Didn't expect this to be my first post, but here we are.
Obviously not a deal for everyone, and still a
high yield investment depreciating asset, but Tesla has adjusted the price on their highest end Model S and Model X by about 33% which is a pretty significant saving of about $82,000 - $85,000 (or thereabouts) varying based on on-road costs for whichever state you're going to register the car in.
E.g. VIC pricing
- Tesla Model S Ludicrous Performance (previously known as P100D) - $165,529 (was $248,112)
- Tesla Model X Ludicrous Performance (previously known as P100D) - $172,502 (was $258,402)
For anyone previously looking to buy one of these, the value proposition has become a lot better. Still not for everyone. A pricing change of this magnitude is pretty much unheard of in the automotive industry, so it should be interesting to see what impacts it has on the resale value of existing used cars.
UPDATE: These prices will only be valid until March 18th 2019 as Tesla will be increasing prices to make up for closing less stores than initially planned. They estimate 3% on average, but this higher margin variant may end up absorbing a large portion of the price increases.