I’ve done a lot of reading on the process and it looks like it has changed slightly over time. I’d be interested to read about other’s recent experiences buying used direct from Tesla.
In particular I’m put off a little by not being allowed to view the car in anyway without paying the $500 deposit. And no test drive even with the deposit.
The Tesla site and reps really brag on their used vehicle screening process, but many things I’ve read suggest it’s a very basic inspection.
There seems to be some decent deals that pop up occasionally, particularly around 2018 LR 3s, and prior to making the jump I’d love to hear from the experienced community!