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I’ve currently ordered a used model 3 through Tesla, and have been waiting almost two weeks for the “contract to be prepared”. Hopefully that happens soon, but they are being less than helpful on the timing.

The M3 SR+ I have reserved is costing £34,700 with 5,000 miles, and I have no idea what condition it’ll be in.

I thought this was a great saving because a new one is listed on their website as £40,490 and as far as I can see, this is net of the £3,000 government grant.

When looking at car reviews, however, the appear to quote the price as £37,490 or the LR model as £43,990. So I’m now confused whether the price shown on the Tesla website is net of the grant or not. The website text suggests to me that it is, but I’m confused by Autocar et al for quoting the pricing being £3k less.

If the pricing on the Tesla website is pre-grant, I’m inclined to cancel my order and go with a new car (despite the longer lead time), as the additional ~£3k will probably be worth it come resale (I’m going to buy it outright).

Any clarification is much appreciated!
 

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The price for the SR+ with no added options is currently £40,490 inclusive of the £3k grant, documentation fee and VAT.
 

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The grant used to be larger and the price was cheaper, hence the price quoted in reviews will be out of date.

There are a few second hand examples on AT which could be a better deal as they are in warranty. There’s not a huge benefit in buying direct from Tesla.
 

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Yes the price has increased by over £3,000 since August last year!
 

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£37490 was the lowest point of price for the SR+, and was that way between July and october-novemberish of 2019. We paid a total of £38290 for our SR+ in blue (and ours has foglights, as we were an early order). Between the price increases and depreciation of our old car (Leaf 24 Tekna - sold last year for £10650, now worth around £8500), there's no way we'd have been able to afford to stretch to the 3 this year, so very glad we did it last year!
 

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I am still waiting for tesla to require payment and send the contract :( it’s been three weeks so far
 

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I am still waiting for tesla to require payment and send the contract :( it’s been three weeks so far
Do you have a VIN for the car?

Don't mean to worry you but you might want to check they haven't sold the car / or check it actually exists! Heard a few horror stories.
 

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Do you have a VIN for the car?

Don't mean to worry you but you might want to check they haven't sold the car / or check it actually exists! Heard a few horror stories.
Uh-oh! I don’t, I just have the reservation number. I spoke with them a few days ago and I’m meant to be contacted by the “delivery specialist” in a few days, but I’m ye to hear anything. I sincerely hope they haven’t sold it, because I have called them multiple times to try and make payment.
 

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Uh-oh! I don’t, I just have the reservation number. I spoke with them a few days ago and I’m meant to be contacted by the “delivery specialist” in a few days, but I’m ye to hear anything. I sincerely hope they haven’t sold it, because I have called them multiple times to try and make payment.
I’m sure it’s fine, I have heard of them not knowing where cars are, but usually they find them!

Did it show the location of the car when you brought it. Usually it shows Dartford, Manchester etc. If so maybe try to contact that branch directly.
 

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I’m sure it’s fine, I have heard of them not knowing where cars are, but usually they find them!

Did it show the location of the car when you brought it. Usually it shows Dartford, Manchester etc. If so maybe try to contact that branch directly.
Yeah I have the location of where it was listed, apparently in Edinburgh. I’m in London so I need it transferred to here beforehand. I’m sure there has been a delay with this happening due to COVID etc, although it would have been nice to have a few (if only automated) emails to let me know the process is still ongoing.

Good idea about contacting them directly; i’ll try and find the contact details for the Edinburgh branch today.
 

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If it is a CPO car they all have to go through Dartford, as that is the way they have set it up, despite me having to drive past West Drayton and the car being stored in Oxford, they still move the car to Dartford. I tried several times to get them to drop it in the West Drayton and initially they looked to be able to do it they came back and tole me no.

Now if the car is New/demo then it may be different but if it is classed as CPO, then Dartford it is.
 

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If it is a CPO car they all have to go through Dartford, as that is the way they have set it up, despite me having to drive past West Drayton and the car being stored in Oxford, they still move the car to Dartford. I tried several times to get them to drop it in the West Drayton and initially they looked to be able to do it they came back and tole me no.

Now if the car is New/demo then it may be different but if it is classed as CPO, then Dartford it is.
I’ll be in Dartford at the weekend. If the OP can get a Reg Number I’ll have a look out for it.
 

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If it is a CPO car they all have to go through Dartford, as that is the way they have set it up, despite me having to drive past West Drayton and the car being stored in Oxford, they still move the car to Dartford. I tried several times to get them to drop it in the West Drayton and initially they looked to be able to do it they came back and tole me no.

Now if the car is New/demo then it may be different but if it is classed as CPO, then Dartford it is.
I've sorted it out now, thanks. They are sending it to West Drayton for a collection next Friday. It took me a while to eventually get them to move it, but i'm sure they had a number of "annoying customer" remarks on my profile when I called - haha.

I’ll be in Dartford at the weekend. If the OP can get a Reg Number I’ll have a look out for it.
Thanks, that's kind. All sorted and picking up from West Drayton next Friday. My first day out of quarantine after returning from the US, so it'll be a nice way to celebrate. And coming directly from UCLH after my wife's 20 week baby scan :)
 

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I've sorted it out now, thanks. They are sending it to West Drayton for a collection next Friday. It took me a while to eventually get them to move it, but i'm sure they had a number of "annoying customer" remarks on my profile when I called - haha.



Thanks, that's kind. All sorted and picking up from West Drayton next Friday. My first day out of quarantine after returning from the US, so it'll be a nice way to celebrate. And coming directly from UCLH after my wife's 20 week baby scan :)
Congrats on both !!
 

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I've sorted it out now, thanks. They are sending it to West Drayton for a collection next Friday. It took me a while to eventually get them to move it, but i'm sure they had a number of "annoying customer" remarks on my profile when I called - haha.
Thanks, that's kind. All sorted and picking up from West Drayton next Friday. My first day out of quarantine after returning from the US, so it'll be a nice way to celebrate. And coming directly from UCLH after my wife's 20 week baby scan :)
Not trying to jinx this but I also had them change it and even updated in my delivery profile and mails, followed by a call saying oops sorry has to be Dartford. Which was my original point about CPO vs New/demo, I had this challenged and changed twice and eventually gave up and collected my car form Dartford, it was however CPO.
 

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Not trying to jinx this but I also had them change it and even updated in my delivery profile and mails, followed by a call saying oops sorry has to be Dartford. Which was my original point about CPO vs New/demo, I had this challenged and changed twice and eventually gave up and collected my car form Dartford, it was however CPO.
Thanks, I will give them another call again to clarify. They have also confirmed by email and on my profile that my appointment is at West Drayton next Friday, but it doesn't sound like that means much! I'm trying to put all the lack of communication/casual approach to selling aside because I'm really excited to have the car.
 
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