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Greetings from the Garden State

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Odebek, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. Odebek

    Odebek Don't Panic

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    Hi TMC! I have been pretty active on a few forums since the end of June, but just realized that I never posted an introduction!

    I am a software engineering executive for a Fortune 50 company and live south of Princeton, NJ near the NJ / PA border.

    I hate that I was so late to the EV scene, I actually looked in 2013 when I bought my last car, and almost bought a Ford Fusion Energi, but after reading Consumer Reports I ended up buying a VW Passat SEL TDI...

    Fast forward through the diesel emissions scandal and I am ready for a new car. Having been out of the loop on Tesla, I didn't end up pre-ordering a Model 3 online until it hit the news on April 2nd. My plan was to go without a car while waiting for the Model 3 and just use Uber; however, I caught the Elon Musk interview at the Code Conference in June and decided that I needed to get in the game sooner. I happened to be on a business trip to Menlo Park at the time and scheduled a test drive, a week later I placed my order.

    The new plan is to lease my S60D to bridge the time until I can purchase a Model 3. My Tesla just entered production and barring any major shipping delays I should officially be a fob-carrying member of TMC by the end of the month.

    Happy to meet you all!
     
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  2. ww73

    ww73 Member

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    Congrats from Seattle (I grew up in NJ)!
     
  3. jaguar36

    jaguar36 Active Member

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    Welcome! If you ever see a Brown 85 around with NJ plates, give me a wave!
     
  4. fallen888

    fallen888 Lurker

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    Very happy for you to take delivery soon. Exciting times.

    I'm also in software engineering (but not an executive quite yet). And I live extremely close to you, in lower/central Bucks County (near Washington's Crossing).

    We've been on the same threads for a week or two now. I follow your lead with my delivery likely a couple weeks behind yours.
     
  5. Odebek

    Odebek Don't Panic

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    Great minds! Ha! Hope they build yours quick, and put us on a truck instead of amtrak! Definitely have to get together for a coffee once we get our cars and compare notes!
     
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