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Lease Return Experiences - wear/tear? (Tesla Finance)

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by deaddog, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. deaddog

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    I'd be interested in hearing about people's experience in returning leased cars to Tesla (not US Bank but Tesla Finance). I've seen the Excess Wear and Tear Chart but some manufacturers are far more lenient than their published standards, particularly if you are leasing another car from them.

    I'm trying to figure out what to expect when I return my car later this year - its in very good shape but its got a few chips, curb rash etc.

    I'll give you an example. My windshield has two very tiny (approx 2-3mm) chips on the lower passenger side - they are immediately adjacent to each other and together cover an area less than 1/4" in diameter. The Tesla Guide states: "One chip less than or equal to 1/4” in diameter, not in the drivers line of sight" is acceptable. I don't literally meet this standard because I have two chips but since they, together, are less than 1/4", I would hope Tesla would not charge me. Do you think they will?
     
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    No they will not
     
  3. deaddog

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    Thanks - is that based on experience or simply that you think they will use common-sense/be good guys?
     
  4. P85_DA

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    Based on experience
     
  5. AMPd

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    I’m still waiting for my final bill, do you remember which payment options tesla accepts for the final bill?
    Mine should be close to 10k and I’d love to use my credit card.
     
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    they wouldn’t take CC I paid with wire
     
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  7. AMPd

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    Dang!
    Thank you, still anxiously awaiting the bill. Just want to get it over with :)
     
  8. rory breaker

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    How long before you get the bill, from date of return?
     
  9. AMPd

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    Tesla Finance told me 4-6 weeks.
     
  10. darxsys

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    Elon time or regular time?
     
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  11. AMPd

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    It’s me owing them money, willing to bet it’s regular time :)
     
  12. AMPd

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    Received my final bill, took a little over 2 weeks.
     
  13. rory breaker

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    How nitpicky was it?
     
  14. AMPd

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    Not nit picky at all
    In fact they didn’t even charge me for the damaged (curb rashed) wheels, the only thing is the due date is 6/17/19 even though the invoice was created 8/18/19, I hope tesla understands I can’t go in the past to pay them... after all I owned a tesla NOT a Delorean
     

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