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Buying a used M3 2018

tem2225

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Dec 16, 2020
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I have a couple questions:

1) will the FSD be turned off if I'm buying from a private seller
2) this is a 2018 AWD, what is the realistic range
3) have the software updates since 2018 increased performance from the specs you see online from 2018
4) any advice or recommendations when I inspect the vehicle would be appreciated

thanks
 

Mr X

Future Martian
Jan 18, 2013
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Simi Valley, CA
1. Not 100% sure but I think it does get turned off?

2. Ask to see a pic of a 100% charge on it. Should be able to get 300 miles driving conservatively but realistically ~20 miles less than EPA minus any degradation which shouldn't be much. My 2019 SR+ is suppose to get 240 miles on 100% but realistically it shows anywhere from 217-226 miles on a 100% so I'd assume the same for other models.

3. Yes, it will have everything if it's on the latest firmware (LR AWD is 0-60 4.2 seconds currently) and you should also be able to purchase the Acceleration Boost in the app afterwards to increase 0-60 by .5 seconds more to make it 0-60 3.7 seconds for $2,000, if it hasn't been done already.

4. Being a 2018 obviously it will be used and have some wear and tear. Also depending on how well the previous owners(s) took care of it. Have you seen pics of the car? How does it look?
 
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tem2225

New Member
Dec 16, 2020
4
0
AZ
1. Not 100% sure but I think it does get turned off?

2. Ask to see a pic of a 100% charge on it. Should be able to get 300 miles driving conservatively but realistically ~20 miles less than EPA minus any degradation which shouldn't be much. My 2019 SR+ is suppose to get 240 miles on 100% but realistically it shows anywhere from 217-226 miles on a 100% so I'd assume the same for other models.

3. Yes, it will have everything if it's on the latest firmware (LR AWD is 0-60 4.2 seconds currently) and you should also be able to purchase the Acceleration Boost in the app afterwards to increase 0-60 by .5 seconds more to make it 0-60 3.7 seconds for $2,000, if it hasn't been done already.

4. Being a 2018 obviously it will be used and have some wear and tear. Also depending on how well the previous owners(s) took care of it. Have you seen pics of the car? How does it look?


Thanks, the car looks really good.

I'm going to be really annoyed if the FSD is turned off, that effectively gives Tesla an advantage against anyone trying to sell used because they can simply turn FSD on and beat other sellers who in spite of paying for the feature are not able to transfer it.
 

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