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2013 Model S P85+ with 22K mileage for 35K?

mpninc

New Member
Jul 23, 2019
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Huntington Beach
Hi I got an offer from a a friend that is selling his Model S P85+. He said that the trade in value is 35K so he said that I can buy it for that price. So I was wondering if that is worth it? It seem like that mileage determined the price of the car so I can find a 2015 with higher miles for the same price. What would you do?
 

Shadious

Member
Jan 11, 2018
374
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Florida
Tough question- if you value performance over range and tech- go for it. However, for $35k you could probably find a 2014 or newer S 85 with autopilot( yes higher miles, but likely still under 50k miles). I love autopilot and I love the performance models. I scored a higher mileage P85DL for $38k in May. It was a great deal that I could not pass up. Sitting at 86K miles right now and love the car.
 

geoffmanley

Member
Aug 7, 2018
276
198
Porter Ranch, CA
Hi I got an offer from a a friend that is selling his Model S P85+. He said that the trade in value is 35K so he said that I can buy it for that price. So I was wondering if that is worth it? It seem like that mileage determined the price of the car so I can find a 2015 with higher miles for the same price. What would you do?
That's a great price in my opinion. The P85+ has all of the performance options available for that year. It's a bit of a unique car that came with upgraded suspension, beefier brakes, and staggered wheels. If you are looking for a more standard optioned car, then yes, you can find one cheaper.
 

jrleyva23

Member
Oct 29, 2019
17
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Chicago
I just bought my 2013 p85+ for cheaper than 35k but I have 99k miles.
Extremely happy with it. I’d do it all over again and pay more $$.

M3 and MX are great as well but serve their own different purposes.
 

Navsarin

S100D Red Rocket
Nov 28, 2015
945
673
Canada
The coveted + suspension handles amazing but it’s not for everyone. I suggest trying a non + first and compare driving experiences. If you value performance and ‘hug the road’ over bumpiness and road comfort...then + is worth every cent :)
 

seclinton

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May 25, 2015
389
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Newark, CA
Tough question- if you value performance over range and tech- go for it. However, for $35k you could probably find a 2014 or newer S 85 with autopilot( yes higher miles, but likely still under 50k miles). I love autopilot and I love the performance models. I scored a higher mileage P85DL for $38k in May. It was a great deal that I could not pass up. Sitting at 86K miles right now and love the car.
Omg I hate you! Just kidding. I tried to buy your P85D in may at the same time. You beat me by a few minutes. I ended up with a 2014 P85+ ($39k) no AP but who cares, giant frunk and I can drift if I turn off traction control. Love my classic unicorn P85+
 
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Shadious

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Jan 11, 2018
374
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Florida
Omg I hate you! Just kidding. I tried to buy your P85D in may at the same time. You beat me by a few minutes. I ended up with a 2014 P85+ ($39k) no AP but who cares, giant frunk and I can drift if I turn off traction control. Love my classic unicorn P85+
I bought mine in Orlando, I saw you are in California we’re you planning on coming to Fl to purchase it?
 

AMPd

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Nov 27, 2012
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That's a great price in my opinion. The P85+ has all of the performance options available for that year. It's a bit of a unique car that came with upgraded suspension, beefier brakes, and staggered wheels. If you are looking for a more standard optioned car, then yes, you can find one cheaper.
The brakes were the same as other models.
 

jrleyva23

Member
Oct 29, 2019
17
4
Chicago
Don't forget to factor in the loss of the warranty when you buy from PP versus Tesla, plus the power train warranty will be gone in a year or so...

power train is 8 years after it was DELIVERED. Mine was delivered 11/2014. So I have until 11/2022. Definitely keep that in mind when buying. Battery degradation and noises from the motor will definitely be fixed by Tesla within the warranty period.
 

Chaserr

Hyperactive Hyperdrive
Sep 5, 2017
2,662
5,589
Logan
You're SOL about battery failure too, there 's a huge thread about Tesla downgrading 85kwh packs to ~59kwh usable so they won't have to support the warranty. I think Tesla only honors the battery warranty if it catastrophically fails now, anything short of total failure is "you're fine, just part of a test group with lowered stats thats all"
 
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jrleyva23

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Oct 29, 2019
17
4
Chicago
Unfortunate to hear about the battery degradation. Any idea what a battery would cost to replace? 85kw?
I feel like I’ve read posts on here about Tesla upgrading batteries for some owners.
 

Shadious

Member
Jan 11, 2018
374
241
Florida
If it makes you feel any better, I had to replace the IC and a battery warmer. The IC was done by me for $250, but Tesla has to do the battery warmer at about $850. Still a great deal. 4C574A83-7979-4071-822E-A23B410C1FE5.jpeg4C574A83-7979-4071-822E-A23B410C1FE5.jpeg
 

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