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Delivery Time for Inventory Vehicle

Discussion in 'Model X' started by mjeagent, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. mjeagent

    mjeagent Member

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    Just wondering the experience others have had with the timing of delivery for an inventory vehicle. I was originally told 2 weeks - so I plopped down my $2500. Got an email a few days after deposit from the individual coordinating delivery who said it was looking more like 3-4 weeks. Its currently been over 2 weeks and no sign of the vehicle moving (advisor said she would get back in contact as soon as it was moving). How long did others wait from deposit to delivery for an inventory vehicle?
     
  2. wildtigg3r

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    You are probably looking at least 1 month. If the inventory car is local, then you MIGHT get it faster. If it is in another location (different city/state), then it'll take a month or more. They have to coordinate transport of the car (they usually transport multiple cars together, not just one), do the supposedly Quality Control on the car before delivery, fix anything that needs to be fixed, then schedule the actual delivery date with you. With service center super busy with work and all, you'll just have to be patience and wait for the good news.

    Lastly, if you are scheduled for delivery at the end of the quarter (March, June, September, December), definitely expect your car to have quality issues since they are rushing through the cars and will skip or do a poor job on the usual checks and inspections.
     
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  3. mjeagent

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    1 month? Depressed. Thanks.
     
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    weird, when I bought an inventory S, it was shipped from Florida to Cali, and therefore took about 3-4 weeks.

    But when I bought a local one (it was also in SoCal, I picked it up in like 3 days. (My old red P85 (P09079)
     
  5. m2s2

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    Took me about 1 month. Car from Tampa to Fort Lauderdale. Then a 1 week delay because had an issue with air suspension which had to be replaced.

    Still better than waiting months imho.

    Back in service for a couple days for squeaky second row seat. That I noticed at pick up.
    Also two small scratches on hood. Delivery says sales may miss some minor blemishes

    Because mine is older version came with bonus of active spoiler and HEPA filter in non premium 90D
    All in all I am very happy with inventory vehicle despite issues
    Waiting was difficult
     
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    We purchased an inventory X from the same store we test drove at and picked it up two days later. I'm guessing they are just short on semi/flatbeds/drivers for those that are seeing long wait times. I wonder if you could fly to it and drive it home if you really wanted it now?
     
  7. mjeagent

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    Yeah, I tried that approach but would get a message back that the service center "will not be able to accommodate a delivery." I'm in Northern Virginia and the vehicle is coming from Dedham, Massachusetts. I can hop on a plane and be there in two hours but they don't seem to want me to do that.
     
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    Weird. That's unfortunate. I would think they would want to deliver already built vehicles. Unless they're trying to avoid having them go back to the SC a bunch of times like ours has.
     
  9. mjeagent

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    I think the big delay is getting them inspected, brought to new car standards and scheduled for delivery. They have to schedule all of this around ordered deliveries and regular service issues for existing customers.
     
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    Did you get your Tesla delivered yet? I am in the same boat as you; ordered online new inventory (95% match to my build...just missing the Tech package) last week and was originally told by my local rep that I test drove with it would be 14 days (from Denver to Phoenix) since it was a Tier 1 or something like that location delivery. However, I was bounced to a delivery specialist that quoted 3 to 5 weeks and I stated my displeasure seeing as I had already completed financing & received promotional rate pre-approval for 30 days from Alliant. Also, my current car that I am trading in is coming in due for registration at end of September so it would be a pain to have to get that current just for a trade-in and then sqaure away refund for unused registration.

    Thanks for any info!
     
  12. mjeagent

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    I did take delivery of my P90D inventory vehicle. Just like you, I was also quoted 2 weeks for delivery. Mine was coming from Cape Cod to the DC area. By the end of it all I received the vehicle one month and one day from the date of deposit. I was also not happy to receive the news from the delivery specialist that it would be closer to 4-5 weeks. I now believe that "two weeks" is a standard line that Tesla employees use for an inventory delivery timeframe. Kind of like the movie "Money Pit" when Tom Hanks is continually told two weeks to finish his home but everyone knows thats not gonna happen. The delay for mine was blamed on needing to refinish the onyx rims that had some curb rash and also some wiring that needed to be replaced for the charging mechanism.
     
  13. ChadS

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    I was quoted about 3 weeks. If I really get it tomorrow morning, it will be almost 5 weeks.

    Part of the delay was getting it scheduled on a truck with other cars. Then once it was here they finally looked at it and realized it needed a new part, which they had to order.

    All of the employees working on it were really trying, but their process does not lend itself to accurate delivery estimates.
     
  14. travwill

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    Yeah in same boat. 2 weeks turned into 3. Was supposed to get Saturday, that then turned into Monday. It's been in a body shop a week which alone has me nervous.

    I finally called them today and my DS is out of office so waiting here an hour later on a "call you right back" with update.

    :-/. Frustrating experience overall.
     
  15. KevKat1718

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    Well that is disheartening! My Tesla will be coming from Denver which is probably about twice as far as yours traveled (that could not matter in the slightest though). I feel like I could have added the premium package as I originally desired (really, it was only for the power lift gate) & received an October delivery as stated on the website when I was building my car last week.

    Oh well; guess it's off to the MVD (DMV in AZ...no idea why they have to be different!) to get my trade-in current on registration just in case.

    Thanks for updating in your status though; I will update mine as well for any interested parties that may stumble across this post.
     
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    Did you have to take receipt and pay for the car prior to this or are you pending receipt until car is 100%? I would hate to pluck down nearly $100K just to take ownership & see my car before it heads off to body shop! :-/
     
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    I have a feeling I will be in the same boat as you. This is a totally new experience for me as I have only ever purchased cars straight from dealership lots & driven away same day in most every case!

    Unfortunately, I really want a Tesla so it is what it is; all other aspects were stress free and up to the standard I would expect, but just seems they need to be better aware of timelines for delivery since that is a MAJOR factor for people (myself included) deciding to buy a new inventory or proceed with a custom order.
     
  18. travwill

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    Nah, I have a certified check ready to hand over. Likely only after I drive it now on on a bumpy road to ensure its still solid/no rattles, the paint looks great, seats, everything functioning, aligned, and included.

    I expect they will detail it and it'll look nice, but will do a detailed review before they get final payment.

    They put me in a P90DL X loaner last week to make things better which has been great to drive, but I'm ready to get my actual X now and be done with the process. Hopefully by end of day today, waiting on their call again. Grrr...
     
  19. mjeagent

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    May I ask why its in the body shop? In my experience my sales person would provide me with actual detailed information about the delay in delivery (actually what was being repaired) as opposed to the delivery specialist who was very vague and would stick to the "we are bringing the vehicle up to our standards" corporate line.
     
  20. travwill

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    Sure. The DS sent it to body shop when he found that the right side gap was much bigger than left side gap on the hatchback. Wasn't a huge problem but he felt it should be aligned. Requires extensive disassembly, metal alignment, then reassembly of rear hatch to fix. Let me know after it got sent off, which was glad they had concern, but that was a week ago.
     

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