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How much could I sell my brand new SR+ with a minor accident?

ahsan206

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Apr 4, 2021
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Unfortunately got into an accident today in my 2021 Model 3 SR+ with only 1065 miles on it. Only extra option on it is the MSM color. Literally just got it a month ago. Pic below shows the damage. Once it gets all fixed up through insurance, I am wondering what you guys would think it is worth. If I can get close to what I paid for it, I am considering switching to a LR AWD or even putting an order down for a cybertruck and waiting it out. I mostly work from home and only commute 2 days a week so I can just buy a cheap beater if I must or take out the motorcycle. Located in NJ, any idea on how much id be able to get for it from Tesla, Carvana, Zoom, or private selling? Thanks.
 

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m a x i m u s

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That looks like minor damage to me, just a bumper cover replacement. Have you checked KBB, etc online? Also, Carvana and others will give you an online quote. But given the current market for used cars and the usual market for used Teslas, I'd imagine you wouldn't take much of a hit on resale price.
 
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ahsan206

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Apr 4, 2021
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That looks like minor damage to me, just a bumper cover replacement. Have you checked KBB, etc online? Also, Carvana and others will give you an online quote. But given the current market for used cars and the usual market for used Teslas, I'd imagine you wouldn't take much of a hit on resale price.
That's what I'm hoping. The car is now 2k more then what I paid for it when I ordered it so I am honestly just hoping I could break even or lose just a little. I have tried using carvana and kbb and all these other online quote sites but they all say that they will get a specialist to look at the specs and will call or email back with an offer. Still haven't gotten an offer yet. Do you guys think it would be easy to privately sell this car on craigslist or fb marketplace?
 

ahsan206

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Apr 4, 2021
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A prepainted bumper from Tesla including labor is $1,200. I had this done at cherry hill Tesla SC last year. Why sell it?
If I'm gonna be honest, I feel like the car is gonna give me a bad memory of the accident even after its fully repaired. Plus, I could use the extra range, as I didn't realize how little of the 263 miles of the SR+ is actually usable in a single day. Time will tell I guess. Once its fully repaired, If I can get close to what I paid which is $40,290, then I'll end up selling it. If not, I may keep it for a little longer.
 
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TLLMRRJ

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If I'm gonna be honest, I feel like the car is gonna give me a bad memory of the accident even after its fully repaired. Plus, I could use the extra range, as I didn't realize how little of the 263 miles of the SR+ is actually usable in a single day. Time will tell I guess. Once its fully repaired, If I can get close to what I paid which is $40,290, then I'll end up selling it. If not, I may keep it for a little longer.

If you haven't started the insurance game, you would come out ahead if you paid for a pre-painted bumper from Tesla out of pocket instead. The depreciation hit for the accident history plus your deductible will be a lot more than a new bumper installed by Tesla. Their pre-painted bumper with installation are surprisingly inexpensive.
 

ahsan206

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If you haven't started the insurance game, you would come out ahead if you paid for a pre-painted bumper from Tesla out of pocket instead. The depreciation hit for the accident history plus your deductible will be a lot more than a new bumper installed by Tesla. Their pre-painted bumper with installation are surprisingly inexpensive.
That would make sense but it looks like its not just the bumper. the hood has some small scratches and is misaligned and the fender is heavily misaligned too. Overall I think its a lot more then
 
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ahsan206

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So far the only offer I got is $37,000 from vroom. I am thinking about listing it for private sale and seeing if I can get around $38,500, ill be happy to sell it at that much.
 

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