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SD419

Member
Aug 22, 2020
55
73
Oceanside, CA
- Ordered 8/21: LR, white, black int, induction, no hitch, no FSD.
- Got my VIN 53xxx and MVPA last night (9/16)
- I received the delivery text this morning and selected Sunday as the pickup appointment. However, when I called the SC today to discuss an EV rebate issue (see next paragraph), she mentioned the car was there and asked if I wanted to pick it up before they closed today. OF COURSE! I'll get to the condition (gaps, paint, etc.) in a second.

Please double-check your pricing sheets or have someone with financial sense take a look before you drive away. Tesla royally screwed up my $1,000 EV rebate through San Diego Gas & Electric. It's a point-of-sale only rebate that I was approved for on 6/23. After I placed the order for the MY, I forwarded the rebate code and approval e-mail to my SA, who passed it along it to Tesla's financial people (they claim the rebate, not me). Tesla confirmed the rebate and it was listed as an "EV Incentive" on the price summary for the past month. When the MVPA showed up and the page asked for final payment, the EV credit disappeared and the $20,000 down payment I planned for increased to $21,000. I called the SC this morning and she said, "Yeah, this happens a lot when the MVPA is released. Sometimes the rebates disappear." She fixed it and an hour later, the incentive reappeared as a line item and the down payment decreased by $1,000 as expected. With the correct amount ($20,000) now displayed on my account page, I submitted the payment through Plaid as directed. Lo and behold, I checked my bank and they charged me $21,000. When I got to the SC to take delivery, my paperwork noted that they overcharged me $1,000 and would have to issue a refund via mail in 30 days. Lame. I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but if I wasn't paying attention, I would have paid an extra $1,000 and Tesla would have kept the $1,000 rebate. Double lame and probably criminal, but I digress.

Overall, the condition of the MY is great. These are the minor problems in no particular order:

- The hood is slightly misaligned. It's noticeable if staring at it, but not worth fixing IMO.
- 3-4 minor fingerprints on the interior fabric trim by the roof glass. Why their employees can't wear clean, sterile gloves is an absolute head-scratcher. There was also a good size piece of masking tape still stuck to the fabric between the trim and roof glass. It pulled right off, but seriously can't they see that?
- As always, the rear-passenger seat isn't perfectly aligned with the other two. Nothing atrocious, but it's noticeable if you're looking for it.

These are the good things:

- Other than the hood, I didn't notice any panel gaps that would need fixed.
- Rear hatch works perfectly so far.
- I will look again tomorrow in different light, but the rear bumper paint appears to match.
- The staff at the SC were fantastic, honestly they exceeded my expectations.
- I was not rushed AT ALL to inspect the car and get out. I was there for about an hour with no issue.
- The sound system in this thing is really good!

If you're still waiting, hang in there! It's so worth it. As a side note, I ordered this car without ever having sat in any Tesla, much less driven one.

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Thank you for mentioning the SDG&E rebate! I ad no idea and now I'll get $1,000 that I wasn't counting on!

I'm not sure I understand the POS aspect of the rebate though. According to this page, it looks like something you can't get until you have your CA registration:

Limited EV Purchase Credit

Is there another one I don't know about?

EDIT: Are you a school employee or first responder? Champions for Clean Air EV Rebate | San Diego Gas & Electric
 

SD419

Member
Aug 22, 2020
55
73
Oceanside, CA
Thank you for mentioning the SDG&E rebate! I ad no idea and now I'll get $1,000 that I wasn't counting on!

I'm not sure I understand the POS aspect of the rebate though. According to this page, it looks like something you can't get until you have your CA registration:

Limited EV Purchase Credit

Is there another one I don't know about?

EDIT: Are you a school employee or first responder? Champions for Clean Air EV Rebate | San Diego Gas & Electric
Yes, I qualified for the Champions rebate. It specifically states that the dealer has to redeem it at the time of sale. It can't be submitted after the fact.
 

NAUSTX

Member
Aug 31, 2020
83
22
AUSTIN
- Ordered 8/21: LR, white, black int, induction, no hitch, no FSD.
- Got my VIN 53xxx and MVPA last night (9/16)
- I received the delivery text this morning and selected Sunday as the pickup appointment. However, when I called the SC today to discuss an EV rebate issue (see next paragraph), she mentioned the car was there and asked if I wanted to pick it up before they closed today. OF COURSE! I'll get to the condition (gaps, paint, etc.) in a second.

