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2021 Tesla Model Y (Lease Transfer)

I would say you can argue there is some benefit on a car you can buy at the end. But with tesla, you are literally paying a high down payment for the opportunity to rent the car from them. That 10k doesn’t give you any equity. But the sellers probably realizes that. He’s just at the wrong place to try to pawn it off on someone.

Sometimes Tesla lets you buy at end of lease but they withhold the authority to take the car back, so as of now I don't know if this car will be buyable at the end. Either way, if you're looking for equity, leasing is probably not the move for you. Better to buy.
 
Tesla does not offer buys; it’s only lease return

Just think about it logically: There's no downside for them to also reserve the right to offer a buyout when the lease expires (or even sooner). If their business model changes and they want to start offering lease buyouts, they can make that policy change overnight with absolutely zero downside. They also withhold the right to do it on a case-by-case, car-by-car basis. It ultimately just gives them more options financially.
 
The people on Leasetrader with $1K per month payments are also asking for down-payments, and they are often above $5K. Easy math: 20+ months of $480/month with $10K down VS $1K/month with $5K down. What's the better deal?
This is the exact reason why we are telling you to go to lease hacker. There are stupid leases on there. Just saying, you’re not gonna get anywhere on here. But good luck to you bumping it everyday.
 

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