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Hi! Another O.C. California resident here that just reserved a 40kWh.

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Cashoverass, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. Cashoverass

    Cashoverass Member

    Mar 23, 2013
    United States
    Hi friends. I've been watching this whole Tesla thing for a while now. I was a big fan of the roadster (which might have something to do with why I bought an Elise) but after that whole new york times B.S., I decided it was time to put my money where my mouth is and support this company. I left my reserve deposit about a week ago and have been stressed about exactly which car to finalize but I think I've finally made up my mind on

    Grey 40kWh
    Panor roof
    upgraded sound system (music is kinda my "thing")

    This car is just barely out of my price range so I'm really scraping buy to make this plunge so I'm hesitantly NOT ordering the tech package. Does anyone here want to try to sell me on it? Or make me feel better for not getting it? Turn by turn navi would be nice but on a computer that runs linux and google apps, won't someone find a way to run a "hack" or an aftermarket app that gives you turn by turn navi? I have an android phone with hotspotting and bluetooth so can't I run my phone navi with turn by turn through the car audio?

    Xenon's would be nice but for 3,700 I cant justify it. I'll do aftermarket xenon's one day maybe.

    I could care less about HD camera or power rear lift.

    Can someone explain the difference between the keyless auto entry and the standard version without the tech pack? You still get that funny little "remote" in the shape of the car? You can still use the remote the same way as with the tech package? the only difference is the door handles automatically pop out on the tech package version?

    I would like to run an aftermarket sub/amp. I've done this on allll my cars before and i'm pretty comfortable with the audio/video installs but I've never done it on an electric car! Do I need to worry about the power drain?

    Here's a silly question.. I can't seem to fine the "finalize" button on my tesla dashboard? Was my desposit somehow not reflected on my dashboard yet or something? I tried following the link in the email and can't find it.

  2. jerry33

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

    Mar 8, 2012
    Unless you change reflectors, aftermarket HIDs are annoying to every other motorist and illegal in many places. Either get the tech package or do without.

    The power rear lift will save you hundreds of dollars in repairs if your garage is low because you can set the height that it automatically opens to.

    The main difference is that the handles automatically pop out without you having to press on them. The remote is the same.

    The car draws 10kWh at a minimum to run. Other than the cabin heater the other subsystems don't even register.

    Tesla's website is not the best. Call or email.
  3. FredTMC

    FredTMC Model S VIN #4925

    Dec 26, 2012
    Orange County CA
    Hi Fellow OC'r,

    I didn't get tech package and I don't regret it. White 60kwh with Superc delivered 2/14. 3k miles driven so far. Love the car.

    For me, the tech package is nice but wasnt essential:

    Xenons are nice but I can live without
    TBT Nav nice but I can use iOS (Siri) and I'm mainly local
    Lift gate: my wife would want it. I'm okay without
    Homelink: I've got a separate garage door opener. Oh well
    Profiles: I'm the principle driver. Wife drives it only rarely. She'll drive model X mainly. ;-)
    Parking & Lane sensor: I'd like to have but not avail yet
  4. Apoclyps

    Apoclyps Member

    Feb 28, 2013
    Taipei, Taiwan
    hi Cash! Welcome to the forums. we need to start an "Orange County Tesla Club of LA"
  5. fidasa

    fidasa Member

    May 12, 2013
    same to you

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