Major discounts of upwards of $10,000 are available on the Tesla Model 3, but only for certain vehicles built before the ‘Highland’ update which arrived in December 2023.

    On Tesla’s Australian website, dozens of brand new and former demonstrator Tesla Model 3 sedans are listed in its existing inventory, though only across certain states.

    While there are no base model rear-wheel drive Tesla Model 3s available, the listings comprise 2022 and 2023 model year all-wheel drive Model 3 Long Range and Model 3 Performance variants.

    The least expensive Model 3 Long Range is available in Tasmania, priced from $63,170 before on-road costs – an $8630 discount, excluding the state’s $2000 rebate – with less than 50km on its odometer.

    Tesla’s cheapest pre-facelift Model 3 Performance is listed for $74,800 before on-road costs in Queensland, $10,000 less than its pre-discount price – also without the state’s $6000 rebate applied – though it has travelled 9655km.

    While these are the lowest-priced Model 3s available on the website, there are more examples which range in price depending on colour, mileage and other options such as wheels.

    It’s worth noting the ex-demonstrator Model 3s available miss out on the Highland update’s increased driving range, revised suspension setup, rear climate control screen and USB-C ports, and they are equipped with physical stalks rather than buttons for the indicators.

    The new 2024 Tesla Model 3 has only arrived in base rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive Long Range guise, priced from $61,900 and $71,900 before on-road costs, respectively.

    Tesla’s full offering of new and certified pre-owned vehicles is available to view here.

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    Jordan Mulach

    Born and raised in Canberra, Jordan has worked as a full-time automotive journalist since 2021, being one of the most-published automotive news writers in Australia before joining CarExpert in 2024.

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