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#969 - Black - Ramsey, NJ [SOLD]

Discussion in 'Tesla for Sale' started by Kurt Vonne, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Kurt Vonne

    Kurt Vonne New Member

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    #1 Kurt Vonne, Feb 21, 2013
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    Hi, I'm new to this forum--although have been reading it for a couple of years now. I'm looking to purchase a roadster, and I saw this one on Ebay, but the battery charge state picture looks really odd. It seems to be charged to about 85%, but the miles reads only 80. Can someone with experience look at this photo and offer advice on battery condition?
    Tesla Roadster Battery state.jpg
     

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  2. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    That appears to be the projected range (based on how the car has been driven), rather than the ideal range (what you should probably use to determine battery health). I looked at the pics for it on eBay (Tesla : Other Sport No Reserve in Tesla | eBay Motors ) and they don't have a shot of the ideal range. It would be on the VCS display (the one that shows as displaying 'maintenance required' in the pics - which is something else you'd need to pay for).
     
  3. TEG

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    I think that car may have been a store demo early on before it was first sold.
     
  4. pharma5

    pharma5 Roadster F#25

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    That's right. It was still available out of New York 14 months back, with lower miles and much higher price tag, available "new" (to first owner other than dealer) after being a demo car. Think it was ~$120kish as discounted then with maybe 8k miles, but those bits are foggy after a year in sig green.:wink:
     
  5. adiggs

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    Any history that you can add Teg? You seem to know something about everything, and I too am interested in this one (even if it isn't Very Orange).
     
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    Says no longer available.
     
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    If your recollection is correct Pharma, that sounds like the warranty might only be around a year old? Could that be true? That'd seem like a real bonus if true.
     
  8. herbvdh

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    #8 herbvdh, Feb 22, 2013
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    They said it is still available but will check and get back to me. I had to pass on it guys.
     
  9. pharma5

    pharma5 Roadster F#25

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    The first part is correct - it was available Dec 2011 since a previous party was unable to close and had consented to the company shopping it. TSLA wanted to move all U.S. roadsters by year end 2011. It's the discounted $ and miles that are foggy. Full price was ~$146k.

    Best thing is to ask on the exact warranty.
     
  10. bart513

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    I tried to find the dealership/owner but could not find a phone number to follow up. Any help on that?
    Thanks!
     
  11. TEG

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    It looks like it is right there on the eBay:

    Prestige Lexus - 1000 Route 17N Ramsey, NJ 07446 - 201-258-6149
     
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    tesla for sale

    If you are still in the market, I just posted (2 days ago) my Very Orange 2011 Tesla for sale.
     
  13. bart513

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    The car was sold and shipped to the Northwest. Thanks jderusso on the very orange 2011. It's beautiful but way past my price point.
     
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    SOLD!

    969 is on its way to its new home in Portland, OR. Now I know how people on the East Coast feel, when they hear their car has been shipped from the West Coast, and they get to w a i t.
     
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    Pharma5 and Teg for the win!

    You are correct that 969 began life as a demo / test drive car. As best I can tell, it was one of the first 2.5 Sports built. The bonus with it starting off as a demo car is that it's first annual maintenance is due about now, so it's not only under warranty, it has a couple more years to go.
     
  16. pharma5

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    We like to win.:cool:

    Had an old 1-page flyer on #969 and a couple of conversations two decembers ago, just not a fit at the time. Congrats and share pics when you can.
     
  17. herbvdh

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    Did you get the car yet and if so how do you like it???
     
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    I did get it Herb, and my wife and I both love it. It's a very different driving experience from what I've ever had before; still getting used to it, but this is NOT an acquired taste. This is one that goes down easy :)

    Life has been way crazy - look for some pics and a post coming soon, maybe this weekend.
     

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