Submitted by TheChad on 25. August 2017
Lot's of talk on here about the tax credit. How much will this factor into your decision of which model to get?
Right now it looks as if all/most early US reservations will get the full tax credit whether they choose the early production LD w/Premium package or the SD with any package. This is based on US delivery #200K not happening until at least Jan 1 and the full tax credit being available for any car delivered through June 30, 2018.
Personally I am on the fence here. If I knew that I would get 100% of the tax credit I might hold out for the AWD version. I don't think I really need it here in the D.C. area for weather but (to me) it would help with a little range as I drive a lot, resale value, and Tesla would have more Model 3 production under its belt to work out any bugs. Also, hopefully by May/June there would be a few more options available like a tan/cream interior as well.
For the people that made later reservations the choice may be get the LD with full credit or SD with only half. This may be a harder decision for some as the difference is $5250 in pricing of the car with tax credit (I know you don't get it when you purchase) without any options or packages. ($44K car with $7500 tax credit vs $35K car with $3750 tax credit).
What do you all think?