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    Windshield Replacement -- any problems?

    I had my windshield replaced about 6 months ago and I thought it went well....that is, until I noticed that my VIN was no longer visible. I believe that they use a Lotus windshield and the VIN is in a different place on the Elise. I'm not sure if there's an easy solution as I've been told that...
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    Roadster Parts for Sale Listings

    I could use another one. I PM’d you.
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    Spiderguy SF bay area roadster drive 11/13/2021

    Thanks to all that came out to enjoy the beautiful weather, superb roads, great people, and of course, the awesome Roadsters. Much gratitude to Carl and sons for trekking all the way from Seattle to join us. So fortunate for all of us to be able to consult with people that actually have the...
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    The Wrecked Roadster Registry

    Based on that list, it looks like 34 Roadsters perished from Gruber Fires. I presume that includes both fires.
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    The Wrecked Roadster Registry

    Drew got pretty banged up and will be in a neck brace for a while. I'll let Drew expound on this himself, but it sounds like he shoiuld ultimately be okay. Very lucky indeed, particularly in light of the severe damage to the Roadster! Based on the type and number of beverages in the trunk, I...
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    The Wrecked Roadster Registry

    Drew, so sorry to see that damage; it looked like a serious impact. I'm sure glad that you were able to walk away from it. It's good to have a spare Roadster at times like these.
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    Roadsters and Fires

    Whoa, those are some serious allegations! Let me see if I understand this correctly as there appear to be 2 separate issues: 1) The PEM that you rebuilt was sent to Gruber for installation into a customer car. Upon receipt of the PEM, Gruber claimed that the PEM didn't function and ultimately...
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    Roadster Value: Collectibility, Originality, Rebuilt Roadsters and potential for Continuation Cars?

    Hey Carrotted, Lots of cogent points and thought provoking questions. It's clear that you've spent a good deal of time reading and researching. I've pondered many of these things as well. The Roadster is an exceptionally unique car and has tremedous potential for unbridled appreciation...
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    Roadsters and Fires

    It's funny to me how you make this thread appear to be a Medlock vs Gruber battle, for it is unequivocally not. The Medlock - Gruber conversation is ancillary; simply a natural byproduct resulting from obvious differences in fire safety measures. My original post was comprised entirely of...
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    Roadsters and Fires

    There is no doubt that there were sheets placed in customer cars that came from salvaged vehicles. I wholeheartedly concur with you and applaud the fact that creative methods are being utilized to preserve every last nut and bolt for our beloved treasures. The real question is whether ALL the...
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    Roadsters and Fires

    Wow, if the hypothetical that you outlined above actually transpired, it would certainly provide significant motivation to "burn up" evidence. I still find it difficult to believe that anyone would have the audacity to sacrifice millions of dollars worth of assets for self-serving purposes. Can...
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    Roadsters and Fires

    After reading Carl's post, it got me thinking a little more. If you owned a facility that: 1) Contained unstable, highly volatile and combustible material, 2) Stored over $4 million of valuable, historic vehicles and 3) Replaced a previously burned out building Wouldn't it be incumbent upon...
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    Roadsters and Fires

    I was quite disheartened to hear about the catastrophic fire at Gruber Motors that singlehandedly destroyed 30 Roadsters, along with a plethora of irreplaceable Roadster components. Immediately, I felt compassion for Gruber Motors and all of the Roadster Owners that had entrusted their precious...
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    Hey Ted, it seems that you're in the Bay Area (in Marin?) If so, I don't believe that I have you...

    Hey Ted, it seems that you're in the Bay Area (in Marin?) If so, I don't believe that I have you on my "Drive" list. I'm planning a large Roadster gathering in the near future and wonder if you'd be interested in joining. We usually have about 10 to 20 Roadsters at our drives/gatherings. If...
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    NorCal Roadster Drive Photos from 30July2021

    Great photo summary, Smorgasbord. It was an epic day, featuring appearances by: 1) Martin Eberhard - the person most responsible for creating Tesla, Inc. It was an honor to meet Martin and learn, first-hand, about the early days of the company. Without Martin, there would be no Tesla. Also...
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    Tesla Life

    Cool video!! Very professionally done.
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    Roadster Test Drive?

