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Salt Lake City Open (mostly)

Discussion in 'Mountain/Southwest' started by Patrick W, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. Patrick W

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    Stopped by the Salt Lake facility today and was delighted to learn they are now officially open. Mostly.

    I say "mostly" because they still can not sell new cars but they can now sell used Teslas. They hope to have around 30 of those on the lot shortly.

    But maybe more importantly, they now have sales staff that can actually talk to customers about Tesla vehicles.

    Test drives were not available today but I was told they should be able to start offering those in the next few days.

    The service center hours remain Mon-Fri 8-5.

    Used sales hours are Mon-Sat 10-6.
     
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    If any of our wonderful elected officials cared about clean air they would allow Tesla to sell new cars without any restrictions.

    The VW dealership down the road is still selling cars, but Tesla can not sell new cars in SLC. What is wrong with this picture ?
     
  3. Patrick W

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    With luck that will be taken care of in January's legislative session.
     
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    Just curious, what changed? Did the certification for selling used cars break the logjam?
     
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    I suspect that's it. Typically licenses for new car sales are much more heavily controlled than used car licenses because user car dealers do not have franchises. As long as Tesla can get a used car dealer license and can have service centers, people can go test drive a Tesla.
     
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    Sign up at new Tesla store on El Paseo Drive in Palm Desert, California
     
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    Looking good

    Had the car in to the SLC store for it's 12,500 checkup today and saw that not only do they have a new, huge American flag but an almost as huge Tesla flag as well.

    Now with luck next month the legislature will follow what I've heard is the governor's lead and allow the store to start selling new as well as used.

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    Thanks for the update! I will be sending some appreciation cookies tomorrow (I work). Hope they soon have sales staff and test driving Model X; so that next year they need more cookies!!
     
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    They've got sales staff there already. Pretty big sales, parts and service staff. Such a change from just a few months ago when the place felt all but deserted.

    The only remaining glitch is they can not sell new cars. Hopefully that will be remedied in January's legislative session.

    BTW, they said today they'll have a X on display there "soon".
     
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    I'm expecting they inherited the mast from the previous land owner (a dealer), and decided "oh, what the heck, let's make a big Tesla flag." If any sales center ever deserved a big flag, that would be one of them, they truly got jerked around by the state government. If Michigan gets theirs, well, I hope they build an oversized Supercharger monolith (where is that, Hawthorne, CA?).
     
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    They said the territory manager came by and he really wanted flags.
     
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    I have to admit, it was the flag that I noticed a block away when I was driving by last week.
     
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    that flag is awesome! I want that for my house.
     
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    Whomever came up with the 'used car' NADA end-around deserves a big raise.

    I *so* appreciate Tesla ingenuity.
     

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