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Best Car In USA, Tesla Model 3, Is 13th Best Selling Car In 1st Quarter — What Does That Mean?

April 4th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The "best car" on the market is generally something you'd think to tie to a specific price range, class, or at least body style. In 2019, though, I don't think you have to do that at all. In my humble opinion (and I'll make the case for it in a moment), the best car on the market is now cost-competitive with the highest selling mass market cars on the market. It wasn't in the first quarter, but it is in the second


Tesla Model 3 Costs vs. 10 Best Selling Cars In The USA

March 17th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

We don't really know how many Tesla Model 3s were sold in the USA in January and February, but the car should be in the top 20. With less than one day remaining to order the Model 3 Standard Range Plus for $37,000, I felt we still hadn't done enough to compare the current Model 3 options with the top selling cars in the USA. So, here's a new rundown comparison focused on one key category: 5 year total cost of ownership


O-M-G — Get Me Out Of This Gasmobile!

March 2nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I'm renting a gas car for a few days. I won't bother naming it, but it's one of the 10 top selling cars in the USA. O–M–G, I cannot wait to get out of this car! Driving a Tesla, a BMW i3, a Nissan LEAF, a Chevy Bolt EV, or probably any other electric car for a while, my understanding is that the feelings people have when driving a gas or diesel car again are similar to mine below. Even knowing that, and even experiencing it years before, you can't avoid the visceral shock of this experience


What Does $24,500 To $37,000 Tesla Model 3 Mean For The US Auto Market?

March 1st, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The $35,000 Tesla Model 3 is here. Finally! The car may have been delayed, but it's as groundbreaking as it would have been a year or two ago, and it's well ahead of any comparable vehicles from other automakers. I'll get to detailed comparisons in another article, but the Model 3 is basically quicker, safer, has higher tech, and is cooler than anything even $10,000–20,000 near it in price


Tesla Model 3 = #11 Best Selling Car in USA in 2018

January 3rd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The Tesla Model 3, adored by millions of Tesla fans from day one (March 31, 2016), was a lighting bolt in the US car market in 2018. The Model 3 has shown why any remaining Tesla critics should really stop doubting the 21st century car company out of Silicon Valley


Tesla Model 3 = #1 Top Selling Luxury Car in USA in October

November 14th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

This may have been the longest I've ever taken to create a monthly US sales report, and it may have also been the most difficult. We had a strong sense of how Tesla Model 3 production and deliveries were ramping up through the 3rd quarter, but due to the intense push to get Model 3s out the door and into customers' hands by the end of the quarter, it has been hard to estimate output in subsequent weeks — much of October


Tesla Model 3 = 4th Best Selling Car In USA* (Maybe)

October 3rd, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

I just spent a long time — much of the day — putting together 8 charts and graphs comparing Tesla to its luxury brand competitors in the USA. In particular, I took a gander at how the Tesla Model 3 is delivering a swift lebewohl to the small and midsize luxury cars it's competing against


Tesla Model 3 = 5th Best Selling Car In United States

September 6th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Three weeks ago, I published that I expected the Tesla Model 3 would be the 5th best selling car in the United States in August. That has now been confirmed. (Note: we're just talking cars, not SUVs or pickup trucks.)


7 Charts — Tesla Model 3 vs The Competition (US Sales)

August 6th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

As Tesla Model 3 production and sales have grown, I've felt more and more inspired to compare the car's scorecard against that of other models. I intended to update my "Small & Midsize Luxury Car Sales" charts and report this weekend, but then got a bit carried away. As a result, below are 7 sales charts regarding the Tesla Model 3 and some of its wide ranging "competition," which includes not only small and midsize luxury cars but also some of the most popular, mass-market cars in the United States



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