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VERY informative post by VIN # ...F00017

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  1. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    #1 brianman, Aug 1, 2012
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    Definitely worth a read for all Model S reservation holders that haven't gotten their vehicles yet.

    Model S Deliveries - latest actual info on dates and vehicles being delivered | Forums | Tesla Motors

     
  2. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Thanks. Little disappointed about
    I thought we were told or someone heard there were working on a solution for this but looks like it will have to be aftermarket.
     
  3. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    @dsm363 - Agree. It sucks that they likely won't have a no-drill option available direct from Tesla. That said, unlike everything else in this week's forum drama -- this one doesn't bother me because aftermarket options won't be rocket science, or cost a lot of $, or void the warranty, etc. So it's merely a "grit my teeth and move on" concern on my list.
     
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    Yes very informative indeed! I've never had a front license plate before in california and don't p
    An on starting now. Glad they are handling registration etc. for you!
     
  5. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Thanks for that post. Glad a forum goer finally has a car so we can get some info!
     
  6. SCW-Greg

    SCW-Greg Active Member

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    Yeah this is a car that should not have to have a front plate. I remember with my S500, the dealership just drilled holes straight into the bumper! That was harsh. The Model S needs a cleaner/removable solution.

    @Rod and Barbara - excellent recap. Thank you for sharing all the details!
     
  7. Jrhodesmd

    Jrhodesmd S Sig #371, X Prod #1143

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    Am I alone on this, or is anyone else alarmed at the extensive "due bill" list? Not just at the depth, but also the multitude of what I would consider as 'basics' due on a $100k car? Elon states that this should be the best car all together, not just the best electric car. As a fairly early sig holder, I worry that I may not be getting anywhere near the product that was described at launch last year. PLEASE tell me I'm somehow misreading Rod and Barbara's post!!
     
  8. brianman

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    I kind of find it refreshing. We've been wanting some exposure to (some of) Tesla's internal "todo" list so that we could get a feel for whether they were planning to address the various forum-voiced concerns.
     
  9. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin Model S Perf Sig 1055

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    Alarmed? No, my house cost much more than $100k and yet it also had a punch list of things remaining to be done or finalized. I think Tesla will stand by their early customers and work their way throught the list.

    Larry
     
  10. loganss

    loganss Spaceman

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    I wonder what WIFI capability means. Is it the ability to connect the car to a wifi access point, for the car to become a wifi access point, or both.

    Overall I don't see anything that alarms me.
     
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    AustinPowers Total Smeghead

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    I didn't think about that before, but our house also had (and as a matter of fact still has) a punch list of things to be done.
    And having just read the reply by GeorgeB to our questions regarding the lighting issues I feel even more relieved. Tesla really seems to be adressing a lot of items.
    Even the comment about the power folding mirrors (possbily) not being worked on at the moment doesn't really bother me for now, as I know how long it will be before we here get the first Euro S. Nuff time to fix quite a few things, especially at Tesla's obvious pace.
     
  12. kendallpb

    kendallpb Model S: P 8061

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    ROFL, yes, those few.... ;-) Seriously, though, thanks for posting this here! It's great to see this. Tesla's still ironing out some things--great, I'd be amazed if the first few of a brand new vehicle, brand new platform, brand new factory setup were 100% perfect. So IMHO this is fine.

    BTW, your link is messed up (extra "http://" in it).
     
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    kendallpb Model S: P 8061

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    So their technician doesn't know about it, or they're all supposed to hedge their bets so that "oh yeah we're working on it" isn't interpreted as a legal promise. Kinda like the vanity lights were removed from the specs page, but it turned out they were trying to improve things and didn't want to list something that was on hold while they worked out some kinks, until they have it ironed out, etc. So, I wouldn't take one tech's response as gospel (and it sounds like he used that line a lot, that he wasn't aware of X, Y, or Z). Wait and see, IMHO. :)
     
  14. brianman

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    Weird. Fixed. Thanks.
     
  15. Norbert

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    Great that these are fixed, both were discussed here a few times.
     
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    VolkerP EU Model S P-37

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    I get the idea that training the Tesla Personal Delivery specialists includes 3 days on the car and 2 weeks dealing with the customer's questions WRT future "options" :biggrin:
     
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    Does anyone find this odd especially considering there was a rumor that was shot down by George B that Tesla was adding more Founders cars at the last moment?

    If Tesla swaps Founder #17 for SSL#4 and then resells SSL#4's spot, isn't that adding more Founders cars at the last moment?
     
  18. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    They may have determined they were going to sell 30 founders cars for example and had someone else change their mind or hadn't sold out yet.
     
  19. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    So, no. I didn't find this odd. It's exactly the same thing that happens when someone gives up their Signature spot - someone else is offered the opportunity.
    I took that to mean that there was a Founder's spot that opened up & it was offered. So yes, then it would make sense to offer SSL#4 to someone else. That's perfectly reasonable. Why are so many people so quick to assume the worst? I don't get it.

    (and now I'm hoping that as Model X Signature #3, I might have a chance to get bumped up. Anyone at Tesla listening? Hello? Anyone?)

    :)
     
  20. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Tesla has demonstrated their customer commitment. I'm not alarmed. I would not own a Roadster, be buying their stock on every dip and have a sig reservation deposit for an X if I hadn't personally experienced their customer commitment.
     

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