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Autotrader Find: 2013 Tesla Model S For Under $27,000

If you’re interested in a Tesla, you certainly aren’t alone, as the California-based EV brand has been growing insanely fast over the last few years. The main issue is affordability, as the vast majority of Tesla’s cars are big money — often in excess of $75,000, and sometimes over $100,000.

But here’s your chance to get a Tesla without spending that kind of money. In fact, you can buy this particular Model S for the price of a well-equipped Toyota Corolla — but, of course, you get what you pay for. I say that because this Model S is a 2013 model, and it’s already traveled nearly 120,000 miles from new, which is a big figure in just six years. That also makes it one of the highest-mileage Tesla Model S models currently listed for sale on Autotrader. It’s also a Model S 60 model, which means it has a lower range than most other Model S models — in fact, the 60 has since been canceled in favor of improved versions of the sedan.

Offered by SJL Motors in Des Plaines, Illinois, a Chicago suburb, this Model S is listed for just $26,705, which is shockingly inexpensive, considering that a new Model S starts around $80,000 before options. This is, indeed, the cheapest Model S on Autotrader, though it’s worth noting that other Model S models are also getting into this price range, generally with similar mileage and equipment. This particular one has a clean title with no history of accident damage on the Carfax report.

So, while this may not be the brand-new Model S you’ve been looking for, it’s still a Model S — and it’s not as expensive as you might expect. Find a Tesla Model S for sale

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Doug Demuro
Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

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