I just put a deposit down on a 2017 90D with sunroof, grey turbine wheels, premium upgrades, and autopilot. I'm excited! I'm a small business owner and have decided to lease for two reasons: I can write off 80% of my monthly payment, as well as other related expenses; and I will probably want to upgrade to the latest and greatest model in 3 years. However, I've never leased a car before so I have some questions: I've read that it's a good idea to pay the absolute minimum down on a lease. If that's the case, should I sell my old car privately rather than trading it in to Tesla? Does it matter? I saw somewhere that the money factor and APR for the Tesla lease have gone up after Q1, and the residual values have gone down. Is that true? If so, would I be better off getting a lease from another company? Any recommendations? My understanding is that the federal tax credit reduces the capitalized cost and the residual value of the vehicle. This reduces the monthly payments, but if I decide to buy at the end of the lease term would that $7,500 be added to the price? Any other tips you have on leasing would be appreciated. Thanks.