I ordered my Tesla Model 3 in November on a Sunday night. My son (same household) owns a Model S, I was first day reservation holder.
That same week on Wednesday I get a text from a delivery specialist — Your car is on it’s way!
—I was in the middle of a meeting, presenting on screen and that text comes up on my watch in front of me— “Sharon? Um Sharon? Change screen…Sharon???” I think you could say I was in shock.
Here I was hoping that I would get it by the middle of December because I was ordering so late. I couldn’t even secure my funding that quick…it ended up sitting at the Service Center for a week (Psst they don’t finance KS residents—so message me and I’ll dig up the link for Alliant financing for you with their Tesla link)…they forgot to tell me they don’t do financing for KS.
Any way… delivery day came and I was thrilled…not a lot of sleeping the night before!! There was my beautiful car! It was raining…I even didn’t mind getting wet getting my picture taken with my new car when we pulled out of the service center. So my first experience driving was going to the detail shop where they put on a clear wrap and 2 coats of ceramicPro and a top coat which took a week…a week later and I go to the detail shop…wow SUPER SHINY!! I highly recommend getting the paint wrapped (I am told that the CA laws make the paint be a softer paint if manufactured in the shop)…this should help protect it better.
The little car you see in the box is the gift from Tesla for having a first day reservation…they only made them in red… that was lucky.
The last two pics are the car with the clear wrap and ceramicPro coating.
That weekend we took it on it’s maiden voyage … we took a trip down to Silver Dollar City — why not a down and back in a day…on a nice sunny day it would have been fine…we learned a lot on that trip like how cold weather affects range. We didn’t charge as long as we should have…and it was about 10+ degrees warmer there than home…on the way home we hit a cold front and the temperature dived and so did our range…but a nice little jaunt over to a super charger and we were good. Just made for a longer day than we had anticipated (we also did a dinner cruise and other things we hadn’t originally planned). but we learned a lot and it was a good experience!
I have been so busy cutting with the GF on projects we are being paid for (inexpensive but it’s something in the Makerspace fund that wasn’t there before)…that I haven’t had a chance to start my own Christmas presents I want to make.
I love my Tesla!!! Yesterday I drove to a store and went to the “pick up area” where they bring your purchase out to your car – a guy with a muscle car parked and got out of his car… he looked the car over and then turned to me, gave me a nod and a smile… I’ve never had a car that someone did that to before…kind of a nice feeling.