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Delaying my reservation

Discussion in 'Model 3: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by miggz410, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. miggz410

    miggz410 Member

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    Currently a Model S owner and also on reservation for Model 3 since reveal night... Base on what I'm seeing so far about the Model 3, I'm thinking about pushing back my configuration or delivery when my turn comes up. Does my name go back at the end of the line, or just until when I'm ready. Reason is because I would like to wait it out a bit for them to work out all the kinks, and see if there's any improvement from the first initial release.
     
  2. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

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    Until you're ready. But behind anyone who's willing to buy a more expensive car than you. :p

    I think they original said 1 deferral (i.e. you get to specify a date in the future when you'll configure). But in reality I don't think that they'll care for a while and will be happy to hold onto your reservation money.
     
  3. Derek Kessler

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    We have no details, but likely you'll hold your spot at the start of the line until you're ready.
     
  4. Robert831

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    I was wondering the same thing, but for different reasons. I imagine if you wait long enough, it won't matter because there will no longer be a waiting list.
     
  5. boaterva

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    Allegedly there are people who still have not used their Model X reservations. I think you can hold and not use until you are ready. If they run out of reservations totally, yeah, then that might be the end of the 'deferral' time period (2019?).
     
  6. Brando

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    Wait til you're ready. Don't order what you don't want to own. They will never refuse your order and your priority won't suffer. They will tell you your wait time and waiting for what you actually want is best, no?
     
  7. miggz410

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    Thanks for the reply back guys... Look like right now I will be waiting until the dual motor release the earliest after seeing my delivery estimator.

    • First Production
      310 mile range with Rear Wheel Drive
      $49,000
      Oct - Dec 2017
    • Standard Battery
      220 mile range with Rear Wheel Drive
      $35,000
      Dec 2017 - Feb 2018
    • Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive
      Choice of 220 or 310 mile range
      Jun - Aug 2018
     
  8. daniel

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    I cannot cite a URL, but I read from Tesla that you hold your place in the line until you decide to use it. When the invitation to place your order comes, you can order a not-yet-available configuration, which will be delivered when available, after anyone ahead of you in the line, or you can simply wait to place an order until you are ready. People after you in line who order before you will get their cars before you, but your place in the line remains.

    I think waiting for a bit is a good idea. As much as I love Tesla, their quality control is not as good as Toyota or Honda (two companies I would not hesitate to buy early cars from, if I was interested in their cars) and waiting for a bit reduces the chances of flaws. Having ordered on Day 2, I'm not in the position of worrying about getting too early a car, but if I was very early in the line, I might be.
     
  9. boaterva

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    That's my understanding also. You can wait as long as you want. I read there are still people that have reservations for the Model X that have not exercised them. You can use it anytime you want, and if you want the 'later options' (Standard Range battery, AWD, other options that don't exist yet), sure.

    I'm not sure about the configurator having other options on it immediately, like the Model X one did, for future orders. Elon said recently, for example, there isn't even one for the current config, since there is one option (he meant two, color and wheels).

    But 'soon' there is supposed to be a real configurator, when there are more than one battery size, more than one drive train, when PUP is optional, when the interior has color choices, etc. But the original question: your reservation is not use it now or forget it.

    Edit: Love these threads... I said some of this three months ago up there! :D
     

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