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PSA: Tesla will Lyft you to delivery if asked

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by smatthew, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. smatthew

    smatthew Member

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    I don't know about you, but it was hard for me to find someone with free time to drive me down to Fremont to pick up my car. I don't blame them - traffic can be a nightmare around there.

    There's an easy solution. Call the delivery center and ask them to schedule a Lyft for you. And if something goes wrong and delivery doesn't happen, they will Lyft you back home.

    Not sure if there are mileage limits - but it's worth asking.
     
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  2. Rbnjmnz73

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    How far are you from Fremont?
     
  3. smatthew

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    24 miles. 40 to 100 minutes depending on traffic. Hard to know if they have a limit - anyone else get Lyfted to/from Tesla from further?
     
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    This would be great if I don't end up trading in my S. It's 75 miles one way to the closest Tesla delivery location from CT.
     
  5. SageBrush

    SageBrush 2018: Drain the Sewer

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    I took an air-flight to reach my delivery center.
     
  6. SageBrush

    SageBrush 2018: Drain the Sewer

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    I thought I had read that public transportation is available.
     
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    Hopefully they don't add that Lyft fare onto your purchase agreement... :eek:
     
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    I did this in the Kansas City area. A friend flew me into Lee’s Summit Airport and then Tesla arranged a lyft for the 10 mile trip to the delivery center.
     
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    I live 90 miles from the nearest delivery center. Tesla has already contacted me to arrange for home delivery! :eek: I declined! :eek: I want to take delivery at the center, under the lights, surrounded by my Tesla family, with my biological family as we all step together into the FUTURE!
     
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  10. Big Ern

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    When I got my X two years ago the closest service center was in Cleveland (100 miles away) and they rented a car for me.
     
  11. smatthew

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    BART is available at the factory, not the delivery hub ;-{
    I think the best public transport from the BART station near my house to the delivery hub involved two trains, a bus, and walking a mile.
     
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    Tesla arranged a Lyft ride for the 50 mile one way trip from my home to the Houston Texas North delivery center. It was not on my invoice!
     
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    Can you not jump on Lyft to BART from your house and then again to the delivery center?

    Alternatively, why not take Lyft to the delivery center directly if it is just 24 miles away? What am I missing? o_O

    Wouldn't that be better than relying on friends who might not always have the time?
     
  14. smatthew

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    Exactly - taking Lyft to the delivery center directly is a great solution. Having Tesla pay for the Lyft to the delivery center is even better!
     
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    I wish I knew when I picked mine up. Would have been nice to drive home with my wife instead of her driving home separately.
     
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    They delivered my Model 3 to my home in an enclosed truck at no additional cost to me. I would not have wanted to drive it home from the delivery center. 300 miles across the state in a brand-new car.
     
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  17. smatthew

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    Nice. It's encouraging to see the number of ways Tesla tries to engineer a good delivery experience.
     
  18. Graffi

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    In May 2017 we flew from San Diego to Denver to pick up our new Tesla. The Delivery Specialist arranged for a UBER to pick us up at the airport and drive us to the Delivery Center. I think this has been going on for a long time.
     
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  19. daniel

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    Yeah. I think there's a certain distance that if you're farther away, they'll deliver it at no extra charge. A lot of folks have said they want to see it at the delivery center before they accept it, based on some complaints about fit and finish. But I preferred delivery, and my car was as nearly perfect as my eyes can detect. No complaints here at all. I didn't get the orientation folks get at the delivery center, but the owner's manual and telephone support answered all my questions. And seven years of experience with the Roadster convinced me that if there had been issues they'd take care of them.
     
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    You can also just take a taxi or order an Uber/Lyft on your own and ask them to reimburse you. I had them do that when I picked up my Model X.
     
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