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I'm a Production, and here's my story (Sublimaze1 - P188)

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by sublimaze1, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. sublimaze1

    sublimaze1 8Dec2012 / Leeroy Jenkins

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    #1 sublimaze1, Oct 16, 2012
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    So, I figured it is getting closer now where I will (in the near future) be able to post some "goings-ons" regarding my car. I will be posting my progression, only since I am a relatively low P number and have had some recent action on the phone and email. So, for the Inaugural post of my one and only authored thread, here goes:

    Blue Paint
    Pano Roof
    19" Wheels
    Tan Leather interior
    85kWh (non performance)
    Obeche
    Tech
    Rumble seats
    Acitve Air

    Placed my order at 5:30 am, Central Time on 3/27/2009.

    1299 days later, I have filled out my delivery questionnaire (sent by Armen) and received a phone call today from Matthew who is going to get me the VIN in 7-10 days (or so he says) to complete insurance, finance, etc.

    I am sure there is a "P"roduction reservation holder here in the forum that is lower than I, and I certainly do not post this as a weak attempt to upset any Sig owners, Canadian owners, European owners, etc. in saying that I am getting mine earlier ... heck!, I may be weeks longer than I think.

    But, again, just a chronicle of the next X weeks of my life: hope they are shorter than the first 1299 days.

    Regards
    WJ
    McKinney Texas
    P188
    NEMA 14-50
     
  2. Zextraterrestrial

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    Well, you should be close to 1 month away. It seems they are getting all sigs out by nov 16 or 18 or so
     
  3. timdorr

    timdorr Model S P1698 / VIN 1657

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    Yeah, it sounds like they're able to get him his VIN because they are almost done producing the Sig bodies at this point. VINs as high as 650 are already on the production floor according to DrComputer. But there is now a backlog of undelivered vehicles that the delivery team is going to take a while to work through.

    I'm curious what VIN you're going to get. I'm assuming it's going to be 1000+.
     
  4. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    Interesting -- good luck!

    I'm surprised, because just yesterday I was told not to expect my VIN for at least 2-4 weeks more.
     
  5. Grendal

    Grendal Active Member

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    That creates a question for me, do the Canadian Sigs get VINs that are in sequence or do Canadians get their own style VINs?

    I'm hoping that all the Sigs are done by the end of October (including the Canadians) and regular production begins in November.

    Go Tesla go!
     
  6. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Canadian Sigs will be in the same sequence as American.
     
  7. mknox

    mknox Well-Known Member

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    I wonder how the Canadian Production sequence numbers fit in with the US numbers. I am #343 in Canada (non-Sig).
     
  8. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    Did you do something to trigger the process of getting your delivery questionaire and VIN? I'm a good 500 cars ahead of you (R77) and haven't heard a word other than 'November'. Please elaborate on that key missing element of your story. I'm in the midwest, so it wouldn't seem you should have gotten your stuff before me.
     
  9. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Well the Roadster VINs were simply in sequence with the American ones, so they'll probably do the same thing for the Model S.
     
  10. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Evan, I think the theory that all 400-odd Rs will be produced before any Ps has been shot down on other threads in the recent past. R is no more than a designation for Roadster friends and family and the R sequence is effectively interleaved with the P sequence as per when the reservation was made - sublimaze made his reservation on 3/27/09 so, he's right up there with you. This would be the rough sequence (assuming the order was finalized within the 30-some-day window) in which the cars are being produced.
     
  11. sublimaze1

    sublimaze1 8Dec2012 / Leeroy Jenkins

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    #11 sublimaze1, Oct 17, 2012
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    @efusco - I did nothing out of the ordinary to speed up anything. The only thing remotely plausible was that I obtained my delivery specialists email from another Tesla owner here in Texas, but that was only after he had called me and it was to allow me to follow up with him, rather than bother him on his cell phone.

    As an aside, I was afraid that this post was going to cause some emotional responses, and as gg_w_a_t mentioned, there is a great deal of banter about who should be getting what when. I actually came close to abandoning the thread even after I had typed the first post, but decided to press on. Because whether i got the car early, or it was delayed until Feb, or my bank decided to back out, or the Philippines flooded again, or whatever, this thread may serve to allow others to get a real-time gamecast of what is going on in an early Production reservation holders life.

    (Unrelated) - my wife and I are going out of the country for a week next month. So, if there is a two week delay as several people are postulating here on the forums, I would not have a problem with that. I have spoken to my father, and even though he is 70, he is spry and quite interested in this purchase I have made. He will be willing to cruise over from Princeton (that is Princeton, Texas mind you) and open the garage for Armen, allowing him to deliver the car without doing a delivery tutorial. Armen then stated he would come back after we finished our vacation (holidays) and would go over the vehicle with me.

    I may tend to go silent in this thread until there's a factual missive that can be posted - that way, we can keep the thread from getting too long with chatter, and filled with meat and potatoes. As for hijacking, I can't help that, but can only pray.

    Silent until other 411 emerges,
    WJ
     
  12. bmek

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    What about speculating on your VIN?
     
  13. STxTesla

    STxTesla Sig #1278

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    I am Sig # 1278 and am glad to hear that your delivery window is close. The fact that you are in McKinney, Texas is also good info...it may turn out that our cars make the voyage together to Texas. I am still waiting for the call or e-mail and expect that this may happen before the end of the week. Keeping my fingers crossed....

    Congrats and thanks for your post.
     
  14. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    #14 efusco, Oct 17, 2012
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    I'm just curious...and a bit jealous.
    2 weeks ago I wrote to my customer relations people (was one guy, now he's in a new job and it's someone else) and got my vague November delivery update. So, being a solid 2 weeks, I wrote him back requesting another update and more detail. We'll see what happens.
     
  15. Babylonfive

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    Hey Evan,
    Have you considered calling the help line directly?
     
  16. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    I hadn't, my reps have been fairly responsive to emails and I'm trying to be patient and not an annoying PITA. Honestly, I haven't even looked to see if there was a number to call. Have you? Did it help?
     
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    I'm pretty sure the US sequence numbers were a lot higher than the 300's when I put down my deposit. Surely I wouldn't be jumping up the queue?
     
  18. aviators99

    aviators99 Model S - R140

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    OMG. I do not think this theory has been shot down at all. As I've said again and again, when I made my reservation (12/31/2009), the Ps were well up over a thousand, maybe even over 2,000.
     
  19. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Right, my point about interleaving is not about the numbers themselves (your R140 came after P1xyz) but, about effective sequence of production. The companion RN numbers are probably more appropriate for this discussion?! It's all probably moot anyway as all the Rs and quite a few Ps will have been produced by December.
     
  20. aviators99

    aviators99 Model S - R140

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    Based on the delivery windows and discussions with OE, I do not believe the RN numbers are used for sequencing at all. I have been told by numerous people that it's Sigs first, the Rs, and then Ps. Some confusion might be due to the fact that Rs and Ps are grouped together under the nomenclature of "general production". This is useful for factory configuration, not delivery order.
     

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