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Signature wait list

Discussion in 'Model S' started by ddenboer, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. ddenboer

    ddenboer MODEL X #1770

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    Got my call as I was leaving work today, and have now upgraded to Signature. I will get my reservation number when they get my $$$ next week.
    Woohoo! :biggrin:
     
  2. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin Model S Perf Sig 1055

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    Congratulations!

    When did you get on the waiting list?

    Please let us know your number when you get it.

    Larry
     
  3. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    I guess we'll see more of this as people need to lock in, don't, and the list compresses. Did they give u a "number" on the list? Would help figure out how many cancellations
     
  4. after seeing those pics of the nina:love: I may be giving up my sig spot..so another spot may be opening up relatively soon here
     
  5. Majerus

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    The Nina does look good.. however with the issues that the Karma has had there is no way I would go any were near that car.
     
  6. I think next week is probably the most important week in Fisker's history (and will probably determine if Fisker will survive long term)...if their new software update fixes most of the issues on the Karma and the Nina is well received at the auto show, then its very likely that the Karma problems were just new car growing pains...

    Back on topic....I do not think it is very normal for sig holders to give up their reservations (by themself) this late in the process....My guess is it was an early reservation holder that gave up their reservation when Tesla called to configure their car. We may see some Sig Reservations hit the market here as Tesla starts to call people, to configure their vehicles.
     
  7. Trnsl8r

    Trnsl8r Blue 85kwh since 12/8/12

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    Congrats! Nice upgrade from P5748 to >1000. Talk about cutting your wait time...
     
  8. crzyskl

    crzyskl P6398

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    Have fun at the gas station!!!! Zero emissions is what I cant wait for!! Nina looks great, but i have no desire to trade down in technology!
     
  9. I already got three roadsters so for daily driving I am good to go.....I am looking for something for longer distances. Recently I did a 450 mile road trip in the roadster and you are a better (and more patient) person than I am, if you can spend 4 -6 extra hours for this type of trip. When I had to do the return trip from my destination, I started to get anxiety about what I was going to do to fill the time, while my car charged. Some people like exploring new areas while they are charging; I really just could not wait for my car to charge up as quickly as possible, and get to where I needed to go. I am just an impatient person I guess.

    I may still go Model S I just want to see how the Karma & Nina plays out. It is mighty hard to argue with the aesthetics of the Nina. If the range is a honest to goodness 40+ miles it would be hard to say no.
     
  10. strider

    strider Active Member

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    We're on the fence w/ our Sig. In the Design Studio the wife is liking the grey leather (that's what she has in her Jeep today). So it's a question of whether she wants to wait a few more months or go w/ her second choice color.
     
  11. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    I hear you on that man. I'm considering a Nina too, but I don't think I'd take the S over it. Re: the trip, just curious, how many charges did it take one way? Just one? Or two to be safe?
     
  12. daniel

    daniel Active Member

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    I'm curious as to why folks pick the Signature. Obviously, it's a way to get the car sooner. But as someone who generally prefers few, rather than more "features" I'd be interested to know what in particular appeals to people in the full-loaded version. Or are most Sig reservation holders mostly just in it to get the car sooner than otherwise? The 85 kWh pack is the one item I'd want if I was buying an S. (Which I'm not because I don't need another EV.

    I agree. Considering the size of the deposit, and the fact that people who change their mind can get their deposit back at any time, I'd think it would be unusual for someone to wait for the configure-your-car call to cancel or downgrade.

    Three Roadsters? Wow! Is that three Tesla Roadsters, or three generic roadsters?

    This is why I use the Prius for any trip that's too far to make in the Roadster. I do NOT have the patience for hours and hours of charging on the road.
     
  13. 3 stops each way ranging between 1-2 hours (6 total)....

    So do we know when the OP went on the Sig Waitlist? That would help determine what may be going on with cancellations etc.
     
  14. ddenboer

    ddenboer MODEL X #1770

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    No new reservation number yet -- I have to send them the increased money first, which I will do next week before the deadline.
    As for why to upgrade, when I did all the math on what I want and need in the car, I basically want everything the signature has, plus two more options (rear seats and panoramic roof).
    Also, because the only car I have seen is a signature, and it is what I know, that is what I want.

    Plus several months sooner :)
     
  15. vfx

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  16. When did you request the upgrade to the sig and get on the waiting list? fairly recently? Just trying to determine how long the waiting list is and how many cancellations may have occurred...
     
  17. ddenboer

    ddenboer MODEL X #1770

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    I sent my email to be added on the wait list on the evening that sig reservations ran out. Fun (and sad) story is on that day, I was on the upgrade button site twice when work pulled me away, and when I got home, put the kids to bed, and finally went back to the site, signatures were sold out.
     
  18. neroden

    neroden Happy Model S Owner

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    That's what the Tesla agent told me when I asked: most Signature reservers are just in it to get the car sooner.

    I admit, I am partly on the list because I'm impatient.

    That wouldn't have been enough for me, but the interior of the Signature appears to be polyester-free, which is not available in the Standard. (I don't have confirmation on the headliner or seat stuffing yet.) I'm allergic to polyester. This is worth an awful lot, many thousands of dollars, because it's a massive quality-of-life difference, and the alternative (aftermarket redoing of the interior) could cause warranty problems.
     
  19. neroden

    neroden Happy Model S Owner

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    I actually become more comfortable with the white leather when I realized that, from the Design Studio, it's an "off white" rather than a "blazing bleach-colored white". That'll be a lot easier to keep looking clean.
     
  20. Spooz

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    Please let me know if any of you decide to cancel your signature, I am prepared to pay USD10.000 on top for an early Signature contract. Plz send me a private message,
     

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