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Old 02-15-2018, 10:01 PM   #1
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Okay, so I went and bought a Tesla

After seeing the Model 3 in person I realized I do not want that car, at least not in its current incarnation. Worse, when you option it up as one would reasonably and typically option it, it's $56K. Sure, that's still 3-series territory, but...

So I started looking at the pre-owned Teslas listed at the Tesla site. And I went in for another test drive. I learned of the much more extensive inventory they do not list (and you can't search) on the public site. Searching with the Tesla staff, we came up with a car very much in line with what I was looking for option-wise with low miles and at a price below that of the (realistic) Model 3.

So I bought it.

It had to catch a ride down from Connecticut, but they didn't charge for that. And they did a fabulous job making the car look completely brand new. Throw in an extended warranty that'll cover me through a reasonable 3-4 year ownership experience and I'm pretty happy with the deal.

As with every Model S I've driven, it's huge. And silly quick. And eerily quiet. But with a long commute, chargers at the office, and the ability to use HOV in Maryland with just one person because it's an EV, it feels like a good call. I figure I'm spending almost $50/week on gas in the E39 (plus it's ancient) so that's $200/mo in gas savings even before they raise the gas tax.

So, vitals...

It's a 2014 Model S 85 (not P or D), upgraded rims, sunroof, tech package, arctic weather package, and some other options (pic of sticker reprint is below).


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Old 02-15-2018, 10:03 PM   #2
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Why does Tapatalk screw up pictures?
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:04 PM   #3
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After seeing the Model 3 in person I realized I do not want that car, at least not in its current incarnation. Worse, when you option it up as one would reasonably and typically option it, it's $56K. Sure, that's still 3-series territory, but...



So I started looking at the pre-owned Teslas listed at the Tesla site. And I went in for another test drive. I learned of the much more extensive inventory they do not list (and you can't search) on the public site. Searching with the Tesla staff, we came up with a car very much in line with what I was looking for option-wise with low miles and at a price below that of the (realistic) Model 3.



So I bought it.



It had to catch a ride down from Connecticut, but they didn't charge for that. And they did a fabulous job making the car look completely brand new. Throw in an extended warranty that'll cover me through a reasonable 3-4 year ownership experience and I'm pretty happy with the deal.



As with every Model S I've driven, it's huge. And silly quick. And eerily quiet. But with a long commute, chargers at the office, and the ability to use HOV in Maryland with just one person because it's an EV, it feels like a good call. I figure I'm spending almost $50/week on gas in the E39 (plus it's ancient) so that's $200/mo in gas savings even before they raise the gas tax.



So, vitals...



It's a 2014 Model S 85 (not P or D), upgraded rims, sunroof, tech package, arctic weather package, and some other options (pic of sticker reprint is below). Originally $96,300.
Arctic weather package is nice to have. For some reason your pics aren't showing up in my browser, though I can see the links in the code.
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:07 PM   #4
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Arctic weather package is nice to have. For some reason your pics aren't showing up in my browser, though I can see the links in the code.
The only pic that is here that is not on FB is the sticker.

Refresh as I wrote the text on my MBP but then went to my phone to edit the post to add the pics. So it was briefly pic-less.
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:15 PM   #5
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:17 PM   #6
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Really nice.

What are you winnowing from the fleet?
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:30 PM   #7
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:30 PM   #8
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The E39 is going to get parked at my mom's and we're selling the M3.
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The only pic that is here that is not on FB is the sticker.

Refresh as I wrote the text on my MBP but then went to my phone to edit the post to add the pics. So it was briefly pic-less.
Ah, yes. There they are.

That's a nice spec. Very similar to my first car.

Did you get a HPWC installed at your house?

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Also, what's your rated range look like when the car is fully charged? Curious about where your battery sits in terms of degradation.
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Old 02-15-2018, 11:09 PM   #10
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Did you get a HPWC installed at your house?
I thought that was only useful for dual chargers?
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