Submitted by schoendp on January 8, 2013
My biggest concern is how much the car will be worth in 5-10 years. I plan to very carefully take care of the battery, but it seems that will be the main issue in value - does the battery lose 10%, 25%, 50% of its capacity over time. Outdated technology is also a potential trouble spot.
I don't mind a lower value than a car of similar price purchased in the same year, but I don't want it to be worth $0 like an old cell phone or computer.
And with Gen III coming over the next 3-4 years, will that further drive down the price of a Model S given the supposed superior batter of a Gen III?
Any insight is appreciated.