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CPO P85D or New 75D

bkp_duke

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75D for sure.
better built
nearly same 0-60 after the uncork
AP 2.5 has more potential
MCU new noted
newer fascia and modern look

wait one week to be able to compare to M3PD

A 75D does NOT have the same 0-60 after uncork as a P85D. Even the old P85 is still a tad faster than an uncorked 75D (I had the joy of racing someone 2 weeks ago in a 75D uncorked).

75D UC - 4.1s (listed by Tesla as 4.2)
P85 - 3.9s (listed by Tesla as 4.1)
P85D - 3.1s (2.8s if Ludicrous)

The 75D looks better with that refresh front, and has goodies like AP2, but if you are going for just pure performance, the P85D is the best of the group in this discussion.
 
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If you can find a fully loaded pre-April 2015 P85D Ludicrous in good condition, I'd recommend that over a new 75D. AP1 is still "better" than AP2. Pre-April 2015 P85Ds have the Performance Plus suspension. Some P85Ds have the NextGen rear seats which look nicer and have better side bolstering than the current seats. Other P85Ds have the executive rear seats. MCU1 running software 2018.16 or newer is almost as fast as MCU2. LTE can be retrofitted. Premium center console can be retrofitted so the interior looks the same as or better (Alcantara on the dash which has since been discontinued) than the current Model S.
 
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If you can find a fully loaded pre-April 2015 P85D Ludicrous in good condition, I'd recommend that over a new 75D. AP1 is still "better" than AP2. Pre-April 2015 P85Ds have the Performance Plus suspension. Some P85Ds have the NextGen rear seats which look nicer and have better side bolstering than the current seats. Other P85Ds have the executive rear seats. MCU1 running software 2018.16 or newer is almost as fast as MCU2. LTE can be retrofitted. Premium center console can be retrofitted so the interior looks the same as or better (Alcantara on the dash which has since been discontinued) than the current Model S.
The only thing going for AP1 vs AP2 at this point is less nags. Older MCU almost being as fast is like saying the 75D uncorked is almost as fast a P100D. Not going to happen. Why would you want an older MCU that has been sitting out in the sun for 3yrs and who knows if it is going to delaminate at any moment? One thing going for the P85 is a real windshield wiper sensor rather than using cameras to detect rain.
 
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kev1n

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i was in the same situation and i personally went with the P85D

my reasons:
1. + suspension
2. faster car
3. front/rear nex gen seats
4. AP1 works just fine and does what i need, i dont care about AP2/FSD at this time
5. new MCU wasnt out yet but that isnt a deal breaker either, the old MCU functions just fine.
6. either exterior look would of been fine but i slightly like the older look more

i think it all comes down to whether you want the newer tech and exterior look(75D) or if you want the sportier car, performance/+ suspension(P85D)
 

commasign

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The only thing going for AP1 vs AP2 at this point is less nags. Older MCU almost being as fast is like saying the 75D uncorked is almost as fast a P100D. Not going to happen. Why would you want an older MCU that has been sitting out in the sun for 3yrs and who knows if it is going to delaminate at any moment? One thing going for the P85 is a real windshield wiper sensor rather than using cameras to detect rain.

MCU1 with the latest software is definitely almost as fast as MCU2. I know because I had all 3 (MCU1 on old software, MCU1 on new software, and MCU2). There are youtube videos showing the improvement. In fact, the improvement is so significant that I'm probably going to pass on the MCU2 retrofit.
 
I was in that dilemma last week.

Picked up the 2014 CPO P85D MS instead. Only thing I envy is the front end refreshed.

AP1 is more than enough for what I need. The Next gen seats are awesome.

Fortunately mine came mint, wheels and all and came with new tires.

The 75D is nice and uncorked is even nicer. But with similar mileage range I went with the P85D. I recently brought it in for service and got a P85+ as a loaner and I immediately felt the difference, and that’s owning the P85D for mere 3 days.

If I could do it all over again, I think I may go with the 75D if it really is 4.2 0-60 and based off the front end and new car. Couldn’t stomach the deprivation tho.
 

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