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Dealership -vs- Delivery

Did you go to the dealership or have it delivered?

  • Delivery

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M3forME

Member
Apr 23, 2018
24
21
Tennessee
I recently placed my order (YAY!) and am outside the 160 miles to the nearest dealership, so I can have it delivered to me, but I am wondering if there is a benefit to going to the dealership as I am only about 200 miles away. I'd love some thoughts and experiences on both options!
 

amitmishra4

Member
Apr 9, 2018
116
129
Bayonne, NJ
I recently placed my order (YAY!) and am outside the 160 miles to the nearest dealership, so I can have it delivered to me, but I am wondering if there is a benefit to going to the dealership as I am only about 200 miles away. I'd love some thoughts and experiences on both options!

I guess a few thoughts:

1) Given the high tolerances with their current state manufacturing, you can inspect your vehicle before taking delivery and refuse if it looks unacceptable (there are some threads on this).

2) The experience is said to be unlike most other car deliveries and may be special to witness in person.

3) You can build a relationship with the service manager/techs to contact in case there are issues and want to bring the car in (may not be critical but putting a face to a name makes a difference sometimes IMHO).

Just my 2 cents. Good luck!
 

kingjamez

Member
Apr 4, 2017
368
645
Fairfax, VA
I know you are new to Tesla's, but Tesla doesn't have Dealerships. They have showrooms, service centers and design centers, sometimes at the same location.

I'd pick it up.
 

Rockster

Active Member
Oct 22, 2013
3,012
4,621
McKinney, TX
I would pick it up so that you meet the nice service center people, have a chance to ask additional questions, perhaps buy some additional adapters or other accessories, and like some said, have an opportunity to discuss any issues with the car.

Plus, if you pick it up, you get to drive it home. A bonding experience right away!
 

Krugerrand

Enough of the 🐩, back to 🐈‍⬛
Jul 13, 2012
11,400
61,811
Tesla friendly place
Ok, come on now... the store, showroom, service center in Nashville-Brentwood. Hope that clears up all the confusion.

I know it seems pedantic, but the devil is in the details. There’s super good reasons why Tesla doesn’t use the dealership model. It behooves us to spread the truth, always.

Go pick it up. Who wouldn’t want the roadtrip home?
 

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