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Carrier Direct Experience?


Mar 14, 2021
Buffalo, New York
Hey Everyone,

Just curious if there are any current 2021 M3 owners who used the Carrier Direct Option. I'm just interested in experience and what I can/should expect.

To make a long story short, delivery date has lined up with my wife's expected due date of our first child. If I didn't take carrier direct, I would need to be assigned a new VIN and was told it could take another 2-4 weeks. I don't want to wait.

Unfortunately, nearest delivery center is a 6 hour drive from me so that's just a no go given that my wife can pop at any moment. I spoke with my advisor and I am going to have it carrier shipped instead. I've made my payment and everything is ready to go.

Since I am using carrier direct, my biggest concern is.. how do I reject the car if there are issues? I don't want to worry, but I've read some horror stories and seen videos on youtube that these cars never seem to come in perfect condition. I just hope I am proved wrong, but it worries me.

Does Tesla do any sort of inspection for imperfections prior to sending the vehicle to me? i.e. scratches, dents, dings?

Thank you for all responses in advance.


Active Member
Oct 21, 2019
Syracuse, NY
Tesla carriered the car to me. I didn't worry about it and when I went to inspect the car, the car was perfect, no gap issues, no paint issues so I didn't have to deal with that.

I think if there are issues with the car, you can just not sign the paper and tell them to bring it back to where they got it from. =D

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