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Buying a used tesla

Discussion in 'Roadster: Performance' started by mon40, Jun 23, 2015.

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  1. mon40

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    If I buy a used car I want an independent third party to take a look at it.

    Is that even possible with a tesla?

    Mark
     
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    If you are buying from a private party, and want Tesla to inspect the car, they will for about $200-300. I've done this... hardest part, wait time to get an appointment at the service center.
     
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    What if you are buying from tesla? Though certifications have no legal definition and they are pretty much worthless.
     
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    Tesla does do a 4yr warranty though....
     
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    mon, I don't know current policy re Roadsters, but, when they had significant Roadster CPO inventory (they had 50 or more in 2013), they added on several years and tens of thousands of miles of warranty covering just about everything as an assurance on the quality of their CPO vehicles.
     
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    One post moved to snippiness - personal attacks are not permitted on TMC.
     
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    You can have a mechanic check the basics like brakes, shocks, etc. -
     
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    Make that two posts moved to snippiness

    Going to start handing out negative rep if this continues.
     
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    I had the same thing done when I purchased my Roadster back in October of last year. Had the same issue...was WEEKS to get an appointment.

    And, for the record, Tesla told me that the Pre-Purchase Inspection (PPI) went great. They found no issues with the car.

    It's going in for unscheduled service tomorrow morning. This is the 3rd trip in the 8 months(and 5K miles) I've had the car (and the 2nd trip in a week). FYI, one of the trips to the service center was because the car totally died on me. Left me on the side of the road; car had to be flat-beded to Tesla...and that repair was in the $5K neighborhood.

    A PPI is nice but, it's not a warranty.
     
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