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Order confirmed today

Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by Chinny, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. Chinny

    Chinny Member

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    From seeing the MS in a pop up show room in Bristol & originally having a Porsche Macan on order, I decided to plump for the MS.
    Delivery estimated for end of May, getting really excited now.
     
  2. Electric700

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    Congratulations and welcome to the forum!
     
  3. Brunel

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    Welcome Chinny. You local to Bristol? I live just down the road from Cribbs - the test drives went past my window whilst working from home, so I had to buy one!
     
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    welcome chinny, i'm like a child the week before christmas. we go on saturday to pick ours up. Ordered early january so its been a nail-biter. Happy Days
     
  5. ricola

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    Don't get too excited about the end of May estimate. Mine is scheduled to be built next week for a delivery end of May and I ordered in January!
     
  6. Chinny

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    Yes Brunel, I'm a Brizolian! When I first saw the MS @ Cribbs I thought it was a concept car!
     
  7. gdavison

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    Chinny .. Did you have a Macan production slot ? as I have a friend who wants one but wont lve the 15 month wait list
     
  8. bp1000

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    Congratulations and welcome to the wait. What spec did you order?
     
  9. Chinny

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    Yes I do still have a production slot estimated Sept this year. I have had a couple of people interested in buying my slot. Please get your friend to email me if interested.
     
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    Chinny Thanks .. will do
     
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    Chinny - I asked and they have decided not to pursue a Macan - GL with selling the slot, however with a 15 month wait list I dont think you will have a problem :)
     
  12. Chinny

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    Thinking of changing my order to 70D/
    I have on order a 85 non D, I've just spec'd the 70D with same options and it comes out £1700 cheaper!! 3 months longer to wait tho :-(
    Decisions, decisions, what do I do?!
     
  13. jbcarioca

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    One thing to consider is that tesla seems to be relocating maximum production to AWD, so your wait could be less than shown now. However, that also could be an optimistic view...
     
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    Go with the 70D! Spend 1700/3 months/4 weeks/7 days = £28 per day on a massage to help you deal with the extra stress of waiting!
     
  15. dsm363

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    As long as the range still works for you it might be worth considering.
     
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    I'd go for the 70D. Its only 25miles shorter on range and we are a small island unlike the USA. Also the 70D is .2s faster to 60mph than the 85. :smile:

    Oh, remember they introduced 3 new colours, not that I want to add more decision making to your dilemma. :biggrin:
     
  17. smac

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    It will be miles faster to 0-60 in rainy old blighty ;)

    You'd have to be just on the limit of range regularly to justify the S85 on battery alone. The only valid reason I can think of to not go for the AWD car is if you specify the rear seats, then the additional frunk space will be useful.

    Unless you plan on keeping it a long time, I'd make sure you go on Tesla's guaranteed residual program (especially if opting for the S85). Changes like this will play havoc to the used market in 3 years time :(

    Personally I think the 70D will have broader appeal used and actually command a premium over the S85 for the UK market.
     
  18. Chinny

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    My profile page states : Production complete, your MS is in transit. How long to wait now. Bets now being taken! I go for 1st wk of June ( Optimist! )
     
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    This will be interesting keep us updated on the total shipping time

    enjoy
     
  20. creatingwake

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    That's awesome. My order confirmed on the 23rd March, but I switched from an S85 to 85D when the price changed came throug, although I kept the VIN, (082384) just modified for awd.

    I assume you stuck with the RWD 85? Interesting to hear how your delivery journey goes from here. Good luck!
     

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