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So realistically, if I put a deposit today, when am I looking at an S in my driveway?

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by goofygrin, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. goofygrin

    goofygrin Member

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    I've been following the S for a long time and almost put a deposit down a couple years ago, but was concerned about where I'd be financially right now (started a new business 10/2010). Well things are going fine.

    So if I put down a deposit today... any guesses as to when I'd take delivery? I leased a CTS-V earlier this year (actually almost leased a Volt, but man that dash is ugly), so if it's a couple years, I'm ok with that.
     
  2. PattyChuck

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    I would bet if you put down a deposit for an S today, you'd have the car in your driveway by July 2013.
     
  3. jomo25

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    Yes, i probably will depend somewhat on the options you wanted. But generally, I think summer 2013 is realistic.
     
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    Do you think we Europeans will have to wait longer for our cars? Made a reservation 3-4 weks ago. I was told that I probably had to wait a year.
     
  5. Iz

    Iz EVs are here to stay

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    Also depends on battery configuration. 60's and 40's have not gone into production, which may also impact when you would take delivery.
     
  6. VolkerP

    VolkerP EU Model S P-37

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    I disagree. By May 2013, all options currently announced will be in production at nominal rate. From that point in time, I expect Tesla to honor reservation number / date of finalization for when to submit a car to production.

    Cars will be delayed because of parts shortages or because they fail final QC, but that occurences should diminish.

    From the reservation tally thread, Tesla currently has ~18k reservations and ~3k cars delivered. If they ramp up to 500 cars/week and stay there, US P-16000 will be produced within 30 weeks, i.e. July 2013.
     
  7. Al Sherman

    Al Sherman It's about THIS car.

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    Wow! I'm high 14k's and they originally told me late August. Should I start getting my mind right for May?
     
  8. Brian H

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    Yeah, May-June is quite possible. We'll see how things look at the end of Jan.; a lot should have settled out then, though the 40-60 production will still be in flux.
     
  9. montgom626

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    I say August. Estimate 2000 MS a month. So, assume some small supply issues, holidays, etc., then August seems right. But, I am just guessing. ;-)
     
  10. Al Sherman

    Al Sherman It's about THIS car.

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    That's pretty much what I've been thinking. I'd obviously love May-June but I don't want to get attached to the idea and be disappointed.
     

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