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thebabydoc

Member
Dec 16, 2014
73
64
Phoenix, AZ
Gentlemen, I'm not attempting to be argumentative, here's an recent assessment on the car's value. Source Fairfax County Personal Property Division (based upon 5YJRE1A32B1001353 R80 Roadster Sport 9300 miles):

Good afternoon Mr. ,


Thank you for your patience. Approximately the assessed value for the tax year of 2020 on a 2011 Tesla Roadster Sport would be around 46,800. The taxes for the vehicle would also be approximately around $1,600 for 12 months.

For more information, please visit our website at Department Homepage | Tax Administration .
If you need further assistance, please contact me with the information below.


Best Regards,



Natalie Morrison
Tax Communication Specialist
Department of Tax Administration

Meaning car gets totaled, unless carrying additional insurance, 47K is all most insurance companies going to pay.
Could not be further from the truth. Does your home insurance pay assessed value if your house burns down?
If it does, you should get a different insurance. For rare/unusual cars, the market determines the value. A professional appraiser, along with your purchase contract will go a long way. Sometimes they'll accept an average based on prior recent sales.
 

jfischer

Member
Feb 6, 2014
186
246
Houston
Gentlemen, I'm not attempting to be argumentative, here's an recent assessment on the car's value. Source Fairfax County Personal Property Division (based upon 5YJRE1A32B1001353 R80 Roadster Sport 9300 miles):

Good afternoon Mr. ,


Thank you for your patience. Approximately the assessed value for the tax year of 2020 on a 2011 Tesla Roadster Sport would be around 46,800. The taxes for the vehicle would also be approximately around $1,600 for 12 months.

For more information, please visit our website at Department Homepage | Tax Administration .
If you need further assistance, please contact me with the information below.


Best Regards,



Natalie Morrison
Tax Communication Specialist
Department of Tax Administration

Meaning car gets totaled, unless carrying additional insurance, 47K is all most insurance companies going to pay.

OUCH! 1600 a YEAR? got to love TEXAS, as I paid that in taxes when I bought it and about 45.00 in Registration Fees per year...
 

ipdamages

Roadster Sport 835
Sep 25, 2011
318
28
Southern California
My wife is considering selling her Roadster Sport 2.5 #972. Very Orange, with carbon, and in very good condition, in the Los Angeles area. I sent a message to the Tesla email today and got a reply in less than two hours. They are going to get back to us, but as an initial matter I appreciate the quick reply and response, and having been provided a phone number and point of contact for the process.
 

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drewski

Supporting Member
Sep 22, 2019
672
394
SF Bay Area
My wife is considering selling her Roadster Sport 2.5 #972. Very Orange, with carbon, and in very good condition, in the Los Angeles area. I sent a message to the Tesla email today and got a reply in less than two hours. They are going to get back to us, but as an initial matter I appreciate the quick reply and response, and having been provided a phone number and point of contact for the process.

:( i hope you find a comparable private sale!
 

ra88it

Member
May 2, 2014
356
124
Southland
My wife is considering selling her Roadster Sport 2.5 #972. Very Orange, with carbon, and in very good condition, in the Los Angeles area. I sent a message to the Tesla email today and got a reply in less than two hours. They are going to get back to us, but as an initial matter I appreciate the quick reply and response, and having been provided a phone number and point of contact for the process.

I’d be curious in hearing more of their offer. I’m in the process of selling my Exige and will be entertaining a roadster to go with my V3 roof.
 

Bunnak

Member
Jun 13, 2018
487
262
Orange County, CA, USA
My wife is considering selling her Roadster Sport 2.5 #972. Very Orange, with carbon, and in very good condition, in the Los Angeles area. I sent a message to the Tesla email today and got a reply in less than two hours. They are going to get back to us, but as an initial matter I appreciate the quick reply and response, and having been provided a phone number and point of contact for the process.
Wow! A Brilliant Yellow...let me know if you ever want to sell it.
 

ipdamages

Roadster Sport 835
Sep 25, 2011
318
28
Southern California
Thanks for the kind words on the paint/conversion to 2.25.

Here is a link to a set of photos I took after washing #972 today. It standard charges to 150 miles or so. Eric at Tesla Loyalty/Roadster has been a 10/10 on responsiveness and says that normally offers are made within a few business days of getting into the queue.

Very Orange 2010 Roadster Sport 2.5 #972
 

Gremlin

Member
Jun 3, 2014
266
73
Washington, DC
Could not be further from the truth. Does your home insurance pay assessed value if your house burns down?
If it does, you should get a different insurance. For rare/unusual cars, the market determines the value. A professional appraiser, along with your purchase contract will go a long way. Sometimes they'll accept an average based on prior recent sales.
USAA does :- P but understand where you are coming from. The black book is the dealer appraisal book which is why I provided the Vin # to the county. Please don't shoot the messenger. However that 47K was the price for a Roadster Sport 2.5, they didn't have Roadster 3.0 listed.
 
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Bunnak

Member
Jun 13, 2018
487
262
Orange County, CA, USA
I thought so. I was very interested in the car...actually flew to look at it and test drove it. Never got to meet previous owner...only his "assistants". It seemed sketchy so I chickened out and ultimately decided to buy locally instead. Glad to see it found and owner and that it's being enjoyed!
 
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eHorses

Member
Jun 23, 2019
116
70
St, Pete, FL
I thought so. I was very interested in the car...actually flew to look at it and test drove it. Never got to meet previous owner...only his "assistants". It seemed sketchy so I chickened out and ultimately decided to buy locally instead. Glad to see it found and owner and that it's being enjoyed!
LOL, thanks! The owner was just a busy professional that had very good helpers. They were easy to work with and they followed thru on everything with the transaction.
This roadster is great! I was not looking for a yellow but it’s growing on me. I wanted the R80 updates - regardless of the battery degradation fear that some buyers have.
 
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