It's early, but there are signs Tesla's Model 3 could be as exceptional in the used-car market as it has been in the new-car world.
The sedan has sold at volumes no other battery-powered vehicle has come close to reaching, turning Tesla into the most valuable auto company in the world.
But it takes a while to see how well a car performs on the used market -- owners typically hold onto their cars for at least a few years.
Car-shopping websites still have small samples sizes to work with for how used Model 3s are doing, and so far, the data is encouraging.
The sedans are selling quickly once owners list them for sale, and TrueCar's ALG unit sees their presence in the U.S. premium-electric vehicle market having a dramatic impact on the segment.
"If you're looking for a used Audi A4, you have other comparable options like the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C Class and Lexus IS," said George Augustaitis, director of automotive industry and economic analysis at CarGurus. "If you're looking for a Model 3, there's no substitute."