R≡VVED has finally made it home!

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Well, a loooooong 2 years, 2 months and 8 days after standing in line for one, I get my grubby hands on my MCR Model 3!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

After what seemed like an eternity getting passed over for online reservations for configuration, then by *ahem* certain states and countries that had expiring credits, I finally got my VIN, only to find out it is an early'ish VIN, relatively speaking and my heart sank. Found the production date was March 26 and I was bracing for issues, possibly having to reject delivery etc.

Well, today was D-day, I went all prepared to document everything, take lots of pictures, go over the ENTIRE delivery checklist etc.
We arrived 15 minutes prior to our delivery time, signed a couple of papers and headed to our car.

There it was, sitting pretty in Red, looking all stunning! As the orientation specialist was going through his spiel on setting up the car/keys etc, my mind was already racing to make mental notes of what and how to run through the whole checklist.

Fast fwd 45 minutes to an hour, going back and forth a bit from the parking lot, where I examined the car to the delivery guys, I found a few issues:
- very small paint droplet/overspray on passenger rear door frame
- very small paint chip on hood
- scratch/swirl marks on the door sill of driver door
- scratch marks on door sill of driver side rear door
- windshield trim pieces seemed to have a gap near the bottom on both sides
- missing UMC accessories bag

They said they can't do anything on 1, spot paint touch up on that one spot on the hood, fixed the swirl marks on driver door, couldn't fix ALL scratch marks on driver side rear door sill, they said windshield trim pieces are normal (checked some other cars and all of them had the gaps, although I don't consider that as confirmation they weren't meant to be gaps, but oh well)
And they handed me the UMC bag, they had forgotten it completely and when they did give it to me, it was missing the J1772 adapter.

I also requested a retrofit of Gen 2 seats and trunk trim and as expected, was turned down. This is the one thing I am a bit annoyed with as I plan to do a lot of road trips and the extra booster support for both front/rear seats would help a lot I think.
Had they not assigned me a car that was just sitting out there for 2 months, I would have surely gotten a later production car that would have already had these improved seats given that the Gen 2 seats started somewhere in April beginning.

But other than that, everything looks good, the drive is great! Autopilot came on around the 40 mile mark and i think the TACC alone is worth it for me. The lane change didn't work for me, will have to explore it more.

Here are some pics my son took....:

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Gorgeous car and great pics. Your son is a talented photographer. Congratulations all around. Hope the minor issues are resolved soon so you can enjoy without reservation.
 

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Gorgeous car and great pics. Your son is a talented photographer. Congratulations all around. Hope the minor issues are resolved soon so you can enjoy without reservation.
Thanks @Tesla Newbie Thanks for the compliments, will pass along to my son.
For the most part, they did fix some of the minor issues.

Was too focused on the exterior and did not pay too much attention to the interior, just found some smudge marks on the headliner when I got home, will see about getting these taken care of.
 

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Day 1 is done, bunch of bug splats already on the hood after some *ahem* spirited runs.
The handling is awesome, so planted, love the TACC.

I kept checking up on her in the garage, wow, felt like a kid :)....
Did notice some fan whirring noise that lasted 30 mins or so, assume this is the BMS trying to cool the battery down. it was 80+ in the garage....
 

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Congrats! Now you just need to take the aero covers off. I waited three weeks because they really grew on me from the start. I do live the wheel underneath. Check out J.A.R.V.I.S.’ thread if you haven’t yet for pics of what it looks like. Also with window tint (similar to @LUXMAN). Oh, and I think I already mentioned that my production (born on) date was 3/30 and the car is great.
 

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Drive drive it in good health! I think that I'll get red too. I'd prefer a white interior, but am not sure I'll wait. I enjoyed your photos!
 

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Congrats! That’s unfortunate you got such an early vin/build. This is the one thing that makes me a little nervous.
I really don’t think it should. I really LOVE my 80XX. There are no real issues. I mean they are gonna fix the seat trim and the A pillar bow. NOT a big deal. They figured out the unplugged radio antenna in the trunk and its all good. She had great panel gaps. I dont see on mine the issues people have for early builds. If we do a Dallas meetup with @GDN @KGTES @Quicksilver , you can see what I mean
 

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Well, a loooooong 2 years, 2 months and 8 days after standing in line for one, I get my grubby hands on my MCR Model 3!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

After what seemed like an eternity getting passed over for online reservations for configuration, then by *ahem* certain states and countries that had expiring credits, I finally got my VIN, only to find out it is an early'ish VIN, relatively speaking and my heart sank. Found the production date was March 26 and I was bracing for issues, possibly having to reject delivery etc.

