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Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by irvineboy, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. irvineboy

    irvineboy Member

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    hey guys I think I finally found a pretty good 2013 Model S p85 performance plus. The only drawback is that they nailed the front license plate to the front bumper, the sales rep says it can be easily filled and you won't notice the difference is that true? For some reason that bothers me.
     
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    'nailed to the bumper'---do you mean the nosecone? This can be replaced. About $400 for pre-PDC Model S.
     
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    What are your thoughts on this car? Can you replace the piano black with carbon fiber as a retrofit?? Anyone done this before?
     
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    Here is an easy fix for you and DIY project.

    Buy a box of these at your local auto parts store.
    IMG_0861.jpg

    Sand and paint the ends of the buttons, Touch up paint will do fine. Drill out the existing holes to ~1/4"

    Insert the plugs into the holes. Below is the result from my wife's Mercedes.

    IMG_0862.jpg
     
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    The car looks pretty sharp, but it's so hard to tell without being very close to the vehicle. Also, I can't really tell (and somebody else probably can) whether the side view mirrors are the power folding model or not. However, when I zoom in on the best pictures of that area, it looks like it does not have the power folding switch on the driver-side door mounted buttons.

    There are some threads here about replacing the trim. It's not something I personally would look to do as some of the aluminum trim around the insert is pretty delicate.

    Obviously there are some inaccuracies in the description of the car, but that's typical of car dealers.
     
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    #7 irvineboy, Feb 21, 2015
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    No power folding mirrors. It has a MSRP of $127k with every option other than the third row seats and carbon fiber trim. Which I am wondering if you can add the carbon fiber trim afterwards?
     
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    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    My understanding is that it's very hard to do because of the disassembly required. Assuming that Tesla would do it, expect $4K. I'd look around locally for a quality place to change this.
     
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    #9 irvineboy, Mar 8, 2015
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    They can't seem to sell it. Dropped price another $1k dropping it to $91k with 2800 miles for a 2013 P85+
    I guess its still too high priced. But the P85D is $125k priced out, a difference of $34k from this one. 1/3 is a lot more for dual motor power and autopilot feature.
     
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    Not going to be a reasonable price at all. Most places that do clear body wrap also do the fake CF films.

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    Wow - you added parking sensors for a few dollars! ;)
     

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