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Is it too late to order now and receive the $7500 tax credit?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by hydro 481, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. hydro 481

    hydro 481 Member

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    From what I understand, the full $7500 tax credit is only good till Dec 31 of this year. Tesla website states 2-4 month for delivery on non-performance AWD models. What are my chances of receiving the car before Dec 31? I live in San Diego, CA. My configuration: midnight silver metallic, white interior, enhanced AP
     
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    I'd say if you order today you'd have a good chance. RWD seems like they deliver almost immediately; but AWD still likely you'd get delivered before Dec 31st if you ordered now.
     
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    I ordered AWD this past Wednesday. Salesperson “guaranteed” I’d get it before the end of the year (taken with a grain of salt). Here’s hoping .
     
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    I have to admit to being a bit skeptical of that timeline - but sure hoping I'm wrong! Here's to you enjoying an AWD before New Years!
     
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    I would go RWD to get into the window.
     
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  6. hydro 481

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    The salesperson I spoke to said the same thing. They always tell me what I want to hear it seems LOL. I wish the $2500 deposit was refundable if they missed the estimated delivery timeframe.
     
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    I was wondering if the deposit would be refundable if they missed the timeframe for delivery?
     
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    I think you could order in August and still be pretty safe. Maybe as late as October if there are a large number of Short Range holdouts. For a Performance model October might be even more realistic.

    If you're thinking RWD with white interior I might wait a month before forcing a decision. But we (my wife that is) didn't wait. We have estimated delivery of Sep-Nov for AWD with white interior. If that's an accurate estimate and white is offered for RWD within the next month then your August order might show Oct-Dec delivery. Should be OK, Tesla should be trying to deliver lots of cars before January, but you have a little uncertainty getting that close to the end of the full tax credit. My wife was seeing it as AWD for $4k with $7500 tax credit this year or RWD with $3750 tax credit in early 2019. That looks like a cost of $250 for AWD, which was a no-brainer at that point. Her other possibility was a Short Range in (mid?) 2019, with reduced tax credit. But that could be a year away. So AWD for us.
     
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    I've never heard of that happening.
     
  10. Zidarich

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    I was told by my local Tesla dealer that you can cancel your reservation anytime and put the $2,500 towards a different car. So if I don’t see mine by the beginning of December, I’m likely to do that.
     
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    After the first of the year, you will still be eligible for 50% of the full tax credit, so it is only a loss of $3750.
     
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    Yup- $3750 through June 30 2019, then $1875 through Dec 31 2019, only then does it drop to $0.
     
  13. boriszima

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    Likely it will be cutting it close, would be good for Tesla to "guarantee" delivery before December 31, 2018. Based on limited info on this forums RWD and P-AWD is best bet.
     
  14. mongo

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    Be careful relying on that, the Model 3 order agreement states the $2,500 is refundable only until there is a vehicle matched to the order (VIN number assignment?).
    https://3.tesla.com/assets/pdf/model3_order_agreement_en_US.pdf

     
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  15. Zidarich

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    VERY helpful information, thank you. What’s been the average turn around time from receiving a VIN to getting delivery of the car?

    Would be helpful to know that then, because if we haven’t gotten our VINs by a certain date, it may be a smart idea to cancel.
     
  16. mongo

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    It is very variable...
    Is the $3,750 change in credit for H2 2018 vs H1 2019 a make or break for you? Or would you drop to a later delivery SR or such?
     
  17. pobudz

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    I had a friend order a LR RWD (without reservation) less than a month ago (July 6). His car is ready for delivery pending financing as of Friday.
     
  18. Zidarich

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    The only reason I’m doing the LR + Premium is because I can take advantage of the full $7,500. If Thanksgiving rolls around and still no word (Tesla is saying Sept-Nov delivery), I’d just cancel and use the $2,500 towards the SR.

    With how quick everyone is getting their cars, I don’t anticipate this being the case, but I want to be prepared just in case.
     
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  19. Zidarich

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    Same - I don’t think the reservations matter much anymore with the LR.

    What state is he is?
     
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