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    WTB: 18" Model 3 OEM wheels, located in Texas

    Looking for two OEM 18" wheels for Model 3, must be without damage. Open to set of four or set with tires if the price is right. Located in Houston, Texas and can pickup from nearby cities, shipping is OK too Please PM
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    2012 Tesla Model 3 18" Aero Factory Wheels and Tires (Only 53 Miles)

    Interested if the current buyer back out....can do local pickup
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    Loss of Use and Diminished Value claims with Model 3?

    Not a slam dunk but if we are talking about the value of substitute then that should be a pretty fair method. And just got word today that some parts for mine is delayed till end of August cause backorder or whatever..:eek: not surprised tho
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    Loss of Use and Diminished Value claims with Model 3?

    For Texas the max limit for small claim won't change to $20K till September 2020, but not a big issue since the statue of limitation is at least 2 years, and it will still be well within the limitation if I needed to wait for the limit change. Both Texas state law and case law supported DV and...
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    Loss of Use and Diminished Value claims with Model 3?

    Small claims is a good idea, right now Texas limit for small claims is $10K and changing to $20K next year. Hopefully the DV+LoU combined won't be significantly more than that if the other insurance try to BS(not sure if I can submit one case for LoU and one case for DV if the combined value is...
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    White front badge vs no badge

    Just came here to say hi to Keroro... and powder blue looks awesome
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    Loss of Use and Diminished Value claims with Model 3?

    Yes, all the ones I picked have been rented at least 5+ times, and the average of 5 Model 3s in local city should be fair enough. Did you started on the LoU claim while your car was still in the shop or after the repair was finished? How many days of LoU did they pay you? btw love the Cartman...
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    Loss of Use and Diminished Value claims with Model 3?

    Thank you for the information. Do you mind PMing some more information about your appraisal services or previous cases? I am in Houston which is only a few hours drive from Dallas, and some others I talked to doesn't have much experience in Teslas, which is a little different from typical...
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    Loss of Use and Diminished Value claims with Model 3?

    As of now, the repair estimate is $16K, this is a more in-depth estimate provided by a certified Tesla repair shop that is highly rated in the Houston area, so it should be fairly accurate. There will be repairs across the entire passenger side of vehicle, major repair in front, and minor in the...
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    Model 3 - Resale value

    He made a lot of claims....but Telsa being appreciating asset is probably still one of the most untrue claims among all.
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    Loss of Use and Diminished Value claims with Model 3?

    Got hit by another driver about two weeks ago, now the damage assessment part is over (for now), I am more focused on the insurance claim aspects regarding Loss of Use and Diminished Value, and felt it maybe more beneficial to open a new thread dedicating to the claims part. For old post...
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    Got hit by another car, how bad is this kind of damage?

    Got the Tesla shop estimate, $16K, but not happy with how they are spending 8 labor hours on trying to fix the pillar bent but not replacing the part. Considering the metal fatigue the piece won't be the same for sure.
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    Got hit by another car, how bad is this kind of damage?

    True, diminished value will be a big one. $10 dollar a day or so difference on the loss of use, even with 2-3 months it's only a few hundred bucks. Since my A-pillar bottom (mild steel) is bent and the catalog does offer replacement panel sections, I won't accept bending it back (told shop to...
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    Got hit by another car, how bad is this kind of damage?

    I will be ok with $80 a day too, that's reasonably close to the Turo after discount Model 3 rate in my area, since the whole loss of use claim is based on a similar vehicle, I feel something like that would be similar enough, but IF they try to low ball with 'oh we are limited to $30 per day...
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    Got hit by another car, how bad is this kind of damage?

    What kind of damage did your car suffer? And as for the loss of use, were u basing on local Turo or other rate?
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    Got hit by another car, how bad is this kind of damage?

    Based on what I can see they are missing a lot of stuff, right now it’s about ~3K in parts and 4K in labor. My guess would be at least 6-7K in parts, and minimum 4-5x of current labor. (Current est based on 46/hour labor rate, Tesla rate is about 2.6x of it, plus more hours required by...
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    Got hit by another car, how bad is this kind of damage?

