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Advise on things to ask when purchasing via Private Party

Discussion in 'Tesla for Sale' started by rxdoc00, May 16, 2017.

  1. rxdoc00

    rxdoc00 Member

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    Hello all,

    Long time lurker, first time poster.

    I am now ready to make the trip into the incredible world of Tesla ownership and was hoping to get any advise on things I should be asking/looking for when purchasing a used Tesla? I am open to options and model, but am looking at 2014/2015.

    Any advise/input would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you in advance.

    rx
     
  2. Piney999

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    Ask if you can call the service center where the most recent work was done. If the answer is "Yes", you don't have too much to worry about.... if the answer is "blah, blah, blah" (some reason you can't) ... Move on.
     
  3. adamqureshi

    adamqureshi Banned

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    Ask for ESA
     
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  4. rxdoc00

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    Sorry, ESA? (Extended Service Agreement?)
     
  5. SD_Engnr

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    Ask for the full options list/window sticker, VIN, accident history, service/warranty history, battery range, and if the car is eligible for the extended warranty (ESA).
     
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    Also sound advice. Do what SD_Engnr suggested!!:)
     
  7. Tech_Guy

    Tech_Guy P100D Upgrade complete

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    Keep in mind the original owner is the only one who can purchase an ESA and if they haven't purchased it yet you could offer to pay the cost of purchase so it could be included it with the sale...


    Another thing you might ask for is the full service history, the original owner can request it but once its sold Tesla will not provide you the new owner any of the service history...
     
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  8. rxdoc00

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    Thanks SD
     
  9. SD_Engnr

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    According to information that I received this morning from a Customer Service Specialist in Fremont, this is not accurate.
     
  10. MorrisonHiker

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    New owners have been able to buy an ESA for several months. It no longer needs to be purchased by the original owner.
     
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  11. SD_Engnr

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    The problem is that some service centers are giving out incorrect information.
     
  12. HankLloydRight

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    Correct. This piece of misinformation just won't die. Tesla changed the rules for buying the ESA several months ago.

    Vehicle Warranty
     
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  13. Tech_Guy

    Tech_Guy P100D Upgrade complete

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    Well thats great news previously it was one of the many quirks of buying a preowned Tesla... and it seems it wouldn't be offered if the car was sold through another 3rd party dealership

    Can anyone purchase an Extended Service Agreement?
    Owners (excluding 3rd party dealers and vehicles purchased from a 3rd party dealer) with Model S or X vehicles subject to the New Vehicle Limited Warranty which are still within the eligible purchase period can purchase the Extended Service Agreement.
     

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