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It's Time to Build Your Model S

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

Earlier it appeared it might take till fall to reach the '3-month waiting period' from order to delivery. But it looks like TM is pushing to make that happen ASAP, like right now!

Is the production rate going to exceed the reservation rate? That could be a problem for Tesla if the wait times get too short. Hope not.

It must for a while if TM is going to "catch up". But just a wee touch of promotion and the reservation rate will soar. GeorgeB must be in agony over having to restrain himself.

By my reading, although we are starting to have people who have only waited 4 months or so getting their cars, the gap will actually start to increase soon. There was a large increase in the reservation rate in Nov/Dec, and some delayed production (40kWh, red and then europe) will start to come online in a couple months. My guess is that somebody reserving today would have a 6-8 month wait.

The race is on! Will reservations tromple production and explode backorders, or will production suck the backlog dry and start producing huge lots full of unsold inventory?

Daily obligatory bump: anyone get a finalize/configure button or email today?

Got mine yesterday! 15394!

Just got my delivery button...Feb5-19... Yes!!!!

and please remind us, what is your res#??

I just got the email and finalized. #15675

Received finalize button this afternoon #15,496.

#11878 finalized 12/18 and they confirmed 12/26 delivery 2/5-2/19 FYI
Perf 85 gray/black with red piping pano tech 21"gray

Busy day today...
Did my first test drive. Fantastic. The acceleration is incredible!

Just before leaving for the test drive I got my Finalize button and email, so when I got home I finalized, waiting for paperwork.

S85, gray with standard seats, tech, and standard suspension. Nothing fancy...

Except its an electric car!

cotegang, did they give you a delivery estimate when you finalized?

That's 1 mo. or less from finalize to delivery. I wonder what that scatterplot looks like.

The estimate was Mar-Apr, but they also said there would be an estimate with my final paperwork so I'll report that when I get it in a day or so.


Probably 6 weeks from finalize to delivery. Gonna' have to get my own 19"ers due to the temp in Chicago.

#15736 - Dec 12, 2012

Got Finalize email today!!

Model S - Black, Tan Leather, Air, Tech, 85K, Shelf

Signed papers.

Delivery Feb - Mar

Received finalize button and email today, 1/22. Reserved 12/16. Res# 15947.

#15988 - Finalize button showed up before the email today 1/22. Still working on whether I want grey or black interior -- any recommendations?

85kWh dolphin grey/grey or black?/lacewood/tech/air/twin chargers

#16090 -Finalize button and email

85Kwh red/tan/pano/obeche matte/tech/shelf

Wow - 5 weeks reserve to configure !!

Actually now down to nearly 4 weeks reserve-to-configure:

Reservation #16,163 placed 20 Dec 2012.
Just received "Invitation to Configure" email at 4:51 pm Pacific Time today 22 Jan 2013.

Had earlier scheduled test drive on Feb. 1 thinking that was plenty of time...

Received my email and finalize button yesterday at 4:51 pm PT. Reserved on December 20th after my test drive in San Jose. Reservation #16263. 85kWh, tech, sound, air, shelf, 21", white, black roof, black leather w/ obeche gloss. I ordered the floor mats from Tesla and received the shipping email today for the interior set and all weather frunk mat.
I am ready to finalize, but my wife wants to test drive first. Hopefully the Menlo Park store can make it happen this Saturday during our date night. Its also my birthday, so it would make a nice present!!!

Musterion - where are you located? I'm in the San Francisco/East Bay Area. It is amazing that we reserved on the same day and are exactly 100 reservations apart.
I reserved around 2:30 pm PT on 12/20.

excellent; get the exact time and we can figure res/minute or minutes/res, whichever is better. :) ;)

I posted this on another thread, but has anyone with a 40kWH configuration been asked to config yet? The huge disparity between numbers on the list may be due to the earlier reservations for the 40kWH config not being built yet and TM is working to batch all the 85kWH and 60 kWH configs out first.


Reservation 16,473 finalized last night. MS 85kWh, active air, all options except 21" wheels. I hope I get the child seats at delivery.

Sig. Performance #12 (Europe, Switzerland)

got my "it time to build your Model S" e-mail this morning. Finished my configuration in the local Tesla store (first one in Switzerland) and got the paperwork done.

Now my myTesla account sais: your Model S is in production! What a great sentence! Looking forward to the day when I get the keys...

Config: sig red, white leather, grey 21" wheels, black roof.

Electric cheers

I had to check (both on where I am and when I reserved). I'm in SF Bay Area, but probably just a coincidence. Now for exact time, which email should we quote? I received a "Thank You for Your Reservation!" on 12/20 8:32 PST. However I actually paid the day before and got the "Your Model S Reservation is Complete" email on 12/19, payment time stamp Dec 19, 2012 10:18:36 PST. Sorry for confusion and my lack of precision. I need to finish my coffee before doing any detailed calculations, but perhaps @Brian H (I'm big fan of Vancouver BC) can now figure out reservations/sec during that day in the meantime.... In any case you might jump in front of me as I also need to wait for test drive before approval :)

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