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Drop In Center Console

Expected availability changed to Fall 2013?!! What's taking so long?

wcalvin | July 11, 2013

So did it arrive last Fall?

SD Supercharger | July 11, 2013

Texas and North Carolina have outlawed it---more lost jobs.

Carefree | July 11, 2013

They cannot agree whether they should charge only $5,000 for it or if they should go with the original price target of a measly $8,000:-)

gooshjkc | July 11, 2013

The drop in center console is good, but why can't they bring out an armrest/cupholder for the rear seats. In my opinion, they should've come out with that first.

unclegeek | July 11, 2013

@gooshjkc. +1!

AmpedRealtor | July 11, 2013

So Tesla sells you an expensive car with a hole in it, then sells you an expensive accessory to fill that hole. I wonder, does the car come with a steering wheel or is that also an option? LOL

Velo1 | July 11, 2013

I didn't realize how much my wife would love that hole. I wanted to get the CCI, but she didn't want to give up that space for her bag (gym and purse). The art to a successful marriage is surrender.

shamrockceo | July 11, 2013

Is the center console really going to cost $5,000 - $8,000?? WTF, that's insane!

jandkw | July 11, 2013

One area Tesla is not doing very well is to manage the Procurement and Logistics and I think the Drop-in console fall into this category. Items like parcel shelf and HPWC a couple months ago to apparel which are always in short supply. They need a better procurement manager to manage this or better yet, go through Amazon.com for all the online purchases, just one suggestion.

AmpedRealtor | July 11, 2013

Tim Cook should resign from Apple as CEO and join Tesla as their COO managing the supply chain. A win-win for both companies.

petero | July 11, 2013

AmpedRealtor. I don't think TM can afford Tim Cook.

cfOH | July 11, 2013

Man, you guys already took all my funny responses...and some I hadn't thought of. Well done! :-)

Carefree | July 11, 2013

shamrockceo - you must have missed the smiley at the end of my post!

Nevertheless, we all know it will be expensive - probably north of $1,000.

AmpedRealtor | July 11, 2013

Let's all go antiquing or hit some garage sales this weekend and see what we can find to fill that hole, then post photos here... :)

AmpedRealtor | July 11, 2013

The center console area would be great to grow medical cannabis. When the plants get a little too tall, just open the pano roof and all is well. AZ law specifies that medical cannabis must be grown in a separate, locked and secured space. I believe the Model S qualifies. Carrying plants with you also turns your Model S into a carbon scrubber! :P

Anonymous | July 11, 2013

don't forget there is this option: http://www.teslaccessories.com/pages/the-cci

$549-$1158 depending on options.

stevenmaifert | July 11, 2013

We just have to accept that when Tesla says something is coming soon, be it an accessory, WiFi, connectivity pricing, return of the sleep mode, etc., that "soon" is pretty open ended.

AmpedRealtor | July 11, 2013

Yah, $1,158 for drop-in console is absolutely ridiculous - especially when you consider that it's not even real leather on the side! Total and complete rip off.

shamrockceo | July 11, 2013

@AmpedRealtor True - plus I much prefer the modular storage design of Tesla's official CCI. I'd be willing to pay for it, but it has to be reasonable. Especially when it's something that absolutely should have been built into the car in the first place...

Brian H | July 12, 2013

SD;
NC senators got their heads handed back to them in cupholders.

wcalvin;
Fall 2013 > Fall 2012, not yet 'last'.

AR;
Rip-off? http://www.teslaccessories.com/pages/testimonials Lotsa suckers on that page. You're slandering them and the supplier. Careful about that brain-mouth short circuit. It can be expensive.

J.T. | July 12, 2013

@BrianH

Libel is the use of false, defamatory claims about someone in written or printed form. Slander likewise denotes false statements that damage a person’s reputation, but it is committed orally or in any other transient form.

Since these threads will be here forever they're hardly transient. And since it's libel it's brain-finger short circuit.