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My CPO experience

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by Bobasaurus, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. Bobasaurus

    Bobasaurus New Member

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    IMG_0127.JPG IMG_0126.JPG Ordered 5/5/17.
    Sean from Tesla called me that day. He estimated one month for delivery in Charlotte. The car was in FLA.
    I asked for updates 3 times. Every time Shannon from Tesla answered within 24 hours.
    Notified the car was ready on 6/15/17.

    We Picked up the car on 6/19/17.

    The pickup experience was awesome. The car looked great. It was super clean. They took about 45 minutes going over the car with me. All the people in Charlotte were friendly and helpful.

    We bought a loaded 2014 P85 with only 8000 miles. I have put a little over 350 miles on it so far and it has been great. I mean great great. We bought the car having never seen a Model S close up, a real leap of faith for us. As you can see we love fast blue cars.
     
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  2. s00nr1

    s00nr1 Boomer Sooner

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    Thanks for the write-up. Red calipers are definitely going to have to happen once I get my P85 in a few weeks.
     
  3. JHWJR

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    I love that shade of blue. Almost but not quite black. I got a blue Model X and, while I really like the color I got, darker blue would have been nice.
     
  4. Bobasaurus

    Bobasaurus New Member

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    I am now at 1138 miles of ownership. I thought I would post some of my thoughts so far.

    The car is awesome. I have noticed on this forum, as well as on Mustang and Cobra forums I have frequented in the past, that the posts can skew negative about small issues as people try and get help with issues on their cars. So here is my mostly positive post.

    1. These cars are awesome.
    2. After years of muscle cars in the 350 to 500 HP range, I really enjoy the silent stealthy nature of the P85 acceleration.
    3. The streaming music is awesome to me. I know it could probably be better, but I have truly enjoyed free commercial free music.
    4. The free music has stopped my conservative radio listening which has helped my blood pressure a little :)
    5. The car is virtually silent to me while moving, vastly different from our Prius and F-150
    6. The APP is great. I love being able to start the AC before I leave work in the afternoon.
    7. I like having a full tank every morning.
    8. I like the full screen NAV. The traffic display in colors is great. The second pop up NAV on the dashboard when you have a course plotted is great.
    9. I am spending around $0.01 per mile in energy in the Tesla compared to $0.03 in the Prius and $0.18 in the F150. This should save me $1800 a year in energy. About enough to pay the property taxes on the Tesla.
    10. The fit and finishes on my P85 are outstanding compared to other cars I have owned.

    A couple of negative for good measure.

    1. While sitting still if the AC is on and the radio is off then I can hear or feel the compressor or fan from the AC. I do not know which. It goes away if you are moving and is easily drowned out by the radio above Volume 3.
    2. I leave fingerprints on either the paint or the door handle when I close the door after exiting. Very frustrating. I need to carry a microfiber rag with me to clean that off :) :)

    If you are on the fence about a CPO purchase, go for it!

    Bobby
     
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  5. chargeshare

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    Thank you for sharing!
     
  6. Bobasaurus

    Bobasaurus New Member

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    After 10 weeks, 5126 miles, 2 software updates, and zero problems, I can state this is an awesome car.

    Keeping her clean is my only maintenance. I have settled on turtle wax ice wash, meguiars spray on detailer, meguiars ultimate wax, and griots interior cleaner.

    Bobby
     
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