    I purchased all 5 of my roadsters sight unseen and didn't have problems with any of them. Obviously, it'd benefit you to see the car and test drive it, if possible, but there are a lot less things to worry about on this car than an ICE vehicle. As long as you have the CAC values, numerous...
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    Today's Roadster Orphan

    I don't think that this car is an R80. If it were, it'd be a steal at $68K.
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    Spiderguy sends the alert signal

    Thanks to all that came out and braved the wind, coupled with some sprinkles. It was a great time spent with good friends, huge car enthusiasts and fun roads. Let's do this again soon!
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    Roadster Meet on 5/20/18

    A few Roadster owners are getting together on the morning of 5/20/18 on the peninsula (i.e.San Mateo). If you'd like to join our gathering and drive afterwards, please PM me. Meeting between 8-9 am. Harry
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    Roadster Meet on 10/28/17

    It was good to see so many Roadster owners on short notice. Much thanks to Steve H for hosting the BBQ after the drive. The panoramic vista there provided such an incredible backdrop for photos.
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    Roadster Meet on 10/28/17

    If any Roadster owners would like to join, we are doing an impromptu meet and drive on Saturday, 10/28/17. We will meet at Alice's Restaurant at 9:30am for a short brunch. Alice's Restaurant | You Can Get Anything You Want At Alice's We are then planning to venture onward towards the coastline...
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    Yet another TPMS for Roadster 1.5 thread

    Much thanks to Steve and Steve. Both of my 1.5 Roadster TPMSs went out in the same week a couple of months ago, so I was driving around with the pesky TPMS warning indicator on. I ordered the $36 sensors that Steve Hand recommended above, had them installed at my local tire shop for $20/each and...
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    Yet another TPMS for Roadster 1.5 thread

    Steve, do you know if these TPMS parts will work on 2.0 and 2.5 roadsters? Unbelievably, I need 4 sets of these now. I've already had the TPMS sensors replaced for the 2.5s, but the TPMS lights have returned. For my 2 1.5s, both TPMS warnings came on within a week of each other.
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    How does a roadster drive

    Hey Roadster, I think you're making a great choice with the Roadster. It's such a fun little car and is destined to be very collectible (at some point!) With regards to photos of the quintuplets, I actually don't have a shot with all 4 of them together, since they are in different homes...
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    San Francisco Bay Area Roadster Meet 9/11/16

    Wow, what a great shot. That is my favorite picture!
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    San Francisco Bay Area Roadster Meet 9/11/16

    Believe it or not, the very first picture in post #10, was not staged. The cars came in exactly in that order, which is pretty astounding. After viewing all these photos, I came to the realization that the Roadster looks good from every angle!
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    San Francisco Bay Area Roadster Meet 9/11/16

    Thanks to everyone that came out; it was great to meet more fellow Roadster owners and drive on roads together. Nice photos; definitely looks like Skittles.
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    How does a roadster drive

    I disagree that you would get killed on it should you decide to sell it, unless you're referring to the sales tax and registration costs. If so, that would be the case with any purchase. IMHO, the Roadster will be a very collectible car in the not too distant future. I think that it will be...
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    2010 Roadster 2.0

    Chad, your car looks to be in great condition. I think that brilliant yellow is the most stunning color for the Roadster and it garners the most attention. If I didn't already have a yellow one, I'd definitely be interested in yours. Good luck with the sale!
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    Looking for a new interior

    Hey Josh, I had the exact same interior on my yellow one and I felt the same way you do. It's actually very simple to take out the side panel and spray paint them leather black. I was skeptical when my neighbor suggested it, but it turned out great. Nobody would ever notice the difference. The...
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    San Francisco Bay Area Roadster Meet 9/11/16

    It looks like we'll have a great turnout for the meet/drive. In fact, if everyone that confirmed appears, we'll have practically the entire spectrum of all 14 stock Roadster colors. The only colors that we are missing are Fusion Red and Signal Green. Let's meet at Electronic Arts HQ - Redwood...
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    San Francisco Bay Area Roadster Meet 9/11/16

    Hi SpitzNV, I'll send you a PM with my contact info. Would love to have you join us.
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    How does a roadster drive

    I converted to the Roadster after driving 9 different Porsches, including every iteration of the 911 Turbo since the 993. I've also owned a few Lamborghinis (LP640, Murcielago, Gallardo & Superleggerra) and Ferraris (360, F355 & 612). Also put a lot of miles on an F430 and a 458 Italia. Yet...
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    San Francisco Bay Area Roadster Meet 9/11/16

