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Opportunity to trade in my 85 for a P85.. worth it?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by BIG ACH, May 12, 2018.

  1. BIG ACH

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    So I've recently walked into an opportunity to trade in my S85 with 16,000 miles for a P85 with 29,000 miles... Pretty much at an even exchange $ wise.

    The question is... Do I do it? Is it really worth it? I don't want to make the trade, hit the pedal and be like, that's it?

    I really really want the power factor.... But there's also a sentimental factor.. my current S was my father's car and I inherited last year when he passed away.

    Just wondering what others here would do.
     
  2. Olds442

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    what would your dad advise you to do? that seems like the best way to approach this situation.

    i can't think of one Tesla owning dad telling you not to grab the P85, but i'm often wrong.
     
  3. BIG ACH

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    Lol... Hilariously, I think my dad would have been that ONE Tesla owning dad that would say the P is not worth it.

    This was a fundamental difference between him and I.

    I always had to have the fastest car within my given budget... Options be damned... my dad on the other hand thought "fast is fast enough.. let's get the car fully loaded!"
     
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  4. Olds442

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    Haha! See I told you I was often wrong. (never fails, ever.)

    I love my P85 but rarely go to the floor with the pedal. (That's my story and I don't care what the Tesla data for my car says, computers lie.)

    Go with your gut on the decision, that's the best I have. We sound like similar types, I'd do it in a heartbeat.
     
  5. Stan Moraski

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    When I was deciding two years ago on a s85 CPO vs. a p85 CPO at about $5K more, I explained to a good friend the 0-60 difference of 5.4 vs 4.2. His immediate response was “you’re gonna be dead a long time, go for the 4.2”.
    Enough said, do not regret the decision for one second.
     
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  6. Krash

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    Can we retitle the thread this?
     
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  7. Silent Ludicrosy

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    Trade in for performance model 3 instead.
     
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    Under typical driving conditions, you won't notice the difference between an S85 and P85. With our P85 (and S 100D, with the same 0-60 acceleration), except for showing off on highway entrance ramps (and then rapidly slowing back down to the posted speed limit), you probably won't notice the difference. The S85 is still faster than most cars on the road...

    If you are going to change - going to a dual motor configuration will improve range - which you can see, if you are taking any road trips.
     
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    S85 to P85 is like going from corked 75D to uncorked. To me it was like getting a totally different car. If the P85 is optioned to your liking, I'd do it. You've got a great car either way.
     
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  10. cmaster

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    You'll most likely go through more tires on a P85 than the regular 85.
     
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    You can really tell if it is a classic S85 vs a P85 in daily driving. I used to get S85 loaners all the time when I had my P85, and there was a huge difference in the power curve between the two.
     
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  12. croman

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    Your constant smile from better acceleration will save you from facial wrinkles.
     
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    The difference in torque, what controls the first few seconds of acceleration and also what people call the butt dyno, would be significant. We don't have a RWD P in the Performance metrics but I would guess 600Nm, up from 450Nm.

    My dad would have wanted me to trade.
     
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  14. Electricious

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    I'd definitely go for a P85 or rather an 85D which will give you the same acceleration, plus AWD and AP.

    Even if you pay a bit more I would instead look for an 85D.
     
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    The P85 has almost double the mileage and is much closer to the 50K warranty limit. That is something to factor into any decision. Another question of concern would be: why does the other party want to trade their P85 for your 85? How have the the P85's 29,000 miles been driven (would anyone pay for the "P", if they didn't intend to use it) and how has the battery been treated?
     
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  16. croman

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    Both cars are probably losing warranty due to age more than miles.

    I think the 85 is better optioned.
     
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  17. BIG ACH

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    The trade in discussions are with Tesla directly. Not an individual seller...

    The P85 I was eyeing got sold :/

    There's a P85+ here in FL that may fit the bill... But with even more miles.. grrr

    Non negotiables are the rear facing seats (wife's request). Other than that I'm pretty flexible.
     
  18. croman

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    Plus suspension is really nice. Mileage on a Tesla isn't as big of a deal as with other cars.
     
  19. Olds442

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    That's a plus. Worth it.
     
  20. BIG ACH

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    You guys are a bad influence lol...

    The difference is now my 16,000 miles vs 38,000 miles on the P85+
     
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