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An Unusual Request - Can you help?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by MaidofHonor, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. MaidofHonor

    MaidofHonor New Member

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    Hi there! My friend is getting married in September and she's a huge fan of Tesla. We were discussing wedding ideas the other day, and her eyes lit up as she exclaimed, "I would LOVE if Tesla could be my getaway car!"

    Are there any owners out there that would like to make this bride's wish come true? The wedding will take place in Southern California (the venue is truly a once-in-a-lifetime location).

    PM me for more details!
     
  2. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    So the new hubby would be driving?
     
  3. MaidofHonor

    MaidofHonor New Member

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    Thank you for the helpful replies thus far!

    I looked into the Hertz rentals, and unfortunately, they do not offer Roadster rentals at a nearby location. I'll look into the Getaround link as well.

    VFX, it will depend on what the owner is comfortable with, and which car is driven (Sedan or Coupe). From personal experience, I know that the hubby is a very safe driver.
     
  4. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Hertz DOES offer the Roadster rental in LA. You did say 'Southern California'. You could certainly pick up the car in LA and take it to the location.

    It's unlikely that a Roadster owner is going to let a stranger take their 100k+ vehicle, even though you vouch for how safe they are. Would you hand over the keys to your car under a similar circumstance?

    ... if you really want to surprise your friend, I think a rental will be the way to go. Good luck. It's nice you want to please your friend this way.
     
  5. epley

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    Cool idea! And a great way to see a cool venue! Wish I lived in SoCal!
     
  6. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    The LA Hertz has two Roadsters. Red and silver I believe. The movie studios and photographers rent them all the time.

    Odds on getting a coupe is pretty small. Sept will have maybe 12 owners in So Cal. Make that really small odds.
     
  7. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    There may be someone with Model S by September in that area.
     
  8. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Yeah, I know. Just not sure if it is available when they want one.

    Is the original poster interested in any Tesla, just Roadster, or just Model S ?
     
  10. I do not think anyone will give up the keys to their brand new Model S a few days after they get it in September (after probably waiting for over a year)....Just rent a roadster from Hertz....
     
  11. MaidofHonor

    MaidofHonor New Member

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    Thank you for your contributions! My friend mentioned the Model S as her preference. I understand what you mean about passing on keys to a stranger, but I'm wondering if a ride (not driving) is feasible for an owner.

    I apologize, Bonnie, I mean I searched via the Hertz website with the terms "Orange County" and "Los Angeles" and found no results for Tesla. The wedding takes place in Orange County, so I'll have to figure out the logistics and plausibility of renting, if that's the case.
     
  12. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I think Hertz has a different section for this type of vehicle. Vfx, do you know?
     
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    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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  14. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    A ride should probably work and me more fun for the couple anyways. I can attest to the size and comfort of the back seat of the Model S (I laid down in the back of it to see how it would be to sleep, stretch, makeout, etc) If I had a new Model S then, I would be glad to be the chauffeur, but sadly, I won't.
     
  15. CapitalistOppressor

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    Haha.. folks poo-pooing the idea are being grinches. I'd offer a ride if I had the vehicle by then (which I wont) and if the location was convenient. It isn't much different than taking the car to a small car show (i.e. you are putting it on display for the wedding guests and passers-by) and you get an opportunity to make a girl happy on her wedding day. Of course you'd have to feed me. I'm a sucker for free food :tongue:

    In terms of September though, as has been pointed out, there will be only a few cars in the area by then. Your best bet would be to convince GeorgeB to do it as a media stunt to try to drum up good press in the local media. News orgs love wedding stories and "wish comes true" stories and this combines both of those. The current expectation is that there will be a major round of reviews at the beginning of September which would increase the chance of a story like this getting play at that time. All speculative and iffy, but thats what I'd try to do if I was you.
     
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    That's a pretty good idea. I bet if you had a P reservation you could probably swing it as a "personal delivery" style test drive. I'm sure one of the nearby stores could stand to part with their in-store test drive demo vehicle for a few hours.
     
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    At one time I did find the Hetrz Roadster rental page. It was under (I believe) entertainment(or Event) services like I said, it was studios who rented so their biz to biz dept had it listed. I know I posted here at TMC. Probably in the "Rent a Roadster thread.
     
  18. WhiteKnight

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    Elon is there in Southern California. Just tweet him and ask if he'll let a Tesla employee whisk the happy couple away (in 4.4 seconds). :smile:
     

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