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

  1. Bardlebee

    Bardlebee Member

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    Cattledog, I haven't even reserved, wow I guess I will be waiting awhile when I do so in Sept. Which... suits my needs anyway, I will be needing to save up for roughly a year to get a payment that I can enjoy.

    I am excited for you dsm363, pretty awesome to know its coming next month.
     
  2. Cattledog

    Cattledog Active Member

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    Bardlebee - Why don't you put in for a test drive at Houston, Dallas, and Austin? There's always a chance they'll have extra slots and you might get your first shot that way.

    CD
     
  3. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    #23 dsm363, Jul 17, 2012
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    He'd have to have a reservation. He could always reserve now and take the one time deferment next spring or place a second reservation in fall and cancel first one.
     
  4. Bardlebee

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    Well, its not that I don't want to reserve right now, but I have to save up for two months to get the 5k :p I don't just have it on the side unfortunately. I have been very focused on paying off my current car permanently. So, as I said above I will have to wait till Sep to reserve. I am not necessarily super eager to test drive because I know there will be plenty of time for that, the sentiment was more to hang out and talk about Tesla in real life with people that don't think I am crazy.

    EDIT: Obviously everyone's opinions on financing are different, but I am shooting for a 700 or less car payment. I am seriously considering the 300 range after all so I will have to drop 40k or a bit more if I want that. I can "afford" a 2000 dollar car payment, but that's not for me. By afford, I mean not have much money left for other things like putting money away for savings/retirement/stocks and such. Want to get on that boat early. :)
     
  5. Cattledog

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    What makes me think you can try for a test drive even without a reservation, if you want one, is the sign-up box on the 'Get Amped' homepage for non-reservation holders - might be for when cars are in showrooms, but might be for when a tour site has a spare slot.

    The Get Amped Model S Tour | Tesla Motors

    Doubt they've had any open slots up to now, but eventually they might. Never hurts to try.

    Bardlebee - Why wouldn't you want to test drive if you could get one in Texas now during the August test drives (perhaps Houston showroom will have a car by early fall)?
     
  6. Cattledog

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    Heard on my test drive today that Austin is getting a store and service center. Now just move one big city south, closer, closer, you're getting warmer (literally)...
     
  7. Bardlebee

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    This is good news. I won't have to drive 3 hours to see the store now.
     
  8. Bardlebee

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    Hey guys, so for those about the receive their cars here in a few months, have you looked into insurance rates for the Model S? What kind of deals have you gotten and what kind of coverage does it outline. I won't have to worry for another year (sigh) but I was curious.
     
  9. jerry33

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

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    There are threads on this. Here is one. Seems like between $800 to $1100 per year is typical except for some companies which charge way more.
     
  10. Bardlebee

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    Well I was asking because this is pretty variable depending on region of the US. But thanks!
     
  11. mg012

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    Hey All,
    Bought a used 2010 Roadster Sport (#751) on Thursday in New Jersey. On Friday I drove it to the Dealership in Washington DC (210 miles). Too bad half the trip was in driving rain! No leaks from the soft top. Of course I had to stop to charge. Luckily I had bought Henry Sharp's Can (Tesla => J1772 adapter) ahead of time. The tech at the dealership was amazing. He is checking it out, installing xenon headlights and then it ships out to me Monday. I might get it Wed or Thur. Friday was a tease. Sure is a cool car. Any of you contact me if you would like to meet. michael
     
  12. Metallic-Force

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    Hey Guys, I'm actually quite interested to see the cars in person. I don't have one, nor am I planning to get one any time soon. I recently purchased a 2012 A6 fully loaded. I ran across this and realized that there are people in San Antonio with it! I've seen one at UTSA and really got me curious!
     
  13. Bardlebee

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    There are actually quite a few in San Antonio, maybe 4-5 on this forum in fact. I will be reserving myself perhaps closer to January. If we can get another get together maybe you can get a change to ride in one. I heard it is great!
     
  14. Cattledog

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    M-F: I have reservation # 7006, just finalized a couple weeks ago, looking at February(doubt it)-March(more likely) for delivery. My wife and I had a delivery party for dsm, we'll definitely have one when mine comes. If dsm wants to have another show and tell at our pad before that, we're in - we just have to have the Tesla wine glasses delivered by then (not kidding).

    cattledog
     
  15. brianman

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    Pics and supplier URL?
     
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    I think dsm is n the hunt for a high res file, after that we order, then celebrate. My car is Feb/Mar, so I don't know when the order has to be placed but we have sometime.
     
  17. Babylonfive

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    Same here, BB. I am an engineer, and my Model S will be a large percentage of a years paycheck! Same here on the "debt free"
     
  18. dsm363

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    Just got the 'we can get your car to you sooner' e-mail on Thursday. Said yes, and when I got home from work last night we had the big red delivery button. Let my 10 year-old son push it as he has this Tesla itch he can't scratch. Said December 15-31st delivery! We'll see...at any rate, dsm has the glasses, his and ours, and we'll be having an 'it's a Tesla' party soon. Do you put out a stork with those pink balloons, light blue, or the color of your car (dk blue)?

    Dave, show everyone the glasses, they're cool!
     
  20. dsm363

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    Here they are
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