Is that a thing? I didn't even know that that was a thing.Even if it's $10k for the battery swap, I'd consider it. With average new car prices in the ~$40k and only going up year over year, it would be a no brainer for me to spend the $10k which will basically turn a 5 year old car into a new car.
That's not entirely correct, as the lease is based (among other things) on the difference between the new and residual value. A vehicle leased from the start with FSD has higher residual.I have a M3P one year into a 3 year lease, buying EAP or FSD makes no sense as it stays with the car, so I would recover no value when the lease ends.
I have a 2018 Tesla M3 with EAP and a 2020 MY with full self driving. So far I find I use the EAP functions all the time on trips and rarely if ever see any benefit for the features coming/here in FSD. I'd save the $4000 and wait to see if FSD ever lives up to the promised potential someday.Thoughts?
Should I spend the $4000 for enhanced autopilot or $8000 for FSD.
Let me know what you think.
I’ve had the same confliction after acquiring my MS 2017 with HW2.5. At the time, the delivery owner had EAP taken off of it. He didn’t disclose that to me so it resulted in a lot of negotiation. I went online and purchased what I thought was EAP only to find out after the email I received later that it was ‘Autopilot’. Then, I could have purchased FSD for about $7,000 but decided against it.
As the bait-n-switch and carpet bagger tactics have continued, I do think at some point in the future FSD may be worth it. The conundrum is pay $8,000 now on a 2017 car or just buy a new one. Frankly, I’m more pursuaded in the later argument of putting the investment in a new car with HW3.0, rear cameras and the newer FSD computer. If I pay the $8,000 now, the only thing I get is the newer FSD computer.
So, all in all for older cars, I would wait. Autopilot (or more appropriately named ‘Adaptive Cruise Control’) works pretty well.
Yeah, it's just a money grab.
They took away the EAP option because it didn't make much sense. You either have autonomous driving or you don't. EAP is always going to be a driver assist feature, and its never going to be a L4 autonomous feature like FSD is intended for (like the video shows on the more about autopilot tab within the Model 3 page, but not the Model Y page which is a weird website issue).
Then they re-introduced EAP in a limited time offer so we have to ask why, and to question the timing.
The release is right before the release of a major rewrite and adding autosteer in city streets for FSD. Pretty much all the development efforts is on FSD right now. So there is little question that FSD will go up in price by at least $1K. It's also right before FSD is going to be offered in a subscription model.
To me all they're doing to getting more money for the end of the quarter, and they're getting people closer to FSD dollars wise.
They're also doing it before anyone has a chance to do the math on it.
I find this whole thing to be bizarre.
How does one even have $4K sitting around during a time of great uncertainty? Where regardless of your politics or beliefs there are a billion different gofundme's with people crying for help.
I'm questioning spending $4K improving my home windows with sound reducing inserts so I don't murder my neighbor because of his barking dog. That $4K is a lot of money that I'd rather not spend right now. I'm probably going to do one window to make sure that along with other improvements fixes the issue before spending the rest of the money to get the other key windows improved.
That is strange. It should be state dependent. My state, Indiana, does not require sales tax on Software-as-a-Service, but Tesla lists tax for me if I select the option too.Was ready to purchase. Didnt realize there was sales tax on it. Still doing it but kind of sucks.
Anyone know what happens to future ability to buy if you buy then refund the purchase within 48 hours?
I may try it out, get the refund, and wait on FSD announcements before committing. Does the FSD price stay 8K? Is it possible to repurchase or do you get put in the penalty box?