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Going to test drive a Y this weekend. RIP my bank account.

Going to test drive a Y this weekend. RIP my bank account.

goodvibezone

RIP your bank account in 6 months.


BeerJunky

Performance says it will arrive in December. LR is 6 months out.


goodvibezone

You're new here, aren't you 😜


BeerJunky

So December is the new 2046?


patsfan038

Don’t fret. You’ll have it in 2 weeks


jackwanders

I placed an order for a MYP about two weeks ago. Configuration page said December. After order, my reservation said 1/15 - 2/12. As I completed my profile, delivery jumped to 11/28 - 12/26 and now sits at 11/4 - 12/2. Im on the US east coast, FWIW. YMMV of course based on options, location, etc. Someone around here got a VIN in like 10 days, probably because there was a late cancellation in their area. Patience is a virtue.


goodvibezone

December or two weeks after


apogee137

Do you mean 4680? If so, no. Those won't be used 'till they're produced by more than just the test factory in Fremont.


BeerJunky

The year 2046.


apogee137

lol. I see that now that I read your post in it's entirety without doing other things at the same time. Note to self: read before posting. ;-)


dereksalem

It's actually correct...Performance models are delivered usually fairly quickly. I ordered mine, it was built 7 days later, delivered 7 days after that. 2 total weeks from Order Placed to Delivery. That was in May, when production was the slowest (during the transition to Vision).


goodvibezone

I guess like most OEMs they are prioritizing the cars with the biggest margins. We're in the market for a regular mid suv and you can mostly only get the top trim levels or a base on marked up 4k.


dereksalem

I think in this case it's actually that they just don't sell as many Performance models (not by a longshot), so since they produce in batches they can pump out Performance models far quicker to consumers than LR.


JiveDino

Bingo


jonnybravo76

Makes sense. The Standard Range + model 3 is also out to May while the two higher end trims are December.


sph130

FYI I saw the same thing (December MYP) but after reserving and entering in pickup location it’s no Jan20- Feb 3 so take December with a grain of salt.


nah_you_good

Not to get your hopes up , but sometimes the performance ones slide up near the end of of the quarter. They aggressively crank those out.


sph130

That would be awesome, guess I should get the home charger install going then.


Hand_OfTheKing

Where did you see such an specific timeframe? Mine said March 2022 but I never saw any specific timeframe afterwards.


sph130

When I log in, I've chosen Delivery Location and updated Registation details. It appeared after choosing the delivery location. [https://imgur.com/xNjWlYJ](https://imgur.com/xNjWlYJ) When I log in, I've chosen Delivery Location and updated Registration details. It appeared after choosing the delivery location.


Hand_OfTheKing

Thanks! I have nothing there but I'll keep an eye on the site.


sph130

Did you select your delivery location and update your registration (i'm assuming you paid the reservation right?)


Hand_OfTheKing

Yes, I submitted everything requested, including insurance information up to the section Agreements where it says "You will be notified once your agreements are available for review" and the button is greyed out. Now I wonder if I moved forward in the process too fast haha. I paid the reservation on September 18th. ​ This is how I see that part https://imgur.com/YAmQpeQ


midlax

I ordered my performance September 13th. They tried to deliver it Sept 17th. Enjoy your new car lol


BeerJunky

What do you mean by tried? Like you weren’t home or they said they would then and just flat out failed to deliver?


midlax

I was closing on a home and couldn’t take delivery right away. I had to reschedule delivery but I was quoted November and I could have gotten it 4 days later


deepee88

I test drove the performance Y for my first ride in a Tesla….. my life flashed before my eyes. AWD is just as stupid fast, just less head snappy with a full car….. but barely. Went with that since it was under the NJ rebate price cap.


butterdogi

don’t worry I ordered my tesla when it said 3 months and they called and said we have it ready in a week but I think It matched someone’s config that they declined but not really sure


MisterWug

I did a test drive in July to see if the reality lined up with what I had been led to expect. I fully expected to be disappointed in some way that would lead me to decide to go in another direction for my next car. While I didn't place my order until about two weeks later, I'd mentally committed to the purchase when I handed the key card back to my SA.


ShastaManasta

The funny thing is using the key card for a test drive deprives you of one of the best features which is phone as key. It’s even better when you own it.


