Submitted by teslabruin on 05. April 2013
Is anyone out there who has purchased the car prior to the announcement interested in having the ability to sell the car back at 3 years. I am. I am the "early adopter" who took the bigger risk on this company 2 years ago, I helped them get there 2012 sales up by having my car delivered in December. While it has been frustrating to see cars being delivered with rear facing seats that I ordered months ago, I understand there is many kinks to work out when a brand new vehicle is released. They hadn't figured out how the installation for the rear seats should proceed. I can accept that they are doing their best to deliver the seats.
However after contacting Tesla regarding the new financing and learning that basically I am not eligible, I am really frustrated. How can they proceed with annoucement without considering the 4000 or so prior owners. Why not consider a grandfather clause to allow us to participate. We are the biggest advocates for the company, we are their salesman in the community. I have probably given 50 test drives, encourage at least 3 reservations.Had one friend's car already delivered. I feel as though the company has forgotten about me, the pne who dropped 115k on a car with no track record. Maybe that makes me the sucker, but I would hope they would show loyalty to us. Elon should honor his commitment to us "believers" in him, his company, and his car.