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CPO Question - Should I be Happy or not?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by aollivierre, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. xanatos

    xanatos Member

    Jun 21, 2016
    SF Bay Area
    1) yes but unfortunately nothing you can do, if you want a car as unique as a Tesla you just have to suck it up and accept it. CPO is a gamble, you may get one that was already in very good condition with nothing wrong, or you might get one that was problematic to start with
    2) their so-called CPO process is in my opinion a complete joke, they only fix the visually obvious things that are wrong, they do nothing to fix internal issues until/unless you complain about them. I was able to obtain my CPO checklist and supposedly everything was checked off, but it was obviously rubber-stamped because within hours of driving off the lot I found 5-6 things that didn't work that the checklist supposedly had passed.
    3) no, I know it's annoying but certainly not to this degree
  2. Stan Moraski

    Stan Moraski Brownout

    Apr 22, 2016
    Canton, CT
    I think purchasing a Tesla CPO is still buying a used car. Lots of issues on the forum, but my two year old CPO has only been at the service center twice. The past fifteen months only put in electricity, washer fluid and two new tires. Least maintenance (and most fun) car I have ever owned. By a huge measure!
  3. harry

    harry Member

    Jul 17, 2012
    Prince Edward Island & Wisconsin
    Tesla takes in a lot of trades that do not end up being sold as CPOs. They just wholesale those out, and that is where the private dealers get most of their stock. Too much mileage, lack of commonly desired options, etc. will often keep a car from being sold as CPO. You just don't see those because Tesla gets rid of them.

    The last CPO we bought had a large list of repairs (and upgrades, since it was an early VIN) before we took delivery. Still, there are five minor issues waiting to be addressed. As other posters have said, what you mostly get is the warranty -- assurance that problems will be fixed at no cost to you.
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  4. aollivierre

    aollivierre Member

    Aug 8, 2017
    So the saga amazing enough, the original CPO paperwork can’t be found. In my opinion it never happen.

    Tesla after some beaten from yours truly, is now performing a CPO process. I purchased a car under the assumption CPO happen. Was this car misrepresented? And if so, should I ask Tesla for a partial r find for my time? Car has been in the shop a great deal during the short time I have owned it.

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  5. Greengolfer

    Greengolfer Member

    Aug 12, 2016
    I purchased a CPO p85 from Tesla in October of 2017. As this car was over $100,000 when it was new, I expected it to be fairly problem free. In the 3 1/2 months I have driven this car, I have had 2 issues solved by rangers at my work, and two issues that needed to be addressed at the service center. While these problems have been somewhat annoying, they have been handled quickly and courteously. AND, at no cost:) I am very happy with my CPO purchase.

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