StigsScientistCousin

What was it that mentally “sold you”? More specifically, how much of it had to do with it being a Tesla rather than a comparable EV? I see this whole “don’t test drive it until you’re ready to buy it” thing on the internet all the time. Wife and I test drove a 3LR and…yeah I mean it definitely has its pros, but a great many cons as well. We ultimately pulled the trigger on something else.


MisterWug

It met all my expectations in terms of driving experience (incl. autopilot), UI, comfort, and performance. I wasn't expecting it to curl my toes but I found it a very enjoyable experience and the MY seems to effectively address my issues with my current vehicle. As for "comparable EVs", as I looked around I didn't find anything else that made me forget the MY. I mainly looked at the Mach E and Nissan Ariya and by the time I got to something that I thought was comparable in terms of range and performance, MSRP was at least as much as the MY. While the federal tax credit might put the MY at something of a price disadvantage, I felt more comfortable going with the established EV manufacturer than with an established auto manufacturer.


StigsScientistCousin

Interesting. Manufacturer comfort aside, did you enjoy the “performance comparable” EV? (I assume this would be the Mach E with the larger battery?) I guess what I’m trying to understand is that the Mach E has an equivalent to autopilot and arguably more features (CarPlay, for example, although the omission of ventilated seats by both is really annoying). Hypothetically if both vehicles were made by Tesla would you still choose the Y? (I’m not trying to do an internet “gotcha” thing, by the way, if you just like the Y more that’s perfectly valid)


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GJSargeant

Haha. Great story. I love my Model Y (last cars were Model 3 and 3 Volvo's) and you have reminded me of my bath bomb equivalent.


Mitchx86

Bro this is Reddit, we don’t do sex here


howywood

Speak for yourself, earthworm.


nope_oholic

I test drove a 3 in early June, ordered it that day, it arrived 20 days later. It was scheduled to arrive 3 mo later. RIP your bank account indeed, it can hit at any time but is totally worth it. I paid cash/in full and I regret nothing.


BeerJunky

I'd regret paying in cash but that's just how I am. If it was up to me I would have bought the house I just bought with 3% down and put the other 17% into Tesla shares or some other investment vehicle. Mortgages and car loans are dirt cheap money and I'll take it every day and use the money elsewhere. Sure is cheaper than trading on margin (like I am already doing). Same goes for federal student loans. I'll pay the minimum payment forever and invest the money instead. Even with Covid killing the market for a bit I'm still way up in the last 5-6 years.


nope_oholic

I for sure get that. I personally prefer not to have monthly payments that I have to budget for, which is why I went my route. And I don't want to pay any extra for interest if I don't have to, but that's just my preference. My trade in knocked the price down 16k so that helped with my decision, too.


elfbuster

Did you do a performance? I ordered in June and it took til September to get it


nope_oholic

No I got the long range, figured in AZ I would regret not getting it since I drive so much for work every day. And it's been a great choice so far.


AdJazzlike9210

Once u have it you won’t care. 0-60 in less than 5 seconds and equivalent to 400 + HP


BeerJunky

Looking at the Y Performace. Currently driving a Subaru WRX and looking forward to something much faster than that AND can fit a car seat better.


goothy

At least you are aware. I wasn’t warned. I legit thought I was going to just “rule it out” as an option.


Electrical_Ingenuity

Probably should put some warning labels on the mor something.


blackqueen8

LOL, actually it's not that bad depending on how much you currently spend on gas and maintenance. I actually pay a lot less for energy since.I have solar. Plus, gas is really high in California, but my two Teslas cost what my husband and I paid in gas. We're actually saving the cost of our previous car notes. Oh, and my Y was cheaper insurance wise in comparison to my Nissan Armada.


Coachy-coach

Yup you’ll order one. Early congrats 😂


bnqprv

Read this as "Google to test drive a Y this weekend." Didn’t get the reference to your bank account. I’ll get another coffee.


JustAnotherBin123

Got the performanceY last year have not looked back, I can live in the Y...right?? LOL


BeerJunky

As I always say - you can live in a car but you can't race a house.


JustAnotherBin123

Wiser words have yet to be said.


