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Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by alin3, May 19, 2015.

  1. alin3

    alin3 Member

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    I'm the happy owner of a Chevy Volt as a daily driver. It was the gateway drug to the world of EV's.

    Now, I'm happy to report that I have evolved and have ordered a Tesla Model 70D to replace the Volt after it's lease is over in August!

    Deep blue paint
    Pano roof
    19" standard wheels
    Tan next gen seats
    Premium interior
    Autopilot
    Hi fidelity sound
    Subzero package

    Getting the NEMA 14-50 outlet installed next month.
     
  2. DougH

    DougH Active Member

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    woot woot!....congrats!
     
  3. alin3

    alin3 Member

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    The addition of AWD and better range with the base model sold me.
     
  4. bjwModelS

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    Congrats! I have a similar order in. 70D, Deep Blue, pano, 19" standard, textile, premium interior, rear facing seats, 14-50 going in next month :D
     
  5. gnxs

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    Congrats alin3, I can relate to your story 100%.

    We started out last year by jumping on a great lease deal for a Ford Focus Electric (less for the lease than my wife used in fuel each month). Tesla's recently unveiled CPO program accelerated me being able to get an EV for myself. I'm picking up my 2013 P85 tomorrow. I can't wait, I bet you can't either.

    - - - Updated - - -

    P.S. - Just noticed you're in the Chicago area too. Maybe we'll cross paths in the future. Where did you order it from?
     
  6. alin3

    alin3 Member

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    I'm in the western 'burbs and test drove the MS at the Oakbrook store.
     
  7. SabrToothSqrl

    SabrToothSqrl Active Member

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    yay! Coming from another GM myself, I think you'll be delighted w/the service level Tesla provides.
     
  8. kaiserpathos

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    Awesome! I was in the same exact boat, Volt lease since 2012. It was indeed my gateway drug to EVs in general, and Model S in particular. I took delivery last Thursday, and let me tell you it is like nothing you'll experience in a Volt. Wow, what a machine. Get ready for an insanely fun summer and fall when it arrives!
     
  9. gnxs

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    Same with me........Yorkville here. ;)
     
  10. MichFin

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    I'm a volt owner (actually my wife drives it) and we loved it so much we bought a 85D with delivery in the next week or so.

    What I really want to know is how do I setup my signature at the bottom of these posts.
     
  11. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    1. From the top menu click on Settings (next to Log Out).
    2. On the left under My Settings, click Edit Signature.
    3. Type some stuff in the text area.
    4. Click Save Signature.

    Also this might be helpful:
    Setting and Profile Features
     
  12. MichFin

    MichFin Member

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    This is better

    Thanks
     
  13. EugeneM

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    I am in the same situation. 70D ordered. Current lease ends in August. I do not know where to find the strength to make it to August.
     
  14. Dbitter1

    Dbitter1 Journeyman Member

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    I hung out here- you learn a LOT. Much better than hitting refresh on browser looking at your MyTesla page. Read the "Tesla Moments" thread, and the various photo threads (intentionally not linked to help occupy your time). Think about what license plate you want, if you are doing custom plates.

    I assure you, it will wildly exceed everything you think it will be once you get it.
     
  15. EugeneM

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    Thank you :)

    I already read, what seems to be, the entire Tesla moments thread. I put in the Nema 14-50. I ordered a new license plate. It will say EVELO, which is the name of my company (I run a company that manufactures and sells electric bicycles so Tesla was a no brainer vehicle for me, a perfect match).

    I feel like I am wearing down the refresh button looking at my tesla page :).

    I also have an email saved in my DRAFTS folder asking my Tesla Rep to move my delivery forward, if possible (which would waste a couple of months worth of lease payments which is why it's still in DRAFTS).

    Finally, I know that it will exceed my expectations which is only making it harder :).

    Anyway, I appreciate the advice.
     
  16. Dbitter1

    Dbitter1 Journeyman Member

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    OK, well, then go read the "you may be a Tesla owner if" thread. :p

    Hint: it is on the "official" TM board.

    Note: We should start one here.
     
  17. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Welcome to the true adult's table! You will never regret it. Nothing compares.
     
  18. alin3

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    Woohoo! Assigned a VIN: 091282!
     
  19. chriSharek

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    Congratulations! I've been driving my 2011 Volt for 4 years/70k miles and ordered my MS this weekend too!

    I had a loaner P85D on Saturday night to celebrate my birthday. Let me tell you that you really need more juice than the L2, if you had one, for your Volt. I was only charging the MS at 10 miles/hour this weekend. I would also encourage you to get a HPWC if you are considering dual chargers or if you have your charger/outlet outside your garage.
     

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