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2014 Tesla S85 with Autopilot for 21K but no warranty

Discussion in 'Model S' started by mpninc, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. mpninc

    mpninc New Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    Really new to the forum but I have been looking for a good deal on a Tesla (my first) so I came across a friend that his family member is selling theirs to get another car. So I was offered the car for 20K (Carmax value) + 1K (bonus) = 21K for the car. Here is the detail about the car:

    2014 Tesla S85 with autopilot 135K Miles all the repairs are up to date.

    What worry me is that since the car is out of warranty I would have to pay for everything out pocket so I am hoping that I don't have to replace a battery or motor any time soon. Are these legitimate concern? is the car worth 21K?
     
  2. BIG ACH

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    The motor and battery should still be under warranty.... 8 year or unlimited miles. Everything else is out of warranty.

    I have a 2013 S 85 with no warranty (except the motor and battery) so far everything has been good. Some minor issues that are common with Tesla. Door handles mostly.
     
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  3. croman

    croman Active Member

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    Definitely battery and drive units still covered until 2022. Batteries are becoming cheaper each year. I'd contact wk057 if you need a replacement after the warranty lapses.
     
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  4. camthehombre

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    I'd say get it. Just pushing 123k miles on my 2014 S 85 and it honestly feels like a new car. Biggest thing I had to do was replace the on-board charger and that was $2500. I don't feel bad about it because I've saved that much in gas and then some since getting the car. I'd buy the car again in a heartbeat at that price.
     
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  5. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    I've got 230k miles... 95% of the repairs were done in 0-100k miles... Your offer is a steal.
    The battery itself is worth 10-14k
     
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  6. iqless

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    21k for a 85 Tesla with AP1 sounds like an unbeatable deal
     
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  7. Zextraterrestrial

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    My friend is looking at trading a 2008 Mercedes and Cafe racer motorcycle for a 2013 60 @ 104K miles (195 rated) listed at $28k but he will take $24,500 without fixing the passenger door handle
    I think it is a decent deal and hard to pass up based on the trades, she never rode the cycle and has trouble selling the Merc

    We would take this one in a second at $21k if she had cash

    I'd drive her down there today even...
     
  8. Chaserr

    Chaserr Hyperactive Hyperdrive

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    There's a thread about fixing door handles for like $10 around here somewhere. Tesla parts for those failures got cheap in the last year so the $1000 door fix reputation works in your favor now.


    Get the S85 at that price, it's a steal.
     
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  9. AMPd

    AMPd Active Member

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    Great deal imo.
     
  10. camthehombre

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    Maybe even free. I had a door issue and it was just a loose wire. I had already opened it up so I knew which part was the problem, and as soon as I noticed what it was, I used hot glue. That was over a year ago and I've had zero issues since. :p
     
  11. iqless

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    If I bought my Tesla for 20k I'd be way more willing to tinker with it and try to fix smaller items like door handles myself
     
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  12. PWlakewood

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    I'd buy it for that even though I'm not looking for another classic S. Seems like a great deal
     
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  13. neroden

    neroden Model S Owner and Frustrated Tesla Fan

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    Yes, it's worth more than 21K. Motor & battery have 8-year unlimited mile warranty even though the rest of the car is out of warranty, IIRC. Motor only costs about $5K if it does fail. Battery never fails, though it'll lose range.

    You're close enough to a service center that it shouldn't be a problem scheduling repairs of other stuff. Some of it's moderately expensive ($500 door handles-$2500 MCU) but given that similar cars sell for $25K-$30K, you have an allowance for that.
     
  14. TonyT

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    Sounds good, if you pass please have them contact me. Trying to find one for my brother. I have 140k and climbing...

    Handles are not hard to fix, I'll be posting some new details that have not been covered much soon.
     
  15. random155

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    25 or 30k? I hope more than that. I just spend 36k on a 2014 85 with ap1. Ahhh disregard, i didnt factor in mileage. I have 52k miles.
     
  16. arcus

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    If you hesitate any longer I will start a GoFundMe and get this car for myself.

    What others have said, it is a great price. Go get it.
     
  17. rocketshipp85

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    If you don’t get it, please pass along their information.
     

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