Submitted by catherinepsylvester on February 18, 2019
Hi. Trying to buy a used MX, 2016. Going through Telsa has been difficult given I am looking out of state (CA) so I can register one for an HOV sticker. I am having to buy site-unseen and the pictures Tesla gives you of the used inventory are terrible. I've even had one shipped and had to decline it due to a badly repaired bumper and bad cigarette smell inside.
I'm thinking about going the dealer route but I'm told I can't buy up the ESA if I buy it from a dealer. Does anyone have experience buying a 3rd party warranty (dealer is saying they offer Zurich) and then using that at a Tesla Service center for repairs? I've emailed Tesla but have yet to hear back. Do they make exceptions to the ESA buy-in? Should I be concerned about getting an extended warranty for a 2016 with 18k miles??
Appreciate anyone's help/insights here. I have been trying to buy a car for 6 months. I even have the Tesla wall charger installed in my garage! Argh!