I'm posting because I'm a car nut, impatient, excited and just need to have a release. I may as well share my 'release' with TMC members! About 1.5 months ago, I saw a Model S at a charity event. I wasn't overall too excited about the car. I knew a little here and there about it, but not much. I thought, "Hey, what a handsome car; sort of looks like Jaguar from the back, a Panamera from certain angles, and hey, it's all electric.....what a nice gimmick." After I got home, I looked it up on line....found this site. I lurked and read up what you all had written....what some of the magazines had written (Motor Trend was the big one). Sales Experience I got on Tesla's site and requested a test drive....the next day a sales rep reached out to me and made an appointment for a test drive. When I got to the store, I still wasn't overly excited about this car. Sales advisor took some information from me, and about 10 minutes later we were in the car (Model S 85kWh). He began showing me the bells and whistles....and then were off. I didn't talk much 10 minutes into the test drive. I was trying to figure out the gimmick. Soon enough, the sales advisor had me talking up what I do for a living and other stuff. In driving, I forgot about driving the Model S. We were busy talking about everything else. He directed me to a highway with a short on-ramp....wouldn't you know it, a semi was barreling down the lane I was about to merge in....I hit the gas.....errrr, I hit the go-fast pedal. BOY, did it GO-FAST!!! I was speechless the rest of the ride (if you know me, that's damn near impossible). We got back to the Tesla store and the sales advisor asked me to schedule another test drive so that I could bring my wife; scheduled for two weeks later. In the two weeks, I was percolating with excitement. I configured and re-configured the car I was hoping to order....different colors, options, etc. So the time came for the second test drive. My wife did the driving. After about 30 minutes into the drive, she cut it short and didn't say another word. When we walked back into the store, I went to thank and shake the sales advisor's hand thinking that we were done and this was not a car we were going to buy. My wife, surprisingly, went to the wall and started picking out interior options and asking if I REALLY like black THAT much because she liked the Pearl White a lot. Color me pleasantly surprised! Ordering We sat down at design the 'nook', configured our car (*see my signature), and plopped down a $2500 down payment. This was another surprise, I was ready to make a $5000 down payment, but apparently that day, Tesla changed how much they required to put down. I kid you not, we had the car ordered and an order sheet in our hands within 10 minutes of beginning configuration. I've spent more time at a traditional dealership telling the dealer that I was a specific car in inventory....no joke, I've pointed out an actual car in a new car warehouse and took the dealer more than 20 minutes to 'find' it in the system so that he could pull it out for more un-needed inspection. This was on 5/27 and was given an expectation for delivery between 6/24 and 'early July'. --That's all I have to say about that-- <--Again, if you know me, that's unheard of. I have a lot to say about everything. Delivery So I thought I was done and all I had to do was wait. Well, I got an email a couple of days ago saying that I have until the 9th to confirm my configuration. I didn't know what this was, so I turned to this forum. I saw that a few folks 'finalized' their orders and then were given a true delivery date range via email (I'm assuming by their Delivery Specialists). I panicked and thought that this non-finalizing my order may have pushed my delivery to much later in the summer. As of today, I got a configuration 'confirmation' email from Tesla. I checked MyTesla profile and see that I have a VIN assigned. I spoke with my Delivery Specialist today and he let me know that my car is in pre-production and will go to line in about a week (could be a day, could be end of a 7 day week). He said he'd call once he sees my car go into production. Edit 6/12: Just got an email regarding Tesla financing/loan application. Also got an inquiry asking whether or not I'll have a trade-in. No other information was given.....so I'm left assuming that this is a 'step' in the process of my car going into production soon? .....I know there's more to delivery experience than this, I'll update as I get 'touched' by Tesla throughout this process. Edit 6/19: Woohooo!!!! Delivery button is activated today! July 16-19th delivery range. Hoping it changes to the first week of July...which is the original tail end of my delivery range expectation set when I ordered the car. Edit 6/26: HPWC delivered today. DS just emailed me today asking me to call Tesla corporate to find out about HPWC since he doesn't know. Yet, wife says it was delivered today. Sentiments I'm excited like a little school girl about to get a pony for her birthday. This car is for my wife and not me....but really it's for me.