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Purchasing used MS from Tesla vs 3rd party

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Tdblanchard, Dec 31, 2019.

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  1. cookie99

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    you cannot get an extended warranty anymore from tesla.
     
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    Um, yes you can. All the used cars on Tesla's site come with an extended warranty that isn't available otherwise. That's kinda why I started this thread ;-)
     
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    if you read his post, he purchased his car from a 3rd party dealer, which means he cannot get extended warranty anymore from tesla.

    take a look at this statement on tesla's page:

    Extended Service Agreement

    "Can anyone purchase an Extended Service Agreement?
    Owners (excluding 3rd party dealers and cars purchased from a 3rd party dealer) with Model S or Model X cars subject to the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, which are still within the eligible purchase period can purchase the Extended Service Agreement."

    the quote box means i am replying to his post, not yours ;-)
     
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    So I have my eye on this 2016 MS 70D. The only option they list it having is 21inch wheels. The car is over 200 miles away so I can’t really go kick the tires. I did manage to get a helpful sales person on the phone and they said it has a full sized spare which puzzled me.
    She also said I could provide Tesla with the VIN and they would tell me what options it shipped with. This is simply not true.
    The good ones seem to be disappearing off Tesla’s site and I’m tempted to take a day to go look at this bad boy but I’m also a bit skeptical.
    Any thoughts?
     
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    I am well aware of it - I am happy with the car I ended up with even without tesla extended warranty :)
    Earlier on an xtended warranty was part of the decision making process, but after talking to the service adviser ended up with the 3rd party.
     
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    send me a link, i'll take a look and see what i can decipher from the photos
     
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    As an update on my 2016 CPO, already glad for the warranty....so far:
    - both headlights have partial eyebrow run light failure, being replaced.
    - airbag recall done by a Ranger
    - yellow screen border logged and being scheduled for UV fix.
    - missing rear cup holder trim ordered and being replaced
    - uncorking rebadge scheduled

    Peace of mind = priceless
     
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    I was "this" close to taking the road trip to buy this one today because it seems all the MS's in Tesla's used inventory that meet my criteria are just going away. BUT the dealership advised me that included in my purchase price would be a $700 cost for LoJack!!!
    • Isn't LoJack redundant in a Tesla?
    • Doesn't LoJack drain the battery?
    • Can they really make that a compulsory add-on?
     
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    I spoke with a manager at the dealership and she said she could offer me a $200 discount on the LoJack since they can't uninstall it.
    I'm just wondering now if I'd still have to have it removed because of battery drain.

    Otherwise, I'm looking at taking home a 2016 70D MS in Obsidian Black with 21" wheels with only 24k miles for $47k all-in.
    Sound like a good deal???

    tessy-blk21.jpg
     
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    From what I've seen on the market, sounds like a fair deal. Does it come with free supercharging or enhanced auto pilot? Premium interior? any options at all?
     
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    I can’t get a straight answer on what options it has. It just came off of a lease. Would the previous owner have ordered it with just 21” wheels??
    One can hope the dealer is just oblivious...
     
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    Not as fair as this deal, which I just discovered last night and can't get over.

    TeslaCPO.io - Search Tesla's Vehicle Inventory



    I just picked up a 2014 P85D a couple of weeks ago for what felt like a great price until I came across this.

    In related news - be sure you are using sites like ev-cpo and teslacpo to get an idea of the deals you should be getting hot and bothered about.
     
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    then you didn’t buy it from a dealer. Once tesla is sold to dealer all warranties are void. If you transfer ownership from an individual your good
     
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    back in march 2019 , I bought a used 2015 70D with 10K miles on the clock from a 3rd party dealership.
    warranty was expiring at the end of 2019. The only thing that was transferrable was the unlimited free supercharging.
    In July of 2019, I purchased 2016 P90DL from Tesla website with 30K and the 4yr/50k warranty was in effect the day I picked up the car.
    Now I have 4 year up to 80K miles and battery warranty was 8 years ending 2024.
     
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    I just recently purchased a 75d through Tesla. I just dropped off the car for two recalls, uncorking and the passenger side headlight has partial eyebrow run light failure. I’m glad I purchased the car through Tesla, just for the peace of mind.
     
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    Remaining factory warranty (4year/50k from new) will go with the car as well as the battery and drive warranty (8 year/variable mileage depending on year/pack from new). Doesn't matter if it is private party or dealer. Some 3rd party dealer sites will even break down the remaining miles and months left on the factory warranty.
     
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    I’m pretty sure they would’ve sorted out any recalls even if you hadn’t purchased through Tesla...
     
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    Onlyusedtesla.com is another good site.

    But I must say that if you can get a new bumper to bumper warranty based on when you purchase from Tesla, that’s a heck of a deal.
     
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    Wow, that's crazy. However, I can't see the pictures of the actual car, so I'm assuming this had some kind of body damage to it. Still a great price.
     
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    Tesla gives a great warranty, but they took away free supercharging and premium connectivity from cars that previously had them grandfathered in. You should be able to keep those if you buy it 3rd party.
     

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