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Where do the written off Teslas go in Aus?

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by eclectricdave, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. paulp

    paulp Active Member

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    The 2nd thing I get asked is “will it get to melbourne” (I’m in adelaide)....although the 2nd question I got late last year was “how many times do you have to recharge to get home. I explained home was 10km away, at which point the question was asked again.....
    I doubt many know what a supercharger even is.
     
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  2. lonewolf313

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    I had similar front end damage in my Prius and it was repaired. To have a Tesla X salvaged with this little damage (I can't see any airbags deployed) and possibly an insurance value of at least 10X or more is ridiculous. No wonder why the insurance renewals are going through the roof for most owners.

    I also wonder if the Model 3 will be the same with higher than normal insurance costs. This may be a deal breaker for my dream of owning a Tesla. Only time will tell and for now, I am keeping my reservation instead of cashing it in.

    Salvaged Model X.JPG
     
  3. NiallDarwin

    NiallDarwin Right to Repair!

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    I thoroughly agree with your statements. In the process of getting my 90D on the road here in NZ I found the system rotten from top to bottom. While damaged, my car should never have been a stat. But as you say, once its a stat that's the end of it. Hail damaged cars getting killed? What a joke! Throw away, no recycle, a polluting old gas-guzzler and drive a hail damaged Tesla. Who cares? AAAAARGH###$$$%%%%!!!!!

    Looking at it from 'maximising shareholder profits' as I believe companies are legally obliged to do, how can the insurance company justify it? For something where they stand to lose $100k+ surely they should behave professionally and undertake a proper Engineering inspection including things like alignment and crack-testing of critical parts? That's what I did before repairing mine. It doesn't cost much. As far as I can tell, the assessor just looked at (didn't touch/remove any covers) mine to decide it was a stat.

    I've been contacted by a couple of claims managers here in NZ who've been struggling with the loss they're facing on lightly damage but written off Teslas.They've said exactly what paulp is getting at-we won't insure these things if that's how easy it is to kill them. I think after talking with me they may have gone down the 'get a better inspection route'. I hope so :)
     
  4. NiallDarwin

    NiallDarwin Right to Repair!

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    Have any of you who bought wrecked Teslas got a 19" propeller style wheel in good shape? I don't but need one in Mulgrave/ Central Coast NSW. Thanks :)
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  5. ajhic

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    I'm looking at getting a salvage Tesla to use as a donor for an EV conversion. I'm mainly after a small drive unit, batteries, charger, and a few other small things. There's currently a stat write-off model X (which I think is the one posted up page) for sale on gumtree, any chance it's someone from here that's selling it?
     
  6. nuckles

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  7. NiallDarwin

    NiallDarwin Right to Repair!

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    Holy cow, unless there's something sinister lurking under the panels that doesn't look too hard to fix! They're writing them off so us in New Zealand get them ;) Sadly I'm maxed out and can't afford more Teslas until I sell a couple. If someone wants to join forces and be the Aussie side of an operation fixing them then selling them over here I think we could do pretty well.
     
  8. PJF000

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    They get written off because the parts are near impossible to get from Tesla. Hence many insurance companies are loathe to cover for this reason. This situation is being reviewed and hopefully some good news will be on the horizon soon. In the meantime, if you know what you are doing with stat. writeoffs, you can do well.
     
  9. deadsled

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    I have a perfect full tailgate for whoever buys that car!
     
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  10. houdini

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  11. eclectricdave

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    An unregisterable X would make a good farm car. Pl post if you know of one in Vic or NSW
     
  12. raynewman

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    Oh dear - I never thought of that; brilliant.
     
  13. Tosser

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    Hi I have an X for sale. Stat but has been repaired. Drives well. $45k firm. In Vic. O427977I7I
     
  14. raynewman

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    Do you have pics? What year, battery etc?
     
  15. Tosser

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    2018 100D
     

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    Perhaps a bit off-topic but does anyone here have easy access to a small front drive unit and be able to take some basic measurements? Would be grateful for just length and width.
     
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  19. eclectricdave

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    Tosser what happened to your car? Can it be registered? Did you buy it from the insurance Co?
     
  20. Tosser

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    Mine is a stat unfortunately. So cannot be registered in Australia but can be exported and registered I believe. I don't know if an automotive engineer can reverse the stat status??.....anyone?
     
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