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Tesla Skokie

Discussion in 'Midwest/Great Lakes' started by kevincwelch, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. kevincwelch

    kevincwelch Active Member

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    Anyone going to the grand opening this weekend? Just got the email.
     
  2. Wattson

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    Will definitely make it one of the days this weekend. Old Orchard is my preferred mall in Chicagoland, so I'm pleased to see this store arrive. I plan on making a reservation around December (holiday gift to myself) for hopeful delivery timeframe around October 2013.

    David
     
  3. kcveins

    kcveins delivery 2/7

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    I got the email today as well; not sure I can make it - lots of activities with the kids, the marathon, etc.

    @Wattson, I think that if you made a reservation in December you would probably get the delivery a little sooner than October - based on the ramp up and the number of reservations, I would guess July, but it obviously depends on what happens with the European deliveries.
     
  4. elecblue

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    I might stop by this weekend - after the Solar Tour this Saturday (host site).
     
  5. kevincwelch

    kevincwelch Active Member

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    I visited the Tesla Store in Skokie. I can confirm that it is a Tesla Store. Compared to the Oak Brook store, which is wide and shallow, the Skokie store is narrow and deep. It is considerably larger. I believe the could conceivably have three vehicles in there if they wanted. It was populated by about 6 or 7 20-something sales people in there. I need to get one of those branded grey/red sales rep polo-style shirts.

    On static display is a Signature Series P85 in Signature red with white leather (VIN 5YJSAAP6CFR00110). Software is not up to date; I believe it is version 1.7.36, and there is a nice yellow alarm clock on the top of the 17 inch display that when touched prompts you to set a time for firmware update. Maybe this will fix the "floating HD Camera" video that I was able to duplicate today.

    For the test drive, there is a white/black leather. I didn't get an opportunity to see it, although I could have scoped out the garage at the mall to find it. I signed up for a test drive to get yet another opportunity to drive it, take a look at the black leather, and to experience the drive and display at night time (signed up for an 8pm test drive).

    I didn't learn much that isn't already known by TMC. The only little nugget that I got is the Google map does now show traffic information. Maybe most already know this.

    I snapped some shots; there are some pictures of the jump seats since some people haven't seen those yet.
     
  6. JakeP

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    Excellent sleuthing: "I can confirm that it is a Tesla Store."
     
  7. kevincwelch

    kevincwelch Active Member

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    Well, one can't believe everything one reads on the Tesla website these days. ;)
     
  8. LakeForest

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    Also visited the store Friday night. Was it just me or was the staff definitely "new"
     
  9. kevincwelch

    kevincwelch Active Member

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    #9 kevincwelch, Oct 7, 2012
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    At the risk of offending anyone, some of them were a little wet behind the ears. I know they need to open more stores and hire new staff, but, yes, some of them were "new."

    I also am wondering about the "scruff" some of the men are wearing. I've noticed this at Oak Brook, D.C., and now Skokie. I realize Tesla is cool and all that jazz, but the market is $60k and up. . .. Sounds like petty complaining; I'm not the most well-dressed or always clean and shaven, but I am when I am at work.
     
  10. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN 65513, Model 3: VIN 1913

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    They must have been transplants from California; "scruff" passes for business casual around here ;)
     

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