Congrats George. Of course the weather is gonna take a crap for the next 2 days but that wouldn't stop me. That's what the weather mode is for. Start that logbook and let us know what the dealer experience was like when you took delivery. PDI, preparation, etc.
Oh, and there's a cold one waiting for you if you want to stop by
Based on all the input from the forum, I had lists of items to check and evaluate before taking delivery. When I got the call yesterday, I dropped everything and left all documents at home but the check book. Gave the car a very quick look and sent it to PDI. Declined all prep work at the dealer, as advised by our fellow members. Took off the stickers at home. The body shop/detail mgr tried to sell a paint protection pkg. Gave him 2 minutes... no thanks. Told the finance mgr I was a low mileage driver and will keep the car for three years. Out of there in 4 minutes. Spent a few minutes with the sales rep on some features but quickly beat feet from there too. This was my reps first delivery so I figured I could handle it as well as he could.
First things I did, before leaving the lot, were to disable engine managemnt and link display to drive mode. Bluetooth came up fine, contacts downloaded well. Drove the 6 miles home on the phone in the dark and then took my neighbor for a short ride along the ocean.
It's too early for any detailed input but I can say she is as smooth as I've personally driven. Just climbs effortlessly to 50, though that's not necessarily a good thing here in the kingdom of 35 mph. Steering is great. Seats are every bit as comfortable as reported. I do need to work seriously on understanding visibility and blind spots. Side mirrors are very small and dimming of all mirrors is very, very effective. Things other than a close set of headlights, were mostly blacked out. I'll need to exercise significant caution when changing lanes. Instrumention will be cool, as soon as I learn where to look! HUD very bright and visible except that it appears slightly too far to the right, based on how I sit.
Have not had chance to scrutinize paint in bright light but it looks pretty good to me. Granted, not like a fully restored Stutz but not nearly as objectionable as those delivered to some of our compatriots. Doors and quarters look a bit better than fenders but it's just fine with me. The simple approach to garage door programming didn't work but, given the time of night, I put that on the back burner until I take it out of the garage and hit the 'learn' button. I have not yet messed with the Infotainment screen and programming, nor have I tried to connect anything via USB.
Since I didn't even have the car washed at the dealership and it's raining today, I'm hoping to speak today with a detailer who will Opticoat very soon. Then I'll find a guy for an invisible bra for the nose.
I'd like to take her out for a spin but, after 18 holes this morning, half in the rain, I'm pooped. Need to decide... nap or coffee. First order of biz is to get in touch with the Opticoat guy. I will call and meet you as soon as I get my act a little more together. Yesterday's surpise call knocked my socks off. When I was online earlier, I was told it was still 'bayed.' No further comment on that topic!!!