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WTB Used Tesla Model S for trip around the US 10/1/19 - 4/30/20

Discussion in 'Want to Buy' started by LeeGaba, May 28, 2019.

  1. LeeGaba

    LeeGaba Member

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    Hi everyone

    We (my girlfriend and I) are from Switzerland and we will be on a 7 month trip around the US from Oct 1st 2019 till Apr 30th 2020, start and end in Miami, FL, and we would be interested in buying a used Tesla as cheap as possible (probably high milage, older model). We already have some offers in sight, such as a 2013 Model S 85 for slightly under $30'000.

    We wondered, if someone here is selling a Tesla even cheaper and would be happy to make a decent offer for a Tesla that's maybe hard to sell due to high milage or a few non-significant scratches. However, the car should be considered to be ready to do a 15'000 miles trip without any major initial repairs or maintenance.

    Must have:
    • Selling price under $30'000
    • 250+ miles of range on 100% charge
    • Turn-by-Turn navigation (former "tech package")
    • Warranty at least until May 2020 / 20k miles
    • Delivery to Miami FL on Oct 1st 2019 (if not situated nearby, please state est. delivery costs)

    Nice to have:
    • Free Supercharging
    • Autopilot
    • Possibility to sell back the car at the end of the trip to initial seller (or ship to Europe for own use or sell to Tesla)

    We could offer a full cash payment (online banking) at delivery. Even if you're not selling a Tesla with these specs yourself, we would be very thankful for any advice.

    Thanks for your help :)
     
  2. Kuhz

    Kuhz Active Member

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    Sounds like a fun trip. The only red flag I see is you will be traveling through the worst weather months and as you probably know, it has a great affect on range. Something to keep in mind. Suggest reaching out to @PLUS EV or @Bighorn as they're seasoned travelers in all types of conditions in a Tesla :).
     
  3. LeeGaba

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    Heya, thanks for your input. Yeah, we are aware of the cold weather up north, that's why we try to stay in rather warm regions (Florida -> Texas -> California -> Hawaii -> California (till March) -> Canyon-Tours in AZ/UT then drive to Chicago but start south and drive up north the mississippi, then NY, Washington and at the end Florida again. :)
     
  4. sceptic

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    Um, I presume you don't plan to drive the Tesla to Hawaii :p
     
  5. LeeGaba

    LeeGaba Member

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    Haha nope ;)
     
  6. bhzmark

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    Cool idea and good plan.
     
  7. Saghost

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    Interesting plan. I think you're going to really struggle to find a car with all that warranty remaining for under $30k, especially with the 250 mile range requirement.
     
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    2014 Model S | Tesla
     
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  9. Ostrichsak

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    If you found a car already that meets that criteria under $30k from a LEGITIMATE seller you better buy it before someone else does because that's a killer deal. The list of legitimate Teslas under $30,000USD is a short one and very few meet any of your criteria let alone all of it.
     
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  10. Saghost

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    A high mileage CPO like this is probably the best match, though it won't be $30k.
     
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  11. TM Parts

    TM Parts Teslamotive

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    Got a rebuilt title 2016 75D with autopilot. High miles already though at 68,000. 30k
     
  12. dabbler

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    I have my 2013 Model S with 156,000 miles, charges to 245-247 miles "full charge" . It is listed in the "Tesla for Sale" section for $27K. NO AP until 2014.
     
  13. LeeGaba

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    Hi, have seen that one, sounds very interesting. Does it have warranty and until when? For example drivetrain + battery?
     
  14. dabbler

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    Drivetrain and battery only until 11/2021.
     
  15. Ostrichsak

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    It's highly unlikely you'll find a car with over 100k that has a bumper to bumper warranty through Tesla. That's just not how it's done. Most will be out of warranty well before that unless resold used through Tesla.
     
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