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  1. galbrecht7

    4/18 Invites

    Took delivery this evening at Highland Park service center just north of Chicago. It was sort of a batch delivery, I think 10 total. We all sat and had a workshop/Q&A for about 20-30 minutes. Having been on this forum for years, I knew everything they went over. Still fun to see newbies react to...
  2. galbrecht7

    Winter wheel/tire strategy

    Yeah, I was thinking I could try to squeeze them in there. I have a tight 2 car garage that, as of tomorrow (my delivery date!), will have two cars in it. I’m thinking there won’t be much extra room. I also have a crawl space area under my porch that might have room. It’ll get hot in the summer...
  3. galbrecht7

    Winter wheel/tire strategy

    For those that responded they have done this previously with a complete 2nd set of rims/tires... Where do you store the other set when not in use??
  4. galbrecht7

    4/18 Invites

    I configured 4/18. Received VIN 5/14. Had a delivery scheduled for Monday June 4. Last week I got an email inviting me to a “Welcome Workshop” to learn about ownership & a Q&A session for tomorrow at 5pm at the local service center. I’ve been planning on attending that. Then today I got a call...
  5. galbrecht7

    anyone emailed their config sales rep this week?

    If it eases you at all, when I wasn’t getting the correct terms, my ISA said that it wasn’t going to change my delivery timeline. I had every other box green checked, they knew my financing was approved, so the difference of a couple hours or a day to 100% accept the loan terms wasn’t going to...
  6. galbrecht7

    anyone emailed their config sales rep this week?

    Literally same thing happened to me last week. Got the loan terms emailed at like 7pm central Monday night. It was for 48 months, I replied right away saying it all looked good but I wanted 60 months. When I didn’t hear back by noon Tuesday, I called the credit guy, left a VM, called the Tesla...
  7. galbrecht7

    Random ppl scoping out your car

    Last week I was on the expressway and saw what appeared to be a blue 3 about 5 car lengths in front of me. Since I hadn’t seen a blue yet, and that is my configuration (10 more days till delivery...) I sped up to get a good look. Drove next to the car for a few seconds safely gawking, the lady...
  8. galbrecht7

    Pictures of production Model 3s

    First Model 3 I saw was silver. Was also surprised at how much I liked it. If I hadn’t already owned multiple silver cars, I probably would’ve gone with this.
  9. galbrecht7

    Woodpecker Inspects a Model 3

    He must’ve gotten really impatient waiting for his VIN and just wanted a car now. Anyone ask when he reserved/configured? :p
  10. galbrecht7

    VIN Assignment

    I think this is the main point. I know the time frames are different depending on your insurance, but I’m pretty sure almost all companies have this policy. Your current coverage counts to a new purchase for “X” amount of days. I’ve heard some are 3, some are 7, etc.
  11. galbrecht7

    VIN Assignment

    Well I specifically asked if the current proof of insurance for my Mazda was ok to bring in for my delivery and he definitely said yes. I was going to call my insurance provider to add the model 3 the day of my delivery anyway, and can probably get instant proof online. But it’s funny to be...
  12. galbrecht7

    VIN Assignment

    You can use current vehicle insurance. My ISA said that’s fine for the website & even to take delivery. They don’t need proof you got insurance for the 3
  13. galbrecht7

    Model 3 - Tips for dog owners

    Yeah, no problem. Fingers crossed, 2 weeks from today will be my first full day with the car. I’m sure we’ll want to take the dog for a ride ASAP so I’ll have it setup pretty quick. I honestly was hesitant at first at how much I wanted my dog to ride in the 3. But she’s too much a part of the...
  14. galbrecht7

    Model 3 - Tips for dog owners

    I’ll add to the Orvis recommendations. I have the foam backseat extenders for our current car (Mazda cx5) and will be switching them into my Model 3 when I take the dog for rides. We currently just lay a quilt down in the backseat and over the foam extenders. But I’ll be ordering the Orvis seat...
  15. galbrecht7

    Did Elon drive my car?

