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Buying Question

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by BirjuP, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. BirjuP

    BirjuP Member

    May 22, 2013
    Chicago, Illinois, United States
    Im looking at a P85+ order and just wanted some opinions. My center has a similarly equipped P85+ with low miles etc, but are asking 111K for it. I will get the miles / full specs tomorrow.

    My question is, like typical cars doesn't the 2013/2014 change over do anything to value? I mean suppose I order one brand new for 115-118K, wouldn't that be a better buy for me later down the line, since its a 2014, even though
    Tesla models don't really change with the year, doesn't it affect the value down the road?

    Any help would be appreciated.
  2. AMPd

    AMPd Active Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    Northern California
    If Tesla continues their current car year trend then I don't think it will matter later down the line.
    Most people who will be interested in your tesla will know how Tesla does the car year thing.
  3. Ugliest1

    Ugliest1 S85: "Sparky"

    Aug 19, 2013
    Victoria BC Canada
    Then there's the waiting period if you buy new. How much would the counselling or psychiatric help cost to get you through it with your sanity intact?
  4. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

    Mar 8, 2012
    The main difference is going to be getting exactly what you want or taking a discount and settling. Because Tesla implements any improvements in the car when they are ready, rather than waiting for a new model year, the car made today is marginally better than the car made yesterday.
  5. lloyds

    lloyds Active Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    Bay Area
    Personally don't think it's worth it. I believe they deduct $1 per mile, so it's minimal in terms of savings unless they have a high mileage car. Either way, you're on the right track weening yourself off of the oil

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