SparkE
Posts: 319
Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:18 am

Oops.

Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:58 pm

Sigh. :o I knew there was a downside to letting my wife drive the car ...


Image



Image

JMenacker
Posts: 51
Joined: Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:51 pm
Location: Martinsburg, WV

Re: Oops.

Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:58 am

Argh. Hope injuries were limited to the inanimate participants. Looks like the little Spark gave itself up well to protect the cabin.

Will you be looking for another Spark EV, or something different this time?

Condolences for the loss,

Joe M in WV

SparkE
Posts: 319
Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:18 am

Re: Oops.

Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:16 am

I'm not sure if it's a total write-off or not, yet. IF there's no structural damage (it's just external plastic & sheet metal & radiator, etc.) - it could be fixed for a couple or 3 thousand. I'm waiting for the estimate.

I had thought that I'd get stuck with a LEAF (I will definitely be buying another EV) - LEAF prices were at about $7000 (for 2013s), and Spark EV prices were around $10-11K (for 2014s) last year.

I was shocked to learn that Spark EV prices have dropped, and that the 2015s are starting to glut (the latter makes sense, as the 2015 lease returns should be hitting the market over the next 6-9 months). So I'd get another Spark. Sure, they cost more, but I like them more - and it's no longer a 4K difference.

SparkE
Posts: 319
Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:18 am

Re: Oops.

Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:41 pm

MAYBE I will have parts available from this WHITE 2016 Spark EV : everything, including the battery pack (about 17.5-18 kWh, according to most recent informal test) - EXCEPT anything attached to the first 12 inches or so of the vehicle. :( .

I say maybe , because I haven't heard from my insurer yet whether or not the vehicle will be writen off.

In the case the insurer writes off the vehicle, I'd hate to see this vehicle go to the car-cruncher before it's useful parts give other vehicles a second life. So seats, mirrors, wheels/tires, battery pack, windows, doors, etc. *might* be available. Maybe you want a set of "acceptable tires" when you lease return (instead of buying 4 new ones for $900) - my tires still have about half their tread - or you want to be able to have two sets - summer and winter (grippy) - so another set of wheels/rims would be useful.

I live in the south SF bay area (near San Jose, CA).

I'm just wondering if anyone might be interested.
Last edited by SparkE on Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Chris101
Posts: 98
Joined: Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:37 am

Re: Oops.

Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:28 pm

I actually really want a funky part.. its a silver under window trim piece on the left (driver side) rear door). Its only on the Spark EV from what I can tell (on ICE Spark its just black). ...although I'm not sure how willing you would be to remove it and ship it to me in Chicago :( ...my guess it would fit in a poster roll or USPS poster triangle box.

NORTON
Posts: 1223
Joined: Fri May 01, 2015 5:52 am
Location: KC,MO

Re: Oops.

Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:13 pm

Dang..

Sorry, but,,

I want to buy it!

What a project car. Repair, or turn into a parts car, for a 3 wheel roadster !
Used '14 2LT w/ DCFC. +69 K miles.
Mostly free charging! Only one LONG visit to the shop....
GM needs Modern Troubleshooting tools for Modern EV's.
3 step Trouble Tree, 2nd guess not covered by warranty and cost $800. 3rd guess fixed the problem.

SparkE
Posts: 319
Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:18 am

Re: Oops.

Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:05 pm

NORTON wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:13 pm
Dang..

Sorry, but,,

I want to buy it!

What a project car. Repair, or turn into a parts car, for a 3 wheel roadster !
I *almost* bought it back as scrap/totaled, but I simply had no place to store it. I think that the battery pack would have made a great battery backup (project) for my solar.

Planerench
Posts: 110
Joined: Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:20 pm
Location: Idaho

Re: Oops.

Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:20 am

I have a white 2014 spark EV that my wife wrecked. Still sitting in my garage. I'm open to offers. I had started to collect repair parts but....

JPL
Posts: 110
Joined: Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:42 pm
Location: Vancouver, BC

Re: Oops.

Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:26 am

I would be interested in buying all the fast charge components and the "automatic transmission" of a 2015 or 2016

PM me
2016 Spark EV w/CCS
Front Speakers: Alpine 4" (SPS410)
Back Speakers: Alpine 5X7" (SPS517) w 3D print adapters

17 " Rims
F: Michelin Pilot Sport A/S3 205/40R17
B: Hankook 205/45R17

2020 Kia E-Soul

2000 Honda Insight MT

Return to “Pictures and Videos of the Chevy Spark EV”