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Wrecked my front just too early for the 3.0 upgrade...

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by Chillout, Jul 16, 2015.

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  1. TOBASH

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    I have driven many cars. NONE stop as poorly as the Roadster. ecarfan, I am 6 foot 215 and I also work out a lot. I still routinely leave 2 car lengths per 10MPH/16kph speed. Even my 2003 Dodge Durango and my 1981 Diesel Lancruiser BJ-41 stop more reliably than the roadster. :(( Roadster is still a blast to drive though!!!)

    Rather than complain, I immediately got involved with the new rotor purchase wiztechy started. I am installing my new rotors and carbotechs this week, and If the brakes stay crappy, I will upgrade the calipers. I also drive understanding the limits of the car.

    So, I think this accident is the Roadster's fault, but I also recall the poster saying the law in the Netherlands is 2 seconds between cars. Instead of following the letter of the law, this poster should have better predicted the limits of the car.

    I feel bad for the poster, I empathize with his loss, but I still think he should not have been following that minivan so closely.

    My $0.02. Your mileage may vary.

    Best,

    T
     
  2. Chillout

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    Indeed, I should have predicted the limits a bit better.. pretty ****** conclusion I had during braking: so thís is how bad the Roadster can be at braking..


    Sad news: the lease-company has decided she's not going to have the car repaired.
     
  3. Mark77a

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    Bummer :crying:

    Is there anyway you can buy the car back (at a huge discount ? )
     
  4. Chillout

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    I'm afraid not. I just said goodbye to the car. The repairer had the front taken off, and I could inspect the damage inside a bit better. The internal carbon is damaged, more than I expected it to be. I guess that's why the costs are as high... In the repair shop, they also had an other Roadster, a white one. EU VIN 000813. There were no license plates on it, but a quick search on this board told me that it's a Norwegian Roadster.
     
  5. TOBASH

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    Shame you are losing out on the car.

    At least you and the other driver are OK.
     
  6. GVTesla

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    Feel sorry for you bro. Agree with the other posters that luckily everybody got out unscratched. However, loosing the roadster leaves a kind of a scratch too. It would with me, if I had to part with my RS.

    As a legacy the least we can do is all learn from your experience. Thanks for sharing.
     
  7. m0rph

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    Was it not the one that crashed a few weeks ago in Antwerp?

    Tesla-Roadster-crash-Ransbottyn.jpg

    Tesla-Roadster-crash-1-500x600_c.jpg
     
  8. Chillout

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    Judging by the damage, the heart-shaped scratch and the split front bumper: yes that's it!
     
  9. m0rph

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    The heart-shaped scratch is not a scratch but the company logo from Vitaemobility.com
    I believe they have 10 identical roadsters, all with number plates 9-VIT-99x
     
  10. Chillout

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    LOL, that looked exactly like a scratch when I saw it in the bin @ repair center.
     
  11. jimtelsa

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    wow the Tesla emblem, like it came out of a old karate movie....did you take the emblem out of the bumper before you left
     
  12. Chillout

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    LOL yeah that's some scary stuff! I took it out, and it's now a sad souvenir on my desk
     

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