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Discussion in 'Tesla for Sale' started by Ingineer, Mar 15, 2016.
Listed on Ebay - No reserve: Tesla: Model S 60
gonna bid on this one
You are clearly drawn to them, like a fish to water. =)
In your ad you mention that it's running the latest software, but I'm curious if that was through a manual installation or does a salvage vehicle continue getting firmware updates as normal?
It will not get new updates from Tesla unless the new owner decides to go through the re-certification process. I'm sure it will pass, because it has no damage.
Not a big deal on cars without AP. It's not like there will be too many must-have hot new features.
How about some pictures.
There are 18 pictures on the ebay listing.
Will Tesla do mechanical repairs on this car if it has not been re-certified? IE let's say the door handle fails - will Tesla sell you a new one and install it? Or will they refuse?
Yes, Here is the link to the Ebay listing: Tesla: Model S 60
Unless their policy has changed, they will require the recertification before you can buy parts or they will perform service. It should be a shoe-in though, as there has been no physical damage to the structure and they would be hard-pressed to even determine the car has ever been in a flood.
This scared me at first when I was looking into buying a salvage car, but as I discovered, they are easy to work on and there are plenty of low-cost used parts available now. If you had a door handle fail, you could just take it to any competent auto service facility along with a used replacement and tell them to swap it out. (Provided you can't do it yourself)
If you are local to me and ever have a problem with this car or another off-warranty car, I can probably help pretty easily. The car is a joy to work on compared to other cars. It's like "Engineering Porn"! =)
I don't mean this in any kind of hostile way - but if recertification is a "shoe-in" why haven't you done it before selling the car? It would obviously raise the value of the car and net you more money - but you've decided not to do it.
A friend of mine is a licensed dealer, so the car is in his dealer's company name not mine (this is how I was able to buy from the insurance company). There is no way Tesla will talk to me about it unless I register it in my name and provide proof of ownership. So in order for me to do it, I'd have to register the car in my name, pay the ~10% tax, then pay Tesla the inspection fee. Big hassle. To me, I don't see the point. Tesla's still not going to give me back the warranty, so all I gain is the right to have them work on it, which I definitely will avoid. I want to give the new owner the same "right of refusal". If someone doesn't want to buy the car w/o it, that's their prerogative. I'm not trying to jack up the costs for no reason. I think the biggest hit to the value is just the lack of warranty coverage. That's why it'll sell well under market value compared to similar cars.
Would this car be safe for driving across country?
Why wouldn't it? You just might want to plan a little more carefully, because especially when it's cold it takes more energy to drive from Supercharger to Supercharger.
I have a 70 that I've driven on many long road trips and never had trouble. The supercharger density on most routes is pretty good now.
Put your trip into the EV trip planner and see what happens.
threw it another bid, this thing looks legit.
Absolute respect for your work. You also picked the perfect time to sell this car, with no low $ CPOs around. In a month or two when the CPO inventory reappears and high 30's gets you a S60 with a warranty this car would be more difficult to get such a price.