Submitted by david on Fri, 2016-09-23 20:12
My beloved Model S got T-Boned when someone ran a red light today. Good news, no one injured and my Model S actually probably saved the lives of a crowd of people in the crosswalk that the car that T-boned me would have otherwise been plowed over. More good news, there was a cop right there that saw this person run a very cold red so it is all cut and dried.
Sadly, my Model S is on the back of a flatbed on its way 140mi away to Orlando to the nearest Tesla certified body shop where I fully believe that it will take over a month to get it repaired.
Question is this: I'm paying a fortune every month to lease this car. If I'm paying a massive lease and driving a Hyundai for 1-2 months I feel like I'm getting robbed. How do I make sure I get an "equivalent level" of vehicle and have their insurance pay for it? (They are insured) Ideally, I'd like a loaner Tesla but I know that probably isn't possible. I would consider anything in the same zip code as the price range of my beloved S reasonable.
Advice? I've never owned a car in this price range, before I would have considered any rental car as "reasonable".