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5 Hours After Delivery

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by GOPJEW, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. GOPJEW

    GOPJEW Member

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    :biggrin: So, I'm 5 hours after delivery of my s85D and here were some of my initial thoughts/experiences.

    1. Delivery was relatively painless, except the paperwork was wrong. My suggestion is 24 hours in advance make sure you email your DS to ensure lease vs purchase, name for registration, etc. are all correct - they can't fix it there and it took me an extra hour to get out of there waiting for proper papkerwork from CA.

    2. Go over the vehicle with a fine tooth comb - thank goodness for the delivery checklist on the forum - I discovered a bad seam at the corner panel/headlight/frunk which could have been a problem in the long run. The great news is the DS immediately filled out a form to get it fixed and I am not worried about it. It was odd and no one could figure out how it became the way it did. Otherwise everything was PERFECT!

    3. I did not get the great "reveal" from under the cover, etc., but it didn't matter. My son and I walked in and it was awesome.

    4. The DS walked me around the car, showing me every feature starting from the key fob through the "big screen". We didn't name the car and I wouldn't have known I could if it was not for the the forums. As a matter of fact, 95% of everything I learned in the test drive or on the forums (thank you members).

    5. They did NOT have the vehicle in a position where I could test out the charger, but they had another vehicle there that was on the charger so I could play and learn on that one. I figured that if my charger didn't work they could not have gotten it a full charge to begin with.

    6. The drive home, I had to go the long way so I could take the highway, where I scared myself accelerating as I got on - I got the full 85d 4.1 second experience. As a matter of fact, I think the acceleration from a rolling start is more intense! Next thing I knew I was past 80 mph...it was AWESOME!!!!

    7. I pulled into my driveway and two of my kids met me there begging for a ride - one of my 14 year old daughters proclaimed that it was better than a roller coaster!

    8. I need to program the gazillion radio/slacker/internet radio station options - it's a bit overwhelming but after 8 years of Sirius/XM I am excited about it. Will I miss Howard Stern? I can listen via my phone & Bluetooth.

    9. The best - my wife drove a Tesla for the 1st time. She had trouble with the regen braking but the "surprise" on her face when she floored the accelerator was PRICELESS!

    The things you don't realize until you drive it more than a test drive:

    1. Wife can't get the seatbelt off of her neck, even with the seat all the way "up" - she's 5' 3" (I'm 6' 3"). But, she is able to get high enough for a great view.

    2. Charger placement in your garage - I had my 14-50 outlet installed well in advance. What wasn't planned on is what to do with the cable (I bought an extra cable to leave plugged in at home). How do you deal with the large "transformer", where to mount a hook for the extra cable, how high to mount the plug, etc. I got lucky that I was able to move some things, but this takes some planning.

    3. Storage is short - I did buy the Tesla center-console and it looks great. However, I have some spare keys for my office, golf club locker, etc that I like to leave in the car, as well as spare sunglasses, etc. Glove box is small but most of it will live there since my registration/insurance are "thin".

    Overall, car is more awesome than I remember when I test drove. My wife was shocked and impressed. My father-in-law giggled when I let him drive it, and my 17 year old son is desperate to get behind the wheel.

    1st long road trip is next wee, I will update my experience next week.

    BTW - struggling with names, son suggested "Tom" because my wife keeps calling the fob a "mouse" - hence Tom and Jerry.
     
  2. lucy

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    Congrats! so jealous!
    Thanks for all the great tips on accepting delivery. *starts yet another list*
     
  3. ArtInCT

    ArtInCT Always Learning

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    Very enjoyable read. Good luck with the car and many happy & safe miles.
     
  4. jsm

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    Congrats. FYI - I have no plans to let my 16 year olds drive mine when it comes in. Are you going to let your 17 year old drive it?
     
  5. cmu5p

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    "Tom" is a great name- but I would go with "Major Tom"- as in "Ground control to Major Tom....." Congratulations. Enjoy every minute.
     
  6. GOPJEW

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    I let him drive it yesterday...never again! He drives fast as it is, but in this thing he was unreal fast. The GREAT news is the car handles so beautifully that I was never really THAT worried.

    Dad: "OK, son, take it slow."
    Son: (Doing 0-60 in 4 seconds) "I'm just driving it like you do, Dad!"
     
  7. Armadillos

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    Congrats on your new car, and welcome to the family! I was wondering how your son was going to drive it, and by the last post, I'm not surprised at all... :)
     
  8. tstafford

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    Great first day write-up. Keep the stories coming. Love reading about how others are enjoying the car.
     
  9. Kipernicus

    Kipernicus Model S Res#P1440

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    Let him have another go at it, but in Valet Mode!
     
  10. KidDoc

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    Were you playing "let's learn how to charge" on my car? :)

    Adam at Rockville is very thorough and asked 100 times, do you have any questions. This forum provided 99.994% of the answers ahead of time. The paperwork was wrong on mine as well (missing 2nd n in last name) but we went ahead and signed anyway. I actually requested the documents a couple of days ahead to review language just to be safe, and I missed it as well. Needed to come back anyway to give a check for the Maryland Bay tag charge and Adam made me resign everything again. Took 3 minutes.

    Only one small nit on the Princess of Argos. One of the wheel well covers didn't fit perfect. Adam got a tech to fix it and still wrote it up on the list in case it happens again.

    Finished pick up at 11:30 and finished 1st drive around 3:00. FUN FUN FUN

    Still waiting for mobile app to come on line. Something to play with over dinner out tonight. Man, it's great to finally have her.
     
  12. hcoon2000

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    And I would also recommend this helpful 3d printed umc controller wall bracket found at TMC Marketplace.
    I have it along with the wall connector organizer and they really work well together to keep your charging cable accessible and organized. The UMC bracket keeps the controller from pulling out of the wall as gravity weighs on it over time.
     
  13. boofagle

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    Congrats! If you don't mind being a day behind for Howard you can download the whole show minus commercials later in the day at home/work from the siriusxm app so you don't burn up your battery/data while driving.
     
  14. GOPJEW

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    Boofagle - Thanks for the tip on Howard - I didn't know I could download - that will be perfect!

    - - - Updated - - -

    Hooray! I am ordering custom tags, still debating on what and I have to wait to get the "standard" tag before I can order anyhow.

    Love the name, we're still debating but I think I will go with "Usain" since it's black and fast as lightning!

    Mobile app is OK - I used it today to "pre-cool" the car after lunch...worked like a charm.

    Looking forward to introducing the Princess to Usain!

    - - - Updated - - -

    I can't believe you don't have yours yet - following your thread...crazy!
     
  15. nishy1

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    Can someone point me
    In the direction of the delivery checklist ? Also what's this about naming your car?
     
  16. Andyw2100

    Andyw2100 Well-Known Member

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    Try these to adjust the seatbelt:

    Amazon.com: Masterlink Marketing Black Seatbelt Adjuster, (Pack of 2): Automotive

    They work well, and if your wife leaves one on (or two--one on the passenger side as well) you probably won't even notice it when you sit in the same seat and don't use it.
     

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