Similar experience. Paid 52500 out the door for model 3, tax incentives -4500, only had 28000 miles on it, sold it for 45000. Easily a break even without even doing the math. Bought a new 2022 model 3 with dual motor, red, and FSD.I just sold my 2018 Model LR RWD almost exactly on the 3 year anniversary date. What was my cost of ownership?
$62,488 Price out the door with features, taxes, and delivery
-$10,000 tax incentive
$52,488 net cost
Drove 39,800 miles using 10,003 kWh. Exclusively charged at home on TOU solar or free supercharging. But for calculation sake it was $0.12. I came from a 13 MPG SUV so the cost savings was huge. Would have used 3,061 gallons of gas. Assumed $4.50 per gallon cost.
$13,776 in gas cost
$1,200 in electricity cost
-$12,575 in mileage savings
Sold it for $42,000 + $12,575 = $54,575
After driving this car and enjoying it for 3 years I came out positive $2,087! This is insane. Even if you factor in the new set of tires I got after 25k miles and tint on the car I would still be slightly positive.
I traded up for a Model Y Performance and I hope to get many years of enjoyment like I did my 3.