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Ordered S85 3/13/15 - Let's track this thing out!

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by JimmyAZ, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. JimmyAZ

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    My first post on TMC! I'm so happy to see so many posts here. I'm learning a great deal from all of you.

    So we pulled the trigger! I decided I'd had enough fun with an Aston Martin I'd been buzzing around in for 18 months. We also are adding solar to the house in a couple weeks so this just seemed to make sense!

    I'm writing this to have a chronicle, like many others have, of the path to delivery of the car.

    Here's what I got:
    Grey Metallic Paint
    Pano Roof
    21" Grey Turbine Wheels
    Black Next Gen Seats
    Matte Obeche
    Black Alcantara Headliner
    Tech Package
    UHF Sound

    I'm choosing the Tesla lease option because, if you talk to my partner, I appear to get very bored with vehicles. So we'll see how 3 years in this puppy will be. I also chose to trade in my Vantage Roadster, but realized that they use companies like AutoNation who can't possibly offer me a decent price. So I switched to the regular avenues for selling it. *crossing fingers*

    The design options confirm tomorrow, so you can imagine how I'm counting the days. The delivery is slated for May, although I'm hoping that I get as lucky as many of you have and will see a 1-2 week advance in that date hopefully somewhere in April! I've already stated as much to my owner agent.

    As I get updates I'll post them here. Wish me luck!
     
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    Good luck with the new ride!

    I went the lease route as its a tech car and in 3 years the previous versions will be out dated. Also, for business purposes its a great tax write-off. Hell, my first Tesla P85 only lasted me 6 months until I had to trade up for a P85D, they let me easily trade in and terminate the lease early.. sure, I paid a little more and took a little hit, but for the difference in performance and features it was well worth it. You will love the car man... much more than an Aston!
     
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    I ordered my S85D the day before you. Let's race to see who gets their car first, to see if the P85D cars are prioritized over the regular models :)
     
  4. JimmyAZ

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    Thanks for the encouragement. I hope I don't miss the Aston. I think I've had my fill. Although I may miss the sound of that engine. We'll see!

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    Has yours gone into production queue yet? Mine got its VIN# on Sunday and is now in the queue. Crazy fast. I figured the pre-VIN period would be the longest. I'm starting to stress out now. lol I hope I find a buyer for the Vantage soon!
     
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    I received my VIN on 3/19, the day after my order was confirmed and it entered the production queue that day. From what I understand, they've been issuing VIN numbers fairly quickly after confirmation, but then it has taken 4-6 weeks to actually enter the build queue from that point. That being said, my delivery estimate bumped from "Late May" to "May" last night, so they must be burning through the queue to get models out the door for quarterly sales numbers.

    I'm right there with you when it comes to selling my current car. Luckily, mine's fairly rare and coveted (A Cadillac CTS-V wagon) so I should have no problem at all selling it.
     
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    Right, Brickfrenzy is correct. They issue the VIN fairly quickly (I received my VIN just a few days after confirming), but my DS said VINs are being generated 4-6 weeks before production. However, going on recent trends, I think that it is probably closer to 2-4 weeks. They have really ramped up production it appears.
     
  7. JimmyAZ

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    Just got a call from the DS! The car is entering production the week of 4/20. This means my May delivery date will become an EARLY May delivery date! I'm all kinds of excited now!
     
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    Lucky you! I finally got a delivery specialist assigned to me. Hopefully he'll give me an update on production soon.
     
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    JimmyAZ, was May the earliest delivery date available? If so, I'm a bit surprised. Our P85D was confirmed on 3/23 and began production yesterday (4/13) with a Late April delivery. I would have thought your car should have began production before ours.
     
  10. JimmyAZ

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    Hi nico1199! Yes I chose the earliest delivery date. I've read in other threads that there was a priority placed on the P85D delivery over other models, and left-hand drive above that. I assumed that the 85 single motor production must be slated for this week and next. That being said, I'm stoked you got yours so quickly!!

    i hope my car enters production on the early part of next week rather than later. And if everything works perfectly I would hope I could take delivery BEFORE May since I'm only one state over from CA.

    I tell you, this is worse than Christmas as a kid. Haha. I'm 43 and still having a tough time being patient. I just keep telling myself others have it worse than I, and that this is a good thing to make me wait for something this amazing. It'll be that much more worth it.
     
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    P85Ds get priority over us lowly 85Ds!
     
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    Nah. Once you feel the motion it's easy to forget the commotion.
     
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    ahhh i did read that but was not sure if it was speculation or not. i believe it's natural to be this excited! i'm right there with ya.

    nothing "lowly" about the 85D at all! :)
     
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    Ha yeah that was a little tongue-in-cheek!
     
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    My 85 just went into production this morning! What a cool thing to see when loading the MyTesla page. I thought, "Hey that's a 1-line update and I thought the production queue statement was 2-lines"! My DS stated we should start production a week early which would have been sometime NEXT week. This is getting exciting.:biggrin:
     
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    I have mixed emotions because I'm waiting for my own P85D. First congrats on finally getting out of the black hole of the production queue. Second I am saddened by the fact that this means I still have at least 2 more weeks to get to where you are today. :crying:

    I'm envious!
     
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    I hear you there. I've never ordered a car this way, so it's been a pretty big test of how patient I can be. I saw that some other 85D's were just produced this week. I'm sad that yours wasn't one of them. Hopefully you'll have some good news next week.
     
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    Congratulations Jimmy! I guess this shows the preferential treatment that P85 buyers get (I'm not bitter, even if I sound like it). I'm still waiting for production, with a May delivery.
     
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    I didn't order a performance though. Just the rear wheel drive 85. I believe the preference was to the 'D' models to be honest. And yes it's tough to wait, but I keep reminding myself that there are RHD models for Europe that have been waiting longer. I REALLY feel for those people.
     
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    And there we go! My status on MyTesla just flipped to "In Production". I haven't heard yet from my delivery specialist - he's brand new to the job and was in training in Chicago this week so he's just getting acclimated to the job. I'm probably going to be one of his first clients. Should be fun!
     

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