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New (to me) P85

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by CLLACAB, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. CLLACAB

    CLLACAB Member

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    Well, I've done it. After lurking on this site for a looooong time, I finally pulled the trigger on a 2013 MC Red P85 with 20K miles. I put a deposit on it last week, signed all the paperwork tonight, and am scheduled for a factory tour next Saturday prior to taking delivery. With the exception of Pano, it's got most everything else, including carbon fiber. No parking sensors or folding mirrors available at the time, but it does have a "B" battery. I want to thank all the posters to this site who have provided valuable insight into car, the good, the bad and the ugly. Hopefully, not to much of the last two will show themselves.

    However, I am asking for a little guidance. Except for the usual very close inspection of the vehicle, what are some of the things I should be looking for? Some items I've picked up through posts:
    - check the keys for wear, should be two
    - cargo mat: was this a standard item, should it be present
    - floor mats: did they come with the car or were they available for a slight additional cost
    - manuals: which books should be with the car
    - ????

    Thanks,
    Dave
     
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    There's no mats for the trunk and frunk. It comes with standard floor mats, you'll probably want to upgrade the entire car to weathertech (all weather) mats. The manual is all onscreen. Make sure you get all the correct adapters to go with your UMC.
     
  3. Xenoilphobe

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    Check the ingress/exgress areas near the door frame for excessive wear - have Tesla replace those panels if they are damaged..
     
  4. CLLACAB

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    Are you referring to the door sill areas?
     
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    #5 Xenoilphobe, Nov 14, 2015
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    It's the leather piece on the vertical B pillar near the seat belt (where the back of the seat meets the base - check front/rear/passenger/driver - mine are excessively worn (my P85+ was a demo/loaner)

    Also see if they will throw in an LTE and tire sensor upgrade ... what is the manufacture date? (check the drivers side door B Pillar (where the door latches on the body of the car)...
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    Also check tires/rims for damage (get a measurement of all tire tread depth), Also check that you receive the adapters for the mobile power charger (usually in trunk or glove box), and see if they will throw in an HPWC.
     
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    The manufacturer date is 5/13. Can you be more specific as to what the LTE and sensor upgrade are.


    Thanks,
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    The 5/2013 cars came standard with G3 Data connectivity, in later builds they upgraded the SIM Card and other components to LTE (it just a faster data connection for the NAV/Music). The sensor upgrade can be retrofitted too - it shows the tire pressure for each individual tire verses the idiot light that says check for low tire inflation....
     
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    Thanks for the quick response. I'll send off a note to my delivery specialist.
     
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    These retrofits cost money. I highly doubt they will put them on for free, especially when they were never included in any 2013 models. LTE was not implemented until summer of 2015. Anyone that wanted the upgrade to LTE had to fork out some dough.
     
  12. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    The LTE upgrade is $500. I believe it's worth it.
    The tire pressure upgrade is $1000. I don't believe it's worth it.
    The folding mirror is $1500. Not worth it either. (also the $1500 isn't a current price)
    Every other upgrade I've heard about is significantly more.
     
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    I think the LTE upgrade is worth it... everything else seems like a waste, but the data connection is something you will use daily...
     
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    Sorry quick question, how do you check if your battery is an A,B pack?
     
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    B is good for a car of that vintage. Even the A pack is fine really, but the B pack allows for a better supercharger experience.
     
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    Respect your lungs and keep the microfiber mats.

    The rubber mats will not keep the dirt in. After the mud dries and you grind it up with your shoes, the AC will be blowing dirt all over the car.
     
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    Its good to see so many forum members helping the new guy. Hopefully I'll be that new guy one day and will call upon the cumulative experiences of the forum for help.
     
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    We took delivery of a 2013 P85 at the end of June. Ours is a Feb/2013 car, but sounds like its got similar equipment (no folding mirrors, parking sensors, etc). Our car was in excellent condition with a few items. The driver's door panel was scuffed, and the two passenger wheels had scuffs.

    Our delivery specialist was very helpful and gave us some time to walk around the car and inspect it, but we never had a formal inspection form or review to do. In hind sight, I would have done that, and recommend you point out every bit of damage you see. They may not fix/replace all of it, but my guess is they may do more than you expect.

    Tesla replaced our drivers door panel when we mentioned it, but we didn't mention the scuffs on the wheels. I just figured we were buying a used car, that's the condition we get it in. Turns out, the wheels were bent. Tesla didn't have records of the scuffs being there, and my wife, myself and all our friends and family who first saw the car remember them being there from when we first got it.

    Tesla made a generous offer to replace both wheels if I paid to replace a damaged rear tire, so I'm happy. Again, in hindsight, I should have just been more nit-picky, but whatever.

    Overall the car's been great. We love it and are happy we were able to get in to a really loaded P85 at less cost. Our car has pretty much every option available at the time except the rear facing seats and the cold weather package.

    Our car came with carpet mats in front and back, there's carpeting in the cargo area in the back, and a carpet mat in the frunk. We're going to get the rubber matts at some point, just absorbing other first costs first: 240v/50amp service to the garage, snow tires on 19" wheels, additional UMC adapters, mylar sunshade, tire iron, jack, Torklift tow hitch...
     

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