Sometimes we have to understand the meaning behind what someone says....not the literal of it.
My Model 3 is an investment into my happiness.....its not depreciating at all.
Lol I totally understand it does sting to see car prices drop etc... I see it like this even if value sink, as long as I am not 4-5k upside down on a luxury vehicle by the time I decide to sell/trade it I still view it as okay. Why? Cause no one put a gun to my head to get a vehicle I really don't need... I don't need a Tesla...I can have a honda or toyota for half the price fully loaded...but the enjoyment factor the tesla gives me...allows me to say hey... here take my MFFFFing money haha. If I can break even at 36 month whether leasing or buying I am happy...if I buy and I am down 3-5k after I am still fine... I will adjust as depreciation starts building. Its a luxury and I know damn well its on me to pay it..its not a necessity nor is it an investment.
Currently I lease a vehicle 517 a month + 200 in gas per month + 100 insurance that's 817 a month. The AWD with AP I am looking at will be about 900 a month including insurance..electric costs..etc its more than I currently pay but I am getting a much more advanced vehicle..much faster and more enjoyable in every way....so why not. I am giving more money to Tesla rather than the 200 I spend on Gas with current car..and I much rather would do that.