Tesla model 3 vs used BMW 528i

GRAIL / Mgmt grailer
Sep 5 47 Comments

Which is the better value over 10 years?

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  • Amazon trek34
    You idiots. No one mentions the battery! The battery is half the cost of the car. In 10 years the battery will be almost dead and the car will have 50 miles range. So unless there is a breakthrough in battery technology it’s a BMW for sure
    Sep 5 3
    • DealerSocket / Eng
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      Lol 2012 model S has about 5% degradation in range and running as good as new, there are some model S cars which have gone over 400k miles with extremely less cost of operation, BMW on the other hand loses most of its market value in couple of years, maintenance and premium gas are hell.
      Sep 5
    • General Motors / Eng quiscale
      Battery management and cooling will keep current LiOn cells technology from degrading more than 20% or so after 1000+ cycles. Fight me
      Sep 5
    • Apple Hfifiyt
      You idiot, stop living in Stone Age. Battery degradation: 10% after 160k, 20% after 500k. Tesla hands down!!!
      Sep 25
  • Splunk spl1
    Tesla
    BMW has one of the worst depreciation rates.
    Sep 5 0
  • GRAIL / Mgmt grailer
    OP
    Guys, I put in a deposit for a model 3 (as base as it gets on the website).... Hahaha. I couldn't justify the BMW when considering the potential repairs and gas/toll costs vs smiles per gallon it brings. Especially with the fact that I will primarily be stuck I'm bay area traffic ..
    Sep 9 4
    • Pivotal Axe Cap
      Why even have a car there at all lol
      Sep 9
    • Oracle larry_off
      Good call OP
      Sep 9
    • GRAIL / Mgmt grailer
      OP
      Car is needed cuz public transit suckkkksssss
      Sep 9
    • Netflix rAcC67
      I know people who drive Tesla’s exclusively because of bumper to bumper Bay Area traffic.
      Sep 9
  • Google Hugo Balls
    I’m a BMW fan but if you’re talking about resale value after 10 years then I’d pick the Tesla. Have a look at the prices of 2009/2008 E60 BMWs and see what they retailed for if you want an idea. You must also consider the yearly maintenance and other expensive parts you have to maintain.

    I highly doubt that you’re gonna maintain a BMW for 10 years. Not only is it highly unlikely, you’d also get bored AND frustrated with all the maintenance work. But if you want to go with your heart, take the beemer. I’d suggest leasing one.
    Edit: now someone’s gonna say “bs it’s definitely possible to maintain a BMW for 10 years.” to which my answer is : they owned previous generation models like E39 or E46 or E36 series which didn’t have a lot of unreliable electronics and complexities
    Sep 5 1
    • The Clorox Company
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      Jalop318imore
      Don’t forget all the plastic cooling system parts on the E36,46 and E39 that catastrophically fail! If the depreciation doesn’t kill your wallet, the maintenance cost will.

