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Picked up my car today in San Diego

Discussion in 'Model 3: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by lee619, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. lee619

    lee619 Member

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    Reserved 08/2017
    Configured 06/28
    Delivered 07/15

    I barely got any sleep from all the excitement but was able to make it to my delivery appointment at Marindustry place around 10 minutes early. I had a trade in that I was driving to the appointment. Luckily right in front of where I parked my old beat up car, there was a magnificent blue model 3. Took a quick look at the vin, see its 417xx, and know its my beauty.

    Before I even talk to any delivery specialist I take a nice long look at anything wrong. Looked for any scratches, panel gaps, spec of dirt ETC. Literally couldn't find anything wrong (was it love goggles I dont know). I go ahead and talk to the delivery specialist waiting in the front door for me named M. We got all my paper work finished up, and he gave me a review of the car. He was polite and I feel he would have given me a lot more instructions if I didnt already tell him I have been looking at how to handle every part of this car for the past year lol. Anyways he just linked up my tesla keycards, showed me a brief overview of the phone app, and let me be to enjoy my car settings. I was in and out within 20 minutes. I was in no way rushed or forced to leave faster, I just decided my car is ready and took it out. I feel I could have stayed there all day if I needed to.

    Now, let me tell you that first drive, it was the best, smoothest, quickest, most amazing drive I have experienced in any freakin car. I have no clue what people were saying when they said you can hear gravel underneath when driving or that it wasnt smooth at all. Maybe it was the fact I was coming from an 11 year old honda civic, but DAMN, it was so smooth and fast. I'm in love with my car and all I can think about is driving it again as it charges in my driveway.

    I know theres a ton of horror stories about Tesla delivery, but they are truly the 0.3% of the deliveries. I truly believe everyone I saw that day was having a similar delivery experience as me, truly excellent.

    PS.
    I looked at the side door sticker to see my manufacture date. it said 07/18 so that means my car was literally made in the 2 weeks between my configuration and delivery. Truly amazing, i didnt expect that and expected a June manufacture date.
     
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  2. MXWing

    MXWing Active Member

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    Tagging guy with the F150 as the avatar so he can dispute your first hand account.

    No way you had a good experience!
    @Barklikeadog

    Tell him how it really went.
     
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  3. Raechris

    Raechris Member

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    Congratulations and welcome to the family!
     
  4. dano9258

    dano9258 Member

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    Congrats! I agree it is very smooth and quiet.
     
  5. lee619

    lee619 Member

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    thanks y'all! One more thing, I picked it up with 2018.24.7.
     
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  6. miltymoots

    miltymoots Member

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    Congrats! Patiently waiting in San Diego too :)
     
  7. Padresfreak01

    Padresfreak01 Member

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    Exact same experience and never felt pressure to leave. Also picked up yesterday in SD. Also replacing a 11 year old civic.
     

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