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Performance Test Drive Invite to Hawthorne Design Center

Discussion in 'Model 3: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by Randy Spencer, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. Randy Spencer

    Randy Spencer Member

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    Just got an invite to test drive the new Performance Model 3, but it's ALL THE WAY DOWN IN LA

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    Still, it's probably worth the trip. Won't have to suffer with trying to test drive around the local Tesla store. No good places to get up to speed quickly and try to get the car to drift. Not sure if it will be like MKHD's experience right here in Alameda on our closed Airfield. THAT would be the way to test it.

    If anyone else is going I will be there the 25th at 2 pm. Would not hate carpooling, but I wanna drive down the coast, it wasn't open when I first got the car.

    -Randy
     
  2. cella

    cella Member

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    This is really strange. They do invitation-only test drives of the performance model at the Tesla HQ in Palo Alto as well, which is obviously much closer for you. It's a great location too, since there are some winding roads with little traffic as well as an easily accessible freeway closeby. Perhaps you can ask them to change the location?
     
  3. engle

    engle Member

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    Yes, I just did that on Sunday 8/12 @ Tesla HQ. I-280 is a great place to drive the P model. Then I ordered an AWD model to make sure I'll get the full IRS tax credit.

    PM me for the email address of Wyatt from the Santana Row store who rode shotgun for my test drive, and/or Annelise, and owner advisor from the same store I've been assigned to. They should be able to change the location for you.
     
  4. ebmcs03

    ebmcs03 Active Member

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    I signed up on the website a while ago but no invite. I want to test drive!
     

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