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Ordered CPO - delivering soon

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by mrod1975, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. mrod1975

    mrod1975 Member

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    So, I am joining the Tesla family soon! After a few weeks of stalking Tesla Inventory Search, I found the car I was looking for and placed a deposit on a 2013 Model S 85 with the following details:

    59,783 miles
    Pearl White Paint
    All Glass Panoramic Roof
    21" Silver Turbine Wheels
    Grey Nappa Leather Seats
    Carbon Fiber Decor
    Standard Headliner
    Free Supercharging
    Smart Air Suspension
    Ultra High Fidelity Sound
    Tech Package
    Parking sensors (as per Used Vehicle Sales Advisor)
    TPSM Monitoring (not by individual tire as per Used Vehicle Sales Advisor)
    3G connectivity


    Timeline:

    September 22nd - Deposit placed over the phone with Used Vehicle Sales Advisor (UVSA). Estimated delivery is four to six weeks. Vehicle located in Dallas TX so no transport fee to Austin TX.

    September 22nd
    - Financing approved at local credit union. (2.3% up to 72 months.)

    September 22nd
    - Uploaded all documents to Tesla website (driver's license, insurance, trade-in information, etc.).

    September 23rd
    - Emailed a bunch of questions and requested Carfax.

    September 25th
    - All questions answered and Carfax received from Used Vehicle Sales Advisor

    October 2nd
    - Emailed a request for an update on vehicle status.

    October 5th
    - UVSA advised it is in Austin "ready for detail". Also requests more information (financing information, trade-in payoff amount, etc.) which is provided that same day.

    October 6th
    - UVSA advises car will be ready "within the next week or so" because the CPO process actually started before my deposit was placed because someone else was to buy the car but the deal didn't go through. I was told it was because the previous buyer's financing fell through but cannot be sure if that is accurate or not.

    October 6th
    - I visit the Austin Service Center to get a look at the vehicle. It is in the parking lot waiting for detail, just like the UVSA said. It looks to be in very good condition. All panel gaps look good. All wheels look excellent. Tires look brand new. While looking at the vehicle, a guy comes over and asks if I have any questions. Turns out he's the Service Manager and we end up talking for about 20 minutes about Tesla, the vehicle, and the Service Center. He gives me a tour of the facility and asks me to let him know when my delivery appointment is so that he can join in the delivery (and celebration). Really cool guy!

    While the UVSA could not give me a printed list of all previous work on the vehicle due to privacy reasons for the previous owner (which I do not fully agree with or understand that reasoning), he did share with me the following:

    Annual service performed Sept 2017
    AC compressor warranty work performed Sept 2017
    New tires Sept 2017
    Alignment Sept 2017
    12V battery replaced Sept 2017
    Drive unit replaced July 2017
    Wheels recently refurbished
    Body scratches recently refurbished
    MCU updated (didn't note the date)
    Charge port magnet warranty performed (didn't note the date)
    Pretensioners replaced (didn't note the date)
    3rd generation floor mats (didn't note the date)
    Acoustic cover warranty work (didn't note the date)
    Seat belt trim warranty work (didn't note the date)
    Additional key fob (didn't note the date)

    First few items I plan to get immediately after delivery are:

    Tesla cable organizer
    Tire road hazard warranty from local Discount Tire (they have always been good to me)
    Tint as dark as legally possible
    Wheel guards
    All weather mats
    Wheel locks
    Paint protection wrap

    Items planned to get as-needed

    Fob holders
    Abstract Ocean replacement light bulbs
    Center console
    Cubby tray
    Dashboard for Tesla app
    Fronk organizer
    Trunk organizer
    Roof shades
    Screen protector

    Well, I think that's my story. I welcome any and all feedback from this wonderful community.

    Martin
     
  2. greeninja

    greeninja Member

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    I put my deposit down on 9/19, hitting 3 weeks tomorrow. Mine had to be delivered from Cali, last tuesday it was being refurbished so I am hoping this week, but I was told 4-6 weeks as well. Wait is killing me.
     
  3. ekimsurfer

    ekimsurfer New Member

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    Thinking of ordering CPO but it sounds INSANE to me to put a non-refundable deposit down on a 50-80k car without pictures or any information on it besides the battery size and year/mileage. I have been in contact with Tesla and apparently the car I am interested in is out as a service loaner racking up miles and in harms way. Did you guys have a similar experience? They also don't really care if you want the car or not since there is a list a mile long of people wanting Teslas. The girl on the phone said people pay 50-100k for a used Tesla every day UNSEEN. Thoughts?
     
  4. mrod1975

    mrod1975 Member

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    First, I agree with your position about buying a car sight unseen. However, if you have 100% decided to buy a Tesla then I don't think putting down a non-refundable deposit is a big risk. You would simply transfer it to another vehicle if the one you initially select doesn't work out.

    Also, the For Sale listings usually have pictures of the car (NOT the actual car, though) along with all relevant information - miles, color, options. What information is missing?
     
  5. CLLACAB

    CLLACAB Member

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    Basic advice: get a copy of the alignment specs. Inspect the car carefully. Get any issues documented on a Due Bill. And don’t be afraid to walk if they don’t agree to resolve any issues.
     
  6. mrod1975

    mrod1975 Member

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    Thank you, CLLACAB. We took a quick look at it over the weekend while it waits for detail and noticed the driver's seat looked noticeably worn. We are hoping that the detailing will make it much better and at this point is our main concern. I'd hope that if it can't be detailed to look a lot better then they might replace the seat (or re-upholster it).
     
  7. mrod1975

    mrod1975 Member

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    Update:

    10/17: We have a delivery date. We have a 10AM appointment on Monday, 10/23.

    Super. Excited!!
     
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