1. We owned a Model S P85 for 5 years, now a Model X. Our range on the S was 225 without "range charging" fully. We charged it only every other night, put 15,000 miles a year on it driving kids around town. It was more than enough. Mother in Law used this knowledge to snag a sweet S60, it's been more than enough. Range degredation really is 1%/year. AC, speeding and Cold weather degredation you can search here. We live in Oregon. 2. We'll use the X for snow and distance travel. If you have a 2 car family, my guess is you'd keep the SUV for now if you are making your first plunge into Tesla. 3. We have 3 boys, oldest will be starting to drive in February. We are doing numbers on cars and of course, that means economy. So cloth seats, standard everything OR you have to buy older/in worse shape/more repairs. We'll share this car between Dad for work and kids evening weekends so we will be splitting the cost (he takes public transport to school). He is having to do numbers on cost per use between owning, Uber and use of this Tesla. The numbers are interesting, do them yourself. 4. AWD may be out of the tax credit. See 2. 5. Compare the bare bones T3 with a 320i stock...just go do it. 6. Oregon just added a 2500 rebate for EVs. So that's a 25k car. 7. I did math and posted here my real world savings on gas and maintenance on our S. It was better than how it was calculated on the Tesla website. I expect 5k in savings. So a 20k car. 8. Black is my favorite color car. But you could also just wrap it. I'm sure many will want to go for the luxury to compare to a nicely equipped Bimmer/Audi. So the 5k PUP, 1.5k wheels, 1k paint and 5.1 performance would put them into 50k range on those too. I personally think bang for the buck...the base model will be unfreakingbelievable. And Dad wants AP, but that's my cost.