I'm Model S reservation holder #P3995.
I'm thinking of making the wait bearable by buying a Roadster and driving it for a year and half or so, then selling it to get the funds for my Model S. I can probably swing owning both cars for a few months.
I know it's speculation at this point, but what are your guesses as to resale value, especially when there aren't any more new Roadsters to buy? I'd like to hear anything, even anecdotal stories, from people who've bought used or sold Roadsters. I hear that some early owners sold their cars to buy the newer model.
My thinking is that the Roadster I buy today should go up in value. I believe that long-term, the cars will be collectible, but history says that could take a decade or more. It might take less time for the Roadster considering the nature of its 2500 unit limited run, supercar performance, and historical significance - not to mention the lack of an engine to wear out. Short-term, I'm more concerned, though.
If the worst situation for me is that I lose $10K after 18 months, that would be acceptable ($500/month net cost). WIth the current Fed/State incentives, the tax I pay on buying the car would be covered. That leaves the destination charge (almost $2000!) and any depreciation.
Any comments, advice?
TIA (Thanks In Advance)
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