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Advice to Help Me Get A Tesla

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by M67v, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. M67v

    M67v #1 Model S fan

    Sep 2, 2014
    Reading, PA
    #1 M67v, Mar 5, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2016
    It's no secret that (especially to those who know me personally) that I desperately want a Tesla. I don't care if it's new, or pre-owned; or if it has Autopilot or not or anything like that. Actually, if I had to get a Tesla Model S or X, it has to have a 70 kwh battery or better and it needs to have at least the Tech package or better. Also, while I don't necessarily mind the Carbon Fiber Decor, I can certainly do without it.
    Anyways, it's pretty obvious why anyone would want a Tesla, but what I want is advice or tips on how to make a lot of money fast, because nobody is going to flat out hand over a $50,000+ car. I joined TMC because I'm a Tesla fan, but actually owning one of these cars and being part of the community would mean the world to me.
  2. Jonathan Scott

    Feb 17, 2016
    Medford, NJ
    For me, it's travel, I travel a good bit for work (engineer for the navy). A lot of times I travel because I volunteer to, not need to... Anyway, I live simply when on travel and pocket the per diem and the money I receive for driving my own car (52 cents a mile). I keep that in an account and it makes part of the payment on the tesla, bringing the monthly expense down to the cost of a regular ICE car
  3. eclipxe

    eclipxe Member

    Aug 31, 2015

    Learn to develop software
  4. hdgmedic

    hdgmedic Member

    Sep 29, 2015
    For most people, $50,000 doesn't just show up quickly. Unless, you A) are already rich or B) begin a life of crime.
    So, it looks like you may have to do it like everyone else. Set a goal for how much money you need. Work a job (or more than one job) and save/invest the money. Budget appropriately. Set your expectations in life to a reasonable level. When you reach your goal, reward yourself with your hard earned money. This is how life is supposed to work.
  5. xG35

    xG35 Member

    Feb 8, 2016
    Over the course of many years, here are something i learnt to enjoy luxury items...

    #1 Money to make more money
    #2 Appreciating asset cash, depreciating asset lease

    In plain english..

    #1 Have fun with your cashflow but allow your cash to grow. Maintain a steady of saving and spending money.
    #2 You can afford a 50K car. When you have 50K cash/investment and your cashflow allows you to make the payment.
    #3 Discipline, the idea of paying cash for a car seems proud and honourable. But cash is king on a rainy day... so never let that go.

    Thats why, rich people all have debts... you are playing with the asset:debt ratio just like a corporation...
  6. Skotty

    Skotty 2014 S P85 | 2020 3 P19"

    Jun 27, 2013
    Kansas City, MO
    From the time I decided I really wanted to get a Tesla until the time it finally happened (or will happen, in about 2 weeks) was about 3 years (and I already had a career in place when I started). If you are not already wealthy, it is not going to happen fast. Just keep working at it. Save money, build your career, and build on your credit history. More Tesla options will open up as time goes by (used cars, new cheaper models, etc).

    Good luck!
  7. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

    Jun 24, 2014
    Santa Cruz Mountains, USA
    I hear the hookers on the corner of Hollywood and Vine make a good living.:cool:
  8. Pinot.Noir

    Pinot.Noir Member

    Feb 28, 2014
    Livermore, CA
    Buying a home and paying off the mortgage is far more important than any car. If you don't think that way, you are short changing your own future. I love the Tesla, but no way I'd consider this sort of purchase if I still had a mortgage. Just my 2 cents.
  9. Pruitt

    Pruitt Pontificating the obvious

    Jun 27, 2014
    Merchantville NJ
    My simple advice - get a job and save your money. When you've saved enough, then buy the Tesla.

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