It’s been quite interesting to see the Tesla Model 3 in the hands of various European reviewers, especially some that are used to not-so-perfect roads and very well put together compact executive sedans.
In a vacuum, the Model 3 has gone from being one of the most highly-anticipated all-electric cars on the market, to developing a somewhat problematic image, thanks to all the production issues and delays.
Just yesterday we learned that Elon Musk acknowledged the existence of braking issues, tweeting out a statement about an upcoming firmware update. The Tesla CEO went on to say that his company won’t stop until the Model 3 will be able to out-brake any of its direct rivals.
Yet, there’s still nothing else out there that may call itself a direct Model 3 rival, making the latter quite the hot commodity.
During his time with this top-spec version, TopGear’s Jack Rix found it to be practical, quirky, a bit harsh over bumps, techy and reasonably agile. In other words, a mixed package, yet one that deserves our appreciation.
In the end, the reviewer calls the Model 3 “a properly well-sorted car” and confesses that he’d like the top-spec model most of all, with the 19-inch wheels, glass roof and all the fancy kit on-board. Too bad you have to wait so darn long in order to get one.