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Will Model S be the most expensive car you have ever owned?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by youlikeadajuice, Jul 18, 2012.

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Will Model S be the most expensive car you have owned?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. youlikeadajuice

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    Seems like the Model S perhaps more than any other will have a lot of people "stretching" to get this car, but there are also a lot that are buying this as a replacement for an existing luxury car or other high end vehicle...just curious how the split is! Sorry if this has been previously done...couldn't find it anywhere!
     
  2. Sparrow

    Sparrow S105/ Roadster 189

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    Purchased my Roadster used so the S is the most I have spent on a car.
     
  3. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Won't beat the Roadster... fortunately.
     
  4. kevincwelch

    kevincwelch Active Member

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    Not surprising.

    I think it goes to show that people believe in the concept of electric cars and want to go green (with a lot of style anyway).

    Income distributions seem to support that the Model S will be a very expensive purchase for many people (perhaps more than they can afford), but that the high price of the Model S doesn't necessarily imply that it will be the most expensive.

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  5. ERock

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    This is my first car out of college. Definitely the most expensive. My first car was a 1998 Pontiac Grand Am for ~ 4,000. Car I have now is a Rav4, which I inherited.
     
  6. Rifleman

    Rifleman Now owns 2 Model S's!!!

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    The 60 kWh Model S I am planning on buying will be 2.5x more expensive than the most expensive car I have ever purchased. Even if I end up going with the 40 kWh, I will be stretching, but I figure when you are stretching that much, whats another 10k?
     
  7. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN 65513, Model 3: VIN 1913

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    The most I spent on a car before was $42k (for a loaded new '04 Acura TL). The Model S config I'm going for will cost almost $93k on the road (before tax credits)!
     
  8. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    Also for those of us with stupid low power rates there is significant savings over a gasoline powered vehicle.
    And also factor in that I bet if you ask anyone about to buy a new car "Is this the most expensive you ever have purchased?" you would probably get about 75% yeses.

    I know my mom has moved up on just about every car she has bought. My dad not as much but I bet half of his new vehicle purchases he would answer yes to this question.

    I have bought two vehicles new and each one was 'the most expensive ever'. My GTI was only about $500 more than my Jetta TDI.
     
  9. kevincwelch

    kevincwelch Active Member

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    $93k?

    Are you estimating $10k for taxes, title, destination?
     
  10. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN 65513, Model 3: VIN 1913

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    Unfortunately, yes :( here in CA:

    $75,900 + $7,500 (the fed credit that I should get later) + $1,170 (the Tesla delivery and prep fee together) + $8,039 (the CA DMV delta) = $92,609.

    Should get $10k back (the IRS credit and the CA rebate put together).
     
  11. Eberhard

    Eberhard #421 Model S #S32

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    my roadster was more expensive.
     
  12. mitch672

    mitch672 Active Member

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    Yes, each car I buy seems to cost more, my current advanced Plug in Prius was $40K (well, not cash as another Prius was traded in)
    The 85KW Model S with most of the options (not performance or signature), after delivery and MA sales tax will be about $91K, there will be a $7500 federal tax credit, hopefully... who knows what will happen in 2013 if Romney gets in.
     
  13. steve841

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    Not only YES ... but HELL YES!
     
  14. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    Oh and the Model S will be the most expensive car I have ever purchased by a x3 or x4 multiplier.
     
  15. Andrew Wolfe

    Andrew Wolfe Roadster 472 - S 440

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    By a mile...

    I think I've owned 20 cars in 30+ years. The cheapest was $125. (Chevy Vega - High School). I think the most expensive was just over $35K.
     
  16. youlikeadajuice

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    Excellent point, I suppose my intent was to determine if it was the most a person had ever paid for a car (purchase price)...not necessarily the "most expensive". That is one of the big perks of going electric is that it will hopefully save a bunch of cash in the long run.

    Also some great points about progressively paying more every time you buy a new car over the course of your life...I guess for me personally I wouldn't have otherwise spent over $50,000 for a new ICE car, I'm generally not very indulgent when it comes to vehicles, but due to the high technology, environmental and energy aspects associated with the Model S, I have no problem stepping to a new "level" of car. Perhaps that was my real interest with this poll, to find out who would be going from some sort of a basic automobile to a "luxury" or "premium" vehicle. For me, I'll be going from a 2004 Subaru Forester (which I love by the way) to a 60Kwh Model S....definitely a big step up!
     
  17. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    By more than 2X any prior vehicle.


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  18. ckessel

    ckessel Active Member

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    My hunch is people who said "no" are largely Roadster owners.
     
  19. ggr

    ggr Roadster R80 537, SigS P85 29

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    In my case, you are correct, but the car before the roadster was even more expensive... I'm buying cheaper cars for about 8 years now.
     
  20. jomo25

    jomo25 P4398

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    Yes, most likely. It depends on how I option it out and if you count the tax credit or not. But if I go with the 60 kWHr battery, it pretty much would be. I bought a 1 year old 2003 Audi RS6 a while back which cost me 72K. So, it'll be close. That is, up til now, still my favorite car I've ever owned. I'm expecting the S to take that spot on delivery. (FWIW, my 2012 Volt is my 2nd favorite).
     

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