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P85D w/ Ludicrous

Discussion in 'Tesla for Sale' started by Fezzik, May 18, 2018.

  1. skreemer7

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    ESA- extended service warranty. The original owner can buy a 2 or 4 yr extended warranty before their current one expires.

    CPO- certified pre owned. These tesla vehicles come with a cpo warranty of 2 or 4 years depending on mileage at time of sale.
     
  2. SanDiegoGuy

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    Why do you say that this is the "Best Tesla EVER no contest..." ?

    What about later years model? 2016, 2017, etc...model? Wouldn't later models be better with better options and technology?

    Sorry, I am still new to the Tesla cars and I am trying to learn and absorbing as much knowledge as possible. Thanks.

    Oh, thank you Skreemer7 for the explanations.
     
  3. Fezzik

    Fezzik P100D, M3LR

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    #23 Fezzik, May 19, 2018
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    The P85D pre april 2015 had the + suspension. This is confirmed on this car to have the + Suspension. If I recall was a retrofit option that would have cost $13,000. The later cars after april 2015 do not come with the plus suspension.
     
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  4. Markk993

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    The P85D with + suspension has different sway bars, staggered rear tires and various other suspension parts that improve the handling dramatically... this was the big draw to a P85+ (which is where this suspension was introduced).... a standard P85 IMHO seems less "planted" on the road and tends to porpoise upon significant acceleration. some say that a NON + car is a slightly smoother ride but I think the air suspension balances that out..When the P85D was first introduced (in the first 6 months) most were built with the same suspension parts that the P85+ had. In my opinion the P85D+ is the best car made because it has the advantages of the D, it is significantly faster, it has AP1,, next gen seats AND it is a better handling car than a later version of the P85D and any other model since. My P85+ handles as well (if not better) than my 911. (2 totally different cars) In short it is the best of both worlds.

    As someone mentioned there was a time that you could upgrade to a + suspension for about 13K but they stopped doing that long ago.. a few months back Tesla changed the 21" rim option and now all 21" rims (on new cars) have staggered tires. But still they do not have the other + components. Again my opinion, but a car with this much power should feel "planted" or "sure footed" under hard acceleration and so forth.

    Without getting too long winded that is the reason why I (and others) say the P85D+ is the best Tesla made. It is the best combination of speed and handling.

    The degree to which you can truly appreciate this difference depends on your driving habits... and how far you push the car on a regular basis. If you are more of a cruiser then the + suspension is not as much of a wow but for those that are more "spirited" drivers, the car feels more predictable, and maybe even safer... Others have used the term "on rails".

    To clarify the ESA thing... it used to be that only the original owner could buy the extended warranty.. Now as long as the car has never passed through a dealership any current owner could buy the extended warranty. So the determining factor is that it must be a private sale vehicle that has never been through a dealership... when I bought my P85+ used 2 years ago I bought the ESA and started out with 6 total years of warranty and up to 100K in mileage... In some cases (like mine) this works out better than buying a certified pre-owned car from Tesla where I would have gotten 4 years and 50K miles tacked on to the current car mileage... Also some states like Nevada do not charge sales tax on private sale used vehicles so that saved me about 6K on top of everything else...

    Lastly, there are a lot of threads here on the merits (and drawbacks) of the + suspension. they might be helpful to read as well.

    Hope that helps
     
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  5. Fezzik

    Fezzik P100D, M3LR

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    Mark, That is a great explanation! Thanks!
     
  6. Litigate88

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    Beautiful car. Like others I wish this popped up a few months ago too...

    If I may ask, how do you like the Llumar CTX tint? I'm considering tinting my P85D.
     
  7. Olds442

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    this is one of those circumstances where you can get more than 4 years of warranty coverage. buying from a private seller has it's advantages.
     
  8. Fezzik

    Fezzik P100D, M3LR

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    I love it. There are different levels of the tint. Def get the one that reflects back the most heat. It cost a little more, but it makes driving much better during the summer having hot spots from the sun on you. We did the exact same for the model 3.
     
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  9. davidc18

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    okay, worked out a deal for the car. She is coming south to Miami!!!
     
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  10. Markk993

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    Congrats David... are you starting your own fleet?
     
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    I was just going to ask why is this car not sold yet, Congrats David!!!!!
     
  12. skreemer7

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    Damn... Congrats! Within 10% of asking price?
     
  13. davidc18

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    Have to work out the details for the drive back. It will be my longest trip by far. Its usually just up to Disney World and back. Any/all suggestions for the trip back are welcome.
     
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  14. Olds442

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    Drive it like you stole it.
     
  15. davidc18

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    Everyday!
     
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    David, thank you for taking this off the market and saving me 78k haha. Enjoy!
     
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  17. davidc18

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    Pictures when she gets to Miami!
     
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  18. Target

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    Super charging is easy, put in the destination and let it tell you were to stop and charge. If stopping overnight look for a destination charger before booking your room.

    If you do what the car tells you, it is easy as could be to drive one of these anywhere.

    Have paperwork in your car to show any officer that stops you that you just bought it, have a copy of that paperwork in the trunk in case it gets "lost". Presumably you will be driving it home with no plates. I just did this for a 400+ mile drive and strangely didn't get stopped once.

    Sweet car you bought, get it home in one piece.
     
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  19. HankLloydRight

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    #39 HankLloydRight, May 22, 2018
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    Oh yes, my wife thanks you!!

    I was secretly hoping my P85D+ was totaled, so I could buy this one.


    ** EDIT: My car was not in an accident. It was a hypothetical! Thank you all for your concern. ;)
     
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  20. davidc18

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    Good idea to have an extra copy of the paperwork. Heading up tomorrow morning. Not sure if I will head south on Wednesday or thThursd morning. Depends on traffic around chicago.
     

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