Given the rising inflation and the poor leasing deals (they wanted $6k down, high payments and high residual value) financing make a lot of sense, just stay away from the fatbellies at your local bank. Got 1.9% from dcu.org two months ago.
My lease was confirmed for the following terms:
Total price including $1,200 delivery fee: $132,950
Due at pickup: $7,433 incl $1,788 first month's payment - no sales tax in NJ less $5,000 deposit
$1,753 - 10,000 miles
1,788 - 12,000 miles (my choice)
1,822 - 15,000 miles
I'm with Dave Ramsey on the "fleecing of a car" http://www.daveramsey.com/index.cfm?event=askdave/&intContentItemId=10367
My local sales rep advised if you finance with Tesla you can sell it back at 3 year mark and get guaranteed 50% value or something like that.
Which is why I didn't lease ... I've racked up 22K miles per year on average. That's 7K more per year than on my previous car.
Which is why I didn't lease (not that there was a lease available when I purchased). I've racked up 22K miles per year on average. That's 7K more per year than on my previous car.