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Discussion in 'Model S' started by SoxFan2004, May 20, 2016.

  1. SoxFan2004

    SoxFan2004 Member

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    I just got an email about Tesla partnering with Luxe and their valet parking service in New York and San Francisco.

    It sounds too good to be true -- $5 an hour parking with valet? And they'll charge your car.

    Does anyone have experience with Luxe?
     
  2. fballatore

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    Normally, I'd answer the question, but I won't talk to anyone whose screen name is SoxFan2004 and is from New York.

    Seriously, I've never used Luxe, but I received the same email and was also wondering.
     
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  3. mmccord

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    I used it last time I was in NYC a few months ago.

    Receipt for parking (duration: 14h 47m):
    - Parking charge: $62.00
    - Overnight charge(s): $15.00
    - Credit used: ($60.00)

    Don't think I'll use it again at full price. $77 for overnight parking is pricey even for NYC.

    Also, everything you can think of is an upcharge. Want us to plug it in? There's a fee for that...
     
  4. tenstringer009

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    I've used Luxe a few times in SF and the one aspect that I really appreciate is that I can drop my car off at one place and have it brought back to me at a completely different location. So, if I know I'm headed to a happy hour/dinner after work in a different part of the city, I drop my car off with Luxe in the morning at my office, take a Lyft/Uber/walk from the office to wherever my next location is, and then request Luxe to drop off my car wherever I'm at. Removes the hassle of trying to find a parking spot near the apres-work spot and/of having to backtrack to the office just to get my car..

    That's pretty much the only use case that I've used it for thus far, which really amounts to maybe 3 times over the past year (SF is not my typical office); however, I do find Luxe to be convenient in certain circumstances and thus far all of the 'valets' I've met have been great.
     
  5. SoxFan2004

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    Ha! Very few Yankees hats around these days
     
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  6. tnt1971

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    I just used Luxe in downtown Brooklyn for a court appearance. The pickup was perfect and the valets were professional. My only complaint was that it took 45-50 minutes to get the car back from the time I notified them. I requested it with 15 minutes lead time so I was cooling my heels for about a half hour. I will use them again but call for them even earlier when I am finishing up. Total charge was $22 for just over an hour, plus tip. It looks like they stop the clock when you call for them, so it should have been $11 had I known to call them earlier. Rates are posted as $11 per hour with a $39 maximum. I know there is a surcharge for overnight. Yes, there was a whole host of charges for extras that I did not take including $15 to charge your car for up to 5 hours. It does not say at what charge speed.
     
  7. Enadler

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    I have used Luxe several times in NY and have that it is a terrific service. I agree with previous posters that the best use case is to drop off the car in one location and pick it up somewhere else. This works great when going to dinner and a show or going out after work. Yes you do need to plan ahead a little bit when requesting the car return but generally 45 min is ok. Finally, the pricing is not cheap but certainly fair for NY, $11 per hour with a $39 max per day.
     
  8. anxman

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    #8 anxman, Jun 9, 2016
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    They now offer unlimited charging and in/outs in SF for $449. It's only a blush more expensive than I already pay for parking and charging. I'm considering moving over to it but don't love the idea of having to call for my car every time I want to use it.

    More info here: On-Demand Parking & Valet Services - Luxe
     
  9. samj01

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    I'd be interested in hearing from people who do the subscription option -- I was deciding between that and renting a garage spot nearby but wasn't too sure how much of a hassle it ends up being.
     
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  10. anxman

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    I would also be curious about this.
     

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