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Discussion in 'Texas' started by dsm363, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Great to have these local forums now. Thanks.

    We should have a Tesla get together for the Roadster owners, soon to be Model S owners and Tesla fans. Maybe somewhere like Yardhouse or Scenic Loop Cafe. Any interest?
     
  2. Cattledog

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    How many 'Spurs' are out there with Roadsters or S reservations? I am an S reservation holder, #7006 (early 2013 they said).
     
  3. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    There are 4 Roadster owners that I know of. Not sure how many Model S people but I hope there is a lot.
     
  4. Bardlebee

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    I am in San Antonio, and I have been planning on putting in my reservation closer to september. I am not a doctor or a lawyer and don't make lakes full of cash so I need to save up for awhile if I want to stick to being debt free.... or close to it :)

    Be interesting to know if some people work in the same place I do though. Were a pretty big name in San Antonio
     
  5. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Welcome. Very smart way to do it. Hopefully we get even more Teslas in the area and can arrange a get together at some point.
     
  6. Bardlebee

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    I would be cool with a get together, though considering I lack a Tesla yet and probably won't have one until Q3-Q4 2013, not sure what I can bring to the table. I'm surprised there are actually four people in San Antonio period that have Tesla vehicles or are interested.
     
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    Wewlcome

    Bardlebee - Welcome! Not sure what the rate of participation is on forums vs. actual number of roadster owners + S reservation (+X reservations now) holders. There are probably a few more, but not dozens. I think it will take some time for Tesla to open a Dallas and then Austin showroom before we get a sniff - Austin would be a 2 hour improvement on Houston though, hopefully they'll locate south and not north of the river.

    I'll bite - USAA, Valero, Rackspace, HEB, CPS, ATT, other?
     
  8. Bardlebee

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    It's Racksace. :)

    I enjoy my job here and my career is starting to really take off lately and I am kind of young as well (26) to maybe be considering an expensive car such as this. To be honest, I wasn't a car guy before the Tesla, but after seeing the movie "Who Killed The Electric Car?" I have been following Tesla even before they announced the Model S. So, I have a good year of saving to do before my financing.

    So I am trying to NOT buy the Model S with all financing as I don't want to disable myself with a huge payment.
     
  9. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    That's smart. Don't finance the whole car if you can save up for it instead. Set up a separate bank account that is your Model S fund (maybe a conservative mutual fund too) and save up. Can always finance part of it but financing the entire car is best avoided if it's possible.
     
  10. Bardlebee

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    Hey guys I made a group under the "Community" section called Tesla Club Texas. Very basic right now but I figure we can put ourselves in it in case anyone else from San Antonio wants to join in.
     
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    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    #11 dsm363, May 30, 2012
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    Why don't we just post things here. I actually didn't even know the groups function existed here and people may miss it. t have a Google group I created last year for San Antonio too. If you want to join, PM me with your e-mail address but most posts should go here for meet ups but they should also be posted here..
     
  12. Bardlebee

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    Just wanted to say I met with dsm363. Cool guy and he let me try a ride in the Roadster, which was nice because before that day I haven't seen one in real life. It's all been through videos, lots of videos. I am very pumped about the Model S, but won't be getting it until Q2 of next year. I feel happy and jealous for all you guys in San Antonio with your Model S. We should all get together when one of us gets one so we can all take a ride :)
     
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    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    For anyone looking to have more extensive paint armor done, I've found a mobile installer of the 3M VentureShield film which I think is the same product Tesla uses (I'm trying to confirm that).

    I'll report back on how the install goes but am looking to have the entire hood done.

    Pinnacle Customs - Automotive Protection & Design
    11844 Banera Road, #149
    Helotes TX 78023
    (210) 602-9597
     
  14. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Cool. I'd rather have it done by the factory but if that's not possible...
     
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    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Can anyone recommend a really good auto detailer (mobile if possible) in the Austin/San Antoino area? I'm not sure if it makes a difference but I have the Zaino products so if they know how to use that, that would be preferable. Thanks.
     
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    garry753 RoadsterS753 ModelS P1449

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    Thanks for the recommendation. dsm363. I just noticed a little knick in the star shield on my driver's mirror, and was researching where to fix it in the Austin area.
     
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    When is everyone here expecting their Model S, roughly? It would be be neat to get together once maybe 2-3 of us have theirs, or maybe when one of the first of us have it so we can do an extended review. :)

    I won't be getting it for another 10 months so, don't hold your breath there. I will definitely be the reviewer. :)
     
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    dsm363 is definitely on the fast track. I was originally told February 2013 when I reserved 2/1/12 at #7006. I am going to get the airshocks and 85KW, so perhaps I have a chance to move up. Happy to do it when we get our car, happy to gawk at someone else's in the interim.
     
  20. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I still don't have a definitive delivery date but was told next month sometime.
     

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