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Which CPO Should I Buy? Between these two...

Discussion in 'Model S' started by ahurst, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. ahurst

    ahurst Member

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    I want to buy something quickly, so I've narrowed my search to CPO's in my local area, Denver.
    These are the only two worth looking at. What are your thoughts?
    Is the Pano roof and 25,000 miles worth $10k?
    Neither of these have a heated steering wheel.

    2014 P85D
    37,687 miles
    $87,500


    Black Solid Paint
    Body Color Roof
    21" Grey Turbine Wheels
    Black Next Generation Seats
    Piano Black Décor
    Black Alcantara Headliner
    Carbon Fiber Spoiler
    Tesla Red Brake Calipers
    Dual Chargers
    Autopilot 1
    Premium Interior Package
    Smart Air Suspension
    Ultra High Fidelity Sound
    Subzero Weather Package

    OR

    2014 P85D
    13,767 miles
    $98,000


    Black Solid Paint
    All Glass Panoramic Roof
    21" Grey Turbine Wheels
    Black Next Generation Seats
    Carbon Fiber Décor
    Black Alcantara Headliner
    Carbon Fiber Spoiler
    Tesla Red Brake Calipers
    Dual Chargers
    Autopilot 1
    Premium Interior Package
    Smart Air Suspension
    Ultra High Fidelity Sound
    Subzero Weather Package
    Rear Facing Seats
     
  2. davidc18

    davidc18 Active Member

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    If money is the issue get the cheaper one otherwise get the one with less miles. The pano is nice but noisy. You will be happy either way.
     
  3. ahurst

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    Money isn't the prime driving force, but it does gnaw at me to pay $10k for a pano roof.
     
  4. P85DBeast

    P85DBeast Side tEsLa

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    I would go for the more expensive one manly because of the less miles. Dont think pano roof makes that big of an impact on price, its more nosier and could cause some issues but other than that it you'll be fine.
     
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  5. steve841

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    For 98k .. you're not far off from brand new ...
     
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  6. hingisfan

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    Save the cash unless Pano is a must have. If it were I guess you wouldn't have had one on the list without. Same warranty for both anyway.

    I'd be tempted to go with a new 90D with all glass roof and get AP2, but that's just me.
     
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  7. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    - If you have a significant other, what are his/her thoughts on the subject?
    - Décor difference shown but you didn't discuss.
    - Both have front NG seats, but you have to ask them to physically check (the VIN lookup won't say) if the rear are NG. Do you have a preference for NG or non-NG for rear seats?
    - Do the rear facing seats have any present or near future value to you? If not, will the wasted trunk footwell space bother you?
    - Is 25,000 worth >= $10k? I think so (and I believe the market agrees).
     
  8. ahurst

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    True. Colorado has a $5k tax credit, which gives me $12,500 total discount.
    But in Denver, there are only three inventory cars and none are appealing.
     
  9. ahurst

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    I do prefer the look of piano black vs carbon fiber.
    I haven't thought about the rear NG's. I forgot the timeframe and VIN range when Tesla installed those.
    The rear facing seats would not be needed and the rear footwell space would be used.
    I'm rationalizing the high mileage with the CPO 4y/50k warranty.
    The pano I do kinda want but for $10k, ugh.
     
  10. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    One more question that was triggered by your phrasing...
    Did you narrow this down by yourself (maybe with ev-cpo.com) or with assistance from a Tesla employee? I highly recommend using the former for a quick price calibration but the latter for actually finding a car that you want to buy. I used that approach on 12/31/2016 for the vehicle I put a deposit on.

    Also, make sure you use a referral code (yours if you own a Tesla already) or someone else on the forum if not. $1,000 for you in it. If you don't have a code already, find someone on the forum to PM asking for one.

    Good hunting!
     
  11. ahurst

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    I assumed the referral code was only for new cars, not CPO...?

    I'm using EV-CPO and Brent Seavy
     
  12. Andyw2100

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    Bear in mind that piano black really shows fingerprints, etc.


    I'm almost certain that it correct. No referral discount on CPO cars.
     
  13. ThisIsTrue

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    Better check that assumption: I don't think you get either one on a used car, since someone else already has received it. (Even for a NEW (e.g., inventory) car, Colorado won't pay if it has more than 1,500 miles on it, according to my OA in Denver.)
     
  14. ahurst

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    True - only available for new cars under 1,500 miles
     
  15. DMC-Orangeville

    DMC-Orangeville 85D and John Deere 5100E

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    They both have a heated steering wheel - part of the subzero package
     
  16. ahurst

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    Apparently, the original Subzero did not include the heated wheel. This was added to the package around ~VIN 70000 (Spring 2015)
     
  17. DMC-Orangeville

    DMC-Orangeville 85D and John Deere 5100E

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    ....Well that would be "me". Ordered December 2014 delivered March 2015. Sorry for the mis-information.
     
  18. Andyw2100

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    Not exactly true.

    I took delivery in late December 2014, my VIN is 64227, and I have the heated steering wheel. The week my car was being built was the first week they started including it, and it was initially only included for three very cold regions. Tesla then slowly expanded the regions that received it until it was part of the cold weather package everywhere.
     
  19. brianman

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    @ahurst - Mea culpa. I lost track that we were talking CPOs.
     
  20. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    The lessen hear is to ask specific questions about things you need/want/hope to be present/available on the car.

    Another example that comes to mind - self-closing charge port. I lost track of when that was introduced.
     

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