I am now a rsvp holder for the Model S as of this morning.
I saw the Tesla S in person in Los Angeles and I was impressed and compelled to get one.
Honestly, it's beautiful. There's not much I would change given the chance.
We were not able to get into it and I was told the interior was not at all final.
I was expecting the car to be bigger and for those interested in the 3rd row back seats...forgetta' bout it.
I'm not sure who would stick 2 children back there but there's definitely no head room for even a teenager.
I asked about the front grille and got sort of a vague answer about Alpha build and aluminum piece fitting being the primary goal at this stage. I inquired about the difference between what I was seeing in person and the video of the Alpha. That's the answer I got. it looks like they intend to keep the grille as we see it.
I think the primary issue I'm concerned mostly about is the cost and I'm hoping that the Federal and California tax credits will be there by the time I get my car. It's not a given. This car is still expensive.
lastly, on a side note that is somewhat related....I found out from a co-worker today that a guy here at my work who ordered a Nissan Leaf was looking at his order status and it went from months to suspended indefinitely. You guessed it, the Japan crisis has completely disrupted the deliverables for cars out of Japan. I'm assuming this won't affect Tesla since the S is being built from the ground up in CA, but it may help in getting to the tax credits before Leaf owners do now that their cars are being affected.
In any case, I'm excited. I'm rsvp holder around 3400 in case that means anything to anyone?
Sales rep told me they had about 5000 rsvps so far for the S.