Used Tesla Model S Examples Now Selling Online

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.

Aaron Birch is an automotive enthusiast and writer/filmmaker from Detroit, MI. As a rule, he only buys cars older than himself.

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