Welcome to Tesla Motors Club
Discuss Tesla's Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck, Roadster and More.
Register

Totaled our Volt

MikeInFL

Member
May 10, 2014
472
242
Florida
Hi everyone!

My pregnant wife unfortunately totaled our Volt earlier this week and we are in need of a replacement vehicle. We ideally don’t want to purchase another Volt. Currently doing a 48 hour test drive of a Bolt and while it’s a great commuter car it simply too expensive for what it is.

Now that everyone is up to speed we’re hoping to find someone with a ready to configure reservation. We understand that these are on eBay/craigslist but we prefer to work with a trustworthy TMC member if possible. We’re willing to donate $250 only because we have 30 days of rental coverage otherwise we would wait like everyone else. We would Ideally like to find someone charging no fee as we do not want to upset anyone for jumping the line.

I can also provide the police report if needed.

Also, if you have a recent delivery we may be able to work something out. (split the tax credit?)
 

Attachments

  • 83F6409F-C50E-4B08-A515-FED3A88046C0.jpeg
    83F6409F-C50E-4B08-A515-FED3A88046C0.jpeg
    892.4 KB · Views: 87
  • 6D6D2F08-56C5-406B-AB89-6A126C125EF7.jpeg
    6D6D2F08-56C5-406B-AB89-6A126C125EF7.jpeg
    772.2 KB · Views: 77
  • C94B0D61-898E-484C-AE28-8DCAFE504B90.jpeg
    C94B0D61-898E-484C-AE28-8DCAFE504B90.jpeg
    673.1 KB · Views: 76
  • 6881F3DE-C1FF-49B4-83E7-86E417B25FD8.jpeg
    6881F3DE-C1FF-49B4-83E7-86E417B25FD8.jpeg
    353.4 KB · Views: 75
  • 0943B378-B4AD-469B-B828-16E7B5709011.jpeg
    0943B378-B4AD-469B-B828-16E7B5709011.jpeg
    756.2 KB · Views: 79

seattlite2004

Active Member
Apr 12, 2016
1,186
1,342
Puget Sound
Hi everyone!

My pregnant wife unfortunately totaled our Volt earlier this week and we are in need of a replacement vehicle. We ideally don’t want to purchase another Volt. Currently doing a 48 hour test drive of a Bolt and while it’s a great commuter car it simply too expensive for what it is.
.......

Back in late March, early April, Bolt Premiers were going for about $30K and LT's several $K under $30K after fed rebate. Current deals don't seem that good... maybe cuz of low supply.
 

drawfour

Member
Mar 10, 2018
774
709
Seattle, WA
To be honest, offering $250 for someone to lose their spot in line when they've likely had a reservation for over 2 years... That's not gonna make people jump up and say "Sure!".
 
  • Like
Reactions: cwerdna

McRat

Well-Known Member
Jan 20, 2016
5,771
5,414
LA
Unwanted advice follows. Please put your trays and seatbacks in an upright position and use your air-sick bag:

You really need a mini-van. Not today. In the years to come. It will make life so much more pleasant with kids.

Go test the Chrysler PHEV Pacifica.
 

EVSteve

110% Solar Powered
Jul 14, 2014
383
406
Schnecksville, PA
That was considered totaled? Doesn't really look that bad.
Yup same thing with my 2013 Volt that took a deer to the face at 55mph. The salvage value of the Volt when taken into account results in a total vs a regular car with similar damage. In my case I didn't even have full airbag deployment. Only the seat belt pretensioners fired. Radiator, hood bumper, some sensors and a few headlights but declared total loss.
IMG_6873.JPG
IMG_6876.JPG
 

sundaymorning

Active Member
Jul 26, 2013
3,465
18,338
Orange County
Yup same thing with my 2013 Volt that took a deer to the face at 55mph. The salvage value of the Volt when taken into account results in a total vs a regular car with similar damage. In my case I didn't even have full airbag deployment. Only the seat belt pretensioners fired. Radiator, hood bumper, some sensors and a few headlights but declared total loss. View attachment 302581View attachment 302582

It doesn’t really look that bad, I wonder if there’s a design flaw where the Volt can’t worhstand even minor accidents.
 

McRat

Well-Known Member
Jan 20, 2016
5,771
5,414
LA
It doesn’t really look that bad, I wonder if there’s a design flaw where the Volt can’t worhstand even minor accidents.

The bizarre part is why does the Model S's rear axle assy come forward 4" on a frontal collision. And take a look at how strong the front wheels are. One is cast, one is forged. Guess which one.

G1 Volt

Model S
 
Last edited:

MikeInFL

Member
May 10, 2014
472
242
Florida
To be honest, offering $250 for someone to lose their spot in line when they've likely had a reservation for over 2 years... That's not gonna make people jump up and say "Sure!".

I’m trying to get a replacement vehicle in good faith. I feel $250 is a fair offer for their spot, especially if they are no longer interested or solely did it to turn a profit. Either way they get 25% ROI.

Also, not trying to upset all the other great people in line. I’d like to think most would understand.

We had no issue waiting for our spot but now we have to try and find a replacement since our Volt is gone.
 

MikeInFL

Member
May 10, 2014
472
242
Florida
The bizarre part is why does the Model S's rear axle assy come forward 4" on a frontal collision. And take a look at how strong the front wheels are. One is cast, one is forged. Guess which one.

G1 Volt

Model S

Gen 1 Volts were built VERY well. We put over 100k on ours and it still felt new when we finally sold it. Also the forged wheels were extremely light weight. It's crazy to see how the cast Tesla wheels come apart in this video...
 

Products we're discussing on TMC...

About Us

Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.

Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


SUPPORT TMC
Top