Hello, everyone. I've been lurking here since August when I test drove an S in Dallas and, of course, it was love at first flight. I'm writing today to get some opinions on an inventory car that I've just put a deposit upon. I won't belabor the back story. The short version is that we decided upon a standard 85 with red or blue, tan interior, tech package, HPHC, and no pano. These are pretty concrete desires for us. Before placing an order, we decided to make some calls and see what inventory cars are available now. We're perfectly fine with a slightly used one from Tesla and see it as an opportunity to either pay less for what we spec'd out last night or get more for want we're seeking to spend. The new one we casually spec'd last night was about 90k before the tax credit. After talking to the really nice folks in Colorado (can't talk to the Texas galleries about inventory cars, of course), I happened upon what I thought was a sweet deal: Red Performance 85 (not a plus) Tan performance leather interior Black (not pano) roof 21" wheels Premium interior lighting Ultra High Fidelity Sound Nappa leather Alcantara Carbon fiber interior Smart air suspension Twin chargers (but not a wall mounted HPHC; that would be $1200 more) Parcel shelf 4,400 miles on the odo The price on this is $97,488, which is about 7 or 8k more than we were looking to spend but it would be getting us MUCH more car than we were originally spec'ing. Performance instead of Standard. Carbon fiber, better sound, nicer interior, etc. The sticker price reads $108,520 but priced out today it's more like $116 for the same (albeit slightly renamed) features. On the negative: the 21" tires are pricier (that's actually a significant concern, considering the decreased wear and increased price of the 21" tires); Would it be possible (and not stupid?) to see if they'd swap the wheels to 19" if that turns out to be a factor in our decision? there's no wall charger; that would be $1200 more (the ability to charge in a few hours at home is a nice feature for us); we could live with a NEMA but eventually, we'd feel compelled to buy a wall charger for faster charging at home. it's in Palo Alto, which would cost us $750 to ship to Dallas (not a big deal in the scheme of things) One big thing I'm wondering is, this appears to be an older car (the enhanced stereo is priced at $950 on the sticker instead of $2500 and apparently this was back when the premium interior lighting, nappa, alcantara, smart air, and spoiler were included in the price). Does this mean there might early production issues that might compel me to get a lesser equipped, new model instead? BTW, the warranty begins when I purchase and the warranty mileage begins counting from purchase miles, not from zero. I have to admit that I'm not entirely objective at this point, with the thought that we could be driving a decked-out P85 months before I thought I might ever have an S85. Just to ensure the car would be there after my wife and I talk this evening, I went ahead and moved our X deposit over to this car. (We put a deposit on an X last month and decided last night that we'd rather have an S now and reconsider an X at a future time.) I welcome your thoughts. p.s., the VIN is 96XX 10/31/2013: Status update: I completed the loan today! By this time next week, north Dallas will boast another Tesla Model S, baby!