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The Dealer Wanted $4,400 To Fix His Hybrid.

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by richkae, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. richkae

    richkae VIN587

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  2. Shawn Snider

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    Impressive! :smile:
     
  3. Morristhecat

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    This is a good story.

    Unfortunately, even though such a thing is within my skill set, the Tesla battery is so big that if it develops a fault out of warranty, I'll still be at Tesla's mercy since I don't have the heavy lifting equipment necessary to remove the battery on my own. Will the SC will be used to just swapping the battery (like I have seen reported) and tell me the same thing? I hope not. Could be costly vs a simple cell replacement or contact cleaning). Perhaps this is where an entrepreneur can step in?
     
  4. davewill

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    To be fair you should also count all of his labor time at the dealer's rate. Still nowhere near $4400.
     

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