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Stook02ss

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Nov 6, 2021
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Visited delivery site yesterday to determine if my 2022 Model Y LR AWD was on site.
Have been there several times since they opened, so had some idea of the Peabody, Ma layout. Scheduled for pick-up on this Tuesday. Found the car almost immediately.
Spent about 15 minutes going over the exterior which is white. Beautiful metallic white. Certainly not an expert, but my initial first take appeared to have most panel & intersections how they should be. Noticed in three spots stickers, one on each side of lower rear bumper. One had 6.0 & the other 3.5. Assume these might have been millimeters. They were pointing @ the panel gaps in each case. Could mean one is about
¼ inch in American speak versus ⅛ inch.
So, effectively, about an eight of an inch between the two. The other sticker was on the front hood pointing to the lower gap on passenger side. Hood gaps from the windshield to below Tesla insignia looked symmetrical down both sides.
Could peer into interior & it looked like USB-C ports were installed on back of console. Ones for rear passengers.
The 19” wheel covers were in cargo area I believe, but had forgotten how tinted that area is. Not so easy to eyeball the contents.
Last note of interest was the sticker on the upper part of driver’s side windshield.
Had the vin# of my ‘soon to be car’, but below that on the sticker…..NEW PROCESS.
Probably an internal designation to service, but my first thought was….is there something they are doing different on ‘22s that we are not aware of (other than possible missing USB-ports)??
Oh yeah, after my cursory inspection of the car, I went in to the Tesla show-room to see if it was possible to open car up & inspect the interior. Was told, they don’t have the ability to help me with that request as the car has not been thru service.
I owned a 2018 Model 3 LR AWD for several years. Picked up on last day of September & the car was perfect on both exterior & interior. During that ownership, must say it was one of my favorite if not favorite cars.
Had many adventures with it! Even Uber/Lyft ride share with it from time to time in Boston environs. Mobile service came once to replace a part on the charger door.
Tesla service replaced a windshield that road debris cracked. Sorry to this day I traded for another brand PHEV SUV back in April of this year. However, given used car market prices right now, sold it back to brand dealer for $710 more than I paid for it.
Why SUVs? Older fellow & just easier to enter & exit @ 75 years old.
Alas, I digress, but really excited to start a new adventure with the Y! Oh yeah, insane price increases from 09/23/2021 order date to now…$5k. However, the legacy dealers on other most wanted EVs such as MACH e
GT are bumping pricing from $5k to 10k over MSRP. The used Tesla Model Y LR AWD has all forms of purchase outlets anywhere from $7k and upwards.
That and the MYPs haven't increased nearly as much this year compared to the LR. The MYP is the bargain Tesla right now imo. I'm tempted to order a second and sell the one I have on order now lol.
 
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leaftoy

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Forgot to add…Manufactured on 11/01/2021 according to sticker with vin # & NEW PROCESS.
I believe at this point "NEW PROCESS" is old process. See for instance:

 
I believe at this point "NEW PROCESS" is old process. See for instance:

Thanks for your input! I would be happy with mud flaps door panel protection in our New England winter weather.
 
