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Will you buy Enhanced Autopilot on your 3 at purchase?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by kenbefound, Aug 8, 2017.

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Will you buy Enhanced Autopilot at the time of purchase?

  1. Yes

    66.3%
  2. No

    33.7%
  1. kenbefound

    kenbefound Member

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    I was "all in" with Enhanced Autopilot when it was priced $2500 for V1. But at $5000 for V2 I'm a lot more hesitant and at that price point decided I can live with out it. Unfortunately it appears they have bundled adaptive cruise control in with Enhanced Autopilot and I really wanted that feature on my next car purchase. When I saw the FSB pole I became curious where others stand on Enhanced and how many have decided to go with or without.
     
  2. WileyTheMan

    WileyTheMan Member

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    I'm going to buy the hardware (car) first, and do EAP when funds free up.
     
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  3. TehDoak

    TehDoak Member

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    EAP Yes.

    FSD no.
     
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  4. gregincal

    gregincal Active Member

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    It's the whole reason I'm replacing my current Model S with the 3.
     
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  5. mrfeb14

    mrfeb14 Member

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    same here. It's actually the only package i really want.
     
  6. ModelNforNerd

    ModelNforNerd Active Member

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    I AM interested in FSD when its time comes......however, Elon has already held on to some of my money for 17 months, I think I'll pass on letting him hold onto another $3,000 for who knows how long.
     
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  7. kenbefound

    kenbefound Member

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    Interesting, so it's not accurate what I'm hearing; that V1 currently performs better than V2?
    I wish they could software limit the current version to V1 and just charge $2500 for it. I would gladly pay that.
     
  8. CarlitoDoc

    CarlitoDoc Member

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    I know it's been asked before, but without EAP, the car still has side assist (warning), basic (referred in this forum as "dumb") cruise control and Automated Emergency Braking right?
     
  9. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

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    No.*

    * Subject to unexpected awesomeness.
     
  10. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Well-Known Member

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    Correct.*

    * Subject to rug pulling.
     
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  11. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    I will buy EAP now and put $3k in Tesla stocks for FSD. Hopefully it will be at least $4k by the time FSD rolls out
     
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  12. gregincal

    gregincal Active Member

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    Automatic emergency braking and collision avoidance are on the Model 3 specifications listed on the Tesla website. I believe the jury is still out on dumb cruise control, since they no longer have a dedicated cruise control stalk like the S/X (how do you adjust the speed?).
     
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  13. GeekGirls

    GeekGirls Kid in Candy Store

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    I’m skeptical that we’d get enough value out of it at this point. The technology seems like it will inevitably change dramatically over the next decade, so I’d rather sit on the sidelines while it matures a little. If I still had a long commute I might feel differently about the prospect, but I’m still one of those who actually likes driving the vast majority of the time. Perhaps when I start to feel my attention wander with age I’ll make the jump and let auto-pilot take over.
     
  14. Phrixotrichus

    Phrixotrichus Member

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    To me anything below lvl 3 automation is worthless, so I´ll pass on the eap for now.
     
  15. alseTrick

    alseTrick Active Member

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    Oh hellnaw. That would be awful.
     
  16. Trips

    Trips Member

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    I am planning on paying $5k after the purchase (before I leave the parking lot) but not if its a $1k premium for getting it after. It would save me $816 in taxes by purchasing after. If its $6k to buy it after I will skip it for a year or two.
     
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  17. alseTrick

    alseTrick Active Member

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    Until very recently V1/AP1 was better than V2/AP2. With recent V2/AP2 software updates, I think they're about the same (V2 might still be lacking perpendicular parking though, not sure). My understanding is that the future, fully-implemented V2 will only add entrance ramp to exit ramp highway driving, including autonomous lane switching and presumably highway interchange maneuvering.

    I thought AP1 was originally $1,500 before being bumped up to $2,500 late last year/early this year(?). That included Adaptive Cruise Control, lane keeping, Summon, parallel and perpendicular parking and driver initiated lane changing. I don't see how AP2 is worth $3,500 more than the original AP1, especially when AP2 doesn't even provide improved functionality yet.
     
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  18. strangethingintheland

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    I value the autopilot (and eventually self-driving features) on a par with the EV feature. Hence I will buy EAP for day 1, and FSD once there is something beyond EAP. Holding on to the $3K cost for FSD in my tesla stock. by the time FSD is ready the stock appreciation could well match the additional cost of post-delivery purchase.
     
  19. Nuclear Fusion

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    No.
    I will pay for it later that day so it can be claimed as an immediate business expense write off & also not cop luxury car tax!
     
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  20. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Ditto. TACC alone is not worth $5k. I use it very rarely in my AP1 Model S as I find it rather energy-inefficient and jarring at times (accelerating too quickly when traffic speeds up, braking too rapidly). The rest of the EAP features I can definitely live without; they are rather unrefined for the most part.
     
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