I did the same thing but for Model Y. I still may cancel the order, but I wanted to have delivery somewhat coincide with my current lease end. I know I can get a base model Corolla for less, and I know I am paying a huge premium for a Tesla, but I am becoming okay with that. But really, what’s the difference between paying full sticker or getting a $500 discount?
One of the only reasons I am doing it is because I will have several thousand dollars in equity in my current lease, which I look at as free money, because it’s not coming out of pocket that I can put down. I am also financing for 72 months and will look to sell after 36. If Tesla’s residual values are even close to what they are today, my total cost of ownership should be right around what it has been for my Accord Touring for the last 3 years.
There are still a few other cars I want to check out. But I don’t care about getting a good deal on something just to get a good deal, if it’s on a car that I don’t really want. I’d much rather pay a little more for a car and get something that I am going to enjoy driving.