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Complete record of changes to pricing and features?

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by mkaresh, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. mkaresh

    mkaresh Member

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    Has anyone maintained a complete, dated record of changes to the standard features, option package contents, prices, etc.? If so, where might this be found?

    I can find threads discussing various changes, but no complete, ongoing record.

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    Keeping a record of the VIN at which each change occurred might also be helpful, especially for used car buyers down the road.
     
  2. KaJu74

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    I also have often regretted that he had made no screen shots, when ordering.

    Because in my opinion has been changed a lot.

    For example, the fog lights were still part of the technology package.

    But whether I now get the fog lights on the car I do not sure.

    So I would also appreciate a complete listing.

    The VIN number is marginally useful for the modification time.

    Because I get the VIN 19183 and VIN yet `s with more than 25,000 have been delivered.

    Better we take the date of the change.
     
  3. mkaresh

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    #3 mkaresh, Feb 1, 2014
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    After spending an embarrassing amount of time searching through this forum, the following is what I've been able to come up with. I hope some of you can provide additions and corrections, as I'm sure I didn't get everything complete and correct. (Which I'm trying to do for the car price comparison tool I provide at truedelta.com.)

    Tesla Model S Price and Equipment Changes

    Tire upgrade $1,000 ?date
    --std with S85, P85
    --deleted by 21-inch wheels


    1-1-13

    http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/2013-model-s-price-increase
    Base price $57,400 => $59,900
    Performance $92,400 => $94,900

    New standard equipment:
    Heated seats
    4-way lumbar front seats
    Memory? (possibly 1/1/13-2/27/13)
    --in Tech Pkg otherwise and definitely since 2/27

    Dropped standard equipment:
    P85 21-inch wheels

    New options:
    Special red paint $1,500 (production 3-13)
    4/50 extended warranty $2,500


    2-7-13

    Price / package content changes:
    Tech Package
    --dropped fog lights (as of VIN in the 7000s)


    3-22-13 delivery (around VIN 8000; order date?)

    Dropped standard equipment:
    Leather lower IP, P85?
    Alcantara headliner, P85
    --later offered people who'd order by x date $500 or a headliner swap
    --standard again a few weeks later


    4-1-13

    http://www.teslamotors.com/about/press/releases/tesla-model-s-sales-exceed-target
    Dropped before any delivered:
    S40 model
    --existing orders fulfilled with software-limited S60s, with performance of S60
    --req 60kwh to get supercharger

    New option:
    Performance Plus Pkg. (production summer 2013)
    --req. P85, Tech Pkg, Air susp, 21s


    7-1-13

    Price / package content changes:
    21s $3,500 => $4,500
    Air suspension $1,500 => $2,250

    8-1-13

    Base price changes:
    P85 $94,900 => $89,900

    New standard equipment:
    Xenons (were in Tech Package)

    Dropped standard equipment:
    Alcantara seat inserts, P85
    Alcantara headliner, P85
    Air suspension, P85
    Leather seats, P85
    Ambient lighting, P85? (unclear if previously standard)
    Carbon fiber trim, P85
    CF spoiler, P85

    New options:
    Aero 19-inch wheels $2500
    Subzero Pkg $750
    Fog lights $500 (separate from cornering lights)
    --req. Tech Package
    Obstacle detection, f and r, $500
    --req. Tech Package
    Carbon fiber interior on S85 $800
    Extended leather, IP top, IP lower, and door armrests $2,500
    --req. leather
    --leather might already include front door armrests
    Alcantara headliner $1,500
    --still std on P85?
    CF spoiler $1,500 ? (P85 only, and std, on 2/1/14)
    Alcantara seat inserts $1,000
    --req. leather
    Center console trim ("matching yacht floor") $800 ?date
    Ambient lighting $1,000

    Price / package content changes:
    Tech Pkg $3,750 => $3,500
    --dropped xenons
    --dropped ambient light (if ever had)
    Sound Studio Pkg $950 => High Fidelity Sound Pkg $2,500
    --no content changes?
    Leather no longer includes door panels
    Sunroof $1,500 => $2,500
    Wood trim $0 (w/leather) => $650 ?date
    Third row $1,500 => $2,500
    Twin chargers now bundled with high-powered wall charger, $2,700, but can still order separately if call them


    10-15-13

    Price / package content changes:
    Tech Pkg $3,500 => $3,750
    --add power folding mirrors


    Changes after this point affect 2014s


    11-15-13

    Base price changes
    P85 $89,900 => $93,400

    New standard equipment
    Alcantara headliner, P85
    CF spoiler, P85
    Painted calipers, P85

    Dropped options
    CF spoiler
     
  4. Gizmotoy

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    You should consider making that a wiki. From memory, nothing looks out of place and this question comes up often on the forum. It would be nice to allow contributions from others to maintain the list in the future.

    It's a nice contribution from a new member. Welcome.
     
  5. Musterion

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    I agree -- great post @mkaresh and welcome! I second the request to please make this a wiki. I found a few things missed or that should be modified. DRLs used to be standard, but moved at some point into the tech package. What you call 'ambient light' in some places, where it is a separate option, is called 'Premium interior lighting', but it appears to be the same as the ambient lighting included in old tech package. Third-row seats had a "shadow-update" at some point from leather/pleather to all fabric. Some items (e.g. extended leather now an option) may have been included in earlier cars with leather seats. Fog lights after their reappearance as an option are V2. There is a cold weather package and modifications that appeared after first cars, others modified with dash vents, etc. Other smaller shadow-changes like chrome vs plastic inside trim, change in frunk dimensions, removal of rear bumper cross-member except for 3rd row seating, etc. And finally if you really want to compute "truedelta," you'll have to deal with the whole batterygate thing. Good luck with that.
     
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    They moved the DRL to the tech package too?? man.. what does it look like without DRL?
    what's left as standard? battery, inverter, and 4 wheels??
     
  7. 3mp_kwh

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    Bumping the not so sticky FAQ.
     
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    Thanks for doing this. As others suggested, it would be great to make this a wiki.

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    7/3/2013 (includes 7-day grace period from originally announced date)

    Extended warranty price increase from $2500 to $4000
     
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    Thanks for pulling this together. My MS shows up next week. Since I confirmed 6/5 and around 7/15 the Parcel Self is included. They adjusted my price by $250.
     
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    It may be hit, or miss, but I'm trying to find out the approximate VIN where P85 no longer 'included' the air suspension option, and it had to be ordered? This way you know, when holding out for coils only, that certain VINs are almost certain to be air.

    The big pricing change, in July '13, I think, had a number of cars produced up through VINs beyond 20,000. I'm trying to relate the VIN to the build date (where it is legible). I think that is the thrust of the changes, as VIN numbers are only a rough sequence to be relied upon only in the absence of knowing the build time.
     
  12. mkaresh

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    I totally forgot I wrote this, and neglected to specify notification via email, so I'm just now seeing these responses. I'd be happy to convert this to a wiki--how is this done?

    At this point it also needs some additions.
     

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