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Lowest price Model S yet in Oz? MY2016 60D for $67K

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by nigwil, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. nigwil

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    "Repairable write off". No deal...
     
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    So it was written-off and the repaired back to roadworthy? I guess it would depend on the type of accident.
     
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    And who repaired it...
     
  5. Vegas

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    Danger Will Robinson...
     
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    Where do you see that it was a repairable write off? Also interesting that the description says 19” but the pic is definitely 21”. Colour is described as silver but looks more like a Matt black - might be just the pic. Pretty sure that the 60 didn’t get red calipers either.
     
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    Looks like I wasn't the only person who's attention this ad sparked. I contacted the seller to find out the story.

    Apparently he "got paid out from insurance and they gave him the option to keep the car for an amount less the pay out or just the money, the damage was so minimal and the price they offered it to me for was well worth it , why I can sell it so cheap but still ahead" He provided a couple of low res photos of the damage and noted... "a lower control arm and fender were replaced". Car still has full warranty etc.

    So yeah, as Vegas above put it..... could be a case of too good to be true with that price. What would you do to be confident that you're not buying a lemon?
     
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    It has a wrap over the paint. Cheaper than repainting.
     
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    That’s some wrap that makes the wheels bigger . It looked like a wrap to me but the description says nothing about it and there is only one picture. I’d be very careful.
     
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    Here's the before photos. No wrap on it originally and look at the front wheel. Even after a repair, would you buy this? Screenshot_20181215-102032.jpg
     
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    Hey jpleaner, I can understand how tempting this would be, if it could be repaired to manufacturer's standards and warranty was continued.

    I'd be comfortable buying this car if:

    (a) The repairs were done by Telsa, and the body work by an authorised Telsa partner
    (b) I had a favourable pre-purchase inspection done by Telsa;
    (c) Confirmation from Telsa that full warranty would still apply to the vehicle.
    (d) I inspected the car without the wrap, or saw detailed photos of the vehicle before/as it was being wrapped, otherwise it's like buying a car that's just been resprayed. There could be undetectable cosmetic damage under the wrap - maybe that's why the wrap was applied.

    I'd be very cautious, but if the above 4 points were satisfied - I'd buy it in a heartbeat, you'll never regret owning a Tesla.

    Good luck making a decision.
     
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    That's for the great reply Vegas. I think I'll put on the sensible cap on for now and hang onto my Model 3 reservation. Let's see what the price of the Model 3 ends up at. Otherwise I'm guessing there will be a lot model Model S on carsales.com.au when the 3 is released.
     
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    Its Sold.
     
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    Brave person if you ask me, Tesla generally cancel warranty and super charging on salvage/insurance right offs even if the damage was minimal. There are plenty of stories on here about it
     
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    It's still listed ... the ad was modified yesterday.
     
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    A member on the TOCA Facebook page has pointed out, that the car for sale and the photos of the car with damage have different plates, and a quick VICRoads check on the 2 rego plates lists them as having different VIN's, with the damaged one being cancelled.
    ????????
     
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    The car ia still for sale but now the photos are gone and in the description it says car available after 27th January.
    Red flags everywhere!
     
  18. Mikeisnomech

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    Tesla have one about 17k higher - I know 17k is 17k but maybe a much safer bet given the stories of Tesla not honouring warranty, pushing software updates etc to cars that have been insurance write offs
     
  19. Vegas

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    Def. worth the extra $27k
     
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