TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Where to see 3 demo car in Bay Area?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Quesder, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. Quesder

    Quesder Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2016
    Messages:
    261
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    Hi All,
    my wife wants to see and sit in a real car before we make the order.
    The closest store to us is the Fremont service center, but I don't know whether they have 3 for Demo.

    Where else can we see and sit in a 3 ? Or anyone volunteer to give us a chance to look and feel today/tomorrow? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. RayK

    RayK Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2016
    Messages:
    439
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    Santana Row has a 3. Sat in it yesterday. As far as i know it has the Gen1 seats, if that matters to you.
     
    • Helpful x 1
  3. GenSao

    GenSao Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2017
    Messages:
    155
    Location:
    Pleasant Hill, CA
    Quesder,

    Check out Model 3 is Arriving | Tesla for locations. I have been to the Walnut Creek location and seen the Model 3 twice there.
     
    • Informative x 2
  4. Cheburashka

    Cheburashka Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2018
    Messages:
    256
    Location:
    Los Gatos, CA
    Stanford has one in as well
     
  5. Trevor B

    Trevor B Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2016
    Messages:
    627
    Location:
    CA
    Try calling the stores around to see what colors they have.
     
  6. e-FTW

    e-FTW New electron smell

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2015
    Messages:
    1,664
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    I just hit the Model 3 link on Tesla's main page, and a pop-up offering me to enter my info to be notified when test drives would be available in my area appeared. Model 3
    So I did, and a few hours later, Tesla Corte Madera called!
     
  7. SMAlset

    SMAlset Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2017
    Messages:
    2,575
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    #7 SMAlset, Jun 29, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2018
    I know Sunnyvale was getting one. I'd just call the closest Store to you and ask. BTW Elon said something like the stores would have cars for test drive in July, early to mid (posted June 2 and gave 4 to 6 weeks).

    BTW the longer you wait to order gets you moved further back in the production line from what I understand.
     
    • Informative x 1
  8. 1dirtypanda

    1dirtypanda Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2018
    Messages:
    11
    Location:
    CA
    Test drives available at Sunnyvale. Did one today. RWD only but all external colors are there, black interior .
     
    • Informative x 2
  9. SMAlset

    SMAlset Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2017
    Messages:
    2,575
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    I signed up for a test drive on the Tesla site. Wonder when they'll call or email me. I received a call yesterday from Tesla Sunnyvale and thought maybe it was for the test drive (like wow how quick), but the guy was just checking to see I think if I had ordered yet before 7/1 since I had deferred on the RWD and indicated I wanted AWD. Had done so on the 26th but still want a test drive.
     
  10. SMAlset

    SMAlset Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2017
    Messages:
    2,575
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    Hey, just called the Sunnyvale location to see if I could get a test drive next weekend and found out that ALL the test drives are part of a special event and the cars will not be available after Thursday. Guess they move on to another location. So if you want a test drive, better call now and see what day and time slot you can get one. Think he said they were only available now on Mon, Tues, and Thurs (Wed. is July 4 so probably not there that day) and already booked for this weekend.

    Guessing other areas in the State and around the country have a similar short period to test drive at those locations where the car is coming in.
     
    • Informative x 1
  11. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2013
    Messages:
    15,141
    Location:
    San Mateo, CA
    I was at the Burlingame Showroom/Service Center today and they had a red 3. There were a lot of people there.
     
  12. mkspeedr

    mkspeedr Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2015
    Messages:
    555
    Location:
    Santa Clara, CA
    I was at Sunnyvale today. I am really impressed with the model 3. I am looking forward to the S and X refresh.
     
  13. BluestarE3

    BluestarE3 Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2016
    Messages:
    2,907
    Location:
    Norcal
    Yep, I got a call from Corte Madera Thursday evening and I was able to go for a test drive Friday afternoon in an MSM Model 3! I was told there were only three test drive vehicles in California and the Corte Madera store was one of the lucky ones.
     
    • Like x 1
  14. SMAlset

    SMAlset Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2017
    Messages:
    2,575
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    I went for a test drive at Sunnyvale for my Tuesday apt. Drove up and it was BUSY. Had one of those high bar tables with long white tablecloth on it outside the wide open front doors and a sign on top the table (forgot what it said—thinking “sign in” or something like that). They were valet parking your car—it is limited space there—and checking people in for their test drives. I asked how many Model 3s they had for test drives and thought I was told something like 7. Think I saw a red, blue and silver while I waited. Drove their silver one. They were fully staffed and one of the guys was from the Monterey store to help out. While I was waiting, there had to have been at least 5 parties going for a test drive and there was another couple buying I think a Model S or X and going over the ordering on the computer. Don’t know what the other locations with test cars were like this week but for a before noon timeslot mid week I’d say they were doing well interest-wise. Even saw a family there with a young boy who looked all excited when they were checking out the Model 3 before their drive.
     
    • Informative x 1
  15. JPP

    JPP Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2013
    Messages:
    2,342
    Location:
    SF Bay Area, CA
    Dublin has one in the store.
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC