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Apologies if there's already a thread for this, but I just got my notification

It's time to have some fun designing and finalizing your Model S. We have made the entire process available online from anywhere with an internet connection.


The days of having to stop into an auto dealer to buy a car are over. We have made the entire process available from anywhere with an internet connection. You can design your car, request paperwork and even sign your paperwork from the comfort of your home. If you have not designed your Model S yet, you can start right here. If you already designed your car and are ready to request paperwork, just click here to continue the process.


We want this process to be fun and easy so if you have any questions we're here to help. If you prefer to walk through the process with an experienced Product Specialist, just give us a call at 888.771.2505, email us, or stop by one of our stores.

This is a very exciting next step and we look forward to sharing it with you. In just a few short months, you'll be one of the very first drivers on the planet to experience the fun and exhilaration of Model S. Let's get your car on the road!


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Now off to make some choices... P779

@ toto, pbrulott, stephen

maybe we are getting a bit OT and should take this discussion to the Canadian Tesla discussion group in

Could you please provide Hans' coordinates?

The lady at MRNF said that TM could apply anytime and that they provided the subsidee to a couple of Roadster owner already. And more importantly that they don't foresee the program will change in the short term or will exhaust. I asked because I was concerned of the time between we lock our purchase vs the payment.

For those ordering hybrids, she was not as optimistic. they are running out of cash.

will move to the Canada forum for my post. tx

Wow...looks like 10,307 is the last number to get the finalize button (from the other forum by "Bperry")

wonder when I will get my finalize button.


@BrianH - I got my MVPA and it said April-May, so I called and asked and they said if I wasn't waiting for red I would get it the beginning of February. So, I switched to silver -- I guess that means I was correct the first time when I said I can't wait :).

Got mine yesterday, #9297. Might have to put my hopes on hold, though, as I'm 18 months out from the end of the lease on my 335is.

Was hoping the roll-out would be slower, now we have to make a big decision...

pb32 has P10310 sent on December 3, 2012, I believe that was the highest so far.


Don't forget the "sell your lease" option.


I would venture to guess (as someone just 500 notifications away from the Time to Build email) that no more will go out till January. Otherwise they'd scare some of us into cancel/re-reserving before the price increase, and they also need to see how many folks say they want their car this year, etc.

I went into a TM store a few days back and spoke with the manager. She said that I would probably get my email before the end of the year and that if choosing 85kwh with air could give me a jump in the list given the delays with the 40/60 and non air configs.

She said this even with 60's being deliverd to plan in january.

E60...sorry, I'm tainted by wishful lease isn't up for 11 months and I'm in the next batch of configurers, but with 60kwh and standard suspension, I'm hoping it will at least be May before I'm facing actual delivery.

@riceuguy, the timeline sounds reasonable as far as delivery, but I wouldn't be surprised if you get your Time To Configure email before the end of today.


The good news for you is that it appears Tesla is willing to postpone delivery for those who want that, as evidenced by the "Do you want your car this year?" email campaign. It seems likely to me that they will delay your car until August if that's what you ask for.

@mrspaghetti: No such luck; they basically said configure within 4 weeks of the email, and after that you'll get it when you get it. :-(

@gregv: Did you mean by the end of the day or the month?!

P10551 Time to Build.
2013 Model S
Air Suspension
Sound Pkg
Tech Pkg
Carbon Fiber Spoiler
Obeche Gloss
Parcel Shelf
Pano Roof
Black Leather
Silver 21" Wheels

I meant the end of today. Monday is when the emails tend to go out, and sure enough it looks like they are. I'd be surprised if you aren't included.

Anybody beyind the 10k range get the email. I am 12,848 and reserved in October but no config email. Am curius how big this batch was.

E60 M5 Owner - I am 12817 and I haven't heard anything yet.

P10512...time to build!

P10613, just got my time to build email this morning! Wow, I wasn't expecting it so soon. I am psyched.

Can anyone who recently finalized give me an update on what the latest estimated delivery dates are likely to be? March/April? Maybe sooner?

10440 finalized today and still got Feb/Mar. We'll see when it goes to Mar/Apr. I'm surprised more people haven't reported receiving an email. They usually send out about 1000 at a time.

#12397 nothing yet, but I don't expect to get one in this batch. But checking about every 30 minutes.

Just completed my MVPA paperwork. My reservation number was 9808, and they estimated delivery in Feb-Mar. The key attributes that impact the delivery time are the battery (I'm getting 60 kwh) and the suspension (I'm getting the active air). If I had not gotten the active air, they said the timeframe would be Apr-May instead of Feb-Mar.

Looks like we jumped from 10310 on December 3rd to 10613 on December 10th. Not as many as I was expecting - maybe related to the "do you want your car this year?" shuffling. Was hoping I'd get that option...

Guess I'll probably get my "Time to Build" on Dec 17th.

@ mrspaghetti

What's your reservation number? I am 12,817 and was really hoping for a bigger bump yesterday, but I am now thinking I won't get the Time to Build email until after new years.

I'm #12,104, but I'm considering making a new reservation and canceling my current one to push my delivery back a few months so I can get my finances in better shape but still lock in the price before it increases. Hmmm.

No "time to build" email yet.

I moved from Signature to Canadian reservation P48 (the duty just pushed the cost too high for the Sig). I got my config email around Dec 1-4 and just completed the order today. Predicted delivery is Feb or March.

I was told I had until January 7th to finalize, and keep my current pricing on my dashboard page. Anything after January 7th was to be at current pricing. Needless to say, I finalized.

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