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So. Cal. - Model 3 MR Waiting Room

So. Cal. - Model 3 MR Waiting Room

I placed my below order for a MR Model 3 on 10/27/18 paid $2,500 deposit, no trade, cash purchase, provided lic. and insurance info.

Mid Range Rear-Wheel Drive
Midnight Silver Metallic Paint
19’’ Sport Wheels
All Black Premium Interior
Enhanced Autopilot

As of today (11/27/18):

No Updates on my account
No Vin #
No Delivery Date

hope to hear from someone soon!!!!

If you like to get free 6 month free charging, feel free to use my referral code
https://ts.la/edward88741

jchimpo | November 27, 2018

Ordered 10/18
Reservation from 4/13/18
Black/black
18” Aeros
EAP
Los Angeles

Haven’t heard anything. Had to reapply for my loan since it’s been so long.

zackarydfairfield | November 27, 2018

Ordered 10/18
Reservation from 6/20/17
Black/black
19” Sport
EAP
Palm Springs

Still no updates on order.

subbarao.vadapalli | November 27, 2018

Ordered 10/19
Reservation from 5/19/2018
Blue/Black
18" Aeros
no EAP
Los Angeles

no progress on VIN or delivery, but everyone (SC and DC folks) say its very close, probably a week or two..

Kidkoala714 | November 27, 2018

Ordered 10/23
Mid Range Rear-Wheel Drive
Midnight Silver Metallic Paint
18’’ Aero Wheels
All Black Premium Interior

Haven't heard anything and was originally advised that California gets priority.

MIMR_021 | November 27, 2018

Ordered 10/29
Mid Range Rear wheel drive
Multi coat Red paint
19" Aero Wheels
Black interior
EAP

Haven't received ant updates.

MIMR_021 | November 27, 2018

Ordered 10/29
Mid Range Rear wheel drive
Multi coat Red paint
19" Aero Wheels
Black interior
EAP

Haven't received ant updates.

renvu | November 27, 2018

Ordered 10/19
MR Blue/black
Aero
No EAP
Cash - finance thru credit union

No delivery date, no VIN

Called SC and DA called back saying they don't have timeline for me. He said that he might know by the end of the week.

rfcar8 | November 27, 2018

Ordered 10/21
Mid Range Rear-Wheel Drive
Midnight Silver Metallic Paint
18’’ Aero Wheels
All Black Premium Interior
EAP

No updates on my end yet either but there was someone on the TMC forum who got a delivery date. This makes me hopeful that I might hear something soon!

Vendacious | November 27, 2018

Ordered 10/18
Reservation from 4/2/2016
Blue/Black
18" Aeros
no EAP

Orange County

No delivery date or VIN yet.

khiet_van89 | November 27, 2018

Ordered 10/21/2018
White/White Mid range Aero Wheels
NO EAP, NO Reservation

No vin or delivery date and haven't heard anything

If anyone still needs 6 months free supercharging, you can use my referral code:
https://ts.la/khiet26511

ryneezy | November 27, 2018

I like this thread. It's more focused than the general MR waiting room ;)

Ordered 10/24/2018
Midrange RWD
Midnight Silver Metallic
Black Interior
Aero Wheels
EAP

No updates on my end either.

If anyone happens to pick up their vehicle in Costa Mesa, can you let us know what it's like? I'm debating whether I should change from home delivery to pickup but the Costa Mesa SC Yelp reviews seem hit or miss. A lot of reviewers giving this location 1 star just because their car wasn't vacuumed thoroughly. Although I agree a car should be cleaned properly, I wouldn't knock them too badly for that.

Anyway... there's only a few days left until Nov 30. If you need a referral code before then, feel free to use mine https://ts.la/ryan57463

subbarao.vadapalli | November 28, 2018

I just got off the phone with Costa Mesa delivery center.
I was lucky enough to get connected right away without any wait time, and also to a very warm and polite advisor, Brittany.

She pulled up my account, confirmed that all the paper work, etc. is in place, added a note that I will be out of town from December 24th, so need to have the car delivered before that date (I have chosen home delivery) and finally said the cars are coming in good batches, and I might hear pretty soon from them. Her ETA was within 10 days, but after talking to her, I feel confident that my car will be delivered before December 24th.

