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    Lease return inspection - Tesla Finance, not US Bank - Autovin?

    Just to circle back -- Tesla Finance told me that AutoVin was now mandatory. Guy came out and spent an hour inspecting the car. He refused (nicely) to give me any feedback during the inspection. Report was online the next day -- dinged me (legitimately) for curb rash on two wheels - $125 per...
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    I-94 SC's - getting crowded with M3?

    I travel from Chicago to Detroit regularly in my MS. I've hit all the SCs on I-94/96 (St. Joe, Marshall, Ann Arbor, Livonia). Historically, they are never full. The last few trips, however, I've noticed that traffic is really picking up with lots of M3s. I've been lucky and pulled in just...
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    Lease return inspection - Tesla Finance, not US Bank - Autovin?

    Can you elaborate? It will help me to prepare - thanks
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    Lease return inspection - Tesla Finance, not US Bank - Autovin?

    Thanks for the info. How did you determine that it was optional? AutoVin is saying its mandatory.
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    Lease return inspection - Tesla Finance, not US Bank - Autovin?

    Based on browsing the forum, it appears that US Bank uses Autovin for lease return inspections. Does Tesla Finance use Autovin - or does Tesla itself just inspect it at the Tesla center? And if it is inspected at the Tesla center, can you do a pre-inspection or they just inspect only on...
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    Anyone interested 2015 Grey/Black 85D low miles?

    How would this work? Do you buy from leasing company at 63,830 (including tax)? And then buyer buys from you? Or can buyer deal directly with leasing company?
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    How much to offer for this 85D?

    Target's post(s) on this issue are spot-on. His strategy is one I've used for years (although I won't buy a white car!) when buying/selling dozens of both ICE and Electric cars. I'll also note (and he may have already) that in many states you can save significantly on taxes via private party...
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    2016 Tesla Model S 75D Uncorked 25k miles

    Did you have to pay extra for the uncorking - and, if so, how much? Thanks
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    Lease Return Experiences - wear/tear? (Tesla Finance)

    Thanks - is that based on experience or simply that you think they will use common-sense/be good guys?
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    Lease Return Experiences - wear/tear? (Tesla Finance)

    I'd be interested in hearing about people's experience in returning leased cars to Tesla (not US Bank but Tesla Finance). I've seen the Excess Wear and Tear Chart but some manufacturers are far more lenient than their published standards, particularly if you are leasing another car from them...
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    S85D -- Superbly Equipped, Stellar Condition ... and Updated Pricing

    What is your 100% charge? Thanks
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    Fair Price for 85D

    I'm not convinced that the dual chargers are necessary or even useful for many owners. I was bummed I didn't have dual but I haven't missed it -- I charge quick enough overnight in the garage at 20 and, as I understand it, superchargers bypass all this so no difference in SC rate with dual or not.
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    Fair Price for 85D

    Subtracting the cost of the 4 year CPO warranty - call it 4500- it looks like you're at approximately 50% depreciation on a 3 year old car. That's pretty fair . Obviously, cosmetic damage can change that assessment depending on severity . But if it's just curbed wheels, I say it's a good deal...
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    Pricing on CPOs - market status?

    What do you mean by "losing money on lease returns?" Do you mean that the re-sale price is lower than the sum of residual value + costs of reselling? Or something else? I started this thread many pages ago and still haven't figured out the logic (if any) behind market/CPO pricing.

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