Of course past gains are no indication of future results...I know, I know.... Anyway, this is a fun question (in my mind). What's the better choice? Part of me is wondering if I should NOT choose the LR model and just buy stock instead, then use the (hopefully) proceeds to buy a better 2nd gen Model 3! Weigh in your opinion on the future of Tesla stock vs buying the $9K long range upgrade. Choice 1: Buy Long range model for $44K Sell vehicle in 10 years Assume standard 12K/yr to make things easy Choice 2: Buy Base model for $35K Buy $9K worth of TSLA Sell both in 5 years Buy new comparably equipped gen Model 3 (with NO $7,500 Federal Tax credit!) Sell vehicle in 5 years Assume standard 12K/yr to make things easy Which of these 2 options has least total cost of ownership after 10 years? Obviously the TSLA has more "upside", but what's YOUR guess? PS - Please avoid the standard derogatory comments about how cars aren't investments, etc.