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No. 453 in Twilight Blue for sale

Discussion in 'Tesla for Sale' started by LuisV, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. LuisV

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    #1 LuisV, Mar 19, 2010
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    Looking to sell this 13 month-old Roadster even though it’s the most fun I’ve ever had while driving. 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds is fun, but 30 to 90 mph is awesome!

    Details: 2008 model, 3,000 miles, No. 453, California car pool lane sticker, and Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) parking decal

    Location: Orange County, California

    Exterior:
    • Twilight Blue metallic paint
    • Soft-top convertible

    Interior:
    • Stereo unit with navigation
    • Bluetooth connectivity
    • Sirius satellite radio
    • Premium 7-speaker sound with subwoofer
    • Homelink door opener
    • Premium two-toned leather interior

    Security features:
    • Vehicle theft-deterrent and immobilizer system
    • Security PIN for starting the vehicle
    • Valet mode to restrict power output

    Charging
    • Selling with high power home charging station
    • Spare mobile charging connector

    Asking: $82,500
    Send interest or questions via SMS to (949) 510-5847 include phone number or email address for reply.

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  2. tomsax

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    Unless they've changed it since the last time I tried, valet mode doesn't restrict speed, range or acceleration. It does impose a power limit, which means you get a lot of acceleration when going slowly, but it tapers off as speed increases. Last time I tried it, I hit 80 mph before driving conditions forced me to slow down.
     
  3. vfx

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    Shouldn't this be under a "Valet Mode" thread?
     
  4. user497

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    He was referring to the valet mode description in LuisV's initial post:

    But LuisV is correct that the speed is restricted (at least in the 2010), as seen in the owner's manual:

    However, since LuisV's car is 9 months old, would that make it a 2008? Or were they selling 2010s that far back?
     
  5. mnx

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    It's a 2008, you can tell by the interior. (take a look at the gear shifter.... the 2010's have a pushbutton gear selector, not a traditional looking one.

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  6. tomsax

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    You can tell by the VIN. 500 was the last 2008, 501 and higher is 2010.
     
  7. LuisV

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    tomsax and mnx are correct. It is a 2008 model.
    I've also corrected the original post to correct the valet section.
     
  8. LuisV

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    Still has not sold. Price has been dropped to $82,500.
     
  9. LuisV

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    Finally sold for $77,000.
     
  10. tomsax

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    Out of curiosity, did VIN 453 have a salvage title? I'm curious to know why it sold for so little.
     
  11. LuisV

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    No, it was not a salvage title. 453 was in perfect condition. $77K was the best retail price we could get. Several dealers offered $70K. 453 and 396 both had eBay auctions bid up to the low $70,000's. So $77K seemed to be a good price after being on the market for almost five months.
     

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