A million vehicles a year is quite the milestone.
I've been with the brand since August of 1989 (actually earlier than that, because I was working as a security guard at the plant during the construction OF the plant). So if I come off as a bit proud of what I used to build and now sell ... I may have my reasons.

I remember when we had a 360 day supply of Legacy sedans and wagons scattered on every spare flat piece of land in mid-north Indiana, back in the early days. Going from that to where we are now is quite an accomplishment for this little car company. (I tell my customers we always were the little car company that could ... now we're the little car company that CAN!)
 

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Yes, there are a few demo ones driving around, and has seen them in person. He still wants it. The price is kind of hard to swallow, though, for what you get (my opinion). But he (and his wife) have been drinking the Tesla Kool-Aid, so not giving up easily.
T3’s are getting to be a common sight in CA. Each month production has doubled or tripled prior months. They were hand built till January then factory assembly line since.

I have two family members who actually delayed along with a renter they want to see, drive and decide on the options before ordering. The first big release were highend nearly fully loaded every option models that price out at $50,000 ish.

Several neighbors stopped waiting and have 280mile range Bolts now. Also a nice EV.

Tesla is delivering and upping production all the time. The NUMI plant is sizable and Tesla has Toyota backing to expand the Toyota property which built GEOs, Corrollas, Tacomas and Tundras for a long time. Many of those Toyota assembly line folks are building Teslas now.

Subaru vs Tesla is kinda funny. Ones a tech company in Silicon Valley essentially and one is a Japanese Auto division of a heavy equipment maker. They couldn’t be more different than oil and water.
 

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I drank the Tesla Kool-Aid. Even put a deposit down :) Problem is the 2nd kiddo happened b/w the deposit and now we need enough room for 2 gigunto car seats. Not willing to spend $100k+ on a Model X, so I cancelled my order. I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to get my money back so easily.
 
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