Carvana Backs Tesla in Fight against Dealerships by Offering First Pre-Owned Tesla

Online Retailer to Bypass Middleman, Making Teslas Available to Consumers Nationwide

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ATLANTA, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carvana, the first complete online auto retailer, announces the availability of its first certified pre-owned Tesla.  The 2013 Tesla Model S is available for purchase on where interested buyers can take the electric car for a virtual spin, view high-definition 360 degree interior and exterior photos highlighting the vehicle's state-of-the-art features.

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The Tesla Model S is the first of several Teslas to be offered through, allowing car buyers to bypass long waiting lists in their home state. As the first online auto retailer to offer car buyers the ability to shop, finance and purchase Teslas 100 percent online, Carvana brings the benefits of its exclusive car buying platform to potential car owners nationwide. Through consumers can elect to have their vehicle shipped directly to their doorstep in as little as 24 hours or opt to pick up their purchase at the nation's first car vending machine in Atlanta.

"We support Tesla in their fight to make direct-to-consumer sales a reality for consumers and are proud to offer their vehicles in a pre-owned capacity," says Ernie Garcia, president of Carvana. "At Carvana, we know that navigating regulatory waters can be a difficult road to follow but we firmly believe that legislation should support, not stifle, innovation – especially when it comes to free enterprise and consumer choice."

Due to high consumer demand generated by limited availability, retail prices for pre-owned Teslas are at an all-time high. Carvana's initial Tesla offering retails for $88,000, offering consumers a significant savings against retail market average and comes fully covered by the Carvana Certified 100-day or 4,189 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a 7-day "test own" return policy. In addition to the Tesla Model S, Carvana's inventory features a variety of hybrid and FLEX fuel vehicles for consumers seeking environmentally-friendly options at various price points. 

About Carvana

Based in Phoenix, Ariz. and operating out of Atlanta, Ga., Carvana is the first complete online auto retailer that allows consumers to shop, finance and purchase a car entirely online, and have it ready for home delivery or pick-up at the nation's first vending machine as soon as the next day. The company is backed by more than $1 billion in revenue and more than 20 years experience in the secondary car market. All cars available on come fully covered with a 100-day or 4,189 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a 7-day "test own" return policy.

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