Submitted by lolachampcar on Fri, 2014-03-21 09:44
My first few days in my MS had me lamenting the loss of all that opulent interior from my previous car. My previous car would cradle me nice little cocoon of fancy leather, wood and a wrap around dash with cup holders everywhere (that did not smack my elbow but that is a different issue). A few days into ownership and I realized I actually prefer an open environment. Lo and behold, the MS was better and now I feel claustrophobic when I get back in one of those luxury ICE cars.
All of this talk about dealers of late had me thinking about all the machinations I went through when looking to buy the first couple of MS. I was looking all over the place for ways to have Tesla "do me a deal". The dealers have trained us all to play the game and I was disappointed when Tesla would not budge, not even one little bit. The dealers have trained us to feel entitled to something extra to close the deal.
Like the interior, I've come around. I know all I have to do is go online and configure my car. Tesla makes absolutely sure NO ONE pays less than I do for the exact same car and now I do not think twice about pricing. It is what it is and I can change my options if I need to adjust the price.
Now I know I am stating the obvious. However, it is one thing to hear something and another to truly know it. I now know I am not getting ripped off by Tesla. They have demonstrated complete inflexibility when it comes to pricing and, you know what, I'm perfectly ok with that :)