SageBrush wrote:By 'not OK' I was talking about cost/range Nissan is charging, not about you at all.
You are welcome to make value judgments on your own about Nissan's performance in this matter. I don't see how that winds up being a factor in my analysis, unless you expect me perhaps to make a decision "on principle" vs the actual economics and practicality of the matter (which I have been known to do from time to time, but I don't need someone else to tell me what principles I should adhere to).
SageBrush wrote:I'm not sure why you emphasize Tesla depreciation for the first year or two if you plan to keep longer, but if your assumptions are correct about the depreciation then buy a 2 year old Tesla
If you buy a new car, you lose the money in depreciation no matter how long you keep the car. The longer you keep it, the more you lose. That's just basic economics.
We already bought a six year old Tesla, taking an even bigger discount (more like 50% over new price). And when there are in fact two year old Model 3s available, perhaps we will consider that as well. For now, that's literally just not an option.