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When will at least 8 out of 10 major markets have a Model X for test drives?

When will at least 8 out of 10 major markets have a Model X for test drives?


  • Total voters
    56
  • Poll closed .

dirkhh

Middle-aged Member
Jul 7, 2013
3,638
128
Portland, OR, USA
The question is phrased to make sure we are not just talking about "Uh, they have ONE in San Jose or Palo Alto". I'm thinking when will they have one in the big EV markets - so I looked at Best Electric Car Cities In US which quotes

  1. San Francisco
  2. Seattle
  3. San Diego
  4. Austin
  5. Honolulu
  6. Los Angeles
  7. Portland (Oregon)
  8. Detroit (Tesla is not allowed to sell in Michigan, so let's use Cleveland as proxy)
  9. Washington, DC
  10. Boston
Not sure Honolulu is a key market for the Model X - so let's say when will have 8 out of these 10 (and I assume San Francisco to mean "Bay Area") have at least one Model X for test drives.

Please - this is not a suggestion to discuss the list of top markets. If you want, replace Detroit with Atlanta and San Diego with New York. Or make any other substitution that seems reasonable. As long as it isn't 10 cities in California :)
The point of the poll is to discuss when Model X will be in the major show rooms - not which are the largest markets for Tesla.
 
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dirkhh

Middle-aged Member
Jul 7, 2013
3,638
128
Portland, OR, USA
You can count Detroit out because Tesla sales are banned here. Maybe use Cleveland as a substitute.
Oops - should have checked that. I naively assumed that there would be a showroom somewhere in and around Detroit, but you are right - there is nothing in Michigan at all... let's use Cleveland. I edited the first post to reflect that.
 

spleen

Active Member
Supporting Member
Jul 7, 2012
1,160
88
Honolulu, HI
The question is phrased to make sure we are not just talking about "Uh, they have ONE in San Jose or Palo Alto". I'm thinking when will they have one in the big EV markets - so I looked at Best Electric Car Cities In US which quotes

  1. San Francisco
  2. Seattle
  3. San Diego
  4. Austin
  5. Honolulu
  6. Los Angeles
  7. Portland (Oregon)
  8. Detroit (Tesla is not allowed to sell in Michigan, so let's use Cleveland as proxy)
  9. Washington, DC
  10. Boston
Not sure Honolulu is a key market for the Model X - so let's say when will have 8 out of these 10 (and I assume San Francisco to mean "Bay Area") have at least one Model X for test drives.

Model S does very well here - I expect nothing less from the X. Especially judging by the numbers of Cayennes, X5s, and X6s that I see daily.
 

adiggs

Active Member
Supporting Member
Sep 25, 2012
4,999
15,395
Portland, OR
It's all speculation and guesswork for me anyway, but I voted end of January. My thinking is that a small number of test drive / showroom cars goes a long way (20 cars puts 1 in the showroom, and 1 in the parking lot for test drives, for all 10 cities on your list). I couldn't easily count all of the galleries on the Tesla Motors map, but if there are 50 in the US, then 100 cars provides 2 for every one of those showrooms.

There are also a significant minority of Signature reservation holders that haven't configured yet (I assume we're a minority). The last thing I was told is that there isn't a configure-or-cancel date (I brought it up in fact), and their expectation was that there would be cars in showrooms for people that needed to see the car in person to make the configuration decision. The person on the phone also indicated late December or January for cars to be available, but I heavily discount anything said about the future (I expect that's a statement of rational expectation on their part, not a statement of certain intent on Tesla's part - hence this poll).

