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2008 Roadster

Discussion in 'Tesla for Sale' started by Msjulie, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. Msjulie

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    I'm considering selling my shiny black Roadster - here's a few things about it.. (Roadster experts will know some of the tech details)

    First it is not a garage queen, the miles are higher (84k at the moment) and it was being used as a daily driver until the Model 3 showed up. If that scares you, thanks for reading this far ;)

    - The model is a base but it has the sport seat upgrades.

    - It has upgraded brake rotors; there are a few threads in roadster forum, here's one Now Shipping: Custom Tesla Roadster 2-Piece Slotted Rotors

    - The current rims are the newer 2.* style with new tires and TPMS (from last end-of-summer) and I have the original rims as well - no tires/no TMPS. Being a pre-2.0 model, the TPMS have been reliable only needing replacement due to age (there's a battery in there for those that don't know). (Also being an earlier model, there is no separate 12v battery to worry about either; stuff I didn't know but learned in the Roadster forum which has lots of info for potential owners BTW and some great members)

    - I have the black hardtop but I've never used it; it's hanging from our garage ceiling. The soft top is on the car now.

    - When I'm not charging at work with the CAN (J1772 to Roadster) it charges at home with a Tesla HPC with the other CAN that converts Tesla -> Roadster. In theory, some destination chargers therefore work for the Roadster but sorry, no superchargers. The CAN - Roadster to J1772 or Model S/X connector

    - I have some spare parts; when I got replacement keys, the receiver was in the package but the one in the car is fine.

    - The JVC head unit supports a somewhat low-res but useful backup camera

    - The front bumper was never drilled; the tag is tucked up in the front - notice the weird blurry thing right lower corner of the grill below

    - The driver floor mat is a little worn; the other wears a plastic cover I never removed since I got the car.

    - The front marker/parking lights are LED; I run with the lights on (minus headlights) during the day and wanted all continuous use lights to be LED

    - It has the 3.0 battery upgrade and a seriously rebuilt PEM from last fall (details if interested via PM); Tesla has confirmed that the new private-party owner would get those warranties transferred.

    - I am the second owner; the prior was a Tesla employee evidently in the LA area.

    Some pics; the car was detailed yesterday

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    I got a little bit of feedback from the Roadster forum so I'm thinking $65k is a fair ask. Please, if you don't agree or have reasons why I'm wrong, just keep to yourself or PM me. No offense but I've seen for-sale posts go off the deep end quick...

    As I said, it's not a garage queen so all the paint isn't perfect but it's been well cared for, has a bunch of extra stuff and drives great. I wish I had a bigger garage to keep all the cars so something will probably go in the near future..

    Thanks for reading, more pics on request
     
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  2. Airhawker

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    Gorgeous car! Good luck!
     
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  3. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Good luck with your sale. I know first-hand how difficult it is to let this car go. I was lucky enough to find a great home for mine, I hope the same for you.
     
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  4. Msjulie

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    I wish I had unlimited garage space and $ ... alas.. thanks!
     
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  5. shrink

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    Wow. Sorry, Msjulie, I can’t keep this to myself. Methinks this is about $10-$15K underpriced.

    However, I also understand. I’ve been contemplating selling my Roadster, too.

    You’ll always be a valued part of the Original Roadster community.

    GLWS.
     
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  6. Msjulie

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    The warranty on the 3.0 battery upgrade is 3 years/36k miles - the 1 year anniversary for my car is in April and the number of miles is no more than 5k just FYI :)
     
  7. dhrivnak

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    I agree I hope a clean 1.5 with the 3.0 upgrade would sell for north of $70K. But we have very few sales to guide against.
     
  8. Msjulie

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    Well I certainly wouldn't argue more is better :) I perhaps was being conservative since it's an actually driven car unlike some I've seen that live in the garage. This car is too fun to just look at! :)
     
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  9. Msjulie

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    Re PM requests

    The car has the standard headlights not HID though they were polished and refurb'ed by a local shop in San Jose (recommended for any other Roadster owner with peeling headlights)

    I'll get some interior pics of the car today, soft top on & off

    I'll try to get a pic of the hard top this weekend as well - it's still hanging safely above the cars in the garage ;)
     
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  10. Msjulie

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    Also the original directional rims...
     
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    More pics, only 1 original rim. You'll see they are cleaned up - original owner had trouble with locking lugs and it scratched up the rims. I have those lugs in a box and don't use them..

    Sorry pics are in a somewhat random order.
     

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    max pics in last post..
     

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