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Worth taking delivery early if can only drive for a month?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Koryin, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. Koryin

    Koryin Member

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    I'll be leaving the country for 3 months so if I take delivery in early February, I'd only have a month to drive the car before I have to stick it in storage.

    Worth it?

    Also, if I do decide to get it early, any particular hangups on storage I need to know about?
     
  2. AEdennis

    AEdennis Active Member

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    I would delay delivery... (back to the what you don't know won't hurt you...) Otherwise you'll suffer withdrawals during the time that you're away and the car is in storage.
     
  3. Koryin

    Koryin Member

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    That there lies the problem. I'm suffering withdrawals now!
     
  4. sickfox

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    +1.

     
  5. breser

    breser AutoPilot Nostradamus

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    I'd delay delivery until you get back. You'll be eating depreciation on a vehicle you're not using and Tesla keeps rolling new improvements into vehicles (which delaying may get you).
     
  6. GlennAlanBerry

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    Yeah, I would delay also. A later production car may have some improvements, plus you won't be making payments and having depreciation on a car that is in storage.
     
  7. Chuck P85D

    Chuck P85D Member

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    delay it. give you something to look forward to...
     
  8. JBusch

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    I would dely deliver. If you don't dely and decide on storage for three months find a place to have it plugged in. Check w/ Tesla a simple 110 outlet might be enough. If not find a friend to charge it once a week.
     

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