I am considering the purchase of a Roadster (base model). Given that there is no cost savings when buying a showroom model, I prefer to order a car so that I only pay for options I consider truly worthwhile. This is my impression so far based on comments here and from my own research. Exterior Paint armor/Solar guard windshield. I suppose I would select these options. Even though Consumer Reports mentions that these protection options may not be valuable in general, I can not find information to suggest that this protection is a waste of $ for this particular car, and I do want the car to last. Hardtop: It seems like those who have a soft top only are happy and find there to be no rain, noise, stability etc. issues. I could always buy the hardtop later, but would buy it now only if it were being discontinued as to keep options open. Clear Coat Carbon filer body Accents: $8,000... too much money and it is my impression that changes can be made aftermarket if desired for less $. Personal choice. Interior Premium Leather: Would probably get this for $1,800, but do not find the executive leather to be that much nicer for $7,800. I would also not select the upgrade with carbon fiber for $11,700 as it appears that I can get aftermarked upgrades as needed for less, such as the door sills from CarbonOne (as shown in another thread). Infotainment: I would get this. I looked into alternatives such as aftermarket, but the feedback here is that you want a dash with a double DIN. I then read that you can order a car with a double DIN dash without the infotainment upgrade, but that aftermarket installation can void the warranty.. so sounds just better to get this. Performance/Wheels: Yes on the adjustable suspension (as advised on another thread), and no on the forged wheels because I can get that later if I want, and if I get it later, I get to keep the original wheels whereas if I order the car with the forged, I only get the forged (no credit for not getting the original). No for the performance tires as the stock will last longer and allow very adequate performance. Service: I can find very little information about the extended service agreement. In general, I do not get these (except Apple Care haha). I read in one thread that it is a good idea because labor cost for Tesla is really really high.... however, these cars are not supposed to require much in the way of service... hmmm. On the Battery Replacement agreement, I would like to avoid paying $12,000 more up front, and anticipate batteries will improve and decrease in cost over the next 7+ years. Tesla highly recommends this option, but of course, Tesla is not an unbiased advisor. I am inclined to not select this option. Perhaps those of you who ordered your cars had to consider these issues also.