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Has anyone sold their leases Model 3 to a dealer?


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May 4, 2021
I am currently leasing a 2019 Model 3. After doing some math, I have determined that I’m in a decent position to sell the car and purchase one instead, given the residual value and value of the car.

I know it says in Tesla’s leasing FAQ page that buyouts are not a thing unless a dealer is buying the car.

So my question is…has anyone sold their leased Model 3 to a dealership successfully?


Jun 14, 2016
New England
I realize used car values are high right now due to chip shortage and some other factors but I'm surprised your "math" shows that it is still worthwhile to try to sell at this point. There will be dealers willing to buy but between remaining payments, residual, sales tax, etc. I would think you'd take a notable loss.

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