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Damaged Tesla

Discussion in 'Model S' started by JustWondering, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. JustWondering

    JustWondering New Member

    Oct 2, 2016
    Because i drive a lot, i was looking into tesla cars.
    My budget is 50.000 Euro.
    There is a super charger station at my work and near my house.

    The cheapest tesla here is 70.000 euro used with around 40.000 KM.

    I was wondering if you could grade these 2 vehicles.
    on points like : Damage to the battery and other important parts.

    Link 1: Model S Grey Pictures Rear Hit.

    Link 2 Red Model S Rear Hit

    I could also just buy a normal Hybrid vehicle.
    But i checked and over a period of 5 years.
    It would cost 25.300 euro on gasoline on the amount of km i drive.
    This excludes service cost and tires.
    And this is if i drive economical.
    (This is for a Rav4 Hybrid 2016.
    A diesel is a big NO here.
    The government here doesn't like diesel cars and road tax is really high.
    And servicing a diesel at the dealer cost you twice, compared to a gasoline car.

    So questions.
    Is it worth to buy a rear ended tesla with 1000-6000 KM?
    Repair the bumper and trunk?
    Is the battery damaged?
    What about warranty on these vehicles?

    Also checked on the US Tesla site's and a few under the 50.000 US.
    There is a super charger every 100KM on my trip.
    Should i just import a tesla?
    And what would it cost.
    There is no Import cost on used electric car or taxes.
    *Needs to be older then 1 year and have more then 1000KM*
    I live in Europe.
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  2. Nietschy

    Nietschy Member

    Oct 2, 2016
    First of all I would make sure the seller charges the car!

    The gray one is showing 0 miles left.
    Tesla Model S 85 Leder Navi Bi-Xenon Keyless LED Panorama

    If it is left in this condition the battery will be worthless in a few months time after reaching 0%. My guess is, that the repair should be possible and the battery is fine (it is quite reinforced by strong steel), and the car has been hit straight, which could mean that the structural integrity is still in tact.
    Tesla Model S 85 Leder Navi Bi-Xenon Keyless LED Panorama

    I would guess you will need to put another 8 to 10k into it to make it perfect, or just 5k to replace and seal the hatch from water.

    I would let tesla service check what service needs to be done according to the system. Let the shop tell you the VIN and ask tesla street service about it.
  3. mblakele

    mblakele pre-jackpot member

    Mar 7, 2016
    SF Bay Area
    I would figure electricity costs into the operating cost. You may get tired of waiting around at superchargers. It's more relaxing to let the car charge at home, while you sleep.
  4. brkaus

    brkaus Active Member

    Jul 8, 2014
    Austin, TX
    Check with Tesla on the status of the car. If it has been totaled they may not provide any warranty or even supercharger access until it is repaired at an approved facility and/or passed Tesla inspection (for a fee).

    I would be very cautious getting into a damaged Tesla unless one really checks out all the details.
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  5. Btr_ftw

    Btr_ftw Court Jester

    Dec 19, 2015
    Most Tesla service centers won't even touch the car until you fix it completely and bring it for them to "certify", I got a quote from them and they charge anywhere from 1500 to 3000 USD
  6. patrick40363

    patrick40363 Member

    Mar 25, 2014
    What about a plug in Outlander?

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