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Old 10-16-2023, 11:42 AM   #421
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Well…I take those water ingress stories with a huge grain of salt. There was a guy on the X5 forums who was super pissed about water ingress into his transfer case. He claimed to have just driven through 4 or 5 inches of water at some relatively high rate of speed and argued that BMWs ads showed similar and worse conditions.

Was it just 4 or 5 inches? How fast was he really going? Idk for sure but in such cases the operator has every incentive to minimize their behavior.

What happened to this Tesla? Was it really just sitting outside in the rain, or did they drive through some standing water?

And I imagine if you drove something like a 330 through deep enough water you could easily get a similar bill.
I don't necessarily trust their story. At all, frankly. But that the cost of the battery replacement is $20k is nuts. They mention another instance with a similar cost.
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Old 10-16-2023, 02:39 PM   #422
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I don't necessarily trust their story. At all, frankly. But that the cost of the battery replacement is $20k is nuts. They mention another instance with a similar cost.


Not surprised - batteries are still very expensive. I think the average cost per kWh is around $150 but then you have to add on all the extra materials, labor, etc to package it into a battery pack for a vehicle, and of course the pricing for replacement parts have a markup as well


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really takes a bite out of all those savings on gas
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Old 10-16-2023, 04:06 PM   #424
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really takes a bite out of all those savings on gas
Right. You are just so exposed after warranty.
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Old 10-16-2023, 04:40 PM   #425
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Right. You are just so exposed after warranty.

On a positive note all EV batteries are covered by an 8 year 100k warranty under federal law. Some states go further

https://www.kbb.com/car-advice/hybri...ttery-warranty


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Old 10-17-2023, 10:19 PM   #426
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On a positive note all EV batteries are covered by an 8 year 100k warranty under federal law. Some states go further

https://www.kbb.com/car-advice/hybri...ttery-warranty


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I did know that. You may recall that was part of brief thought about buying out the eGolf at lease end.

But 8 yo Teslas are not worth nothing yet they effectively would be if the battery pack dies.
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sell your 911s, the Cybertruck is quicker
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sell your 911s, the Cybertruck is quicker
Even while towing a 911

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