Submitted by Ts007 on August 18, 2017
Hello all, I’m sure there are a million posts on this exact subject but I just wanted to get opinions and feedback based on my scenario. I am currently on the waiting list to take delivery on a model 3 between Jan-Mar 2018 but I’m undecided on whether I should get a used model S? I’ll admit, I’m sort of a techie who wants the latest and greatest (notice how I said want vs need). I’ve been searching for quite some time now for a used model S and need to make an executive decision. My budget is $60k and I’ve narrowed it down to either a used 2015 70D with 35k miles or brand new 3. I must have autopilot and was wondering if the AP1 hardware is enough should I wait to have the latest and greatest AP2 with enhanced AP with the model 3? I’m surrounded by superchargers so that is another decision factor. I enjoy the convenience of having superchargers nearby so I can charge for free anytime vs paying with the model 3. Depreciation is another factor. While buying used is lesser of a hit on depreciation, how much further will my used model S depreciate vs having a brand new model 3? So, I am in a “what would you do” situation. Fully loaded model 3 with the latest and greatest, or used model S with just AP1 and supercharging capabilities? Thanks for your input and sorry in advance if there are a similar posts out there.