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No invite here. However, the mention of deliveries across the country this weekend is interesting. My financial advisor got a call on November 2 that his car was in production, and he was given his VIN later last week. He received a call early this week that his car would be delivered to him in Florida tomorrow. I'm wondering if they are delivering cars in timed batches.

Unfortunately, my advisor can't take delivery this weekend. He lives in Albany, New York but wanted the car delivered to his Florida vacation home where he intends to garage it. He was not given enough notice to get down here for this weekend, so he will be taking delivery one week later on November 20.

I have been told my car (Zenith Red) is finally in production but that the VIN has not yet been assigned to it.
VIN # is given prior to the production of the particular car, since they have to stamp the VIN # to several parts of the body.

Bit the VIN # is not provided to the customers till they are assigned to one for delivery., I believe.
 

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Did anyone here take delivery in California but live in and register car in a different state?
Did anyone here take delivery in California but live in and register car in a different state?
I know of only three people from California took their delivery, rest of them may be from other states. One from Florida did not take delivery because of wedding in the family. I also know from Philadelphia, NJ and Atlanta took their delivery.
 

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I know of only three people from California took their delivery, rest of them may be from other states. One from Florida did not take delivery because of wedding in the family. I also know from Philadelphia, NJ and Atlanta took their delivery.
You mean 10/30 event? The NJ and Atlanta chose shipping rather driving back because of their work restrictions, I think.
I am planning on taking delivery at the Millbrae, CA location and driving back to Indiana. My salesperson is telling me I HAVE TO register in California and pay California taxes and then register in Indiana when I get back home, thus paying taxes twice. I have spoken to two people in auto sales and they are telling me I should be able to register in Indiana at delivery. I want to confirm this is what they had to do if they live out of California. With all the online purchases I can't imagine I'd have to register in a state I don't live in, is that even legal?
 

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When I used to live in Chicago and bought cars there, the dealers registered my cars to my Florida home whenever I requested. Of course, there was so much cross-residency between Chicago and Florida that the business offices at the dealers were set up for it.

It may be that Lucid has to have a dealer license in Indiana to register a car in Indiana. In any case, if you are just transferring the title to another state for a car you already own, you shouldn't have to pay sales tax a second time. Twice I re-registered existing Illinois cars to my Florida residence, and no sales tax was imposed. The issue might be more that California sales tax might be higher than Indiana sales tax.

Maybe the Indiana DMV can walk you through what is involved in this situation?
 

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When I used to live in Chicago and bought cars there, the dealers registered my cars to my Florida home whenever I requested. Of course, there was so much cross-residency between Chicago and Florida that the business offices at the dealers were set up for it.

It may be that Lucid has to have a dealer license in Indiana to register a car in Indiana. In any case, if you are just transferring the title to another state for a car you already own, you shouldn't have to pay sales tax a second time. Twice I re-registered existing Illinois cars to my Florida residence, and no sales tax was imposed. The issue might be more that California sales tax might be higher than Indiana sales tax.

Maybe the Indiana DMV can walk you through what is involved in this situation?
I am going to drop by the BMV and talk to a manager. Thanks!!! The car will have 2,500 miles on it by time we get there :LOL: We are going to hit Napa and Sonoma before we start the trip back.
 

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I am planning on taking delivery at the Millbrae, CA location and driving back to Indiana. My salesperson is telling me I HAVE TO register in California and pay California taxes and then register in Indiana when I get back home, thus paying taxes twice. I have spoken to two people in auto sales and they are telling me I should be able to register in Indiana at delivery. I want to confirm this is what they had to do if they live out of California. With all the online purchases I can't imagine I'd have to register in a state I don't live in, is that even legal?
I don't believe you have to pay taxes twice. I have done that before few times buying in one State and transfer to second state within weeks. 2nd State don't require to pay, if you have already paid taxes in one state. This was several years ago.
 

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I am planning on taking delivery at the Millbrae, CA location and driving back to Indiana. My salesperson is telling me I HAVE TO register in California and pay California taxes and then register in Indiana when I get back home, thus paying taxes twice. I have spoken to two people in auto sales and they are telling me I should be able to register in Indiana at delivery. I want to confirm this is what they had to do if they live out of California. With all the online purchases I can't imagine I'd have to register in a state I don't live in, is that even legal?
When we bought an RV in California (we live in Texas), the dealership told us we would have to pay some sort of minimal California sales tax - even though we lived in Texas. So, they had a procedure....they drove the RV (all 40 feet of it) to the AZ border..we followed in a rental car...we all met up at a pre-planned restaurant. They had an AZ notary there...we signed all the papers- showing we bought the RV in AZ. It saved several thousands of dollars of California fees. When we got to Texas, we simply registered there and paid Texas sales tax.
 

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Just got a call from my financial advisor whose black Dream Performance was delivered in the last hour in Orlando. He had never seen the car in the metal and was blown away by how beautiful it is, inside and out. He hasn't taken it on the road yet but is going to call again after he does.

He said a well-informed Lucid attendant arrived with the transport driver to orient him to the car. Here are a few bits of information about the experience:

- They could not get the driver profile set up. The attendant said the problem was at Lucid's end and not in the car, and he is going to call in a couple of hours with further information/assistance.

- Most of the ADAS functions are not yet active.

- The first production batch contained only black, white, and gold cars. Red cars are being produced in the second batch which is "2-3 weeks out".

- When pre-delivery information was being collected, he was asked if he wanted vanity plates, which Lucid will arrange.

- He and his wife are very short, and he found that reaching the front door armrest to close the door without hitting his head on the roof rail was tricky. He hasn't yet tried the back seat. When the attendant calls back about setting the driver profile, he's going to ask him if he's heard anything to substantiate the rumor that the cars have the motors installed for power door operation which will be activated later.
 

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Just got a call from my financial advisor whose black Dream Performance was delivered in the last hour in Orlando. He had never seen the car in the metal and was blown away by how beautiful it is, inside and out. He hasn't taken it on the road yet but is going to call again after he does.

He said a well-informed Lucid attendant arrived with the transport driver to orient him to the car. Here are a few bits of information about the experience:

- They could not get the driver profile set up. The attendant said the problem was at Lucid's end and not in the car, and he is going to call in a couple of hours with further information/assistance.

- Most of the ADAS functions are not yet active.

- The first production batch contained only black, white, and gold cars. Red cars are being produced in the second batch which is "2-3 weeks out".

- When pre-delivery information was being collected, he was asked if he wanted vanity plates, which Lucid will arrange.

- He and his wife are very short, and he found that reaching the front door armrest to close the door without hitting his head on the roof rail was tricky. He hasn't yet tried the back seat. When the attendant calls back about setting the driver profile, he's going to ask him if he's heard anything to substantiate the rumor that the cars have the motors installed for power door operation which will be activated later.
I'm going to have a problem regardless, I'm currently driving a Toyota Tundra. You can practically get in standing up, :LOL:
 

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I'm going to have a problem regardless, I'm currently driving a Toyota Tundra. You can practically get in standing up, :LOL:
It's the same way with our Honda Odyssey -- a tall cabin, but combined with a low step-in height. It's the perfect vehicle for us geriatric road warriors. An Odyssey body on a Lucid platform would be the perfect vehicle.
 
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