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Buying a Tesla S in Greece

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by kostas134, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. kostas134

    kostas134 New Member

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    Greetings from Greece.
    I am interested in a future purchase of a Tesla S car.I am looking at the used ones on Ebay or even wrecked/Crashed ones available on erepairables.com.
    By saying wrecked I do not mean almost destroyed or anything.I mean buying a new bumper, side panel windshield and so on.Not huge damage.Unfortunately there is no distributor or Service center in Greece so any replacement parts (Bumpers and so on) will be replaced at a normal car repair shop.
    I am curious of any problems that might occur such as Tesla not reactivating the car for example.Any advice is appreciated.
    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. araxara

    araxara S-P85#3,218 X-90D#3,299

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    You will generally have many problems. Primarily, Tesla will not sell parts to non-authorized repair facilities (this may be different in Europe). In any case there will not be a warranty if Tesla determines that a vehicle is salvaged and will disable over the air updates and supercharging. The following threads discuss this as far as the US is concerned. Again, there may be different laws in Europe and Tesla may have to play nicely:

    Need some help figuring out my salvage model S
    San Diego Man's $58,000 Nightmare with a (Salvage Title) Tesla ...
    My P85 Salvage Story - Help!
     
  3. kostas134

    kostas134 New Member

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    I was thinking of buying OEM parts from Ebay.Anyway, I guess I can get a company to pick it up from the seller to a Tesla service center to check it out and then ship it right?
     
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    araxara S-P85#3,218 X-90D#3,299

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    In the US, Tesla charges about $1200 to inspect a salvage car. They then will have you bring the car up to specs (repaired at an authorized repair center), after which they will then service the car. The car will still not have a warranty. When the car is brought to Tesla for an inspection, the car's VIN will be put into their database (if it's not already there) and marked as a salvage vehicle. So the process of getting a salvage car inspected my cause the car to not be software updatable any more, if you elect to not have the recommended repairs done.

    If you decide to do the repairs by using parts off of eBay, make sure the damage is cosmetic, because any problems with the drivetrain or battery will require Tesla for repairs. It's best to buy a used car or a damaged car that has a normal non-salvage title. I would also recommend getting a Europe spec'd car since there are planned Superchargers for Greece in 2016.
     
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    I assume in greece you drive on the right, can't you order one into a european country such as Austria and transport it to greece?
     
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    Yes we drive on the right, I haven't found any Model S' for sale in EU except UK (Cannot buy a car from UK since they drive on the left)
    Can you please direct me?
     
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    #7 europe, Apr 24, 2015
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