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Decision on 2017 Tesla 100D vs. 2018 Tesla 100D

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by bahusky, Sep 3, 2018.

  1. bahusky

    bahusky Member

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    Hi,

    I hope the community can help me decide on my next Tesla. Basically, I got two options on slightly used Tesla. Essentially 2017 100D and 2017 100D are the same car I believe.

    Car 1: 2017 Tesla 100D with the following add-ons:

    * Custom paint
    * Sunroof
    * Black seats with black headliner
    * Enhanced Auto Pilot
    * Premium interior package
    * 26,000 miles
    * Price: $92.3K

    Car 2: 2018 Tesla 100D with the following add-ons

    * Custom paint (Midnight Silver)
    * Sunroof
    * Enhanced Auto Pilot
    * Premium interior package
    * 2000 miles
    * Price: $100K

    Or should I look for a better deal elsewhere?

    Please let me know which you would pick and why.

    Thanks!
     
  2. P85_DA

    P85_DA Supporting Member

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    Can u pls elaborate “custom paint?” Are these factory or aftermarket painted ?

    Personally in that price range I would get a new inventory model that is eligible for tax credit and may have MCU2 there are quite a few that Tesla has out there now ...
     
  3. tpham07

    tpham07 Active Member

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    i wouldn't pay $92k for a car with 26k miles. just my two cents.
     
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  4. Bebop

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    for $100K why not get a new 100D? You get the tax credit and free supercharging if you use a referral code.

    Or look for a new inventory car. Even with a new inventory car, you can still qualify for the tax credit and free supercharging (with use of code).
     
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  5. bahusky

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    Thanks for the reply. Yes these are just the $1000 custom paint option offered by Tesla. They are not aftermarket paint.
     
  6. bahusky

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    Both of these cars retail at $110K roughly each. Both cars still qualify for the tax credit and come with free supercharging.
     
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    CA has a $2500 rebate as well, so with a $10k potential discount its better just to get brand new.
     
  8. bob_p

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    With the US $7500 rebate and potentially a state rebate on a new car, doesn't make sense to purchase a used Tesla for around $100K.

    The owner with the 2017 Tesla is being unrealistic on the price. The car's value should depreciate roughly 2% per month, so an S 100D is going to be worth much less than $92K after a year.

    As for differences between the two models, the 2017 likely has one advantage - it should have an AM radio. Tesla has never offered AM in a Model X or 3, and it was removed from the Model S when they shifted to the new MCU2 console processors (the 2018 likely doesn't have AM radio).
     
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  9. prash

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    So are these showroom models from Tesla?Thats the only way you are still eligible for the 7500$ tax credit. But I think 92.3k is still high price for a 100D with around 20k miles
     
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  10. bob_p

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    If both qualify for the tax credit, they could be loaners or demo cars.

    In that case, even with the tax credit, you're getting a car that may have seen relatively rough use, from many drivers - like you would get if buying a used car from a rental company.
     
  11. jaguar36

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    $8k doesn't seem like nearly enough for 26k miles and a year or two old. Typical first year depreciation is 20%, two year is 30% so I'd be looking for something in the mid to low $80s for a car with 26k miles on it.

    The other question is when is the 2018 from? Around April they started putting the MCU2 in the cars.

    Have you considered doing a lease on the 2017? Usually inventory cars with large showroom discounts have great lease deals on them.
     
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  12. CotswoldSara

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    Hey @bahusky which car did you pick in the end? Do you need a referral code? The free unlimited supercharging offer runs out in a few days time.
     
  13. PhilDavid

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    Here's a 100D for $86K with slightly fewer miles. Perhaps you can make an offer for $82-84. If you can negotiate to get the car below for $82K, that would be a make for a great buy!

    I agree with @jaguar36, you should not pay more than low 80s for a 2017 100D. I would look for a 2017 100D for the low 80s and put whatever you save not buying a 2018 100D towards buying Tesla stock. :D

    Model S / 2017 / Midnight Silver - 3dd10 | Only Used Tesla
     
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