• Peter Rutman, who bought a wrecked Tesla Model S salvage car  [frame from San Diego 6 The CW]

    Caveat emptor. Or, for those less conversant in Latin, buyer beware. That's the lesson that should always be applied when buying a used car. Especially one with obvious damage. Especially a used electric car that's been so badly damaged that it's been declared a total writeoff by an insurance company, meaning that it's now designated a "salvage vehicle." DON'T MISS: Iowa Dealers Shut Down Tesla Test Drives As Rep Humiliates Them Nonetheless, Peter Rutman of San Diego paid $50,000 for a wrecked 2012 Tesla Model S Signature Series--one of the first 1,000 all-electric luxury cars built--at a...

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