Profile picture
` @SCtweak
, 8 tweets, 2 min read Read on Twitter
Going to try a thread here (I'm new at this, give me some slack). #sgf report coming from Tempe, AZ.

1/ Observed the Tesla Holding Lot on Hardy Dr in Tempe, AZ this afternoon. Lot has approximately 250 vehicles of a maximum capacity of 350. Mix is difficult to estimate
2/ due to the property being sandwiched between multiple industrial properties, and there is no way to get a view of the entire lot, but my best guess is 10% trade-ins, 10% lot repairs, 40% Model 3 ready to sell, 20% S, 20% X.
3/ About ten people were on-site, including a hauler dropping off a load of 3s. Notably, Dent Wizard (a subsidiary of Manheim Auction) was running a small reconditioning operation (detailing and paintless dent repair). Recon is probably for new vehicles as well as trade-ins.
4/ My belief is that the reconditioning operation is the result of the Manheim-Tesla partnership that was announced a month or two ago. To be honest, it's not a bad move. Outsourcing this work to Manheim saves plenty of headaches compared with trying to set it up in house.
5/ Cost estimates: I believe that transport is probably running around $400 total to get the car to Tempe from Fremont (via Burbank). The reconditioning costs are probably $100-$200 for each vehicle that actually gets reconditioning.
6/ Last item of note was that all but one trade-in was an import. There was a mix of luxury makes and your typical Japanese/Korean sedans. Several of the trade-ins were Tesla vehicles. I think this gives an idea of the market that Tesla is appealing to.
7/ All in all, this looked fairly similar to what I have seen in a typical holding lot from my time working at a national used-car chain. However, if sales volumes were high, I wouldn't expect it to be as full as it was. @ValueExpected @PlugInFUD
If this information is something that the twitter-verse finds useful, I will try to put out regular updates on the activity at the Tempe Holding Lot.
Missing some Tweet in this thread?
You can try to force a refresh.

Like this thread? Get email updates or save it to PDF!

Subscribe to `
Profile picture

Get real-time email alerts when new unrolls are available from this author!

This content may be removed anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert it as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video

1) Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

2) Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll" @threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member and get exclusive features!

Premium member ($30.00/year)

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!