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ModelS with 85kw battery for 49k on ebay: needs repair work

Discussion in 'Tesla for Sale' started by gaswalla, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    PaceyWhitter Member

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    Yes, but, if it is the car I am thinking of, (from a TMC member), the reason it is unreparable is due to battery damage. If it needs a new battery it is no longer a good deal.
     
  3. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    when you read the description, it's the title that is non-repairable, not the car.... (do you agree?)
     
  4. Zythryn

    Zythryn MS 70D, MX 90D

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    Under options it lists CD Player?
    For sale by "Dealer" and under Title it has "Salvage".

    Poor information, incorrect information. I simply wouldn't trust it at any price.
     
  5. tpoltron

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    I don't think its GasDoc's car as that was a 60.
    When your airbags go off...

    In college I made the mistake of buying a damaged car without carefully identifying every damaged component - ended up being too expensive to repair and I lost a lot on it. And even if this Tesla was repaired perfectly its lost 1/3 of its resale value at least with a Salvage title.
     
  6. qwk

    qwk Model S P2681

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    Yes, this is a very poor deal at the current price.
     
  7. islandbayy

    islandbayy Active Member

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    I was looking to bid on this car when it was going through the Auto Auctions. Could have had it for 27k. At least, it appears to be the same vehicle. Location is right, pictures look correct. If it is, it would have taken quite a bit to repair. I wanted it for the battery, to swap my 60kw for a 85kw, and then just sell off my 60kw battery.
     
  8. SamGarber

    SamGarber S85 "Whale Shark"

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    Sounds like someone needs to pay for Tesla (SC or Ranger) to evaluate it if they are really interested...
     
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    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    but there are technical limitations more than just the battery that prevents a 60 to be upgraded to an 85. theres more wiring connections etc plus software that would need to be updated too AFAIK
     
  10. qwk

    qwk Model S P2681

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    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    Blue in some pictures, gray in others. Scared.
     
  13. qwk

    qwk Model S P2681

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    It looks like a somebody bolted a black front bumper cover and a blue front fender on the same grey car. Lipstick on a pig.
     
  14. pete8314

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    Eew, nightmare car. Nice job with the mix n match blue and gray panels, screwed up suspension, missing bits of chassis and airbag deployments, and that's just from what can be seen in the photos. No way is it worth anything like $50k for a salvage title. There's $20-30k of work to (maybe) get it roadworthy, but then you've lost at least 25% off the price as it was/is salvage. At best there's $15-20k of scrap value in it (I'm assuming the battery isn't really re-salable, from a warranty-preservation point of view.

    Nasty. Avoid!
     
  15. Seven7

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    Exactly, looks like a new (to this car) hood, front bumper and nose cone and then a big price jump. Non repairable title, probably no support from Tesla for a price of 50k? For an extra 20k you could get a brand new 60 from Tesla with warranty!
     
  16. omgwtfbyobbq

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    That sort of nonsense bugs me. I submitted an offer of $100 to communicate this.
     

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