*Price does not include Tesla Personal Delivery, Final Inspection, Prep and Coordination fee, taxes, license and title fees, or regionally required equipment, service, and charges
So it looks like it's safe to add on another $1000+ aside from sales tax.
While these charges aren't atypical of buying another car, it most certainly is not representative of a "new" type of car company. Hardly. Some of these fees could be waived by a truly "new" company. Put your money where your mouth is TM.
I think the issue here, as many have complained about, is this company has presented itself as a new generation of car maker, but the reality is...it's the same old company raping it's customers because it has an insatiable product.
Because they have designed such a product, it gives them license to nitpick their customers, It's unfortunate because TM had the chance to truly be different and they're NOT, they just have a different product.
Requiring Active Air Suspension to get 2012 delivery is ridiculous.
...and for those of you who are arguing don't order and just wait an extra month or two to get what you want, you're missing a big point. Waiting til 2013 may mean a 50% or better chance of losing $7500 federal tax credit. It's a big deal. Are you willing to flip a coin for the rebate (for those that are eligible) ??