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The first thing I want to do is meet my X.

Discussion in 'Model X: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by Spartan, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. Spartan

    Spartan New Member

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    Cleaned out my garage today to make room for my Tesla X. I will be picking it up tomorrow 4/25 in Fremont. It has been two years since I reserved. I configured late Jan 2016, 6 seats, multicolor white, autopilot, 90D, Vin 29xx. I am ready with my checklist. Just curious if they make you pay and sign all the paperwork before you see and inspect the car? My DS said I would only have 30 min to get to know the X and if I needed more time I would have to come back, 15min to sign paper work and about a 1 hour tour (not in that order). Any helpful tips when inspecting the car would be greatly appreciated. Not sure why they think 30 min. is enough time to learn about (autopilot, summon, self park, etc)
    This is my first Tesla.
     
  2. Ampster

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    They suggest that you can take care of the paperwork before you inspect the car. I took delivery during the last week of March, saw that the car was in the staging area and my legs got wobbly, tears came to my eyes and I lost all self control. I don't regret that decision.
    On the other hand there is no need to pay earlier as others have done. I just brought my account info and did the ACH in my phone after seeing the car but before inspecting it. It was very busy that week. They may still be busy in Fremont. I am sure you can separate the inspection from the demonstration. I waived the drive, which was when the DS was going to explain some of those things. I had friends with me and the SO and we just wanted to get on the road and enjoy it.
     
  3. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

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    My experience echo'ed Amster's. Look. If you want to take more time inspecting it by yourself, then tell them you will arrive early and you want access to your car. Then when your time is due they can do the paperwork and give you the demo's etc. They will ask you to sign the paperwork immediately and take the check but by that time you will have found anything that is alarming. The alarming things are fit and finish. Everything else is just a repair that unless its critical, can be done later.

    And we never took the car for a test drive either. We took about 45 min with the product specialist, went and did the one hour tour and then came back and got the 10 minute pre drive away briefing and were off. Worked well for us and we had never driven a Tesla before that day.

    So to sum it up go early and look over every detail of the car for fit and finish before the DS demo's the car for you.
     
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  4. ohmman

    ohmman Maximum Plaid Member

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    #4 ohmman, Apr 24, 2016
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    ..and congratulations on your first Tesla. In many ways, I wish our X was our first Tesla. But not that badly, since we got to drive our S 32k+ miles before getting it. Still, I hope you find it as great/transformative a drive as the rest of us do.
     
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  5. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Congrats! Please let me know if you get a sunshade? Also, if the tint on the panoramic windshield is adequate.
     
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    Got mine a week ago, no shade and the windshield tint is not enough to keep anything cool in direct sun. But no complaints, because the A/C comes on quick and can be started by phone if necessary. And proper orientation while parking helps. But bring the shades!
     
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    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Hopefully you will get your shade soon, if not, I believe heat shield has a 3rd party solution.
     
  8. ohmman

    ohmman Maximum Plaid Member

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    Listen, K. The sunshade is fine. I just got out of my car on a sunny day and look at me. I'm fine.

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  9. ModelXBoy

    ModelXBoy No More Door Captain of TMC! Oh Yeah Baby!

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    Hey buddy, i wonder how many messages out of your 843 that you have talked about sun shade?
     
  10. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    149 so far...probably more realistically. Since it is 149 post where I actually said "sunshade" (150 now). I also alluded, illustrated, imagined sunshades (151) without actually saying the word sunshade (152)
     

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  11. ModelXBoy

    ModelXBoy No More Door Captain of TMC! Oh Yeah Baby!

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    Crazy! But good news, my car finally after 33 days back from Body shop to SC, only need to replace latches, install third row seats, QC, and detail. I can't wait to get my ultra loaded super fast long fixed P90DL. Hahah
     
  12. engle

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    Their goal is to make you pay and sign all the paperwork before you see and inspect the car, yes. But I got around that quite easily:

    My Fremont delivery was 3/22. We did the factory tour, first. I wanted to see my vehicle for a brief inspection before I signed any paperwork, since the lease is a binding contract. I was there on 3/20 to run the X checklist for my friend's delivery, and noticed his P90D had summer tires on it. I had an email from my DS that my P90D with the Subzero package was supposed to have all-season tires. (Later they changed to summer performance tires for P90D[L] and all-season for 75D/90D.)

    I told the DOS(?) (Delivery Orientation Specialist) I need to check the type of tires before I sign anything. She led me out to the big white tent in the parking lot (since taken down). Of course, mine also had the summer tires on it like my friend's. Showed my email, and said I live right here in Fremont and can come back to pick it up after the tires are swapped, so no wear is put on these tires. It's approaching end-of-quarter and I hadn't signed anything yet. DOS made a quick phone call to my DS, and a future tire swap at the SC was put on my due bill. Then I went inside and happily signed the paperwork.

    Anyway, my point is you can use any excuse you want to get out to see your vehicle, first, before you sign anything. That way, you'll have the most leverage in case you do notice something amiss that can't wait for a future SC appt. I also agree with the person who recommended getting their earlier if you plan to run the full X checklist and not just the cosmetic portion of it.

    I didn't bother with the test drive, since I'd test driven P90D Model S before, and rode in the Model X at Elon's event.

    Congrats on picking up your X, and also happy to read that @ModelXBoy is finally about to receive his original X back!
     
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  13. Spartan

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    No sunshade! Mean burn @ohmman
     

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    Camera-Cruiser Fully Charged

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    I didn't like the DS insistance on signing first when picking up my CPO. I would have not left with it that day based on what I found. So I'd do my best to inspect first.
     
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    U r so very lucky! Congras!
     
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    Good, good, good. Finally, you are a happy man!
     
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    I was able to inspect my X first for about 15 min. and the paint from the mid to back was rough ( textured) when you run your hand over it but not visually detectable. I will go back at a later time to have it fixed. Other than that it's been awesome.
     
  18. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

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    If you have the car wrapped, the paint correction might be included and probably done better than Tesla would. Just might want to check.
     

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