Submitted by johnszac on February 14, 2019
I want to buy a Model S, and have been camping the CPO inventory for a few weeks, now. While waiting for the right one to pop up, I decided to check private parties and dealers and noticed a stark difference between price. Similar models with similar miles are more than $10,000 cheaper when not buying through Tesla. This has be wondering why.
I understand you get the free supercharging as well as the CPO warranty, but beyond that, I'm not aware of any perks buying CPO offers over going dealer/third party. I've called Tesla and asked, and I've found the phone agents to be less than reliable with the information they're giving. Crowdsourcing information tends to be a good reality check, so I wanted to ask the knowledgeable people who visit these forums: Makes, models, miles, condition, and owner/usage history being equal, why would you not want to buy from a third party?
Any help is appreciated.