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Texas Model S Reservation Holders - PLEASE READ

Discussion in 'Texas' started by sublimaze1, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. sublimaze1

    sublimaze1 8Dec2012 / Leeroy Jenkins

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    You'd make up the difference to our current tax level.
     
  2. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    While "we're" off-topic bashing Texas for the decisions of some of the decisions of its politicians (hm, should we apply the same to America generally?)...
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  3. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    The problem for some folks is that they have to come up with the more-or-less $8,000 sales tax independently of the loan. If the tax amount is in the MVPA then it goes in the loan. (Assuming you're getting an auto loan from a bank or other financial institution and not just taking it out of petty cash--I know there are some here who think that amount is pocket change :)
     
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    Ah, the great land of narrow-minded thinkers......this sucks. Sorry to all that are going through this, but hopefully something good will come out of it and help those in the years to come.
     
  5. sublimaze1

    sublimaze1 8Dec2012 / Leeroy Jenkins

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    #25 sublimaze1, Nov 12, 2012
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    +1. I consider this to be growing pains. I'm not happy about experiencing it from the first hand perspective. But - again - just hanging in there. Waiting for my vehicle.

    WJ. P188. McKinney, Texas.
     
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    I live in Texas. This is fairly accurate.
     
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    For those bashing Governor Perry, it might be worth mentioning that he came to Ft.Worth (my city) a couple of years ago and gave a speech in full support of electric vehicles and installation of EV charging stations.
     
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  10. sublimaze1

    sublimaze1 8Dec2012 / Leeroy Jenkins

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    Update on the DS issue:

    As I had mentioned in the first post of this thread, Texas no longer allows DS personnel to be present during delivery. This is an interpretation of the Texas law, such that, if you have a DS here, that constitutes the continuation, or completion of a sale. Such sales are not legal in Texas, as it is not via a dealership.

    Gigamags had his Sig delivered to Plano, Texas yesterday and had no DS. In fact, it is my understanding that his DS experience may be only a phone call and a verbal walkthrough of the vehicle. This is somewhat sad for me, as I would certainly feel much better having the personal walkthrough for my vehicle.

    So, those of us in Texas who are awaiting a vehicle, I guess it will be backed off a truck and you will be asked for your autograph. That will be all.

    <sigh>

    WJ
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  11. SteveH

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    This is crushing. I was really looking forward to the whole experience. Maybe once the Dallas service center is open we can take it in there and get the full walk through as part of a "service experience". Still, not the same, but something.
     
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    Land of the free...
     
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    sublimaze1 8Dec2012 / Leeroy Jenkins

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    One can only hope. .....
     
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    I vote with my pocket. I am leaving Texas and taking my business with me too. That ought to be about 50 more unemployed plus no sales tax for Texas to contend with. Wish them the best. Hello CA.
     
  15. TXjak

    TXjak Owner/Investor/Advocate

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    "So, those of us in Texas who are awaiting a vehicle, I guess it will be backed off a truck and you will be asked for your autograph. That will be all."

    But when will you get the final paperwork to file for your title and license?

    JAK
     
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    TXjak Owner/Investor/Advocate

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    Delivery Specialist

    How about post-delivery?

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    1. When, in the scheme of things, will we get the paperwork to file for our title and license? I'm assuming that we won't be able to drive the car without at least a temporary license plate.
    2. If the DS can't be there _during_ delivery, can he/she come _after_ delivery?
    3. Assuming we need a state inspection, what should we consider in selecting an inspection station?
    4. Can we get insurance based on the MVPA? How long is it likely to take to get an insurance card in order to get an inspection?

    JAK
     
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    #37 stephenpace, Nov 20, 2012
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    1) No reason you can't get tags ahead of delivery. I got mine in the morning of the day I thought I would get the car.
    2) Good question, I don't see why not.
    3) I was really tempted to take it to my Lexus dealer :). Instead I just went to a Mr. Goodwrench--caused quite a commotion since it was the first they had seen, but they knew exactly what it was. I would just ask before committing to the inspection if they know the option for "EV inspection" which omits the emissions test. Almost any Jiffy Lube type of place should be familiar with the process because of the Leaf, and all of their computers will have an option, but the tech might not know where it is. A Roadster owner told me in the early days very few places were familiar with how to do it without the emissions test and one time he went along with it--they hooked the meter up to a random place on his car. Of course, it passed. :)
    4) You should be able to get insurance once you have the VIN. I set mine up ahead of time (USAA) and just turned it on the day of delivery. They have an option to print your own card and I took that to Mr. Goodwrench. I was in an out in 10 minutes.
     
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    TXjak Owner/Investor/Advocate

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    TXjak Owner/Investor/Advocate

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    So couldn't Tesla still include the sales tax on the MVPA and just send the check to you for payment? Ask them.
     
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    My credit union insisted on collecting sales tax from me ahead of time, as part of their rules for lending me their money, so this is not really an issue for me.

    And there's a service center in Austin, so that's where I'm collecting the car. Can't believe there's not one in Dallas!

    So neither issue is affecting me... but yeah, it's clear that the state is messing with Tesla buyers. Once R.P. moves on perhaps there will be a chance to revise this B.S.
     

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