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Anyone planning to get buried in their Tesla?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by palmer_md, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. palmer_md

    palmer_md Member

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    #1 palmer_md, Feb 2, 2014
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  2. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Well, going by the culture I come from, the car would have to go up in flames along with me ;)
     
  3. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    I do not approve.

    But if you decide to go that route... dibs on the battery in your will? ;)
     
  4. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Deal. 105 kW beats 90 kW after all!
     
  5. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Ouch...
     
  6. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Yup. Cheap shot. Sorry. Back to the morbid stuff.
     
  7. malcolm

    malcolm Active Member

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    Pano roof is definitely open casket territory.

    Firmware 6.0.0 lowers the car 6 feet under.
     
  8. palmer_md

    palmer_md Member

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    nice.
     
  9. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    "Talk about a downgrade"
     
  10. Chipper

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    Even if I wanted to I don't think it would be possible. I think there are at least 7 people in line for mine when I pass! My wife's son claimed first dibs on it the day I brought it home. Several others have indicated a similar interest. Do you think I need to be concerned about my longevity?
     
  11. Ugliest1

    Ugliest1 S85: "Sparky"

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    We'll, it wouldn't hurt to let the others take a bite first at dinner...
     
  12. lorih

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    I gotta say, the people on this forum are amazing. I didn't think this thread would make me laugh, but there were quit a few good quips.

    on a serious note, Elon thinks the Model S will probably run for 20 years, so it couldn't hurt to think about who is going to inherit yours. Just saying....
     
  13. Plug Me In

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    I'll consider only if included in the service plan.
     
  14. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    • Hello.
    • Hi, ma'am. This is the Tesla service center near you.
    • Oh, hi. Haven't talked to you guys in a while.
    • Yes, that's actually why we're calling.
    • You miss me? Heh.
    • Well, we do love our customers but no, it's actually about your Tesla.
    • Oh, what about it?
    • Well, it seems it's been out of cell reception for over a year now and we're trying to push out some new firmware to all customers.
    • (Chuckle) I think I know why.
    • Oh good. Why, do you think?
    • My husband was buried in it this summer. Lovely car; literally couldn't get him out of it.
    • I'm not sure what to say. I'm sorry for your loss....
    • Oh, it's okay. He had a long life, and we had many happy years together.
    • Well that's good to hear! I'll make note in our records that this vehicle no longer needs to be serviced with updates. Thanks for your time, ma'am.
     
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    Guess he won't have to worry about 'vampire losses' anymore.
    Or do we.........??? Perhaps we need to make sure the 'regen' switch is turned to low :smile:
     
  16. skdave

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    I'm 67 ,20 years would be nice. By then maybe the Tesla could drive itself in the funeral short line.
     
  17. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    Anyone planning to get buried in their Tesla?

    No.
     
  18. mknox

    mknox Well-Known Member

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    I dunno about being buried in it, but when my wife found out how much I spent on it, I thought I might be living in it. :wink:
     
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    Nice.
     
  20. mitch672

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    Well, if getting buried in the specialy made Harley casket took 4 or more plots, the Model S will certainly take many more... And around here plots are about $2,500 each, so nope, wouldn't be worth spending for 8 or more plots all together (not to mention the specialy made cement vault you would also require). A much better use is to give it to one of your relatives, or donate it to a charity to auction off.
     

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