Teslaed | November 28, 2018

Hi everyone-

this info can help us So. Cal folks:

you can get 2.89% at California Credit Union see below link

https://www.ccu.com/personal/loans/auto-loans

If this help you save money, please use my referral code below

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subbarao.vadapalli | November 28, 2018

I tried California Credit Union, @Teslaed.. They only gave me 3.39% for 72 months.. same as my Bank of America.

The best I could find was Southern California Credit Union at 3.19% for 72 months.

thanks though for the info..

Teslaed | November 28, 2018

@subbarao you're welcome

according to this credit union's website, 2.89% is for 36 month loan. I guess if you are looking for a 72 month loan, they charge a higher % rate.

sorry :)

RES IPSA | November 28, 2018

Tesla essentially gave you all a guarantee of delivery by 12/31/18. If they don't deliver by that date and it is Tesla's fault, I would hope Tesla would reduce your purchase price by $3750.00

Just make sure you all are going to be around your delivery area (or can easily get back to your delivery area within 24 hours) between now and the end of the year. Tesla expects you to be able to take delivery quickly, and if you can't, they will deliver the car to someone else.

RES IPSA | November 28, 2018

@ryneezy... If convenient for you, take delivery at the Tesla Delivery Center in Costa Mesa. I would think you would get your car slightly quicker 1-3 days quicker). Tine is of the essence, so get the car as soon as possible. That is just what I would do.

And don't expect extraordinary experience during delivery (like those YouTube videos from a 9-12 months ago) when they were delivering a few thousand M3's a month in the entire US.

They will clean the car better if you think it is dirty. They will quickly fix things that are easy to fix. And you can ask questions.

vman | November 28, 2018

Reservation 03/31/16 - line waiter
Ordered 11/04/18
MSM/White interior
19" Wheels
no EAP

Orange County

No contact, no Vin, no referral code.
I guess they are make white interior last... :(

Kikujiro | November 28, 2018

Going rate for 72 month loan now (11/28) is 3.5% with excellent credit. If you get anything less, usually there is a catch... i.e. usually open an account or a 3rd party car buying service. Also prime rate is due to go up in Dec so another reason to put your order in now.

EM34ME | November 28, 2018

reservation: 3/31/16
ordered: 10/19/18
3MR
white/white
cash
no trade
delivery in Palm Springs
have heard nothing

RE: Costa Mesa delivery
I went with my son-in-law last September (MID-WEEK) to pick up his 3LR. I give the CM delivery center 5 STARS. Delivery was relaxed and unhurried. Spent almost an hour going over the car. Car was perfect in every way.. Wonderful experience! The key is DON'T TAKE DELIVERY ON A WEEKEND! Take off an afternoon of work during the week for delivery. You will be glad you did.

reallynolie | November 28, 2018

I saw a midnight silver behind me today. It was kind of sunny, and I would say it's more like a midnight gray. Not as sparkly, or dark as I had hoped.

kathyhom | November 28, 2018

Ordered 11/4
Non reservation holder
Current MX owner
ordered:
Mid Range
Red with White interior
19" wheels
No EAP
No trade in
Finance through Tesla

As for the CM delivery center, they were very kind and helpful. Had a scuff in the wood interior (very minor). They fixed it on the spot. They even installed my new floor mats that I brought with me.

dheerajk | November 28, 2018

I have few updates that might be helpful for some folks.

1. If you don’t see a referral code, talk to your DA and they should be able to help you. If you don’t have a DA assigned just call Tesla support. My DA was not very helpful so when I went for the test drive I asked the Tesla representative who was with me for the test drive to help me with the referral code and he did.

2. I ordered my mid range on 10/28 when the base price was increased to 46k. At that time I was wondering if I should pay 3k more for long range rear wheel drive but the option was not available for online order. During my test drive I asked the Tesla representative if they have any long range rear wheel drive and he helped me find one. I changed my order to long range and my delivery date is 12/04 at Palm Springs-Cathedral City.

3. Please use my referral code for 6 months of free supercharging

https://ts.la/dheeraj97728

ryneezy | November 29, 2018

@EM34ME kathyhom Thanks for your input about the Costa Mesa Delivery Center. I like getting opinions from more realistic people. Some of those Yelp reviews were too vicious for minor inconveniences.

Yeah I'm definitely going to pick up during a weekday. I test drove a LR RWD on a weekday and I was pretty much the only person there.

How long did you have to wait once you checked in? I'm hoping the paper work will be quicker because I'm paying cash. It won't be an issue picking up on a weekday because I'm on paternity leave at the moment, but having a 3 month old kid that might get cranky if I have to wait 1 to 2 hours after check in will be harder.

