danrjones wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:41 pm
With negotiation plus credits I got it for 15.5k OTD.
Which credits? Fed, CA, utility? How much after tax-all credits/rebates?
Can't see how that quite works out to a base Model 3 having been significantly more than double (Model 3 base $35k + destination + tax - $3,750 Fed credit at your time of purchase - $2,500 CA rebate - your utility rebate, if any).
And to be fair, the great deal you got was a rare find on a vehicle that was quasi-"used" by virtue of sitting on a lot so long, and the deal was not standard fare, even for a bargain hunter. A more fair comparison would be to compare to a very low mileage (few hundred miles or less) Model 3 that has been test driven for a week and returned. I see nothing impressive at the moment, but there have been some rare deep discount deals occasionally reported on such Model 3s (https://www.tesla.com/inventory
Not trying to stir up things, just commonly see folks play fast and loose with vehicle acquisition numbers, and its good to be transparent with as few "apples-to-oranges" comparisons as possible.
All that aside, it looks like you got an exceptionally good deal on your 2018 Leaf. If there were such a find here, we would not have leased our Leaf but purchased at the incredible price you did then resold in a few years for less than lease cost.
More so, that looks to have been both a good financial and practical value for you, so it was an excellent fit.
'19 Model 3 SR+ (own), '19 Leaf SV (leased), '12 Plug-in Prius (sold 3/19), '16 Leaf SV (prior lease), 11.43kW Solar PV (16MWh/yr real production), 20.5 SEER/13.0 HSPF ducted air-source heat pump, 3.70 UEF heat pump water heater, Induction Cooktop