Column: Test drivers are swooning over Tesla’s new Model 3 sedan–but quality issues loom on the horizon

Tesla is on the verge of ramping up production of its mass-market Model 3 sedan, but the company has been giving hands-on demonstrations to selected journalists and financial analysts in recent months. With the first reviews trickling into print, we can judge the general reaction:People love this car.We can also spot one cloud on the horizon: Concerns about quality.The latest comments on that issue come from Toni Sacconaghi, automotive industry analyst at AllianceBernstein, who examined and drove a new Model 3 at a Tesla demonstration in Brooklyn on Nov. 9. “Overall,” he told clients the next day, “we found the Model 3 to be a compelling offering, and believe it is likely to further galvanize the overall Electric Vehicle category.” But he also noted that “fit and finish on the two demo cars we saw — perhaps not surprisingly — was relatively poor.”
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