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#159 Twilight Blue - Carlsbad, CA [SOLD]

Discussion in 'Tesla for Sale' started by pharma5, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. pharma5

    pharma5 Roadster F#25

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  2. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    That is basically the same mileage as last time. It seems it has sat still for the past year.
    435 miles since 2008? Shame. Cells do wear out eventually just due to age even if not used.
     
  3. mcornwell

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    Wow, Dave Metcalf and his son did essentially the same amount of miles as this car has, in one charge!
     
  4. pharma5

    pharma5 Roadster F#25

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    A lot of bids on this one as it is less than $10k fom the buy-it-now price... wonder if someone is just going to press the button?:confused:
     
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    pharma5 Roadster F#25

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    Or not...

    Ended: Jan 04, 201313:57:10 PST

    Bid history: 21 bids

    Current bid: US $58,100.00
    Reserve pricenot met

    Price: US $64,995.00
     
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    Relisted with a $60K BIN price. I'm also in Carlsbad if someone needs me to check something out on the car.
     
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    "Vehicle millage range on a full charge is 220 miles"

    Sounds like the battery pack is out of balance. Amazingly low price and low miles. I always wonder someone could have one these cars and only drive it 400 miles!
     
  8. ipdamages

    ipdamages Roadster Sports 835 & 972

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    As I wrote on the previous thread on this car, I went down and test drove it a year ago. The car is very clean, as one would expect with so few miles. But the seller is a bit sketchy. You may notice that he has no feedback. That is because he is using a new username on eBay. The one he used before was on the auction in which he had listed the car with a buy in now of $65k, but after we talked and I offered to buy it in person for $65k he said he would not sell it to me for less than $80k and he pulled the listing (with a bid on it).

    When I asked him about the battery he said it needs to be drained down low for battery health. That spooked me.

    Finally, in case anyone cares, the guy is a professional hypnotist with a show in Vegas, and he lives part time in Vegas and part time in Carlsbad.
     
  9. brianman

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    Hm, not a very good one if you didn't drive away in a Blue Roadster with a check missing from your checkbook. ;)
     
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    Last auction ended at $58k, and current BIN is just under $60k...maybe self-hypno to close a deal? :rolleyes:
     
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    ipdamages Roadster Sports 835 & 972

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    Hahaha. Indeed!

    There were a few scratches on the sills, which I find to be typical. Otherwise it looked brand new. But the battery condition was a concern then, and a bigger one now. I was sold before I got there, but he managed to turn it into a non-deal.

    His pricing at the time was low at 65 and high at 80. Now I'm sure he wishes he had sold it to me or someone else for 65.
     
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    I bought it and will let you all know what condition the battery is in as soon as I take it in for the annual service. Tesla has not seen this car for a year. My fingers are crossed.
     
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    I researched the owner Marshall Sylver. He has been in court many times for stealing OPM (Other people's money). I opted to stay away from this after reading about his shady dealings and would suggest that you exercise caution.
     
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    ipdamages Roadster Sports 835 & 972

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    Good luck, Rich, and enjoy the car. It looks like you probably got a great deal. When I drove the car 18 months ago it was in pristine condition, with the possible exception of the battery. Welcome to the fabulous world of Roadster ownership!
     

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