G'day from Australia (pron. erstraya in case you've never met an Aussie)

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#1
so, Hi guys! I'm number 7 in the world wait list (maybe) because there were 6 ahead of me in the line outside our dealership on that day and because Sydney is the furthest east (8am before anywhere else) there's a Tesla dealer. None on Pacific islands this side of Tonga. I wasn't into camping out days before, though a couple did, tents and all. I've done that for Apple products, but that's because they sell out of the one you want.
Unfortunately we won't get ours before 2019 because the Brits made us drive on the wrong side of the road and by the time we got out from under, it was too late to change over. So well done you (except for the Trump thing)
Our 3's are gonna be mega expensive - we can't buy a model S with taxes for less then $150k so I'm planning $80k minimum. Sorry it's not a hatch - I get that's because of the glass roof going all the way, but we don't do glass roofs here (too hot) so I'll get steel and no hatch.
Anyway, good luck to all early adopters. Even those freezing their b***s off in northern climes. It's 45 here today (centigrade. I've no idea what that is in fugenhight)
 

Michael Russo

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Welcome to yet another Aussie friend to this increasingly global forum...! @Robbo , you'll see that this is the best place to be as we try to make each other more informed and wiser as well as boost each other's spirits during this long wait... :)
Glad to have you with us!
 
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Welcome to yet another Aussie friend to this increasingly global forum...! @Robbo , you'll see that this is the best place to be as we try to make each other more informed and wiser as well as boost each other's spirits during this long wait... :)
Glad to have you with us!
Thanks, Mate
Yeah, we're the swimmers against the tide here. No government incentives for clean cars or any form of energy. Most electricity derived from coal. Hell, even our drinking water is desalinated sea water, using coal produced electricity! Massive "luxury car" tax hitting imported high value cars.
I drove a model S about 18 months ago and became a convert!
 

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Thanks, Mate. Yeah, we're the swimmers against the tide here. (...)
You're welcome, Mate! :)
That may be, yet, though I've never been anywhere near Down Under than Singapore (!), I am told it is a wonderful place so you obviously have compensation!!
Keep it up... plunge into M3OC... your wait will be 1000 times more bearable & fun!!
Greetings from Texas before I return to Europe on Saturday! ;)