    It seems that there hasn't been a Roadster meet/drive for a while and there have been a few new Roadster owners in the area. I'm putting together plans for a meet on 9/11/16. Haven't finalized an exact meet up location yet, but it will be somewhere along the Peninsula at about 9am. I will send...
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    Sold For Sale: Tesla Roadster 2.5 | Jet Black | VIN 1172

    Congrats, laweijfmvo. It's great to see another Roadster in our area. If you PM your contact info to me, I'll set up a Roadster drive after your car arrives.
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    Tesla Roadster Meet/Drive Saturday, 6/18 (SF bay area)

    Thanks to all those that came out for the drive. We had a good turnout; thanks to TEG for leading us on a fun route. Here's a couple of iphone snaps:
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    Tesla Roadster Meet/Drive Saturday, 6/18 (SF bay area)

    It looks like we'll have about 14 Roadsters or so, with 1/2 meeting in Fremont and 1/2 in Palo Alto. If you're planning on joining for lunch and haven't told me, please do so immediately, for an accurate count. Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday!
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    Tesla Roadster Meet/Drive Saturday, 6/18 (SF bay area)

    If any Roadster owners are interested in meeting/driving this coming Saturday, there will be about a dozen of us meeting: 9am - 9:30am - Fremont Tesla factory (next to the Superchargers) and driving over to meet Peninsula people at 10am - Tesla HQ - 3500 Deer Creek Road, Palo Alto 10:30 -...
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    Tax Credit Clarification

    The 200,000 figure refers to qualifying vehicles sold after 2009. Roadsters were sold between 2008 - 2011, so roughly half of the ones sold in the US should count.
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    Tax Credit Clarification

    Once the 200,000 vehicle limit is reached, the computation changes to time periods. All that matters is when you receive delivery of your car. As an example, if the 200,000th car is sold on 1/15/18, the full credit is allowable up to 6/30/18. During that 5 1/2 month period, it doesn't matter if...
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    Tax Credit Clarification

    Alex, Phase 2 & 3 should be 2 quarters each. Therefore, in your hypothetical, Phase 2 should go through the end of 1Q of 2019 and Phase 3 should go through 3Q of 2019.
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    Tax Credit Clarification

    Thanks for breaking it down to make it easily understandable for the uninformed. The 15 month period you refer to is the absolute minimum that the tax credit will be valid. More likely, it will stretch out to 18 months, since Tesla will have the capability of manipulating production and...
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    Spiderguy does it again - SF bay area Roadster drive 11/7/2015

    Hey Strib, sorry we missed you. I PM'd you the previous time and didn't hear back. If you could PM me your contact info, I'll include you on the distribution list.
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    Spiderguy does it again - SF bay area Roadster drive 11/7/2015

    A few more shots from the drive.
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    Model X intro one-liner jokes

    Lamborghini is making an SUV (arriving in 2018). No gullwing doors though! http://www.topgear.com/car-news/insider/official-lamborghini-suv-arrive-2018
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    Roadster 1.5 Owners Wanting 3.0 Upgrade

    Group 2 is important for at least a couple of reasons. First of all, it contains many 1.5 owners who are interested in a 3.0 battery, but don't need it in the immediate future. This is surely the case for some 1.5 owners that still have high CAC numbers and significant range remaining in their...
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    Roadster 1.5 Owners Wanting 3.0 Upgrade

    I think that, as a practical matter, all 1.5 owners would sign a petition. In addition, most 2.0 and 2.5 owners would endorse such a petition. Let's start a formal list of: 1) 1.5 Roadster owners that would be willing to put down a deposit for an upgraded battery. 2) Any Roadster owner that...
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    Roadster 1.5 prices if there is no 3.0 upgrade

    Barry, I think that if they knew the answer to that, they would convey it to the public. I speculate that they don't know how long the solution will take and to exacerbate the problem, they simply don't have the bandwidth to address the issue right now. Thus, the combination of 1) uncertainty...
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    Roadster 1.5 prices if there is no 3.0 upgrade

    I know nothing about the technology, but I find it hard to believe that Tesla intentionally omitted the 1.5 from the upgrade. My theory is that they were rushed to make the announcement by 9/1 and had to pass on the adjustment for the 1.5, due to timing issues. If so, I just hope that they...

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