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Wiki Model S Delivery Update

I have 245xxx. I just received an email from Tesla Nevada earlier today actually and scheduled delivery of my MS 75D. I was anticipating this month but I was told its mid December. Pretty disappointed. I ordered the car Sept 17 2018, was confirmed on Sept 20, received VIN the weekend of Sept 29 and my account status has shown "Your Tesla order has been confirmed and scheduled for production in our factory." since that date. When I ordered the site showed a delivery time of November....Now I gotta wait another month.....Dam it!
 
I'm really curious as to the stats on this. What is the on time delivery rate? Not that I expect anyone to have an exact number. My delivery scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled and rescheduling is not possible yet as the car has not arrived at the service center yet and they do not know when it will. Manufacture completed 5 weeks ago and I'm on the East Coast in MD. My first S in 2015 was similarly delayed but only one postponement. I have read enough stories here of repeated delays to really just wonder. My concern is actually the possibility of having my credit pulled again if not delivered right when I return to the country in a couple of weeks as that day is the expiration of my 30 days.
 

Eevee

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Nov 11, 2018
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So far, our story is this:

March 2016: waited in line in person and put down two deposits on Model 3s

Early November 2018: frustrated with slow delivery of base Model 3 (still not available), considered getting mid-range Model 3. Compared everything and settled on buying used Model S instead. Started the search and found one we wanted.

November 10, 2018: Put $2500 down on Silver Model S 70D for sale in CA. AWD, Sunroof, Slipstream Wheels, Grey Next Gen Seats, Piano Black Décor, White Alcantara Headliner, Free Supercharging, AP1, Ultra High Fidelity Sound listed for $50,800 plus taxes and fees. In CA the taxes will be about $4k.
In the next few days we did the thing necessary to be ready - secured a loan, set up our insurance, send Tesla our documents, read the quick start guide and skimmed the manual, joined local Telsa owner's group, booked flights out to pick up the car, arranged babysitting for our son while we're gone for the day (drive home is about 6-7 hours), in process of removing garage cabinets to fit the car, will install charger after we take delivery.

November 20, 2018: Date that we're scheduled to complete the sale and take delivery. I will follow up with more info about how it went after the fact.

We have not canceled our Model 3 reservations yet, but plan to do that as soon as we get the MS. We still might get a Model 3 in the future, but there's no longer a need for the reservation since a) we'll be MS owners and move straight to the front of the line if there's a line and b) they never really seemed to honor the reservation line anyway, which is one of the reasons we got frustrated and c) we will probably just buy a used Model 3 if we want one since that will likely be a better value.
 

B1199S

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Oct 23, 2018
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So far, our story is this:

March 2016: waited in line in person and put down two deposits on Model 3s

Early November 2018: frustrated with slow delivery of base Model 3 (still not available), considered getting mid-range Model 3. Compared everything and settled on buying used Model S instead. Started the search and found one we wanted.

November 10, 2018: Put $2500 down on Silver Model S 70D for sale in CA. AWD, Sunroof, Slipstream Wheels, Grey Next Gen Seats, Piano Black Décor, White Alcantara Headliner, Free Supercharging, AP1, Ultra High Fidelity Sound listed for $50,800 plus taxes and fees. In CA the taxes will be about $4k.
In the next few days we did the thing necessary to be ready - secured a loan, set up our insurance, send Tesla our documents, read the quick start guide and skimmed the manual, joined local Telsa owner's group, booked flights out to pick up the car, arranged babysitting for our son while we're gone for the day (drive home is about 6-7 hours), in process of removing garage cabinets to fit the car, will install charger after we take delivery.

November 20, 2018: Date that we're scheduled to complete the sale and take delivery. I will follow up with more info about how it went after the fact.

We have not canceled our Model 3 reservations yet, but plan to do that as soon as we get the MS. We still might get a Model 3 in the future, but there's no longer a need for the reservation since a) we'll be MS owners and move straight to the front of the line if there's a line and b) they never really seemed to honor the reservation line anyway, which is one of the reasons we got frustrated and c) we will probably just buy a used Model 3 if we want one since that will likely be a better value.

Good decision! Bought myself a demo MS yesterday as well, they looks soooo good in Silver Metallic, for me much better than M3 ;)
 
So...finally after exactly 60 days after my order was confirmed my MS has moved into production! Such a nice change to see a different status on my account. Hopefully the build doesn't take another 60 days. I gotta give huge props to people that waited over two years to get their M3s. That's a whole new level of patience right there. o_O
 

SpudLime

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Jun 10, 2018
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Leesburg, Va
So...finally after exactly 60 days after my order was confirmed my MS has moved into production! Such a nice change to see a different status on my account. Hopefully the build doesn't take another 60 days. I gotta give huge props to people that waited over two years to get their M3s. That's a whole new level of patience right there. o_O

I’m guessing lots of alcohol was involved.
 
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Eevee

Member
Nov 11, 2018
174
128
Las Vegas, NV
C962D5F8-ED22-4A58-9F08-F65AF2A6E587.jpeg My update: took delivery today. Everything was good! Driving home ATM
:D
 

Eevee

Member
Nov 11, 2018
174
128
Las Vegas, NV
The only issue is that we thought it had autopilot enabled but it’s just the hardware (which I thought was all Tesla). They want to charge us to enable the software. It’s only AP1 but they want like $5k. Seems a bit excessive. And the original ad said “autopilot with convenience features” not “autopilot hardware”. Any suggestions as to how I can get the AP1 software free or cheap? If I complain enough will they give it to me?
 
Hi, I’m supposed to pick up my S on 12/5. Of course I can’t reach my delivery specialist. If anyone has picked up a car from Fremont recently, can you just take a personal check in to pay for it (paying cash)? Also, I haven’t gotten insurance on it yet, but has insurance on other cars, is that sufficient? TESLAs customer service hasn’t been the best after they get you the sign up!
 
Hi, I’m supposed to pick up my S on 12/5. Of course I can’t reach my delivery specialist. If anyone has picked up a car from Fremont recently, can you just take a personal check in to pay for it (paying cash)? Also, I haven’t gotten insurance on it yet, but has insurance on other cars, is that sufficient? TESLAs customer service hasn’t been the best after they get you the sign up!
When I picked up my Model S last June I took a cashiers check. I didn’t trust the owners page to handle the direct deposit, and I wanted to inspect the car before I handed over the money. The customer service wasn’t any better back then. As to insurance just take the card you keep in your current car since it’s unlikely your insurer will add it to your policy until you have taken delivery,

My carrier, the Auto Club, required me to bring it into the local office for pictures since Tesla is considered a high performance car.
 

B1199S

Member
Oct 23, 2018
26
20
Beringen
What demo model did you buy? Did they give you any "extra" incentives to buy it?

Long story but I got a good deal on a 100D.....I waited until the interiors were changing (tweet from Musk end of October). When I was in the showroom at the end of October, it was still 126530EURO (coming from 129730EURO newly configured). When I signed the contract on nov 17th, the prices had dropped (when premium leather became the only option with only 3 configs available).
At that point the price of this car dropped to 120280EURO, so in total I got a discount of 9450EURO compared to a new config and paid 6350EURO less than the price at October 27th in the showroom. Here's a picture of the car, it had all the options out there inlcluding the sunroof and 21' wheels.
 

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