Submitted by Tesra5115 on Wed, 2018-04-25 09:22
Models S owner for 3 years. Absolutely love the car but my family is looking for something bigger and we find ouselves questioning if we really want to pay that much for a car. I doubt we are alone but the model s is >3x more than we ever thought we would spend on a car. We have the money, but we definitely don’t consider ourselves rich. We work hard, we save and we try to be smart with our money. The model X would be a no brainer If it wasn’t so expensive. Despite some pro-Tesla stats, I have a hard time believing I would spend close to $50k on gasoline and maintenance over an odyssey in 5-10 years. I can see a strong argument for a $70-$80k SUV but not for something around $50k. And since we have a Tesla, we are well aware of all the benefits of the Tesla. Tesla are an emotional buy, and there are arguments that try to rationalize the decision. I’ve seen videos comparing the X to the Range Rover or the 3 to the civic and BMW, but those compare similarly priced vehicles. When the delta is $50k does it still make sense?