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From Lease return to Use Car Inventory timeframe?

Edjohn

Member
Jan 2, 2018
5
1
San Francisco
Hello. I recently turned in my leased 2017 MS as I plan to go carless working from home and living in a city.

One of friends is interested in buying my MS from Tesla’s used car inventory.

How long does it take to go through from lease return to used car inventory?

Any insight would be great.

Thanks!
 

bandido

Member
Apr 16, 2017
129
150
Phoenix, AZ
Great question, in my experience it varies quite a bit. Tesla recently changed their program and does not "refurbish" cars, slo it might get faster. I turned in my 2015 Model S P90DL in 2018 and it took ~2 months. I took over another lease in 2018 and returned it in early February 2020 and it still as not shown up for sale. I think some of the cars end up in service or loaner land??
 

CapeOne

Member
Jun 14, 2016
810
509
New England
I'm not sure how long it usually takes but not all Tesla trade ins end up as Tesla used inventory cars. Some also go to auction. Your car could end up at a dealership somewhere.
 

duunoit

Member
Jul 21, 2020
36
6
Knoxville, TN
Hello. I recently turned in my leased 2017 MS as I plan to go carless working from home and living in a city.

One of friends is interested in buying my MS from Tesla’s used car inventory.

How long does it take to go through from lease return to used car inventory?

Any insight would be great.

Thanks!
I would do a google search on the VIN and see if it shows up anywhere (else?).
 

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