jlsoaz
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Seeking specific information on Tesla Model S Depreciation

Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:09 pm

Hi all:

I did do a bit of searching before starting this thread, and although there is some discussion here and there in the official Tesla Model S thread, I did not see any specific numbers, which is what I am after. At edmunds and KBB, the two sites that seem readily to offer numbers on other vehicles (including the Leaf and Volt) I drew a blank:

https://www.kbb.com/tesla/model-s/2017/ ... shipcosts/
"5-Year Cost to Own
"We're Sorry
"We don't have 5-Year Cost to Own for this car.

https://www.edmunds.com/tco.html
[Tesla is not an option under the drop-down for Make].

So, this may be relating to the fact that the Model S only came out around H2 2012, if I recall, but I'm wondering if anyone knows of a site that offers specific numbers.

Here for example are numbers for Leaf (to give an idea of what I am looking for):

https://www.edmunds.com/nissan/leaf/201 ... st-to-own/
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cwerdna
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Re: Seeking specific information on Tesla Model S Depreciation

Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:17 pm

No idea but you can get some idea what Tesla is trying to sell CPO cars for at https://www.tesla.com/used and what folks are trying to sell for at https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/forums/ ... r-sale.70/. I've seen some figures at the latter that are just nutty. I recall there was 1 person long ago who was trying to really price gouge (huge markup) on a Model X when they'd just come out.

Intellichoice gives cost to own and apparently, Motortrend bought them. They have TCO figures for other cars (I tried 1) but nothing for http://www.motortrend.com/cars/tesla/model-s/2017/.

Also try Googling for site:teslamotorsclub.com trade in.

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jlsoaz
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Re: Seeking specific information on Tesla Model S Depreciation

Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:39 am

Thanks cwerdna. I did take a look at the links and it is interesting to get an idea or to confirm the one I have developed from checking the for-sale websites over the years. The Tesla website seems to keep things in nice orderly perspective, with none quite reaching down to those $30+k levels. In this case what I'd also like to find is some sort of official table. I suppose they might be using the excuse that they don't have five years of data yet, but if so, then that excuse runs out around now, doesn't it? I'd like to compare the figures to something like a Mercedes S-Class, BMW 7-Series, Audi A-8, or Lexus LS-460. example:

https://www.edmunds.com/lexus/ls-460/20 ... st-to-own/
https://www.kbb.com/lexus/ls/2017/ls-46 ... shipcosts/

These tables even don't give me fully what I'd like (just some sort of table of expected values over five years?) but are about what I'm after, so I can compare. A few more for the heck of it.

https://www.kbb.com/bmw/7-series/2017/7 ... shipcosts/
https://www.kbb.com/nissan/leaf/2016/sl ... nt=buy-new
https://www.kbb.com/ford/fusion/2017/pl ... w&options=
josh@jlaz.com
near Tucson, AZ, USA
Former lessee 2012 SL
http://www.pluginamerica.org/surveys/batteries/leaf/vehicle.php?vid=229
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