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Need help deciding, CPO P85 with no tech package

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by xceler8tion, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. xceler8tion

    xceler8tion Member

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    Found a really good price on a CPO P85 Model S and quickly placed a deposit on it.

    Specs:
    2013 Pearl White P85
    Smart Air Suspension
    Pano roof
    19" base wheels
    Grey Performance Seats
    ~48,000 miles
    $40,000 + shipping ~1500 = $41500

    Unforturnately, after I placed the order, I realized there was no tech package, which means no GPS, no power liftgate trunk, no xenon headlights, and no keyless entry.

    I'm looking at another one with 65k miles, all of the above with sound studio, 21" wheels, and tech package for $46,000.

    I'm also an early Model 3 reservationist ordered online on 3/31 before reveal and am in California. Which one would you guys pick? Should I wait for the model 3? The S would come in handy with the larger trunk and frunk. We have a 2nd kid on the way, which is why I'm debating to get a used S over the new 3.
     
  2. SoCalLawyer

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    I'm sorta in the same boat as you with kids.

    M3 reservation in cali and I just put an order for a cpo p85 for $41k with tech and rear.

    My plan was to drive it until loaded M3 comes out but the recent drop in values is making me second guess my decision. I think if you need the space - 2 car seats with hatch, go with an MX lol.
     
  3. Ness

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    Other option would be to get a non-P with lower miles. I pulled the trigger about a month ago on a 2014 S85 with Autopilot and 22K miles for $58.5K.

    In terms of helping with resale, I imagine Autopilot is going to really help but also increased the price. I understand the appeal of the P, but decided I would probably get more use out of Autopilot. I would also absolutely get Tech over P. The stats are nice, but most of the comparisons I saw suggested that the real difference is only at full charge and the rear wheel only P's rear tires.

    I did give some thought to the new high mileage 2 year CPO's when they were released but decided the extra 2 years were nice to have and the only ones with Autopilot have a ton of miles or were signing more.

    In my case I need a new car this summer because my lease is up, so the Model 3 was never a consideration for me.
     
  4. SM18

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    For that price difference, I'd definitely get the one with all the extras. The early Model S without the tech package was pretty embarrassing and I think you'll appreciate the automatic trunk a lot more than you might expect.
     
  5. Shortmanz

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    I agree - hold out for one with the tech package, even if you have to pass on a P.
     
  6. Brian R.

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    Try to get a hold of your region's CPO contact and ask. According to my metro rep she said it's something that is easily "turned on" since most if not all of it is in software.
     
  7. freeewilly

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    No tech package still have GPS and google map, but no turn by turn instruction.
     
  8. Transcend

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    I find it hard to live without the Tech Package. The amenities would outweigh P for me.
     
  9. xceler8tion

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    Tesla said they can add the turn by turn for $1000, bring the total to $42500 with shipping. I think I might just go for the brown one to get the full tech package, and studio sound package.
     
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  10. xceler8tion

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    Ended up finding a P85+ with tech package, pano roof, 21" wheels, spoiler, and smart suspension. Thanks guys for the recommendations.
     
  11. kev1n

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    how much did that end up price wise?
     
  12. xceler8tion

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    Great price, congratulations. If you change your mind, you can probably resell it for a similar amount.
     
  14. cab

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    I have to laugh when I read articles about how the Model S doesn't depreciate nearly as bad as other cars. It may not be "as bad" as some other cars, but I bought a 3 year old Model S last year and I'm still depreciating at a rate of $1200+/mo. Brutal.

    The current deals are pretty sweet. I do, however, find them cyclical with Tesla. A couple times a year, they appear to dump more cars into their CPO program and the prices drop, and then the deals are fewer until the next big batch.
     

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