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 or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

Who else is picking up tomorrow in Fremont? Sunday 2pm for me!

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by e-FTW, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. e-FTW

    e-FTW New electron smell

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2015
    Messages:
    624
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    #1 e-FTW, Sep 26, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2015
    Who else is picking up today in Fremont? Sunday 2pm for me!

    It'd neat to meet with in the real world while we tour the factory and pick up the car of our dreams!
     
  2. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2014
    Messages:
    2,766
    Location:
    Santa Cruz Mountains, USA
    Congrats and have a blast!!!
     
  3. e-FTW

    e-FTW New electron smell

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2015
    Messages:
    624
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    Thanks!
     
  4. azax456

    azax456 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2015
    Messages:
    20
    Location:
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Ah, a 70 delivery! I'm back and forth DAILY on 70 or 70D (ordering in October) so any info on acceleration and range/fully charged amount would be amazing!!! And pictures!! I'm doing factory delivery also but flying from AZ for it :) ENJOY the day!!!
     
  5. e-FTW

    e-FTW New electron smell

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2015
    Messages:
    624
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    Thanks Azax! Will keep the s70 contingent updated.
    From looking at the numbers, looks the only real step up in acceleration and power is at the 85D, and to a lesser extent, the 85. But that is mostly armchair quarterbacking stuff.
    So unless you are willing to go with 85 and up, don't focus on straight line speed as much. My 2 cents.
    And the difference between 70 and 70D on range is minimal IMHO.
    I used the money I saved on the pano roof, autopilot and trim.
    If ordering in October, PM me for a Virginia referral code for 2000$ off. I used my friend's code, and it all worked for me in CA.
     
  6. donv

    donv Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2013
    Messages:
    567
    Location:
    Lake Jeanclia, OR
    How are you managing the sales tax?

     
  7. coder

    coder Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2015
    Messages:
    7
    Location:
    San Francisco Bay Area, United States
    I'll be there at 4PM. Originally set up for 2PM, but we have another thing going on first. We will probably arrive at around 3:30PM in a black Lexus RX300 (our trade in).

    We're picking up our 85D. Can't wait!!

    Cheers

    - - - Updated - - -

    By the way, here's my TODO list for the next few weeks:
    1. Have OptiCoat applied
    2. Tint windows
    3. Plasti-dip wheels black (My S is Midnight Silver)
    4. Install BlackVue 650 2 channel dashcam
    5. Get the NVX subwoofer kit

    I will post before/after pics for each step.
     
  8. aus

    aus Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2014
    Messages:
    237
    Location:
    United States
    So what happens if you pick up at the Factory? I'm assuming a tour?
    Thanks for any insight.
     
  9. BerTX

    BerTX Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2014
    Messages:
    635
    Location:
    Texas/Washington
    This was asked earlier and there was no answer from you.

    You are aware that you will have to pay the full Fremont CA sales tax at the time you get the car, right? That is, I think, currently 9.5%. California does vehicle sales tax differently than most (if not all) other states on sales by out-of-state buyers.
     
  10. e-FTW

    e-FTW New electron smell

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2015
    Messages:
    624
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    Hey Coder! Sorry we missed each other! We were somehow very focused on a car, and forgot about the social aspect... ;-)

    - - - Updated - - -

    Yes, you get a cool tour of the factory. But am pretty sure everyone gets it, you just have to make your way over there. You get to see. All. The. Robots. So many of them, you do not want to be around when they go all HAL on us.
    We did see a Model X, chasing us for a bit on the road while we were taking the intro drive with my car. Cool!
     
  11. coder

    coder Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2015
    Messages:
    7
    Location:
    San Francisco Bay Area, United States
    Yeah, I was looking for you a bit but there were just so many people. Our pickup took longer than expected and we didn't do the tour (because we had two more events that day). We (any any Tesla owner) can come back and do the tour at a later date.

    Our inventory 85D had a big scratch above the driver side front wheel. So will get a loaner as they fix that.

    Cheers
     
  12. e-FTW

    e-FTW New electron smell

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2015
    Messages:
    624
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    Sorry to hear that. But you still get to drive the coolest loaner on earth in the mean time!
     
  13. Bearyw

    Bearyw Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2015
    Messages:
    6
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    Are you doing your todo list yourself or taking it somewhere. Most interested in the plasti-dip wheels.

    - - - Updated - - -

    did you have any issue with the scratch or did they apologize immediately? I only ask because I bought a demo and when I went to pick up my car the tail light was cracked. The delivery experience specialist actually argued with me about it being part of buying a demo unit!
     

Share This Page