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New Westchester, NY Store

Discussion in 'New England' started by AnOutsider, May 16, 2012.

  1. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Looks like Tesla is opening a store in Westchester, NY and having the 4-sig event there as well next week!

     
  2. Iz

    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    This was posted a few weeks ago under the Tesla Stores thread; but now the email from TM has made it official. I did not want to take home delivery of Model S and initially thought picking up at the NYC store would have saved on delivery charges, until learning there is one flat rate regardless of pickup/delivery location. The White Plains location will make store pickup much better.

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  3. AnOutsider

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    Sorry I missed it in the stores thread. Anyone planning on attending?
     
  4. user497

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    My wife and I are planning on attending. What I really want to do is test drive the Model S, not just see it :) Although honestly I have no desire for a Model S (it's a great car - just not a good fit for us) but I have my eye on a AWD Model X...
     
  5. Iz

    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    Will be attending. Not certain which day. The fact they are opening a store in this area indicates there must be a sizable number of reservation holders within a 20-mile radius.
     
  6. AnOutsider

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    We'll be staying the night in NY for something on Friday, so we'll be going Thursday night
     
  7. user497

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    My understanding of the email is that there is an invite-only event on Thursday night (the "exclusive opening event") and then it is open to the public Fri-Sun. So we will be attending Thursday. This will be our first special event.
     
  8. AnOutsider

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    From Tesla on Facebook:

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    looks fairly tight to cram 4 cars into... I suppose some will be outside the store?
     
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    Very nice! I'll be making the 200 mile road trip on Saturday from Massachusetts to check out the new venue.
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  10. AnOutsider

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    Nice time! They had the silver and black cars outside the store in the mall

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    Got to talk with George and learned a lot. One woman told me the auto-extend handles were nixed, GeorgeB corrected that they're still perfecting it and they won't be there for launch (along with other things like voice control and the iOS and Android apps -- both of which will launch simultaneously). They've planned a software update for 6/20, another for the end of July, one in August, one in October and one in November (if memory serves correctly).

    Also learned that the keyfobs will ONLY come in black (yesss), the GPS will do turn by turn without the tech package but without voice (though no one could explain why I'd need 7 years of Google Maps?), and that Franz is currently still tweaking the S. George said he saw a prototype of the rear seat cupholders but they didnt look right. Those may come down the road, but the center console options definitely will. George called this space the "opportunity space" and said the options they offer will look and be factory installed and not like cheap addons.

    I'll probably remember as time goes on, but it as good to see all colors in person (I gave in and am going for the red).

    *edit* oh, I got video of the on-screen owners manual. Was pretty haggard, but some nice tidbits in there.
     
  11. dsm363

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    Good news. You should post this over in the Model S area too. Was hoping for red key fob but welcome to the dark/Sig Red side I guess:smile:
    Great to hear they are addressing the center console and cup holder issue that has bothered some people. I don't mind if the car is perfect at the start, if they work on it and release updates, even paid upgrades to older cars, that'll keep me happy for a long time.
     
  12. Iz

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    Thanks for the updates. Planning to be there tomorrow.
     

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