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Leaving the Tesla Family?

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by Scott Rand, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. Scott Rand

    Scott Rand Member

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    I might be leaving the Tesla family after my lease is up in 10 months. I would love to get a new one but I am only interest in a New P and prices have gone up to much. I refuse to pay $1500 plus per month.

    Does anyone know if Tesla is giving any deals to buyers who have a Tesla lease that is up?
     
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  2. Zythryn

    Zythryn MS 70D, MX 90D

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    No, not to my knowledge.
    You may want to look at CPOs.

    I recently started looking around at other options. I kept coming back to:
    1) I can't stand buying or servicing through a Dealer.
    2) No other car has the performance or range or drive quality.
    3) I like the Bolt, but I won't support a company that has been lobbying legislators to outlaw direct sales.
     
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  3. Scott Rand

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    I'm only interested in new or new inventory. I am looking at a Caddy ctsv as an alternative.
     
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  4. dhrivnak

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    I can't believe one would go to the dark side after driving electric for a while. I guess different people have different priorities. But for me I would never buy another car that does not have a plug.
     
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  5. Scott Rand

    Scott Rand Member

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    It's all about speed to me. I have a 1500 hp gtr and a McLaren 650s also.
     
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    New S 100D's have been measured to have 344 miles of rated range at 100%. While the CTS V is faster than the S 100D, the difference isn't that significant under normal driving conditions.

    If the S P100D is too expensive, you can save a lot of $$$ and get an S 100D with 9% more range than the performance version - and performance that's still faster that most vehicles on the road.
     
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  7. Scott Rand

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    I would only go with the P when spending this kind of money. I would also go for an x model p.
     
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    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    Skip ahead to 2:55.....

     
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  9. azred

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    I agree but you mentioned buying not leasing. Going back to ICE isn't as hard for me to imagine as not paying cash for my cars.
     
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  10. Scott Rand

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    The Caddy would walk the Tesla on the Highway,

    But that's not the point. I saw a while ago, a guy was able to find more inventory cars with some program he made. Does anyone know how I can do that also?
     
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  11. TexasEV

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    I just don't understand anyone wanting to go back to burning gas and oil, and franchised dealers, after owning a Tesla. You say you have two performance ICE cars. Why would you buy a third when your Tesla lease is up?
     
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  12. Scott Rand

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    Everyone is missing what I'm saying. I want to stay with Tesla, just need to find a deal with a P. I want to keep my lease payment in low $1000.
     
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  13. TexasEV

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    I think you're missing what we're saying. With Tesla, the price is the price. If you want to deal, buy a car from a dealer. (I prefer not to do that ever again). If you want a Tesla with lease payment in low $1000 you're not going to get a P100D. But wouldn't a 90D with 4.2 sec 0-60 acceleration satisfy most of your needs?
     
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  14. Zythryn

    Zythryn MS 70D, MX 90D

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    I haven't yet found any ICE vehicle that outperforms the effortless acceleration in a Tesla.
    That said, if you are looking for track performance for more than a few laps, sure, go for something else. Get what you enjoy.
    I just can't ever go back to the sluggishness of an ICE.
     
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  15. bob_p

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    Scott, if performance is your top priority, then selecting a Model X P100D, is a compromise. It has less performance than the S P100D and a shorter range.
     
  16. Scott Rand

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    I understand, but I like the way it drives by being higher up.
     
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    #17 EinSV, Apr 6, 2017
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    There are still some P90Ds in inventory on ev-cpo. They probably won't last that long but one option would be to find someone to take over the remaining lease term on your current car and get a new P90D while there are still some available.
     
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  18. LargeHamCollider

    LargeHamCollider Battery cells != scalable

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    Might have to wait for performance Model Y.
     
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    It's funny that someone found the OP funny.
     
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  20. Eclectic

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    I'm about to do it too. I have no problem burning gas and oil, and dealers don't scare me. I care about value and performance, as I suspect the OP does. The OP sounds like a person who enjoys high performance, which is no less a valid primary concern than someone who enjoys electric powered vehicles.
     
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