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  1. R

    M3P - Slammed Into Curb Hard - Totaled?

    Hi guys, I have a 2019 Model 3 Performance and was in an accident last week and wanted to get the community’s opinion. Long story short, took a left turn too hard and lost traction, popped over the curb and scraped against the side wall. Happened late at night with only myself in the car, no...
  2. C

    Totaled or repair? 3 months & 2900 miles

    My model 3 was hit by a big truck on the driver side at low speed (I'm not at fault). The whole side was damaged including side mirror, both doors, front, back and back wheel scratches . Currently waiting for damage repair estimates. I got my car early June this year and it only has 2900 miles...
  3. J


    I was rear-ended on the freeway the other day. I was at a stand still as the exit ramp was backed up. The car behind me was also stopped and a car came in going around 70mph and hit him into me. My Model 3 completely shut down and I couldn't get it to even go to the shoulder. I called tesla...
  4. K

    18 Model S 100D Totaled

    Recently involved in a car accident that led to my 18 S to be deemed total, happened just a few days ago so i dont have the settlement value yet, according to kbb 2018 Model S go for around 60-70k. It had less than 25,000 miles. I need help as the value is completely screwed up, I paid roughly...
  5. K

    Model 3: Total vs Repair

    Hi all, I am an owner of a 2018 Tesla Model 3 with roughly 20k miles, which recently got in an accident. I am a first time car owner, and have some questions for you about repair vs totaling. In the state of California, the totaling evaluation is based on the Total Loss Formula, where if (Cost...
  6. CFrolander

    Model X Graveyard

    So I poked around a bit but I couldn't find any threads for sharing when our Model X's come to an untimely end. I'm starting this thread as a place to post as a place to share, whether your fault or by fault of another, your beloved model X goes to the parking lot in the sky. Just a reminder as...
  7. J

    P3D+ rear ended - total loss? current repair times?

    Spouse was rear ended today (he is okay) in our fairly new P3D+. He was at a complete stop pulled over for emergency vehicles (as were the vehicles in the other lane) when a van rear ended him at 40-45 mph. Their airbags deployed. Any thoughts on whether this looks like a total loss or not? In...
  8. E

    Model 3 totaled in accident

    Last night my girlfriend was coming home from work in my model 3 long range. She was going 75 mph on the interstate in the left lane passing a car in the right lane when a deer jumped in front of her. She said autopilot was engaged and said it swerved to the left to miss the deer after engaging...
  9. M

    Looking to buy a Wrecked/Totaled Tesla S

    Hey everyone, I am looking for a project Tesla s. Any year. Any spec Shoot me a message or text if your looking to sell one. Mike 916-582-1990
  10. dvhart

    2016 Model S 90D - Property Damage Claim Post Mortem

    After nearly two months, we finally settled our property damage claim after being rear ended in our 2016 Tesla Model S 90D. Insurance claims are something many of us dread about owning a Tesla, a risk we acknowledged going in. I thought I'd share the experience and the outcome in the hope it...
  11. C

    Totaled Cars

    I understand this is not a subject people like talking about but I am doing a research project for school and I am wondering where is the best place to find the price of a totalled tesla and what do you think is a reasonable price for one. As well as a good place to reach people with these cars...
  12. H

    Need Help to Decide on Optiom's New Vehicle Replacement Insurance

    Has any one got the Vehicle Replacement insurance from Optiom as opposed to the New Vehicle Replacement Plus from ICBC in British Columbia? I just got my car two weeks ago and I have two more weeks to decide on whether to get the Vehicle Replacement insurance from Optiom (VEHICLE REPLACEMENT...
  13. Electric700

    Fixing a Totaled Model S

    I've seen some unfortunate posts where people have had their cars totaled for minor damage, and they've had to let go of their cars. There is another way. If your car is totaled, you might be able to have it fixed using the money you receive from the insurance company. More here: The truth about...
  14. N

    Now THAT's a frunk dent

    Welp, THAT happened. I was stupidly going too quickly around a curve and the car fishtailed. The traction control came on and I thought I had the car in line again, but just when I thought, "Whew, close call," the car swerved sharply so I had to try to counter that and I ended up hitting a...
  15. N

    Model S Total Loss Valuation

    My Model S85 was in an accident. I don't want to get into the details of the accident here -- I'll save that for another post, but my insurance (only my car was involved in the collision), State Farm, has declared it a total loss. It was pretty obvious after the accident, even without the claim...

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