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Envy and justification to own a model X

I haven't received a model X and already getting criticism by friends and family. I typically give the following reasons

1) yes I can get a cheaper ICE
2) I have finances to buy
3) it is a safer car to drive
4) I don't question your purchases and wants
5) I enjoy driving the car
6) gas vs charging
7) environment

Anymore I can pile on...
 
funny we were dealing with the same scenario. my wife is a very conservative and not flashy person (i.e. drives a prius) and had a long standing rule that we will never get a car over $50k.

we were planning to get the long range model 3 but that was pushing almost $60k

our friends and cpa suggested that we get the X through our business because of the many deductions the X receives (i.e. sect 179, and 100% depreciation plus all fed/state credits, no gas, and safety etc...).

so it made sense for us to get the X and justify it.

we just placed our order and our delivery date is June. I'm so stoked!
 
I am picking up an X later in March

Here's my response

1. I want an EV (have solar and trying to be more responsible )
2. I want the diamond lane sticker ( Bay area commute )
3. I need over 200 miles range ( can't understand why anyone is still making cars with less )
4. I want a good enough level of autonomous function to alleviate the stress of commuter traffic ( adaptive cruise +)
5. I want a tow hitch ( trailer, ATV etc)
6. I want to put my aged bulldog into a flat trunk ( ease of loading )

If there is another car then I ask them to enlighten me (had a Panamera Turismo on order and cancelled it as it didn't meet the spec) because honestly I have resisted Tesla (worried on build quality and bay stigma) till now but nobody is stepping up and meeting this...

Thats what I pose back and they shut up surprisingly :-0

Their last stupid comments are then

1. Well its ugly
2. Its overpriced
3. The material quality and feel isn't like your german cars
 
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Typically, premium cars come with premium service and run on premium gas. There is a considerable after sale cost of ownership. But buying, say a model X, you get a premium car with minimal service and runs on the cheapest of fuel. Even further cost savings with free supercharging. That's my justification anyway....
 
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