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Pouring rain, door handles don't extend (wrong car...doh!)

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Suzieq, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. Suzieq

    Suzieq Member

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    So my wife drops me and and my son-in-law at the movies and says she's going shopping at the mall and will pick me up when the movie is over. Movie over, we call the wife, and she says, "pouring rain, don't want to go to the parking lot, just wait." So SIL and myself look out the windows and see the RED Model S in the parking lot a couple of hundred yards away, and we say to each other: let's go get the car and pick HER up. Which we proceed to do, running to the car in the pouring rain. Get to the car, door handles don't extend. WTF?

    Get closer, stand there, touch the handles, no joy and realize that this RED model S has wagon wheels and a peanut butter interior, instead of 19" and black interior... Running to the nearest shelter.

    Yes, there are two red Model S in my neighborhood...
     
  2. cinergi

    cinergi Active Member

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    LOL nice. Here I was getting ready to ask questions about things you tried. Neat to have enough on the road that something like this will happen!
     
  3. STxTesla

    STxTesla Sig #1278

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    That's too funny....lol.
     
  4. martinve

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    Lol and I'd imagen you're not the only one this happened to.
     
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  6. Panacea

    Panacea TSLA Shareholder/Believer

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    Lol. Was this yesterday in Ledgewood?
     
  7. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    Funny story, but I'm glad the thread title was changed (by a mod?) to add "Wrong car...doh!". "Journalists" have a habit of trolling this site, and might pick up the thread title and mention it somewhere as if a car left someone stranded in the rain because the door handles didn't work. We shouldn't have to be worried about that kind of silliness...but unfortunately that's the reality right now.
     
  8. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    That was me, I normally leave a note but ran out of time this morning. The story is very funny, but hey we now know that the Signature red color really has a value after all. :wink:
     
  9. Krugerrand

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    Hmm...once you've been married a few more years, you'll likely realize it's always best to listen to the wife. :wink:
     
  10. Suzieq

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    Yup. Your car?

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  11. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    TIP: I ran for the car once when it was raining, but I unlocked the doors in advance using the phone app; that way the DRLs come on so you'll see that you're heading for the right car.
     
  12. Panacea

    Panacea TSLA Shareholder/Believer

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    Guilty as charged, lol. Live in Randolph and got my car about a month ago. How about yourself?
     
  13. Suzieq

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    took delivery MAY 7.

    1166 mi.
     
  14. ChadS

    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

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    My wife said she did something similar today. Parked her sig red at a book store in Kirkland; after shopping she came out to rain. She saw a sig red car and ran towards it...but realized she hadn't parked there. She looked at the plate to verify it wasn't hers.

    She got in her car and went to exit the parking lot...and another sig red drove by on the main road.
     
  15. smd

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    At the Harris Ranch supercharger recently I came back to 3 blue MS in a row. I had to look for my license plates to figure it out.
     

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