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Loaners now speed limited?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Mike K, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. Mike K

    Mike K Member

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    Is this a known thing? I picked up a loaner today, hopped on the expressway and it died at 80mph. It just stops right there. I called my SA and he said it was a new policy.

    He said it's for their safety and mine however if I already have an identical car with no speed limiter I'm not sure how it's for my safety at all. In fact, if anything it's a bit dangerous. I just got back from Vegas and averaged 85 - 90mph the entire way out and back and that's not the least bit unreasonable considering a 75mph speed limit. Capping me at 80mph would have resulted in hugging the right lane the entire time. Not good.

    Has anyone else experienced this?
     
  2. GoTslaGo

    GoTslaGo Learning Member

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    We've been told that the loaners are speed limited to 80 mph. Honestly haven't tested it.
     
  3. mikeash

    mikeash Active Member

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    I think they've been doing this for a while. I had a P85 loaner in February that was limited to 80MPH, and I remember reading about it last year too.
     
  4. Lump

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    Its not new.

    I also did LA-Vegas in a capped loaner & it was brutal..."cursing like a sailor" most of the time.
     
  5. Skotty

    Skotty 2014 Model S P85

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    You got Valet'd, Sucker! #notyourcar

    If that's not funny, then I failed.
     
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  6. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    To be clear...
    1. Valet mode is very different from the loaner-speed-limit setting.
    2. They've been doing the loaner-speed-limit setting for a while now -- just not consistently across service centers or even within each service center.
     
  7. GoTslaGo

    GoTslaGo Learning Member

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    I thought it was in a valet mode, but my wife checked on our most recent loaner and said that it wasn't reading out valet mode.

    Like brianman said...
     
  8. Skotty

    Skotty 2014 Model S P85

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    Yeah, I was just trying to coin a phrase for getting feature limited on a loaner car. :)
     
  9. stevem

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    I have a loaner car right now in NJ and it is not speed limited. It's a classic 85, for what it's worth. But I know it's not capped at 80mph.
     
  10. anxman

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    All loaners and test drive cars have been limited to 80mph since at least early 2014.
     
  11. Lump

    Lump Active Member

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    Not all, sometimes they miss capping one.
     
  12. GoTslaGo

    GoTslaGo Learning Member

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    Not going to ask how you know....
     
  13. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Incorrect.

    Disclosure: I don't always drive below 81mph. Neither does much of the traffic on I-90 in some of the 70mph zones.
     
  14. K_style

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    isn't 80mph fast enough??? haha
     
  15. Fusion

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    I think it's a great idea considering what most people do to loaners. This will give their loaner cars better value when they are to be sold as a CPO vehicle.
     
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  16. Paul Carter

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    I thought the aim was to hit 88?
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    hmm... seems to be limited at 85. Huh.
     
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  17. anxman

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    I was certainly told by my sales rep that all loaners are at least intended to be speed limited. I could imagine that local locations forgot the process or didn't adhere to it.

    I test drove my P85 in March 2014 and it was rate limited on that test drive and that's when my rep indicated the speed limiting.
     
  18. Joetnr1

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    Totally sucks but I don't blame them.
     
  19. tenstringer009

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    I had a loaner about 3 weeks back and it also wasn't speed limited.
     
  20. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Personally, I think it is a very good idea. There are a lot of selfish people that love to abuse things that are not theirs. "oh it's a rental" mentality. Considering that we can be driving a "loaner" worth upwards of 100K and well over, as I have every time I have gotten one, it is in their best interest to do this.

    I support it fully and would actually drop the max speed to the regional max limit. I can drive balls out in my own car at my own risk. Which, of course, I do.
     
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