Model S

S order to delivery timeframes experienced

edited November -1 in Model S
I would like to hear from others that have ordered a S performance in 2019, to find out what they have experienced in the number of days it took from order to scheduling a delivery. I keep hearing different things from local Tesla (Denver CO) each time I ask. I placed an order 4/1/2019, and was told it should take about 2 weeks. On 4/5 my reservation had a VIN. On 4/26 I was told it hasn’t started build process yet and would take another couple weeks. Was also told on that date that my order would not include the recent upgrades Tesla announced on 4/21 that all S models would have. It was suggested I cancel the order and place another one which I did on 4/26. Was told it should take a couple weeks. Now, 5/16, I have no idea where it is (have no VIN) and when it will be built. Am I being unrealistic? I would appreciate hearing from other S orders how long it took from order to schedule delivery. Thanks for your help.
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  • edited November -1
    I ordered a new S85 on May 21, 2014.
    I drove the car home from the service center on September 18, 2014.

    I purchased a demo S90D, that was located in Boston, MA, on February 26, 2016.
    I drove the car home from the service center in PA on March 15, 2016.

    As they say in the financial world: "Past performance is nor indicative of future results".
  • edited May 2019
    nor -> not
  • I ordered a red Performance S with Ludicrous on 4/27. Nothing regarding production or delivery date yet.
  • edited May 2019
    I have about the same story. Ordered a model long range version on the 13th of April. When the updates were announced I obviously wanted a car with the new specs so they told me to cancel my old order, which was on the way to the boat for shipping to EU, and put a new order in. So I did on the 29th of April and regarding that order I have not heard anything. No VIN, the page does show more than my referral link and I am being told to be patient. Expected delivery upon placing the order was June so I guess its a waiting game..
  • We should really light up Elon and Tesla on Twitter about this, something is clearly wrong.
  • edited May 2019
    not quite performance, but I ordered a long range, then canceled over the phone, waited a couple of days to verify it was canceled, then ordered a long range with the new drive train on 4/25. I'm picking it up tomorrow Friday, although it was ready yesterday.
  • edited May 2019
    I will likely be following this thread, I just ordered a Model S, LR. My sales rep (Houston, Texas) said it would be about four weeks to get delivery. Although the website still said "estimated May" delivery. I am not holding my breath.
  • edited May 2019
    This may have something to do with the delays:



    For those who don't want to waste 4-8 minutes of their life watching a video, they are claiming that there is a sticker that is required to be signed off by the government before the new cars can be sold. This is what is delaying the delivery of the upgraded S & X.
  • edited May 2019
    To JChun
    Did you get a VIN before they told you it was ready to be picked up? Lucky you to be getting it only waiting since 4/25. What is Tesla’s problem that they can’t build or deliver S vehicles?
  • edited May 2019
    I ordered late April trading - in my 2014 85S. It is ready now for me now. Out of town but can't wait.
  • edited May 2019
    I was also told an expected date of "May" when I ordered at the end of April. Yesterday they told me 4-6 weeks.
  • It takes 6 weeks minimum to get a used car that is already built just to go over it and safety it. Thinking the cut backs they have had is not helping things move along.
  • edited November -1
    @EdHusky, it was the same day. I admit the radio silence was hard to bear through. Once I picked it up, it's been a transforming experience for me. Getting the front wrapped today for a long weekend drive.
  • edited May 2019
    Patience...
  • edited May 2019
    I have to say the buying experience for me thus far has been pretty sub-par. I ordered my vehicle online and never went into the showroom to talk to anyone. I did go to the showroom back in 2012 and test drove the original P85 but that's another story. :P

    I've heard from my delivery specialist only once, about 1 week ago which stated "Congrats" and "your car hasn't entered production yet but once it does I will update you". Since then I've emailed a couple of times, most recently yesterday about whether my invoice could be updated for the -$3000...again never get a reply.

    Just 20 mins ago I get a text stating that "Your Model S delivery appointment has been tentatively scheduled for 5/23", so yeah tomorrow. However, I haven't heard anything from anyone. No VIN#, nothing. I called my delivery specialist and no ring just straight to voicemail.

    I need the VIN# to lock in my loan with PenFed, with no heads up this is a bit difficult. PenFed says if I were to send them my VIN# today they could FexEx me the check for $15 tomorrow (maybe).

    Communication would go a long way in this process from Tesla.
  • edited May 2019
    Ordered 4/30
    P100DL
    No vin yet
  • Ordered Performance with Ludicrous on 4/27. Text this AM said 5/29 delivery and then it was later changed to 6/8. No telling when I will actually get it.
  • edited May 2019
    You may get it June of 2020
  • edited May 2019
    A possible theory..... The refreshed P100DL is noticeably quicker than the previous P100DL and Tesla has to move /sell inventory P100D's before Drag Times and others publish the performance tests. I've noticed that Tesla has not quoted any increase in performance of the refreshed P100DL but it has published better performance figures for the Long Range Model S ( used to be 100D).My guess is that the front motor/inverter is putting out more power and or using less energy (which leaves more battery energy for the rear AC induction motor). Just speculating as to why no one in the press has been able to drive and report on a refreshed P100DL.
  • edited November -1
    We already have a “hint” of that from Elon himself:

  • Ordered a performance 4/26, radio silence/no VIN yet
  • edited November -1
    Just over 3 weeks for me to take delivery of a Long Range. From reading these forums the past week it seems no one with the new Performance models have gotten their deliveries yet.
  • edited November -1
    It will help if people also mention their locations. That I would think makes differences.
  • edited November -1
    Still no VIN one month after placing order for refreshed P100DL.
    South Florida location
  • edited May 2019
    Boonedocks | May 23, 2019
    We already have a “hint” of that from Elon himself:



    Faster is not the same is quicker :)
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