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Tesla quoting me different lease payments for identically priced inventory cars. WTH?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by calisnow, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. calisnow

    calisnow Active Member

    Oct 11, 2014
    Los Angeles
    #1 calisnow, Jan 18, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2016
    So I ordered a 90D inventory car three days ago - got a lease payment quote. Then today I see an inventory P85D with an identical price (okay, it was seventy dollars more expensive) - but the lease payment is over $100 per month lower. And my finance rep at Tesla will not give me a straight answer. He gave me this nonsense about how the two cars have different mileage and configurations and so the lease payment is not the same. But the prices are the same (i pointed this out to him when I e-mailed him to ask about the discrepancy) and instead of giving me a straight answer he e-mailed me what sounded to me like nonsense. Either there is something funny going on with Tesla's lease program, or he is confused, or the cash purchase prices they list don't actually compute directly into lease payment.

    Anyone know what this is about?

    EDIT - Okay he explained it to me - I guess the residual calculations are different for different inventory cars depending on mileage and configuration, even if the cash purchase prices are identical.

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