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Published on January 12th, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan

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Tesla CPO Model S — 7 Below $49,000 At One Time

January 12th, 2016 by  


Originally published on EV Obsession.

Kyle’s article the other day about buying a CPO Tesla, and comments about friends and/or family not realizing how cheaply you could get a CPO Tesla Model S, made me run with a piece I’ve been thinking about for awhile.

I’ve been watching Tesla CPO prices closely for months, and as anyone with more than cauliflower between their ears would guess, the prices are falling as time goes on. Of course, the cars are getting older (none of us can avoid Father Time) and the older cars have less of the cool goodies new Teslas have (like Summon).

But remembering that these Model S wonder cars crushed the automotive competition in award after award in the past few years, and their owners have been more satisfied with them than the owners of any other cars on the US market, and prices are getting down in the realm of a new BMW i3 or Mercedes B-Class Electric, I imagine some of our readers would love to pounce on “the perfect deal.”

Since I watch the Tesla CPO site pretty closely (and sit at home or in the coffee shop on my computer for a living), I figured I’d start sharing when I see a lot of low-priced cars on the CPO site.

Tesla CPO 1 Tesla CPO 2

At the moment, I think I’m seeing a record 7 cars under $49,000! Granted, the first one seems to have already sold… but still.

There’s not much point in my listing much about these cars, since you can just go look at them on the Tesla CPO webpage, but there are screenshots above***.

I also wanted to let people know that there’s actually an external site that pulls in these CPO Teslas and lets you organize the offerings via a variety of different factors (color, battery size, location, Autopilot or not, etc.): ev-cpo.com. I don’t know how quickly they pull these in, and I don’t check there nearly as often as the Tesla site, since I just like having a glance at how the prices on the low end are dropping, but it’s definitely a useful site if you have particular things you want.

At the moment, there are 555 US Teslas listed on that website! And 27 Canadian Teslas.

EV CPO

Some mighty good deals out there. Making it harder and harder to settle for a BMW i3, Chevy Volt, Nissan LEAF, etc…. I’ll let you know when I see >7 Teslas drop below $49,000 at one time.


 

***Oh, man, I could help myself. I took a peek at the 6 remaining Teslas under $49,000, ane here are some of the key details that stand out to me (links are on the subheadings on the prices):

Brown Model S 60

Brown Model S 60 (I love the brown ones… probably my favorite option, and it’s not an option on new Teslas any longer!) — $44,900

  • 59,812 miles (well, that is a lot of miles)
  • Chicago (seem to be a lot of low-priced ones in Chicago… beautiful city to visit and pick up a Model S 😀 )
  • 19″ wheels (not as sporty, but quieter and less likely to get a flat or get damaged)
  • Tech Package (most have this, but watch out for the ones that don’t, since you probably want the Tech Package)
  • Active Air Suspension

Model S White

White Model S 60 — $46,300

  • 14,920 miles (well, that’s a lot better than the one above)
  • Rocky Mountain Region (another nice place to visit 😀 … hopefully no boulders fell on this beauty)
  • 19″ wheels (not as sporty, but quieter and less likely to get a flat or get damaged)
  • No Tech Package (see, told you that some cars do exist without the Tech Package)
  • Pretty much a base-level Model S

Model S 60 Pearl White

Pearl White Model S 60 — $46,900

  • 35,018 (yep, someone enjoyed this car for a good 2-3 years)
  • Los Angeles (I’m sure we have a good # of readers there 😀 )
  • 19″ wheels (not as sporty, but quieter and less likely to get a flat or get damaged)
  • Twin Chargers (nice to have)
  • Tech Package

Model S 60 Green

Green Model S 60 — $47,400 (that’s my other favorite color on these, and like the brown, it’s now discontinued!)

  • 35,512 miles (~one more regional road trip than the Pearl White above)
  • Panoramic Roof (I love that and would go for it, but as with all such roofs, there’s the possibility of leakage at some point)
  • 19″ wheels (not as sporty, but quieter and less likely to get a flat or get damaged)
  • Obeche Wood Matte Décor (I’m a fan)
  • Active Air Suspension
  • Tech Package
  • Paint Armor (i.e., the paint should be holding up better than on others of the same age & mileage)

Black Model S 60

Black Model S 60 — $48,000 (become a real-life Bond… sort of)

  • 27,722 miles
  • Panoramic Roof (I love that and would go for it, but as with all such roofs, there’s the possibility of leakage at some point)
  • 19″ wheels (not as sporty, but quieter and less likely to get a flat or get damaged)
  • Twin Chargers
  • Tech Package
  • Air Suspension
  • Overall, a pretty nice set of features

Blue Model S 60

Blue Model S 60 — $48,100 (love that deep ocean blue)

  • 38,016 (yep, as above, this is not a brand new car… but it may well still look and feel like one)
  • Los Angeles (I’m sure we have a good # of readers there 😀 )
  • Panoramic Roof (I love that and would go for it, but as with all such roofs, there’s the possibility of leakage at some point)
  • 19″ wheels (not as sporty, but quieter and less likely to get a flat or get damaged)
  • Obeche Wood Matte Décor (I’m a fan)
  • Tech Package
  • Sound Studio Package (I hear it’s much better than the standard… and loved it when I experience it briefly with some Bach on)

Let us know if you dive in like Kyle and Chris Dragon did. 
 





 

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Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species). He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.



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