Submitted by ybachar on August 28, 2012
I just got off a phone conversation with a very nice customer service Tesla employee that explained to me that the lease option I was promised when I reserved the car will not be available until Spring or Summer of 2013 (a year from now). They offered me an option to do a deferral on my reservation and wait for additional 9 months past my "car due" date or just to refund my money and cancel my reservation.
I wanted to send a message to the Tesla upper management, in case they follow the forum messages:
1. If Tesla would like to become a high-end car company and not a hyped start-up company they need to fix their act a follow their commitment for a lease option like every other company that sells cars for this price range.
2. I personally will not buy the car and only lease it since financially I do not see a reason to purchase the $50-80K with unknown technology, I am sure there will be a few financing groups out there that will be willing to run a financing option for leasing the S-Model, and it's a matter of Tesla making the effort to make it available for the customers.