For many (me included as I have a later reservation and will wait additionallyfor the AWD), the federal tax credit will be unlikely available, I'm considering the decision between financing vs leasing the M3. Of course there are many other factors - I'm posting this to inquire what others may suggest are factors to consider, to help determine what is more appropriate for me. Hopefully this thread will be helpful for others as well. Pros to finance: Potential federal tax credit $7500 for first 200,000 sold , then drops by 50% Etc - although unlikely able to capitalize on this Plan to keep the car longer then 3 years Freedom to sell the car down the road or trade in for newer model Tesla offers guaranteed trade in value (I believe) - based on some parameters Less anxiety on when/if to upgrade/trade in as no (lease) deadline and no max allowance on mileage Lower car insurance cost Cons to finance: Likely need to sell/trade in before battery warranty is up (?? 8years) Potential delays in repairs if needed (depending upon service centers) Depreciation (i.e. Decreased value) Slightly higher payments than leasing (typically but also dependent upon down payment and interest rates) Ultimately, I presume if I fall in love with the M3 it seems to make sense to finance it rather than lease but I wonder if I should be considering other factors given this is an EV and a tesla (is there some magic additional benefits I'm missing to sway me one way or the other)? Lastly, if I enjoy the M3 , I will likely trade my current GMC Acadia for the Model Y - and be fully off the grid as a family (planning for tesla solar and power wall... Soon). Thanks for reading and any feedback.