I would personally go for P90D or P100D but if performance isnt as big of an issue a 2018 75D is also an option for around 50ish. To be honest you really should go drive some and see what you like. A 90D and 100D are pretty quick if you dont want to pay the premium price for the performance variant. There are lots of options in your price range. Consider how much range and if you need/want AP or Sentry mode.
This is the biggest lie out there about the low cost of maintenance with Tesla. You are not going to save anything unless you are lucky to never have an accident/fender bender etc. or you somehow get a perfect car. All those fuel savings will be wiped out in one shot. I can't say about current quality, but you can read here about frequent repairs related to center display screen ($1200?), MCU, suspension repairs, AC repair etc. My point is just don't consider maintenance savings as a major buying factor.For real world driving, the non-performance models are still faster than most other vehicles on the road and have faster acceleration than you can use during driving.
When considering your budget for a Tesla, purchasing a new or used Tesla, you should see long-term cost savings from reduced maintenance and fueling costs. Purchasing Tesla (or any EV) likely will cost more upfront - with annual cost savings during ownership.
I should have been more specific but what I meant by accident is indirect cost related to getting stuck in body shop (rental car, spare vehicle). All these means you are spending even more. Yes if you are covered under warranty it's great but once you are out of warranty all those fuel savings will be gone. Either way I don't you will be saving just because it's an EV. Like you said if you are buying to save money there are lots of other great options EV or non-EV.Maintenance cost is not the same as accident cost. Most of the other items are covered under the 4 yr, 50k mile offered if you buy used from Tesla.
That said, one should not being buying a Tesla to save money. For that, get a used Volt, Bolt, or Pruis.
The best car to have is the one you have already. Depreciation, Insurance and Loss of Use of Money (No-one ever talks about the latter, imagine your car payment went instead to max out your 401K or IRA, and compound that at 6% for 20 years!) make car ownership a great destroyer of personal wealth.
Want to drive the latest and greatest? Rent on Turo. You can do that for up to 60 days a year, and break even with the cost of buying a new MS Raven.