I have a LR as well. Ordered a while ago with the 8k self driving and it does not show an updated $1k price decrease. Is that even something the SA can adjust? My concern is they adjust it and now the FSD is 10k screwing me over.
"If someone does not owe at least 7k in taxes they really should not be in the market for 48,000 dollar cars" That is just nonsense. I know many people in this position, you assume people that are retired live a certain way or do not have tax shelters, corporations, etc. Not to mention many people have business losses one year and large gains the next. I had a business loss the other year are you saying I should not be in the market for a Tesla? Your statement is a pure generalizations based on your experience. Many people are VERY wealthy with significant income and pay under $3k in taxes a year. A large number of those people buy Teslas. These people are not cheating on taxes either but you may be shocked at what some tax returns look like. Your directive wold cost many sales to Tesla. I just canceled my two Tesla orders based on your insight. I'm sure Tesla will bring the SR back after they add the air suspension Elon swore would not happen but will because it will not be "air".
I have no doubt everything you say is correct. I am in what most would consider high income and I pay a substantial amount of taxes each year. I would bet that 98% of purchasers will qualify for the rebate. If you are in a mid to high 6 figure income and have managed things such that you don’t pay taxes good for you! I won’t however feel bad that you don’t get the rebate.
I was once involved with qualifying people for loans with businesses or self employed. It was often funny watching them try and explain how they were losing money year after year on their income tax forms but had plenty of cash for payments on a 2 million dollar home.
Our entire tax system and structure is so biased to the rich it’s incomprehensible that we can’t get it fixed. The current system heavily punishes the 100,000 to 300,000 earners. To quote Leona Helmsley “Taxes, I don’t pay taxes, taxes are for the little people”!
In summary it’s a crime that as you describe very wealthy people with substantial incomes pay under 3000 a year in taxes and a family making 100,000 a year and trying to send 3 kids to college is paying 20,000 in taxes.
Nope - any sort of expected delivery date now seems to be missing. As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, I’d actually prefer that. The longer the better. Because then we have a better shot at double dipping with the green-act tax credit (if approved).
The plot thickens . I placed an order for the YSR here in SoCal at the end of January but asked my sales advisor to put it on hold until the updated console rolls out officially (I think to do a hold they tag the order internally as “ineligible” with a note as to why and then they can release the order as eligible at any time without loosing your place in the que but I’m not sure). I believe a fair number of buyers were waiting on ordering (or had orders on hold) either the SR or LR Y for some or all of the Made In China updates and I have to believe Tesla would be aware that this is negatively effecting demand across the board for Q1. It’s evident that Q1 2021 is very much a production transition period in the US for the Y (they have already introduced the heated steering wheel, auto dimming mirrors and USB in the glove box during this period). It’s also clear that the main delay with the transition is that Tesla can’t simply stop manufacturing on their bred and butter vehicles for any period of time for the US market in order to update the line in Fremont (thankfully this will all change once Giga Texas is up an running). Until then, they are still in “Production Hell” and every minute on the line counts if they are going to meet their guidance numbers in the US market (they have made big commitment to share holders on how many Y’s they are going to deliver going forward!).
I maintain that for those who don’t require the additional 80 mile range, the YSR is an attractive value at only $3K higher (after the recent price drops) than a Model 3SR+ and $10K less than the YLR. Be interesting to see if they do in fact deliver any YSR’s on order before the discontinuation with the updated console or any of the outstanding MIC updates. If not, I’ll have to decide if I want to take delivery of the YSR with the old console. Personally, I found the piano glossy center console with the pop up lid on our 2019 Model 3 impractical and quite annoying in daily use (not to mention could never keep it clean) but it’s not a deal breaker for me. This may be my only choice if I want to take delivery of a YSR. Hopefully will know more in the next week or so.