We here at enrg.io love all things Tesla. We love the cars. We love the mission. I (can’t really speak for my fellow writers) love the fact that Elon Musk went on the Joe Rogan show and caused the company’s stock to tumble by smoking a joint. I thought it was hilarious. Then again, I don’t own any Tesla stock. At any rate, if you feel like we do you want to drive a Tesla. There’s just one simple problem: they’re expensive. While the company has done a good job of developing and releasing less expensive models, even these aren’t cheap. If you’re in the mood for a Tesla but your wallet is a bit light, here are five ways to get a Tesla discount.

1. Buy Used

We discussed the pros and cons of buying a used Tesla Model S here. We noted that in addition to the savings on cost, buyers who purchase through Tesla’s used car system will receive either a 4-year or 50,000 additional mile warranty or a 2-year, up to 100,000 total mile warranty. This deal does NOT apply if you buy a used Tesla from a non-Tesla dealership or private party however.

2. Buy Last Year’s Model New

Everyone wants a new car. Everyone wants the newest new car. I get it. IF you are able to suppress this basic human desire, you may just be able to save some cash. Car companies don’t like to hold inventory longer than they have to. They really don’t like holding older models that haven’t been sold. If you can locate a dealer holding any inventory from the previous year, chances are that they will want to get rid of it as quickly and inexpensively as possible.

3. Buy at the End of the Quarter

Stock prices for car companies rise and fall on quarterly earnings and units sold per quarter. As a result, dealers are encouraged to really push cars out the door at the end of each quarter. One helpful fellow from the Tesla Motors Club suggests calling your dealership towards the end of the quarter as websites may not be 100% current at all times. So if you’re in the market for that new Model X, wait until the last week of December, March, June, or September to get your Tesla discount!

4. Tesla Showroom Deals

A kind person known only as Dave has put together this handy tool for buying a Tesla online. Essentially, Dave’s website will connect you with highly rated Tesla Sales Owner Advisors (OAs) who have been previously used by other website members. There is a fee of $14.99 for this service, but considering you may save thousands, it may be worth it.

5. Buy a Showroom or Test Drive Model from the Dealer

Dealerships often offer HUGE discounts on cars that have been used on the showroom floor or for test drives. If you don’t mind the fact that a bunch of weirdos have sat in and/or drove your new car, this is the route to go!

Any ways to save on a Tesla that don’t involve getting arrested for car theft that I may have missed? Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts.

Source | Image: Tesla