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Discussion in 'North America -' started by masterjrm, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. masterjrm

    masterjrm Member

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    I think it would be interesting to see how many people are currently or were previously in the military. I have seen several posts of people mentioning USAA and have seen a couple about the military. I previously didn't think there would be a lot of military Tesla enthusiasts.

    I have been in the Army since 2004 and I am an EOD Team Leader. I am from Sonora CA, I am stationed out of Fort Bragg NC, and I am currently deployed to Afghanistan. I heard about Tesla in early 2009 and put down a reservation for the Model S. I have reservation P564.
     
  2. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    #2 dsm363, Apr 11, 2012
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    Welcome! I have no military background but have USAA through a family member. Have a brother who was in the Navy for 5 years though. USAA is great for insurance.

    Thanks for everything you and your team do and stay safe. Take care.
     
  3. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    Yep I have both of my parents to thank for my USAA membership. But also not a member. My brother is a member on his own account but he only spend 2 years at a military academy before he decided the military wasn't for him.
     
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  5. bonnie

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    Welcome to the forum (and congrats on your Model S reservation).
     
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    Congrats!!

    Thank you for your service!!
     
  7. Todd Burch

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    Former USAF Captain here...hoping USAA has great rates on the Model S!
     
  8. kvietor

    kvietor Model S S280 VIN 168

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    CW4 Army (ret). 21 years flying helicopters and King Airs.
     
  9. efusco

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    #9 efusco, Apr 11, 2012
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    10 yrs army national guard & 2 yrs active duty w/public health service (uniformed)-O3. (have been out of any uniformed services for about 12 years now)
    And curious about USAAs rates too


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  10. dsm363

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    #10 dsm363, Apr 12, 2012
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    USAA may not have the absolute lowest rates but I think they are fairly competitive. I've also never dealt with a better bank/insurance company. You always get someone on the phone literally within one to two minutes and they always seem to do a good job. I haven't done a rigorous price comparison for insurance rates but I'd highly recommend USAA.
     
  11. ElSupreme

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    I agree with the customer service aspect. You always get a person and they seem to be native English speakers.

    I switched from Wells Fargo (after they bought Wachovia, and switched it in GA) to USAA. The deciding factor was searching twitter for USAA and about 95% of the comments were positive. When you search for BoA, or WellsFargo, you get about 95% negative comments.

    Their auto policy for me is about $3 less every 6 months than GEICO, but changing would be too much hassle for just $3.
     
  12. efusco

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    I'm sure one could find some cut rate insurer that is cheaper, but their services has always been exemplary and their rates always competitive (usually better than) the major insurers. And I fully agree, their banking, insurance and other services are just outstanding. It's a very well managed company top to bottom.
     
  13. kvietor

    kvietor Model S S280 VIN 168

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    I've had both GEICO and USAA. Auto rates are very comparable but since my home is insured with USAA I have elected to keep them for my auto insurance. The last time I asked for a quote for the Model S, the agent was familiar with Tesla and gave me a quote $10/month more than what I was paying for my 2002 Jetta. USAA also has a subscriber savings account and once a year will add to that account a percentage based on profits for the year. In addition, I also get a check once a year. Sort of like profit sharing. When you take all that into account, No other insurer can touch them.
     
  14. Nvbob

    Nvbob Roadster 1256

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    TEG, you found my plate! :cool:

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  15. Jonathan Hewitt

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    I'm a submarine guy currently on shore duty. USNA '08. Hopefully I'll be a Tesla owner in the next year or two.
     
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    Former Navy Flight Surgeon assigned to the Marine Corps. Assigned to CH-46 and F/A-18D squadrons.
     
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    U.S. Army retired in 1993 after 22 years of active service. Hope to be a proud Tesla owner by the end of November. This waiting is testing my patience.
     
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    USAF retired (2012) - Space and Missile operatior (ie: NCC) , along with a bunch of procurement (satellites and stuff).

    Huge fan of USAA, I have had them over 21 years for car/home/property insurance and a bunch of banking.
     
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    16 years so far, Active Duty Navy. Model S owner since Dec. 2012. Chipper, I'll be visiting Chattanooga over the holidays, we should meet up and swap stories if you're in town!
     
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    I love USAA!!!!!!!!
     

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