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Factory delivery vs. San Rafael Service Center - Length of delay

I just placed my order for my Model X P90 D :smile:. I live in Marin and would rather pick up the car at the San Rafael Service Center which is very near me. I could go to the factory in Fremont, but that would take me over an hour each way. I am guessing it would take them a few days to move the car from the factory to the San Rafael service center, and I would be OK with that, but if it will take them a week or more then I would rather pick the car in the factory. Anybody knows how long I am likely to have to wait for the service center pick up vs. the factory? How long has it taken for MS orders to do nearby service center deliveries? Any chance they would actually give production priority to factory pick-ups? BTW: I've already done the factory tour, so I have no need to go there...





Still in love after all these miles
They are highly motivated to get them off the factory lot and into your hands so that they can book the sale. Especially at the end of the quarter. They can't book until you take delivery. I bet it would be a day. They delivered mine to my house the day it passed final inspection. I'm about eh same distance from the factory as you.


some guy
Jan 24, 2013
I'd say go San Rafael. They deliver A LOT of cars up there so save yourself the trouble. & by "just placed my order" ... you mean configured, confirmed (?) let us know :smile: I'll witness the signing and drive your other, now obsolete car back to Stinson Beach for you. ML
Thanks for the advice. Sounds like San Rafael might be the way to go... When I said I "ordered" it I meant that I had configured it. The order will be "confirmed" on Monday. I wanted to decide on the pickup location before then, but someone at Tesla Sales told me that I can change the pickup location after the order has been confirmed. So, it is not like the configuration, which is not meant to be changed at that point. That makes sense... BTW: I am Production Reservation 259, so I am hoping that my TMX will be ready very soon after they finish with the Sigs...

MikeL: Thanks for the offer to drive my obsolete Audi TDI (ouch!) back home. I might take you up on that ;-).



Trying to learn kindness, patience & forgiveness
Jun 1, 2015
Marin County, CA
I would double check on the price of delivery. I just read an article about buying a CPO Tesla and it said that he had a choice of picking it up or paying a $1,500 delivery fee. That matches what's the CPO Site says:
This Model S is available for pickup. Shipment to your nearest service center may require a transportation fee up to $1,500. Shipment to Alaska or Hawaii may cost up to $3,000.
I would NOT even consider paying $1,500 to avoid driving to Fremont.

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