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Picking up my CPO next week, what should I make sure I inspect?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Havok1327, Feb 3, 2017.

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  1. Havok1327

    Havok1327 Member

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    The CPO I ordered a month ago, is due to arrive next week. What things should I make sure I inspect when I go to look at the car? I know tradition car stuff, tires, paint, brakes, etc. But what thing should I look for or ask questions on that I'm not thinking about that others have seen or run into?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Tam

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    Pretty much as you said wear and tear, fit and finish.
     
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    I'd look at 90 percent and fully charged battery range and also check to be sure the UMC works properly. It there's any problem with the battery or the charging system (which is highly unlikely), you are nontheless facing some major problems.
     
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    Someone previously made this delivery checklist for their Model X I will copy it below. Sorry, i don't remember who to give credit to......:confused:


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  5. CLLACAB

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    Don't forget to check the windshield for damage or cracks; ask for the alignment specs - ask for this ahead of time; look at the splitter in the back - not uncommon to find it cracked; check the fit/finish on the hood, doors, etc; check the inside of the tires for excessive wear - might be worthwhile to bring a gauge to check tread depth. But most importantly, get everything you find noted on a "Due Bill." If you don't have it documented, it may be difficult to get them to fix things. Enjoy the car!!
     
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    Curious -- What do you mean by the "splitter in the back?"
     
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    Mine was replaced as part of due bill for my CPO. Apparently it's an easy point to bottom out when offloading the vehicle from a trailer.

     
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  8. Az_Rael

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    The biggest thing when picking up a CPO is to get all cosmetic issues you are concerned about noted and on the due bill, since this is the last chance you get to fix those items. So scratches, dents, damaged interior pieces, etc. Also any issues with the wear parts: tires, brakes, etc. I would check the underside of the car just to make sure there is no damage from improper jacking or towing.

    All mechanical issues should be taken care of via the warranty, so that is less of an issue during delivery.

    I had a misaligned trim piece on mine that I had added to the due bill.
     
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    I picked mine up two weeks ago. I got some scratches and moulding issues noted on due bill and I'm taking it into the service center in a couple of weeks to get addressed. Bring a tape measure so you can measure any scratches. I made the mistake of not bringing one. I believe anything larger than 3/8" should be fixed. I had scratches way longer than that. Your documentation should explain what is supposed to be fixed vs not.
     
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    The splitter is the chrome piece at the back on the bottom. Easy to crack.
     
  11. Havok1327

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    Thank you everyone for the great information. I've made some checkout sheet to take with me when I pick up the car. It looks like the key is getting anything I find wrong and want fixed on the "Due Bill"
     
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    Something we didn't even *think* to check, or that would be a consideration.....picked up our 2014 P85 2+ weeks ago now......it has 3G service and NOT 4G or LTE. $500 to upgrade. Not included with our CPO.
     
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    Mine also had 3G. That is going to depend on the era car you are buying and if the original owner did the upgrade or not. I am not sure when they broke in that change. I did the upgrade on mine - it was worth it for me.
     
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    Early June of 2015 production
     
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    So the LTE sticks with the car? That's good to know. Do they tell you what your car has when you pick it up? Or do you have to ask / find it on your own on the control unit?
     
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    It's as easy as looking on the top of the screen like you would on your smartphone, LTE or 3G. I was lucky, my CPO car was produced in early 2015, but somehow had LTE in it. Saved me $500 from upgrading.
     
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    I think you would have to ask the sales rep to find out (unless you have access to the car). It's a hardware upgrade, so no way for it to go with the prior owner.
     
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