okay i have been struggling with this for a few weeks now, thought i might be able to get some opinions thrown in there. i am looking for a commuter car, ~80 mi round trip i make about 14 times per month. the roads aren't the best on that drive, so instead of driving my lowered 911 which is my fun car, i commute with an old beater 2003 accord with 170K miles that i inherited from a family member. i have house with solar, and have extra energy to spare. my wife is saying that old accord isn't safe and wants me to buy something newer. so hence the desire for a newer commuter car and the venture into tesla. i have a model 3 reservation ready to configure. got the email 4/18. i also have been looking a both new and used S's. in general cost is not a huge issue i can afford any of the cars without problem but i don't like to waste money unnecessarily, because that's just stupid. i test drove both new and old model S's. i sat in the model 3 (not driven) and have seen tons on the road. the S's were nice to drive but heavy. acceleration was ok, not that impressed...my 911 compares pretty well to the ones i have been trying. not sure how well the m3 drives. the m3 felt small and cramped. hard time getting used to the spartan interior. i have been looking at old 13,14,15 MY S's, but nothing has made me fall in love. it seems if i can buy a new MS 75D for $72.5K (80K-7.5K credit) why should i pay $50-55K for a 4-5 year old car with 45K miles on the odometer? for the 13s, they bottom out around 43K, which only around 40% depreciation (compared to current new) for a 5 year old car. that's not much for that old a car. as far as the M3, it seems the most practical. It's only $42.5K (50K-7.5K credit) but i am a buttons and gauges kind of guy and while tesla is already a departure from that, the M3 is taking it to the extreme. So after researching, i have been leaning towards buying a new S and refunding the deposit on the 3. it just seems like a better car to me. i'm not looking for sporty, i already have my sports car for that. i want something comfortable and luxurious for my commute and could hold my family (2 little kids) as well. i don't like that it's smaller, holds less, and there will be a billion of them on the road in 1-2 years (not that there are not already a billion S's) i see people trading in their old MS's for M3's, and i want to keep asking why. i must be missing something. but the practical side in me keeps saying why are you throwing away $30K when you could just buy a M3 which is so much cheaper and will do exactly the same damned thing. seriously, a first world problem, for which i will probably be reamed but whatever. just curious what tesla owners' thoughts were on this particular matter. tell me why i'm wrong and should just buy a 3. tell me i'm right and the S is the way to go. tell me to go buy a 15K kia for the commute. i can take it.