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Tesla pre-owned cars for sale at its new California showroom

Whether Tesla Motors’ CPO (certified pre-owned) vehicles are available at stores or not is a question many have been asking. Though several news organizations previously reported that the electric car maker had opened a new store and service center in Southern California for both new and preowned Tesla Model S sedans, a new Business Finance News article makes it clearer.

Tesla pre-owned cars for sale at its new California showroom

Same showroom for users seeking new and pre-owned cars

Tesla named its retail centers Stores & Galleries, which in the past gave buyers the option to test-drive a new Tesla before placing an order at the store. For customers interested in a certified preowned Tesla car, the only option was to request a test drive and place an order through the company’s CPO website

But now, the showroom located at Buena Park Auto Center, California offers the same perks to consumers buying a used Tesla as offered to buyers of a new vehicle. This store, which spreads over an area of 23,000 square feet, is for both new and used vehicles, and anyone interested in buying a CPO Model S can directly purchase it.

On the opening day of the new facility, there were 36 CPO models at the showroom, says the report. And, going forward, all Tesla trade-ins in Orange County will be made available at the new California store.

No need to visit Tesla CPO site now

Tesla launched its CPO website in late April. The site notes that all the preowned Model S sedans come with a limited warranty of four years or 50,000 miles, whichever happens earlier. Tesla makes available a full inspection, the remaining battery and drive warranty, and 24-hour roadside assistance to every preowned Model S. The site allows car shoppers to search for vehicles by market area and color. They can also mention the particular type of Model S they are looking for in the market. The choices include the 60 kilowatt-hours, 85 kilowatt-hours and the 85 kilowatt-hour Performance Model S.

Interested shoppers in Orange County can now check the trade-in certified models in their area and make purchases directly from the new store.

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  • Wilson Russell

    Not sure where you live SeaDogMillionaire but I have the feeling you are as phony as a three dollar bill. I drive I-70 every other week between Los Angeles to Dallas and have yet to see a Tesla. I know its ok for you millionaires to run to starbucks in your tesla but when will any electric car make it the 1320 miles one way to Dallas.

  • Kevinmack

    Geez i wouldnt want to be the guy whos battery failed at 51,000 miles or 49 months! Wevall know batteries have a life span, and get weaker the longer they are in service. The ladt Imread they can coat upto $30k and weigh around 900lbs not quit a DYI!

  • sowhat

    Why are there pre-owned? Notice how the majority of the pre-owned are the single motor and not the dual? Many of those owners are upgrading. Many people who want the Tesla, want the dual motor for AWD.

    Also, based on the pre-owned cars that are for sale vs the total on the road, the percentage is quite small. Tesla also has extremely high customer satisfaction.

    As far as the NO INFRASTRUCTURE? You know that is a lie. Whenever I go from Chicago to LA, I ALWAYS FLY. A 2-3 week trip? You know that is a complete lie… yet again. There is a super charger route, where you get free charging and practically a full charge in about an hour. Just look at the super charger network map. That would give you time to eat and do whatever….while getting a free “tank” of fuel. Pretty good deal.

    There is also an article how the Tesla Model S went from LA to NY in under 59 hours. Simple google search would show you.

    There is also the fact that Tesla comes to you to fix your vehicle. Much better than the traditional method. And more convenient.

    If you are going to bash Tesla, at least try to come up with some legitimate issues.

  • SeaDogMillionaire

    I love watching the growth of electric cars from GM, Ford, Tesla, Nissan, BMW and now … Porsche, Audi and Volkswagen!!! The future is here and cars will become exciting again !!! Can’t imagine ever having to go back to a gasoline clunker.

  • DrComputer

    Most people will opt to take a plane for a trip from Chicago to LA. For 99% of most people’s daily driving 265 miles of range is plenty. And if you do need to take that trip from Chicago to LA, about every 3 hours you can stop, stretch your legs and charge up at a SuperCharger in 30 minutes (not 6-8 hours). Get the facts right.

  • drmgatsby

    Why are the pre-owned if they are the darling of the American car industry? Here is why:
    Tesla has NO INFRASTRUCTURE to service, fuel, nor support this car. Don’t believe it? OK, get one, take a trip from Chicago to LA. 250 mile range, 6-8 hour to recharge…IF you can find a re-charge station. A 4 day trip is TESLA translated into a 2-3 week trip.