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ex-demo purchase woes

Cardo

Member
Sep 22, 2020
364
250
Surrey, UK
It all sounds like incompetence to me. I personally would walk away from this particular car and look for a better offer. I doubt trading standards will do anything. There’ll be an errors and omissions get out somewhere and they’ve offered your deposit back.
 

Godsense

Member
Mar 5, 2020
347
181
UK
How about this instead

You would certainly be better placed buying from someone with a solid reputation like RSymons.

The fact you can't see the cars condition, oh and then there is this :oops:

Cosmetic Condition
Cosmetic wear and tear is typical of a used car and does not affect the functionality of the car. Your car will exhibit cosmetic wear and tear that includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Painted Panels

Scratches up to 2.5 cm
Dents up to 1 cm
Stone chips
Unpainted Panels or Exterior Trim

Scratches up to 7.5 cm
Glass

Stone chips (passes local roadworthiness inspection guidelines)
Scratches
Wheels

Rash up to 1 cm
Interior

Signs of usage on upholstery and interior panels such as markings, discolouration, small tears or stains up to 2.5 cm
Signs of usage on entry and exit points

Rubber Seals and Trim

Damage of rubber not affecting function
 

abhinav

Member
Mar 12, 2021
16
2
united kingdom
thanks for the suggestions, But wouldn't buying from third party means not having any warranty..just worried about the repair costs..will look through the forum tonight to understand pros and cons of buying from third party.
 

98dizzard

Member
Nov 24, 2020
74
37
England
thanks for the suggestions, But wouldn't buying from third party means not having any warranty..just worried about the repair costs..will look through the forum tonight to understand pros and cons of buying from third party.
Used from a private seller would still give the balance of the remaining warranty. Used from a business or garage would provide the balance, and also need to provide some sort of used car warranty but that would be through them, not Tesla.
 

DJP31

Active Member
Aug 30, 2015
1,656
1,064
UK
I sold my S75D via Richard Symons, and he mostly acts as an intermediary between seller and buyer, so the ownership of the car never transfers to him. The manufacturers warranty stays with the car, as does free Supercharging, although only for cars old enough.

Many owners use Richard and he would know what the car had had done warranty wise, and be able to pass any queries on the car you might have to the current i.e. selling owner.

I’d rather buy used from him than Tesla, he knows what he’s talking about, most Tesla staff are well meaning but badly informed.
 

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