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Took delivery Friday!

Discussion in 'Florida' started by TampaLiam, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. TampaLiam

    TampaLiam Secret Agent

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    Hey Florida Friends!

    This is a repost of what I just posted in the Model S Delivery Update thread, though I figured I would share locally :)

    Took delivery Friday 2/22/13 at the Tampa Service Center! Excellent staff over there! Mark (manager), Kim (service advisor), Ben (delivery specialist), Aaron (technician), John (technician), Eric (parts)
    P85 factory badging was present. Arrived with 15 miles. Registration transfer was completed prior to my arrival - so no temp tags! (I had a plate available)
    Due Bill: Parcel Shelf, HPWC, Dent Repair, CF spoiler.


    Drove it 400 miles over the weekend (no single long trip - just driving around everywhere).
    Issues - windshield washer jets spray the bottom of the windshield (being fixed today), driver's seatbelt does not retract (being replaced this week).
    I've already damaged the B pilar on both sides, and someone (possibly myself) did similar style damage to the plastic pilar in the rear seat, passenger side.


    Since I'm spending a lot of time hammering the throttle and speeding along the highway, I've been draining the battery in no time. It's a little disappointing how quickly it drains with aggressive or highway driving, but I am certain I will calm down :)


    I've given rides to 6 friends so far, letting each of them drive it as well. Torque-induced laughs, screams, and speaking pauses occur with 100% of passengers!


    Lots of thumbs-up from other drivers on the road, lots of questions in parking lots.


    Looking forward to showing the Tesla in shows side-by-side with my 1968 Pontiac Firebird 400 Convertible! I typically think that folks showing a late model production vehicle at car shows are a bit....er...silly... but I feel that the rarity, technology, and the need to promote this brand & tech justify showing it :)


    Very happy with the color combo - silver exterior, dark rims, black interior w/red piping.
    Swapped the license plate light bulbs with LEDs yesterday.
    Tinting it next weekend.


    Some photo love...
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    Photo comparing one LED plate light with the one stock light prior to completing the swap:


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  2. 100thMonkey

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    congrats! love the coral/scuba license plate and great pics! We just secured "OFFGASN", combining my tech diving interest with getting off of the sauce!
     
  3. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin Model S Perf Sig 1055

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    Hi Liam,

    Congratulations! Nice photos.

    Stay safe.

    Larry
     
  4. NigelM

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    Congrats on a beautiful car and a nice story. Don't worry, battery usage drops dramatically after a few days/weeks.

    Oh, and a huge thank you for buying the reef plate!!! (I'm on the board at Mote :biggrin:)
     
  5. TampaLiam

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    Ah right on! I would have had two, but I ended up doing the turtle plate for the 68 Firebird due to letter spacing needs ;)

    I dive a bit. With all weather mats, the S would make a good dive-mobile... Just need superchargers bridging Alligator Alley!
     
  6. ClearwaterBchSteve

    ClearwaterBchSteve P445 / VIN 1794

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    Congratulations Will! The P85 badging must be a 2013 model year thing. My antique 2012 came blank and I had to make my own :) We'll hook up soon with the "twins". Steve.
     
  7. NigelM

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    BTW, there's a chargepoint at Mote and sometime soon we will have a Tesla HPWC.
     
  8. brianman

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    Hehe.
     
  9. rogbmw

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    Congrats, and looking good. What LED license plate lights did you get - where?
     
  10. TampaLiam

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    Congrats! Nice photos :). Thanks for sharing. Added some to the album. Direct link here.
     
  12. tdelta1000

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    Congratulations!!! Have you come off of cloud 9 yet? Happy motoring dude.
     

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