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Used purchase from non-Tesla dealer

RonMathMD

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Apr 13, 2014
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I am sure this has been answered before, but if someone purchases a used Model S from a non-Tesla dealer and FSD had already been purchased by the previous owner, will FSD transfer to the new owner?

A assume warranty effective date is the original in-service date as opposed to the new in-service date if you buy from Tesla?

Any other disadvantages to buying used from a non-Tesla dealer?
 

brkaus

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Jul 8, 2014
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I am sure this has been answered before, but if someone purchases a used Model S from a non-Tesla dealer and FSD had already been purchased by the previous owner, will FSD transfer to the new owner?

yes. It should transfer. Unless the non-Tesla dealer purchased the car at auction from Tesla and Tesla removed the feature.

A assume warranty effective date is the original in-service date as opposed to the new in-service date if you buy from Tesla?

Correct. The 3rd party is not adding any new warranty. If they do, it’s between you and the 3rd party dealer.

Any other disadvantages to buying used from a non-Tesla dealer?

Dealers (or specificly sales people) are slimy? But that applies to all including Tesla.
 

Amacharola

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Jan 27, 2020
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If you buy a pre 2018? Model s or x, free unlimited supercharging should transfer if it is on the car. That’s a nice feature to have but honestly shouldn’t be a deal breaker
 

brkaus

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If you buy a pre 2018? Model s or x, free unlimited supercharging should transfer if it is on the car. That’s a nice feature to have but honestly shouldn’t be a deal breaker
The date for transferable unlimited supercharging is around March 2017 (depending on order date, delivery date, and the phase of the moon).

Any car that Tesla has purchased back and sent to auction has had unlimited free super charging removed. (except where it hasn't, but best to assume it's gone).
 
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DrJFoster

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There are a couple of guides here that might help:

A guide from buying from Tesla (they also have one about buying used in general)
Buying a used or CPO car from Tesla

And one about finding out what options a car has:
How to find out what options a Tesla has

Supercharging is the hardest one to work out and I think they have a guide on that too, but the March/April 2017 change seems to be the rough guide unless it says on the charging screen there has been a paid charging session, even if that is 0, in the bottom right hand corner. Free unlimited charging cars say "No recent charging" or words like that.
 
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