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My New P85 is due in 2 weeks and I just saw a neighbor with a brand new "same car"!! ;-(

My New P85 is due in 2 weeks and I just saw a neighbor with a brand new "same car"!! ;-(

Pulling out of my driveway this morning, I witness a neighbor (5-8 houses down?), drive by with the exact same P85 as I ordered - same color and same wheels. Now I'm scrambling on the design sight to see what "other" color would be my second choice to see if I can change it last minute before they go to production. Does anyone know how late you can make that change...? And, please feel free to let me know how rational or irrational I am feeling and acting. I mean Jesus; I've never felt so much like an emotional bowl of Jello as I dis this morning.

jordanrichard | 11 mars 2014

Ahhhhh 2 weeks out? You could try and put a call into your sales advisor. Cars are made in batches based on configuration (Pano vs solid roof). Then put into production based on color. So as long as your car is still showing "....sourcing parts", there may be a chance.

kenj | 11 mars 2014

.... twins --- the more the merrier.

Put some new rims on it.

EdwardG.NO2CO2 | 11 mars 2014

There is only so many combinations out there so you will run into many duplications out there. There are lots of after market options to personalize your ride so keep your first choice. No fun trying to live with a second choice configuration. Or you could always move!

logicalthinker | 11 mars 2014

One word: aftermarket.

amitb00 | 11 mars 2014

You should call Tesla to find out. I myself made two VHS ges after confirming and they should be se to do that. However make dure that you like new configuration .

Thomas N. | 11 mars 2014

I'm going to need a Google translate on that one, Amit.

tezzla.SoCal | 11 mars 2014

You could get it wrapped also.

Captain_Zap | 11 mars 2014

A few weeks before my Signature Red P85 arrived I saw another one arrive in the neighborhood. This was October 2012! In a month I saw 4 more!

I thought that I was going to have an unusual car.

Instead, I found out that I lived in a cool neighborhood with others that thought outside of the box. I'm good with that.

mclary | 11 mars 2014

There are 8 in my neighborhood. Get over it and get the car you want!

Brian H | 11 mars 2014

Wraps are good.

Kleist | 11 mars 2014

Brian +1

Suturecabre | 11 mars 2014

I'm all for it anytime I see a white MS with spoiler, pano and dark 21s like mine :P I do love the MC red though anytime I see it, I almost went with that.

amitb00 | 12 mars 2014

Sorry Thomas and others. It is auto correct by iphone editor which blew away my post
VHS ges === changes
Se == able
Dure === sure

J.T. | 12 mars 2014

@mclary And the point of your post is perfectly clear and reasonable. Thanks for sharing.

Czech | 12 mars 2014

Did you buy the car to be unique or did you buy the car to have one of the best cars you can buy?

Mathew98 | 12 mars 2014

Put lightning bolts decals on the doors (a la Lightning McQueen) to make it look even faster...

chrisdl | 12 mars 2014

Maybe your neighbor was just doing a test drive?
Ah... wishful thinking?

Anyway, it would bother me too if my neighbor had the exact same car. There's some pride in being unique, even if it's only in a small geographical area. Call Tesla and find out if you can change the color, maybe explaining the situation to them.

But perhaps first make sure that your neighbor actually owns the car ;-)

Lycanthrope P85 | 12 mars 2014

I'd love to have my neighbour by an MS, would be something to have in common at last...

carlk | 12 mars 2014

No, No, Keep the same color and make you neighbor crazy.

hsadler | 12 mars 2014

A source for spare parts!!

Mathew98 | 12 mars 2014

Who would be the first to put cinder blocks under the neighbor's MS and take their 21" wheels/tires?

Ohmman | 12 mars 2014

Keep the configuration. It's the one you wanted. If you change it, that's letting someone else change your decisions.

My recommendation is to follow your neighbor everywhere once you take delivery. Park next to him. Get a job at his office. Park in the street in front of his house and walk home.

RedShift | 12 mars 2014

+1 Brian.

Wrapt it up!

Hot orange? Lime green? How about camouflage? You can even print your photos nowadays.

Don't tell your neighbor, that's all!

Thomas N. | 12 mars 2014

In six months nobody will remember who got theirs first.

In my town there is a pretty famous MMA fighter with a P85 exactly like mine. I'm happy about it because I figure people won't mess with me. ;)

MacDaddyDude | 12 mars 2014

We used to think we were special with the only Tesla in the 'hood, but then spotted a neighbor with a shiny new black one. But hey, the more the merrier, right?

More sales = more superchargers!

Brian H | 12 mars 2014

RS;
Know the story on that? Sergei Brin's co-workers did it for/to him on Apr 1 last year (or 2012?) while he was at work -- a fast, professional job. Don't know how long he left the wrap on, tho'!

NKYTA | 12 mars 2014

@Thomas N, well, that's a spot of luck! :-)

Mathew98 | 12 mars 2014

Shouldn't you change your screen name to Thomas MMA?

TexasTesla | 12 mars 2014

Thanks for talking me back from the ledge. I'm sticking with my setup... had to call Tesla today to get the very difficult payment, tax, title, license, delivery details taken care of. So very complicated here in Texas when strong economic pressures are trying to keep this manner of sale from being easy... anyway, I expressed my issue to my delivery specialist.

He also talked me away from the ledge, stating that no one has taken delivery of a Tesla on my street or zip code. He asked if it might have been someone visiting someone in the neighborhood... made me pause and calm down and realize I'm so happy and shouldn't jump to conclusions... and it's not worth a second thought on such a 1st world issue as someone in the are having the same $125,000 car. WTF!
Aftermarket!

hsadler | 12 mars 2014

Well, ok. I was about to suggest a visit to the 'neighbor' (before your delivery) and show him/her samples of various wraps. You can fawn over how great they are. Maybe he/she will take the bait.

Then yours will be unique as you ordered it.

Brian H | 13 mars 2014

So it was an interloper, a visitor from afar. No local precedent! Saved!

ZRO CO2 | 13 mars 2014

@TexasTesla I have the same problem my Greg Beauty is due in less than two weeks, until Monday I had not seen another Tesla near where we live and this week I have seen the same Grey Tesla 3 times... Oh well too late now. Although it confirms I love the look of the colour.

Galve2000 | 13 mars 2014

I really don't see what the big deal is in having the same exact car as someone in your neighborhood.

if it makes you feel any better, get a really creative custom set of license plates.

i'm glad crisis was averted in the end tho.