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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #240 on: March 21, 2022, 10:30:27 AM »
so i have a very serious addition to this thread: safety systems. I suffered a very bad rear end collision last week in my Model 3, very bad, and the doctor said the Tesla safety system was the reason I walked away as opposed to leaving in an ambulance. I actually got out and ran down the side of the freeway as I wasn't sure if the M3 would explode.

Also, while my attorney will handle everything, I did note that a used 2020 Model 3 on Tesla's website in now ~$20K more than I paid ($58K vs $39K).

Damn, that's real life test for you there.

Good you are OK.

Great to hear Tesla saved your life.

Surprised you need an attorney for a motor vehicle crash. Were you injured?

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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #241 on: March 21, 2022, 10:44:16 AM »
What exactly about the M3 safety system was superior to other vehicles?

What I don't like about Tesla is lack of rear-cross traffic detection when backing out, inferior blind spot warning and the much discussed lack of 360 camera view.
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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #242 on: March 21, 2022, 10:52:45 AM »
What exactly about the M3 safety system was superior to other vehicles?

What I don't like about Tesla is lack of rear-cross traffic detection when backing out, inferior blind spot warning and the much discussed lack of 360 camera view.

Perhaps they are taking the Apple approach?? Let someone else come out with the features first and then they will master it? I don’t think I can go back to not having a 360 camera.

Tesla, not ready for prime time! :-)

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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #244 on: March 22, 2022, 08:38:27 AM »
so i have a very serious addition to this thread: safety systems. I suffered a very bad rear end collision last week in my Model 3, very bad, and the doctor said the Tesla safety system was the reason I walked away as opposed to leaving in an ambulance. I actually got out and ran down the side of the freeway as I wasn't sure if the M3 would explode.

Also, while my attorney will handle everything, I did note that a used 2020 Model 3 on Tesla's website in now ~$20K more than I paid ($58K vs $39K).

I was rear ended entering the diamond lane of the busiest freeway in the Bay area. Yes, it hurt. And one of the benefits of a group of close friends that happen to be attorneys is having counsel available that I know and trust for matters such as these.

Damn, that's real life test for you there.

Good you are OK.

Great to hear Tesla saved your life.

Surprised you need an attorney for a motor vehicle crash. Were you injured?

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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #245 on: March 22, 2022, 08:40:34 AM »
What exactly about the M3 safety system was superior to other vehicles?

What I don't like about Tesla is lack of rear-cross traffic detection when backing out, inferior blind spot warning and the much discussed lack of 360 camera view.
structural strength in the crumple zone when I showed the doc the pics and described the incident is what led to her comment.

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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #246 on: March 22, 2022, 09:07:36 AM »
So when you thought the car going to explode, is it because of the battery pacK? I think this would be the first safety feature of any EV that a sensor would trip if a collision occur at X mph and disable all of the battery  and effective shut it down to prevent any fire to occur.

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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #247 on: March 22, 2022, 09:51:30 AM »
My buddy in Newport told me this happened to his insurance agent down there last year (perhaps a news story is handy) - crashed into a tree and his Tesla exploded. There have been a few incidents publicized up here as well. It was my first thought once I realized I was alive - run!

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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #248 on: March 22, 2022, 10:40:34 AM »
My buddy in Newport told me this happened to his insurance agent down there last year (perhaps a news story is handy) - crashed into a tree and his Tesla exploded. There have been a few incidents publicized up here as well. It was my first thought once I realized I was alive - run!

Sounds like a serious accident. Glad you made it out alive.

Staying vs running is always a dilemma for me as well. If you are involved in a major accident on the freeway, most authorities recommend you remain in the vehicle buckled in your seatbelt. The thinking is that you are more likely to be killed be a secondary crash walking around the accident. Of course, if your vehicle is on fire or might explode, you should definitely should get out.

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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #249 on: March 22, 2022, 10:42:07 AM »
Glad you're okay OCtoSV... replacing your MY is going to be a headache considering how far out new orders are right now.

I wonder if Tesla gives you priority if you are doing an accident replacment.
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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #250 on: March 22, 2022, 01:12:34 PM »
very good question. I have Lib Mut with the Better Car Replacement coverage, which "pays you for a replacement car that's one model year newer, with 15,000 fewer miles." I had a 2020 M3 SR+ with 14K miles, so I am assuming this gets me a very very low mileage 2021. Interestingly there are no used 2021s on the Tesla site, however I can order a new M3 for $48K with Aug delivery. Low mileage 2020 M3s are high 50s to high 60s. I guess go for the new and force them to pay for a Tesla rental with sticker and AP like I had until it's ready. If they cash me out then I must search the world for a 2021 - if 2020s are going for up to $68K maybe I can justify $85K for a 2021..then maybe I invest that and we try 1 car for a while..

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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #251 on: March 23, 2022, 10:23:00 PM »
Here's a low mileage 2020 SR+ for $49k locally:
https://www.carmax.com/car/22067836

But ya, I'd order a new one if I were you as well.

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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #252 on: March 28, 2022, 01:22:43 PM »
Lib Mutual is paying me $15K more than what I paid new, and a new model is ~$10K more than I paid in 2020. Excellent customer service as well - highly recommend Lib Mut.

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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #253 on: March 28, 2022, 02:42:58 PM »
Time to put your order in... many Tesla deliveries are 6 months to a year out.
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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #254 on: March 28, 2022, 04:35:05 PM »
Time to put your order in... many Tesla deliveries are 6 months to a year out.

I ordered the standard M3 the Friday just before the price rise and delivery date is August.

I'm going all in on EV now. Placed an order on Mach E Select yesterday.

Basically swapping my wife's Fit for the M3 and my Prius Prime for the Mach E.

 

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