I came across this online auction site for "Salvaged" vehicles that have been deemed totaled or flooded, presumably by the insurance company. Many of these Teslas seem to have very minimal damage with functioning battery packs as evidenced by their functioning displays. https://erepairables.com/salvage-cars-auction/tesla This leads me to think: #1 Holy cow, they seem to be REALLY cheap although the auctions are not over yet. #2 What about these cars makes them get labeled as salvage so quickly? Many look like they have simple quarter panel damage. Ford pickups are also all aluminum now and I don't think they are "totaled" as easily #3 The insurance premium for the Model 3 doesn't seem to reflect a car that gets "totaled" more easily. My Model X insurance doesn't seem extraordinarily more than what I would expect for any other car of that price range. #4 There's a lot of science experiments in these salvaged cars but people could easily kill themselves if they didn't know what they were doing.