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Was in a minor accident and I'm impressed!

Petals408

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Aug 23, 2021
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Hey everyone
I have a 2020 Model 3 and was recently in a minor accident. Someone pulled out while turning left and hit my front end driver's side. They were in a Camry. I was shocked at the difference in visible damage on the two cars and quite pleased! The Camry was torn up compared to my car. That led me to research the structure of the car out of curiosity. So happy my family will be protected if we ever get into a major accident (God forbid)!
On the other hand, as a person who parks out on the South 40 to avoid door dings and only has 6,000 miles on the car that's over a year old, I am pissed this happened. It goes in the shop next week to get fixed!
 

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TLLMRRJ

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Uh, crumple zones are a good thing for absorbing crash energy so your body doesn't. Given that fact, the Camry won easily.
 

MasterC17

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Uh, crumple zones are a good thing for absorbing crash energy so your body doesn't. Given that fact, the Camry won easily.

There were no crumple zones involved in this accident. The fender is thin steel and the bumper is plastic. This was a low-speed impact, I'm guessing less than 15mph.
 
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holmgang

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Current Camry has NHTSA 5 star rating on every single metric , IIHS Good (top) rating on every crash test, with overall place as Top Safety Pick+
 

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TexasTezla

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Hey everyone
I have a 2020 Model 3 and was recently in a minor accident. Someone pulled out while turning left and hit my front end driver's side. They were in a Camry. I was shocked at the difference in visible damage on the two cars and quite pleased! The Camry was torn up compared to my car. That led me to research the structure of the car out of curiosity. So happy my family will be protected if we ever get into a major accident (God forbid)!
On the other hand, as a person who parks out on the South 40 to avoid door dings and only has 6,000 miles on the car that's over a year old, I am pissed this happened. It goes in the shop next week to get fixed!
That Camry was in no way street legal with those tires!
 
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Petals408

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Aug 23, 2021
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yea, but it will cost 3 times more to fix the Tesla.
Not my problem lol. It was her fault. :) And actually my insurance adjuster from Geico, who estimates Tesla repair all the time, told me Tesla parts are the cheapest on the market due to the low number of models they have.
 

KenC

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It's always best to purchase Red. It's easier to see in the woods.


Yes, Tesla is a safe vehicle. It's the new Volvo.
Hmmm.... Unplugged Performance sticker on driver-side door. How fast do you think the driver took that 25mph corner?
 

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