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Old 01-18-2015, 06:34 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I wonder how much a junkyard would pay for a Tesla... most of them give maybe $500 for a *running* junk car.

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Old 01-18-2015, 07:20 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Oh. I seriously couldn't find that! Way to go!
(Honestly thought it was spam)

my bad...
Can you also screen shot the page with the bel air airbags?
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Old 01-18-2015, 09:23 PM   #23 (permalink)
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They have an Elio in there too!
 
Old 01-19-2015, 12:45 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Its just frustrating when you try to post something with the sole intentions being HELPING the ecomodder community knowing teslas are rare but sought after and you have people that totally just add spam and question the original posts intended help.

And if you followed my directions on searching the yard for their "new arrivals" you would have found this information. And you searched air bag... Do you really think a 100k car totaled would have this item available for sale? Id HOPE the airbags deployed and are not useless.

As far as what this yard paid for the car honestly I would put that at at least 10-20k. And as far as these parts sitting these because of the location I think anyone serious about getting a p85 motor or a 85kwh pack going to canada would be no problem.
 
Old 01-19-2015, 09:31 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Generally speaking from 40 years experience.

Salvage yards pay much more than $500 for cars, but it depends on what is damaged.
Most popular is the front end, then the rear end, the sides are most common in yards.
A car as new as a Tesla will not bring much until the warranty expires. After ten years age a lot of yards crush the cars or sell them to crushers for scrap value.

This is based on hundreds of trips to salvage auctions and buying close to 200 cars.

These days many get shipped overseas.

Rebuilders face inreasing legislation and taxes and fees. Va DOT requires an inspection and recently increased the charge from $25 to $125. The inspection takes about 7 minutes and you can't get a title without that inspection.

Even though the rebuilds sell for about 75% of non damaged cars, the state and county property taxes are not reduced, even with the state passing a law that allows owners to sue insurance companies for "diminished value", something the insurance companies will fight with a vengance sine they don't want to pay that on every repaired car.

In some cases salvage yards make arrangements with insurance companies and pay a fixed percentage of the "actual cash value".

I don't see any links to the yard in question and even after 3 pages on this thread I don't know what they may have or not have. In general recycled parts bring about 50% of the retail "new" part replacement price.

Maybe a link would resolve the issue of whether the search engine includes every car made, or whether the yard actually has a Tesla. The bickering and name calling seems to be very counter productive and I find Frank Lee to be right almost exclusively.

synergy, we have been (you and i) offering counterpoints on another thread concerning a person who is in trouble with a leased altima. In that thread you made a comment about another member, I think redpoint, who bought a salvage repaired plug in prius. Your comment was that it was crazy to buy such a vehicle, then you post about salvage parts in this thread.

Does that mean crash car parts are fine but repaired crashed cars are a stupid purchase.

Food for thought.

I've had good experiences with the 200 I bought and repaired and the last one I bought repaired by a family owned shop, people I have known for 25 years, was warrantied for 90 days. Only warranty work they did on that car was to plug in the switch that changed the color of the inside ambient lighting and that was a factory defect.

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Old 01-19-2015, 01:10 PM   #26 (permalink)
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That wasn't humor. There is no *&$$%^^ Tesla at that yard!!!

Call 'em up and ask for Tesla parts if you don't believe me.
I did .. and .. there is/has been a ... "*&$$%^^ Tesla at that yard"

CarFax of the Tesla Model S in question.
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They said the car itself only had about ~10,000 miles on it before the accident.

They already sold the battery (shipped to customer in Europe).

They do still have the "electric drive" asking $15,000 .. They said they will be sending pictures .. Will forward when I get them.
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Old 01-19-2015, 02:47 PM   #27 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=IamIan;464447]I did .. and .. there is/has been a ... "*&$$%^^ Tesla at that yard"

CarFax of the Tesla Model S in question.
Pdf Link

They said the car itself only had about ~10,000 miles on it before the accident.

They already sold the battery (shipped to customer in Europe).

