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Price delta between least $ config you'd be happy w' and your $-no-object config?

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by anticitizen13.7, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. anticitizen13.7

    anticitizen13.7 Enemy of the Status Quo

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    I'm interested in seeing what is the base level of configuration people would be happy with, and what they would buy if they could afford anything.

    The least expensive configuration I would be satisfied with:
    Model S (Standard)
    Metallic paint, body color roof, 19" wheels, textile interior
    60 kWh battery
    Tech package
    Active air suspension
    Twin chargers
    Supercharging
    Sticker Price: $73,070 (w' Federal tax credit)

    The 208-mile EPA range is far more than I need. Even in the worse conditions, where range is 66% of normal, that's 137 miles, which is still about 2x a very bad driving day for me. 70 miles is the most driving I've had to do in 1 day in the past 12 months. I would buy the Supercharging and Twin chargers for future-proofing, but I would skip the HPWC for now, because I don't have the necessary amps at home to power it.

    If money were no object, I would buy:
    Model S (Standard)
    Metallic paint, body color roof, 21" wheels, textile interior <- I don't want leather interior, or a glass roof.
    85 kWh battery (Supercharging included)
    Tech Package
    Sound Studio
    Active air suspension
    Parcel shelf
    Twin chargers
    Sticker Price: $85,770 (w' Federal tax credit)

    The 21" wheels and Sound Studio would be cool to have, but I wouldn't lose any sleep if I didn't have them. My Honda Civic has a cheap 4-speaker setup, so the basic audio on the Model S is already a big upgrade, and I don't need storage space in the car for songs. I can stream music from my phone. The parcel shelf I don't really need either. Things I want to keep out of sight I'd put in the Frunk:cool:

    $12,700 difference for me between my "base" configuration, and "money-no-object" configuration. The "base" configuration is actually nearly within my affordable range. I just want a car that is a bit smaller than the Model S, because I don't want to have to demolish and re-build my garage. It is too tight for comfort for the Model S.
     
  2. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    Here I go using new pricing to easily get price:

    Base:
    40kWh
    White
    Textile Seats
    Tech Package
    Parcel Shelf

    $65,070 (no shipping, pre tax)

    What I got (I paid old pricing, this is new pricing):
    85kWh
    Pano Roof
    Green
    Textile Seats
    Tech Package
    Sound Upgrade
    Air Suspension
    Parcel Shelf

    $89,770 (no shipping, pre tax)

    What I would have gotten:
    85kWh Performance
    Pano Roof
    Green (would have been Pearl White before seeing my Green car in person)
    19" Rims (if $ was no object I would swap the tires the day I got the car)
    Black Leather
    Carbon Fiber dash
    Tech Package
    Sound Upgrade
    Air Suspension
    Parcel Shelf
    Dual Chargers
    HPWC

    $105,970 (no shipping, pre tax)

    So a delta of $40,090, and my actual configuration fits nicely in the middle.
     
  3. hans

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    That's an easy question. 0$
     
  4. montgom626

    montgom626 Active Member

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    Go with the 85KWH pack. Your mileage needs may change.
     
  5. nrcooled

    nrcooled P#8946 VIN 03225

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    The delta for me would be to get my exact car with the "performance" and multi-coat red box ticked.

    85kWh
    black exterior
    air suspension
    pano
    tan leather
    lacewood
    single charger
    19" wheels
    tech package
    sound studio

    add the performance/multi-coat red and I would have the perfect car...which is funny because I find that I don't use the performance of the car currently. I mainly just putz around in traffic not being able to use the instant acceleration :(

    Those two boxes would add ~$12,000 to my config though

    I got the 85kWh for the extra performance and not the range so going with the 60kWh wasn't an option for me
     
  6. anticitizen13.7

    anticitizen13.7 Enemy of the Status Quo

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    I hope I get to that point someday:smile:

    The 60 kWh pack already takes into account a possible increase in mileage needs. I could easily get by on a 40 kWh pack right now (I estimate the 40 kWh pack to be rated 140 EPA miles, and about 95 miles in worst-case scenarios).

    I currently average less than 10 miles/day, and the vast majority of things I need a car for: commuting and shopping, are within a very small radius of my house. Few or none of the friends and family I see on a regular basis are outside of a 25-mile radius from my home. The 60 kWh pack is already overkill, and big enough that I never have to think about range. Of course, the 85 kWh battery is nicer, and provides a bit of a performance boost in addition to the extra range, but I wouldn't lose sleep if I had the 60 kWh instead of the 85 kWh pack. The bottom line is that I will probably buy the largest battery I can afford. Right now, the 60 kWh pack is a bit closer to my affordability range than the 85 kWh pack.

    In all likelihood though, I will probably be a G3 Tesla customer. Competing demands on my financial resources means that although I could probably buy the $73k+ Model S (probably the real cost would be 85-86k after taxes and fees, and before the federal rebate), it would drain resources from everything else.

    One can always dream though:smile: If I unexpectedly received a big fortune, I could buy the Model S and build the new garage!
     
  7. stealthnhawk

    stealthnhawk Member

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    Here's my options:
    Option 1:
    40kWh
    Black
    Textile Seats
    Air Suspension
    Parcel Shelf
    $51,650 (old price, no shipping, after federal credit, pre tax)

    Option 2:
    60kWh
    Black
    Textile Seats
    Air Suspension
    Parcel Shelf
    Supercharge
    $63,650 (old price, no shipping, after federal credit, pre tax)

    Option 3:
    2013 Lexus IS 350
    Estimate price $45,000 (pre tax)

    argg.. I need to decide soon.. my finalize date will expire in a couple of weeks..
     
  8. Rodolfo Paiz

    Rodolfo Paiz P85 "Plug and Play"

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    I built my office onto my home, so I really, really don't drive a lot. My Roadster is 18 months old and is about to hit 3400 miles (though our minivan gets some of my mileage when I'm taking the kids somewhere). Still, I probably drive less than 7000 miles a year. I could get by with a 40 KWh Model S and the tech package. Thankfully, I've been blessed with great success at work so I actually bought a fully-loaded MSP, about a $50K difference between the two.
     

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