I don't think it's boring. The OP seemed to be optimistically looking for exactly that. I'm waiting for a VIN too so I'm in the same boat.I was going to post something about how great my delivery went the night I picked up my car and how happy I was with the car. But after thinking about what I’d write I realized it would be extremely boring.
Tons of hairline scratches, a paint chip, asymmetrically misaligned door/fender panels, and detaching weather stripping. I envy you perfects. I know I'm OCD and perfectionist, but it's disheartening to be in the apparent minority.
Good post. Thanks!Just to expand on my rather boring experience .. I walked around the car about 3x when I was escorted into the delivery area. Body and paint was clean. There was some wax residue in the recesses of the parking sensors, but nothing I couldnt handle. The interior was spotless (dustless). My DS went over all the features, had me set up my profile, connect my phone, etc. We were going pretty quick because I'd let him introduce a feature and then just tell him "ok, got it" and we'd move on. The DS remarked that I was taking it all in rather quickly. I told him I think I had watched every Model 3 video on YouTube.. possibly twice or more, so I had a good idea what to expect but it was nice to see it in person.
Like a few others above, once I was with the car, I kind of just forgot everything I prepared for and was just in shock it was finally happening.. and I definitely prepared. My co-worker got his Model 3 about 3 weeks ago. I visited his car daily in the parking lot, walking around it to inspect it.. like a dry run, making note of things to check myself when my day came.
Over the weekend, I had my first chance to wash the car myself. I'm pretty particular when it comes to paint and finish so I was somewhat expecting to find some flaws. But I'm happy to report that I found no issues with the paint or fit and finish. The paint was remarkably smooth. So smooth that I thought maybe they clayed it during the pre-delivery detail, but more likely its just the paint is so fresh and new, that there wasnt much opportunity for contaminants to get stuck to the paint.
I still plan to clay it, but I expect it'll be really quick, maybe 15 minutes to go over the whole car. I still plan to do some mild paint correction myself (using a Harbor Freight DA polisher and Griot's Fast Correcting Cream) and follow that up with a coat or two of CQuartz myself.
To everyone waiting and stressing about their delivery inspection, I'd say dont get too hung up on what other people found. Focus more on what you would normally look for and focus on things you've seen that could be an issue that you'd be concerned about.
When I was looking to buy my first LCD TV about 10 years ago. I was on AVSforum.com. If you're not familiar with the site, its where audio and video geeks hang out and talk about things like color gamut, dynamic range, frequency response and headroom, etc.. stuff I normally dont care about. Anyhow, I had my eye on a Sharp TV. I had heard good things about Sharp TVs and my friends who had them liked them. That is, until I started reading AVSforum. There was a lot of talk about 'banding'. I'd go to Costco, BestBuy, where ever I could to see the TV to look for this 'banding' issue. Eventually someone told me if I put on a white screen and turned the contrast all the way up, I would be able to see the banding.. something I normally wouldnt do unless I was specifically looking for an issue. Needless to say, I stopped visiting AVSforum before an audio or video purchase and I've been perfectly happy with my last 2 TV purchases.
Anyhow, I'm not downplaying the issues that other people have found. I'm not giving Tesla a free pass on QC issues. All I'm saying is that for me, someone who is by far the most OCD person when it comes to paint, fit and finish compared to anyone I personally know, my car is perfect.