Submitted by TheChad on Fri, 2017-08-25 13:25
Lot's of talk on here about the tax credit. How much will this factor into your decision of which model to get?
Right now it looks as if all/most early US reservations will get the full tax credit whether they choose the early production LD w/Premium package or the SD with any package. This is based on US delivery #200K not happening until at least Jan 1 and the full tax credit being available for any car delivered through June 30, 2018.
Personally I am on the fence here. If I knew that I would get 100% of the tax credit I might hold out for the AWD version. I don't think I really need it here in the D.C. area for weather but (to me) it would help with a little range as I drive a lot, resale value, and Tesla would have more Model 3 production under its belt to work out any bugs. Also, hopefully by May/June there would be a few more options available like a tan/cream interior as well.
For the people that made later reservations the choice may be get the LD with full credit or SD with only half. This may be a harder decision for some as the difference is $5250 in pricing of the car with tax credit (I know you don't get it when you purchase) without any options or packages. ($44K car with $7500 tax credit vs $35K car with $3750 tax credit).
What do you all think?