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Took delivery today! Finally. Thoughts from today.

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by Kilowut, May 27, 2014.

  1. Kilowut

    Kilowut Member

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    Well it finally happened I got my new S85 today. As I write she's down there in the garage asleep waiting to be fed after midnight. :p I have to say, I've bought cars before and this was by far the easiest most pain free experience I have gone through. It's as if I ordered a special order Mac and was just awaiting delivery from UPS. Unlike my previous experiences with dealerships this was stress free. The only anxiety I had was taking delivery and how soon I could get it. My wife and I walked in for our delivery appt and we stayed and talked to our delivery specialist for two hours as he went through all the bells and whistles for my wife. Obviously thanks to you good folks at TMC I was already knowledgeable on the ins and outs of the car. ;)

    My first experience with the car driving out of the service center was what you all have described as the Tesla Grin. To borrow a phrase from Pretty Woman (yes i'm quoting a chick flick lol) it rides like it's on rails! It's so smooth. A surprising feature wasn't performance but the fact that I enjoyed the radio so much. lol My wife's favorite feature? Wait for it.....wait for it......being able to put her purse in the center "console" away from her feet and off her lap. lol She's already nixed the add on console...which brings me to my next point.

    So as a brand new owner not even 24hrs into it I can tell you one thing that bothers me right off the back......CUP HOLDERS! We had two water bottles and the placement of the cup holders near my elbows was a dumb move. Where do I put my elbows when I have a bottle of water there? So my wife and I layer our water in the center "console". I'm already thinking of how I'm going to position my Starbucks tomorrow morning. lol Since the wife claimed owner ship for the purse in that area I have no other recourse than to buy an alternative to the add-on console. That's pretty much my biggest issue at the moment. And if that's all I have in the coming months and years then I'm doing just fine.

    Again, what a wonderful experience all the way through from the Tesla team in San Diego. And thanks to the Tesla team in NorCal for making something pretty damn amazing.

    Designed it April 8th at the Tesla store in UTC.
    Delivery specialist contacted me April 8th and introduced himself.
    My Delivery Specialist contacted me April 15th with a delivery date.
    Delivery date given was May 29th
    Actual delivery date was May 27th. (could have been May 22nd but I was out of town)
     
  2. Blaze

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    Welcome to the Tesla Family. Looking forward to you sharing your experiences.
    How fun for you! Photos too.
     
  3. GoBlue88

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    Awesome! I will be having that experience in San Diego tomorrow. Looking forward to it!!
     
  4. roblab

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    Go to Target. They have little square topless boxes with cross dividers that are perfect for holding water bottles, and fit exactly between the rails on the floor. The purse can fit behind the bottle box. Looks like this:

    Rubbermaid Bento Small Storage Box with Pop-out ... : Target

    There are several colors, black, dark brown, etc.
     
  5. Ugliest1

    Ugliest1 S85: "Sparky"

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    Hahaha yeah and even when my elbows have room my wife calls me a bull in a china shop. We found a black colour-matching $25 "insert" that also has a lidded storage compartment, so "all my junk" (as my wife says) can stay out of sight (pics: Found a cheaper Drop In Center Console). But when anyone is getting the tour I point out it's a $25 Canadian Tire special. Highly functional, it's just that the leather-ish material is not quite up to $100k car quality.
     
  6. Kilowut

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    Good luck and have fun! Congrats!

    Hmmmm looks kind of big, could be the way they shot the photo. I'll definitely head down to Target and scope it out. It's definitely worth a try. i like your idea. :)

    Oh nice I'm going to have to look into that. Thank you for the tip! And yes the bull in a china shop....totally me. lol


    Thank you much appreciated! I'll definitely be posting more as time goes by.
     

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