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Trade in X to Tesla for X when will I get estimate?

Discussion in 'Model X: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by bikeandsail, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. bikeandsail

    bikeandsail Member

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    I am considering selling my about one year old Model X P90D and buying a new 100D. When can I get a firm estimate of the trade in value from Tesla? IE can I get a number a month or so before delivery so I have time to look into alternative sales or will I only get the number at the new car delivery?
     
  2. JHWJR

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    Tesla has a self evaluation process if you want to take advantage of it. You fill out the forms, take pictures of your car (they specify what they want), and you get a tentative offer. If you turn in the car in essentially that condition, with some constraint on the addition mileage (I think it's 500 miles), you get that as a credit.

    I went that route, but was not particularly taken with their offer on my BMW. I took the BMW to the BMW dealer, who offered me more and bought it. That will be tougher with a Tesla as you don't have a dealer to compete against Tesla. But you will have a good idea what Tesla will give you and you can sell it yourself if you get a better offer.

    Make sure its a much better offer though, because a trade usually reduced the sales price used to calculate the sales tax. So a trade in tends to be more powerful financially than selling for the same price elsewhere.
     
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  3. Jrogville

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    But keep in mind that the trade in offer is only good for 14 days, as well as 500 miles over the milage at estimate.
     
  4. Qbenjamin

    Qbenjamin Ballin On A Budget

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    Don't forget to consider that the trade in value towards the new car also reduces the taxable amount on the new sale. I have heard some mention that Tesla offers are pretty lowball though, so don't expect to be amazed at what they offer.
     
  5. Craig-Y

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    bikeandsail... I just did what you are thinking about doing. I traded my 2016 Model X P90D in on a Model X P100D. The entire process was done over the phone since I was out of the country when I placed the order and live over 100 miles from the nearest service center. On the initial call, they gave me an estimate which wasn't great but I knew I would take a hit trading so quickly and having 20,000 miles on my trade. Regardless, they made it very easy and the estimate they gave me was the actual amount I received credit for in the end. Your delivery specialist will help with the process. The tax reduction on the transaction made the trade worth it. Of course I would have loved to have sold it myself for more but I don't regret the decision to upgrade one bit! The Model X P100D is, hands down, the best vehicle I have ever driven.
     

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