    I checked the catalog and looks like there is no radiator in front of Model 3 but definitely lots of brackets(and some big ones) broken. On the other hand, local Turo shows the cheapest 2018 Model 3 rentals avg to about 120 per day, long term discount(month+) is about 5-30% off, is we use 25%...
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    Salvage Model 3 and inability to receive support from Tesla for repair parts

    Wow, it looks a lot less damaged than mine Maybe I should contact my insurance (Geico) to take care of it if the other insurance don't total the car, other driver at fault anyways
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    18" OEM Tire replacement choices?

    I always go with Michelin, personally I would pick one from the following three based on your need: Pilot Sport All Season 3+: If you need all season. Pilot Sport 4: If you can get by with summer, a little more thread over performance Pilot Sport 4S: If you can get by with summer, a little more...
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    Got hit by another car, how bad is this kind of damage?

    Cheaper parts but labor rate still applies....so I guess no more than 15-20% lower than same repair on the S? Was it just for the bumper and brackets/etc area that's 7K? I don't see anything else here.
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    Got hit by another car, how bad is this kind of damage?

    Quick update, insurance called me today saying their estimate is 7K, and asked if I picked or shop or want them to pay me 7K cash (ya right lol) The car is being transported to a certified shop that's rated 5 stars by over 20 reviews on Tesla website. Talked to the shop on the phone, they will...
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    Do you regret your color choice?

    *sugar*, that's like GT-R Super Silver compared to boring Nissan Maxima Silver
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    Do you regret your color choice?

    I'm in Texas and unless it's under direct summer sunlight it a pretty dark blue. Definitely darker looking than the website suggested.
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    Do you regret your color choice?

    Yes, mine is the Deep Blue, if I can choose again I will pick Pearl White, Red, or Silver I just feel the blue is a bit too dark unless under bright sunlight, if it were a shade or two lighter than it is now I would be much happier with it.
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    Need to sell my new model 3

    If OP is renting (especially if corporate owned condos) they may not be willing to accommodate the electric changes, and since OP list he's in FL they may not have laws to require landlords accommodate such like in CA. Just a thought since OP wasn't super clear about his situation. I do agree...
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    Getting ready for delivery, what should I buy ahead of time? :)

    My bad didn't see that you are in Canada, or maybe they changed the policy (constant changes/inconsistency is the No.1 or No.2 thing that I hate about Tesla). I checked with them a while back.
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    Getting ready for delivery, what should I buy ahead of time? :)

    AFAIK you can buy individual wheels from Tesla, I know because one of mine was scratched and I checked with them. Maybe talk to the store ppl and see if they can order a set for you? Not sure about TPMS Buying used wheels only makes sense if you want the stock tires
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    Getting ready for delivery, what should I buy ahead of time? :)

    High quality USB drive or solid state USB drive or SSD drive are the best option Personally I don't think wireless chargers are that useful, but a quality Lightning cable is a must And if you can't find used aero wheels, new ones cost slightly over $200 each from Tesla :)
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    Got hit by another car, how bad is this kind of damage?

    There is a highly rated Tesla shop(they also handles Aston Martin and other high end cars) that's also approved by the insurance company, however I am more concerned about structural damage which is very hard to actually restore...still waiting to hear from the insurance company so I will update...
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    Need to sell my new model 3

    Brand new AWD, LR, Black, without FSD (standard interior and Aero wheels since you didn't mention those options on yours) is about $48750 right now. Minus about $2K worth of tax credit that new cars get, that puts a new one at $46K before the RWD vs AWD price difference, which I would say worth...
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    Got hit by another car, how bad is this kind of damage?

    I wasn't present when the person inspected the damage on my car, but as you can see the parts listed on the list I posted, and based on the actual damage pics posted, they are missing a lot of things already. Either the inspector did not want to see the actual damage or he just didn't care to...
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    Got hit by another car, how bad is this kind of damage?

