I figured you would be interested in some specific numbers for this purchase. Here is what I ordered and exactly what it cost me;
Long range battery, premium upgrade package, white color, standard wheels, autopilot.
Total cost $56,000
Back in 2016 I gave a $1,000 deposit to reserve the car.
On 2-22-18 I gave another $2,500 to configure the car and finalize my order.
Tesla requires a 10% down-payment. That 10% does not include taxes and fees. The total down-payment would be $5,600 plus fees. The taxes and fees are $4,610. So, I have given $3,500 in deposits so far. That money counts toward my down-payment. At closing/delivery of the car, I need to bring $6,710. That is the deposits I have paid so far, plus $2,100 additional to complete a 10% down-payment, plus taxes and fees of $4,610.
I obtained financing through Tesla (sourced through Chase) at 3.24% interest. That gives me a payment of $772 per month for 72 months.
I know many of you will think this is a totally insane purchase. But, for me, it is a business expense (I drive about 38,000 to 44,000 miles per year for my business). So, it is worth it to me especially when you consider gas savings and mileage write-off.
I just figured you guys would be interested what it takes to purchase one of these cars.
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