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House & Tesla swap US - Sweden

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by kanylbullen, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. kanylbullen

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    #1 kanylbullen, Feb 17, 2015
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    Hi everyone. This is an ad of sorts.

    I live in Stockholm, Sweden. I always thought that when I got a nice house I would put up an ad and swap it for a few weeks with someone with an equally nice house in some interesting part of the US. Of course we'd swap cars as well so we could explore the surroundings.

    The thing is, me and my wife bought a really nice house two months ago, and we have a Tesla model S 85D up for delivery. So naturally we thought, if we're gonna swap houses and cars with anyone it'd gotta be another Tesla owner right?

    Me and my family's (wife, two small kids and a dog) house is in the Stockholm countryside, about 45 minutes from the city central. More details and pictures will be provided of course.

    Please comment, would you even think about swapping your house and Tesla Model S for ones in Sweden for a week or more?
     
  2. AnOutsider

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    That sounds crazy enough to actually be fun. You know you're going to have to share pics now!
     
  3. kanylbullen

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    I know! Here's one pic

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  4. xytor

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    I would do it if I were retired. And if I owned a house :D

    P.S. That's a really nice house, kanylbullen!
     
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    What kanylbullen is suggesting is quite common among HAM radio operators. Swapping homes, cars, boats, and HAM stations for holiday/vacation has been going on in the HAM community for at least as long as I've been a HAM.

    As nice as it would be for the US swapper to have use of your 85D with your country's petrol prices, you might be happy with the convenience to be able to roam with abandon without range anxiety by having a comparable ICE and our $2.30 a gallon ($0.61 liter).
     
  7. kanylbullen

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    Thanks! A multi coat red model S would look great on the driveway right? Only around six weeks left...
     
  8. kanylbullen

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    Btw, what does the insurance companies in the US say about lending your car to someone? I now it's a real hassle in the UK, but in Sweden it's no problem as long as the driver is over 25 (and abides by the draconian zero-tolerance intoxication laws of course)
     
  9. kanylbullen

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    Yeah the petrol costs about twice that here now, even higher before the recent drop in prices. All the difference is taxes of course, we love taxes in Sweden!
     
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    With taxes a couple of years ago was it around $8.50 per gallon?
     
  11. kanylbullen

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    Well yeah, but back then (last year) the dollar was 25% less worth. With today's rate the ATH fuel price in Sweden was probably around $6.6 per gallon.
     

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