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Re: Tesla Model S

Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:55 pm

Flats are not rare around here. I Gabe replaced 2 tires and had a half inch bolt pulled out of another.

Not alone here. Probably a dozen stories or more of people getting tires replaced or fixed
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Re: Tesla Model S

Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:31 pm

Looks like Tesla may be doing leases next year according to email I got tonight from them. Hope it is true.


Ian,
i completely understand your concern and interest in a lease option. The reservations are fully refundable and we have word that a lease will be available next year. When next year it's TBD. Although with a reservation now it puts you in queue for Summer 2013. We offered the lease on the Roadster about 7 months after it first delivered. If the lease isn't ready by the time you select options you can always take full refund on your deposit. If you are in line and the lease become available you will be one of the early lessees on Model S. just a thought.

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Re: Tesla Model S

Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:07 am

MrIanB wrote: Hope it is true.
Heard something to that effect on the Tesla forum a while ago. Might have been mentioned in one of their investor conferences as well.Image

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Re: Tesla Model S

Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:08 am

Hmmmm. Never have leased, but I sure might consider a model S lease. I made the reservation deposit a few months ago - we'll see what happens. In any event, I am going to have one in my garage.
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Re: Tesla Model S

Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:56 am

DaveinOlyWA wrote:Flats are not rare around here. I Gabe replaced 2 tires and had a half inch bolt pulled out of another.

Not alone here. Probably a dozen stories or more of people getting tires replaced or fixed
I agree. Flats are not rare. As I posted on http://priuschat.com/threads/prius-its- ... st-1468472" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;:
This is probably not a complete list of flats I've gotten but I can remember these off the top of my head. I don't have all the dates. All cars below were bought new by me except the Camry.

- at least 1 flat on my 91 Camry (sometime between 1997-1999; car was a hand me down in 97, I don't remember how miles it had when handed down to me, but I sold it ~90K miles in late 01 or early 02)
- at least 1 or 2 flats on my 02 Maxima (sold it before 40K miles)
- at least 1 or 2 flats on my 04 350Z (sold it before <54K miles in mid-2011)
- at least 3-6 flats on my 06 Prius now @ ~61K miles (1 was unrepairable due to being at the edge, another was either a tire failure or hitting due to hitting a road hazard on I-5, 150 miles away from home, near Coalinga (aka middle of nowhere w/the strong odor of cow dung) when I was a passenger)

Some flats were in WA state and others were in CA. Fortunately, out of all of the above, I can only think of 2 times where I had to use the spare, on the Camry and once on the Prius. The other times, the leak/damage wasn't so bad that I was able to overinflate the tire and drive home and/or to the tire repair place.

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Re: Tesla Model S

Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:53 pm

MrIanB wrote:Looks like Tesla may be doing leases next year according to email I got tonight from them. Hope it is true.
I've been told the same thing and put down a deposit on the hopes it works out before my time comes up...

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Re: Tesla Model S

Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:53 pm

Saw my first Model S in the wild today. No wonder Motor Trend Voted it 2013 car of the year. This is a very attractive car, I deffenately see myself owning one in the future.

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Re: Tesla Model S

Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:20 am

2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year: Tesla Model S
Shocking Winner: Proof Positive that America Can Still Make (Great) Things
http://www.motortrend.com/oftheyear/car ... a_model_s/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Live Stream of the special event Tesla hosted today with Motor Trend editors there in attendance:
http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1473 ... ts/1672623" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Tesla Model S

Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:14 pm

drees wrote:2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year: Tesla Model S
Shocking Winner: Proof Positive that America Can Still Make (Great) Things
http://www.motortrend.com/oftheyear/car ... a_model_s/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Live Stream of the special event Tesla hosted today with Motor Trend editors there in attendance:
http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1473 ... ts/1672623" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Good news. Of course, it IS only Motor Trend, who used to have a reputation for being unduly influenced by ad buys (anyone else remember them voting the execrable GM X-cars Car of the Year around 1980, just because they were the first domestic mid-size cars with transverse engines/front-wheel drive)? Still, we can hope that they make Car & Driver's 10 Best list, a more valued award among auto geeks.
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price increase coming soon

Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:13 am

http://www.teslamotors.com/forum/forums ... ear-future" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Is it true there will be a Model S price increase in the near future?
nkinkaid@teslam... | November 20, 2012

Yes, we will be announcing a Model S price increase in the near future. However, there are a few very important points to understand about the upcoming price increase:...
Maybe the Rav4 EV will seem like more a "bargain"/good value?

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