I'm entirely fine with the idea that I'll be a late Signature vin after being an early reservation holder. I'm also fine with the idea that production deliveries will start before I'm in the queue, so that's not an issue.
 

dirkhh

Middle-aged Member
Jul 7, 2013
3,638
128
Portland, OR, USA
Law of the internet. Every thread turns into a discussion of something else.
I explained how I got to that list. I didn't create that list, I wasn't really hoping for an argument of that list. I was hoping to get an idea what people thought was a realistic time line for stores in major markets to have Model X for test drives.
So far more than half of the votes (9 out of 17) say late March or later. Interesting.
 

eye.surgeon

Active Member
Nov 18, 2014
1,368
2,350
California
Given they have enough presold to keep them busy for 6 months to a year, having demo cars is probably a low priority until late spring I would guess.
 

EboMike

Member
Oct 1, 2015
160
19
Oceanside, CA
Last week I went to a showroom in La Jolla (San Diego), they said they'd have cars available in late January. Seeing how San Diego is #3 on the list, I'm randomly going to vote for mid-February, although this is pure guesswork.
 

EVger

Member
Aug 17, 2013
135
42
Florida
As an MX reservation holder, I received a link to this test drive schedule from Tesla this morning. First come, first served.

MEET MODEL X TOUR DATES

January 30 – January 31 Fremont, ca
February 1 – February 3 Sunnyvale, ca
February 4 – February 6 Burlingame, ca
February 6 – February 11 Burbank, ca
February 8 – February 10 Sacramento, ca
February 12 – February 14 Buena Park, ca
February 13 – February 13 Chicago, Il
February 16 – February 18 Costa Mesa, ca
February 16 – February 21 Highland Park, Il
February 19 – February 22 Greenwich, Ct
February 20 – February 23 San Diego, ca
February 23 – February 24 Portland, or
February 23 – February 26 Manhattan, Ny
February 26 – March 1 Boston, Ma
February 27 – February 28 Long Island, Ny
February 27 – February 29 Scottsdale, Az
February 27 – March 6 Seattle, Wa
March 2 – March 6 Paramus, Nj
March 4 – March 7 Denver, Co
March 8 – March 9 Devon, Pa
March 8 – March 13 Montréal, Qc
March 12 – March 15 Dallas, Tx
March 12 – March 16 Washington, Dc
March 12 – March 15 Vancouver, Bc Coming Soon
March 17 – March 20 Austin, Tx
March 17 – March 22 Toronto, on
March 19 – March 22 Atlanta, Ga
March 22 – March 25 Houston, Tx
March 26 – March 30 Miami, Fl
 

mikevbf

Supporting Member
Supporting Member
Feb 11, 2012
1,856
4,359
vermont
As an MX reservation holder, I received a link to this test drive schedule from Tesla this morning. First come, first served.

MEET MODEL X TOUR DATES

January 30 – January 31 Fremont, ca
February 1 – February 3 Sunnyvale, ca
February 4 – February 6 Burlingame, ca
February 6 – February 11 Burbank, ca
February 8 – February 10 Sacramento, ca
February 12 – February 14 Buena Park, ca
February 13 – February 13 Chicago, Il
February 16 – February 18 Costa Mesa, ca
February 16 – February 21 Highland Park, Il
February 19 – February 22 Greenwich, Ct
February 20 – February 23 San Diego, ca
February 23 – February 24 Portland, or
February 23 – February 26 Manhattan, Ny
February 26 – March 1 Boston, Ma
February 27 – February 28 Long Island, Ny
February 27 – February 29 Scottsdale, Az
February 27 – March 6 Seattle, Wa
March 2 – March 6 Paramus, Nj
March 4 – March 7 Denver, Co
March 8 – March 9 Devon, Pa
March 8 – March 13 Montréal, Qc
March 12 – March 15 Dallas, Tx
March 12 – March 16 Washington, Dc
March 12 – March 15 Vancouver, Bc Coming Soon
March 17 – March 20 Austin, Tx
March 17 – March 22 Toronto, on
March 19 – March 22 Atlanta, Ga
March 22 – March 25 Houston, Tx
March 26 – March 30 Miami, Fl

And as a Model X reservation holder, I did not. I am still trying to figure this one out.
 

dirkhh

Middle-aged Member
Jul 7, 2013
3,638
128
Portland, OR, USA
So to answer the question asked in the poll - Tesla themselves don't think they'll have cars available for test drives in the major markets AT ALL in Q1 - because why otherwise would they schedule this silly tour all the way through the end of March.

