I ordered my MS on 8/14 and got it confirmed yesterday with an October delivery date. My experience about that is here. I did some research on these forums and identified the next steps listed below. Am I missing anything? Must (questions in italics) 1. Apply for loan. Mostly Alliant credit union for me. I am thinking of applying around 9/10 so my 30 days approval won't expire but I will still have enough time to explore other options if they don't qualify me for the amount I need to borrow. Does anybody know rates better than 1.99% for 5 years? dcu.org has a better rate but do they have a maximum loan amount? 2. Get an outlet installed in the garage for charging. Have a couple of appointment set up. What should I ask the perspective electrician? 3. Decide whether to buy the service plan. Lots of information available on the forums. 4. Get insurance close to the delivery. Got the quote already. Optional 1. Decide whether to do opti-coat or similar. 2. Choose a vanity plate. There is a nice thread on this topic. It will be fun to watch my wife and son go back and forth on this one. My son wants something that has the word 'gas' in it and my wife hates that. Can't think of anything else.