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October test drive in Miami

Discussion in 'Florida' started by Jeeps17, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Jeeps17

    Jeeps17 Cath Jockey in a P85

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    A quick question to floridian TMC members:

    I will be in Miami in late October for a scientific meeting (at the Miami Beach Conference Center), and would like to take this opportunity to test drive an S. I unfortunately could not make it to the Toronto Get Amped event.

    I will have a non-reservation holder colleague along for the ride, who may also want to test drive.

    Would anyone have suggestions as to who I should contact to arrange this?

    As well, is there any ETA on the opening of the Lincoln road store? I had otherwise planned to make my way to the Dania beach location.

    Thank you for your time!

    JP
     
  2. Chas F

    Chas F Model S 60kWh #P6396

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    I am also planning a test drive around mid October. I spoke with a Tesla rep at the Dania store and he seemed confident that there would be an opportunity to test drive at that location. He recommended i call a couple of weeks ahead to verify. I am also a reservation holder.
     
  3. Sans Gas

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    I would also be interested in a test drive at the Miami store if the Tampa store is not yet open. I am #7011 and thinking Feb., March 2013. Maybe by then service, incidentals, i.e. cup holders etc. will be ironed out. The last opportunity in Miami seemed brief.

    Anyone have the contact info. for the Rep. in Miami and or Tampa?
     
  4. SWFL_PMB

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    All contact info for the Dania Beach (N.Miami) store is on the web - address, phone, etc.
    They're well staffed so initiating these requests should be no problem.
     
  5. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Graham is the Tesla Manager for FL and he has a helpful team based in Dania Beach. Contact the store directly:

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    As far as Lincoln Road is concerned it currently looks like the opening will be late October or early November. Local authorities have not given Tesla an easy ride with their permits (it's an historical area) and that caused delays.

    Tampa will have a Service Center and not a Store - there are currently service personnel employed but no word on premises yet, my best guess is early next year. Note though that nobody expects Service Centers to have test drive vehicles.
     
  6. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin Model S Perf Sig 1055

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    Graham will be bringing a Performance Model S to Sarasota on Sunday, September 23rd as part of our National Plug In Day celebration. The car will be on display, but there will probably be an opportunity for short test drives.

    For those interested in traveling to Sarasota for a test drive, I suggest that you contact Graham to make sure he can accomodate you. We would love to have you join us in beautiful Sarasota. On Saturday evening, September 22nd the Met Fashion House is hosting a cocktail party for Tesla and Fisker enthusiasts. If you do eventually plan to visit us, please contact me at [email protected] maybe we can organize an informal meet-up.

    Larry
     
  7. Jeeps17

    Jeeps17 Cath Jockey in a P85

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    Thanks everyone for the information.

    I have sent Graham an e-mail query, we'll see how it turns out.
     
  8. jordanthompson

    jordanthompson 2010 2.0 Sport, VIN 0683

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    I spoke with Joel this morning - they have the car in Miami now and it is available for test drives.
     
  9. Jeeps17

    Jeeps17 Cath Jockey in a P85

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    Would you by any chance know any specifics on the car they have (color, pano, perf / non-perf)?
     
  10. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin Model S Perf Sig 1055

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    Assuming that Graham is bringing the same car to Sarasota this weekend it is a White Performance Model S.

    Larry
     
  11. Arnold Panz

    Arnold Panz Model Sig 304, VIN 542

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    Yup. White exterior, black performance interior trim, pano roof. I was there a few days ago and able to compare the interior on the test drive car to a car about to be delivered, and the interior was much nicer/tighter on the car to be delivered than the test car.
     
  12. Sans Gas

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    My wife and I are going to Dania Beach tomorrow Wed. 10/10 to look and test drive. I'm told they have a white and silver.
    We just finalized and ordered a grey with an anticipated delivery Feb./Mar. 2013 for #7011.
    We would be happy to ask any questions, take any pictures for those who would like.
     
  13. rogbmw

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    My wife and I are going down on Saturday, Oct 20 for a scheduled test drive. Our reservation is ready to finalize (#7045), so we are going to drive prior to finalizing.
     
  14. Sans Gas

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    Very positive experience at the Dania Beach Store this morning. We spent more than an hour talking and driving while Garret pet sat our dog. Let me know if you get that "Tesla smile" on the straight away.
     
  15. Jeeps17

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    I sure will!

    How long was your test drive?
     
  16. Sans Gas

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    I wasn't paying attention to the time, too wraped up in the car and driving, maybe 20 min.. It is a good course. I asked Graham about Miami and the course there. Said he hasn't been to the site, but will have to see about that. He said the car just had a software update and now includes an option for "creep". There will also be a change to the area between the front seats by the time I get mine Feb-Mar. He also recommended I not get the high power wall connector based on projected need so I saved some there. You can make changes to the finalized order until about a month before assembly.
     

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