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Model S Beta in Toronto

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  1. djp

    djp Roadster 2.0 VIN939

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    Model S Beta will be on display at Brookfield Place (161 Bay St) from Nov 4 to 7. Look forward to finally seeing it in person.
     
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    Rats!...will miss it as I'm on vacation! :cursing:
     
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    Tesla website says:

     
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    Awesome, I'm there.

    Jaff, let us know if there are any particular photos you want us to take or if you have any specific questions. Hopefully at Tesla Rep will be there.
     
  5. mnx

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    I'll be there, with the family this time. :) can't wait!
     
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    Went to see it yesterday, what an awesome car! Might have to go back before it heads off to the next city.
     
  7. Doug_G

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    I'll be dropping in on Saturday afternoon. You didn't get to spend much time with the car during the ride event - it was all over so fast! - so I'm really interested in having a closer look.
     
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    Too bad it's a bit far for me still. What's the cheapest way to fly from winnipeg to Toronto? :)

    Make.sure you give feedback to the reps about not wanting "minimum noise" makers, since our government hasn't made any laws mandating them. Which beta will be there? I wouldn't mind hearing more people's opinions on the sig red color - it's so hard to judge color online.
     
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    It's the sig red on display in Toronto. The rear facing kiddie seats were removed unfortunately. (I was hoping the white one would be there, but facebook tells me it's in Seattle right now...)

    They didn't have the undercarriage/skateboard display there, I was told it'll be arriving for Saturday.


     
  10. Doug_G

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    The red one and I have history. My ride was in it. And when I went back for a late-night extra spin, it was the red one again. Also planning to buy Signature Red.

    I saw that at the factory, but can't hurt to eyeball it again. What I really want to do is sit in the Beta for more than two minutes.
     
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    Call that religious devotion? Tesla seems to induce the same kind of worship in their customers like Apple...
    BTW do you plan to camp on the sidewalk in front of the shop until it opens on Monday morning? :biggrin:
     
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    Uh, no, this is actually going to be a pretty lazy affair. There's a train station 5 minutes from my house. I'll drive over there, take the train, get off at Union Station about noon, and walk up to the event in 5 minutes. Repeat in reverse to go home.
     
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    #13 Doug_G, Nov 6, 2011
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    Toronto Model S Pics

    First, here's the scene. Tesla had steady traffic all day. Hans, Sarah, Lisa, Eli, and Mark were all there, plus one of the sales team from California. They were kept pretty busy.

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    They also had some of the innards on display, similar to what we saw at the factory event:

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    I was interested in seeing more details - we just didn't have enough time with the full-up cars at the factory event. Hans gave me a good tour of the touchscreen. Then I focused on getting some close-up pictures of various parts.

    Here is the charger "in action". It was plugged into a 110V outlet at one point, and the ring was rapidly flashing green.

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    Here's something I didn't notice at the factory event - four little reading lights. Two were up front, and two in the back on either side (not shown here). You stick your finger into them to turn them on. They appear to be white phosphor-type LEDs. One minor nit - they are set up to fade on/off, but they do it so slowly you tend to think you didn't push hard enough and click again, only to have the light blink on and off. Presumably they can tweak that a bit.

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    Here's a view inside the glove box. It's very deep - you can practically bury your whole forearm in there.

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    Here's the bin between the front seats. I had a hard time getting a good camera angle on it. It extends all the way back to the center console between the driver and passenger. Looks like it would be very useful. Hopefully they will replace the carpeting with a "bumpy" rubber mat of some kind. Otherwise everything you put in is going to swim around in there.

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    There are what look like four little doors around the pano roof assembly. I guess they probably pop open to let the mechanism that holds the roof rise through them...? Edit: no... should have gone with my first thought! They're roof rack attachment points.

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    Apparently the rest of this thread wandered off to the roof rack topic.
     

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