Excuse me in advance if this has been covered, the forum has no way to search for previous posts, as far as I can tell, so go easy on me ;-)
Just completed my paperwork and the ETA provided is Feb/March of 2013. What I found surprising is that even though it won't be produced and delivered until 2013, the model year on the paperwork is a 2012.
My question/observation is two-fold.
1. Wouldn't a vehicle manufactured in 2013 actually be a 2013 model year product?
2. For pure resale value, if my vehicle is produced and delivered in 2013 but carries a 2012 model year, I've basically lost one full year from a resale perspective upon delivery of the vehicle.
I can understand buying a 2012 model in 2013 from leftover dealer inventory, and getting a deal relative to the fact that it is one model year old at that point, but buying a made-to-order vehicle produced and delivered in 2013 with a 2012 model year?
Doesn't make sense to me and I am wondering if there is anything that would prevent Tesla from calling it a 2012 given its production date...
Have any 2013 model year customers asked this question before and if so, what was Tesla's response?
Thanks in advance.