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Old 24th October 2020, 10:24 PM
ainarssems ainarssems is offline
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Based on my past and future projection. Car is just a tool and I never had on one on lease, always paid in full upfront.

The most I ever paid was about 3300

If I take my last 3 cars:
A8 D3 4.2TDi 11 months ongoing 2500
A6 2.5TD 2200 10years +, still going strong
S8 1997 bought 2008, for 2500, crapped 2019, got 1200 back
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Old 24th October 2020, 10:33 PM
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Good residuals don't help bangernomics.... most of the reason I bought A8's, d2, d3 and d4 was they seemed a bargain against new list.

With a Tesla, by the time they get to "bargain" status they look like a more worrying investment. Clearly, if you have the cash in the bank, it beats negative interest rates!?
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Old 25th October 2020, 10:13 AM
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With a Tesla, by the time they get to "bargain" status they look like a more worrying investment.
Because?....
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Old 25th October 2020, 11:09 AM
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Because?....
Because by the time they have depreciated to the same as a 2 year old ICE car, they are much older, higher miles (which may or may not affect the drivetrain, but does seem to affect the interior) and you are very much at the behest of the manufacturer for ongoing support and maintenence.... non of which really fits with bangernomics or the concept of riding a high early depreciation wave to get something "cheap"

Like I said, if you have the money to throw into a nice, new(er) car and can't use the cash more effectively elsewhere (say tesla stocks) then a low depreciation curve aligned with very low running costs is awesome in the short term!
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