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Would you still have bought your model 3 if it never had autopilot?

Would you still have bought your model 3 if it never had autopilot?

  • Yes

    Votes: 167 68.7%
  • No

    Votes: 58 23.9%
  • Not sure

    Votes: 18 7.4%

  • Total voters
    243
Assuming Tesla's autopilot never existed and Tesla only had the typical auto emergency braking, lane keep assist, etc. that other manufacturers have (and no promise for a future system), would you have still have bought your model 3?

100% yes, I didn’t even try autopilot till the third time I drove a Model 3.
 
Initially it was one of the primary attractors. However I had a budget for this purchase of the car and when push came to shove I opted for the hardware of AWD over the EAP package that was available at the time. I did pick up AP when it was on sale for 2K (love TACC for morning traffic commute) and wish I picked up FSD but wasn’t willing to do that at the time.
If they do ever offer a software unlock for AWD to P- I’d chose that over FSD too.
 
Assuming Tesla's autopilot never existed and Tesla only had the typical auto emergency braking, lane keep assist, etc. that other manufacturers have (and no promise for a future system), would you have still have bought your model 3?


probably not. autopilot a true game changer for my driving needs.
 

run-the-joules

Turgid Member
Aug 13, 2017
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probably not. autopilot a true game changer for my driving needs.

Exactly. Without autopilot, it's just a quick car with a mediocre interior and unimpressive seats at a questionable price. With autopilot, I'm willing to give up a lot. I guess for the people who want to save the world the battery car situation is important but I'd have bought the model 3 if it ran on pureed babies and coal. Because autopilot.
 

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