    You didn’t happen to find a pencil in the glove box, preferably with teeth marks, did you?
  16. galbrecht7

    4/18 Invites

    Wow 9 months?? I’d been second guessing my decision to go ahead with RWD since the AWD is (maybe) ready to configure. I thought maybe it’d add 3-6 months if I asked to change, but 9?! Yikes. Guess it was a good choice to configure so I get full tax credit & just find a set of winter tires.
  17. galbrecht7

    Order estimate pushed back

    I did not receive this email but I do have a June delivery scheduled. I think I was just one of the ‘lucky’ ones to make the cutoff before these new policies and actions took place. But I gotta say, knowing this new info, I saw the writing on the wall. Finally got my VIN last week & got super...
  18. galbrecht7

    Order estimate pushed back

    I’m also thinking it’s not a coincidence they had a policy change the other day to withhold VINs until 7 days before delivery. I know there’s been lots of discussion as to why they did that. But this delay email now makes me think they are still ramping production, assigning VINs, but trying to...
  19. galbrecht7

    VIN Assignment

    FWIW, I received my VIN last week and then had it disappear. Just tried the HPWC in the store trick and I do in fact see my assigned VIN from last week. So I think it’s safe to say those are you VINs....yay!
  20. galbrecht7

    Delivery Fee

    Yeah that makes sense, thanks for the help. I figured they weren’t making a mistake but wanted to make sure. I appreciate the clarification
  21. galbrecht7

    What did you do to your Model 3 today

    Which design did you chose? I’m torn between the “T” and the “≡” ...
  22. galbrecht7

    Delivery Fee

    Right, destination fee. I’ve heard it referred to as delivery fee sometimes, so yes same thing I was asking about. I do know it’s a standard fee for any car purchase. So I understand it’s in the second picture I posted as one of those “fees”, but then it’s not a part of the $4,610 in the first...
  23. galbrecht7

    Delivery Fee

    I received my VIN earlier this week (before the policy change removing the VINs). While going through the process of getting loan terms through Tesla Finance, I noticed something in the final price of the car. On my Tesla account page, it lists my price as $55,000 which is accurate. Base price...
  24. galbrecht7

    Elon says AWD and Perf orders start at end of next week!

    I configured on 4/18. Still waiting for my VIN. Upon my daily (hourly) check to see any updates, I noticed a new note on my account info. Unfortunately still no VIN but seeing this is interesting with Elon’s news today. Maybe those asking if you’ve configured but want to switch to AWD or P can...
  25. galbrecht7

    OH MY DOG, I just got THE invitation!

    Yeah and while we were in the building waiting in line, they shut the rollercoaster down for 5 days...
  26. galbrecht7

    Unbelievable.

    Sounds very similar to how I found out today. I had just got home from running errands, and was thinking about the nice S that had passed me while out, day dreaming about being an owner soon... So thought what the hell, I’ll check my account for the 10th time today. I was shocked to see the...
  27. galbrecht7

    OH MY DOG, I just got THE invitation!

    Glad it’s not just me having trouble with the site. Luckily I got my order in. Just trying to upload my docs and whatnot, site isn’t refreshing. Guess I can finish later when the madness dies down
  28. galbrecht7

    OH MY DOG, I just got THE invitation!

    I was finally able to catch my breath! Didn’t get an email, just went to update my account like I do ten times every time. Almost fainted when I didn’t see the typical “next steps” and instead saw “ready to design”. I reserved online immediately at 8:30 central time. Chicago area. Had a busy day...
  29. galbrecht7

    Non Owner - Just Placed my Order

    Yeah, I know the feeling. Day 1 Chicago reservation holder too. When I heard Canadians were getting invites I rushed to my account to refresh and saw nothing. Somebody in Canada made a point that it could be for tax credit purposes. Start selling a few up there and wait until the start of a new...
  30. galbrecht7

    DIY Urban Supercharger

    It is designed after a supercharger. The "Urban" ones they've put in Chicago & Boston look just like that.
  31. galbrecht7

    Pictures of production Model 3s

  32. galbrecht7

    Pictures of production Model 3s

    Finally saw not one but two Model 3's for the first time today! Chicago reservation holder here. Been dying to see one in person. In LA for business trip, noticed my hotel was only 15-20 min from Hawthorne. So after work, me & 2 coworker friends (also reservation holders) headed to Space X on...
  33. galbrecht7

    There is a DOG

    Is it typical for Tesla to require photocopies of license & insurance at time of configure? First I've heard of it. But it is a detail I would understand being left out while describing the configure process for previous owners. Just speculating, but I saw one of the reservation holders to get...
  34. galbrecht7

    There is a DOG

    Congrats! Great choice on your configure, pretty sure I'll be doing the exact same. Can't let the 18" aero naysayers get to me. I save $1500, get better range, and sorry but the aesthetics of the aero's don't bother me at all! Anyway, congrats again, pretty exciting.
  35. galbrecht7

    Rough Power Situation - Should I upgrade? Electric advice sought

    I went to a Tesla store (I don't think they like being called 'dealers' but anyway...) to see if they had any adaptors for sale. They did not, said to order online or drive to the larger Tesla service center in my area, not the smaller mall store I visited. Decided to just order the 14-30...
  36. galbrecht7

