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Price Difference between Roadster Sport 2.0 and 3.0

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by zylstra, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. zylstra

    zylstra Member

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    What is your experience with the difference in price - all else being equal - between a Roadster Sport 2.0 and a Roadster Sport 3.0?
     
  2. spaceballs

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    Not enough data yet on the 3.0 upgrade.. i.e. many people are still waiting for it (myself included.)
     
  3. shrink

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    The difference in price would probably be the $29,000 cost of the 3.0 upgrade.
     
  4. zylstra

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    Yeah, that makes sense; not sure why I even asked now.
     
  5. supersnoop

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    I would expect it to be lower than $29,000. There's no reason to pay full price for an upgraded car when you can buy a car and upgrade it yourself.
     
  6. wiztecy

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    If you search TMC, there was a Roadster Sport with the 3.0 pack for sale on Ebay about 1 month ago. You can then compare with an comparable sport and get your answer.
     
  7. shrink

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    Sure there is. Tesla isn't exactly churning out the 3.0 upgrades, so if someone needed or wanted the range of the 3.0 now, that buyer might be inclined to pay full price. People often pay a premium for hard to get items. I can't imagine the 3.0 upgrade depreciating much right now either.

    But yes, in time, I certainly agree with you. The price difference should be lower than $29,000.
     
  8. zylstra

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    I agree with shrink that the price difference will decrease over time, but there is a reason in addition to the rarity to pay more than full price for an upgraded car as well: your time it takes to upgrade the car.
     
  9. Habious

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    I don't think there's enough of a market (yet) to determine what the price premium would be on a 3.0.

    I agree with shrink...for $29K, you can get in line at Tesla, and get your 3.0 in 6 months...maybe. Or you could "buy mine today for $35K."

    Is it worth a multi-thousand-dollar premium for getting something "right now" compared to getting in line with the rest of us peons? That's between the buyer and the seller.

    But, it's certainly no unheard of. I mean, the freakin' PT Cruiser sold for up to $2K over list when it first came out, just because it was "cool, new, and hard-to-find".
     

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