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The Smart Shopper’s Guide to Buying Used Tesla Vehicles in San Diego

Tesla is rewriting the rules for both EVs and the auto industry in general, and buyers like you get to benefit. As a starting point, Tesla vehicles offer hundreds of miles of range without the need to charge up, and when it is time to refuel, a nationwide network of Superchargers is available to get the job done with ease and convenience. Discover the prestige and surprising practicality of our Tesla lineup by visiting our showroom either online or in person.

Why Buy a Used Tesla?

In many ways, Teslas are just like “regular” vehicles, and that includes the fact that they’re subject to serious depreciation after they’re purchased. But when you buy a pre-owned model, it’s the first owner who takes the biggest hit because new vehicles tend to lose the most value in their first year on the road. In turn, a lower purchase price usually means lower insurance premiums for even more savings. And remember that even though it costs less to get into a pre-owned Tesla, you’re still enjoying the same great features that the first driver paid full price for.

Of course, a car’s condition is important as well, but it’s easier than ever to look at a vehicle history report to find out if there have been past accidents, proper service, open recalls, and more. You can also count on added peace of mind thanks to our comprehensive inspection process and available warranty coverage.

Tesla Technology Highlights

Tesla is a company with technology at its core, so the equipment we mention below represents only a few of our favorite features. Another advantage for used-car buyers is that Tesla continues to upgrade its vehicles with over-the-air software updates for enhanced functionality that can include an extended range. (Note: Exact features vary by model.)

  • Sophisticated cabins with huge 17-inch touchscreens to handle nearly all vehicle functions
  • Smart connectivity supported by Bluetooth and WiFi compatibility
  • Cutting-edge driver assistance led by AutoPilot technology for hands-free travel on certain roads
  • Remote-control parking that lets you pull the Tesla into and out of tight spots while you’re standing nearby
  • A Summon function that goes one step further by automatically retrieving your Tesla from a spot and driving it right up to you
  • Sentry Mode that leverages the Tesla’s cameras to stream and record video of its surroundings
  • Bioweapon Defense Mode to filter cabin air to “hospital grade” levels
  • Proprietary audio systems for premium high-fidelity sound performance

Purchasing a Used Tesla

Because the Tesla roster is fairly new to the industry, here’s a quick rundown of the key models to help get you a bit more familiar with these fantastic all-electric rides. And remember, the incredible Tesla Cybertruck will soon be joining the team with a futuristic design and impressive capabilities.

  • The Tesla Model 3 is the brand’s entry point with mass-market pricing plus the ability to go nearly 330miles on a single charge while enjoying a huge and standard panoramic glass roof.
  • A compelling sport sedan, the Tesla Model S can outrun most supercars by rocketing to 60mph in a mind-boggling 2.3 seconds. Yet it can also travel about 402miles without needing to be recharged.
  • SUV buyers will be amazed by the Tesla Model X that offers seven-passenger seating, dual-motor all-wheel drive, and a 5,000-lb. towing maximum, all while showing off roof-hinged rear doors, quick trips to 60mph in only 2.6 seconds, and an all-electric range of approximately 371miles.
  • The Tesla Model Y is a more compact EV SUV that still comes up big with expansive cargo space, dual-motor all-wheel drive, and a range that can reach nearly 326miles for easy road trips.

A Brief History of Tesla

Tesla, Inc., was founded as Tesla Motors in 2003 and honors the inventor Nikolai Tesla, whose many innovations include an AC electric motor that was patented in 1888. Mercurial entrepreneur Elon Musk became CEO in 2008 and has helped oversee the company’s incredible growth: It took just 15 years after the launch of the 2005 Tesla Roadster for the company to sell its millionth vehicle.

The current vehicle lineup continues to expand, while Tesla further offers EV-enhancing equipment for owners such as home-charging units and home solar roofs that create clean energy from sunlight for your house.