I know making a tesla purchase is probably a really bad financial decision for me but reading this forum and all the news and being in a tesla have really convinced me of getting this car. It is far superior to ALL cars I have been in. The most expensive car I have been in in terms of luxury was the Audi A8 and that is pretty nice. But the Model S outshines it in every way IMO. I am not looking for the best deal but am not willing to go with a S60. 208 miles in not enough and say 10 years down the road when you have 80% capacity left, you are looking at a dismal 166.4 miles. You probably wouldn't be able to make it from supercharging stations to supercharging stations. Now compare that to an S85, @ 80%, the EPA is still 212 miles which is still respectable and easy enough to get you from one supercharging station to the next. Here is what I research have told me: get an INVENTORY S70D car if available. If not, get an INVENTORY S85. If still not, then get a NEW S70D. Then finally get the CPO if all else fails. Here is my reasoning: Lets take this CPO model S as an example: 85 kWh Model S P07709 | Tesla Motors CPO S85 S85, 265miles when new. After 25K miles and 2 years, lets assume 5% battery degradation. This car is essentially 252 miles car @ $60,300 NEW S85 The closest NEW car to this would be the S85 with exact options. This comes out to be 89200 after doc and destination fees. Factor in State (CA) and federal tax credit, you are at $79,200 NEW S70D However, I think if I had the money for a new S85, I would rather get a 70D instead. The 70D would cost 84200 with the exact configuration. It also have 240 miles which is around 10 miles less than the CPO S85. Factor in State (CA) and federal tax credit, and you are at $74,200 Inventory S85 This one is tricky. I am not sure if they even exist now. I think we can safely check this off the list. Even if I don't I would estimate this to be a few thousand below the New S85. My guess would be $7000 below with similar configuration. This will be 82200. Factor in state and federal tax credit and you are at $72,200 Inventory S85D This one is also tricky. If there is one, my guess would be it's around $5000 off the price of a similarly configured S85D because it being higher demand so people will pick it up faster. The similarly configured S85D cost 94200 after destination and doc fees. Subtract the state and federal credit and you are at $84,200 Inventory S70D? I am not sure this one would exist yet, but if so it would be slightly less than the 70D. $70000? Looking at the prices and using the CPO S85 as baseline, if I got: CPO S85 - $60,300 NEW S70D - Price premium of: +$13,900 NEW S85 - Price premium of: +$18,900 Inventory S85 - Price premium of: +11,900 Inventory S85D - Price Premium of: +$23,900 Inventory S70D? - Price Premium of: +$9,700 As you can see if I can find an inventory S70D, I would be best off because I get a NEW car and AWD. The next best thing if I cannot find an Inventory S70D or S85 would be to get a NEW S70D and I would have to pay $13900 more. But I think that will be well worth the extras I am getting: AWD, new car, etc. What do you guys think?