I put down my M3 deposit online the day after the reveal. Who knows when I'll get my M3 but I'm going with sometime mid-2018. I'd like an interim EV to hold me over. Initially I looked at the BMW i3. It's an ugly little car but no worse than any of the other non-Tesla EVs. I can get a 24 month lease now for a total cost of ~$11,000 (downpayment + all monthly payments). But then I started thinking about buying a base Model S60 - only upgrade would be the pano roof. All in this would come to $70,500 - $7,500 tax credit = $63,000. Now here's the question. Of course no one knows what the MS resale value will be in two years, but would it be reasonable to get ~$50,000 for this car? Assume low mileage (15k) and I keep it in great condition. If so, then my total cost of ownership for the MS would be $13,000 over two years - only a little more than the stubby i3. I'm also thinking MS resale values will be helped when the Tesla federal tax credit expires. Am I being way to optimistic expecting $50k for a $63k two-year-old Model S? Would love everyone's feedback. And yes, I know I'm being wasteful. I know I should just hang on to my ICE for another two years. But YOLO and all that.