You should’ve sold your 2019 M3LR back in June when the market was hot and “locked in” the higher price. Of course a used car will continue to depreciate as time goes on, can’t blame Tesla (or anyone) for paying market value for a car.I placed an order for a 2022 M3P FSD on June 23, 2022, based on an offer from Tesla to trade in my 2019 M3 LR AWD FSD. Just before I was to take delivery in late August, Tesla repriced my trade in over 25% lower, citing "market conditions." That is right -- 25% lower in less than 2 months. I had to cancel the deal, as there was no negotiating with Tesla. The sales associate said that Tesla "does not make money" on reselling Teslas (BS - as a stock holder I would want them to make money on trades). Even worse, the fact is, their web site was still listing similar 2019 used configurations for the same price that triggered me to start the deal back in June. Plus, the FSD option should have further increased the value of the trade as the FSD price increase occurred in that timeframe.
Similarly, in early July, we started the same deal with my wife's 2020 MY LR FSD trading it for a 2022 MYP FSD. Same deal. The trade in offer plummeted and we canceled that one too.
Needless to say, I was quite disillusioned with the whole process. It started with so much excitement & anticipation and ended with disdain.
I got a very lucrative offer from Carvana for my BMW i3 in May 2022 and sold it to them immediately, then placed an order for a Tesla the very next day. While waiting for the Tesla, I bought a used car from Craigslist ($1,500) to get around until the Tesla was delivered. Ended up selling that used car for more than what I bought it for and made a profit including what I spent on gas, maintenance, registration, etc.