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Value of your Tesla Model S


New Member
Sep 30, 2015
Metuchen, NJ
Hi, I searched and didn't find anything. I remember around the time I bought my 2013 Model S, there was a formula Tesla used to calculate the value of a used Tesla Model S. Is that still the case? Also, where can I read about the program that when you give the car back after 3 years, what value Tesla puts on it? Any help is great appreciated. Thanks.


Active Member
Sep 16, 2013
Bay Area, CA
Great. How do they calculate the miles?
If you're talking about the guaranteed buyback offers, they included a set number of miles. 33k, I believe (11k/yr).

For the loaner sales they used to take off $1/mi. It worked for those cars, but I don't know how well that'd scale to generic used vehicles. Probably not very well.

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