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What's the first thing you will do after taking delivery?

Discussion in 'Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by TrevP, Jul 2, 2016.

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    #1 TrevP, Jul 2, 2016
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    I know for us the very first thing we will do is take a nice drive and go to dinner in a very public place so we can admire it from the patio!

    The next day I'm going to take it on a road trip to show my dad who's a petrol head and blow him away.

    What about you?
     
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      We will be picking our Model 3 up at the Fremont factory. I plan on taking a rather mountainous road home (this section is only about 10 miles of the 70, but it sure is a fun drive). Then will visit my buddy Nick who most likely will already have his Model 3. If he does he may drive us over to Fremont in his Model 3. If he does, he will not follow me home over Corral Hollow road. He likes freeways better!!
       
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        I'm jealous you can do a factory pickup. It's not available to us Canucks otherwise I'd make a vacation out of it.
         
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          I was just thinking the other day... finally, I live close enough to a location that has an interesting automotive manufacturer. Usually, Modesto, CA is not close to anything important!! Of course we can boast of George Lucas and American Graffiti, (where were you in 62? I was cruising with George). Oh yeah, there are those Star Wars movies that he did.
           
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            I plan to bring mine home and Opti-Coat it before it has a chance to get dirty
            THEN - take it down to introduce it to my dad, who has owned and restored dozens of antique (american) cars and when I was in high school (late80s) and driving a 1967 Mustang he would refer to it as a 'modern' car ;)
            Following that, looking forward to my first trip up to Seattle and the Centralia, WA SC :D
             
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              I will fly in to Lone Pine,CA where my parent's live and will do a factory delivery. Then drive it all the way back to Texas through the most beautiful areas I can find. Stopping at nice cafes to sit outside and look at it.
               
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                #7 Paul Spiers, Jul 2, 2016
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                I plan to take a cross country trip from Newmarket to the Fremont factory for a tour. I will have to order the super charger as an option. I will drop by the Gigafactory in Nevada for a tour, then to San Francisco to visit the Razor store (my son wants to go there to try out their headsets and play video games). After that, on to Hawthorne California to visit SpaceX for a tour of the factory. On the way home I would Iike to take a side trip to the Grand Canyon. My son will take videos and pictures and I will then upload that to YouTube.
                Anybody else from Ontario interested in joining on this trip?
                 
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                  What is an Opti-Coat?
                   
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                  Opticoat is a ceramic paint protector that leaves a slick finish that repels dirt/water. It's like teflon for your paint. There are detail shops that can apply the "pro" version or you can get the "consumer" level product and apply yourself. When I bought my Cougar in 2000, I had the dealership add a ceramic coating (no idea if it's the same company or not) and when the paint is clean (clay barred - if you don't know about it, it's also awesome to clean up paint surfaces) you can still feel the difference between the areas that were treated and untreated (door jambs/etc).
                   
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                    I will pick up my Model 3 & leave it at an Opti Coat professional with possible window tinting also for a day or two. I hate leaving it right after delivery but I love the look and durability of Opti Coat.
                     
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                      I for one, am not too optimistic I will be able to get my Model Ξ without too much fuss, since there is still no Tesla presence in the country.
                       
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                      I'm hoping to pick it up from the Toronto service centre, then road trip to North Bay. After that I've dared my wife to drag race against her rav4 haha. Also I have volunteered to do all the driving for work lunches and such.

                      Paul's road trip to Fremont sounds great!
                       
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                      Definitely do paint protection FIRST, before anything detrimental can happen. I just hope that I don't get a stone chip in the fist few miles.

                      I would like to do the Opti Coat myself, but the prediction from 'that site' is for December 2018, so I will have to take it to a shop and have it done.
                       
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                      Same I will do a factory pick up as well. I'm actually a 1hr and 30 away from the Fremont Factory. I live in Turlock, CA so I'd love the road trip back home in my Model 3!
                       
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                        Hopefully pick it up in Dallas just after rush hour so I can spend some time with them, then get it home 30 miles across the metro-plex dodging gravel trucks! @$&*$^, before the afternoon traffic. But, stop at this little Italian café I know where we can have lunch while sitting next to her at the curb. Then park her next to the leaf in the garage and play with every setting twice
                         
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                        Probably just drive from Mississauga to Niagara Falls, try the SC in Grimsby, but hopefully we will see delivery before Dec 2018. I'm in for the trip to Fremont factory.
                         
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                        I've poked Elon on Twitter to ask him to see if they can do anything about factory pickup for Canadians. If it happens I'd make a trip out of it.

                        Not going to hold my breath though.
                         
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                          Melinda you have me thinking about doing Opticoat before I do any major driving. I will likely pick up in Toronto and try to get to the closest shop for an application. Once I really start driving I will head out with my family for a day trip, maybe Niagara on the Lake if the season is right. Paul, I had been thinking of taking a road trip to California to visit Freemont and SpaceX. I am betting there will be massive interest after production ramps up so it will take some organizing and a group would work better. Perhaps the first summer after we take delivery.
                           
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                          If I take delivery in the summer of 2018, which is questionable, then I was thinking of doing the trip in July or August 2018. Most likely, however, I will not take delivery before the late fall, in which case it would be the next summer in 2019 for sure. I hope that the factory will be able to ramp up production to the numbers Elon has proposed. Inevitably, the fly in the ointment will be suppliers or some other unforeseen delay. Here's hoping that things go smoothly.
                           
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                            Thanks for the info Melinda. Do you have any idea how much that would cost to have it professionally applied?
                             
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