We ordered our Model S last Friday and it is an inventory car coming from the Northeast. (60 kWh, White, Panoramic Roof, Tan Leather, Supercharger, Dual Chargers, Tech w/Autopilot) Our plan is to lease the vehicle. Since it is an inventory car it had a discount of $11,800 plus the $1,000 referral discount. By the time the lease is over we will have paid $31,110 excluding tax (an additional $2,177 for tax). If we buy the car outright we will be at $63,170 after the tax credit excluding tax (an additional $4,947 for tax). The residual buyout on the lease is $48,400 (15k miles). It seems that I would come out quite a bit further ahead if I purchased the vehicle instead of leasing it. What have you seen? If we financed I we could keep the payments close to the lease on an 84 month note and the balance of the loan would still be $9k-$11k less than the residual value of the lease in 3 years.