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Down Payment with CC

Godlife

Member
Jun 2, 2019
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13
Socal
Has anyone successfully put the down payment at tesla with a credit card? Seeing if I can squeeze some mileage out of my CC when I go pick up the car next week. Thanks!
 

DriveMe

Member
Aug 12, 2017
743
1,206
NE OH
If by “down payment” you mean the $2,500 deposit made when placing the order, then yes!
If you mean the loan down payment, I don’t think that can be paid with a Credit Card.
 

groovidad

Living the Dream!
Oct 19, 2018
615
460
Ewa Beach, HI
Down payment only. I read somewhere in the contract that a CC could not be used for balance of vehicle price. I wanted the frequent flyer miles but, not to be had.
 

LoL Rick

Like Buttah
Apr 21, 2014
941
1,224
Land O Lakes, FL
if you pay without a loan can you pay with credit card?
No. They only let you pay the initial $2500 by credit card. The bonus cash or miles that everyone is after come out of the percentage of the transaction that Tesla pays to the credit card processor. The company is well aware of this, so they limit the amount that you can pay by CC. The balance must be paid by check or wire transfer.
 
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rickitytick

New Member
Jun 5, 2019
1
0
Ohio
I financed through my bank, but when they cut the check they calculated wrong and were short by about $700. My Delivery Advisor noticed it and I just paid the difference with my card. So maybe in certain circumstances, you can use a CC.
 

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