As Bamashrink, I find that I'm looking at Roadsters these days. Waiting for Model X, even if I'm in line for an early one... I need to get my personal electric revolution started earlier. And for some reason, Leaf or Prius or what have you just doesn't really interest me. So I'm pondering the question - how do I own and drive a Roadster for about a year and a half (my estimate for when Model X starts shipping - I'm Sig #184), for as little as possible, while I wait for X? I figure I'll add about 7-10k miles to the odometer during that time (I don't drive very many miles, though I'm sure to find a few road trip excuses!), and complete all of the routine maintenance.- I've been able to test drive a Roadster; can you grow addicted to something in 15 or 20 minutes? Seems difficult. I figure one definite event during the Roadster experience is a day at the track for performance driving training; is that a reason to look at 2.0 or higher? I'm looking at both CPO and private sales; the extended service availability from the CPO and current lack of that in a private sale concerns me as far as resale value. Would a CPO purchase with extended service (probably not battery) pay for itself at resale time? So I'm looking for some advice or thoughts that people have: - if you're trying to minimize the absolute difference (percent difference isn't important) between price to buy today, and what the car could be resold for in about a year and a half (with an extra 10k miles on the odometer), is there a particular variant, model year, mileage, or anything else you'd aim for? - as a potential new Roadster owner, what should I be learning about a car I'm considering buying? Other info that might help - I live in Oregon, so except for drizzle for half the year, we don't see very extreme weather. Any snow will be light, and from what I've read and seen in videos, the Roadster will handle it much better than my current car. The Roadster would be my daily driver, and we might even end up selling the current car, leaving us as a single car household (groceries!). A seemingly random question - is there a Roadster VIN translation post somewhere? I'm wondering what options or other information I can extract from a full VIN. Any thoughts to help me along are appreciated.