      To the OP: Only buy a BMW with your heart and if you can do all the maintenance yourself and enjoy it
      Sep 11
  • New
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    Which would have any value after 10 years?
    Sep 5 1
    • Workday / Product tdf
      This.
      Sep 5
  • General Motors / Eng quiscale
    Tesla 100% - BMW has plastic parts/hoses that will cost thousands of dollars to replace for labor alone. Mind you, I’m no shill, GM ain’t great either, but at least the parts are ubiquitous in the US and won’t kill your pocket like German trash will.
    Sep 5 3
    • Google Hugo Balls
      Are GM cars made of gold hoses and titanium parts?
      Sep 5
    • General Motors / Eng quiscale
      GM has problematic electronics. The bigger engines and transmissions are usually good. The hoses are better than BMW.
      Sep 5
    • The Clorox Company
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      Jalop318imore
      Can confirm, the coolant systems are made of plastic and are considered “routine maintenance” to replace the whole system, even parts like the intake manifold are made of plastic. BMW’s are expensive to own and are only worth their weight in scrap after the 10 year mark.
      Sep 11
  • General Motors / Eng quiscale
    Real talk tho. Get a Toyota or Lexus.
    Sep 5 5
    • GRAIL / Mgmt grailer
      OP
      I love the driving mechanics of the BMW and the Tesla is not bad either
      Sep 5
    • General Motors / Eng quiscale
      BMWs are fun to drive, but I wouldn’t buy one. Lease it instead so you’re not on the hook for a hugely depreciating money sink. A good reason to hold out on EV vehicles are that there will be breakthroughs in autonomous driving, and EV technology that aren’t fully worked out yet. So you can have your cake and eat it too. Lease, and when it makes sense to get an EV, buy it. Or if you must buy, then probably best to not make it the Beemer.
      Sep 5
    • Indeed hhgfff
      Lexus+1
      Sep 5
    • GRAIL / Mgmt grailer
      OP
      But for the BMW depreciation 50% of it is in the first three years which is why I'm considering an off lease model hence the 2016. Also which Lexus cuz the es models are mushy.
      Sep 5
    • General Motors / Eng quiscale
      bro, IS for fun sporty or GS for power lux. If I had the money I’d love to get the LC.
      Sep 5
  • American Express XztK47
    BMW for sure. Tesla won’t even be around in 10 years.
    Sep 5 1
    • General Motors / Eng quiscale
      hahahahaha. You better be leasing!
      Sep 5
  • eBay abababbb
    Tesla. The money you save on gas will buy you a 10 years bmw after 10 years
    Sep 5 0
  • Pivotal Axe Cap
    Never buy anything that drives, floats, flies, or fucks. Lease it.
    Sep 6 1
    • New
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      You must not drive much. Leasing when you drive 20,000+ miles a year is not ever better.
      Sep 7
  • Autodesk weoovoo
    Neither! Buying a car is a losing proposition to begin with. Cars are one of the expensive depreciating assets (there are other examples in life!). You buy a car, not for residual value in 10 years. You buy a car you like, you want to keep, and you enjoy driving. If you don't want a car, there are other options.
    Sep 7 0
  • Netflix rAcC67
    That BMW is going to rape your wallet in repairs after 80k miles. But unless you’re leasing the Tesla, I’d say get a Toyota.

    The Tesla will technically be more fun to drive and cost you less over 10 years if we’re going to be fair about it. Just don’t plan on driving very far with it. Range anxiety is a real thing so you need to adjust your expectations for long distance travel.
    Sep 5 0
  • Bloomberg wnuJ08
    Two things blinders loveeee: tesla & google
    Sep 5 0
  • GRAIL / Mgmt grailer
    OP
    The gas and oil changes really stacked the car in the Tesla's favor. I put on 100K miles in 5 years... So the gas bill is going to hurt
    Sep 5 0
  • Apple 🥭mango
    Model 3
    Sep 5 0
  • Facebook / Eng namez
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    Sep 5 0
  • GRAIL / Mgmt grailer
    OP
    I guess what I'm looking for is how much cost I would have incurred over the years
    Sep 5 3
    • New
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      You didn’t even give model info for the Tesla or condition of bmw....
      Sep 5
    • GRAIL / Mgmt grailer
      OP
      It's a new Tesla model 3 at the base level ($39k, pre incentives) and a BMW 2016 528i with 30k miles ($25k)
      Sep 5
    • New
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      So will you spend $10k in gas over 10 years?
      Sep 5
  • Autodesk weoovoo
    Wondering how many people replied based on his or her own experience. Any 10-year old car requires a lot of maintenance. There is no exception. There isn't a 10-year old Model 3 yet, so nobody really knows what will happen.
    Sep 11 1
    • Bloomberg SoupSlayer
      Repost from a Tesla rant around here
      Sep 11
  • Bloomberg MTA
    He started twitting under the influence again... Also keep an eye on the stock!
    Sep 9 0
  • New / Eng SuperSlime
    TESLA all day
    Sep 8 0

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