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CPO accident before delivery

Discussion in 'Model S' started by xceler8tion, Jun 26, 2017.

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  1. xceler8tion

    xceler8tion Member

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    I just reserved a CPO P85+ last week. I called today to inquire status on the car. My CPO specialist calls me back and informs me that the car was in a minor fender bender right before I placed the deposit. She says the front left was damaged. New bumper and front left quarter panel will be needed. No structural damage. Because of this, they will discount the car $3000. Should I keep this car, or search for another one?
     
  2. No ICE

    No ICE 2016 S75D pearl AP1, & 2014 silver S85 AP1

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    Keep it. I am sure it will be repaired correctly & that's a nice price cut.
     
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  3. Todd Burch

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    I'd keep it, as long as you can inspect it. If it was indeed minor it's no big deal.
     
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  4. croman

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    $3k is better than I thought they'd offer. I agree with above posters. I'd inquire about the circumstances of the collision and whether there are photos so you can make a more informed decision.
     
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  5. Black_P85

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    Tell them its a deal for $5k off :)
    All jokes aside sounds like $3k is fair. And its a good sign they told you about it in the first place. I would personally gladly accept that.
     
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  6. kev1n

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    that would depend on the specs and price of the car? did you get a good deal already and they a re giving another 3k off?
     
  7. xceler8tion

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    #7 xceler8tion, Jun 26, 2017
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    It was $46500.

    P85+ 2013
    Tech package
    Pano roof
    Air suspension
    Performance plus package
    Carbon fiber spoiler
    21" staggered wheels
    Dual chargers

    After we found out the front end is damaged, they offered $43500.

    Only thing I'm concerned about is the resale value in case we want to sell or upgrade later on. They said it will be in even better condition than it arrived since it will be freshly painted and repaired.
     
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    If it makes you feel better ... I paid 46,500 for a S85 just 1 yr ago with pano, leather, air, and tech with 44k miles. Enjoy your P85+!
     
  9. srkerd

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    How many miles on the car? This seems like a great deal. I bought mine with 35K miles for $55K . Metal roof and advanced sound system, the rest is the same. 43K is great.
     
  10. xceler8tion

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    Mileage is higher at 65k. Main battery and drive unit replaced in late 2015
     
  11. alloverx

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    Negotiate. Tell them you/your partner are not sure now and come back with $41,000 and go from there.
    Its implicit that you will inspect it when you pick it up anyway.
    Ask how it will show up on the carfax report. Perhaps ask to see the carfax report once repair has been made?
     
  12. Acho

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    The fact that they disclosed the accident that is minor makes me think that it might be reported to carfax. Check that out. If reported it may /don't put money on that statement/ affect resale value. At least this is what I would do.

    Other than that enjoy your new performance tesla once delivered
     
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    I'm not sure why Tesla would report it to CarFax if its an internal matter. Also, I thought CPOs could have CarFax accidents on them or they didn't qualify? But your resale may still be affected even if its not on CarFax -- that's why they are giving you the $3k. With depreciation, I think you'll still be ahead since the accident was minor. Unless you plan on trying to flip the car after a year -- in which case I'd change my response to pass as other cars would be more suitable for that use.

    At any rate, as others have shown, the price itself is fair, its only a question of whether its worth it for you to wait and deal with the hassle of inspecting it for undisclosed (or unknown) issues that arose as a result of the "minor" accident.
     
  14. DarkMatter

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    If you're trying to flip the car after a year you're going to take a bath anyway. People do it, and it's still really costly to do.
     
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    if the accident wasnt serious, it sounds like a sweet deal, 43k for a P85+

    is this one the white with tan interior?
     
  16. Qbenjamin

    Qbenjamin Ballin On A Budget

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    I wouldn't accept it unless they don't report the damage, resale value on a luxury vehicle that's been in an accident can be a nightmare.
     
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    Let me know if you pass.... so I can have it!!!!!!!!! It does sound like a good deal. I would take it.
     
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  18. A2Sirbill

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    I am with Black_P85, I would go for at least $5,000. No matter what way you look at it the car has now been in an accident. I wouldn't just take their word that it is minor. If you ever decide to sell it you may have to take a hit price wise on resale due to this. I just don't think that $3,000 is enough of a discount. Besides, how long is this going to set you back from taking delivery? If Tesla is offering $10,000-$15,000 (off P100D) discounts for showroom cars with as little as 250 miles on them you should be getting more then $3,000 for your troubles.

    Either way, you will enjoy the car once you have it home.

    Good Luck!!!
     
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    Ditto
     
  20. AMPd

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    Resale value?

    The car is at 43k
    It's pretty much bottomed out until the drivetrain warranty expires.
     

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