So... the time had finally come. After months of searching EV-CPO and carefully watching all of my custom alerts, I'd found a CPO that matched exactly what I was looking for (the day after it was added). The CPO specialist I'd been working with gave me a call about it as well, saying he thought it would be a great buy for me. It was a black 2014 Model S 85, with a black on black leather interior, tech package, pano roof, and upgraded audio; at $54k with 36k miles, it was perfect for me. I had previously been looking at 2013 models since I could get a P85 for roughly the same price/miles, but after speaking with some other owners I was weary of all the potential issues that year. I scanned the site a few more times to make sure nothing better was out there, ran the listing by my few Tesla owner buddies to get their stamp of approval, and finally pulled the trigger with my $1,000 deposit. Fast forward about 32 hours after texting my CPO specialist in excitement with my order number, and I get a text back saying, "There is a lot of work that needs to be done to the car, may want to look at another option." Immediately, my heart started racing as I hit him with question after question, trying to get to the bottom of that vague text. Here's what he sent back (see list below): · Smoker’s Car · Hood Scratched up · Front Bumper scratched · Upper tailgate chipped · Lower tailgate dented · Right side tail lamp cracked · Right front door dented · Right rear door chipped · Right fender chipped · Left quarter panel chipped · Metal dent above B-pillar My jaw dropped as I read further and further down the list. I fully expected there to be some slight cosmetic damage that Tesla would repair, but the "smokers car" attribute alone was enough to make me reconsider everything I'd just committed to. How bad was this smoking damage? Did this person clearly not care about their car? Why would Tesla have even listed a car that had this many issues to be repaired? Was I about to be out $1,000? I fully expected there to be a period of waiting to have the car inspected and refurbished, but my CPO specialist informed me this car would be AT LEAST six weeks before it was ready to go, most likely. Even then, what were the odds they'd be able to completely remove the smoke smell? I have family members with respiratory issues and the last thing I needed was them being uncomfortable in this luxury car I was about to pay a significant amount for. I was then informed that due to this, they would *consider* letting me have a refund on my deposit, then it changed to "you can probably take two days to pick a different car," and then finally "don't worry about the deadline, just focus on finding another car when you're ready." It's almost like they knew they screwed up a little. So, my question to you experts on this forum -- what the heck should I do next? Should I try and get free delivery on a car outside of my region? Should I escalate this to management? Tweet at Elon? Part of me wants to just get my deposit back in the event the prices drop in the near future (and may be able to swing a 2014 P85 under $56k). Then again, prices may go up and now may still be the perfect time to buy. I found two other 2014 Model S85 CPOs on the site, both for $55.5k; however, both are grey -- one with upgraded audio (which I really wanted), and the other with 21" turbine wheels with no audio. SOS, I'm driving myself crazy. Thank you in advance for the help... really.