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Used Tesla S or Model 3?

HPE / Biz DeviLuvMoney
Jan 10

Looking to sell my Audi S7 and purchase a Tesla when I move to Seattle in a month, hopefully to help me a bit with the traffic (I hear it’s pretty heavy there)
I’m looking to spend about 50k (max 60k)

What are your thoughts on either getting a used 2015-2016 Model S with 40k miles on it or so, or a new Model 3? I recon if I go base models with autopilot it’ll end up around 50k for either.
We are a family of 4, but I also have a Durango for family stuff - if that helps on any recommendation.

Thanks for any feedbacks you may have!

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  • Homeaway ppMg64
    In 99% of cases, a car is NEVER an investment. It’s a guilty pleasure. So to call it a bad investment is like calling buying Snapchat a good investment 😁
    Jan 101
    • Microsoft BarFoo
      It’s not a guilty pleasure. My Model 3 is a pleasure to drive and I feel no guilt at all about buying it.
      Jan 10
  • Microsoft BarFoo
    If you go for Model S, make sure it is newer (has AP2.5) otherwise you’re not going to be getting any useful autopilot updates.
    Jan 100
  • Homeaway ppMg64
    Get the Model 3 - Tesla is all about tech. Buying a 2015 Tesla S is akin to buying an used iPhone 6.

    The new dual motor is pretty zippy and has all the tech package of the model S, plus the range sans the price tag :)
    Jan 100
  • Bank of The West
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    Go for new Model 3. Used S is ok but you cant beat a new car and model3 will have a better range for commute plus new/latest battery pack as compared to any S
    Jan 100
  • HPE / Biz DeviLuvMoney
    OP
    Thanks for all the feedbacks! Leaning towards the Model 3 based on your comments. One person asked why would one consider Model S over 3... simple for me: aesthetics :-) and the screen that looks more integrated in the dashboard seems a bit more appealing than the floating iPad. But yeah, that was the only reason for me!
    Jan 100
  • I have owned 310 mile long range model 3 for 11 months now. Bought it for 62k minus the credits it costed me around 51500$

    I have been saving over 200$ on gas every month. Period. I would go with model 3 considering it has new ap hardware.

    The biggest concern is Bay Area window breakins which is what you should Keep in mind.

    Also used model s, what’s the range? Are they offering free supercharging on it?
    Jan 100
  • Northrop Grumman / Eng(Ω,A,μ)
    Used model S, better value and if you get the p85D has great performance.
    Jan 103
    • Bank of The West
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      What’s in S other than space which model 3 doesn’t ?
      Jan 10
    • Northrop Grumman / Eng(Ω,A,μ)
      Buying used vs new is what I meant by value
      Jan 11
    • Bank of The West
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      New car priced less will lose less $
      Jan 11
  • Intel Jopdi(78
    Depends on age of S- the batteries only have an 8 year warranty and cost about $20K to replace
    Jan 100
  • New / R&Dzorkan
    This is an interesting thread. If there isn't a market for used electric cars, then you are really betting you can save big on gas.
    Jan 100
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  • Intuit tgfi
    Don’t drink the kool aid. Still a car, still a luxury. Do you really need it? Or just want it? But model 3 if you must. It’s just better.

    P.S : If you have enough money where to doesn’t matter then YOLO.
    Jan 110
  • Tesla tTfQ61
    Late model s is a nicer car, but it’s a boat. It also has more hardware kinks worked out of it than the newer Model 3.
    Model 3 is much easier to drive in the city.
    Jan 100

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