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Tesla's All-Electric Roadster Sports Car to Be Available for Lease
If you’ve been longing to cruise around in a Tesla Roadster or Roadster Sport but don’t have the $100,000+ required for purchase, we’ve got good news. Tesla is cutting Roadster lovers a break. The auto startup has decided to offer both models for lease under a three year, 30,000 mile contract that requires monthly payments of $1,658.
Of course, there’s more than one catch to the deal–customers have to put down a $9,900 down payment and $895 acquisition fee. Once the three year period is up, drivers have the option of either buying the Roadster or giving it back and paying a $350 disposition fee along with $0.25 per mile for every mile driven at least 30,000 miles over the lease’s contract. Customers are also responsible for any wear-and-tear on the vehicle.
But there are perks too. Tesla explains, “Tesla customers also benefit from the Tesla Rangers, Tesla’s pioneering mobile service squad. Tesla Rangers make house calls for annual inspections, firmware upgrades and other services, so customers can enjoy hassle-free service from their home or office.”
It all might be worth it to have access to the sleek supercar, which has a 236 mile range and goes from 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds. Or you could just start saving cash now for the next-generation Tesla Model S sedan, scheduled to go on sale in 2013.
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