Well, today was D-day, I went all prepared to document everything, take lots of pictures, go over the ENTIRE delivery checklist etc.
We arrived 15 minutes prior to our delivery time, signed a couple of papers and headed to our car.

There it was, sitting pretty in Red, looking all stunning! As the orientation specialist was going through his spiel on setting up the car/keys etc, my mind was already racing to make mental notes of what and how to run through the whole checklist.

Fast fwd 45 minutes to an hour, going back and forth a bit from the parking lot, where I examined the car to the delivery guys, I found a few issues:
- very small paint droplet/overspray on passenger rear door frame
- very small paint chip on hood
- scratch/swirl marks on the door sill of driver door
- scratch marks on door sill of driver side rear door
- windshield trim pieces seemed to have a gap near the bottom on both sides
- missing UMC accessories bag

They said they can't do anything on 1, spot paint touch up on that one spot on the hood, fixed the swirl marks on driver door, couldn't fix ALL scratch marks on driver side rear door sill, they said windshield trim pieces are normal (checked some other cars and all of them had the gaps, although I don't consider that as confirmation they weren't meant to be gaps, but oh well)
And they handed me the UMC bag, they had forgotten it completely and when they did give it to me, it was missing the J1772 adapter.

I also requested a retrofit of Gen 2 seats and trunk trim and as expected, was turned down. This is the one thing I am a bit annoyed with as I plan to do a lot of road trips and the extra booster support for both front/rear seats would help a lot I think.
Had they not assigned me a car that was just sitting out there for 2 months, I would have surely gotten a later production car that would have already had these improved seats given that the Gen 2 seats started somewhere in April beginning.

But other than that, everything looks good, the drive is great! Autopilot came on around the 40 mile mark and i think the TACC alone is worth it for me. The lane change didn't work for me, will have to explore it more.

Here are some pics my son took....:

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WOW! She sure is pretty! Best Color IMO :cool:. CONGRATS!!

I have a feeling you will love the GEN 1 seats. I do and have had no problems other then the trim on the one side. Drove several hours and still felt fresh and comfortable.
 

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Congrats! Now you just need to take the aero covers off. I waited three weeks because they really grew on me from the start. I do live the wheel underneath. Check out J.A.R.V.I.S.’ thread if you haven’t yet for pics of what it looks like. Also with window tint (similar to @LUXMAN). Oh, and I think I already mentioned that my production (born on) date was 3/30 and the car is great.
Hmm, not sure about aero covers yet, I kinda like them....
Ya, I have been following your thread, especially since your born date is very close to mine...
 

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I really don’t think it should. I really LOVE my 80XX. There are no real issues. I mean they are gonna fix the seat trim and the A pillar bow. NOT a big deal. They figured out the unplugged radio antenna in the trunk and its all good. She had great panel gaps. I dont see on mine the issues people have for early builds. If we do a Dallas meetup with @GDN @KGTES @Quicksilver , you can see what I mean
@LUXMAN Not IF, WHEN we do a Dallas meetup.....Other than Gen 1 seats and the trunk trim, I can't say I have any issues as such...*yet*

@NIGHTHAWK017 Are you in Dallas?
 

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WOW! She sure is pretty! Best Color IMO :cool:. CONGRATS!!

I have a feeling you will love the GEN 1 seats. I do and have had no problems other then the trim on the one side. Drove several hours and still felt fresh and comfortable.
@LUXMAN you bet, it is hands down the best color! ;)

so far, not liking the Gen 1 seats, not enough bolstering....
 

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Well, I just did a Houston round trip last weekend and the car did wonderfully. Was trying to avoid rock chips as much as I could, so far I don't see any...But wasn't too thrilled with the Gen 1 seats, I like the thigh support I had in my BMW, I missed that on the 3.

I didn't plan the trip too well, actually wasn't planning on taking it, so hadn't charged it up the night before and then ended up taking it anyway, so had to stop more than I would have needed to and for longer as well....

There were some narrow, slow-down-or-you-are-not-going-to-make-it moments due to this and some other time constraints, 2% YIKES!:

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Lessons learned.
Will definitely be better prepared/planned next time...

It looks like the urban superchargers are charged @ Tier 1 = $0.1/min, while the regular superchargers are charged @ Tier 2 = $0.2/min, at least here in TX.
 

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@KGTES It's hard to beat a BMW in the seat department, especially with the comfort seats in the 5 & 7series. When taking a trip, I err on the side of caution. I would hate to get stranded.

I am glad that you are enjoying your M3.
 

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Some goodies I ordered are here:

Cable organizer from Tesla, AO screen protector, led lights, puddle lights:

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And the trunk mat:

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The frunk mat did not arrive, although they were ordered together. It's back ordered...

Looking forward to installing these...