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Model D, Driver Assist, Model X and Model 3 Test Drives

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Jackl1956, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. Jackl1956

    Jackl1956 Member

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    Thought I would fish for information on test drive availability (time frames) for the Model D variants, the Model X, and the Model 3. I realize that much of this will be speculation. Any thoughts?
     
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    I spoke to my sales rep and they said maybe a month, but they have no real info.
     
  3. Jackl1956

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    Since the media is overwhelmingly biased regarding TSLA, and the stock market is beset with a fossil fuel "endowment effect", I am growing increasing convinced that TSLA price action is/will be driven by test drives. They cannot negatively spin the reality of a test drive.
     
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    we should then maybe see test drive articles in December. Maybe late November?
     
  5. Curt Renz

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    #5 Curt Renz, Oct 14, 2014
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    Here's my favorite video of a test drive at the D event. First there is screaming and then a man in the car asks, "Where do I put my deposit down?"


     
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    So will there be retrofits available?
     
  7. Johann Koeber

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    No.

    Buy a new one.

    Sell your car.

    Possibly Tesla will trade in yours.
     
  8. Curt Renz

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    Indeed, those are a consumer's options when any manufacturer improves its products. At least in the case of a car, the trade-in option is viable. With most other products, the older version just hits the trash bin.
     
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    Just to be 100% sure, I specifically asked my local SC if I could retrofit either the autopilot or the dual motor.

    The answer was no - no retrofits available for either.
     
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    What's the "endowment effect"? I'm not familiar with that term.
     
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    Model X rides will probably begin after the first batch of Signatures went out, as like the S. The first time getting behind the wheel may be another 3 months. And Model 3 has yet to be announced officially, so probably 2017, at the point when they get into at least beta models.
     
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    It refers to the predilection of people to value more highly what they already own, rather than an alternative that may seem to others to be of equal or greater value.
     
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    Ah, thanks, I have heard of that. I guess it's one reason why people need to at least test drive a Tesla; otherwise, they may think the car they own is really terrific.
     
  14. Jackl1956

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    I originally started this thread (in the investment section) because I felt that test drives were/are/will be the driving force behind tsla price action. Apparently, the mods saw it differently.
     
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    Hi, Jack: regardless of how you saw the thread evolving, it went its own merry way down a different path. Best to give a thread a good hard shove in the direction you'd like to see it take by (a) titling it to shape the directions, e.g. "Effect of new model test drives on TSLA" and (b) crafting the first post to reinforce that direction.
     
  16. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    And there is an Inverse Endowment Effect regarding the D Version versus the plain ol' oh-so-dated P85 Model S...at least for this pitiful, woebegone, drooling consumer. Who has an unlikely ally in his wife, as she thinks the safety features of autopilot are spectacular....

    Poor OP Jack - too much fun taking this thread off in all directions...
     

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