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Discussion in 'Model X' started by achen, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. achen

    achen Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I have made my reservation on a Model X back in September, my number is in the 1750's (leave a little bit privacy here...). I live in Woodbury, Irvine, OC, Canifornia.

    I was so happy when I found this forum today, I've been looking for a place to ask questions and exchange information with other Tesla owners or to-be owners. I'm sure I will post again very soon. :)
     
  2. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Welcome to the forum, achen. And congrats on the X reservation!
     
  3. achen

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    Thanks for the warm greeting, Bonnie. It's either I am too dumb to find out how to edit my post, or this function hasn't been opened to new member yet. I just registered a few minutes before posting.

    My 1st question here is -- When can we see a Model X in a showroom in LA / OC ? I believe there is (at least) one out there touring different showrooms, I just saw a post of one in NJ.

    My 2nd question: Exactly what rebate / refund programs are California buyers eligible for? I was kind of upset when I found the $2500 CVRP (California Vehicle Rebate Project) two week ago, which my Tesla salesman never mentioned to me.
     
  4. spleen

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    Welcome and congratulations on the Model X reservation! I believe that the Model X prototype ("the mule") has been making the rounds of various Tesla showrooms - I don't believe that they've announced a schedule as to when it's going to be where. Having said that, there is no guarantee that the actual car is going to be the same as the prototype - some parts of the design may change before it actually gets released. Therefore, please don't place TOO much stock on the appearance of the current Model X, both on the website and in the showroom.
     
  5. Lyon

    Lyon 2016 S P100DL, 2016 X P90D

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    Congrats on the reservation and welcome! Try not to get too hooked on the forums or your productivity is sure to plummet. I'm hoping that, once my Model S arrives, I'll be able to get back to being a consistently diligent worker!

    OH, and I also have an X Reservation.
     
  6. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Why were you upset over the $2500 rebate? That's a bonus!
     
  7. achen

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    I wasn't upset at the rebate itself, as I stated above, I was upset that Tesla saleman never brought it up when I asked him for incentives.
     
  8. fengshui

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    As far as we know, before today, there was only one model X in existence (the mule car), which has toured around, but not with any published schedule. Tesla revealed a second design prototype at the Detroit Auto Show today. Currently there are no scheduled future appearances for either car. If anyone on the forum hears otherwise, I'd expect it to be posted here.

    The CVRP only has limited funds. At current redemption rates, the existing program will be depleted of funds long before the Model X is available for purchase. It's certainly possible that California could renew the CVRP program, but it was safer for the salesman not to mention the existing program.
     
  9. achen

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    Thanks fengshui !!
     
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    Yeah, Don't count on CA. It comes and goes as the fund it in small amounts that are a few thousand cars worth. It used to be $5000 so even if it comes back it might drop again.
     
  11. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    As I posted on another thread, I talked with a CARB employee last week & my understanding is that the incentive will be around for the Model X.

    No guarantee. But it's someone who should know.
     
  12. fengshui

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    That's good to hear! What time frame were you discussing? Early 2014, late 2014? News articles from the Detroit Auto Show are unclear on how early in 2014 production X models will be available.
     
  13. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    We were just chatting about 2014 in general.

    Obviously not a promise. So here's what I'd do, if I were you. Put your deposit down for the X. If the incentive is a go/no go point for you, let the deposit ride until you know that the funds will (or won't) be available.

    No sense putting any more thought into it than that right now. :)
     
  14. fengshui

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    Agreed. In this interest rate environment, the forgone interest on the $5k deposit is small enough that reserving and waiting is the best solution for anyone seriously considering the car despite reservations.

    (I reserved in November.) :)
     

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