Submitted by aerisyn on Wed, 2018-03-21 09:02
Sorry to be so personal, but I'm just curious what a persons range of salary needs to be to actually own one of these. I test drove a X P100D last Labor Day. Blew me away! I was comparing to my 2012 Nissan Leaf. NO Comparison! We would definitely have to buy used to avoid the initial depreciation (and affordability). I'm about 95% a 75D would suit our mileage needs (only one to three road trips a year). We live in a rural area, but can charge in our garage. We have three kids, so we would like at least the six seat config. Closest SC is about 40 miles in Chattanooga, TN. Comparing our Buick Enclave to the X, we would save about $750/year after insurance going up and fuel (electricity) expenses going down. The Enclave would be sold and 100% put towards the Tesla. We have no payments except house and utilities. My salary runs in the mid-40s. I understand this is low, so a large down payment is probably best. Really my dream car, but paying 100% cash is YEARS away. Any serious advice would be helpful. Thanks so much, and we look forward to joining the Tesla family.