2015 Tesla Model S P85D -- Maintenance and Repair Costs?
My neighbour is buying a new P100D and has offered me his 2015 Tesla Model S P85D (with "Ludicrous Mode" for 2.8 second 0-60) at the trade-in-amount plus the HST advantage he would have received (i.e. $51,770 + $6,730 = $58,500). Unfortunately, I'd have to pay HST on the $58,500 because Tesla won't facilitate a trade-in with a private buyer already identified. Compared to anything I see on AutoTrader, this is a great deal and I know that be absolutely babied it. The car has about 110,000 kms on the odometer and the only issue that he's had in four years required a $150 part. It's been extremely reliable for him (and he's very particular, so he would report even the smallest issue). We went for a ride on the weekend and when he punched the throttle unexpectedly at a light, I nearly had a heart attack -- it accelerates like my sport bike!
I believe that some of the poor reliability reports online for the Model S online relate to the earlier models (2012/13) when they were ironing out the details of the new model. I'm on my third BMW so I'm no stranger to repairs, but how would the 2015 Model S compare? The drivetrain and battery are still warrantied for another 4 years, but it's everything else (suspension, electronics, brakes, etc.) that I'd have to pay for out of pocket. Is there a site or something with common repair costs? Are there big-ticket items that commonly fail that could cost me $1000s? I see REALLY high mileage Model S's out there (250K+ kms) and I also see Teslas being used as service vehicles which would indicate to me that the maintenance can't be THAT bad?
Also, does anyone have a guess at what a 2015 Model S would resalte for in 4 years from now (i.e. an 8yo model with about 170K) when I consider buying my neghbour's new P100D?