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Model S: Inventory Observations & Poll

Discussion in 'Model S' started by joefee, Nov 19, 2014.

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Did you get a Model S service loaner?

  1. YES

    11 vote(s)
    47.8%
  2. NO

    12 vote(s)
    52.2%
  1. joefee

    joefee Over 2 Million TMC page views

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    #1 joefee, Nov 19, 2014
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    With the continued debate regarding the number of cars "in inventory" it seems that the availability of Tesla loaners is a good indicator of inventory status: Loads of cars = easy to get a Tesla Loaner. Today I brought my car in for its annual check up, and like last time, there were NO Tesla loaners available. I did not see any of the missing 12,000 cars in inventory anywhere on the San Diego service center property and NO inventory cars plugged into the bank of chargers in front of the building (where overflow inventory cars would need to be charged). Please post your experience with getting a Tesla Loaner October 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014. Also, let us know if you found the missing inventory!
     
  2. Rifleman

    Rifleman Now owns 2 Model S's!!!

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    A very large number of service loaners have been sold off in the last few weeks. I bought one of them.
     
  3. MikeC

    MikeC Active Member

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    I've been holding off on minor service until I can get a loaner. I was scheduled for service around 11/5 /14 in Van Nuys and was promised a loaner but they called me the day before to tell me they were all sold. I heard there were 5 at the Centinela SC but who knows if they'll still be available on 11/25/14, which is when I'm currently scheduled.
     
  4. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Possibly true but it's pretty loose to assume a direct correlation:

    a) Cars available depends somewhat on geography. Here in FL they tend to get delivered in batches (which makes sense) whereas in California that may not be the case.
    b) Availability of loaners also depends on how busy any given service center is at any point in time.

    BTW, the poll has no time frame; the last time my car was in for service, we had a loaner but that was in September.
     
  5. joefee

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    good point: It is October 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014
     
  6. Atebit

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    I charged at the Devon PA Service Center last weekend. This used to be a dealer lot (Toyota IIRC), so it's laid out like a dealership with a large lot. While most of it was empty or parked ICEs, there were 3 or more cars with new car stickers siting there on the lot. Maybe these were customer orders waiting to be delivered, but I doubt they would keep them outside, parked next to the road, especially in his weather.

    So if these weren't customer cars, this will be the first time I've ever seen a "new" MS just sitting in inventory.
     
  7. ArtInCT

    ArtInCT Always Learning

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    At the Milford, CT SC there is no inventory of Model S cars. One loaner and infrequently
    one or two S in the front showroom awaiting delivery (but usually none).
     

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