Please double-check your pricing sheets or have someone with financial sense take a look before you drive away. Tesla royally screwed up my $1,000 EV rebate through San Diego Gas & Electric. It's a point-of-sale only rebate that I was approved for on 6/23. After I placed the order for the MY, I forwarded the rebate code and approval e-mail to my SA, who passed it along it to Tesla's financial people (they claim the rebate, not me). Tesla confirmed the rebate and it was listed as an "EV Incentive" on the price summary for the past month. When the MVPA showed up and the page asked for final payment, the EV credit disappeared and the $20,000 down payment I planned for increased to $21,000. I called the SC this morning and she said, "Yeah, this happens a lot when the MVPA is released. Sometimes the rebates disappear." She fixed it and an hour later, the incentive reappeared as a line item and the down payment decreased by $1,000 as expected. With the correct amount ($20,000) now displayed on my account page, I submitted the payment through Plaid as directed. Lo and behold, I checked my bank and they charged me $21,000. When I got to the SC to take delivery, my paperwork noted that they overcharged me $1,000 and would have to issue a refund via mail in 30 days. Lame. I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but if I wasn't paying attention, I would have paid an extra $1,000 and Tesla would have kept the $1,000 rebate. Double lame and probably criminal, but I digress.

Overall, the condition of the MY is great. These are the minor problems in no particular order:

- The hood is slightly misaligned. It's noticeable if staring at it, but not worth fixing IMO.
- 3-4 minor fingerprints on the interior fabric trim by the roof glass. Why their employees can't wear clean, sterile gloves is an absolute head-scratcher. There was also a good size piece of masking tape still stuck to the fabric between the trim and roof glass. It pulled right off, but seriously can't they see that?
- As always, the rear-passenger seat isn't perfectly aligned with the other two. Nothing atrocious, but it's noticeable if you're looking for it.

These are the good things:

- Other than the hood, I didn't notice any panel gaps that would need fixed.
- Rear hatch works perfectly so far.
- I will look again tomorrow in different light, but the rear bumper paint appears to match.
- The staff at the SC were fantastic, honestly they exceeded my expectations.
- I was not rushed AT ALL to inspect the car and get out. I was there for about an hour with no issue.
- The sound system in this thing is really good!

If you're still waiting, hang in there! It's so worth it. As a side note, I ordered this car without ever having sat in any Tesla, much less driven one.

View attachment 589398
Looks beautiful !
 
- Ordered 8/21: LR, white, black int, induction, no hitch, no FSD.
- Got my VIN 53xxx and MVPA last night (9/16)
- I received the delivery text this morning and selected Sunday as the pickup appointment. However, when I called the SC today to discuss an EV rebate issue (see next paragraph), she mentioned the car was there and asked if I wanted to pick it up before they closed today. OF COURSE! I'll get to the condition (gaps, paint, etc.) in a second.

Please double-check your pricing sheets or have someone with financial sense take a look before you drive away. Tesla royally screwed up my $1,000 EV rebate through San Diego Gas & Electric. It's a point-of-sale only rebate that I was approved for on 6/23. After I placed the order for the MY, I forwarded the rebate code and approval e-mail to my SA, who passed it along it to Tesla's financial people (they claim the rebate, not me). Tesla confirmed the rebate and it was listed as an "EV Incentive" on the price summary for the past month. When the MVPA showed up and the page asked for final payment, the EV credit disappeared and the $20,000 down payment I planned for increased to $21,000. I called the SC this morning and she said, "Yeah, this happens a lot when the MVPA is released. Sometimes the rebates disappear." She fixed it and an hour later, the incentive reappeared as a line item and the down payment decreased by $1,000 as expected. With the correct amount ($20,000) now displayed on my account page, I submitted the payment through Plaid as directed. Lo and behold, I checked my bank and they charged me $21,000. When I got to the SC to take delivery, my paperwork noted that they overcharged me $1,000 and would have to issue a refund via mail in 30 days. Lame. I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but if I wasn't paying attention, I would have paid an extra $1,000 and Tesla would have kept the $1,000 rebate. Double lame and probably criminal, but I digress.