Arktctr | November 29, 2018

Ordered 10/18
Non-Reservation Holder (though I cancelled my line-waiting reservation in June 2018)
Blue / White
19"
Non-EAP

No contact yet but currently in "contract being drafted up" mode when I log into my account. Not sure that means anything but eager.

bluevie | November 29, 2018

Just sharing my experience regarding my original MR order.

Non-reservation holder
Test drove 11/11/18 from Mission Viejo Mall in Orange County
Put in a deposit same day
Ordered Blue/black
Mid-range (more than enough for our needs)
18" Aero
EAP

i was given a reservation number with referral code. We applied for a loan from B of A that is good for 30 days only (Dec 14 expiration). i texted the Tesla rep how long the wait is - he said not sure but definitely before end of December. He texted back 11/20 that he found a long range one with other specs we wanted and if we're willing to get it instead of the MR. My husband and I studied our finances and if we can afford an additional $3K. Tesla guy said we can have it by 11/23 thru home delivery. We agreed to get the LR instead. it's thanksgiving weekend and we were out of town, so i rescheduled for 11/26 home delivery (we were not even given a choice if we wanted to pick it up (very convenient!). Everything went really fast. We didn't want the loan to expire and reapply, not sure if that will affect our credit (not sure really how credit report gets affected). VIN number was provided by 11/24. Delivery was very quick.

BTW, I didn't just refresh the website for updates, we actually bugged the Tesla guy for updates through text. What they do is refresh their inventory page and if something pops up, then they contact people who ordered.

So if some of you are willing to spend more moolah, you might get the car faster by getting the LR. I think we were sucked in by the long wait time chatter for MR and our loan expiration looming in... Not sure too if Tesla is forcing people to buy the LR than MR or if somebody defaulted on their order or changed their mind on it. But they promised December delivery for all orders in by Nov. 30. I hope everyone get theirs before year end.

Anyways, we got my blue LR and happy with it. Thank you for this thread! Learning something new every day :)

kathyhom | November 29, 2018

@ryneezy. When we took delivery back in September 2018 for our MX, our appt was at 8pm but we showed up at 5pm. They told us over the phone that we can come early but absolutely no guarantee to get it early. September was the end of the quarter and they were stacked with deliveries. We showed 3 hours early and got right in. Offered bottles of water and a seat in the lounge. Looked at the M3 and MS while we waited. After about an hour we watched as the MX was parked in the “Welcome” stall. The rep did a little inspection the. Invites us over. We discovered the scuff, the car rolled Away and came back with the scuff in the wood polished like new. He said if we were closer to our appointment then we would not had waited. Either way we got the car in time for dinner.

They were very nice. Only downfall was I used the restroom in the delivery area. It was dirty. Should have used the showroom restroom.

mfanous | November 30, 2018

I think I am beginning to suffer from FOMO. Wondering if I should make a move on the LR instead.

Ordered on 10/21
No reservation
Black MR
Black Interior
18" Aero Wheels
No EAP

10/25 - I called CS a week later to add EAP over phone, he said don't worry about it, we can add it when you do pick up

11/8 - I received an email that my order has been modified to include the EAP.

Orange County, CA Resident

No idea, what happens next. Its all crickets.

I've had access to my account since my order date, I've had my referral code since 10/21.
No VIN, No delivery date yet.

If anyone still needs 6 months free supercharging, here is my referral code. https://ts.la/mike37150

JAMESLHARWOOD | November 30, 2018

I don't know I ordered the MR RWD on 10/21 and change it to LR RWD on 10/22 (because you could no longer order a LR RWD on the website at that time). and I haven't heard anything about a VIN or Delivery date at this point for my LR model. I'm in LA area of Socal.

Probley getting ahold of the right person to find something in inventory is the fastest way but when I ask about that they keep saying there is none, but I see people doing it.

n8gray | November 30, 2018

Ordered the Model 3 MR RWD in the wee hours of Nov 29 (technically Nov 30 at that point). My only upgrade was Midnight Silver paint.

