I remember thinking in September of 2018 if I should wait for a refresh since there were some rumors floating around back then. I'd have waited 6 months for the Raven with slightly more range and better suspension. I'd still be waiting for an interior refresh. Not sure if it's worth it if you really want a car now.
For what it's worth, my plan originally had been to wait for a refresh. Between Musk's tweets, how much Tesla has going on, and the fact that I need a car now (!), I pulled the trigger last night. Super excited to get it -- there will always be something new around the corner and life is short.
What model did you order? How long did they say it would be? I see you are in Penn so transcontinental shipping is a factor, how long do they estimate? With your electric rates out there this is a no brainer, travel +- 300 mi for $12.00!
Btw where did you find the term to reference RAVEN?
These forum responses are why Elon and Tesla claims not to have refreshes. If it was public knowledge that a major change (let’s call it a refresh) is in the works, sales of exiting cars would drop dramatically, forcing lower prices. So the company line has to be “there are no refreshes”. But if they never change anything sales will drop naturally over time.
Of course there is a refresh coming. We don’t know when. And many of the people who bought in the months before the refresh will be upset.
This is why other auto makers have model years. Customers can know what they’re buying. They receive a steep discount for prior year model or pay top dollar for new year models. Manufacturers achieve predictable revenue curves, and engineering timelines.
Predictable model years are a win-win. Tesla’s misleading use of English words and erratic product drops are a win-lose. And Tesla’s not the one losing.
I was just worried that Musk would have pulled a shocker jan 2020 and say they are releasing the refresh interior to get quarter 1 numbers up.
I'm hoping Elon gives a clue or info about 400 mile range car at the Q2 investor update this Wednesday. Previously he said "it won't be long before we have a 400 mile range car." An 8% upgrade in range might not be a big deal, but will likely include the chemistry to allow 250 kW charging rate.I'm 95% going to just pull the trigger in the next few weeks since my MS is due. ...
I'm 95% going to just pull the trigger in the next few weeks since my MS is due. I guess these latest improvements are pretty good with the longer range and suspension improvement. I actually took a test drive in the new X and the rep started swerving hard and the X didn't roll. It just moved side to side on an even plain. Pretty impressive! Thanks for the input. I was just worried that Musk would have pulled a shocker jan 2020 and say they are releasing the refresh interior to get quarter 1 numbers up.