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Discussion in 'Model 3: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by CAPSCO, Jul 24, 2018.
Do Tesla Owner’s still get priority on ordering and delivery for the M3?
Tesla states on the order page "Delivery timeframe will be based on reservation date, order date, delivery location and vehicle configuration." We don't know exactly the algorithm Tesla uses behind the scenes, but it seems existing owners no longer get priority. Some forum posts around the time of the initial dual motor Model 3 go-live confirm the change in policy, at least with respect to what the customer service reps have told people that called in to change their orders from RWD to AWD.
also helps if you're close to one of the first distribution centers
Which are those?
Any more info? Perhaps from an OA on priority
Well everyone can order now, so there is no priority on ordering/configuring. As for delivery, probably not, but everyone is getting between 1 to 4 months of estimated delivery, so does it really matter if owners get priority?
I currently own a 2017 June Model S. At that time, I refunded my reservation, but then put in another reservation at the end of May 2018. I got my invite and VIN assigned a little over 2 weeks ago, and currently am waiting for my final contract to be created.
Ordered a LR RWD btw with no EAP.
I would think near their factories and various distribution centers in California, but that's just an assumption.
My reservation was made under my dad's account (he has a
p90d) but was transferred last week when confirming orders over the phone.
Just picked up my performance dual motor today, first one out of Costa mesa.
Well I guess current owners get priority. Configured my M3 RWD LR Blue in July 31st. Recieved a call today from Las Vegas.
VIN issued. Delivery set up for Sept 8th.
May be earlier. Delivery in Richmond, VA
It’s pretty clear the main metric for priority is matching preferences with avaliable cars on a roughly first come first served basis.
Model 3s are not custom built to anyone’s specifications. Cars are built in batches and matched up.
There’s variations accounting for logistics but you might as well consult an 8 ball than ask any of us when you will get your car. I went from a July to August, to August to September to a hey your car arrived. Want it tomorrow? (In month of July)
End of Q3 and Q4 you can probably get a Model 3 the same hour if you are in Fremont.
You’d think that current owners might get some priority — as should someone with an original Model 3 reservation vs a new customer off the street.....
It doesn’t feel like it to me. I think owners got priority invite to configure. I waited for AWD and now am waiting for my P3D- . First hang up was waiting for white interior but now that those are being made and delivered east, I’m still waiting for my vin. So I didn’t get owner priority once the car with my options was being made.
Priority is first in, first out for the exact match configuration.
They do some tweaking at end of quarters to maximize deliveries so geography matters. They would rather deliver a car in Newark CA, then Newark NJ if there’s 2 days left at end of Q even if NJ confirmed first.