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Test drive as part of taking delivery

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by hidbigo, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. hidbigo

    hidbigo Member

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    Is it standard practice to do a test drive of your new Tesla as part of taking delivery? I mean doing a short (10 minute) drive of the actual vehicle you will be driving home before completing the paperwork and heading on your merry way. If it's not standard practice, is it something that others have requested and received?

    In the past this has been a standard part of my delivery process (with other car makes) even in cases where I custom-ordered a car from the factory. I want to make sure that the specific vehicle is properly sorted out before I officially take possession of it, even though I know it's covered by a manufacturer warranty.

    I just want to know if my DS will look at me like I have two heads when I make this request. ​
     
  2. eclipxe

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    No it's not standard. If something is wrong they'll fix it.
     
  3. chargeshare

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    I wouldn't take delivery without a short test drive. It's a reasonable request in my mind.
     
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    bmah Obscure Member

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    I didn't, but IMHO it's a reasonable thing to ask for. Maybe arrange it with your DS before hand so you don't surprise him/her at the actual delivery time.
     
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    I didn't bother to ask at my delivery, and it seemed like I was short on time anyway, so I wasn't able to really inspect every surface, check every function and have them explain everything to me in depth. I suspect that they schedule these delivery appointments shorter now than they used to be so they can get more deliveries handled each day.
     
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    I'd agree. It's a reasonable thing to ask for. They certainly shouldn't decline your request. But, like someone said, they're going to make whatever it is right - guaranteed.
     
  7. donv

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    It was for me. It just seemed to be part of the process when I picked up the 85D.

    Interestingly, when I got my S85 back in 2013, it didn't appear to be something they did. But it was absolutely part of the process for the 85D.

    It had more to do with educating me on the features (even though, as a previous Model S owner, I knew most of it) than looking for things which were wrong, though. And so far, my 85D has been perfect.
     
  8. Max*

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    No test drive for me on day of delivery, since I had already sold my car a few days before that, and needed a way to get to work, I wasn't going to decline delivery... so worst case I would have brought it back and asked for a loaner while they worked on my car.

    I'm not sure what they would have said if I had asked.
     
  9. hidbigo

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    I confirmed with my DS that I can do a test drive as part of taking delivery.
     

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