Customer AWD Founders CT at Merritt Isle, FL

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Trying this again without any video…


Every time I drive by I casually scan for a CT, and this morning it was a slam on the brakes and hard turn because there was a CT front and center in the lot! I parked and jogged inside and saw the service rep that knows me and said, “I assume I have a voice mail from you regarding my delivery!” He laughed and said it was for another customer that was picking it up next week but I was welcome to take a look.

Impressions:
1. Surprised they are displaying it before cleaning it as it’s filthy. It looks like it drove though a pool of dirty water. Repeatedly. Even peering inside there were dirty footprints everywhere and the plastic on the seats was torn and the driver’s seat was dirty. The Tesla employees must be walking through wet dirt parking lots and plopping down hard on the seats. Not impressed and I bet Elon would go ballistic if he saw it.
2. “Railroad rust” spots were everywhere. They do not brush off and a little spit and thumb wipe don’t help.
3. The passenger side of the frunk was poorly aligned. I normally roll my eyes at most of the forum “I’d never accept those panel gaps” comments but honestly, I would not accept the frunk as is. Hopefully the SC will fix it before delivery.

I don’t want to sound like I’m rationalizing but I am actually glad it’s not mine. I’ll take a look in a few days and see what they’ve done to it.

Tesla Cybertruck Customer AWD Founders CT at Merritt Isle, FL IMG_8972


Tesla Cybertruck Customer AWD Founders CT at Merritt Isle, FL IMG_8973


Tesla Cybertruck Customer AWD Founders CT at Merritt Isle, FL IMG_8976
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Trying this again without any video…


Every time I drive by I casually scan for a CT, and this morning it was a slam on the brakes and hard turn because there was a CT front and center in the lot! I parked and jogged inside and saw the service rep that knows me and said, “I assume I have a voice mail from you regarding my delivery!” He laughed and said it was for another customer that was picking it up next week but I was welcome to take a look.

Impressions:
1. Surprised they are displaying it before cleaning it as it’s filthy. It looks like it drove though a pool of dirty water. Repeatedly. Even peering inside there were dirty footprints everywhere and the plastic on the seats was torn and the driver’s seat was dirty. The Tesla employees must be walking through wet dirt parking lots and plopping down hard on the seats. Not impressed and I bet Elon would go ballistic if he saw it.
2. “Railroad rust” spots were everywhere. They do not brush off and a little spit and thumb wipe don’t help.
3. The passenger side of the frunk was poorly aligned. I normally roll my eyes at most of the forum “I’d never accept those panel gaps” comments but honestly, I would not accept the frunk as is. Hopefully the SC will fix it before delivery.

I don’t want to sound like I’m rationalizing but I am actually glad it’s not mine. I’ll take a look in a few days and see what they’ve done to it.

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Is that the vehicle that is going to a customer in those pictures?
 

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If you've ever seen one of the drone flyovers at GigaTexas, you'll understand the dirt/mud. To get to a delivery truck, the CT has to exit the SE corner of the plant, go along a zigzag of roads to the testing and calibration lot, then back track to River Road, under the highway, and over to the West Outbound lot. The lots themselves are paved, but some of the way there isn't, and even the paved roads are covered with mud, as this is the Texas rainy season and Giga Texas is a giant construction site with hundreds of construction vehicles per day sharing those same routes with the brand-new Cyber Trucks.
Obviously not ideal. But I think we have to give Tesla the benefit of the doubt and trust that the crew at the delivery center will detail it up nice. Hopefully it looks mint when you see it again in a couple of days. It will get better as the construction eventually nears completion and more of the facility is paved and landscaped.
(And in a couple of months, the Boring Company tunnels they are about to excavate will bring the cars right from the factory to the End Of Line facility they are currently completing across the highway at the outbound lot).
Cheers.
 
 




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