TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Status of my Model S P85 after 3-plus years and 55,000 miles

Discussion in 'Model S' started by artsci, Nov 10, 2016.

  1. artsci

    artsci Sponsor

    Joined:
    May 10, 2012
    Messages:
    5,223
    Location:
    Timonium, Maryland
    Now that I’ve passed 3 years of ownership and 55,000 miles of driving (including a cross-country trip) I thought it might be informative to post the current status of the car in several categories.

    Range: When new, my 85 Kwh battery, charged to 90 percent, provided 224-225 miles of range. Today it provides 220-221 -- less then a 2% decline in range. I rarely fully charge the battery and follow Tesla’s general advice about maintaining battery longevity.

    Exterior paint and finish, interior: With weekly washings and frequent detailing, the car still looks as good as new. Permanon Jet Shine, which I’ve now been using for about 6 months, certainly helps maintain the like-new appearance. The interior is cleaned when the car is washed and detailed and the leather treated with top quality materials annually. It also looks like new.

    Major problems and repairs: Two drive train replacements, two 12v battery replacements, one door handle fix, and one GPS fix – all covered under warranty at no cost. Everything else has been very minor. As I have ranger service, all of this has been done at little inconvenience to me.

    Tire wear: I’ve been through three full tire replacements, the first within 10K miles. The problem has been uneven wear on the rear tires. But since I installed adjustable real camber links, the rear wear problem has diminished dramatically. I got 40K miles out of my 2nd set and they probably had another 10K left when I replaced them last month.

    In all I could not be more pleased. Service has been outstanding and performance of the car remains exceptional.
     
    • Like x 15
    • Informative x 7
  2. Boourns

    Boourns Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2016
    Messages:
    891
    Location:
    Dallas
    What's your VIN range?
     
  3. artsci

    artsci Sponsor

    Joined:
    May 10, 2012
    Messages:
    5,223
    Location:
    Timonium, Maryland
    Last four 8950.
     
  4. gabeincal

    gabeincal Enjoying Napa life the electric way

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2016
    Messages:
    490
    Location:
    Napa, CA, USA
    Fantastic feedback, I'm pleased that you're happy with as a Tesla owner and also good to know that my car will be in top condition at 3yrs/50k mi!
     
  5. Zextraterrestrial

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2010
    Messages:
    3,714
    Location:
    Humboldt/Los Altos
    I am at 55K(well, 54238 today) too - <1 mo shy of 4 years, V1538. quite a few more replacement parts than you but just 1 DU. and no parts for ~ 2 years now. Battery was swapped in the early contactor upgrade period around the time they stopped swapping batteries and would just retrofit them. So I have a B battery with ~35k miles and [email protected]%. 3 years of autocross, a hillcilmb + many enduro races ... and 8 sets of tires!
     
    • Informative x 1
  6. Justicepool

    Justicepool Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2016
    Messages:
    180
    Location:
    Texas
    Production date is more useful than VIN :)
     
  7. artsci

    artsci Sponsor

    Joined:
    May 10, 2012
    Messages:
    5,223
    Location:
    Timonium, Maryland
    Late April 2013
     
    • Like x 1
  8. frebay

    frebay Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2015
    Messages:
    44
    Location:
    Los Angeles, Ca
    Can you elaborate on "Tesla’s general advice about maintaining battery longevity"
     
  9. dabbler

    dabbler Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2015
    Messages:
    55
    Location:
    Toledo, OH
    I am often asked the question regarding the longevity of the Model S specifically the battery. I have recently passed 76,000 miles and 90% charge is at 259. Purchased as a CPO with 45,400 miles and have replaced drivers door handle and primary charger thru a Ranger who performed the work in my garage. DU, 12vt. battery and tires were replaced during the CPO inspection. I have rotated tires every 6k and have 30,500 miles on this set. The only maintenance that I do now is keep her clean.
     
  10. palmer_md

    palmer_md Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2012
    Messages:
    719
    Location:
    Hermosa Beach, CA
    Finally a thread I enjoyed reading today. Thank you for sharing your experience with your car. I love all the upgrades you've performed as well.
     
  11. MrJones390

    MrJones390 Space Boat

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2015
    Messages:
    259
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    I take it as charge to 90% unless going on a road trip and keep the car plugged in as much as possible.
     
  12. DIL

    DIL Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2013
    Messages:
    458
    Location:
    Danville, CA
    OP - If buying today how would you configure your car?
     
  13. number12

    number12 Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2016
    Messages:
    1,186
    Location:
    Tesla
    Is ranger service included?

    What mileage From SC are you? I am on boarder and am curious how that works.
     
  14. NAVALARCHITECT

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2016
    Messages:
    39
    Location:
    Southern California
    OP, are you considering extended warranty due to how many times you had to use it?
     
  15. Stan Moraski

    Stan Moraski Brownout

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2016
    Messages:
    17
    Location:
    Canton, CT
    Great post artsi! Could you elaborate on the adjustable rear camber links because my 2013 CPO P85 went through a set of rears in about 6K miles! Luckily, Michelin covered them under a tread warranty, but they will surely not do that forever. Love, Love, Love this car.

    Already looking at the EV CPO site on which one to get next. I have brown metallic, and will go for green metallic next time around. And there WILL be a next time.
     
    • Like x 1
  16. artsci

    artsci Sponsor

    Joined:
    May 10, 2012
    Messages:
    5,223
    Location:
    Timonium, Maryland
    Always plug in if possible. Charge daily between 30% and abut 80% of charge. Only charge to full capacity when necessary and leave the car in a full state of charge for as short a time as possible (when I do a full charge I charge to 90% at night then top off to full in the morning then try to leave as soon as the full charge is achieved).
     
  17. artsci

    artsci Sponsor

    Joined:
    May 10, 2012
    Messages:
    5,223
    Location:
    Timonium, Maryland
    #17 artsci, Nov 10, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2016
    There's a whole thread on the adjustable read camber links. Here's the link. Supurkar, who's a good friend, had a shop in New Jersey make them for him and the shop made them available to all takers.
     
  18. artsci

    artsci Sponsor

    Joined:
    May 10, 2012
    Messages:
    5,223
    Location:
    Timonium, Maryland
    #18 artsci, Nov 10, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2016
    I already did the extended warranty about four months ago -- with the drive train replacement and GPS fix it's probably paid for itself already.
     
    • Informative x 1
    • Like x 1
  19. NeverFollow

    NeverFollow Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Messages:
    368
    Could you give some information about the adjustable real camber links?

    (Was not mentionned in Modifications to car made since delivery )
     
  20. artsci

    artsci Sponsor

    Joined:
    May 10, 2012
    Messages:
    5,223
    Location:
    Timonium, Maryland
    See post #17 on this thread. There's a link to a discussion on the topic and also info on where you can buy them.
     

Share This Page