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Insurance cost difference?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by swengl, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. swengl

    swengl Member

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    Just curious: Has anyone seen a significant increase/decrease in the cost of car insurance (over owning a ICE vehicle) since purchasing a Model S?
     
  2. bollar

    bollar Disgruntled Member

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    No. My P85 was slightly less expensive than the Mercedes CL55 AMG it replaced.
     
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    I wonder, with all of the current (and future) self-driving features on the new Ds, what impact those will have on the cost of insurance? It would seem that the more safety and security features a car has, the more discounts you receive.
     
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    If it results in fewer, less expensive claims than other cars, that's exactly what you'll see.
     
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    I hope so. In terms of expense, fixing aluminum bodies will cost more, but that's unavoidable. Hopefully with Ford releases the F150s with the aluminum body, more body shops will be able/willing to work with the material, as well.
     
  6. Zythryn

    Zythryn MS 70D, MX 90D

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    Our Model S costs about $5/month more than our gas guzzling Prius did;)
    The collision is much more expensive, due to cost of repairs,
    the comprehensive is much less, due to the incredible safety for occupants, so it balances out.
     
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    Good to know, thanks!
     
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    People keep saying that, but I have yet to find a body shop who "works" with the metal of a car. Nobody seems to do sheet metal work, it's all remove/replace. And if that's all you're doing, it doesn't matter if it's aluminum or steel or carbon fibre or anything else.
     
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    Good point, most the work I've ever had done due to deer collisions has been rip and replace work.
     

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