Don't get this. Wouldn't the new car cost $7500 MORE than the price of the car bought a year ago with the tax credit?Until the tax credit expires, I think the Mach E will depreciate substantially in the first year. Why would you buy a used car when you can get a new car for the same price after the tax credit?
Actually, it looks like the FE numbers are much lower:I’m sure they might be as the USA only gets 20k of those.
Exactly. The question isn't directed at the Mach E being an investment, it is more of a forward looking situation. Cars eventually deemed "classics" initially depreciated like any other car, but as their "mystique" grew and they were seen to be "ground breaking" their resale value actually increases over time. If the Mach E follows its Pony predecessors, then yes 25 years from now a first edition mach E will most certainly be more valuable than a second year premium edition. How much that difference is in actual cash terms will be highly dependent on the success of the Mach E as a product line: A FE could end up being highly valued like a Shelby Cobra, or scrap metal like a Granada.Once these eventually become collector's items, I expect the FE, especially a unique color like Grabber Blue and a low VIN will fetch the highest value.
I had a limited , 500 made, Parnelli Jones special edition Salween Mustang. The dash was personally signed by him. It never kept its value. So to answer your question no car truly holds its value unless you keep it maybe 30-40 years. The only car that I know of that holds its value so far is the ford GT. The raptor does however the $25,000 mark up destroys it as well. Msrp would work but you cannot buy them at msrp.
Just lease it then and get the color you want. Won't change those terms. But in all actuality you're looking at a few hundred bucks difference after anything longer than a lease anywayNever that naive to make a profit but trying to reduce depreciation cost due to buying the right model and color that increases desirablity in the resale market.