My uncle was a "car guy" growing up. He sold Jags, Rovers, MGs, BMW, VW, Mercedes and others over the years. I got to drive a lot of really cool cars as a kid. As an adult, I spent several years handling the paperwork -- payments, titles, loan documentation, Dealership paperwork with Ford and others -- and a lot of the comments, complaints, gripes, etc., are the same as the ones I heard then. You are buying a car. It may have special features (most buyers of new cars think there is something special about their choice. Most of the rest don't give a damn about it. It's just a vehicle for a purpose for them.). It may remind you of...; it may mean something else...; and on. A lot of new cars have something that needs to be "fixed" when they arrive. A loose connection may be really, really inconvenient when the motor(s) stop on the middle of a bridge, say, but it's one lose connection. Nails in the tire? not the car's fault. We ordered our Model 3 on 4/2/2016, RN108863306. I was contacted June 27th of this year and told that I could place my order, which I did, for AWD (large battery, since that's the only choice), LR and self drive, in blue, standard rims. We are buying three things: a nice car -- which it is. Maybe expensive, but a nice car -- with (2) electric drive because it's so much easier to maintain over time. Lots fewer moving parts, much easier to keep on the road, at least in theory. Third, we bought what we believe are the most advanced electronic countermeasures and electornic co-pilot features, from a firm that seems by all accounts to understand that these electronic features are not just "add-ons" like crome exhaust extensions, but integral and important features for safer and more useful vehicles. We are both looking forward to driving it. I'm going to be 76 this year, my wife is 70. We are looking for all the help we can get. Tesla sent me a notice originally that the vehicle would be available about 30 miles from us in NJ, sometime between the end of September and the end of November. The update, after I sent them my $2,500, was for delivery the week of September 4th. Financing yet to be decided, but Tesla wanted 3.59%, I believe it was, for 6 years with 10% down. Local credit union is not crisp about their reply. Vin is 5YJ3E1EB7JF054798. Looking forward to picking it up in less than three weeks.