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P85 Loaner Cars! Sweet!!

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Teriyaki88, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. Teriyaki88

    Teriyaki88 Member

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    Just read in USA Today that Elon will be deploying 80 P85 models to service centers as loaner cars! That's awesome! I was used to getting Mercedes c250's from my local Mercedes dealer and was used to getting 328's when my 545 went in for servicing. Neither BMW or Mercedes made their top cars available.
     
  2. bhuwan

    bhuwan Active Member

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    Good news - but ....
     
  3. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    There's always a 'but'. Let's at least have 5 messages first saying YAYYYYYY!

    I'll start.

    YAYYYYYYY!!!!
     
  4. MichaelS

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    yyyyyyyyyyaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy
     
  5. pilotSteve

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    Yes Yes YES! Nice job Tesla. I like how Elon thinks, he is truly customer focused. Even more pleased that I purchased my service plan yesterday.

    btw what is the difference now between Ranger and Service Center option (from a practical point of view) if they bring a MSP to your home and drive your vehicle to/from the service center?
     
  6. Andrew

    Andrew Model S #6151

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    Nice! Is this the big "service announcement" (part 3 of the 5-part trilogy) that was coming this week?

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    Oh, and I nearly forgot: YAYYYYYYY!!!!
     
  7. wraithnot

    wraithnot Model S VIN #5785

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    #8 wraithnot, Apr 10, 2013
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    I now have yet another excuse to get to 12,500 miles as quickly as possible :) Already at 3,000 miles after a bit more than a month so I'm well on my way to the first service appointment. Of course, the downside is if I'm completely blown away with the P85 vs. my standard 85 then I'll have to sell a kidney or something to be able to afford it . . .

    Edit: YAYYYYYYY!!!!
     
  8. kinddog

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    until you get back in your 60kWh, and then you'll be all like BOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! :-(
     
  9. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Love you guys!

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    Hi Mr. Negative!
     
  10. PureAmps

    PureAmps Model S P85 (#2817)

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    YAYYYYYYY!!!!

    No more crappy Corolla loaners from Enterprise.
     
  11. Discoducky

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    I'll be happy to wear out some sticky tires on a P85 for a day ;) oh wait, telemetry!!!
     
  12. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Okay, that's 5 total. Permission granted for the thread to figure out how to go negative.

    :)

    (Thanks for humoring me.)
     
  13. Jason S

    Jason S Model S Sig Perf (P85)

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    I wonder if the Ranger Service includes the Ranger bringing a P85 out for us?
     
  14. Stoneymonster

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    Pffft. I won't be happy unless they are Performance Plus models. And they'd BETTER have Alcantara!
     
  15. GeekGirls

    GeekGirls Kid in Candy Store

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    I would have traded the miserable Chevy SUV Enterprise loaned me for a Corolla in a heartbeat. Thank you, Tesla. Now if only you could make this retroactive to my last two loaners...
     
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    Doubt it because some people are allergic to it
     
  17. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    Totally unacceptable...they KNOW once I drive a P85 that I'll have to have one b/c my non-perf will never be enough again... totally manipulative...bastards.
     
  18. Owner

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    I am totally excited! I love this part! They have been spoiling me with my Roadster in picking it up and taking it to the service center. I was under the impression that the drop off and pick up was going to go away with the Model S. SWEET!

    I guess this will be much easier for them as they will require just one driver not two.

    Tesla service workers drop off loaner cars at customers' offices, homes or wherever they may be, rather than requiring them to drive in to service centers.


     
  19. PureAmps

    PureAmps Model S P85 (#2817)

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    #20 PureAmps, Apr 10, 2013
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    Easy to say, until you've actually driven said crappy Corolla.

    Funny story. I get in the Corolla, quickly adjust the seat position and drive off. While I'm driving I realize the seat back is leaning way back, so I pull on the manual handle on the side of the seat. The seat back comes flying forward and about pins me against the steering wheel. :eek: So I'm driving with my chest six inches from the steering wheel and reach down to pull the handle and push the seat back. The only problem is that the seat won't budge. I keep pulling and leaning back, nothing happening. I'm convinced the damn thing is broken. :cursing: I'm already on the freeway and debate getting off and trying to mess with it or just drive home. I end up driving home with thoughts of the airbag shattering my sternum in my mind. :scared: I extricate myself from the vehicle and look at the seat and realize there is not one, but *two* nearly identical handles on the side of the seat. The rearmost handle controls the seat back, the front is some kind of pump for the seat height. I realized than when the seat back was leaning back, I would naturally grab the rear handle, but with it leaning all the way forward I would naturally grab the front one. Bad ergonomics.

    In addition, the accelerator pedal was also broken. When you step on it, the vehicle barely moved, and did so very sluggishly. Who designs vehicles like this?

    A picture of the aforementioned seat (via some YouTube video):

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    Great, I'll go first. A P85 loaner is great since that's what I drive, but I won't be happy until they transfer my personal driver profile from my personal car to the loaner car! (See previous post on seat adjustments) ;)
     

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