I would anticipate at minimum 30 miles a day for 6 days a week with the maybe an 88 mile drive home for holidays. I’m a new college student and my current 10 mpg is killing me. I’ll try to get more information on the drive unit. Is there any other things that you can remember about why the 2013 s failed early on?I'd say the sweet spot for a pre-refresh Model S would be a mid-2015 or later as you will get AP1, next gen seats, and the revised drive motors. It might be possible to get AP1 hardware on a 2014 but it was option at that point and not standard. Price would be closer to $45k though which puts it in the same range as a Model 3 I believe and for that money, I'd probably go for the 3.
In all honesty, with 142k miles, I would be shocked if the drive unit wasn't replaced at least once in the 2013. If you can get it for closer to $17k, it would probably be a decent buy.
How much driving (e.g. range) would you anticipate needing?
I agree that a 2015+ Model S will generally be more reliable, however, you could also argue that this specific 2013 Model S with 142K miles has already shown high reliability and is unlikely to have issues at this point in its lifespan.Free Supercharging is transferable as long as its a private sale. As a pervious 2014 P85 owner I would recommend against getting the older model cars they have quite a few areas that are known to fail. Most of which have been solved for the most part in the 2015+ model years. I know the 2013 is quite cheap but remember these cars are not cheap to fix since basically all your options for fixes are through Tesla. I would definitely save up for a 2015+ model you will definitely not regret it
That is assuming that the previous owner(s) replaced parts that failedI agree that a 2015+ Model S will generally be more reliable, however, you could also argue that this specific 2013 Model S with 142K miles has already shown high reliability and is unlikely to have issues at this point in its lifespan.
According to the seller:That is assuming that the previous owner(s) replaced parts that failed
Thanks guys, I’m used to v8 muscle cars and just can’t wrap my head around 142k miles. Probably because I’ve never owned electric.
The seller claims the only things that were serviced is tires, a set of brakes, etc. Nothing computer related.
I want the model 3 but for now I can only afford the older Model S. I appreciate the info.