It's rare to see a used car sell at a higher price than what people could pay for a new one, but that's exactly what's happening with the Tesla Model S.
According to iSeeCars.com, a search engine that helps people find used vehicles, the average used Tesla Model S last year sold for $99,734. That's well above the average MSRP for a Model S—which typically ranges between $71,070 and $94,900—and average transaction prices, which come in at $93,000.
The survey analyzed 45 million listings for vehicles sold in 2012 and 2013.
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"The Tesla Model S is still just a sliver of the used electric car market," said Phong Ly, CEO and co-founder of iSeeCars.com. "However, it seems to be in great demand, as used Model S vehicles are selling above its new car price."
The majority of the used Model S sedans sold last year were the higher-end versions with a bigger battery pack, according to iSeeCars.com. Those include the 85 kWh Model S and 85 kWh Performance Model S, known as the P85. The average MSRP for a Model S P85 edition was $106,000, while the average used model sold for $107,000, Ly said.