She's here - early!

She's here - early!

Tess, my Model S, appears to be ready early! That was the quickest gestation ever. Here's the timeline:

  • Configured the car online and put down the deposit on July 2.
  • Test drive on July 3, and I didn't change my mind.
  • Finalized the order and requested it be sent for production that night (July 3).
  • Pickup at Factory on Saturday, July 27.

Total time: 3.5 weeks. Barely enough time to clean the garage and call the electrician!

nickjhowe | July 25, 2013

Wow! Congrats. Don't forget the Model S delivery checklist and enjoy the delivery! It will be a blur so make sure you have someone there to record the event.

phat78boy | July 25, 2013

Congrats! I ordered mine around the same time so now you got me excited as well.

mumanoff | July 25, 2013

Placed my order on 7/5 and delivery is slated for 8/24....enjoy

cfOH | July 25, 2013


I confirmed my order on 6/24 and am currently waiting for the car to actually arrive at my regional SC. My delivery specialist can't seem to determine where my car is right now. While Amazon can give you hourly updates on where a $3 USB cable is in transit, Tesla doesn't know where a $100K car is. Crazy. :-\

LionPowered | July 25, 2013

My delivery date was supposed to be today. Last week the DS called to apologize about there being some kind of mistake and delivery is sometime in August. He blamed it on production ramp up for Europe. I already signed off on the financing and sent the DS my driver's license and insurance proof. and picked one of the three delivery dates they offered (i.e. today) There's nothing I can do about it but wait. It was a serious yanking of the carpet from under my feet! Sleeping has been difficult :-)

Mathew98 | July 25, 2013

@SevenOfNine - Congrats, It's a perk to pick up from the factory. It shave another week off from cross country delivery like mine. My delivery took five weeks so your timeline sounds right.

OT, Brian H and I have been wondering, are you another Trekkie or the real deal?

@cfOH - Tesla is also waiting for that $3 USB cable. There was a batch of USB cable missing that caused the delay from a Taiwanese manufacturer earlier in the production line.

cfOH | July 25, 2013

@LionPowered Ouch, that sucks. :-[

201w77 | July 25, 2013

Congrats SevenOfNine. DId you order the 60kWh, 85kWh Standards or 85kWh Performance? Apparently this makes a difference in delivery time.

LionPowered | July 25, 2013

@SevenOfNine Sorry, also meant to say congrats; didn't mean to steal the thread with my woes :-)

ItsNotAboutTheMoney | July 25, 2013

Obviously the OP is in it for the performance aspect since they clearly don't go for comfort.

They have been Tesla-borged.

ItsNotAboutTheMoney | July 25, 2013

Hmm, on July 20th Jeri Ryan (JeriLRyan) tweeted

"Now I REALLY want a Tesla…"

If it were she, she's a sneaky tweeter. "A", not "my". ;)

NomoDinos | July 25, 2013

7/9: Congrats!! That's amazingly fast. Hoping my experience will be similar.

wildcatzoo | July 25, 2013

Ours was ready in 20 days, June 8 ordered, June 28 delivered!

Bighorn | July 25, 2013

Ordered/finalized 6/20 and arriving in WY tomorrow!

Mathew98 | July 25, 2013

How many of you waived the 2 weeks after I posted about it two months ago?

earlyretirement | July 25, 2013

@ cfOH - SO funny and true about Amazon. I agree you'd think they would know exactly they were in the process, where the car is, etc. Oh well....

@ LionPowered - Yikes! Sorry to hear about that. I'd rather Tesla give me a conservative estimate and be earlier vs. give me a date and be wrong. I hope you get it soon. I ordered mine on July 15 and they say it's ready to pick up August 23.

This is the first time I've been excited to get a car. Hang in there.

LionPowered | July 25, 2013

@ earlyretirement -- It's only a couple more weeks so I'll survive, but yeah, I've never been a car fanatic until now :-)

@ Mathew98 -- I'm not sure whether I learned about the option to waive from your posting, but I know I read about it somewhere. It might serve some well, but I couldn't see waiting an extra 2 weeks for no reason! On the other hand it might have given me enough time to think through my choice of suspension option more clearly.

earlyretirement | July 25, 2013

Oh yeah, I totally waived the two week grace period as well. And don't regret it for a second.

ironmikeii | July 25, 2013

I'm on the exact same time line, but on the east coast. On Tuesday I was contacted by the DS and given 8-17 pick up at the SC. Also waived the two weeks. My biggest problem has been getting the HPWC and getting someone to install but the DS has been very helpful. So far very impressed with Tesla's customer service. They have created a whole new way to distribute this "transformational" vehicle and it truly exciting.