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How much would you pay for an AutoPilot sensor retrofit?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by DaveVa, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. DaveVa

    DaveVa Sig Perf #236 VIN #484

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    I know it is not an offered option, but if you could - would you? I am original Signature Model S owner and would never part with my little part of history, but have to admit that I'm a little envious of the new features. Plus, until 7.1 comes out, I will likely have a big reminder that I don't have AutoPilot on my dash as I watch static picture of the car with no sensors...

    Would you pay 10k for a sensor retrofit? 15? 20?

    Just curious.
     
  2. techmaven

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    Pick up a CPO that has autopilot features.

    Edit: Ah, I see you have a signature model. Well, the Model S has undergone a lot of changes. Picking up a VIN # that is over 50,000 past yours is actually a very different car. But with a sig? I would switch to a newer CPO rather than upgrade for $15-20k.

    My P85 is worth about $65k now. (sigh)
    A new 85D with my features + autopilot is $98,250 + $1,200 - $7,500 or about $92k (but doesn't include dual chargers)

    That's $27k difference. But then, that's a new car with very few miles, reset warranty, autopilot, and all wheel drive. It has higher range, faster performance, and a new battery. $20k would be too expensive as it would be worth it to buy a new one instead. I suspect $10k is too low in terms of cost of upgrade. It's likely more like $15-20k, so it probably won't work out.

    The cheapest P85 with autopilot at CPO is $87k (after credits) which is a difference of $22k. It has more features than my car, so the actual difference is less by about 4k, so the diff is $18k. That's tough to pay the upgrade cost.
     
  3. Saghost

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    Keep in mind, it's not just the sensors. One of the big enablers for Autopilot is the iBooster brake system, with its much faster response. I don't know if that would be easier or harder to retrofit than the sensor packages, but you'd need it, too.
    Walter
     
  4. invisik

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    I really think they should have a partial retrofit.... Tacc if you also want to buy a new bumper cover and the side collision indication for a couple grand(excluding the bumper cover)... The same side sensors in aftermarket kits are installed at independent shops (Mobile eye) so it must be able to be done fairly easily.....

    I don't think I'd pay $10-$15 for full autopilot. Unless I knew I was keeping the car forever, I'll get them on my next car....
    -m
     
  5. hipringles

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    Not that much really, most of my driving is in town, so I would not use it much. For the novelty i'd be a few grand though

    If my SC called me and said I had 30 days to decide for 5k i'd decline
    3k maybe.

    TBH i'd rather get next gen seats than AP in my car
     
  6. brianman

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    Purist: Don't do it, Jimmy!
     
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    I have no desire for nanny controls. I wouldn't pay for the upgrade. LTE was much more valuable to me.
     
  8. islandbayy

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    "Rumor" Has it ;-) that a Sig Owner got the full retrofit to Autopilot hardware. Cost was $60k.

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    Oh, and I have $10k left in Referral Credits, I'd Give all of them to get auto-pilot retrofitted! My car has already been ripped apart so many times... So many different Parts... It's already the Frankenstein Monster of the Model S/Tesla World...
     
  9. andrewket

    andrewket Well-Known Member

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    I'd rather buy a new Model S and take it to paint shop and have them paint it signature red. $60k is crazy.
     
  10. FreeOfPge

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    Would definitely pay $5,000, probably $7,500 and maybe $10,000. Someone should start a poll.
     
  11. taurusking

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    yes 60k for upgrade is extreme.

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    Now I know I am not alone...I feel envious too but most of the time I am driving in rural areas where lane changing is not required.

    Confused like you as well:confused:
     
  12. DaveVa

    DaveVa Sig Perf #236 VIN #484

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    Yes that is the blessing/curse of having a Signature, Sub 500 VIN. With the Model-S being an important inflection point for the automotive industry, I really believe the car will be an early "classic".

    It's like a 65 Mustang, you don't want to be the guy saying I had one and sold it. So it will be a forever car (though at some point, not the primary car). I was really hoping Tesla would do a Coupe (no not the model III), so I could justify a purchase.
     
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    Does anyone know the VIN number range where LTE implementation began?
     
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    Where'd you hear these rumors?
     
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    I'd pay I dunno, $500? Maybe? I don't really see much use for it. Technically its an incredible achievement and its a huge stepping stone. Its not very useful though, you still have to pay attention, if you're paying attention you might as well be driving.
     

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