Overall, the condition of the MY is great. These are the minor problems in no particular order:

- The hood is slightly misaligned. It's noticeable if staring at it, but not worth fixing IMO.
- 3-4 minor fingerprints on the interior fabric trim by the roof glass. Why their employees can't wear clean, sterile gloves is an absolute head-scratcher. There was also a good size piece of masking tape still stuck to the fabric between the trim and roof glass. It pulled right off, but seriously can't they see that?
- As always, the rear-passenger seat isn't perfectly aligned with the other two. Nothing atrocious, but it's noticeable if you're looking for it.

These are the good things:

- Other than the hood, I didn't notice any panel gaps that would need fixed.
- Rear hatch works perfectly so far.
- I will look again tomorrow in different light, but the rear bumper paint appears to match.
- The staff at the SC were fantastic, honestly they exceeded my expectations.
- I was not rushed AT ALL to inspect the car and get out. I was there for about an hour with no issue.
- The sound system in this thing is really good!

If you're still waiting, hang in there! It's so worth it. As a side note, I ordered this car without ever having sat in any Tesla, much less driven one.

View attachment 589398
Looks good from here! I’m at the 3-10 day notification for exact same build. Wonder if I’ll have the common fingerprints on the headliner too! Silly mistake they make by not wearing gloves lol like that’s a hard solution is beyond me too!
 

mycroftxxx

Member
Jun 14, 2020
159
127
Left Coast
Thank you for mentioning the SDG&E rebate! I ad no idea and now I'll get $1,000 that I wasn't counting on!

I'm not sure I understand the POS aspect of the rebate though. According to this page, it looks like something you can't get until you have your CA registration:

Limited EV Purchase Credit

Is there another one I don't know about?

EDIT: Are you a school employee or first responder? Champions for Clean Air EV Rebate | San Diego Gas & Electric
The Limited EV Purchase Credit is brand new and isn’t what the OP is referring to.
 
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SD419

Member
Aug 22, 2020
55
73
Oceanside, CA
Our M3 had the issues with the alignment of the hood, and trunk when we picked ours up. We had them adjust before we left the factory. It took them less than 15 minutes. The SC can fix easily.
Ok, good to know. If it bothers me, I'll make an appointment. I was really splitting hairs trying to identify issues. All in all, I'm extremely satisfied with the fit and finish.
 

Brown1428

Member
Jul 29, 2020
137
254
Georgia
- Ordered 8/21: LR, white, black int, induction, no hitch, no FSD.
- Got my VIN 53xxx and MVPA last night (9/16)
- I received the delivery text this morning and selected Sunday as the pickup appointment. However, when I called the SC today to discuss an EV rebate issue (see next paragraph), she mentioned the car was there and asked if I wanted to pick it up before they closed today. OF COURSE! I'll get to the condition (gaps, paint, etc.) in a second.

Please double-check your pricing sheets or have someone with financial sense take a look before you drive away. Tesla royally screwed up my $1,000 EV rebate through San Diego Gas & Electric. It's a point-of-sale only rebate that I was approved for on 6/23. After I placed the order for the MY, I forwarded the rebate code and approval e-mail to my SA, who passed it along it to Tesla's financial people (they claim the rebate, not me). Tesla confirmed the rebate and it was listed as an "EV Incentive" on the price summary for the past month. When the MVPA showed up and the page asked for final payment, the EV credit disappeared and the $20,000 down payment I planned for increased to $21,000. I called the SC this morning and she said, "Yeah, this happens a lot when the MVPA is released. Sometimes the rebates disappear." She fixed it and an hour later, the incentive reappeared as a line item and the down payment decreased by $1,000 as expected. With the correct amount ($20,000) now displayed on my account page, I submitted the payment through Plaid as directed. Lo and behold, I checked my bank and they charged me $21,000. When I got to the SC to take delivery, my paperwork noted that they overcharged me $1,000 and would have to issue a refund via mail in 30 days. Lame. I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but if I wasn't paying attention, I would have paid an extra $1,000 and Tesla would have kept the $1,000 rebate. Double lame and probably criminal, but I digress.

