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Mildly disappointed with my first order...

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by Fifty, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. Fifty

    Fifty New Member

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    Placed an order back on 5/15 knowing that the estimated delivery was late "June". I needed the car first week of July knowing that the lease on my Audi S4 was ending 7/8. I let my delivery service specialist know that back when he first contacted me. Then I got a call from him the first week of June stating that my car was ready and was sold as an "inventory" car. I was shocked but fine with it since I assumed that another one would be produced by the end of the month. Fast forward to the present. My lease is over, I'm carless. Where is the d? It was produced last week but they are still doing "tests and checks" on it. I'm picking it up from Fremont and they could not give me an Eta. I already had an appointment for Cquartz and tint Saturday and I'm also leaving the country. I'm just pissed that someone out there is driving my original order for a discounted price and here I am with no car. All Tesla would do for me is throw in a jacket.
     
  2. FlatSix911

    FlatSix911 918 Hybrid

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    #2 FlatSix911, Jul 8, 2015
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    I recently purchased an Inventory car and was told that it was made available due to a cancelled reservation.
    According to Tesla, this usually happens when financing falls through or someone gets cold feet on an order.

    Your story does not make sense, unless you changed your mind and requested and new build. If you change your mind, your order is cancelled (and sold as Inventory) and you return to the queue again for a new build. Please clarify what happened with your order ... did you change the specifications?


     
  3. snail3

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    why it was sold as inventory car in the first place? did they assign you a new VIN for the 2nd car?
     
  4. Fifty

    Fifty New Member

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    Nothing was changed. I was only asked when I needed the car and I said beginning of June. I had not even applied for financing yet. Tesla even has all the money as of last week since I thought it would have been ready.

    A new vin was assigned. I would have gladly purchased the first car if I knew it would take this long for the second one. They just sold it assuming they could make me another one in time? As a shareholder i'm glad they sold it but I'm mildly upset someone got a discount on my car and I'm stuck paying full price for a car I don't have yet.
     
  5. FlatSix911

    FlatSix911 918 Hybrid

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    Ok. Here is a suggestion that will help with the delivery timing and provide a discount. Consider purchasing an Inventory car ... you can take delivery in a few days at Fremont. The trick is to find an existing car that meets your specifications. Work closely with your advisor and they can find a car for you and also offer a discount based on days in stock. I was able to find exactly what I wanted with one option that I did not really need. Good luck!
     
  6. Cyclone

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    Especially given that you have already paid for your non-delivered car, I would ask Tesla to provide you a loaner until your car is delivered.
     
  7. neroden

    neroden Happy Model S Owner

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    Yeah, sounds like a screwup on Tesla's part. This is a new screwup, not one we've heard before, so hopefully it's a one-off.
     
  8. acevolt

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    I had a similar situation with an order placed in May that stated July delivery. That changed to a late June delivery. I told my DS that he needed to change it to a July delivery because I am out of town. He said he tried, but did not have any luck and the car arrived in late June. I had it sit there for almost two weeks until my wife picked it up in early July. My DS never mentioned the possibility that they would sell it luckily.
     
  9. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    So was your car ready for delivery and you didn't have financing finalized yet? If you had paid in full Tesla should certainly give you a loaner until your new car is ready.
     

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