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Just put a deposit on an inventory vehicle! Good deal for me?

Discussion in 'Canada' started by hingisfan, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. hingisfan

    hingisfan hingisfan_Mark_V

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    Hi guys,

    I just put a deposit on the bare bones white 60 that is over at Lawrence SC. I'm sure some of you have driven it as a loaner. It has 12,000km and no options whatsoever. I checked it out a couple weeks ago and drove it, and it was great. I'm fine with the textile seats and the standard audio. Price suddenly dropped another $1,600 so I am getting it for $62,603 plus tax.

    I decided to pull the trigger now because...
    1. I had an X deposit, but I don't want to spend that much on a vehicle right now. Even X60 will be starting at 88-90k plus tax and options I'm sure.
    2. Our dollar is so weak, I think they might be adjusting pricing soon, possible coinciding when X pricing is released.
    3. If I was ordering a new S, I would HAVE to get tech pkg (too many goodies to pass up), which with tax and rebate brings me in at $88,137, so I am saving $15k, with pano roof (wife loves) $18k. Compared to an S85 with tech its almost $25k less, $28k with roof.
    4. I still get full 4 year warranty from when I get it, and mileage doesn't count (I get 92,000kms), same for 8 year battery/drivetrain warranty. I also get free valet/loaner service as I live over 200km away from a service centre.

    So, I'm pretty pumped! I know to most of you guys it's just a base model S, but I almost bought a Leaf last year, and a Soul EV this year, so it's a big deal to me!

    I'll be adding Supercharging and a set of mats for sure. Anything else I should add at delivery? Is there a checklist I should bring with me?

    Thanks for all the help with my many questions!

    Mark
     
  2. TES-E

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    Congratulations! Base model or not, it's still a Tesla!!
     
  3. Panu

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    I don't have my Tesla either yet but I believe all possible charging adapters will be very helpful.
     
  4. ArtInCT

    ArtInCT Always Learning

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    Great deal. Many happy and safe miles with her!
     
  5. hingisfan

    hingisfan hingisfan_Mark_V

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    Any more common than others that are must haves???
     
  6. Jaff

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    #6 Jaff, Jan 22, 2015
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    Good stuff Hingis!...welcome to the club. :smile:

    The only other adapters that I have purchased for our S (up and above the NEMA 5-15 & 14-50 that comes with your UMC kit) are the NEMA's 6-50 (Welder plug...used 2x in Smith's Falls...worked great!) and the NEMA 14-30 (modern dryer plug) and 5-20 (regular 3-prong plug that can handle 20 amps)...have never had the opportunity to use these last two yet, but the are commonly found if you are in a pinch...
     
  7. Morristhecat

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    Awesome! That's a really good price too! You will be quite happy I am sure.
    Since it is bare bones, I think I read somewhere on this forum that if you want navigation the Service center can add that alone for just a couple hundered bucks. That might be worth considering. You also might want to get some snow tires and winter wheels. Enjoy!
     
  8. wayner

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    Personally I wouldn't worry about the Nav as Waze is much better.
     
  9. Jaff

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    Yeah, I like Waze too...
     
  10. PoweredByRain

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    It is an awesome car. Full stop. Sure, you can get a bigger battery - but the bigger battery means higher energy consumption too. All the other bells and whistles pale in importance to the difference between an S and all other cars! And you got it for a really good price.

    In many ways I'm jealous.
     
  11. SmartElectric

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    That's why this is a solid deal.
    Personally, I buy mostly off-lease cars that were originally bought loaded to the max so I could enjoy them without paying the initial high depreciation.
    I broke that "rule" when I got my Smart ED as I wanted maximum warranty length on a new technology vehicle.

    Used 2012/3 Tesla Model S85 off "lease" will be around $50K in a years time, but will be only 1 year of remaining warranty...

    ~$60K today for loaner S60 sounds good, and I wish you lots of happy km!
     
  12. hingisfan

    hingisfan hingisfan_Mark_V

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    I actually mentioned that to Saad at lawrence when i was there and he had no idea what I was talking about.

    Also, I thought I saw in another thread that for some reason you have to have either sound pkg or tech to do this???

    So, most dryers today don't use the same Nema 14-50? And I would likely need an extension if I was using someone's dryer outlet wouldn't I?

    Insurance only $13/month more than with my 2002 Altima....and that's with full replacement coverage!

    (There was also a bare bones white 60 in Montreal with pano and it was new, no mileage, has new sensor suite so I would get parking sensors. But with tax and rebate it was going to be $9,464 more than this one, so I decided to stick with the cheaper one.)

    Thanks guys, been stressing over this for weeks since I test drove in early January, glad I got the deal I wanted....they discounted Supercharging 10% from $2150 as well! Woohoo!
     
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    Congrats! When do you get to take it home?
     
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    Look at this thread here, posts # 21 to 25. It is an OTA update for $200US, so not surprised the Service Centre doesn't know about it. May want to PM @Niclas to see which email he used.:
    How rare are Model S' without the Tech Package - Page 3
     
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    Congrats, @hingisfan!

    That's an awesome deal! It's a Tesla no matter what! And you will enjoy it for sure!
     
  17. sundoc

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    Congrats!! And as mentioned above, welcome to the club :)
     
  18. Xenoilphobe

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    Nice job! Congrats on getting one awesome car! - you paid exactly half what I paid - enjoy the additional $60K!!!
     
  19. PoweredByRain

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    I think that's correct. Dryer plugs are generally 30 A, Nema 14-30. You can get a 14-30 adapter for the UMC for, I think, $50.

    Parking sensors have been available for a long time - my car has them, and it was built 16 months ago. I think they required you to pay for the tech package to get them, though. My point is: if you ever decide that you want to add them, I think they can be added to your car.
     
  20. RiverBrick

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    Congrats, seems like a very good deal. 12,000 km is in a sweet spot. They have to drop the price significantly when a car goes over 10,000 km, because that's the limit for beiing eligible for the rebate in Quebec.
     

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