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Just curious: How long do you think you'll keep your Model S? Will you trade up to a newer model in a few years? Keep it as long as it's running well? Wait and see?

I'm hoping that this is the last car I ever buy, but then at my age, I don't buy green bananas.

eAdopter, from your mouth to God's ears!

After waiting almost four years and absolutely falling in love, how can we not keep her?
The MS replaced our oldest car w/ 230,000+ miles and our keeper ICE has 270,000+ miles. Currently, we're at 7,000 and counting w/the MS.

I think people conflate two issues: planned obsolescence and planned decreptitude. Obsolescence occurs because of technology advance; decrepitude occurs because of of flimsy components. Energy Star appliances are supreme exploiters of the latter. Ask any independent serviceman.

typo: ... because of flimsy ...

Trader (traitor). The MS is by far the best car I have ever had, not necessarily the most fun… simply the best. In about 5 years I will take a good look at the Gen III, truth be told the MS is a bit large for my needs and taste.

I normally buy my cars and drive them for at least 10 years. With two cars staggered properly, that's a new car every 5 years. :)

However, I will most likely replace my Model S sooner rather than later. I want to see more Teslas on the road, and the pre-owned market is the most affordable option for many people. So if there is a compelling version 1.5 or 2.0, I will probably upgrade and trade-in my current vehicle in 3-5 years.

Sell it direct, for cheap. I volunteer to be the buyer.

Trader. When they add AWD or convertible... of course with more power than the current performance, and heated steering, and parking sensors...

Or I could keep and add the Tesla Supercar to the family...

You guys KNOW you will wind up replacing when new and better gadgets get added to later incarnations. You may not think so now, but you will.

I'm a keeper, though (not that concerned about whistles and bells - just want a beautiful, environmentally friendly, well-performing car). This is my third car: I kept the first one 12 years and just sold my other after 13 years.

Keeper plus an X if all goes well.

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