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Which is better- Higher mileage 75D or lower mileage 85D?


Sep 30, 2020
Hi everyone, interested in your thoughts, I am looking to buy a model S and have a couple of strong options for a similar price-

2016 85D 104k miles
2017 75D 122k miles

I am comfortable with high mileage, I won't do many miles and it is best balance of affordability for me. Free supercharging not important.

Which would you go for and why?

I'm torn between lower miles, better performance 85D and higher miles but newer (face lift) 75D. Resale not critical as aim to keep a long time, but would the facelift be better in the future? Especially if I put 50k miles on each so 172k v 154k? Or will they both be essentially worthless 5years and 50k further down the road?

Thanks in advance.


2010 Roadster Sport || 2013 S85 || 2017 X100D
Jul 8, 2013
Silver Spring, MD
Supercharging is mostly an issue only if you plan to put a lot of miles on your car.

The difference in the miles (122k vs 104k) isn't all that significant. The battery size isn't all that different, either: The "85" was really closer to "81". What additional features does the 75D have? If it has the enhanced autopilot, I'd go with that and not look back.

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