Unverified Ownership Extension cords needed - 2015 Model S

luokyio

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It has been a while since I have updated anything here. Maybe it is about the time. Last November I bought a S213 E 220 d Mercedes, have driven it 20 000 km with minimal issues. Excellent car, absolutely the best I have ever had.

And all of you who know my car history, this is such a long time that I need to start some car shopping. I did have a problem with this, as it already was the latest model so how to upgrade? Bigger engine perhaps, but it would have still been too much the same. And having my mercedes glasses on I did not see myself getting any other normal car. So it would have to be something that is far from anything I have owned before.

And then I thought of Tesla. Slowly the thought started to grow. I started doing some research, and I wanted one. However the idea of trading out relatively new Merc in such a short time would absolutely mean losing shitload of money, so I did not really believe I would actually be able to follow through. Half-seriously I sent a query to a car dealership that had a decently priced Model S for sale. They first offered me a sum that was a bit on the low side. The salesman told that was the highest amount they could give me.

One sleepless night later I sent him an email that I would be interested, but the price they offered was too low. I threw him a number I thought he would never agree on. Moments later he called me, saying he should not offer me this, but he did offer 500€ under my highball number. For such a tiny marginal I could not back down anymore. Actually I got the exact amount in trade on value that I paid last November on top of the old w124 I traded to 213. I would say not too bad of a depreciation.

So, the Tesla is still in Netherlands, waiting to be shipped here. I have never even sat in a Tesla, but hey, this is not a first car I have bought without test driving it. How bad can it be?

My information on the car is pretty limited. 2015 Model S 85, rwd version, 166 000 km on the odo. Pretty much that is it...

Some pictures, naturally proof pic missing as I have not seen the car live yet. Should arrive in couple of weeks. I actually have not bought it yet. They bring it to my home, and if that would be something else than what they promised, I can walk away, and they would have a 50k car imported for nothing... A bit risky business for them, but the car has been inspected by a third party on Netherlands and I have gotten the report. Some minor signs of wear on the outside and a bit bigger mark on one of the rims, but hey, not a new car.












 

leviathan

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Awesome, the Tesla owners club of Finalgear is slowly but surely growing :) Car looks good - for a decently cared for Model S, 166'000km is nothing really.

Being a 2015 car, it should have Autopilot V1 hardware - is it enabled?
 

luokyio

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At least it was not mentioned in the ad, so I assume it is not. It is an old leasing car, so I don't expect it to have too many optional extras. Anything it may have is a positive surprise then. :)
 

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Nice. Theyre selling a lot of secondhand Model Ss in Holland for what seems unreasonable prices (50k and up, which is half the cost of a new one after 170 k)

Welcome to electric motoring. We have torque. And silence.
 

luokyio

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Thanks. This was just under 50k, imported and delivered home, mot'd and taxed to Finland. No idea what it cost in NL but comparing on Finnish prices this was definitely on the cheaper end of Teslas you can get here. I think it must not cost more than 40k in Holland to make this profitable for the dealer.

Cannot wait to get it. Have not gotten exact timeline on when it should arrive.
 
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luokyio

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Delays after delays... :mad: Last update was from last Tuesday when they said it should arrive to the country by the end of the week. After that registration and delivery, so fingers crossed I finally get it next week. :rolleyes:

A bit more delays and this will be slower delivery than my last S, and that came from Japan...
 
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