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Tesla Model 3 Owner Drives 15,000 Miles For $630

August 12th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

The owner of a long range, rear wheel drive Tesla Model 3 recently took to Reddit to unpack the actual cost of charging at his home charger and at each Supercharger visited in over 13 months of ownership. He graciously shared the data for each session in a single Google spreadsheet that has all the fun details, for the data curious. Thanks to his eMotorwerks/EnelX JuiceBox 40, he was able to pull down data from each charging session that puts everything into scale


Trade In A Used Mercedes For A New Tesla? Which Has Lower TCO?

August 4th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

This story is inspired by a friend from my day job who is a successful Technical Project Manager. I'm known at work as the "Tesla Guy" since I rave about the car if given the slightest opportunity, so when my friend Raquel Aluisy approached me for information on the car, I was more than happy to give her a test ride and explain what makes the Model 3 so special


Nissan Altima & Maxima vs. Tesla Model 3 — Cost Comparisons Over 5 Years

June 25th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

To satisfy my own curiosity (and, apparently, that of millions of other people), I've been running 5-year cost comparisons of the Tesla Model 3 and other top selling cars on the US market. This round of comparisons pits the Tesla Model 3 versus the Nissan Altima and Nissan Maxima


Toyota Corolla vs. Tesla Model 3 — Cost Comparisons Over 5 Years

June 22nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Let's start out by being very clear — in no universe should a Tesla Model 3 be competing with a Toyota Corolla on cost. The Model 3 is, objectively, a vastly superior vehicle. It is far safer, tremendously quicker, has much higher tech, is larger, and is considerably more prestigious. The only reason we're running this comparison is because, shockingly, the Tesla Model 3 does compete with the Toyota Corolla on cost


How Owning A Tesla Model 3 For 1 Year Has Changed My Life

June 22nd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

I've owned the Model 3 for exactly one year now. What I like most about the car is that it's 100% electric, burns no gas, and has zero emissions. There's so much to the car that I love, and I mean it when I say that the car has changed my life. I realize that's a big statement to make so I'd like to explain what I mean by that


Shocker: Tesla Model 3 vs. Honda Civic — 15 Cost Comparisons Over 5 Years

June 14th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

When I got started on this analysis, I thought, "Well, looks like we finally have a car that is going to come out with a lower 5 year cost than a Tesla Model 3." Nonetheless, I was super curious to see the results and see how close the Model 3 came to different Civic trims. I did not expect that the Model 3 would beat the Civic on cost in several scenarios. Does it? Does it, really


Tesla Model 3 Cheaper Than Honda Accord — 15 Cost Comparisons [Updated]

May 4th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I recently published some cost comparisons between the Tesla Model 3 and various Honda Accord trims. As I implied at the time, these models shouldn't even be in the same discussion since the Model 3 is a much better vehicle (safer, quicker, more advanced tech, better handling), but the fact is that they do compare when it comes to 5 year cost of ownership. However, when I published the previous comparisons, I didn't include the cost of interest if you took out an auto loan to finance the purchase


Tesla Model 3 vs. Toyota Camry — 15 Cost Scenarios

May 3rd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I've got another report here comparing the Tesla Model 3 to a top selling car in the USA.The Model 3 was the 5th best selling car in the USA in the second half of 2018, the 11th best in all of 2018, and the 13th best in the first quarter of 2019. The Toyota Camry was the top selling car in the USA in 2018 and has long been at or near the top of the list


Could The Tesla Model 3 Cut Your Car Costs By A Third?

December 15th, 2018 | by Paul Fosse

I have written a series of articles on this site that attempted to accurately estimate the total cost of ownership (TCO) of various Model 3 trims, and then also compare those TCO estimates to a variety of competing cars. You can read the latest one, comparing the Model 3 to all the mainstream midsize sedans (Camry, Accord, Optima, and Malibu)


Toyota Camry & Honda Accord Buyers, Don’t Assume Tesla Model 3 Is Beyond Your Budget

October 28th, 2018 | by Paul Fosse

Today, I want to update my use of the Edmunds True Cost to Own model to analyze the market for mainstream midsize sedans. I'll compare the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range to all the leaders in the midsize market today. The short story, as you'll see if you go through it all, is that the much quicker, safer, and more luxurious Tesla Model 3 can be cost-competitive with the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Kia Optima, and Chevy Malibu


Sorry, Elon — I Overestimated The Costs Of The Tesla Model 3

October 13th, 2018 | by Paul Fosse

For this article, I wanted to correct and update estimates of the maintenance and repair costs of the Model 3 based on some research I’ve done. Aside from updating those figures and the total cost of ownership (TCO) conclusions, I also wanted to compare the Model 3 to a couple more cars



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