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Just picked up my Tesla!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by MAPC, May 13, 2012.

  1. MAPC

    MAPC #158

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    I have been a member for the past few months as I have been considered jumping into the 'Fraternal Order of the Tesla' and just this evening picked up #158!

    Looking forward to many miles of petrol-free motoring and also the camaraderie of the community.

    I welcome any tips, etc. that anyone would like to share. Particularly interested in apps, maps, etc. showing location of charging spots in the Bay Area. I drive by Tesla Menlo Park countless times per week so I know I won't get stuck, but would like to know what else is out there- SJ-SFO-HMB-SF-Marin-Napa in particular.

    I have posted my temporary avatar (photo by original owner) and will replace with my own pics soon.
     
  2. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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  3. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    There is another Tesla store going in San Rafael.
     
  4. augkuo

    augkuo Member

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    Welcome! Also check out http://www.plugshare.com - you'll see a bunch of J1772 and Tesla HPC that private owners are willing to share -

    Augie
     
  5. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Congrats!
     
  6. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    Nice color ;-)

    Welcome.
     
  7. tdelta1000

    tdelta1000 Active Member

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    Welcome and congratz!!! Please do share your ownership experiences with us and safe motoring.
     
  8. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Forgot that one, thanks!
     
  9. pharma5

    pharma5 Roadster F#25

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    Cross-country congrats!
     
  10. MAPC

    MAPC #158

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    Picked it up on Sunday and then promptly left on a business trip on Monday - I can't wait to actually DRIVE it a bit!
     
  11. DSA

    DSA R #212 Twilight Blue

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    Wow, I don't know if I could deal with that kind of delayed gratification. Hope you get to drive it soon! And post some pics!
     
  12. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Imagine the early Roadster owners who put the entire cost of the car down and waited through delays. But yeah, waiting isn't easy.
     
  13. DSA

    DSA R #212 Twilight Blue

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    No kidding. One owner I spoke to when checking out cars was pretty excited to explain how he put in his order back in 2006. He even showed me his reservation confirmation letter from 2006. Then it wasn't delivered until 2009... What a ride that must have been. I'm sure many on this forum have similar stories. I definitely admire those who were early and waited through it all.
     
  14. daniel

    daniel Active Member

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    Congratulations! I didn't realize there were any left in the U.S. Did you get it new? Or did you buy it used? 158 is a pretty low number. Have fun with your new car, and drive safe.
     
  15. MAPC

    MAPC #158

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    Purchased used from original owner who recently bought one of the last 2011's (in addition to his S reservation).
     
  16. mpt

    mpt Electrics are back

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    Happy days - Welcome!
     

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