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Will you buy FSD at the time of purchase?

  • Yes

    Votes: 106 18.1%
  • No

    Votes: 480 81.9%

  • Total voters
    586

jsrawa

Active Member
Apr 11, 2016
1,088
811
Colorado
I didn't see a similar poll here. I know I want EAP [Enhanced AutoPilot] but I'm just not positive FSD [Full Self-Driving] will be available during my time of ownership. On the other hand I hate to pay the $1K penalty should I choose to activate it later.

Poll obviously assumes you want EAP.
 
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voip-ninja

Give me some sugar baby
Mar 15, 2012
4,124
4,698
Colorado
Buying it up front is just giving Tesla an interest free loan to do the R&D with no guarantee when (if ever) it will arrive and how useful it will be.
 
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EinSV

Active Member
Feb 6, 2016
4,331
21,540
NorCal
Yes.

I am looking forward to experiencing new FSD features (for example stop sign and stop light recognition) as they are released, which I think will likely begin some time this year.

I don't expect complete "Full Self Driving" at first but that Tesla will start by releasing additional features that will require driver supervision and go from there.
 

favo

P3D+ owner
Apr 5, 2012
1,059
1,166
Durham, NC
I put no. Currently planning to wait for Perf model, pending more details. I like to drive. Also, given technical and regulatory issues, I'm guessing they're at least 2 years from actual FSD. Better off putting that $3K in TSLA stock for now. I'll keep my eye on any FSD demos that might happen, though.
 

jason1466

Member
Mar 15, 2016
276
152
MD
I think the question is do you want to sign up to be a test pilot for $3K. When I had to decide for my recent inventory X last day of quarter sale, I chose FSD. Now I can be that guy at parties telling stories about the current state of autonomous driving :). I don't think I will be sleeping during any drives this decade, but I would love to be proven wrong.
 

jsrawa

Active Member
Apr 11, 2016
1,088
811
Colorado
In my state if I purchase it at the time of sale I believe it will increase my ownership tax due to increased MSRP. In addition if you finance the amount of FSD you're not really looking at that big of a discount or motivation to purchase up front. I'll probably wait but I could change my mind.
 
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diplomat33

Well-Known Member
Aug 3, 2017
8,176
9,739
Terre Haute, IN USA
I will be getting my Model 3 in late 2018. So, it depends on what the state of FSD is at that time. If by then, we get some partial features for FSD that work well and would be useful to me, I might do it. But if FSD is not released at all or if the features are minimal and not working properly, then "no".
 
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McRat

Well-Known Member
Jan 20, 2016
5,771
5,414
LA
The only reason to buy with FSD is if you believe they will never get it working, and get a buyback settlement that puts you ahead.

Other than that... Don't buy a dog that is 'sleeping' until you are positive it's not really dead.
 

Randy Spencer

Active Member
Mar 31, 2016
3,607
3,647
Alameda, CA
Don't they usually sell software features at one price during purchase and another greater price if upgraded at a later date? Until they specify how much greater that price will be it makes no sense to buy it initially if you can upgrade at any point for no penalty

-Randy
 

diplomat33

Well-Known Member
Aug 3, 2017
8,176
9,739
Terre Haute, IN USA
Don't they usually sell software features at one price during purchase and another greater price if upgraded at a later date? Until they specify how much greater that price will be it makes no sense to buy it initially if you can upgrade at any point for no penalty

Right now, we know it costs an extra $1000 to upgrade to FSD later. So unless Tesla changes something, we know how much it will cost to upgrade later.
 

diplomat33

Well-Known Member
Aug 3, 2017
8,176
9,739
Terre Haute, IN USA
The only reason to buy with FSD is if you believe they will never get it working, and get a buyback settlement that puts you ahead.

Other than that... Don't buy a dog that is 'sleeping' until you are positive it's not really dead.

That makes no sense. Clearly, the other reason and better reason to buy FSD would be if it was working.
 
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McRat

Well-Known Member
Jan 20, 2016
5,771
5,414
LA
That makes no sense. Clearly, the other reason and better reason to buy FSD would be if it was working.

Obviously. Right now, there is no timetable for it's release. The LA to NY run was cancelled. Assuming that some people are beginning to configure their cars, or will be soon, it really makes no sense to order FSD with zero functionality.
 

diplomat33

Well-Known Member
Aug 3, 2017
8,176
9,739
Terre Haute, IN USA
Obviously. Right now, there is no timetable for it's release. The LA to NY run was cancelled. Assuming that some people are beginning to configure their cars, or will be soon, it really makes no sense to order FSD with zero functionality.

I agree it makes no sense for those people to order it now. But it could make sense for someone who is ordering the car next year if some FSD features are released by then.
 

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