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What is your maximum price?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Mycroft, Oct 6, 2011.

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What is your max price before tax rebate?

  1. $110,000 or more

    7 vote(s)
    11.1%
  2. $100,000

    10 vote(s)
    15.9%
  3. $90,000

    17 vote(s)
    27.0%
  4. $80,000

    12 vote(s)
    19.0%
  5. $70,000

    9 vote(s)
    14.3%
  6. $60,000

    8 vote(s)
    12.7%
  1. Mycroft

    Mycroft Life happens

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    Some people can comfortably buy the base of a vehicle that they want to buy. Most of us, however, can't help but be enticed by the carrots dangled by the OEM. OEMs of course count on this to boost their profits because the carrots usually have healthy margins built in, whether it's a more memory in an iPhone or it's a Nav package in a sedan.

    Without subtracting the $7,500 US tax rebate, (so everyone can play), what is the maximum price you think you and your significant other can stomach after adding in all the options that you "need"?

    Base 160 = $58,000 (rounding up)
    Base 230 = $68,000
    Base 300 = $78,000

    Some of the possible upgrade options:

    Extended Warranty (with Tesla's monopoly service, everyone should probably get this one)
    Special paint
    Non-Internet Nav
    21" Wheels
    Adj. Suspension
    Panoramic Roof
    Leather/Interior Trim (banana leaf anyone?)
    Rear facing child seats
    Lane assist, auto dynamic cruise control, etc.
    2nd 10kw Charger installed
    PERFORMANCE/SPORT PACKAGE!!! (Requires base of at least $78k)

    I know all those options (and more) are going to be very desirable. However, a base 160 mile luxury sedan that doesn't require petrol and ICE maintenance for $58k is nothing to sneeze at. It sure would kick the pants off a $40k+ Leaf!

    So pick your poison. What's the most you think you can spend?
     
  2. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    #2 gg_got_a_tesla, Oct 6, 2011
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    $70,000 (and that's it!)

    (There's the sales tax on top here in CA :crying:)
     
  3. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    I say 80, because I know it'll creep up towards my REAL ceiling of 90. Above that and I'd seriously start looking at what can be dumped.
     
  4. Mycroft

    Mycroft Life happens

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    I'm yanking the bandaid off now and saying $110k. No, I'm not a millionaire and I'll probably have to finance part of it, but I *must* have the performance package and I just have to have the pano roof. Of course, compared to a $150,000+ Roadster, all these numbers look cheap! :biggrin:

    Fortunately, no sales tax in WA. Woo hoo, happy dance!
     
  5. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    I'm not sure I want Tesla to know......:wink:
     
  6. Mycroft

    Mycroft Life happens

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    If they don't already know, then they're idiots!
     
  7. ckessel

    ckessel Active Member

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    #7 ckessel, Oct 6, 2011
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    Is that an EV exception? I know WA has sales tax in general.

    I'm not really sure what my number will be. Depends quite a bit of if my wife finds work or not as we were primarily dumping her paycheck into the "Model S" fund each month.
     
  8. Mycroft

    Mycroft Life happens

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    Yep, no sales tax on all-electric cars. I think that's through July 1, 2015. So, Leaf, no sales tax; Volt yes, a sales tax.
     
  9. Mycroft

    Mycroft Life happens

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    I'm estimating:

    Base $78k
    Warranty $2k
    Pano Roof $5k
    Sport Pkg $10k
    Susp, wheels, $5k
    Signature Pkg w/leather, paint, etc. $10k

    Total $110k. :(
     
  10. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Your post made me laugh. Thanks.

    Nice idea for a topic, by the way.
     
  11. meloccom

    meloccom Moderator Aus/NZ

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    By the time a base Model S gets to Australia it will be roughly double the US price if the price comparison of the Roadster is anything to go by. I have put a theoretical Aud$120,000 cap on mine.
    Still I think I'll still be happy with a white 160 mile on 19 inch wheels. Depending on the effect of our Luxury Car Tax (don't ask!) if there is room I will go for 21 inch wheels and a metallic but it will still be pretty basic.
    Hopefully my current car will last until 2014 and so will my sanity!
     
  12. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    You've got time to lobby for a California like rule that eliminates Luxury Car tax on EVs.


    Can you buy a base model and have the unluxtataxed upgrades shipped separately cheaper?
     
  13. SByer

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    Don't forget to think through the 5-year TCO. Seriously, my Roadster yearly costs are like 1/4 of the 911's were when counting in fuel and repairs. Less this year now that I just about 100% charge at work.
     
  14. Mycroft

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    From the looks of the poll so far, it appears that the desirability of the sport option has dropped considerably. Sticker shock?
     
  15. ckessel

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    I think it's more likely that the sport option thread votes are biased by the fact people interested in the option would visit the thread and vote.
     
  16. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    I think, in an ideal world, most folks would want the Sport option (and they are voting on that other thread on those lines) but, yeah, when you presented them with what it truly entails...
     
  17. kvietor

    kvietor Model S S280 VIN 168

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    Screw it, I was going to leave all my money to the grandkids. Let them fight over my Model S after I'm gone. I don't need the sports version (probably scare myself to death), but I'm all in for the rest.
     
  18. meloccom

    meloccom Moderator Aus/NZ

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    Nope, they got that all figured, many cars near the LCT threshold quote 2 prices for options, one if you are under the LCT ceiling and a second if your options push you over!
    I'm thinking along the lines of Tesla bills me for a car without battery and bills Better Place for the battery. I buy the car from Tesla and either lease or separately buy the battery from BP. Renault will be doing it, why not Tesla?
     
  19. Nik

    Nik Dreaming no more :-(

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    Probably a lot less than the S is going to cost :-(

    It depends on whether the UK pricing is set against market comparators (a BMW 535 would be ~ £40,000) or if it represents a reasonable £/$ rate plus duties, etc. The sticker price will be 32% higher than what Tesla receive, so could easily be £65,000 or so for the 300 mile car with no options. Unless I can find a job within the range of a Leaf, it's hybrid-here-we-come time.
     
  20. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    As of today more than half (53%) of the people on the other poll said they want the Sport but it depends on price. There's no conflict with this poll.
     

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