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Tesla opening a store in Newport Beach?

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  1. dpeilow

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    No. They have a rep there but all servicing and sales is still out of LA.
     
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    San Diego is coming soon too.
     
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    As usual, the article's author isn't able to, or doesn't want to, grasp that the company-owned stores aren't dealerships. Maybe I'm being overly sensitive, and people are using the term "dealer" in a generic sense, but it's undermining what I see as a significant difference between Tesla's approach to selling their products and that of all of the other car companies, who are using dealers to hawk their wares. When I compare my poor to middling experiences with car dealers to the excellent relationship I have with the people that work at the Seattle Tesla Store, well, I'll take a company-owned operation any day.
    Like fingernails on my mental chalkboard. It's Fisker that's a wannabe rival to Tesla, not vice versa. Who has got cars currently in production? Who has slipped their production schedule?


    I'm preaching to the choir here, but every once in a while I feel the need to release a little steam. :biggrin:
     
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    I CAN'T WAIT!!!!

    It's really hard being down here in San Diego when the only service center is near the edge of my range and a pain-in-the-a$$ drive. Any news on when/where? Care to share your source?

    thanks,
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    Local vs out of town rival. Fisker are the hometown boys.

    I say" dealer" as often as I say "store". It's a tough habit to break. On the good side Iv'e pretty much licked saying "gas" pedal.

    I agree with you on all accounts though.

    No attributable source on the SD store.
     
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    Tesla Motors themselves: Tesla Motors - Tesla Stores

    The map shows the SD store, but currently just gives a telephone number for it.
     
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    They have a Rep in SD but have not built a facility.



    Yet.
     
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    And the phone number for San Diego is the LA store number.
     
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    Bailman,

    It does seem Downey is the final choice for the Model S plant but only because they are getting a lot of press. No decision has been announced though.

    As for Newport, the guys at the LA store say that there are stores planned for Newport and San Diego soon.
     
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    There is no longer a SD Rep. That is why SD number now goes to LA.

    The store will change that.
     
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    Tesla electric car dealer opens in O.C.

     
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    #19 vfx, Jul 2, 2010
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    Elon said.

    Tesla Battery for
    Smart
    Mercedes A class
    Freightliner truck
    UPS truck

    Prototype from Tesla and Toyota coming later this year.
     
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    Mercedes E class? Or (previously said) A class?
     

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