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Santana Row spot

Discussion in 'California' started by derekt75, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. derekt75

    derekt75 Member

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    How often is the Santana Row space available for a Model S owner?
    Does one generally stop by the showroom to give them a phone number in case your car needs to get moved, or does one just park there and walk away?
     
  2. tdiggity

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    I believe there are at least 2 spots that are for customer use. They re-arranged the parking spaces a couple weeks ago so they can fit more cars now. It used to be tandem style parking, but is now side-by-side like the rest of the lot. I usually see the spot most right used by the test drive vehicle.
     
  3. derekt75

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    Thanks tdiggity
     
  4. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I usually leave them my key if they need to juggle cars.
     
  5. roblab

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    Hey, Bonnie.

    I live 120 miles from Santana Row. Last time I went, I didn't bother them with recharging... I park over by the Cheesecake Factory.

    One of these days, you too will have a bigger battery!! What fun! Also, Folsom Supercharger is on your way, so you can cut down the total range.

    I know, I'm just being a PITA, right? Now, If I Were Broder, I'd never make it.

    Rob
     
  6. Darren

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    I was there about a month ago. They had 2 roadster chargers. You'll have to go to the Tesla store to get an adapter. This means that you can't charge after hours unless you have this adapter.
     
  7. tdiggity

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    There's an HWPC there. Spotted it 2-3 weeks ago.
     
  8. Timothy

    Timothy Driving on Sunshine

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    When I come up from Santa Barbara, I arrive with nothing left (not quite Bodering--though once I got the 'pull over and charge now' message 1 mile away) and I can't afford to not be able to charge. I always call in advance to let them know I am coming, and they have kindly juggled cars if necessary so I could charge.
     
  9. lov2krz

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    I was there a few days ago and a MS Signature (Black) was charging. When I asked the sales rep if I could charge they said sure, but the Black MS Signature had been there for 6 hours, was finished charging but they couldn't get a hold of the owner to unplug. When I left several hours later the car was still there plugged in which made the charger unavailable. I was going to leave a nasty note but then thought about it and figured if the owner was that inconsiderate my note wouldn't have any affect anyway. Guess I could have keyed the paint but that's not nice.

    If I use their charger I will leave my phone number with the reps in the store and answer if called to unplug.
     
  10. Bradleybang

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    I was there last weekend with my roadster. I have used this location a couple of times. Of course, I always go in store and tell the employees and if busy at chargers they will get my phone number.
     
  11. derekt75

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    At 5:30 on Saturday, about half of the slots (six?) were available. One of the chargers was free, so I used it, even though my car was one stall over from the charger and my car wasn't that low on charge. I asked the test drive employee if that was okay, and he said that if the cord reaches, it's fine. I went into the showroom and offered my key & phone number. They were crazy busy and told me not to worry as long as I leave before 9 (when they want to plug in their test drive car). I got back to the car at 8, and all of the stalls were filled. I think they could squeeze in one more stall if they wanted. They could also use more chargers.
     
  12. Trnsl8r

    Trnsl8r Blue 85kwh since 12/8/12

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    I was there today and I think it's fairly recent that they redid their area. Now they have six (?) pull-in parking spots. I only spotted three charging opportunities though, one HPWC (in use), one 14-50 outlet (need an extra cable to have in the car), and one Roadster charger (unused since all spots were taken by Model S).

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    Also new: They're moving! Two doors down, ready in a couple of months, to locale that's about 2.5 times the size of their current one. Must be doing well... (Note the current store in the far left in the picture.)

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    About giving your number to the store so they can contact you... kind of a nuisance if you're there often. Maybe they could have a list of common visitors based on VIN? Do I sound spoiled rotten now?
     

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