Submitted by EVfamilyGrins on Fri, 2019-10-04 16:44
My son is looking to purchase a used Model S. A couple of questions he has asked that I don't know how to answer:
1) ICE dealers don't know anything about Teslas - He drove 2hrs one way to a dealer to test drive a 2017 with autopilot, only to find out that it did not have autopilot. We could confirm from the pictures that it had c pillar cameras and Autopilot was an menu item on the control screen. He learned the hard way to ask for picture of the Autopilot sub menu - but what options are on the sub menu that would allow us to differentiate between 2.0 and 2.5? I am thinking Sentry mode, but not sure what the screen display differences are for AP2.0 vs AP2.5. Please let us know if you have any thoughts, or insights.
2) Battery replacement and degradation:
a) anyone know what is normal degradation for a 60 (software limited 75khw) battery. He likes the idea of a 60(75khw) since range is not an issue and the software buffer should allow faster charging to the limited 100%. We are theorizing that the buffer would have a lower risk of excessive max charging and prolong the battery life. Is this really true in real life?
b) We have seen cars advertised with partial battery replacement. Telsa has swapped out some cells under warranty. Is this common? I only recall reading about complete battery pack replacements and am not sure if this would be an item of concern.
3) question for Teslatap - love your site, it is a great resource. He found a 2017 60D(75khw) with AP2.0. Howerver, per your timeline 60D(75khw) only came with AP1. It seems possible that since there are 75D with AP2.0 at the end of 2016 that there could be 60D(Khw) with AP2.0