I just received this from my Delivery Specialist: "I wanted to let you know that the financing resale value guarantee terms are changing as of tomorrow. The minimum is still the 30k financed, which is what you have. However, you can’t pay off the loan early and still get the resale value guarantee. You would have to have the 36 consecutive months of good payments to be eligible." I was going to finance the minimum ($30K), then pay off after 6 months to get the guaranteed residual value. Now I'm guessing I won't do this since the added 3 years of interest payments wont make this worthwhile (I'm guessing). There must have been too many people trying to take advantage of the guarantee and paying off early, thereby denying TM those years of interest. It still seems like -- unless something goes completely whacko with Tesla -- that the car is going to retain it's value (as much as any other similar luxury car.