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New Owners: What was your last car? How much more was the MS than that car?

JanetM

Member
Sep 7, 2015
44
41
TX (Austin area)
2010 Honda Pilot touring ed, (which I hated, and I swear was trying to kill us) ~40K
replaced by
2015 70D

Never, ever thought I'd buy a car this expensive, but all it took was one test drive, just for fun :p
 

ndhaon91

Member
Oct 5, 2015
106
56
Denver, CO
2010 Honda Pilot touring ed, (which I hated, and I swear was trying to kill us) ~40K
replaced by
2015 70D

Never, ever thought I'd buy a car this expensive, but all it took was one test drive, just for fun :p

Ditto. Current car is a Sonata Turbo which I bought new for $27.5k about 4 years ago. Never in a million years would I have considered spending $90k on a car prior to becoming infatuated with the MS. In fact, I can still look around at a variety of $60-70, ICE vehicles and think, "I would never spend that much for that car." It's amazing how powerful the combination of style, comfort, cutting edge technology, performance, and escaping the oil/pollution component of the Model S can be. Well, the massive tax breaks and the fact that I won't even pay to charge the vehicle (my office is next door to a supercharger) doesn't hurt either.
 

nanimac

Aloha!
Nov 27, 2012
2,428
570
Oahu
2009 Audi Q5 - my first tesla (2013), the rare 40, was only around $7K more (after tax rebate).
2015 Tesla 70D - $20K more than my 2013 MS 40
 

Shawn Snider

Member
Jul 30, 2014
243
63
BC, Canada
Retired it a few years ago, but my last car was a used Buick (not sure of the model sorry, 4 door, square thing....) I bought for $1,500 CDN.
So... When I get my S in Spring of next year, it will look like this;

Buick Sedan?(4dr) 1995 - $1,500 CDN (Used)
Tesla P90DL 2016 - ~$165k CDN (New)

Difference of only $163,500 CDN!
Oh **** yeah bud!
 

green1

Active Member
Mar 25, 2014
4,548
1,121
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Retired it a few years ago, but my last car was a used Buick (not sure of the model sorry, 4 door, square thing....) I bought for $1,500 CDN.
So... When I get my S in Spring of next year, it will look like this;

Buick Sedan?(4dr) 1995 - $1,500 CDN (Used)
Tesla P90DL 2016 - ~$165k CDN (New)

Difference of only $163,500 CDN!
Oh **** yeah bud!
Wow, and I thought I had the record going from $14000 to $105000!

That's one heck of a jump!
 

travwill

Active Member
May 1, 2015
1,422
605
Marble Falls, TX
Wow, and I thought I had the record going from $14000 to $105000!

That's one heck of a jump!

I had an old 2001 Lexus RX 300, worth about $9000 I'd say. Jumped to the 70D, 92K price with 9K sales/reg taxes making it 100K ish all in. so about a $91K increase ;-)
Definitely a big step.
 

Drucifer

Active Member
Nov 30, 2014
1,115
262
Charlotte, NC
1999 Saab 9-3 Convertible - purchased 1999: $39k
2013 Chevy Volt (loaded - all options) - leased 2012: $42k ($378/mo)
2013 CPO Tesla Model S P85 - purchased 2015: $68.3k

Tesla seemed crazy expensive at the time, but nothing compared to the rest of this thread. $25k increase overall.
 

rjb1101

Member
Aug 26, 2015
10
0
Los Angeles, CA
2007 Hyundai Tiburon Fully Loaded - $23k

2000 Toyota Camry V4 - $3k

2000 Toyota Camry V6 - $2.5k

2015 (December Delivery) 70D - $83.5k
Difference - $81k

I kept trying to get cheaper and cheaper cars to save my money. Took a MS test drive for fun and became addicted. My wife had to beg me to spend that much on a car because she was tired of driving around in beater cars.
 

wdolson

Supporting Member
Jul 24, 2015
7,534
10,071
Clark Co, WA
Retired it a few years ago, but my last car was a used Buick (not sure of the model sorry, 4 door, square thing....) I bought for $1,500 CDN.
So... When I get my S in Spring of next year, it will look like this;

Buick Sedan?(4dr) 1995 - $1,500 CDN (Used)
Tesla P90DL 2016 - ~$165k CDN (New)

Difference of only $163,500 CDN!
Oh **** yeah bud!

In 1995 Buick had three "full size" sedans:

LeSabre - The smallest and the same chassis used for the large cars from Chevy and Pontiac, front wheel drive V-6
Park Avenue - Stretched LeSabre, more luxurious
Roadmaster - V-8 rear wheel drive car that looked like a police car.

In this exercise I'm a little unclear on the criteria. Do you use what you paid for your car or what the car is worth when you upgrade to a Model S? I haven't ordered my Model S yet, but my car is worth 1/10 what I originally paid for it.
 

Skotty

2014 S P85 | 2020 3 P19"
Jun 27, 2013
2,438
1,753
Kansas City, MO
My last car was a (is a) 2012 Chevy Volt. Currently in the process of moving to a Model S (CPO). Volt was originally about $40K, which itself was by far the most expensive car I had ever bought at the time. My Tesla budget is around $65K to $70K. So probably about +25K. Never thought I would spend over $40K on a car, but with Tesla, it's different.
 

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