I was having an absolutely fantastic day on Saturday running errands in my MS. Hit (stopped at) the Hagerstown supercharger, met a couple fellow owners, met some other enthusiasts, took Flat Stanley pix and was generally having fun all day driving. Within a mile of my house while making a turn, the car in front of me stops short for oncoming traffic and we collide. Low speed, so everyone is OK. At first glance, it looks like I put a dent in her rear bumper and I’m going to need a new nosecone. I’m not accident-prone and the car is less than two months old so while I realize it could have been way worse I’m still feeling badly. I take the car to the Tesla-recommended shop on Monday and they note some additional damage. They’re thinking between 2 to 4 weeks in the shop, giving allowance for what else they may find once they get it all apart. So, it slowly starts to dawn on me that I’m going to have to drive a rental during the shop stay and that means: [FONT=&]- [/FONT]filling the gas tank [FONT=&]- [/FONT]no internet radio [FONT=&]- [/FONT]engine noise - brake regen [FONT=&]- [/FONT]no grin And now I’m wondering if I want to take the less than perfect gal to the DC President’s Weekend meet-up. The depressing thing about the auto shop visit was that I saw another MS on the lot waiting to be worked on and they showed me a second one in the shop that they had apart to explain the hidden damage. So that’s at least two owners in a similar situation. The only bright spot I can find in the situation is that it ought to seem like getting a new car all over again once Evey’s out of the shop. Feel free to add your stories of loss and withdrawal while awaiting repairs.