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One less model S in Seattle (for now)

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Jhall118, Apr 11, 2015.

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  1. Jhall118

    Jhall118 Member

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    Wrecked my P85 a couple days ago on I5. Came around a bend to a car slowed wayyyyy down because some homeless guy was in the street. Did an emergency lane change, lost my back end, and slammed into a concrete barrier. Was completely unharmed. Wish I could say the same for my car. Took the adjuster 10 minutes to declare it a total loss. Something about a "nodule" in the frame being broken that can't be serviced. I believe the battery and drive train are fine... but I wouldn't know what to do with it, so I likely will just let Geico have it. I kept the "P" badge to make into some sort of artistic memorial to remember my first Tesla by. Very heartbroken.

    But I will hopefully be ordering a P85D soon, assuming I don't get wrecked by insurance company.

    If anyone has any helpful information about the value of such a car, it was a nearly fully loaded 2013 (made in November) car. $113,500. No plus package or kids seats. Just about everything else though. I had about 35k miles. Yeah, I drove it a lot!

    Of course, sad pictures:
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  2. scottm

    scottm Active Member

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    That car performed perfectly even its last moment.

    That's what the P badge should remind you of.

    $113k is a small price for your saved life.
     
  3. ModelX

    ModelX Active Member

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    Sad to hear about the loss of your car. Looks like it took quite a hit for you; glad you are safe.
     
  4. Phil K

    Phil K Member

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    Sorry to hear that and it's a pain looking at the photos. But glad you're okay. It's a marvelous car up to the last seconds.
     
  5. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    Glad you're OK!

    Please follow up on what you insurer offers you.
     
  6. cmu5p

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    Those pictures bring tears to my eyes. Glad you are safe.
    Know your replacement will be even better!
     

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