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Old 10-23-2019, 12:56 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Hersbird View Post
I think the Bolt is better if you can get all the tax breaks. If not, a used Bolt is better than a used Tesla at 1/2 the cost. Teslas are nice, but they are not $29k wrecked/used nice or $50k new nice. That short lived $35k price was the right price IMO and even then only makes sense financially if you also get the full tax breaks which were gone by the time the $35k Tesla popped up for a month.
Used Bolts are going for ~$20k, so not half the price... I wouldn't purchase the reconstructed Tesla unless I could get it nearer to $23k. The guy isn't getting back to me though, so he seems uninterested in selling, or has already sold it and just didn't remove the ad.

The $35k Model 3 still exists, though it's now $35,400 (plus delivery) and has to be ordered by phone. Tesla is in the lowest federal tax credit ($1,875) before it expires entirely. Chevy is right behind. Nissan probably has another year or so before it triggers the tax credit phase out, so maybe holding out until then makes sense.
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