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After 6 only months, my son's Model S needs lots of work

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Boourns, Apr 16, 2017.

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  1. Boourns

    Boourns Active Member

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    It's his usual daily driver, so I guess that explains the need for repairs. But I thought it would hold up better. It needs:
    • Numerous paint touch ups on front and rear end;
    • New windshield and pano glass;
    • New nose cone;
    • New headlights; and
    • Refinish wheels.
    Theres probably more I'm forgetting. At this point, probably cheaper to just buy him a new one.

    Here's a pic:
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  2. AEdennis

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    Probably cheaper, but definitely harder to find a new one...

    I'm ALWAYS going through the Hot Wheels and Matchbox displays at most stores we visit that stock them...

    ...still looking for the Model X one. :p
     
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    It's not easy to get that body color nose cone. I think I saw someone offering it in the aftermarket...
     
  4. RichardD

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    I would definitely file an insurance claim, under the under-insured motorist, and since he is a minor I would go after the parents..

    ha ha ha..
     
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    Okay, I know this is modern day America, and I realize that these days the only way anything gets decided is a lawsuit. But I still think that suing yourself might be going overboard... :p
     
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  6. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I have three. :)
     
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    Now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure my wife has encouraged him to be reckless with it. Drawing up lawsuit papers tomorrow. Thanks for the help.
     
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    Since you are in Texas, do you have to order it from another state?
     
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    OBX John Autonomous Driving Enthusiast

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    You totally got me. :D:p

    Make sure to get full XPEL wrap on the next one! :cool:
     
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    This is what I was gonna say before I saw the, um, size of the driver. Maybe still true! ;)
     
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    I heard the Autopilot on that thing is defective too and Hot Wheels MegaCruise is going to put it to shame in late 2018.
     
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    Where did you find them?
     
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    I'd probably tweet Elon and see if he will do a replacement..
     
  14. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Local Target. Keep looking.
     
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    Great post @Boourns, looking at pristine shape of his collection, its obviously the favored ride.
    Maybe your son deserves a Radio Flyer version now? ;)
     
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  16. bmah

    bmah New Moderator, Model S / Model X Forums

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    Is he gonna part it out? :)

    Bruce.
     
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  17. Chaz

    Chaz Big Kahuna

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    Dang! You got me.... ;)
     
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    I was thinking "buy him another one? Where can I get a Dad like that :) Then I scrolled down :)
     
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  20. Boourns

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    Was gonna trade it in to Tesla but they low balled me. I paid 130 cents for this car and I couldn't believe it when they offered less than 90. Depreciation on the S is ridiculous.
     
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