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Vin 346 Delivery

Discussion in 'Model X' started by jasonsc, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. jasonsc

    jasonsc Member

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    I was able to pick up Vin 346 yesterday (1/28) in Costa Mesa. I've been waiting for this for some time, originally believing that it was going to be delivered prior to December 31 (up until December 29 they were telling me that), having the vehicle sit in the transportation abyss for quite some time, and then turning in my Model S for the trade two week ago and driving an ICE vehicle (I only once got into the HOV lane accidentally).

    Needless to say, my DS knows me well as I would call every few days to check on the vehicle - or to find out if it was real or not... She demonstrated extreme patience with me! I did get to see the car on Saturday - prior to it entering PDI at the SC - so my boys got to look at it - but not sit in it. It looks like my car entered production on November 30 according to the sticker that was still on then.

    As I paid for the car last year, it was relatively easy with the paperwork - just too about 5 minutes. No pre-paid service was offered - I did that on the S, not sure I would do it again anyway. I walked out to the car and they had all the employees lining the walkway and cheering. It was pretty neat - and all the frustrations melted away.

    The delivery process was very much geared towards pointing out the differences between the S and the X. I had an early S, so these new fangled automatic charging doors, power mirrors, and parking sensors was almost too much... :biggrin: I will say that the X feels much more refined and I feel as though the interior of the car begins to approach what I was used to prior to Tesla. I aways discounted the S because of the technology, drive, and innovation - I think the X starts to combine that. The seats and interior reminded me of my wife's Range Rover - which is a good thing.

    Attention was really given to making sure that I understood and felt comfortable in the X. I can't understate the importance of this. I'm typically the guy that takes the keys and figures it out myself, so they made it brief, but very informative.

    Unfortunately, I got to put about 5 miles on the vehicle after I got it as I had to go straight to the airport to leave town. Those 5 miles were magical. I had a P85, so the acceleration is crazy. The ride is significantly better than the S and the wind noise is noticeably absent. The windshield - oh my - I just kept looking up at stop lights. I used to fly a helicopter, and it feels just like that. It changes the experience. The rest - well, I'll know more soon.

    Here are a few pics (had to post the one with two wings for fun).

    The Costa Mesa team is just superb. If you have a choice of where to take delivery - they are it. Emily, my DS, was great and I was lucky to have her help me out.

    I'm a happy guy!
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  2. ProtoMM

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    Congratulations jasonsc - there's nothing quite like that Tesla Grin!
     
  3. BigAirHarper

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    Congrats! Love that they lined up and cheered and love the picture next to the jet. Hoping to get my hands on the yoke of a jet one day....would be way cooler than the 172 I fly. Congrats and enjoy!

    ps: I see your company is a foreflight company, same foreflight all us pilots use for flight planning?
     
  4. Joel

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    Congrats, Jason! Looks great. Enjoy it!
     
  5. ankitmishra

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    Congrats!! That 2nd pic looks so awesome. X looks like a mythical creature of a fantasy world in that pic.
     
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    Absolutely gorgeous. Check wheels down...oops, they are glued on! Enjoy while the rest of us just vicariously drool until March...hopefully.
     
  7. jasonsc

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    Yes - JetFuelX was something i started last year and ForeFlight purchased it. They are a great group and I have been a FF user since it came out, so it is was pretty neat for me on a couple of fronts.
     
  8. CTemp222

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    Congratz! I can't wait to see my X. I bet it was worth the wait.
    Are you saying you had a P85 S? X's only come in dual motor.
     
  9. ohmman

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    Congrats! Looks great, and the kids look happy, too. Hope you get back to it soon, and I'll look forward to your continued reports.
     
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    Congrats! The last pic with the jet looks great and blend well together!
     
  11. vangogh

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    Nice...Great feeling....love the X...
     
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    Congrats Jason! Love the pic next to the Mustang.
     
  13. PGeer

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    Excited for you, and for me too. You picked my color! :)
     
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    Congratulations Jason! Will the Model X tempt your wife away from her Range Rover? It is the classic SUV so will be great to compare the X with anyway.
     
  15. jasonsc

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    Nope - she had a chance, but I think she likes her vehicle.
     
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    #16 Aljohn, Jan 28, 2016
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    Wow... that last picture cost me $500 to change my Titanium P90D to Midnight Silver.... can a borrow the jet in April?
     
  17. Electric700

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    Congrats! I hope your 100% electric SUV got a chance to teach your plane how to be 100% electric too :wink: Harbinger of good things to come? I hope so!
     
  18. bignikku

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    Newbie question: Is this the way a typical Tesla delivery is? Meaning: Red carpet, employees clapping/cheering, etc.
     
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    I don't know about you, but that's how my family greets me when I wake up each morning.
     
  20. madodel

    madodel X at the end of a rainbow

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    Not for mine. No red carpet or big bow, though they did give me a swag bag. I did get a fully charged Model X though so I'm happy. ;-)
     

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