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what changed compared to a year ago

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by dirkhh, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. dirkhh

    dirkhh Middle-aged Member

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    Just took delivery of our second Model S (well, technically our third, but the first was traded in for the second... so the second became the first and third now is our second... makes sense?).
    One year and one day after our last Model S delivery.
    What changed?
    The delivery process was much smoother (would hard to have been worse as the delivery last year was an utter disaster). Tesla has a new delivery facility in Portland, they finally do deliveries indoors with the nice big bow...
    But what changes did I notice in the new 90D compared to last year's P85D?
    • no more silver button at the tip of the cruise control stalk - to cancel you have to push away or tap break
    • no more beep when the rear hatch is closing
    • LTE modem
    • different rear seats (my P85D had the next gen seats with the next gen rear seats)
    • different rear chrome facia
    • different UMC (sealed button now)
    • different UMC bag (this one now contains the tow hook -- my car came without tow hook which apparently was a mistake I need to get rectified)

    This is what I noticed so far. Did I miss anything?
     
  2. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Picture?
     
  3. dirkhh

    dirkhh Middle-aged Member

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    I since looked at the Wiki and realized that this has been discussed. The raised TESLA letters are somewhat different compared to the older car.
     
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    If having RF transponders work through the windshield matters to you, you might find the windshield on the newer car has a place where you could mount one and actually have it work.
     
  5. dirkhh

    dirkhh Middle-aged Member

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    When I got my first one (showroom car, build in April'13) those still had the area by the rear mirror where this worked. But here in Oregon there isn't really much need for this as we don't have toll roads/bridges with transponders...
     
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    Very good, can you say precisely where?
     
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    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Ah, gotcha. Thanks.
     
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    How was your delivery and who was it?
     
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    Congrats.

    Missing:
    No chrome in the frunk to the left/right of the latch anymore.

    How about your door sills? Materials on the doors?
     
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    dirkhh Middle-aged Member

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    Excellent. It was Alex who IMHO is nice and competent. Everything was ready when we arrived, maybe 10 minutes for the paper work.
     
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    Who uses those any longer - isn't everything billed by license plate? Even here in crazy FL we have that.
     
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    WA state. It's cheaper (for drivers) by transponder than by mail.
     
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    I picked up mine on 3/3 at the Tigard SC, but I didn't get a bow! :) I also saw about 6 MS in wraps and even a MX waiting for detail/delivery.
     
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    dirkhh Middle-aged Member

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    This is what I meant with the rear chrome facia

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    Besides the fact that there's a small chance that my car could benefit from a wash (but it's only been three months?), I think this shows the different T E S L A lettering in the chrome. The new one seems much "higher"

    felt like metal

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    Beautiful big red bow!

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    Santa Barbara, Saturday, March 5
    We had a silver bow.
    Again, a great experience. Nicer that Van Nuys two years ago.
    Still discovering subtle differences, loving it.
    ~Larry
     
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    Lucky you!

    Top of the windshield to the right of the rear-view mirror is my understanding. This thread has a bunch of gory details of people trying various locations:

    CA FasTrak Transponders

    We use them in the Bay Area (and SoCal has some toll roads that use them)...the bridge toll readers have license plate scanners as backups. Some of the newer transponders have switches to indicate the number of passengers in the vehicle, which is necessary for some variable-pricing policies and is obviously not available from a license plate scan (these are mostly for express lanes). There are also some parking garages that can charge to transponder accounts.

    I'm looking at the pictures of the big bows...I took delivery at the factory last year and didn't have a bow on my car! (Yeah, first world problems...)
     
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    The tow hook is not missing, it's hidden. Remove the fake carpet in the frunk and at the bottom there is a recessed spot where the hook (loop?) resides.
     
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    Yeah he's a good guy, lives 4 blocks from me and Ava lives 2 block from me so I am surround by Tesla's best :smile:

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    I've seen that bow!

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    holy sh!t...

    your CPO 55593 is an ABSOLUTE STEAL. Wow. Congrats.
     

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