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New Roadster Owner in S. FL!

Discussion in 'Florida' started by blavenn, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. blavenn

    blavenn Member

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    Having been a Tesla fanatic for years I'm finally able to say I'm officially part of the family as I purchased my first Tesla. Its a CPO 2010 Fusion Red Roadster 2.5 (non-sport) #1159. Now if only I can figure out how to fall asleep during the next week until June 29th delivery day! Anyone have any pointers?

    Also just in time for our planned trip down to the lower keys for a few days, it will be perfect as I can charge up right at our house down there. We gotta start some SE FL club meetups coz the SW FL already got a head start with their thread heh. Looking forward to meeting and talking with all of you.

    -Steve
     
  2. augkuo

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    Congratulations and welcome! It took about two weeks to get mine so consider yourself lucky! In the meantime, you can spend your time getting all the apps,
    charge locations, adapters, etc. ;) Things you should have ready are the J1772 adapter, stick-on blind spot mirrors, and lots of sunscreen!
     
  3. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Nope. There's no cure for that. :biggrin:

    Congrats!
     
  4. lolachampcar

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    Congrats and welcome to Blavenn. Augkuo, stick on blind spot mirrors for the Roadster are a new one on me. Obviously a very good idea. Can you give some details on which you bought (a Pep Boys available item or more specific?) and where you mounted them? Are they small to be stuck over a portion of the side mirror area?

    Many thanks,
    Bobfitz1
     
  6. blavenn

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    Larry Chanin Model S Perf Sig 1055

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    #7 Larry Chanin, Jun 23, 2013
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    Hi Steve,

    Congratulations and welcome to the forums.

    I'd also like to invite you to join our Florida Tesla Motors Club. We have over 180 households across the state that are members, with lots in the Miami area. We have 63 households in our Southeast region.

    If you are interested please email me directly at [email protected] include your full name, screen name and city.

    Larry Chanin
    Founder, Florida Tesla Motors Club
     
  8. bobinfla

    bobinfla S-Vin 4086 Rdstr-Vin 0019

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    Hi Steve, welcome aboard.
     
  9. MissErol

    MissErol Model S #9221

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    Welcome to the family, and I agree with Nigel...No cure! I just stayed hooked to the TMC site and read up on as much as I could about the car, company, and anything related.
     
  10. Rodolfo Paiz

    Rodolfo Paiz P85 "Plug and Play"

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    Another welcome from me. Let's have coffee sometime, after you've had a month or so to fully internalize the Tesla Grin on your face. :)
     
  11. augkuo

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    You can buy them at any hardware/autoparts store, a 2-pack is less than $5. Some are adjustable and some fixed so check it out before you get them. Depending upon your height and seat position, you'll want to place them to cover the blind spots.
    Have someone walk back and forth on the side so that you can find them - good luck!

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  12. jas

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    a clip-on wide rear view inside mirror can be useful too if you can get used to the warped view.
     
  13. MissErol

    MissErol Model S #9221

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    How did the delivery go?
    The SW FL Tesla Motors Group event was a great success. See the thread for some photos. Maybe you can start the SE FL Group. Just a thought. :biggrin:
     
  14. blavenn

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    Delivery went real well! But thats not the only thing, I cant wipe the grin off my face every time I sit in the pilot seat. :cool:
     

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