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Today's Roadster Orphan

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by Roadster, Jan 14, 2017.

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  1. backmost

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    I use Chase as well so I'll have to look into that. Just need to save up a bit more before making that electrical leap!
     
  2. supersnoop

    supersnoop Tesla Roadster #334

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    I used PenFed. I had to call and talk to them because the Roadster was no an option to select on the website, but no problems getting the loan.
     
  3. DeedWest

    DeedWest 2010 Roadster 2.0 - VIN 523

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    When you do decide to, let me know. I'd be happy to help you find the perfect Roadster!
     
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  4. Roadster

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    2008 Tesla Roadster
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    Mileage: 23,100
    Price: $56,889
    Radiant Red 1.5 back up for sale; now by Anaheim Mitsubishi in Anaheim, CA. Silver forged rims, clear CF top. No mention of battery upgrade as previously noted here.

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  5. Roadster

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    2010 Roadster Base
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    Mileage: 24,000
    Price: $48,500
    Radiant Red 2.0 Base for sale in Portrero Hill, CA. Cast rims, soft top. Not much in the way of addl. details.

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  6. TEG

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    2011 Roadster Sport
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    Mileage: N/A
    Price: $75,000
    Radiant Red 2.5 Sport for sale in Kula (Maui), HI. Silver forged rims, painted CF top, xenons, black microfiber(?) interior.

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  8. TEG

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    The pictures from that Hawaii listing don't match. I think the picture you highlighted is a rendering from a video game...
    I question if that listing is legitimate.

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  9. Roadster

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    LOL, should have done an image search as you did @TEG. Something is definitely amiss with that listing.
     
  10. Roadster

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    2010 Roadster Sport
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    Mileage: 111,600
    Price: $55,000
    Radiant Red 2.0 Sport for sale in Owings Mills, MD. Black forged rims, xenons, Executive Red/Black Rally 1 interior, aftermarket 2x DIN, SMC, UMC. Ad states "Includes pre-paid battery replacement within 10 years (by Aug 10, 2019), a $12,000 value." Original owner @Tdave as mentioned here.

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  11. TEG

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    The one in Bristow, VA is missing the sport badges on the sides for some reason.
    Somehow the car looks familiar, but I am not placing which one it is.
     
  12. coolVariable

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    I looked at this one:
    Quite dirty inside the car (cat hair? something spilled on the driver seat).
    The CF hard-top roof is damaged and peeling.
    Very minor paint damage (fixed) to the rear bumper (must have slightly backed into something sharp and it was painted over).
    I don't believe the brakes work - see my post here: Braking issues ...
    Battery showed about 50% left with 60 miles of range (standard).
    Only comes with the standard yellow charging cable.

    Forgot to bring a USB key to download logs, planning to do so next weekend.
     
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  13. Roadster

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    2011 Roadster Sport
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    Mileage: 11,000
    Price: $85,000
    Jet Black 2.5 Sport for sale in Los Angeles, CA. Silver forged rims, CF ext pkg, CF rear air diffuser, soft top, paint armor (front only?), window tint. No interior photos or details. Does anyone have any more photos of the CF 2.5 rear air diffuser?

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    I went and looked at 1250 on 25 January at a used dealership in Scottsdale,AZ. They had just bought it at an auction a week prior. The car had the CF top on it and they had the soft top as well as a bag full of charging adaptors. The paint looked like it needed some love. Maybe it's because it's black, but the swirls were visible from 30 feet away. It wasn't very pretty.
    More notable is the 20k+ jump in price. Seeing this makes me wish I had pulled the trigger. Looks like this guy is just trying to make money on the car.
     
  15. DeedWest

    DeedWest 2010 Roadster 2.0 - VIN 523

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    Yep - @Dudeapa is correct. This car was just for sale for $62,990 a week ago if I recall correctly.

    What bothers me the most, is this guy’s heartfelt and rather descriptive “story” on the Craigslist ad. Anyone with a Carfax check will be able to tell he didn’t purchase it three years ago like he’s claiming.

    Solid flip.
     
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  16. TEG

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    I am a bit dubious about that. The other CF options were generally available (if you paid), but the CF diffuser was a very limited production prototype part. I think only a few employees got them.
     
  17. Roadster

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    @samcarney posted a photo of the factory 2.0 CF diffuser here (and pasted below for posterity's sake). Are there truly no photos of the factory 2.5 prototype in the Encyclopedia TEGtannica?

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  18. supersnoop

    supersnoop Tesla Roadster #334

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    To be fair, he didn’t say he bought it three years ago; just that he fell in love with a black Roadster three years ago and really wanted one since then. He goes on to say that he realized he couldn’t afford it when he had to make his first payment. He’s being honest, but it does seem a bit misleading.
     
  19. TEG

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    I don't think his was a factory CF part. In that post Sam wrote:
    Note, CarboneOne was a (I think it is safe to say) "fly by night" sort of operation that made a small number of nice parts, then sort of collapsed and ended with a sad story of unhappy failed orders.

    We also have to be careful because some people wrapped their diffuser (and/or rear spoiler) in an adhesive print film that looks like CF.

    Here is a picture of the prototype 2.5 CF rear diffuser:
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    I kind of doubt that #1250 has one of those, but I suppose it is possible.
    ( To me the #1250 photos look like just a stock plastic type unit. )
     
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  20. Roadster

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    Thx as usual for the corrective knowledge, TEG! These parts and the cars themselves are definitely shrouded in mystery for many of us so it’s always great to get a history lesson.
     

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