Those of us who don’t quite make enough money to afford the Tesla Model S’ unfortunately high asking price have been left waiting, either for the Model 3 to come along in 2017, or better yet, to win the lotto.
Now, there’s another alternative – erm, sort of. As Autoblog reports, used Tesla Model S examples can now be purchased on the Tesla Motors website. The reason this remains a “sort of” alternative is because in truth, the money saved by purchasing a used Tesla Model S isn’t all that sizable.
For instance, the least expensive used Tesla Model S sedan that Autoblog managed to find was a 60-kWh model with 18,000 miles going for $60,850 in Chicago. We found one a bit cheaper in New York, but just the same, that’s a mere $14,000 off the sticker price of the new, all-wheel drive Model S 70D. Remember, you also get $7,500 off with the Federal tax credit when you buy new.
The relatively high prices of these used Tesla Model S examples likely has a lot to do with their origins; all of the cars being offered so far were trade-ins acquired when owners decided to trade-up to D-badged all-wheel drive sedans. Sometime from now, leased cars will join the collection of offerings.