Rumor Says Tesla To Send One Model 3 To Each Showroom In Following Priority
This rumor is not confirmed, but there is an active discussion on Tesla's website about the Model 3 owners having an opportunity to test drive their vehicles before completing their orders.
It comes from a user Tao Jones, who writes the following.
"Rumor has it they'll push 1 Model 3 to each showroom in descending order of pre-order density (and regional delivery priority). Whether that happens in time for prospective owners to test drive before clicking "OK/Commit" is an open question.
"Presumably, existing owners with reservations get priority (there aren't very many existing owners with M3 reservations, relatively speaking), but after that, reservation holders in general might find themselves in a bit of a free for all.
"I already feel badly for the showroom teams. And of course agree that a test drive is going to be a make or break experience for many of us. Although a well-done VR and AR experience would go a VERY long way. Hint, hint, Tesla senior management. Show me the inside of the car and people of various shapes and sizes in the car (and what they see while therein), and that could be enough at least to place the order and follow up with a confirmatory test drive thereafter," he writes.
I don't know how true this rumor is, but it does make sense. If Tesla Model 3 production is going to increase exponentially it would make good sense to have at least one vehicle available in each showroom for people to see it closely and for the reservation holders to be able to test drive before confirming their orders.
In the meantime if you go to Tesla's website there is a form you can fill for test-driving opportunity, but it doesn't specify which model.