Hi there Teslarati! I'm the owner of a 2018 LEAF S, but the Tesla Model 3 is what made me fall in love with EVs. I test drove a long-rage AWD model from Turo and was blown away by how spaceship quiet and fast it is, and I love its minimalist design and great looks (whilst still being understated). Since I wanted a used car as I rebuild my credit, I bought a used LEAF because it wasn't too expensive, and I was approved for a loan through Shift.com. My credit isn't great right now since I was formerly under-employed for a little too long, but I'm going on two years where I work now and things are improving. My credit score is around 605 so it's still pretty bad. Salary is good (3D Artist with 30 years experience). I'm looking for guidance from Tesla Model 3 owners as to how I might proceed. I really want a white Model 3 (not sure which trim yet), but the rear-wheel drive with nicer interior is the best bang for the buck for me. I'm also considering the Long-Range AWD too. What happens if I put a deposit down but am not approved for financing at a rate I find reasonable? Does Tesla do their own financing? How strict is it? I was thinking I'd try for a Tesla (financed) once my credit score 650 or better, and once I hit the 2-year mark with my job (whichever comes first). I'm also about to pay off my bike, so that will help too (both with payments and credit). Since many of you have been through this process, how difficult was it and what kind of payment are you at given your credit, if it's somewhat close to mine? How would you advise me here, knowing my goals? Also, the LEAF I have is the 2018 base model in white (with fast-charging option installed) and I've done a nice wrap to make it look more like the NISMO. It'll be HOV-legal through 2022, so that will help with the sale too. Does Tesla take trade-ins, and if so, do they pay a fair price? Any advice you can offer is welcome! Thanks much.