My point was that in a “normal” market the Tesla M3P depreciated about $15k after 2 years with only 7k miles, while an LR depreciated less than half that amount.I’m not sure what the point of your post was. The resale is good on all Teslas and all Model 3 trim. Have some appreciated more relative to their original purchase price? YES. My M3P will still be worth as much as any LR in 3 years with similar options and miles. Since I didn’t pay new price it will be even better. Had I paid new price at $58,000 it would still have very low depreciation.
It is no surprise, purchasing the loaded trim of any car you should expect to get less of a return on those features. For comparison our 2019 SR+ with more than triple the miles is worth $4k more than we paid for it right now But the lowest I have seen it go so far was around $34k.
Keep in mind that these cars are not that unique anymore, they are mass produced and production numbers will only increase more and more as new production plants are brought online. Batteries will continue to degrade. For example, our 2 year old SR+ with 26k miles already has 18% battery degradation and has never been supercharged. As the miles climb and folks get closer to that 8 year or 100k mike mark the value will plummet by the $12-15k cost to replace a battery. Why buy my 2019 SR+ that now gets less than 178 miles at 90% charge when you can buy a new one that gets over 260 miles of range and welcomes 100% charge levels and new warranty?