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  1. RonKorakas

    The savings from daily driving a Cheapo car vs new Model 3 devaluation

    Oh, ...I'm sorry, the purpose of your comment is completely irrelevant to me. I don't have car payments, I bought the car cash. And I'm retired, and pretty wealthy, so I definitely don't need financial advice. The whole point of this post is to determine whether it's worth "saving your miles"...
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    The savings from daily driving a Cheapo car vs new Model 3 devaluation

    I don't know. Every time I walk into a place and it's staffed by people between 18 and 25 ONLY, I get an uneasy feeling. I feel like they need some "adult supervision", you know?
  3. RonKorakas

    The savings from daily driving a Cheapo car vs new Model 3 devaluation

    Absolutely, I agree. However, with how the economy and the market is right now, I think it's wise to hold on to every bit of value of all your material possessions. I made a lot of money selling properties, early in the year. So, I would rather not depreciate this brand new Model 3 right now, at...
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    The savings from daily driving a Cheapo car vs new Model 3 devaluation

    I actually used Carvana when I sold my last Model 3. Made a profit. It was very easy. The only drawback is dealing with the 22 year old staff. You kind of feel like they're going to mess something up. But I wouldn't object to selling to them again.
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    The savings from daily driving a Cheapo car vs new Model 3 devaluation

    I'm gonna give Tesla a call, about a trade in - see where they stand on this. I'll be back with info.
  6. RonKorakas

    The savings from daily driving a Cheapo car vs new Model 3 devaluation

    Well, that is, of course, your opinion. I have owned 29 cars in my lifetime. I have owned 11 BMWs, 9 of which were pretty old (older than 15 years at the time). Only 2 needed major repairs. I don't subscribe to the whole "BMWs naturally and automatically are in needs of repairs, will need big...
  7. RonKorakas

    The savings from daily driving a Cheapo car vs new Model 3 devaluation

    No, not just the cost of fuel. I think you missed the first part of this post. The overall question is: What would you do - buy a 2nd, cheap car for $3000 and not care about the mileage (while also owning the Tesla) - or DRIVE your Tesla for 3000 miles, and letting it depreciate in value...
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    The savings from daily driving a Cheapo car vs new Model 3 devaluation

    Well, not to dismiss your comment - but the overall question for this post is sort "considering the car doesn't have any repairs." The lold post was exactly about whether having a car with repairs was worth against a brand new car. But on this post, the hypothetical is about getting a cheapo...
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    The savings from daily driving a Cheapo car vs new Model 3 devaluation

    I was exaggerating. But I just checked insurance on my last 2004 e46, it was $30/mo.
  10. RonKorakas

    The savings from daily driving a Cheapo car vs new Model 3 devaluation

    Ok, some posts are starting to take a rude and disrespectful turn. I would say if you don't see something valuable to get from this conversation, you are not required to engage. There's a point to this post. But I will try to answer a bit of what I read so far: 1. I'm a finance/investor at...
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    The savings from daily driving a Cheapo car vs new Model 3 devaluation

    Definitely. You're right. I guess I'm looking too much into the immediate future, how much mileage would impact it. Which doesn't make much sense since I 'm not planning on selling the car any time soon, or at all. A 5000 mile Model S, 2012 with a 40kwh battery has low mileage, but who wants...
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    The savings from daily driving a Cheapo car vs new Model 3 devaluation

    Well, as I was saying, if they go by the "1 dollar/mile", my "brand new" Model 3 will be worth $7000.00 just from this alone, before the first year of ownership is up - at least. I'm not "unwilling to drive it". As I explained, this is a situation where if my kid's bus route was 1/2 mile...
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    The savings from daily driving a Cheapo car vs new Model 3 devaluation

    It doesn't really matter what kind of old car. Even if it's a BMW, like the other post, I am not going to spend anything on upgrades or big maintenance. I literally would only spend enough to have it run without leaving me on the freeway (like if the ac doesn't work, or if the radio doesn't...
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    The savings from daily driving a Cheapo car vs new Model 3 devaluation

    So, I guess this is PART 2 of the other popular thread I wrote about 6 months ago. Link here: The savings from giving up your Tesla... In this new predicament, I wanted to weigh out what would be better: Daily driving my Brand New Tesla Model 3 OR buying a Cheapo old car for this specific...
  15. RonKorakas

    Any tips on cleaning the gray interior liner?

    I just got my Model 3 back from the shop, and there was black residue of some sort on the liner. It looked like electrical tape residue. I didn't know what it was, so I stupidly tried to clean it with a towel, and I got most of it off. But there's still some light spots and I'm afraid to use...

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