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Model 3 pre-owned checklist and pricing

hari-bhari

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Nov 4, 2019
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Atlanta, GA
I am considering a LR RWD Model 3 with 22k miles, premium interior, aero wheels, and EAP with FSD for around $43,500. Build date is Jan 2018 so it has the newer suspension (but I know there have been several damper revisions since then). I have to fly somewhere to see it and then drive it back, so I want to make sure all my ducks are in a row. This is about a $7,500-$10,000 discount from new after considering the tax credit (I ordered on 10/31 before the price hike).

Please let me know what you think about the price and also the below checklists.

My friend in the area will be inspecting it for the following

Cosmetic:
  • Dings/Scratches
  • Swirl Marks
  • Panel Fitment
  • Curb Rash - aero caps and actual wheels (if easy to remove, otherwise ok)
  • Seats - stains, rips, wearing out of finish, etc
  • Screen - scratches, dead pixels

Mechanical:
  • Ride quality - harsh? There have been several suspension revisions
  • If possible - get photo of part number from springs/struts (but this may not be doable without raising car)
  • Rattles (try to drive on rough roads)
  • Suspension over speedbumps (if you can find any)
  • Road noise on highway (60 mph and above)
  • Battery life - current mileage remaining divided by battery percentage should give a total range estimate
  • Steering wheel controls
  • Door controls
  • Windows
  • Speakers, fade in all directions.
  • Trunk and Frunk
  • Folding mirrors
  • AC/heat fans

Before the sale, I am requesting this from the seller:

  • General
    • VIN - photograph from car and/or app
    • Odometer Picture
    • Battery percentage and range (I can divide this to get a total range and get a sense of battery life)
    • Remaining tire tread depth
    • Did you have the 2 year service - mainly cabin filter change and brake fluid check?
    • Software version and AP version
    • Mobile charging kit parts all present
    • Two key cards
  • Features
    • Picture showing EAP and FSD purchase
    • Picture showing premium interior and sound
    • Autopilot settings screen
  • Other questions
    • Did you supercharge often, if so any estimate of how many times?
    • What was the home charger type, and what was the common min and max you used for charging (i.e. 40-80%, 20-90%?)
    • Was the car garaged?
    • I am assuming it has seen snow - was it washed after the season to remove salt
    • What was your mileage split - highway, city?
    • Any services or problems you had repaired?
    • Any collisions? Has any panel been re-painted


Anything else I am missing? Thanks in advance!
 

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