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coffeemater

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Jun 30, 2020
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Also to clarify, what I'm looking to understand is if I sell my car without autopilot, will I lose out more than $2k in resale value? because if yes, then it makes to buy it just for resale purposes even if I hardly use it
 
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Does anyone know if the $2k Traffic Aware Control and Auto Steer option has pothole avoidance capability, or does it just center you in the lane and nail all the potholes and road craters? Also, seems like this end of quarter push for more sales to beat guidance could happen again.
 

The_Observer

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Feb 14, 2020
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Also to clarify, what I'm looking to understand is if I sell my car without autopilot, will I lose out more than $2k in resale value? because if yes, then it makes to buy it just for resale purposes even if I hardly use it

I would think that if the car doesn't come with Autopilot, it would make your car less appealing to potential buyers, atleast in my opinion. For $2k, I think it's worth it, regardless for the purpose of resell or not.
 
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OCR1

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Also to clarify, what I'm looking to understand is if I sell my car without autopilot, will I lose out more than $2k in resale value? because if yes, then it makes to buy it just for resale purposes even if I hardly use it

Who knows. If you sell it a year or two from now it’s likely that a buyer will notice the lack of autopilot and expect to pay less. But if you hold on to the car for 8 years it’s likely that it will be worth so little that it won’t make much difference. But for $2K I do think it’s worth upgrading.
 
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Stickboy46

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Personally I held off. I enjoy driving and would rather put the 2k towards acceleration boost or new wheels.

I bought both the Acceleration Boost and FSD upgrade yesterday to try both out. I'm returning the FSD today. Acceleration boost is worth every penny IMO.

Though - if I didn't have AP, I'd drop 2k on it also.
 

coffeemater

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Jun 30, 2020
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is it pretty instant to get the refund? I know there is a "request refund" link in the purchase history. Do you have to actually talk to a support agent, or is it guaranteed you'll get the refund? seems like a good back pocket way of getting a trial
 

Knightshade

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Jul 31, 2017
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Assuming they turn even a 1 cent profit this quarter it's unlikely they'll run FSD sales again in the future as it indicates they'll no longer need to.

And of course a $1000 sale next quarter would still be $1000 more than if you'd bought yesterday.
 
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khoon

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Jul 3, 2018
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So the $1k discount expires tonight.

Honestly, I don't really need AP at all. I rarely hit traffic and I only go on 100+ mile trip like 5 times a year.

I'm still considering getting it because it increase resale value to private buyers. I plan to sell my now discontinued metallic silver AWD LR model 3 with 19" sport wheels in 5 years time (purchased 9/2018).

If I invest the $2K now, do you think I will actually get most of the $2k back in the resale value? if so, its a no brainer.
Very much doubt you’ll get a fair return. My guess is that the $2K you spend will depreciate at the same rate as the car (which is significant).
 

Knightshade

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I ran a side by side comparison of trade in values for my car with and w/o FSD. The difference was less than $200. Accordingly I decided to pass.


trade in values from whom?

Because obviously that's going to make a large difference.

(probably even a larger one in private sale but side by side would be much harder there)
 

Yragorn

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Jun 6, 2019
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Also to clarify, what I'm looking to understand is if I sell my car without autopilot, will I lose out more than $2k in resale value? because if yes, then it makes to buy it just for resale purposes even if I hardly use it

The 2000$ u invest in AP u rarely use can be placed now in let's say TSLA stock and you'd be gaining 83$ USD profit as of now lol (-9.95$USD x 2 for fee)
 

chasemym3

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Apr 10, 2018
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By the time FSD becomes reliable, I'll probably be in the market for another car. Definitely a nice novelty feature to have but I'll pass. I'd seriously consider it if I had AP but since I have EAP (and most of the usable FSD features along with it that I care about), I'm going to wait. Wouldn't be surprised to see another sale down the road. The last time when FSD went for $2K people were saying it wouldn't go on sale again yet it did (albeit for $1K more, at least for existing EAP owners).
 

SlimJim

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Jul 25, 2019
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By the time FSD becomes reliable, I'll probably be in the market for another car. Definitely a nice novelty feature to have but I'll pass. I'd seriously consider it if I had AP but since I have EAP (and most of the usable FSD features along with it that I care about), I'm going to wait. Wouldn't be surprised to see another sale down the road. The last time when FSD went for $2K people were saying it wouldn't go on sale again yet it did (albeit for $1K more, at least for existing EAP owners).
Wrong thread it seems.
 

mikeskuro

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Apr 27, 2019
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Woodstock Vermont
I bought full priced autopilot on 6-9-2020. The sale was less than 2 weeks away. They didn’t budge on refunding the difference.

I was resigned to keep it. I used a bunch of credit card reward cash. So it was what it was.

I figured I’d hit chase up and see if they would refund the difference. Especially since I hadn’t actually paid the bill yet. That was about 2 weeks ago.

Today 7-8-2020 I got my autopilot stripped from the car and a full refund heading my way.

Given posts about adding to resale value and that it really doesn’t, I’m glad to have my money back. I did 3000 miles of heavy driving with it and it was ok. Now I can upgrade $3k sooner and AP will be standard. I paid $48990 in early 2019 and now the same car with HW 3 computer and AP is 2k less.

Worst part, my daughter is going to miss rainbow road. She’s going to be mad. She’s 6.
 
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pipestem

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Nov 29, 2018
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Center of the Universe
I did get the $2k deal and promptly twice drove round trip to Atlanta 7 hrs each way, perfect timing. I held out for 18 months. AP feels like it did not advance much since the preview. Btw - M3 is a really great long range car.
 

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