alozzy wrote:Seems to me that using the Tesla model 3 as a bargaining chip when negotiating with a Nissan dealer would give a buyer some leverage. I'll be very surprised if SLs, and even SVs, sell full price - they are to have to discount them.
Almost without exception, the key is the ability to wait. Early adopters always pay the price for being first.
My 2015 is doing fine. It gets me everywhere I need to go each day (commuting to/from work and errands) so I'll just ride it out until they are really dealing on these cars. It might even be advisable to wait for lease returns in a few years. At that point, we'll know more about how the batteries are holding up.
In all likelihood, most of us will want one before that. So at least wait until the market is saturated. I suspect they will drop that extra $5,500 off the price for the plus version premium charge. I hope they do anyway. I'm not interested in actually buying a Tesla. The support is just not there. Not like a real car company. The Kona is too small. I looked at one last week and it looked like a Leaf with two feet of length chopped off of the back end. Well, that's what it looked like anyway. And I don't like giving up that room.
In any case, all the new EVs coming out will definitely work as bargaining tools against the inflated prices on the Leaf. So that's pretty exciting.
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