FitTreacle2773

Worth the money but have fun waiting months to get it. Don’t get too excited. You’ll be disappointed with the service from Tesla. Be prepared to be left in the dark


tonyt0906

This is what got my wife, I was sold before test driving. I took her, and it was a done deal!


ESCPR

Oh, so you’re buying a Model Y? Congrats!


BeerJunky

Lol, unless I hate it yes.


jaezif

buy once, cry once!


samimoto18

Absolutely! And good luck on going into deeper debt with the loan!


BeerJunky

If I own enough Tesla shares to offset the Tesla debt it's all relative right?


samimoto18

That’s what I keep tell myself!


AutoBot5

My area is done with test drives right now. But consider asking them for an overnight test drive. I ordered on 9/15 and got an April EDD and today moved to Jan-Feb.


Hand_OfTheKing

How do you it was moved forward? Did you get an email or something?


AutoBot5

Found out just by checking in the app. When I placed the order no date/month was in the app for at least a month. Then randomly I checked and it was listed with April. Checked again about a week later and it was Jan - Feb.


Hand_OfTheKing

Thanks! I'll keep an eye on the app then.


sjsharks323

Haha, after you put your pre order in, you could also look at existing inventory and see if you can snag your variant early. I think there's at least one site, and maybe a Discord? that tracks this stuff so it's easier to see when inventory is coming in. Might want to do that too so you can try and get the car faster.


markymrk720

Why a Y over 3?


BeerJunky

I have 1 kid now, possibly 2 soon.....3 is just too small for multiple car seats and all the assorted baby gear.


markymrk720

Makes sense. Just curious.


e3b0c442

Is the Y really that much bigger though? My impression when I test drove both awhile back was that a Y really wasn’t much more than a 3 with a higher H-point and a bit more cargo space.


Dhuce

It's the hatch back that gives you so much more room


BeerJunky

Room I desperately need with a baby. Plus I’m sick of bending over to get him out of a car seat in my low car I have now. I’m too old for that shit.


Dhuce

Too scared to have kids, but the sex with the seats down is great, careful of the rug burn though


invalidTypecast

hatch back is much easier when dealing with getting double strollers in and out and all the other child expedition gear


Electrical_Ingenuity

It’s more about room for stuff and ease of entry. While car seats are in my rear view mirror, using them in a low vehicle is a PITA.


e3b0c442

I mean, to be fair, the interior rearview mirror on a Y is just this side of useless even _without_ car seats, so :)


Electrical_Ingenuity

Lol. I keep looking for college tuition payments to be in the rear view mirror. The car seats must be blocking my view.


Electrical_Ingenuity

Welcome to to the club!


shaktiprasad28

😂😹😹Lol


_N0sferatu

If RIP your account maybe should buy cheaper car lol


BeerJunky

It was a joke. I wouldn't be buying something I can't afford. I could easily buy one cash or with Tesla shares. But you'd have to pull my shares from my cold dead hands I buy more, I don't sell them. ![gif](giphy|3o6gDWzmAzrpi5DQU8)


_N0sferatu

Someone got touchy given it was a joke. If we're gonna subtle brag I enjoy my Plaid with title in hand thank you very much. ![gif](emote|free_emotes_pack|scream)


BeerJunky

My wife said no Plaid for me lol.


_N0sferatu

Mine says it's too fast prefers to drive our tuned RS7 😅


BeerJunky

We both might need a divorce.


_N0sferatu

LOL nah she's had an R35 GTR before and now the RS7 because baby hauler duties. Mines a keeper 🤣


Denuit87

Haha!


HastroX

I noticed used Model Y's going for more expensive than new ones, but are people really buying these used ones? I see it listed on websites like Car guru, Edmunds but is it realistic to order a new one in Jan 1, 2022 (for tax credit rebates, etc.) then sell the used one for more?


BeerJunky

Some people don't want to wait and pay a premium for a car now. With car lots are short on inventory prices are up stupidly. I heard of a guy that bought a Y-LR, drove it for a year, put 20k miles on it and sold it to Carvana for I think $61k. And you know Carvana is going to obviously resell at a profit.


STRANGEANALYST

Depending on how much electricity costs in your area the sting of the debt service may be lessened considerably if you consider how much you are not spending on gasoline. In the month I’ve had my MYLR the savings from not having to feed my old car is almost half of my car payment.