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Importance of fixing large scratches before reselling 2021 MX?

Shpigford

Member
Aug 6, 2021
9
2
Birmingham, AL
We've had our 2021 Model X LR+ for 8 months and after multiple issues (most recent of which has our Tesla getting towed 2.5 hours away to a service center after it just...died), I'm just about done with it and ready to move on from Tesla.

We've got a couple of pretty substantial scratches on one of the falcon wing doors thanks to our garage door and I'm wondering if it's worth having the door repainted if we decide to sell it.

Still getting quotes, but assuming it'll be upwards of $1000-$1500 to repaint the whole door (the scratches are quite deep).

Think it's worth that for resale?
 
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liquidtyphon

New Member
Aug 10, 2021
1
0
San Diego
my 2021 MX is bordering on lemon as well. Gonna be the 5th time I will taking it in for service. Too many issues. Right now I can't even get into my car or start it without using my phone.
 

CuriousM3

Member
Apr 17, 2018
309
112
Los Angeles
Depends on who you sell to, dealers will deduct a flate rate Private party might try to use that as leverage for a bigger discounts, either way its not going to be thousands of dollars.
 

ElectricIAC

Devil’s Advocate
Dec 31, 2019
2,548
1,670
DFW
As someone who does initial appraisals on trade ins, I can say that I often deduct more when there’s paintwork apparent than for visible scratches on OEM color.
 

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