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2013 P85+ or a 2014 P85

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Wantap85, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. Wantap85

    Wantap85 Member

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    Looking for help in deciding on 2 vehicles. One is a P85+ but it's a 2013 or a 2014 new P85. cost is almost 10k difference in the 2 I am looking at but didn't know if that "value" of the plus package outweighs a year newer telsa?

    thoughts?
     
  2. Crispix

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    Model year doesn't matter at all. But some options/features weren't available on earlier cars (folding mirrors, parking sensors, etc) and only came out in late 2013. So you have to compare the options, and the model year itself isn't as meaningful.

    People LOVE their P85+. I've never driven one. If the options were similar, I'd probably go for the + in a heartbeat, especially if it were less expensive than a new P85 without the +.
     
  3. Wantap85

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    Model year was only mentioned for the warranty, A June 13 P85+ or a May14 P85 both equip about the same.
     
  4. zwede

    zwede 2013 P85+

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    My July '13 build P85+ does not have power folding mirrors nor parking sensors. If that's important to you, you want to make sure the car is built after July.
     
  5. Wantap85

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    have you had any issues with your p85+, I'm about 350 miles for the closest service center.
     
  6. swegman

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    Do you have lots of potholes where you live? The P85+ has 21 inch wheels with low profile tires. The P85 has either 19 inch wheels with "regular" sidewall tires or (as an option) 21 inch wheels with low profile tires. Many of us with the 21 inch wheels and low profile tires have switched to 19 inch wheels (such as the TSportline wheel which looks almost like Tesla's 21 inch wheel) so that "regular (normal)" sidewall tires can be installed, which are much less susceptible to damage from potholes. If you check this forum, you will see, for example, that a person in Boston has replaced 4 21 inch wheels and 4 tires in the last 8 weeks due to damage from potholes. This could be a factor in which car you decide to buy.
     
  7. Wantap85

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    lol, I'm coming from a 2014 Corvette Stingray, 21s don't worry me at all. Both of the vehicles I'm looking at have 21s on them. Only real concern on the P85+ 2013, is the warranty, based on Tesla's site it sounds like I can't by the service plan? I'm about to call them but being the 2nd owner and not near a service center, I want to make sure I get all my bases covered.
     
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    P85+ all the way it's the small things that make a difference and you can tell in the + . Mirrors and sensors are important to some, but you can retro fit too at a later stage.
     
  10. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I'm sure you're aware but you can't rotate the tires on the + if that matters to you.
     
  11. zwede

    zwede 2013 P85+

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    I've had minor stuff fixed. No issues that prevented me from driving. The stuff I've had: creaking suspension (fixed by re-torqueing subframe bolts), brake squeal (fixed with new rotors), vanity mirror lids fell off (replaced). Nothing big.

    Advantage of getting a used car is that most issues show up early, so odds are they have already been fixed.
     
  12. HHHH

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    Drove both, P85+ all the way.
     

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