Gahhh... Decisions decisions. My original 2011 Nissan Leaf (very early purchase and first day reservation... on the last boat out of Japan before Fukashima) has gone done to 8 battery capacity bars. And of course it's 2 months past the 60 month warranty. Nissan has agreed to pay $4,000 of the battery replacement cost so for $2,000 I'll have a "brand new" 60,000 mile Leaf. Of course all the online estimates for trade in for the Leaf is around $4,000 so for half the cars value I'll have a brand new battery. I'm planning on bringing the car to carmax and tesla to get some more accurate trade in values this weekend. So my options are: Repair the battery. $2,000 and get the Model 3 whenever it comes out. I'm planning on maxing out the Model 3 (At least battery wise). That'll probably cost around $50k? Who knows for sure. PRO - I'll have a "new" Leaf again for cheap. I love the car except I can't do long trips. CON - I'll be paying half the cars value and throwing money towards a car that is rapidly losing value. Granted I'll probably be able to get more for the car in the private market with the new battery. Don't repair the car. Pocket the $2,000 and wait until Model 3 comes out. PRO - Won't throw money away at a depreciating asset. CON - Car will depreciate even more and maybe won't even last until whenever the Model 3 comes out. It'll have to last and get me to work at least another year. It's on the verge of being close now... this is assuming it won't lose much more range. Trade the Leaf in. Buy a CPO P85 or 85. Don't buy the Model 3. PRO - The P85 is my dream car. Basically I'll be buying my dream car from 3 years ago. Consumer Reports best car ever. CON - It's still expensive and I haven't saved up money to buy the next car yet. Also, I'm sure I'll have tech envy with the model 3. I'm more interesting in AP from a tech standpoint. I still want to DRIVE my car. Actually knowing me I KNOW I'll have tech envy with the Model 3. Trade the Leaf in. Buy a CPO P85 or 85. And trade it in to buy the Model 3. PRO - Best of both worlds. CON - Probably the most expensive. If I don't pick out the right CPO Model S I could lose a lot of money by trading it in again. The prudent and frugal side of me is leaning towards option 1. The other part of me is leaning towards option 3 or 4... but I'll have too see if I can avoid the new tech envy. That's going to be hard for me. But it's apparently going to be a constant problem to have when owning a Tesla so only buying CPOs might be a way to solve that problem.