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Heart broken situation: bought a Prius Prime instead of a Model 3

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by blairrrr, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. blairrrr

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    I am one of the people who got the cancelation call from Tesla recently. I was planning to get the car by the end of this year as they indicated online and sold my old car. So when I knew that I could not get the car at the EoY and even not in early January (SA told me), I was very upset. After struggling and I decided to face the reality that I cannot get the Tesla anyway in the near future (I mean, in a month) so I bought a Prius prime today, at 3:00pm, paid in full. At 5:00pm, I got message from Tesla which stated: I can pick up my car tomorrow......
     
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  2. goletaspring

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    Can you return the Toyota?
     
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    I decided to move on, and good luck to people who is still waiting, you may get car from people in similar situation like me, enjoy your car
     
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  4. blairrrr

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    unfortunately, no
     
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    Man that sucks. Tesla poor customer service strikes again. Frankly, I would just move on and enjoy the Prius. Maybe next time you are ready to buy Tesla will have their act together.
     
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    Pretty sure he would take an instant depreciation hit driving it off the lot. Probably not worth it.
     
  7. blairrrr

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    Haha, actually I was thinking about this solution in past one hour, but I am afraid that, I still have a chance that cannot get the Tesla tomorrow. So I decided to move on. Time is limited, I should spend more time on meaningful things. In the future I still have the interest to buy a Tesla, just wish not this kind of stressful feeling anymore
     
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  8. pilotSteve

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    Great attitude @blarrrr. Blessings for a Merry Christmas to you and your family. Your positive attitude is an example to us all.
     
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  9. SMAlset

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    #9 SMAlset, Dec 30, 2019
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    I had a feeling Tesla would try to come through with a car if they could but now sorry I didn’t lend my voice to waiting it out. Probably would have picked up at the factory.

    I will say this and not sure but I thought there was a short window where people could return a car, like maybe 3 days, being its such a large purchase. Maybe someone knows this or you could call one of the dealerships and ask what their buying and return policy is. Maybe you would just have to pay for some mileage and/or a fee. Did you look at your contract they had you sign? I’d definitely move on this tonight before things get registered in your name. Wouldn’t hurt to call them and say you had a change of heart and don’t think this would be the car for you and you were feeling some pressure to buy.

    I feel badly for you and honestly with such a large purchase that you would have for a number of years I hate to see you stuck with something you really didn’t want. If you are resigned to living with it, I hope you end up liking it. Best of luck.
     
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    Why would you punch yourself in the face like that? Was so glad to trade my Prius in. Sorry it disnt work out for you.
     
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  11. Sherlo

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    Seem to recall there is a form- “no cooling off” that most dealers have you sign

    Can You Return the Car You Just Bought? | Edmunds
     
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    Interesting . I guess Tesla with their 7-day and some mileage policy is unique then. They understand it’s a big purchase and want buyers to be happy with their Tesla purchase.
     
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    see i would've bought a cheap civic and waited it out, then use that car as a trade in
     
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  16. blairrrr

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    Thanks a lot of people gave me good advice about how to return/trade in my 4 hour old Prius. This forum is warm. I am kind of tired with the hoping and upsetting status brought by the purchase of Tesla. I already spent one day depressing and one day doing research which car can be the possible substitute for my HOV demand. For now I am cool down and returning to the right track of my life. I may buy a large one when I upgrading my SUV in two years, and hopefully next time the purchase is delightful rather than stressful. Hope all people who are waiting in this forum can get the car before tomorrow midnight. Happy new year!
     
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  17. MXWing

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    Why not buy the Prius next year?

    Toyota’s timeline to hit 200,000 phaseout for $7,500 tax credit is now infinite.
     
  18. boriszima

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    This sucks but you OP taking it in strides. Enjoy your new car. Can’t fault you
     
  19. engle

    engle In 1976 Looking ahead to 2030!

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    Sorry, you now have to drive a "Prius Prime" I hope it is just a commuter car for you, but I told you in your previous thread you would probably get a Model 3 by just showing up at the factory on 12/31. I even documented my experience at the end of 2018 Q3.

     
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    I would be far more depressed about going with a Prius than waiting longer for a Tesla. Yikes. That is a HUGE difference. I don't care if the Prius was free, there's no way I'm every owning one of them.
     
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