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Advice on exporting and prices

Discussion in 'Model S' started by BahamasEV, Apr 18, 2017.

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  1. BahamasEV

    BahamasEV New Member

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    Hi everyone, I have recently become very interested in getting a model S but I live in the Bahamas so I was wondering?

    1) does anyone here know anyone who has exported a model S to the Bahamas (I have to pay duty on the car so a used model is most likely and once overseas I think the warranty is void?) if so is it easy to charge/service locally?

    2) given the recent price cuts does the community think used prices will come down in the coming months, especially once Model 3 starts being delivered? I don't want to annoy recent buyers with this thought but with the cost of getting a car to the island every $$ counts!

    3) how have people's Model S held up after 3/4 years? Am I mad bringing a Tesla to an island with no official service network?

    Thanks.
     
  2. googleiscoul

    googleiscoul 3 months maybe, 6 months definitely......

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    Id be pretty scared with no SC around me but idk your call. I don't even have my ms yet and I am so grateful I live close by to my SC, I feel lucky after hearing so many stories of others who live almost 4 hrs away from their closest. I don't think I could live with myself if I were you imo. Id just be extremely cautious when checking for issues when you first pick it up before shipping. And also during shipping (idk what you are using to ship) I would be pretty scared to say the least. And once it arrives I guarantee you will love it, but if you have any complex issues than wind or cabin noise you are screwed.
     
  3. BahamasEV

    BahamasEV New Member

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    thanks, that is my main concern. Shipping isn't an issue as everything comes over on boats but major problems do pose a problem. Have you experienced any major problems?
     
  4. googleiscoul

    googleiscoul 3 months maybe, 6 months definitely......

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    Well well I don't have mine yet but I have heard anything from minor annoyances like buzzing headlights all the way to electronic power steering failure.
     

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