They do still have the "electric drive" asking $15,000 .. They said they will be sending pictures .. Will forward when I get them.[/QUOTE


Untill you did that we were made believe it was fake based on some people being negative.

So everyone who said its not there..... Where you at????????????????

Next time have some proof before you make yourself look stupid in public.


And Not recommending a car because its salvage is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT than buying salvage parts for a DIY project. And i never mentioned being against a prius because it was salvage... I recommended an insight that was salvage. I think you need to read the thread again.....



At the end of the day there is a tesla!!

I wonder if they have those ram implosion wings. LOL im so funny.
 
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Generally speaking from 40 years experience.

Salvage yards pay much more than $500 for cars, but it depends on what is damaged.
Most popular is the front end, then the rear end, the sides are most common in yards.
A car as new as a Tesla will not bring much until the warranty expires. After ten years age a lot of yards crush the cars or sell them to crushers for scrap value.

This is based on hundreds of trips to salvage auctions and buying close to 200 cars.

These days many get shipped overseas.

Rebuilders face inreasing legislation and taxes and fees. Va DOT requires an inspection and recently increased the charge from $25 to $125. The inspection takes about 7 minutes and you can't get a title without that inspection.

Even though the rebuilds sell for about 75% of non damaged cars, the state and county property taxes are not reduced, even with the state passing a law that allows owners to sue insurance companies for "diminished value", something the insurance companies will fight with a vengance sine they don't want to pay that on every repaired car.

In some cases salvage yards make arrangements with insurance companies and pay a fixed percentage of the "actual cash value".

I don't see any links to the yard in question and even after 3 pages on this thread I don't know what they may have or not have. In general recycled parts bring about 50% of the retail "new" part replacement price.

Maybe a link would resolve the issue of whether the search engine includes every car made, or whether the yard actually has a Tesla. The bickering and name calling seems to be very counter productive and I find Frank Lee to be right almost exclusively.

synergy, we have been (you and i) offering counterpoints on another thread concerning a person who is in trouble with a leased altima. In that thread you made a comment about another member, I think redpoint, who bought a salvage repaired plug in prius. Your comment was that it was crazy to buy such a vehicle, then you post about salvage parts in this thread.

Does that mean crash car parts are fine but repaired crashed cars are a stupid purchase.

Food for thought.

I've had good experiences with the 200 I bought and repaired and the last one I bought repaired by a family owned shop, people I have known for 25 years, was warrantied for 90 days. Only warranty work they did on that car was to plug in the switch that changed the color of the inside ambient lighting and that was a factory defect.

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And mech sorry but this tesla sold for 20-30k no doubt in auction....not 500. Your crazy. I could see a new p85d selling for 50-60k salvage...

That guy said they are asking 15k on the motor... he prob got 20k for the batteries. There is NOWHERE on earth to get those parts at this point. supply and demand
 
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Apparently you need to read more carefully.

"Salvage yards pay much more than $500 for a car"

"Your crazy" quoting YOU

Maybe the problem is between YOUR ears, since you can't read what I posted and YOU quoted.

If you think a salvage yard paid $50-60k for a wrecked Tesla, you are delusional. They couldn't sell a rebuilt Tesla for that kind of money (host car+parts to repair+labor). I guess now I know who is the one who may not want to post here.

Experience (mine) versus ludicrous speculation (yours). When the facts don't support your speculation, you resort to name calling.

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Old 01-19-2015, 03:42 PM   #30 (permalink)
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"There is nowhere on earth to get those parts."

Wrong again, you might want to check the legal status of manufacturer-dealer requirements for supplying replacement parts for the cars they sell.

I can call Tesla and get any part I need or sue them for a fortune. Without replacement parts collision repair is impossible and that covers most everything.

Without any replacement parts how can you do any collision repair?

The battery pack in a Tesla that sits long enough is worthless.

I could continue but it would be a huge waste of time, to say nothing of forum etiquette violations.

 
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