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Accepting my CPO on Friday (14th) - Suggestions on taking delivery?

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by mentalspaz, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. mentalspaz

    mentalspaz Member

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    Hey there, long time lurker- first time poster.

    Ordered my Tesla last Friday from the CPO site.

    S85 - Gray - Gray Leather - Pano - Air - 19" - Matte Obeche - 2013 - 31k on the clock for a total of $55,500

    Super excited, of course, but reading about Cyclone's issues has given me reason to pause. So, my question is what would you suggest I do upon taking delivery? (at the closest location, which happens to be 200 miles away from my home) I mean, I assume small scratches, dings, or scuffs are to simply be lived w/, but what would I be within my rights to question? Also, does the 8 year unlimited battery warranty transfer, or is that replaced entirely w/ the 4 year 50k warranty on CPOs?

    I feel like I got a steal on this MS - I was prepared to buy a new 70, but with this price - I thought the savings outweighed the AP.

    Finally - When did the folding mirrors come about? My vin is P054XX. Based on other readings it looks like i'm a coin toss for the A pack or B pack - but likely the A - How can I tell for sure?


    Thanks for entertaining my newbish questions, and lending any advice.

    Thanks!
    Josh
     
  2. BoerumHill

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    Congrats! Man, this is going to be a long week for you.

    :)

    I'm sure others will have plenty of suggestions. Here's an oldie but a goodie checklist:

    Tesla Model S Buyers', Delivery and Owners' Guide

    Also, I would recommend searching for "Delivery Checklist."

    Cyclone's unfortunate experience is not the norm. There's a pretty good chance a week from today is going to be an awesome day, and you're about to acquire the best car you'll ever own.

    Enjoy.

    (Prepare, yes. Make up a checklist, have a plan, stick to it. Trust but verify. But chances are all of that will be for nought.)
     
  3. clarkbariowa

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    Congrats! I just took delivery of a cpo P85. The vin was 56xx, no auto folding mirrors. I don't know how, but my battery was the B pack. Look under front passenger tire. It's a white sticker on the bottom frame. It will say a or b at the end. I actually got down on the floor during delivery to check and then taught the delivery person about the battery packs. Use the flashlight on your phone, it's hard to see. Word of caution, I just completed the first leg of my first road trip. I had 267 miles when I left. My destination was moline il, 140 miles away. Floored it three times, air on at 72 degrees and averaged 70 miles per hour. When I got there I only had 92 miles left. Mystery drain of 36 miles. So drive like a gramps if you have 200 miles and no way to charge during your trip home. :biggrin:
     
  4. SmartElectric

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    Bought a CPO S85 one month ago. Look up my forum posts for my review of what Tesla did, namely, an awesome job.

    New tires, brakes, UMC and fully cleaned and detailed the car inside and out.

    I'm in for a service appointment in a week to finish some items that were incomplete on delivery.
    I pushed hard for a delivery date that unfortunately (for Tesla) corresponded to end of quarter, so I was competing with 100+ cars on the lot in Toronto on the last few days of the quarter.

    Tesla did all of the safety items as top priority and left a few items (like the missing 85 badge) for a follow up.

    I followed the wiki (listed in previous post) and thoroughly reviewed the car a few weeks prior to delivery day, and provided a list to Tesla that took them a few weeks to finish.

    It's hard to see a car in a filthy state following trade in, but some owners pretty much walk out of the car and into a new one, with no care for cleaning it. But that's what we did, we requested to see the car the day after I paid the deposit online, and Tesla obliged. They did a quick 1 hour clean up, and we did our review of the car, and then I followed up with an emailed list of things to attend to. Three weeks later, we took delivery and were very very pleased.

    We did a 2500 km road trip two days after delivery, and the car was sensational to drive, even with 35000+ miles on it! Don't worry about A/B/D/etc battery, my car is an early VIN too, and the battery has average (for it's mileage and age) degradation, which is to say close to original range, and it is NO issue at all.


    Good fortune on your purchase!
     
  5. Cyclone

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    My suggestion is to be very thorough. They may want to jump right into the demo of the car. Politely tell them to leave you alone for a bit and go over every bit of the car. Take photos of every single panel. Check online for how to look for repaints and check the car for signs it was repainted, particularly if it was done poorly. Make sure everything gets documented on the delivery punchlist so it can be taken care of.

    Hopefully all of that will be an abundance of caution that merely runs into a waste of your time. Then enjoy the drive home! Good luck!
     
  6. freeewilly

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    Highly suggest run a CARFAX or AutoCheck yourself, you want to see if there is any record of the car.
     
  7. MsElectric

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    ++1 on the CarFax. I fully realize there could be issues with the car not reported on CarFax but I don't recommend you buy any used car, Tesla or not, without checking the CarFax. At a minimum it will tell you:

    • When the car went into service.
    • How many past owners the car has had.
    • Any accident claims on an insurance policy.

    You don't want to buy a used car without checking the CarFax only to find out later when you sell it that few are willing to pay the market price of the car due to diminished value associated with a past accident that you did not know about. Even if accident damage was fixed at a Tesla Certified body shop, you should know about it when buying the car as it negatively affects the value of the car if you try to sell it later.

    I would also pay $200 to have a pre purchase inspection of the car at a high-end body shop where they will inspect the panels, paint, and signs of accident repairs when the car is up on a lift. I think this is a small price to pay for due diligence when buying a used car that costs ~$60-85K+.
     
  8. dusterbuster

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    You should be able to ask your Delivery Specialist for a copy of the carfax. I think Tesla runs them, and has them available (that was the case for my CPO, at least). I asked asked for a verbal description of prior service work on the car, since they're not permitted to give you a copy of the service records apparently.
     
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    Inspect in broad daylight if you can, if the sun is going down and not enough light bring a good LED flashlight. Check the paint the best you can... check corner of b and c pillars for excessive wear... check tire wear, esp in the back
     
  10. mentalspaz

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    Well, took possession today. And I'm absolutely thrilled. Paint looked great. 54XX Vin w/ a B pack. (SUPER WELCOME SURPRISE) Brand new tires on all 4 wheels. Parcel shelf, despite the listing saying it wasn't included. Brand new key fobs. The only small nitpick is that one of the wheels has a bit of rash on it (almost looks like a black smudge), I think I'll just have to suck that up under the Wear and Tear to be expected.
     
  11. Cyclone

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    Glad to hear it! Thankfully, minor rash can normally be fixed at low cost. I know someone locally that rashes the gray 21" rims and paid $50 to fix it.
     
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    Congrats!! So glad for you that it went well.
     
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    Congrats!! Really happy to hear you had a great CPO purchase experience. I know I'm not suppose to, but I'm going to dream what Tesla will surprise me during my CPO delivery.
     
  14. Cyclone

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    I'd be ecstatic if Tesla surprised me with my car! But Ian happy to hear (some) others are having better experiences.
     
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    Congrats!

    Lets see some pics.
     

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