Used 2014 Tesla Model S Consumer Reviews

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American Ingenuity Electrified

rickallen, 01/21/2015
P85 4dr Sedan (electric DD)
44 of 50 people found this review helpful

I have the P85D AWD. The powertrain alone is worth the cost of entry. Faster than Ferrari performance, AWD, and every stomp of the accelerator doesn't burn a gallon of gas. Flex your foot and your face and body are thrown back with nearly no accompanying noise. The silence makes the acceleration somehow more rocket like, as if some unseen force is hurtling you toward the horizon. This car is the future of powertrains.

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"Free" Green on green lightning

Joe, 10/25/2015
P85 4dr Sedan (electric DD)
5 of 5 people found this review helpful

30 Oct 2019 update. Tesla corrected the app problem. Nav is still background app, but you can now move camera view to upper half of screen. Car is still performing as advised, great. However, Supercharger is busy because of Model 3 sales. 30 Oct 2018 update. Just got Version 9 update. Computer works quicker, but do NOT like the fact that you can no longer flip apps because the navigation app is the default screen and is always displayed in the background and only one other app can be displayed on bottom half of screen. There still is no true emergency stop capability (will slow before impact, but will not prevent imact from happening) ... I know there could be and there should be. Traded in a '09 CTS-V. Very similar in handling and performance ... S probably a bit faster and stable at high speed. Plus, with much better mpg and silently sucks the headlights off the competition. Love the body style and British Racing Green W/Grey Nappa leather interior color too. We now have a Supercharger in Louisville, Ky need one in Prospect where I-265 intersects with Route 42 (Brownsboro Rd.) . The title of my review needs to be changed to FREE Green Lightning. Autopilot, parking, and summon updates work as good, or better, (once you learn how to use them) as advertised.

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Overpriced for what you get

Randy Martin, 03/27/2015
P85D 4dr Sedan AWD (electric DD)
26 of 54 people found this review helpful

I have owned the P85D since December. Although the vehicle is incredibly fast and fun to drive the car is a disappointment. The front seats are very uncomfortable. We were promised new seats in February, didn't happen. The navigation system is the worst I have ever used except for the BMW. Mr. Musk told us all the wonderful thing that the New D will do so I bought one. The car does none of these. My wife's Kia has more safety features than the D. It's coming we are told.,I am elderly and am hoping I live long enough to have my tesla have the features I was promised.

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Simpler than new models, they don’t last long

Owatagu Siam, 06/11/2021
85 4dr Sedan (electric DD)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

The S prior to October, 2014 was solidly built before the cheapened the body, suspension and other areas. It also lacks the Auto Pilot junk which never worked but especially in v1.0. These were better built and had few problems except for the designed to fail center screen. When that goes, the car is bricked. There is less to go wrong on this car but when it does, it’s expensive. The AC is insanely complicated as is the air suspension. When anything goes wrong, you are instantly into four figures. I mean anything. Service is abominable at Tesla and there is almost zero aftermarket support. You will wait a month just to get it in and then wait several months because they never have any parts. You also can’t talk to anyone. They don’t answer the phone or responds in any way. If you want to scratch that EV itch and can get one of these cheap, it’s worth a gamble but just be aware even a fender bender can send a Tesla straight to the junkyard because of the insane cost of repairs.

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GREAT VEHICLE

Tesla318, 01/18/2020
60 4dr Sedan (electric DD)
0 of 3 people found this review helpful

Degradation of battery is a concern and tesla simply leaves its customer high and dry in that area. Very poor customer service for people taking a leap and investing in their company. UPDATE: Tesla service is absolutely miserable in Arkansas. 1 tech for entire state and he is very competent but extremely overworked. I am so unhappy with this.

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