I will soon order a MC red S85 at a nearby Tesla store, but am intrigued by the idea of taking delivery at the factory and taking a tour with my Bay Area nephews. If I did so, I would combine the trip with a 225 mi run from Fremont to our Lake Tahoe cabin and then drive the 550 mi back home to Orange County. Some negative thoughts come to mind: 1. Risk of making an 800 mi trip on a fresh-from-factory car and having some manufacturing defect be discovered hundreds of miles from a service center. 2. Risk of starting a long trip before becoming fully familiar with the car; handling, location of controls, use of touchscreen, etc. 3. Running 800 miles before having after-market paint treatment applied. Of course I could take delivery locally and drive to Fremont for a factory tour, then on to Tahoe. Is the "cool factor" of factory delivery worth it?