Wow, so you guys have been waiting for a month to even get a VIN, yet Tesla is promising December DELIVERY to guys like me who waited til the last minute? I guess I'll stop hitting reload on the account page.

n8gray | November 30, 2018

Oh, and I'm in San DIego and you can feel free to use my referral code for free supercharging: https://ts.la/nathan28729

ryneezy | November 30, 2018

@ kathyhom Sounds good. I'll give CM a call whenever I get a chance and see if I can get my delivery method changed. Can probably wait til next week since all of us are still waiting anyway ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

kathyhom | December 3, 2018

Bump

irahetad | December 3, 2018

3MR
MSM
Aero
No EAP
L.A. Area
Reservation holder
Ordered 10/18

I'm getting the feeling that they are delivering the $46k orders first, hence the long wait for us early MR customers. It makes good business sense, but I'm not planning to upgrade to LR to ensure delivery by 12/31. If I don't have a VIN a week before (VINs are supposedly being released a week before delivery), I'll just have to cancel it. Good luck to everybody else in SoCal. Hopefully this waiting room will be obsolete soon.

wchihhang | December 3, 2018

Just received a text from Tesla saying: "While we prepare your Tesla, please complete all checkout items at testla.com/teslaaccount to be prepared to take delivery." Does that mean the delivery is very close?

Hal Fisher | December 3, 2018

Wchihhang, did you get the message stating what all you need when it gets delivered? If not, you might not have completed everything.

Jackhq27li | December 3, 2018

MR
Black
Aero
No EAP
San Diego
Reservation holder
Ordered on 11/20

Got a text from Tesla for delivery on 12/6 today.

wchihhang | December 3, 2018

@Janetpink I have entered my contact details and payment information long time ago. From the other thread, looks like lots of people ordering white interior got the text today.

rfcar8 | December 3, 2018

@janetpink I got a text too. Did you? I’m trying to figure out if I’m somehow missing something in my account.

MIMR_021 | December 3, 2018

I also got the text today around 6pm, stating the same thing. Already completed info 3 weeks ago. Called sales rep before few times and he said every thing is completed and no further actions required. I'll give him call tomorrow and will find out.
I dont have white interior, mine is red exterior and black interior.
Let's hope for delivery soon.

scarlettschott | December 3, 2018

Hey all,

MR ordered 11/3
Red Multi Coat
Black Interior
Aero
EAP
No reservation or previous owner
Anaheim, CA

We received the same text today. Our order page has been completed with no edit button for a couple weeks now showing “Next Steps. We are drafting up your contract and will contact you when you can make your final payment.”

I would be surprised if we were missing any of the checkout items from the “prepare for delivery” stage. Hoping it is instead talking about the items under the “What do I need to bring with me to delivery?” section, meaning delivery might be soon?

rfcar8 | December 3, 2018

@MIMR_021 Thanks. That’s reassuring. Let us know if you hear anything from the sales rep.

Teslaed | December 3, 2018

I got the same text tonight too. I ordered:

Mid Range Rear-Wheel Drive
Midnight Silver Metallic Paint
19’’ Sport Wheels
All Black Premium Interior
Enhanced Autopilot

No Updates on my account
No Vin #
No Delivery Date

i'm thinking of getting a all wheel long range with aero wheels to get it sooner

MIMR_021 | December 3, 2018

@rfcar8 sure I'll update you guys as soon as I'll get the updates.

Samuel49 | December 4, 2018

Mid Range Rear-Wheel Drive
Midnight Silver Metallic Paint
18’’ Aero Wheels
All Black Premium Interior
Enhanced Autopilot

Not a reservation holder
Ordered 10/19/2018
Thousand Oaks, CA

Site has shown "We are drafting up your contract and will contact you when you can make your final payment." since 10/20/2018,

I have my referral code. No VIN or delivery date.

Received a text last night @5:32pm "While we prepare your Tesla, please complete all Checkout items at www.tesla.com/teslaaccount to be prepared to take delivery when your Tesla is ready." My paperwork has been done since 10/20

Arktctr | December 4, 2018

No text here yet...Blue/White/19"...ordered 10/18/18

MIMR_021 | December 4, 2018

Talked to the rep in the morning, he said it was generic text, I have every thing completed and no missing information. Initially I had selected deliver to my house, but now changed it to delivery center in Buena Park. Asked the rep if it will change the delivery time and he said I might get it earlier as it will deliver to delivery center first and then from there to the home delivery. He recomend me to contact him every other day to see if he has the updates. Let's hope for the best.

rfcar8 | December 4, 2018

@MIMR_021 I appreciate the update!

richm3ister | December 4, 2018

got the same text, no real update in the account page since i placed the order on October 19th.

kathyhom | December 4, 2018

bump

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