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Predict the cost of repairs

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by PokerBully, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. PokerBully

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    This was caused by a valet driving a customer's Navigator 25 miles too fast and in the wrong direction.

    Guess how much this is going to cost to get fixed. Winner gets a gold star.

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  2. MP3Mike

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    Ouch... Did the rear pushed into the concrete wall?

    My guess is $30k, with a high possibility of being totaled. (Depending on if the rear was damaged or not.)
     
  3. PokerBully

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    Superficial rear damage - just scrapes.
     
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    Then I will go with that it is totaled. (By the time the insurance company takes into account repair cost, diminished value, and rental car cost as the Tesla would likely be in the shop for a long time.) Of course we don't know the model/trim level or mileage so if it was a fairly loaded car it might not get totaled, but it will be close.

    When do you think you will have the insurance companies decision?
     
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    $40k..and definitely totalled if making it 'new' again is desired
    If it is a p85 I might be interested for ~$15k or so
     
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    That'll buff right out.
     
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    It's a 2014 P85 w/ AP, winter package, sound, and carbon fiber - 15k miles. I've never been in an accident. Should I be rooting for a total here? Parking garage's insurance is supposed to cover this - at the Tesla approved bodyshop now.
     
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    That depends if you want to put, and have, some more money to go with the settlement and a get a new car with AP2.0 and all the new bells/whistles.

    You could likely have a new car much quicker, likely 1-2 months, or more, than getting your repaired car back.

    I personally would absolutely push to have them total it.
     
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    my coworker had similar, but what appeared to be less damage from a mellow front 1/4 panel broadside and it took >3 months ..and it was $25k
     
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    I spoke to the shop and they gave a ballpark of around 30k. The value of the car is much more than that so I don't think it will be totaled.

    My concern is that I was planning on trading this car in for a 3 when my reservation comes up - should I be concerned about diminished value when I bring it to Tesla for the trade in? If so, what should my next steps be?

    Thanks for all your help!
     
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    That would be something that you need to talk to the insurance company about, because they should cut you a check for the diminished value amount to make you "whole".
     
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    So the appraiser puts the damage at $24.8k

    Any idea if this means the insurance company will try to repair it or total it? I haven't heard from them yet on next steps.
     
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    You need to get a dismissed value claim if the car is not totaled. They owe you a new car. Sad to say you you likely need a lawyer.
     

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