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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #210 on: February 26, 2021, 12:17:34 AM »
I’m not convinced it’s the best EV SUV for $40K tbh, what about the Mach-e and the ID4 that still have the $7500 tax credit? They all offer 250 miles of range.

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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #211 on: February 26, 2021, 12:32:13 AM »
I’m not convinced it’s the best EV SUV for $40K tbh, what about the Mach-e and the ID4 that still have the $7500 tax credit? They all offer 250 miles of range.

They should both still have the $7500 fed tax credit.

But both are 1st generation. Personally, I'd avoid owning any 1st generation tech / car.

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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #212 on: February 26, 2021, 10:15:57 PM »
Not to mention you can get a Y more easily than a Mach-E or ID4.

There is currently a $42k Model Y available in existing inventory in LA.

Maybe in 6 months to a year, the other brands will be more competitive.
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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #213 on: September 18, 2021, 09:10:08 AM »
I just picked up my Model Y. I sold my 2018 Model 3 after 3 years of ownership almost to the day. What was my cost of ownership of the 3? I drove 39,800 miles using 10,003 kWh. I charged exclusively on my solar panels at $0.12 per. I came from an inefficient 13 mpg car. Driving my old car it would have used 3,062 gallons of gas.

Purchased at $52,488 out the door after $10,000 tax credit.
Gas savings assuming $4.50 per gallon. $12,575.
Sold my car for $42,000.

If you're doing the math, yes you're looking at it correctly. I profited $2,087 after driving my car for 3 years!

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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #214 on: September 18, 2021, 03:15:41 PM »
Congrats! Who did you sell your 3 to/what was the process like?
Did you consider waiting until Jan for the Y in case Tesla becomes eligible for the federal tax credit again?

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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #215 on: September 18, 2021, 05:04:58 PM »
I just sold it to private party. They came with a cashier's check and we met at the bank. I deposited the check and signed over the pink slip. He took the car and it was a done deal.

I thought about the tax credit but I rather have the car now when my 3 probably has the highest value.

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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #216 on: September 23, 2021, 03:00:00 PM »
Microchip shortage making it hard to buy a new car.

I just checked the MY and it's a 6 month wait if you order now. :(

Also looked at the Mustang Mach-E... 4 month wait at least if you want to pay MSRP... or if you find one locally... pay a dealer mark-up.

And this isn't just for EVs... lots of new car price gouging out there... and with such low inventory... they get away with it... iike Irvine homes. :)
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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #217 on: October 18, 2021, 09:29:43 AM »
Full disclosure... I recently got a MY (that's how the cool kids refer to it on the Internet).

It was a bit shocking having only a center screen and very minimalist interior but I'm all in... this just confirmed to me that Tesla knows what they are doing. The technology is awesome, the motor/battery/drive, the design and the ease of use of their Supercharger network compared to ChargePoint, ElectrifyAmerica etc just shows why they are the leader.

Others are coming... but still a bit behind.

We also own another EV and the comparison is striking.
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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #218 on: October 18, 2021, 09:38:41 AM »
Remember @Cares with an internal combustion engine car you've got oil changes, routine maintenance, etc to factor in. Also a $62k ICE vehicle (full load, no tax deduction) will depreciate much faster than other cars. There is the thinnest of chances to show a profit with an ICE versus the Tesla - a one off custom or high demand vehicle - sure, but an average Mercedes or Lexus? No way.
 
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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #219 on: October 18, 2021, 11:18:27 AM »
Porsche and Ferrari are circling the drain - no way they can invest enough quick enough to make a viable long term EV business. Soon all they will be able to sell is nostalgia. The review of the new Taycan in the WSJ last weekend was hilarious.

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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #220 on: October 18, 2021, 11:38:36 AM »
Taycan >>> Model S imo. But it doesn't really matter. Tesla's bread and butter is the 3/Y.

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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #221 on: October 18, 2021, 11:50:16 AM »
Taycan >>> Model S imo.

I agree with that, but I think a lot of people just look at price vs performance #'s on paper.  Not that a Taycan will handle way better.  Not to say there are no issues with the Taycan, but its a new technology and car for Porsche, vs Tesla has been making EVs for years and they still have issues on quality control where panels don't line up.

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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #222 on: October 18, 2021, 12:26:15 PM »
Why is the Taycan >>>? Body style? Worth a 2X+ premium for vastly inferior technology underneath?

Here is the best part of the review:

"With only four models on sale (S, Y, 3, X), Elon Musk’s electric car company now dominates the premium-luxury vehicle market in the U.S., outselling BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Porsche in Q3 2021. And rightly so: Teslas make anything with a tailpipe feel like an antique.

In the bench-racing matchup between the Porsche’s best electric and the Tesla Model S Long Range, it’s a rout. The TTSCT offers half the EPA-estimated range (202 vs. 405 miles) and it costs more than twice as much. Oof. The Porsche is also 638 pounds heavier.

The Tursimo body style retains the Porsche Taycan sedan’s front luggage compartment, with 2.9 cubic feet for stowage. The case that holds the portable charging cables takes up most of this space.

While the Porsche is capable of DC fast-charging up to 270 kW and 800V, it lacks access to a fast-charging network comparable to Tesla’s Supercharger stations. At a 50 kW charger, it takes 93 minutes to charge from 0-80% under ideal conditions, or 31 minutes for an additional 62 miles of range."

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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #223 on: October 18, 2021, 01:05:36 PM »
The writer didn't do enough research on the model numbers.

It's not "S Y, 3 X"  but per Elon - "S 3 X Y" - Sexy.
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Re: Tesla Model Y
« Reply #224 on: October 18, 2021, 01:51:24 PM »
Why is the Taycan >>>? Body style? Worth a 2X+ premium for vastly inferior technology underneath?

Preference, Taycan looks better to me than a Tesla and for my personal use, I don't need 400+ miles so that doesn't factor into my decision making. 

 

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