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100D Model X now or wait 2 + years for Tesla Truck?

Discussion in 'Pickup Truck' started by jimbo69ny, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. jimbo69ny

    jimbo69ny Member

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    Hey guys,

    I have a deposit on a 100D MX right now. Delivery should happen in 2-3 weeks. With the new raven models, better efficiency and amazing price drops I was tempted and jumped. $88k for a white, base wheels, black interior and no FSD. Ordering process was sooo easy. Everything is standard now! Only choices are color, wheels, interior, seats and FSD.

    I was going to hold out for a Tesla Truck. I really would love to get back into a truck but I just cant wait 2 years. Ive been driving my reliable 2014 Toyota Rav4 EV since I bought it new. Its the longest Ive ever owned a vehicle. Nothing existed that I wanted more (that could afford). But I just sold it and need a new car. My family needs a lot of space so we cant go smaller.

    Im in a good situation financially so I decided to splurge and go for the X. Its a big leap for me. $1000 a month is more than double I have ever spent on a car. I'm definitely not rich so this is a big deal.

    The hints that Elon has dropped suggest that the Truck could be cheaper. Do I buy a used Rav4 EV for cheap, drive it for 2 years then buy a Truck or love the X I just bought?
     
  2. jimbo69ny

    jimbo69ny Member

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    Rav4 EVs are a pretty hot commodity so I am confident that I could flip another one. Im leaning towards the X though.
     
  3. mongo

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    Hard to say since you need to get a car anyway. Have you looked into the used Xs? Maybe it's 2 years, maybe it's longer.
    I'm keeping my 2002 truck going until the pickup is ready. At least that's the plan.

    If I may ask, why did you sell the 2014 RavEV if you are still considering replacing it with the same model?
     
  4. jimbo69ny

    jimbo69ny Member

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    Because I received a great price on it and I know I could replace it if I needed to.

    I have looked for used X's. Ive been looking every day.
     
  5. Zaxxon

    Zaxxon Supporting Member

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    This may not be helpful, but I got a Raven X in June. It's awesome.
     
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  6. Bet TSLA

    Bet TSLA Active Member

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    The only mistake you can make in getting a Tesla is putting it off. Just get one now and figure out the truck when it's actually available. You won't regret it.
     
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  7. qdeathstar

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    you can sell the x just as easily as the rav.... get the x!
     
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  8. mongo

    mongo Well-Known Member

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    But 2 year depreciation could be painful.
     
  9. qdeathstar

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    So could not driving a tesla for two years.... Tesla’s are much less likely to get into accidents, and when they do crash, they are safer.
     
  10. jimbo69ny

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    Of course we never know what the future holds but the used 2016-2017 that I am seeing are being advertised at only a $15,000 discount. And those are for cars that do not have the full self driving option and many of them don’t have all the features that are now standard. I think the 2019+ will be the most coveted version. And with the current promotion I get free unlimited supercharging which I am super excited about!
     
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  11. Krash

    Krash Data Technician

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    If you go used, get a late 2016 AP2 w transferable free unlimited supercharging from a private seller.

    My S was my first new car. I just couldn't find a similar used one that depreciated enough.
     
  12. Don TLR

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    The wait would kill me, get the X now and then the Truck after a few price drops..
     
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  13. gavine

    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    In 2-years, if Full Self Driving is working, the Model X that you buy today could potentially be worth more than you paid for it. I emphasize "potentially".
     
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  14. woodisgood

    woodisgood It's walnut, beech

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    Holding out for an ideal Tesla that is 2-3 years out is miserable when you can still be driving one in the meantime.

    If I were planning on swapping to the truck in a few years I'd get into a used X instead of going whole hog on a new Raven.
     
  15. jimbo69ny

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    I ordered a MX 100D. Should be here in 2 weeks. Its a HUGE payment for me. Most expensive car Ive ever owned. Its a stretch. But I think I can do it and if I cant Ill trade it in on a truck in a couple years because they are supposedly going to be cheaper.
     
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  16. Bet TSLA

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    Congratulations! Enjoy! Let us know how you like it.
     
  17. gavine

    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    I’m confident that you will love it and feel like it’s worth every penny.
     
  18. ZoomsansVroom

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    Get the X. Keep it until you're ready to replace it, then the pick up will have been out for awhile, and had the kinks worked out.
     

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