TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Looking for a cheaper Model S

Discussion in 'Want to Buy' started by blrm71, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. blrm71

    blrm71 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2017
    Messages:
    23
    Location:
    PA
    Hello all,

    I graduated from college last May with a degree in computer science and got a good job. I've been casually looking for a Model S, but decided to seriously start looking. I figured I'd post here and see what becomes of it.

    I'm looking for any trim where the price is lower, $40k is the absolute max I can go right now. The only features I really am concerned with are the following:
    • If it's a 60, I'd like to try to get one with less than 60k miles because of the warranty on the batteries
    • Exterior colors: white, silver, gray, red, black
    • Interior colors: gray, black, or white
    • Supercharging capability
    • Anything else would be a bonus!
    Also, I'm okay with a reconstructed title, as long as the vehicle has been repaired and certified by Tesla so it's eligible for updates, can supercharge, and has the battery/drivetrain warranty. I know that these criteria make it a bit tough, but any help would be appreciated!

    Thanks!
     
  2. RichardD

    RichardD Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2017
    Messages:
    536
    Location:
    Texas
  3. RichardD

    RichardD Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2017
    Messages:
    536
    Location:
    Texas
    CPO will give you a great warranty.. if you want the 85...
    85 kWh Model S 5YJSA1CN9DFP10427 | Tesla
    and its in New York..

    Give Tesla a call they may have a few more hiding..


    Brent Seavey | Pre-Owned Sales Advisor, Midwest/Central U.S.
    50 W Ogden Ave | Westmont, IL 60559
    w 847-579-0028 x 72102 / m 630-849-4233 | [email protected]



    Office Hours 10-6 / Off Thursday and Sunday

    He is who helped me.. Great guy to work with!
     
  4. Plan B

    Plan B Active Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2015
    Messages:
    3,605
    Location:
    PDX
    He's a good guy.
     
  5. blrm71

    blrm71 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2017
    Messages:
    23
    Location:
    PA
    Thanks so much for getting back to me so quickly! I'll check in with him and see what he suggests. Those are just a little too far out there in price for me right now, but I appreciate you showing me that site though, it'll be really helpful!
     
  6. J King

    J King Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2012
    Messages:
    30
    Location:
    Texas
    This is an old thread, but are you still looking? I have a 2012 With extended warranty, for around 40,000. 73,000 miles on it. I bought it new and no problems with the car. Let me know if you are interested, I will watch this thread.
     
  7. blrm71

    blrm71 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2017
    Messages:
    23
    Location:
    PA
    Hi J King, sorry I never closed this thread out! I ended up buying one back in June (2013 CPO w/ 49.5k miles for $43k). Thanks for reaching out though, good luck selling yours!
     
    • Like x 2
  8. thegooch49

    thegooch49 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2017
    Messages:
    169
    Location:
    Pacific NW
    My understanding is that Tesla won't deal with a reconstructed title....period. They will recondition cars that have had accidents, but a salvage title is a different story. I would seriously reconsider a Tesla w/ a salvage title......They can be a resale nightmare.
     
  9. blrm71

    blrm71 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2017
    Messages:
    23
    Location:
    PA
    After weighing out all the possibilities, I agree that it seemed like a bad plan. I ended up going the CPO (it was CPO when I bought mine, now they changed the name to "used"). Figured it was safest bet to buy one with a fresh 4yr./50k warranty. Mine came is amazing condition, a lot of people actually thought I bought a new car haha. I've read some horror stories, but it went well for me.
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC