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Valet Attempts to Park A Tesla- You Decide?

yobigd20

Well-Known Member
Oct 28, 2012
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532
Skaneateles, NY
"allegedly, smashing the rear of the Tesla into the pillar."

don't let valet's touch your car. I NEVER do. even in NYC I refuse to let garage attendants park it. I dont give them the keys to my car either, ever. if they don't let me self park AND keep the keys, I'll just go to a different garage.
 

Jeeps17

Cath Jockey in a P85
Mar 17, 2012
1,016
392
Montreal, Canada
I agree with the above re. valets, but in this video the loud noise seems to be coming from construction work off-camera (you can hear hammering after the initial bang).
 

Nosken

Member
Jan 15, 2015
843
720
Lincoln, CA
The loud noise is perfectly timed to the car jerking while encountering the cement post. you can see the car settle back down as it pulls forward---no question there was pretty good impact, only to kiss the front bumper of the other car.
 

BrianC

Member
Sep 13, 2014
113
6
United States
A family member of mine used to work at a country club a few years back and it had nice cars (Ferrari, Bentley, Porsche ect) coming in all the time and he even told me DO NOT LET OTHER PEOPLE PARK YOUR CAR. They are not some magical pro drivers, they are usually part time low to mid 20 somethings who are making some extra cash.
 

mdevp

Member
Sep 30, 2014
538
87
nj
I really would like to find what the follow up will be. I'm sure pretty much everybody knows they deny everything and are notorious for never paying out a single dime. (esp NYC ones.)
 

saladman

Member
Feb 11, 2015
95
1
Seattle, WA
I don't know. I do see a single line on the pillar, so there may have been an impact, but as loud as it was, I would have expected more than a single line from the colliding car.

I also think the jerky driving can be cause by not having creep enabled. People have a really hard time close maneuvering a car when they have to manage both a throttle and a brake.
 

Jeeps17

Cath Jockey in a P85
Mar 17, 2012
1,016
392
Montreal, Canada
The loud noise is perfectly timed to the car jerking while encountering the cement post. you can see the car settle back down as it pulls forward---no question there was pretty good impact, only to kiss the front bumper of the other car.

I stand corrected, I looked at it again on a proper monitor (versus iPhone) and he did indeed hit / rub against the pillar. Whether the noise was from tire rubber or car body (or both) is hard to tell, but there is a dark line on the pillar after that was not there before.
 

Yggdrasill

Active Member
Feb 29, 2012
4,107
7,107
Kongsberg, Norway
The loud noise is perfectly timed to the car jerking while encountering the cement post. you can see the car settle back down as it pulls forward---no question there was pretty good impact, only to kiss the front bumper of the other car.
Yeah, that's what happened. (Wonder why they chose to include "allegedly".) Someone should be fired.
 

Pete90D

Fan of Red Lights
Jul 25, 2015
478
4
Bay Area, CA
And this is why I never go to San Francisco and risk someone parking my car.

When I was in my early twenties I had friends that worked at a well known resort/hotel and this one day someone came up with a Jag and said "don't drive it around, it gets stuck in gears". Well they drove it, and had to drive it for close to 30 miles to get it out of 2nd gear. I can't imagine what they did with Ferraris.

I've only valeted a car I owned once, and it was at work. Watching him park did scare me a bit. With the P90D, if there are no spots I'll just go back home and work from there.
 

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