Elon Musk suggests buying a Tesla before test driving it
When YouTube star James Charles, who is 19 years old, complained on twitter about being too young to test drive a Tesla Model X, he got a reply from Elon Musk. Musk suggested he should just order a Tesla and give it back after testing it for three days.
The required age for test driving a Tesla is at least 21. But Elon Musk's tweet does not only point to a loophole for testing a Tesla before reaching the required age. Tesla's policy also enables the evasion of finding a dealership which has the model of interest on site for testing.
Just a very high deposit
So, if you have not yet tested a Tesla, you could look at the $ 80,000 for a Model X as a very high deposit. But caution if you have tested the car before. Then you get only one day to change your mind.
This way, sales figures would show higher numbers than actual sales, which is good for Elon Musk. And people could stop trying to find an available car for testing and could just go for it, which is good for you if you have enough dollars to give it to Tesla for a short while.