    Pictures of production Model 3s

    Seriously. I appreciate all the videos OCD has done, given us the most access to the car yet. But it's cringeworthy at times hearing him incorrectly describe something, or criticize something that will clearly be updated by time actual customers get it. I know more about the car & still haven't...
  37. galbrecht7

    Rough Power Situation - Should I upgrade? Electric advice sought

    Gotcha. That makes sense. One of the four electricians noticed my meter is a bit newer & he said is capable of 200amp service. Not sure if the wires to my house are 200 though. I guess that's what I would need to inquire about. So then is it just a sub panel with that other 100amp, and a 240...
  38. galbrecht7

    Rough Power Situation - Should I upgrade? Electric advice sought

    That's interesting. I was curious if I could do something like this with my current situation. I have a detached garage with access from an alley where the utility poles & electric lines are. There's a transformer on a pole just off my garage in the alley. I was wondering if there was any way to...
  39. galbrecht7

    Rough Power Situation - Should I upgrade? Electric advice sought

    I am currently gathering quotes on getting a 240V line run to my detached garage. Just had my 4th electrician come today & give his thoughts. I am finding myself in a somewhat similar situation as the OP. My house is very old, but before I took ownership (10 months ago) it was completely...
  40. galbrecht7

    Pictures of production Model 3s

    I know it's just the lighting, but those rims almost look white. First VIN spotted in the 400s?
  41. galbrecht7

    Point A to Point B

    I can't imagine you'd be in the minority. I have to think most people participating on a Tesla forum are enthusiasts as well. I'm a mix of car, EV, tech enthusiast. Not trying to add to any negativity, but I'd like to think the "car as a necessity" people on TMC are in the minority. I mean come...
  42. galbrecht7

    Point A to Point B

    I do kind of agree with the OP, I have noticed more complaining and negativity lately. But I do not agree with your point of this is simply a car to get you from point A to B. That's like someone telling Steve Jobs to not make the iPhone. "It's simply a phone Steve! Stop trying to change it...
  43. galbrecht7

    Any 3/31 reservation holders or owners who won't order until you can lease?

    I've experienced both buying & leasing cars, and really see the arguments on both sides. I'm currently 2.5 years into a lease and have liked it. Probably the best part was getting "more" car for a smaller payment. I basically got a fully loaded top of the line model (Mazda CX-5) for a payment...
  44. galbrecht7

    Wall Charger Installation Quote - Review

    I got my first quote the other day from an electrician. My house is 100 amp service, and even though I have space to add a 50 amp breaker, he said it would be close to exceeding my service level. He said it's possible I wouldn't since the only other big draw I have is from my air conditioner...
  45. galbrecht7

    How choose your charger?

    I agree. If I'm already spending that much, the extra hundred bucks is worth it for future proofing. Not sure what I would need to add, but who knows. If I got a second Tesla for my wife one day (wishful thinking), I could just install the Wall Charger on the existing 240 line to charge both cars.
  46. galbrecht7

    How choose your charger?

    Thanks! Good luck to you too. I thought I remembered reading in this thread that someone was quoted $5000, so that's why I wanted to post my experience to compare. That quote seems absurd. Where would they get that number from? Parts aren't that pricey, so unless their labor costs are through...
  47. galbrecht7

    How choose your charger?

    Definitely my mistake, sorry. I know it's 240, electrician knows 240 (I checked the paperwork just to make sure). I'm a novice to electrical work, and thought it was still 220 when first inquiring. Thanks for correcting me.
  48. galbrecht7

    How choose your charger?

    Just had an electric company out to my house to give an estimate on installing a 220v line & NEMA 14-50 outlet in my detached garage. I have a 110v line already ran to the garage, so was hoping they could use that existing conduit. Well it turns out there is no existing conduit, the 110v line...
  49. galbrecht7

    Going to pass on AWD to get my Model 3 sooner, anyone else doing the same?

    Awesome, I really appreciate the suggestions. Going to do some legwork now on picking out a good set so when I (hopefully) take delivery this winter, I'll already have a winter set ready to have put on.
  50. galbrecht7

    Going to pass on AWD to get my Model 3 sooner, anyone else doing the same?

    My parents recently moved to Michigan & my dad was considering an upgrade to an AWD car. A neighbor mentioned looking into winter tires as well, so must be a common suggestion from Michigan. Thanks for your input, I'll definitely look into a winter tire set for my M3.

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