Bought from inventory

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  1. Trollbait

    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    Why go through the effort of posting the info for individual cars when you likely don't need to in order to sell them?
     
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    Because Tesla has said they only need on-line selling to be profitable? Why would your purposely hide product?
     
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    a high tech car company should have a high tech website?
     
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    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    And maybe they do put them online for those that got past the start of the internet.
    New & Used Electric Cars | Tesla
    Tesla Inventory List - Find your next car

    As for why no Model 3 listing yet, well, it hasn't been a two full years since the first deliveries, and the car is in demand. The inventory of CPO and demo cars was likely small enough that listing them may have been more work than needed to sell the cars. Listing them could be quick and easy, but if customers are reaching out to the stores about them, and the cars are getting sold, it is still more work and cost to put them on the public site.
     
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    Congratulations!! I can hardly wait for your description of the drive back with the new buggy.
     
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    Is this a CPO (Certified Pre-Owned) car? If that is the case, it will not be eligible for any Federal tax credit.

    Something else to be aware of is that you will be charged California sales tax (8+ per cent) and California registration if you take possession of the car in California.

    Regarding charge level, my car was delivered to me with 80% charge at the height of delivery frenzy, the end of last December. If picking the car up in Fremont, there is a Supercharger on site so there is no range anxiety. You van charge up to whatever level you wish before heading out.

    Welcome Mark to the Tesla family. You will now experience what the "Tesla grin" is all about. Very interested to hear about your car - color, configuration, and options. Although the on-board Tesla navigation system is excellent and is constantly updating throughout your trip from California to Nebraska, you can start pre-planning your trip now using the free on-line trip planner at Abetterrouteplanner.com. I can help you with some of the parameters on that site if need be. You can also use Plugshare.com to plan for stops at hotels that have free destination chargers. These are not as fast charging as a Supercharger, but you can easily get a full charge with an overnight stay (I've done it). There are all kinds of technical settings on the car U.I. that may seem confusing or intimidating at first glance, but either I or any of the Tesla owners on this forum will be happy to walk you through the setup procedure. Ask your delivery center to install the cables for your smartphone charger for you (they come uninstalled). It will take them 30 seconds to do it. It took me almost 30 minutes to do it the first time (now I can do it in 30 seconds). They will also pair your smartphone(s) to your car before you leave. You will also get two key cards as backups to your smartphone.

    Driving the car for the first hour is a jarring experience - no instruments hiding behind the steering wheel, the glass roof, the "Zen" interior, the instant torque, the lightning quick handling, the concert hall sound system, etc. But then you settle in, relax, get comfortable and start to wonder why all cars aren't built this way. If you purchased Autopilot, it takes around 50 miles for the system to calibrate and become available. It will take a week (probably less for you on your cross-country trip) to begin to trust the system within its design parameters - what it can do and what it can't do - its personality. Sort of like teaching your 16 y.o. how to drive. The more you use it, the more you will trust it and like it.

    Mark, you not only just bought a new car, you have now stepped into the FUTURE using sustainable energy and all the adventure that comes with that. We Tesla owners are pioneers right now, blazing new trails for the more timid who will follow behind us. We are here to help you adapt. Congratulations, you have just purchased the best car you have ever owned and you are going to have the time of your life with it, warts and all.
     
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    markabele owner of PiP, then Leaf, then Model 3

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    Picking it up on the east coast actually. And I already checked about taxes and all that, but thanks for the heads up anyways.

    So excited, just hammering out loan details and then time to book a flight before long. :)
     
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    markabele owner of PiP, then Leaf, then Model 3

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    Well, after 1200 miles I'm home. Great road trip vehicle!

    A couple initial thoughts:
    - The thing I thought was most impressive that I didn't expect to appreciate that much: Autowipers. In an on/off again storm I found this to work perfectly.
    - Autopilot isn't quite as useful as I thought it would be since it does not have lane change built in (full self driving does). You have to turn on autopilot, change lanes, then turn it on again. But on sections of road that aren't that busy it is super nice. The nag is pretty frequent, but that's probably a good thing for safety reasons.
    - I found Supercharging more than adequate. Speeds were so impressive that sometimes the car had to wait for me to finish a meal.
    - Those 1200 miles cost me about $30.

    Let me know what other questions you might have!
     
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    congratulations! pics please(y)
     
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    markabele owner of PiP, then Leaf, then Model 3

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    nice! any complaints yet?
     
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    markabele owner of PiP, then Leaf, then Model 3

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    Just the small Autopilot complain I mentioned above. I'm a big guy also, so figuring exactly how to best get in and out. You sit lower than the Prius.

    Forgot to mention the glass roof:
    Like others have said, even in full sun you don't feel any heat on you. It is a really dark tint. Heck, with sunglasses on you can stare directly at the sun (I wouldn't recommend even though that is the way Elon watched the eclipse).
     
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    how many miles on it? did you sell/trade a car?
     
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    I don't even know where to start. Just tell us more!! :LOL:

    I'm really happy for you. I drove a Model S and sat in a Model 3. Radically different from what we're used to.
     
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    markabele owner of PiP, then Leaf, then Model 3

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    It had 81 miles on it when I left the lot. Nope, didn't sell or trade anything. Going to keep the PiP through next winter at least since we are moving up to South Dakota and want to be prepared for anything. (car registration is ridiculously cheap in SD)

    :) hmm...what else....
    Loving the app. Our Leaf has an app but it is brutal compared to Tesla's app. Setting temps, adjusting charging, and lots of other features make it pretty cool. And phone as key works perfectly. No complaints there so far. It's weird just putting it in park and walking away. You don't turn it off or lock it. It does all that for you. (there is a confirmation honk as you are walking away if you want)
     
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    I noticed that, too, when I drove the Model S. It did everything but automatically open and close the doors for me. :eek: And the acceleration was more like a sport bike. :LOL:
     
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    markabele owner of PiP, then Leaf, then Model 3

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    The X will do that. Open and close the doors automatically.
     
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    the model X actually WILL unlock itself - open & close the (driver's) door for you - as well as note how much room there is - to open completely wide if there is room, or just a crack, if you park real close to something. The height of pure laziness.

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    oops
    Got distracted for a few minutes in the middle my post above - otherwise I would have noticed that I'd already gotten beat to the punch.

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    So anyone own a M3 and use Android? What is that like compared to an iPhone?
     
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