AC Not Working but Other Appliances OK.
Many believe that an economical pre-owned luxury vehicle is the pinnacle of automobile acquisition. However, inquiries still remain as to whether Tesla should be classified a high-end brand; regardless, the Model S boasts vast qualities which cannot be overlooked. Its agile agility commands attention along with its storage capabilities and up-to-date features. Although the fabrics may not quite be considered lavish, there’s no doubt that the interior isn’t especially plain.
At auction, this 2013 Model S P85 was procured for a bargain of only $7,800. Although its air-conditioning system does not function, the car still runs and drives admirably despite having traveled an impressive 269,221 miles (433,269 kilometers). Visual inspection reveals it is in good condition, considering its age and mileage. All four windows, sunroof, instrument cluster, and the touchscreen are in working order, as well as the electric tailgate.
It is definitely noteworthy that the driver’s dashboard illustrates a remaining range of 133 miles (214 kilometers) using roughly half of the battery power. We ought to bear in mind that this particular version of the Model had an 85-kWh pack; according to the EPA estimates, it was capable of displaying 265 miles (426 kilometers) of range. Despite there being no confirmation of the battery being replaced at some stage, it appears implausible that barely any deterioration has occurred during the past decade and beyond.
Remembering that a Tesla Model S P85 has gone through three sets of batteries and thirteen motors over a sprawling mileage of more than 1.18 million miles, you might be curious as to the price tag for replacing those car parts. According to J.D. Power, Insurify, and Reccurent Auto, replacing the battery packs could cost up to $20,000 or even beyond that once labor cost is taken into account.
This one here is the basic P85, omitting the ‘D’ at the tail end of its appellation. It is a single engine, rear wheel driven, boasting 373 horsepower and 325 lb-ft (441 Nm). For all intents and purposes it appears to be in excellent condition, account taken of the air suspension performing as expected and the instantaneous unexpected thrill of speed. There is neither sound nor sign of any faults so this Model S looks like it’s been a fantastic steal!
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