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    When does model year in VIN change to next year?

    Just curious is there any process to this change of model year. It just can't be arbitrary and there has to be some sort of trigger.
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    When does model year in VIN change to next year?

    I just ordered a MY LR and it shows delivery Oct 2022 to Jan 2023. Question is when does Tesla flip the model year when building vehicles? The model year is baked into the VIN so they must at some point flip to the next model year. When does that happen in most years?
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    Refreshed Model S LR vs Model Y LR

    I believe one more factor that is working in favor of MY is the anticipated tax credits. Based on the numbers we know, it is likely MY will qualify for it and MS will not. Please don't flame me with comments the tax credits are dead .. i am just saying IF the tax credits materialize, they will...
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    EV Rebates may be returning soon including Tesla based off current administrations package

    The subsidy it seem is primarily going to help the manufacturers and that is perfectly ok for the government to do. We the consumers are not going to materially benefit from it as the manufacturers who had exhausted their tax rebate will raise the prices (Tesla and GM). The companies who did not...
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    Model S Lease Residual

    Could someone actually share their Model S lease residual value? It seems no one on this thread has shared the actual contracted residual value of their lease. Better yet, if someone could share all three values then that will solve this mystery. Lease Capitalized Cost Money Factor / Interest...
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    Used pickup marina del ray

    Do share the pictures of your used pickup truck when you get it. :):)
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    2017 Cars On Tesla Site Used Inventory

    This makes a lot of sense.
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    Sentry Mode bust!

    You nailed it. Couldn't agree more.
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    2017 Cars On Tesla Site Used Inventory

    This is very good info. If your car was sold with FSD then should it not have come with AP3.0? Could you or someone else clarify this point? I thought FSD needed AP3.0.
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    2017 Cars On Tesla Site Used Inventory

    The 2017 75D and 100D cars listed on Tesla site show up as "Full Self Driving Capability" Does this mean they all have been upgraded to AP3.0 hardware? And unless the previous owner has done the MCU upgrade by paying for it out of pocket, they should still be running MCU1.0? Are there any...
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    Is there any downside to Air Suspension?

    I will be in the market for a used 2017 Model S in the next few months. Wondering if i should seek coil suspension models or air suspension? My plan is to keep the car long term and i am concerned air suspension could become a maintenance issue down the road. Though i have heard the folks here...
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    Federal Tax Credit may be coming back for Tesla purchases

    I do not believe there is a way for them to track these tax credits if there is an income cap. How would anyone ever know how many credits have been issued at any given moment in time? If these were rebate checks like California issues then yes there is a way to track the no of "certificates"...
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    Impact of Model S Redesign on Resale Values

    Just wondering when do we start to see downward pressure on current used Model S prices once the redesign cars start showing up. I am expecting at least a $5k immediate hit on current used car values. And with more used cars coming on the market later this year due to heavy leases in 2017-2018...
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    Model S Lease Residual

    I agree with your numbers. Just curious if anyone here can share their actual lease residual on their recent MS lease so we could get the full story.
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    Model S Lease Residual

    If i build a model S on the Tesla site, the purchase price comes to $69,420. The lease terms offered for this same build is: $7,500 down and $923 per month for 36 month. This means the lease cost is: $40,728. I did not include tax in this calculation. My question is what is the residual value in...

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