Overall, the condition of the MY is great. These are the minor problems in no particular order:

- The hood is slightly misaligned. It's noticeable if staring at it, but not worth fixing IMO.
- 3-4 minor fingerprints on the interior fabric trim by the roof glass. Why their employees can't wear clean, sterile gloves is an absolute head-scratcher. There was also a good size piece of masking tape still stuck to the fabric between the trim and roof glass. It pulled right off, but seriously can't they see that?
- As always, the rear-passenger seat isn't perfectly aligned with the other two. Nothing atrocious, but it's noticeable if you're looking for it.

These are the good things:

- Other than the hood, I didn't notice any panel gaps that would need fixed.
- Rear hatch works perfectly so far.
- I will look again tomorrow in different light, but the rear bumper paint appears to match.
- The staff at the SC were fantastic, honestly they exceeded my expectations.
- I was not rushed AT ALL to inspect the car and get out. I was there for about an hour with no issue.
- The sound system in this thing is really good!

If you're still waiting, hang in there! It's so worth it. As a side note, I ordered this car without ever having sat in any Tesla, much less driven one.

View attachment 589398

The alignment on this one looks pretty good! Congrats!
 

LCS67

Member
Jul 30, 2020
21
14
Atlanta, GA
- Ordered 8/21: LR, white, black int, induction, no hitch, no FSD.
- Got my VIN 53xxx and MVPA last night (9/16)
- I received the delivery text this morning and selected Sunday as the pickup appointment. However, when I called the SC today to discuss an EV rebate issue (see next paragraph), she mentioned the car was there and asked if I wanted to pick it up before they closed today. OF COURSE! I'll get to the condition (gaps, paint, etc.) in a second.

Please double-check your pricing sheets or have someone with financial sense take a look before you drive away. Tesla royally screwed up my $1,000 EV rebate through San Diego Gas & Electric. It's a point-of-sale only rebate that I was approved for on 6/23. After I placed the order for the MY, I forwarded the rebate code and approval e-mail to my SA, who passed it along it to Tesla's financial people (they claim the rebate, not me). Tesla confirmed the rebate and it was listed as an "EV Incentive" on the price summary for the past month. When the MVPA showed up and the page asked for final payment, the EV credit disappeared and the $20,000 down payment I planned for increased to $21,000. I called the SC this morning and she said, "Yeah, this happens a lot when the MVPA is released. Sometimes the rebates disappear." She fixed it and an hour later, the incentive reappeared as a line item and the down payment decreased by $1,000 as expected. With the correct amount ($20,000) now displayed on my account page, I submitted the payment through Plaid as directed. Lo and behold, I checked my bank and they charged me $21,000. When I got to the SC to take delivery, my paperwork noted that they overcharged me $1,000 and would have to issue a refund via mail in 30 days. Lame. I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but if I wasn't paying attention, I would have paid an extra $1,000 and Tesla would have kept the $1,000 rebate. Double lame and probably criminal, but I digress.

Overall, the condition of the MY is great. These are the minor problems in no particular order:

- The hood is slightly misaligned. It's noticeable if staring at it, but not worth fixing IMO.
- 3-4 minor fingerprints on the interior fabric trim by the roof glass. Why their employees can't wear clean, sterile gloves is an absolute head-scratcher. There was also a good size piece of masking tape still stuck to the fabric between the trim and roof glass. It pulled right off, but seriously can't they see that?
- As always, the rear-passenger seat isn't perfectly aligned with the other two. Nothing atrocious, but it's noticeable if you're looking for it.

These are the good things:

- Other than the hood, I didn't notice any panel gaps that would need fixed.
- Rear hatch works perfectly so far.
- I will look again tomorrow in different light, but the rear bumper paint appears to match.
- The staff at the SC were fantastic, honestly they exceeded my expectations.
- I was not rushed AT ALL to inspect the car and get out. I was there for about an hour with no issue.
- The sound system in this thing is really good!

If you're still waiting, hang in there! It's so worth it. As a side note, I ordered this car without ever having sat in any Tesla, much less driven one.

View attachment 589398
Congrats! Same config I’m getting. Picking up on 5/1. Hope you love it
 

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