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Get Amped Tour....sucks to be in Dallas (now Atlanta)!

Discussion in 'Texas' started by pete8314, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. pete8314

    pete8314 Vendor

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    #1 pete8314, Jun 5, 2012
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    Hi All.....I'm fairly new to this forum, and a relatively new reservation holder (P8901), but still, I was hoping that the test drive tour would come through DFW, seeing as there's a good number of reservation holders here.

    Ho hum. Guess we wait to see what happens after the first 45 days...? I'd happily fly to the factory if there was a guarantee of a test drive (and ideally a factory tour :) )
     
  2. Bardlebee

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    I'm in San Antonio and will be reserving in November so my number will easily be above 10k. I wouldn't be to worried I think since our numbers are both high, later on when they have more product to use I'm sure they will have an event in Dallas.

    I just hope I am reserved by then :)
     
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    Not sure, but I am going to be so jealous for the next 12 months watching you guys test drive and get your Model S's. I am hoping more San Antonio people jump to get a Model S, lord knows I have been advocating. Of course, all of my friends/family think I am crazy spending so much cash on a vehicle. :)


    Voting with my dollar is what I tell them. Anyway, yeah that law may have something to do with it. Definitely something I hope we get an answer to, I wouldn't like to buy this vehicle without testing it out first.
     
  5. mklcolvin

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    Get Amped - please include Dallas!

    Same here. I'm hoping that they at least come to Dallas or Houston (3-4 hours from Shreveport). My family also think that I'm crazy, but it's more than a car, its a statement about energy independence and our ecosystem. Being cool as well as beautiful doesn't hurt, either! :biggrin:

     
  6. strider

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    If you're willing to fly then I'm sure you could reserve a slot at whatever event you wish. Doesn't have to be the one closest to you.
     
  7. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Nissan put on a test drive of the Leaf, so I don't see that it being dealer monopoly problem. My guess is that there are not enough reservation holders in Texas for them to care about.
     
  8. NigelM

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    Texas seems just as populated with reservations as Colorado or Arizona.
     
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    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Maybe it's a scheduling thing then or their traveling salesman's program is broken.
     
  10. ElSupreme

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    At least you don't live in New Orleans. They look to be the most left out, in the 48.
     
  11. Lloyd

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    Could it possibly have to do with the strange 'Dealership Laws" in Texas that might not allow them to give test drives without having a dealership and location?
     
  12. AnOutsider

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    Though I'm not sure if the fact that Nissan does have dealers in that state makes a diff
     
  13. Cattledog

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    A bit OT

    This is a bit OT, but if Texas laws require us to 'buy' the car in California, what does that mean for sales tax, tax waivers, rebates, etc. I don't know the California incentives nor do I know how they imapct our TX sales.

     
  14. VolkerP

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    The North American continent has 49 federal U.S. states and ten provinces and three territories in Canada. It is obvious that a tour with 11 locations cannot come to all of them but I hear Texans only calling it out - TM forum, TMC, blog comment section, everywhere :biggrin:
     
  15. ElSupreme

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    Well they are spoiled with a store in Houston. Us in Atlanta are used to getting nothing. :biggrin:
     
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    ElSupreme,

    Yep, it gets lonely here in the real LA - at least when it comes to getting Tesla love. Louisiana is probably third to TX & OK as oil states. At least I'll have probably the most unique car in the state for awhile, 'til the word gets out!:biggrin:

     
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    You pay Texas sales tax and would take Texas EV incentives (there are none of course).
     
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    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    It appears as if you purchase the car in Florida. At least that's what the reservation agreement says.
     
  20. heems

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    Looks like Dallas is at least being thought of next year with a store of its own...
    From the 2012 annual share holder's meeting: Screen shot 2012-06-09 at 2.33.48 PM.png
     

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