Model 3 starts delivery, is that really the 3-series killer? - Page 151 - Bimmerfest - BMW Forums



Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Everything Else > General Automotive Forum

General Automotive Forum
All non-BMW car talk goes here...

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #3751  
Old 11-11-2019, 08:11 AM
GregD's Avatar
GregD GregD is offline
Driver
Location: America
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 2,653
Mein Auto: Cars
Quote:
Originally Posted by namelessman View Post
This video was March 2018, have these out-of-warranty costs gone down, esp. for Model 3?

Model S:
door handle - $1k each
brake rotors + pads + rear parking - $6k after Tesla waived $2k of labor
drive unit - $6k

This one [email protected]+ miles paid $24k repair costs for 9 door handles($1k each), 4 shocks, rear axles, tail-light condensation, 4 rotors, one drive unit($6k each)

Another guy paid $3500 for rear half shaft replacement.

$1200 for big screen.

#3800 for media control unit.

DC-DC control repair is $2100 part + $450 labor.

Plus $150/kWh current price replacement cost.

These Tesla repairs are not cheap out of warranty.

A number of the parts above are available aftermarket. You can get a halfshaft for $250, Power Stop front and rear brake pads and rotors for $265 for all four corners, and parking brake pads for $39. There's also an aftermarket door handle rebuild kit that is supposed to much more durable than stock for $175. I expect that the aftermarket for the Model 3 will be much larger than that for the Model S due to the much greater number of Model 3s being sold.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #3752  
Old 11-11-2019, 10:24 AM
namelessman namelessman is online now
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: northern california
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 10,691
Mein Auto: bimmer
These aftermarket prices are not too bad. Will those aftermarket repairs affect warranty?

There are other Model S owners with 6-7 drive units swapped under warranty, hopefully those are not recurring issues in Model 3.

Another Model 3 owner said $9k+ of tires for 130k miles, but those are sports summer tires that some BMW owners pay for too.

Quote:
Originally Posted by GregD View Post
A number of the parts above are available aftermarket. You can get a halfshaft for $250, Power Stop front and rear brake pads and rotors for $265 for all four corners, and parking brake pads for $39. There's also an aftermarket door handle rebuild kit that is supposed to much more durable than stock for $175. I expect that the aftermarket for the Model 3 will be much larger than that for the Model S due to the much greater number of Model 3s being sold.

Last edited by namelessman; 11-11-2019 at 10:28 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #3753  
Old 11-11-2019, 10:41 AM
namelessman namelessman is online now
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: northern california
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 10,691
Mein Auto: bimmer
Quote:
Originally Posted by GregD View Post
I guess we'll see about the Model 3 once they start coming out of warranty. My expectation is that a Model 3 will have a similar relationship to a Model S regarding parts and repair costs that a BMW 3 series has to a 7 series.

So, how much do you think repairs would be to a 7 year old 7 series with 200k miles? HInt, there's a reason that 7 series depreciate like a rock. Actually, I don't think too many 7 series even make it to 200k miles before being taken to the wreckers.
In my mind it is Tesla's great achievement to convince buyers to pay 7-series prices for Model S. The current Model S/X(and high-end Model 3) prices have dropped to normalize with the rest of market, wiping out chunks of resale values in the process. The next front to normalize is the repair cost.
Reply With Quote
  #3754  
Old 11-11-2019, 11:14 AM
namelessman namelessman is online now
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: northern california
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 10,691
Mein Auto: bimmer
Coworkers are looking into used Model S(private or Tesla), those prices are not too bad and probably hold better than ICEs, but their thoughts are that buying a 5-7 year old Model S is mainly for DD/utility, similar to a reliable(hopefully) Accord/Camry, instead of a Audi/BMW/MB of similar ages.

Given the big price cuts on brand new Model S/X's, the resale prices of Model S should trend down a bit further, but the repair costs(e.g. drive units, batteries) are big worries in their minds.
Reply With Quote
Reply

See More Related BMW Stories


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > Everything Else > General Automotive Forum
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
© 2001- VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.