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    Just noticed the building on Fairmount, just south of Glenmore has a very tall Tesla sign out front. It's been under reno-construction for 1-2 months now.

    I guess they're getting big enough here to justify a complete dealership lot/building? Crazy, considering the economy.

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    They are apparently developing their support network in major centers. I've heard a horror story of getting body repairs done on a tesla first hand from a tesla owner. The insurance company was having a major issue with the repair work, in terms of being able to get it done locally.
    With tesla skipping the test phase of their production tooling, their next model of cars could have a lot of issues that will have to be field fixed.
    Bob Lutz has said that could totally sink Tesla, a pretty huge gamble on their part, just to keep the cars cost in check to get larger buy in.
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    Originally posted by Tik-Tok
    Just noticed the building on Fairmount, just south of Glenmore has a very tall Tesla sign out front. It's been under reno-construction for 1-2 months now.

    I guess they're getting big enough here to justify a complete dealership lot/building? Crazy, considering the economy.
    Yes it will be opening soon. Believe it or not, they are having decent sales here in Calgary. I believe they are selling approximately 30 cars per month. They had an event last week for current owners and they seem to be doing fairly well.
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    There's a guy in my office building that has one, I swear to god, whenever he drives it to work,. he stands in the parkade for hours waiting for people to talk to him about it

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    Originally posted by Tik-Tok
    I guess they're getting big enough here to justify a complete dealership lot/building? Crazy, considering the economy.
    The demographic Tesla serves isn't hurting yet or ever will.

    I would think Model 3 would be harder to push in Calgary. Those are the people who rely on jobs to buy one and current S and X would touch them because that may be considered slumming....

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    Originally posted by Maxt
    They are apparently developing their support network in major centers. I've heard a horror story of getting body repairs done on a tesla first hand from a tesla owner. The insurance company was having a major issue with the repair work, in terms of being able to get it done locally.
    With tesla skipping the test phase of their production tooling, their next model of cars could have a lot of issues that will have to be field fixed.
    Bob Lutz has said that could totally sink Tesla, a pretty huge gamble on their part, just to keep the cars cost in check to get larger buy in.
    They're just iphones with wheels instead of headphone jacks, and an interior.

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    Originally posted by Maxt
    They are apparently developing their support network in major centers. I've heard a horror story of getting body repairs done on a tesla first hand from a tesla owner. The insurance company was having a major issue with the repair work, in terms of being able to get it done locally.
    With tesla skipping the test phase of their production tooling, their next model of cars could have a lot of issues that will have to be field fixed.
    Bob Lutz has said that could totally sink Tesla, a pretty huge gamble on their part, just to keep the cars cost in check to get larger buy in.
    Not being able to repair locally is tricky, so that's good if they're able to resolve that issue.

    It's like when F150 first came out with the aluminum body.

    New tools, new training... Yeesh.

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    I heard that you can't even service an i8 at the dealer in Calgary, though apparently Calgary is being added to the list of BMW i sales areas so that will change soon ( meaning you can also get an i3 soon )
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    Contemporary is Tesla certified for bodywork in Calgary. That problem has been solved. The bigger problem is the shortage in spare parts, as well as unique parts that's causing repair delays.
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    Originally posted by killramos
    though apparently Calgary is being added to the list of BMW i sales areas so that will change soon ( meaning you can also get an i3 soon )
    Although other than the badge, I don't think there is a lot going for the i3 in the EV world.

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    Originally posted by adam c
    There's a guy in my office building that has one, I swear to god, whenever he drives it to work,. he stands in the parkade for hours waiting for people to talk to him about it
    That does sound like a lot of Tesla owners. I went to my first event last week, and most of them as super friendly, passionate car guys. They absolutely love talking about the car since its so different. But surprisingly or maybe not so surprisingly, a lot of them were pretty big ICE gear heads and were pretty involved in the car scene here in Calgary.

    My wife gets approached all the time, at first she doesn't mind but now she finds it kinda annoying as she usually has our kids and need to be somewhere all the time.
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    Originally posted by Xtrema


    The demographic Tesla serves isn't hurting yet or ever will.

    I would think Model 3 would be harder to push in Calgary. Those are the people who rely on jobs to buy one and current S and X would touch them because that may be considered slumming....
    Actually that couldn't be further from the truth. EVERY SINGLE tesla owner i know has a deposit on the model 3.
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    Actually that couldn't be further from the truth. EVERY SINGLE tesla owner i know has a deposit on the model 3.
    I think you are just proving his point.
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    Originally posted by Xtrema
    Although other than the badge, I don't think there is a lot going for the i3 in the EV world.
    There is a girl in my building that has one, she always turns at the street I cross right as I am leaving. It totally sounds like something out of the Jetsons when it wirrrs away haha. Tesla's are dead silent in comparison.

    I don't hate them, they are sure better looking than the model 3.

    There are so many damn model 3's in Vancouver... the front looks utterly retarded, and the gull wing doors are just silly. The looks of the model S at least can be debated, I don't like it, but with that said it isn't the worst styling. The model 3 on the other hand is just awful.

    In general there is a stupid amount of Tesla vehicles in Van... I get the feeling a lot of the owners were all excited to own something cool, but they don't really stand out, and there are so many now, they are all unhappy because they don't get noticed anymore. Aside from saving a few bucks on gas now they have the stylistic equivalent of 100K Toyota Corolla.

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    Dude the model 3 is not even out yet
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    I think means the Model X actually, which is truly an awfully ugly car.
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    The ghey SUV style one with gull wing doors and no grill... whatever it is
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    Originally posted by Sugarphreak
    The ghey SUV style one with gull wing doors and no grill... whatever it is
    That's the X.

    Model 3 is coming in July if they keep their promise.

    Originally posted by VWEvo
    Actually that couldn't be further from the truth. EVERY SINGLE tesla owner i know has a deposit on the model 3.
    Which is half validating my argument that Model S owners are loaded.

    Their brand has not been diluted yet but I expect it to with Model 3.
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    Originally posted by Buster


    They're just iphones with wheels instead of headphone jacks, and an interior.
    So if the wheels are the equivalent to the headphone jack on the iPhone, is it safe to assume that the next generation Tesla won't have wheels anymore?

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