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:By 'not OK' I was talking about cost/range Nissan is charging, not about you at all.
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.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
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.