What an utter disaster. So glad I cancelled my reservation, because at the rate they are going they won't even get through their P90D orders in the first half of '16...
 

MichealW

Member
Sep 3, 2015
165
77
Los Angeles, CA
This is amazing! Now maybe I can test drive this thing before I spend 150K lol... So Crazy...


As an MX reservation holder, I received a link to this test drive schedule from Tesla this morning. First come, first served.

MEET MODEL X TOUR DATES

January 30 – January 31 Fremont, ca
February 1 – February 3 Sunnyvale, ca
February 4 – February 6 Burlingame, ca
February 6 – February 11 Burbank, ca
February 8 – February 10 Sacramento, ca
February 12 – February 14 Buena Park, ca
February 13 – February 13 Chicago, Il
February 16 – February 18 Costa Mesa, ca
February 16 – February 21 Highland Park, Il
February 19 – February 22 Greenwich, Ct
February 20 – February 23 San Diego, ca
February 23 – February 24 Portland, or
February 23 – February 26 Manhattan, Ny
February 26 – March 1 Boston, Ma
February 27 – February 28 Long Island, Ny
February 27 – February 29 Scottsdale, Az
February 27 – March 6 Seattle, Wa
March 2 – March 6 Paramus, Nj
March 4 – March 7 Denver, Co
March 8 – March 9 Devon, Pa
March 8 – March 13 Montréal, Qc
March 12 – March 15 Dallas, Tx
March 12 – March 16 Washington, Dc
March 12 – March 15 Vancouver, Bc Coming Soon
March 17 – March 20 Austin, Tx
March 17 – March 22 Toronto, on
March 19 – March 22 Atlanta, Ga
March 22 – March 25 Houston, Tx
March 26 – March 30 Miami, Fl
 

jsollender

Member
Jan 11, 2016
396
131
Denver, CO
It is freely available at https://www.teslamotors.com/meetmodelx
But, when you click on the RSVP for your respective city, and (I presume because I) have already configured, you get locked out. I'm emailing my local SC guys to undo this restriction....
Tesla invites current reservation holders who have not yet configured their car the opportunity to experience Model X. Guests will also have the chance to speak with Product Specialists to learn more about its characteristics and available options.

  • Your drive experience will be 15 minutes long over a predetermined route designed to highlight the capabilities of Model X.
  • A Tesla Product Specialist will accompany all drives to ensure you optimize your time in Model X.
  • You may bring up to two guests to ride in the back seat during your drive.
  • Drivers must be 25 years or older and bring a valid US Drivers License to the event.
Please note you will need to use the email address associated with your reservation number to confirm your appointment. Appointments are limited to one per customer, non transferable, and available on a first come, first served basis. Available drive times are listed on the scheduling tool to your right.
 

PeterK

Model X, 3 & Y Owner
Supporting Member
Jan 17, 2013
1,721
671
Cambridge, MA
It appears the invitation is only going to reservationist outside of California who have not confirmed.

Yep. Someone forwarded me the link but when I tried to RSVP it wouldn't let me, because I've already ordered. I may show up during the Boston event anyway, at a time when it's likely to be less busy.
 

PeterK

Model X, 3 & Y Owner
Supporting Member
Jan 17, 2013
1,721
671
Cambridge, MA
So to answer the question asked in the poll - Tesla themselves don't think they'll have cars available for test drives in the major markets AT ALL in Q1 - because why otherwise would they schedule this silly tour all the way through the end of March.

What an utter disaster. So glad I cancelled my reservation, because at the rate they are going they won't even get through their P90D orders in the first half of '16...

Dirk you're sounding angry again... [emoji50]
 

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