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Obraik
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  #2503947 13-Jun-2020 08:55
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That is @Linuxluver wrecked Model 3 😔

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  #2503952 13-Jun-2020 09:16
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kingdragonfly: Wow, the bidding went up quick on this damaged Model 3, in Auckland Turners auction.



https://www.trademe.co.nz/a.aspx?id=2660574017


Yep. That's my car. It's still in my Tesla account. Want me to flash the lights and toot the horn?




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  #2503955 13-Jun-2020 09:19
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Yeah do it @linuxluver - ghost in the machine!

 

Wonder what the latest bidders intend after purchase - $30k sounds like some expectation of fixing it??




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  #2503957 13-Jun-2020 09:26
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paulchinnz:

Yeah do it @linuxluver - ghost in the machine!


Wonder what the latest bidders intend after purchase - $30k sounds like some expectation of fixing it??



Most who asked me about it wanted the battery and drive train for conversions. The car is totally undamaged in the cabin. The air bags didn't even go off.




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  #2503965 13-Jun-2020 09:49
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Yeah, that new Tesla invisibility cloak feature was not a good idea. :)

Seriously given the square shape of the dent, I'm guessing you were "T boned"

Nine days left in the auction. Haven't the bidders ever heard of putting in an alert in the calendar, and waiting till the last moment to start bidding?

From the seller perspective, obviously you want to see lots of big bid early.

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  #2503967 13-Jun-2020 09:55
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kingdragonfly:
Seriously given the square shape of the dent, I'm guessing you were "T boned"

 

Looks to me more like run into the side of a one lane bridge by a Ford Falcon.


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  #2503976 13-Jun-2020 10:41
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RunningMan:

kingdragonfly:
Seriously given the square shape of the dent, I'm guessing you were "T boned"


Looks to me more like run into the side of a one lane bridge by a Ford Falcon.



As seen on YouTube. :-)




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  #2503997 13-Jun-2020 11:29
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  #2504056 13-Jun-2020 12:03
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That suuuuucks, did they come back?


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  #2504065 13-Jun-2020 12:16
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Froglotion:

That suuuuucks, did they come back?



More or less

“ Last Withers heard of the driver was that he was taken to Whakatane to be charged, and was high on meth throughout this whole ordeal”

https://www.driven.co.nz/news/watch-nz-tesla-crash-ends-with-stolen-bus-and-dramatic-police-chase-across-farmland/


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  #2504077 13-Jun-2020 13:05
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Wow wee, you can't make that stuff up!


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  #2504078 13-Jun-2020 13:19
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Linuxluver:

As seen on YouTube. :-)

 

Nah, just going by the shape of the dent!


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  #2509633 22-Jun-2020 11:54
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So I decided that the S was close to enough of a replacement of my BMW wagon I'd give it a go. They didn't have performance models available so I took the test drive of the standard model. It's PLENTY quick. Made my wife dizzy in about the first 30 seconds. Handling of both was *surprisingly* good.

 

The fit and finish is quite a bit better than it was on the last versions I looked at a couple of years back, but there are so many dumb things I can't get my head around:

 

1) Towbar or towing hitch voids the warranty. We have 4 bikes, it would be a real pain to not having a towbar (I use it exclusively for this).

 

2) No dashboard. No Telsa I don't want to move my eyes to the center console for speed. HUDS are cheap, and should be mandatory on all cars >50K in my opinion.

 

3) Can't remove the headrests, car seats are a pain if they are on.

 

4) No nets on the back of the seats. It's clear this car was designed by people who don't have kids or families or whatever. There seemed to be so many of those little things when we asked by the end my wife was not convinced.

 

The S is so much nicer to look at than the 3. I prefer the adaptive suspension as well.

 

I left more impressed than I expected to be, but also disappointed in many ways too. I was impressed that the performance and handling were so good for a car with no real pedigree to call upon.


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  #2509644 22-Jun-2020 12:00
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1) Towbar or towing hitch voids the warranty. We have 4 bikes, it would be a real pain to not having a towbar (I use it exclusively for this).

 

Plenty of people have fitted a towbar to the 3 in NZ now and Tesla dont mind, legally they have to prove the towbar has caused any issue to avoid warrenty fixes.

 

 

 

2) No dashboard. No Telsa I don't want to move my eyes to the center console for speed. HUDS are cheap, and should be mandatory on all cars >50K in my opinion.

 

total non issue for me, speed is easy to see without interrupting your driving and you get a nice clear view of the road. Takes about 10min to get used too.  3rd party hud is is pretty easy to add anyhow.

 

 

 

3) Can't remove the headrests, car seats are a pain if they are on.

 

no idea what you mean.  no you cant move the headrest I dont find it an issue may depend on your build/height

 

 

 

4) No nets on the back of the seats. It's clear this car was designed by people who don't have kids or families or whatever. There seemed to be so many of those little things when we asked by the end my wife was not convinced.

 

there are pockets afik 


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  #2509654 22-Jun-2020 12:14
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networkn:

 

So I decided that the S was close to enough of a replacement of my BMW wagon I'd give it a go. They didn't have performance models available so I took the test drive of the standard model. It's PLENTY quick. Made my wife dizzy in about the first 30 seconds. Handling of both was *surprisingly* good.

 

The fit and finish is quite a bit better than it was on the last versions I looked at a couple of years back, but there are so many dumb things I can't get my head around:

 

1) Towbar or towing hitch voids the warranty. We have 4 bikes, it would be a real pain to not having a towbar (I use it exclusively for this).

 

2) No dashboard. No Telsa I don't want to move my eyes to the center console for speed. HUDS are cheap, and should be mandatory on all cars >50K in my opinion.

 

3) Can't remove the headrests, car seats are a pain if they are on.

 

4) No nets on the back of the seats. It's clear this car was designed by people who don't have kids or families or whatever. There seemed to be so many of those little things when we asked by the end my wife was not convinced.

 

The S is so much nicer to look at than the 3. I prefer the adaptive suspension as well.

 

I left more impressed than I expected to be, but also disappointed in many ways too. I was impressed that the performance and handling were so good for a car with no real pedigree to call upon.

 

 

1. I'm dubious on whether they can void the entire warranty of the car from installing a tow bar. I would think the CGA would counter this.

 

2. You mentioned driving an S, which does have a dash display behind the wheel for the speedo, navigation, etc. It's the Model 3/Y that only has the center screen. However, having driven a Model 3 for 6 months now, I have no issue with the center display for the speed. It's not the burden you're making out to be, plus like with any car you eventually get a feel for the car and can feel what speed you're roughly going without looking at the speedo.

 

3. Can't really say much to this as I don't have kids.

 

4. Are you meaning storage pockets on the back of the seats? The Model 3 certainly has these but from some Googling it does look like the S is missing these. That's generally been a thing about the S is that it lacks cabin storage, which is something they improved on with the 3.


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