    On a second thought, it may not matter that much for BMW since many BMWs (over 60% in 2017 or 2018 IIRC) are leased and RR ownership turnover is probably high too. If it's a kid hauler SUV with chipping at the tailgate I probably don't care and just use that to get some extra discount...we had...
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    Got hit by another car, how bad is this kind of damage?

    Very good point there. The numbers I posted so far are initial estimates from an inspection, and as you can see my post above this one, it's missing a LOT of damages and pretty much horseshit. Still haven't heard from the adjuster yet, if they don't offer total upfront probably need to take it...
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    Got hit by another car, how bad is this kind of damage?

    Since it's still an ongoing claim I won't post the actual estimate but here is some ball park figures from the sheet Front bumper: $700 Bumper cover, two brackets, about $350, and aother $350 in labor Headlight: $1000 Headlight, brackets, signal light, about $1000 parts and labor Hood: $150...
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    Got hit by another car, how bad is this kind of damage?

    I have seen BMWs with quarter panel damages that are nightmareish to repair... Well, also got a sharp dent on mine, don’t think they will be able to use the paint less dent removal on it...
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    Got hit by another car, how bad is this kind of damage?

    Another update Initial damage estimate came in, not from the insurance company adjuster but another inspector or something Based on non-Tesla repair rate (only $46/hr for labor lol), we are looking at $7K worth of damage. A Tesla certified shop, even with the same amount of hours, will add at...
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    Got hit by another car, how bad is this kind of damage?

    I suspect it has more hidden damage if the panels and bumper are off you can see the support beam behind front bumper pretty torn up already, so more internal damages around the front bumper area and front fender area is basically inevitable... Any recommendations on how to further inspect...
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    Got hit by another car, how bad is this kind of damage?

    That's kinda of the opposite of mine, driver side, serious damage in the back and lighter damage in the back, mine's passenger side and serious in the front and lighter in the back...
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    Got hit by another car, how bad is this kind of damage?

    Wow, that's pretty crazy, 7 months...do you have any pics of the damage on your car? Depends on what I hear from the other party's insurance company, I may start looking into diminish value and loss of use claims in Texas. Personally I don't care about rental if it's just a few days since it...
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    Got hit by another car, how bad is this kind of damage?

    I don't think I will be happy with a new BMW or RR with repainted body (especially if it were an Individual color M car lol), since I believe the POE most likely won't be able to 100% duplicate the process and factory baking temperature when repainting the car (considering cars already have the...
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    Got hit by another car, how bad is this kind of damage?

    so, a quick update The other driver's insurance company accepted full liability on Friday, and their adjuster went to check the car today, waiting to hear from them. I went to the auto storage to check on the car myself as well, and found the damage to be more seriously than I previously...
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    Got hit by another car, how bad is this kind of damage?

    Luckily we have a Tesla owned major service center in Houston, picked up the car from there, I think they handle body shop stuff, gonna try to give them a call tomo.
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    Got hit by another car, how bad is this kind of damage?

    Don't have it on my computer now, I will try to post it later. Basically, I was traveling north bound, on the left lane out of two north bound lanes on the street. The other vehicle was waiting to exit a parking lot, cross the two north bound lanes, then make a left turn onto the south bound...
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    Got hit by another car, how bad is this kind of damage?

    Not my first accident but first blood in Tesla for sure (and I heard they are a PITA to fix lol) For this incident, the cop did came, offered the information exchange form and wrote a crash report(not available yet) The impact felt pretty minor in the car (other driver said the same), but it's...
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    Got hit by another car, how bad is this kind of damage?

    Had the Model 3 LR RWD for a little over a year now, front passenger side got hit by another driver (most likely the other driver completely at fault, since I was going straight and the other driver was exiting a parking lot, trying to cross two lanes to the other side then make a left turn, and...
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    Anyone know where I can rent a Model S 85kWh or P85 in Houston, TX?

    Hello, just registered here. We are thinking about buying a Model S 85kWh or P85 later this year, but want to see if we can rent the car for a week or two and try it out first. Does anyone know where we can rent the Model S 85 or P85 in Houston or surrounding area? I know a lot of people love...

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