Submitted by langzaiguy on September 10, 2012
I've been working on a 10 year cost analysis of my family's driving needs. My wife and I are both teachers so we typically drive your average car. A BMW 5-series type car is not in our budget. However, in my cost analysis, it seems as though the savings from mileage will just be enough to offset the premium in price.
I'm wanting to make my analysis as accurate as possible and want to make sure my figures are correct. While the Model S is very low in your typical maintenance, there are a couple pricey expenses. My question is this: Is the annual maintenance plan required to satisfy the warranty? Should I budget $12000 for a new batter in 8-10 years? I can make my cost analysis available if anyone is interested. Thanks for any insight (or is that a curse word around here?)