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    Tesla Skokie

    Anyone going to the grand opening this weekend? Just got the email.
    MODEL S 85 | BLUE | VIN 4293 | DELIVERY - 02/16/2013

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    Will definitely make it one of the days this weekend. Old Orchard is my preferred mall in Chicagoland, so I'm pleased to see this store arrive. I plan on making a reservation around December (holiday gift to myself) for hopeful delivery timeframe around October 2013.

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    I got the email today as well; not sure I can make it - lots of activities with the kids, the marathon, etc.

    @Wattson, I think that if you made a reservation in December you would probably get the delivery a little sooner than October - based on the ramp up and the number of reservations, I would guess July, but it obviously depends on what happens with the European deliveries.

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    I might stop by this weekend - after the Solar Tour this Saturday (host site).

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    I visited the Tesla Store in Skokie. I can confirm that it is a Tesla Store. Compared to the Oak Brook store, which is wide and shallow, the Skokie store is narrow and deep. It is considerably larger. I believe the could conceivably have three vehicles in there if they wanted. It was populated by about 6 or 7 20-something sales people in there. I need to get one of those branded grey/red sales rep polo-style shirts.

    On static display is a Signature Series P85 in Signature red with white leather (VIN 5YJSAAP6CFR00110). Software is not up to date; I believe it is version 1.7.36, and there is a nice yellow alarm clock on the top of the 17 inch display that when touched prompts you to set a time for firmware update. Maybe this will fix the "floating HD Camera" video that I was able to duplicate today.

    For the test drive, there is a white/black leather. I didn't get an opportunity to see it, although I could have scoped out the garage at the mall to find it. I signed up for a test drive to get yet another opportunity to drive it, take a look at the black leather, and to experience the drive and display at night time (signed up for an 8pm test drive).

    I didn't learn much that isn't already known by TMC. The only little nugget that I got is the Google map does now show traffic information. Maybe most already know this.

    I snapped some shots; there are some pictures of the jump seats since some people haven't seen those yet.
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    Excellent sleuthing: "I can confirm that it is a Tesla Store."

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    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP View Post
    Excellent sleuthing: "I can confirm that it is a Tesla Store."

    Well, one can't believe everything one reads on the Tesla website these days.
    MODEL S 85 | BLUE | VIN 4293 | DELIVERY - 02/16/2013

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    Also visited the store Friday night. Was it just me or was the staff definitely "new"

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    Quote Originally Posted by LakeForest View Post
    Also visited the store Friday night. Was it just me or was the staff definitely "new"
    At the risk of offending anyone, some of them were a little wet behind the ears. I know they need to open more stores and hire new staff, but, yes, some of them were "new."

    I also am wondering about the "scruff" some of the men are wearing. I've noticed this at Oak Brook, D.C., and now Skokie. I realize Tesla is cool and all that jazz, but the market is $60k and up. . .. Sounds like petty complaining; I'm not the most well-dressed or always clean and shaven, but I am when I am at work.
    Last edited by kevincwelch; 2012-10-07 at 03:45 PM. Reason: toned it down...
    MODEL S 85 | BLUE | VIN 4293 | DELIVERY - 02/16/2013

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    They must have been transplants from California; "scruff" passes for business casual around here
    VIN P 65513 - P85D, Performance Dual Motor AWD, Green, Pano Roof, Textile Seats, Piano Black trim, Black Alcantara Headliner, Tech Package with Autopilot, Dual Chargers, Subzero Package, Smart Air Suspension, 19" Wheels, Delivered December 2014

    VIN P 3552 - 60 kWh with Supercharging, Green, Black Roof, Black Leather, Piano Black trim, Tech Package, Active Air Suspension, 19" Wheels, 28,343 miles, Delivered January 2013, RIP August 2014

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