On day one, I placed two reservations for the Model 3. At the time, Tesla simply stated that existing owners will be first in line. I assumed that meant I'd be near the front of the line for both orders.
Later (previously discussed on the forum), their wording was clarified to state that you only got priority based on how many Tesla's you own. It specifically stated, if you want priority for a second Model 3, then go buy another Model S or X.
My delivery estimates backed this up, noting the first one was estimated between October/December originally, November/January after the delay while the second reservation stated Late 2018.
I received the message that I could configure my car today, did so and placed the order.
To my surprise, I checked the other reservation and it says I can configure and place the order for that one too, with delivery in 4 weeks.
Went back and read Tesla's wording on it and it has changed. It now says if you've "owned" not "own" more than one Tesla, you'll be given priority. So I guess the fact that I'm on my second Tesla made that possible. Back to what I originally hoped it would be when placing the deposits.
Wondering if Tesla received a bunch of push back from owners that led to the change?
I was disappointed several months back when I learned I only got priority on one car. Made it known to Tesla and discussed it in the forum. But came to accept that I'd only be able to get one early in the year. My dilemma now is that, because of Tesla's original wording and confirmation that I would only get one, my wife went ahead and bought another car. So, what do I do with the second reservation now? I guess I can request a refund, but that doesn't feel right? Will have to call Tesla, have other family members and a few friends that want one, but last I heard, they won't let you transfer the reservation. Couldn't find anything on that now though (didn't look all that hard yet). Anyone know, now that people are placing orders, if Tesla has changed their stance on that? Are they allowing family members/friends buy cars reserved under another name?
I guess I could put "hold my place" for the AWD & Dual Motor version. That still shows estimated delivery later 2018. Knowing how often Tesla's change, there could be other changes too by then. Then sell the one I get in 4 weeks and buy the AWD one when it's available. But, if Tesla will allow us to transfer, I've got several people that would jump at it. Two people I work with have reservations, but they're non-owners.