Model S halft the price

Model S halft the price

I like to know if I'm not alone in this matter !!. I was a former future owner of the model S in Europe , but i had to back down from getting the Model S at this time .

I normally buy 2nd hands cars and now i have a BMW 330D , i bought it with 3 years and it cost me 31.000€.

My point is: for the person i bought the car, the BMW in 2010 was 68.000€ ( in Portugal we have big taxes in cars :(

I bought a 3 years old car , for half the price and with 5.000€ extras.

I'm tinking of doing the same thing in 3 years or less with a P85 Model S...I´m the only one thinking like this ?!...

N8Tyler | April 8, 2013

I don't think you are the only one thinking like this, but I don't know of any early adopter who is planning on getting rid of theirs within 3 years.

Murphy2712 | April 8, 2013

You might have hard time finding used Teslas since... who wants to sell a perfect car? :)

Elon is actually betting his money that Model S depreciate slowly (see the new financing threads), which is safe based on the high price of 3 years old Roadsters.

SamO | April 8, 2013

Buying a car 2-3 years old allows for the majority of the depreciation to occur. Although it may be difficult to find a Model S, it will likely be a much better deal used.

negarholger | April 8, 2013

Depends on how MS evolves... if in 3-4 years MS offers a 120 kWh battery I would consider buying a new one, but we'll probably keep the current one as the city car.

Filipe Portugal | April 8, 2013

I alredy see ppl seling the Model S (dont know the resons):

Personally i agree that the car is a "keeper" but there are always some reasons for ppl to sell them (need money, some accident, have to leave the country,....)

Here in Europe i almost went i bought a 2nd Roadster:

Comparing a 2500 limited production car with the 20.000 per year Model S i think its to early.But my be I'm right about the 3 years and i can go and buy a P85 for about 50.000 to 70.000€

Brian H | April 8, 2013

Lease companies will certainly be selling, and there will be more when some switch to Model X, and by then the GenIII should be impacting the market. Your odds are pretty good, IMO.

Filipe Portugal | April 9, 2013

After 1 year maybe i have an beter ideia , so far i only have the roadster to also depends on the GEN III Tesla Car and price, If Tesla is going to make a 30k GEN III starting price car , maybe the performance version ( mybe BMW M3 competicion ) will be at 60k,!! by by Model S performance ;)

elguapo | April 9, 2013

I think it is pretty clear you'll be able to get a "2012" or "2013" Model S for much less once it is used in a couple of years. People pay more to a) be early adopters and b) own a new car (versus buy used or lease). No real debate here. Some people have already waited years to get the Model S.

Filipe Portugal | April 10, 2013

I just whanted to know if im the only one thinking like this ...

Brian H | April 10, 2013

Don't expect the GenIII to be a miracle car; it will have lower performance and fewer features than the Model S.