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Thanks for your input! I would be happy with mud flaps door panel protection in our New England winter weather.
As communicated in ‘Missing USB-c ports.
Picked up Car on Tuesday 11/16 @ 10:00 am.
Peabody, Ma. They had 4 deliveries that day. Car was parked in area for deliveries & soon to be delivered. Nice touch as you could leisurely take your time inspecting the car out of the weather.
Model Y W/W, LR, 19”, hitch was in great condition from paint to no discernible panel gaps or mis-aligned. Interior was also in wonderful condition with everything working!
Used a pre-delivery list I found on this site.
Very detailed, but not likely to miss much that you could see or interface with.
Spoke for some time with the individual responsible for the final process & delivery of your car. This site & crew are strongly committed to new owners having a positive experience. He did explain that they try to install on each Model Y Mud flap & PPF film,
but occasionally those parts will not be available, but you just need to schedule service right then for install when inventory back in. He also said if my car had not had the wireless charger or USB-c ports, same process for service. I decided to have the Homelink part installed & used the App to schedule that install. Part ordered that day & should be here on Tuesday for the scheduled 12/1 install.
Again, not sure how a 09/23 order became a 11/16 delivery (except for possible cancellations from folks trying to avail themselves of ev tax credits). However, car was built on 11/01/2021 as ‘22 & I was given the vin# on the 2nd. As they say in the casinos…a real crap shoot for all of us.
I want to kindly say to all waiting, it is my hope that Texas coming on line will decrease
the extraordinary wait times! I am still mentally scratching my head on our new realities on pricing increases on so many things, including our choice of ev!
Is Tesla really seeing such dramatic cost increases in the Model Y? Because they don’t have dealers, is the pricing more transparent? Are the price increases fundamentally supply & demand?
In a future time, as is usual, we will probably learn the answers, but harder in these times to know for sure the answers.
 
As communicated in ‘Missing USB-c ports.
Picked up Car on Tuesday 11/16 @ 10:00 am.
Peabody, Ma. They had 4 deliveries that day. Car was parked in area for deliveries & soon to be delivered. Nice touch as you could leisurely take your time inspecting the car out of the weather.
Model Y W/W, LR, 19”, hitch was in great condition from paint to no discernible panel gaps or mis-aligned. Interior was also in wonderful condition with everything working!
Used a pre-delivery list I found on this site.
Very detailed, but not likely to miss much that you could see or interface with.
Spoke for some time with the individual responsible for the final process & delivery of your car. This site & crew are strongly committed to new owners having a positive experience. He did explain that they try to install on each Model Y Mud flap & PPF film,
but occasionally those parts will not be available, but you just need to schedule service right then for install when inventory back in. He also said if my car had not had the wireless charger or USB-c ports, same process for service. I decided to have the Homelink part installed & used the App to schedule that install. Part ordered that day & should be here on Tuesday for the scheduled 12/1 install.
Again, not sure how a 09/23 order became a 11/16 delivery (except for possible cancellations from folks trying to avail themselves of ev tax credits). However, car was built on 11/01/2021 as ‘22 & I was given the vin# on the 2nd. As they say in the casinos…a real crap shoot for all of us.
I want to kindly say to all waiting, it is my hope that Texas coming on line will decrease
the extraordinary wait times! I am still mentally scratching my head on our new realities on pricing increases on so many things, including our choice of ev!
Is Tesla really seeing such dramatic cost increases in the Model Y? Because they don’t have dealers, is the pricing more transparent? Are the price increases fundamentally supply & demand?
In a future time, as is usual, we will probably learn the answers, but harder in these times to know for sure the answers.
Is Model Y Mud flap & PPF film already included or we need to request and pay for ?
 
Accepted delivery on MYM LR 2022 7SAYGDEE3NF307xxx today. USB-C ports were missing, but car had $95 carpet mats and very nice Tesla air compressor in the trunk. No mud flaps no PPF.
My little one also got her personal Model3 scaled down to 1:43
Did Tesla give you an estimate as to when the USB ports will be installed? And can it be done via mobile service?
 

Brentt

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I just got my VIN. From my research the first three digits indicate country of origin. 5YJ is the US and LRW is China.
Mine also starts with 7SAY ? I checked 2021 Y’s listed for sale in the US and they start with 5YJ. Has Tesla changed the country coding for 2022?
 
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kithytom

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I just got my VIN. From my research the first three digits indicate country of origin. 5YJ is the US and LRW is China.
Mine also starts with 7SAY ? I checked 2021 Y’s listed for sale in the US and they start with 5YJ. Has Tesla changed the country coding for 2022?
5YJ = Tesla, Inc., for Model S/3
7SA = Tesla, MPV, for Model X/Y
 
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