I am different than many of the people who have posted here. I have the money up front to purchase with no problem. Here is my dilemma Let’s start with the assumption that I can easily afford to buy the car outright. I am expecting delivery of my car in December of 2016 Paying cash: 1) If I buy it outright I get a $7,500 dollar tax break 2) I have no restrictions on mileage 3) I can always sell it back to the dealer after 3 years 4) This car has unlimited free use of the Tesla supercharger. Which means theoretically and especially on any trips out of The Villages it will cost nothing to charge. When at home I can charge it there. All new cars purchased after Dec 31 will have a restriction on free use. Roughly only 1,000 miles. Then they must pay. 5) The sales tax here is going up 1% as of Jan 2017. So, my lease payments will be increased at that time. But not if I purchase Taking a lease for 12,00 miles a year: 1) Since I am planning on buy a new car in three years people tell me that a lease is better 2) Battery technology is improving very fast so a new car in 3 years might be a significant difference a) however, i can always sell it after three years. Since Tesla is no longer going to offer unlimited supercharging for free it might be a good selling point. 3) Easier to get rid of the car after three years because it is theirs.