A few things have come to light today. They are not earth shattering, but that can cause some dyspepsia, if you are not prepared. I was not prepared.
(1) TESLA no longer gathers tax for Texas. Texas sent Tesla some kind of piss-o-gram this week and essentially forbade them from collecting tax. Because they are not an authorized dealer and only dealers can collect taxes on cars as an extension of the government taxing authority.
- why is this important? If you finance your car, when you get the final MVPA, the tax will not be on it and it will not be rolled into the financing. You will have to search for $5-8K somewhere else.
(2) When your car is delivered to you, it will no longer be with a Delivery Specialist. Yes, you read it right. He or She will not be present on your property to deliver the car to you. Clyde or Marvin or Spike will deliver your Model S as a third party delivery company would. Roll your car off, presumably hand you the fobs and get a signature and leave. I did not ascertain if you would be able to have the DS come by later, or not.
This is simply another way that state legislature is playing bully on the playground. And you know what bullies on the playground end up being? They end up mowing our lawn.
Slightly peeved, but motivated to get over it,