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

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Mr. Burrito, Nov 2, 2019.

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

  1. Yes

    167 vote(s)
    68.7%
  2. No

    58 vote(s)
    23.9%
  3. Not sure

    18 vote(s)
    7.4%
  1. Mr. Burrito

    Mr. Burrito Member

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    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?
     
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  2. XLR82XS

    XLR82XS D M C

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    Yes. Awesome cars.
     
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  3. jdcollins5

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    After the test drive, Yes. The autopilot was a big plus and a fun part of the test drive. Everything else about the car was so solid and really sold the car to me. The best driving car I have ever driven.
     
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  4. Dionysius

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    100% yes, I didn’t even try autopilot till the third time I drove a Model 3.
     
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  5. outdoors

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    BEV with great lines. Sold.
     
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  6. pwykes

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    Definitely. While autopilot is handy at times, I like to actually drive my cars and the M3 is the most fun car to drive that I've ever owned.
     
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  7. Uncle Don

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    I bought my car without AP a year ago (EAP at that time) and I have never added it. I am very happy with my. Are without Autopilot. I may buy it someday if it goes on sale.
     
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  8. run-the-joules

    run-the-joules Active Member

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    Absolutely not. No chance whatsoever. I’d be driving an Audi S4 in all likelihood and would probably be nearly as happy as I am now.
     
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  9. T3SLAROD

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    Yes, the car is much more than AP. AP is like a nice extra feature but wouldn’t cry if it went away
     
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  10. kaffine

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    Yes I would still have bought it. However if someone comes out with working approved FSD I will be looking to trade in for it.
     
  11. jkoya

    jkoya NA2 NSX

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    I voted yes because I have FSD and never use it ....... The main reason for me in gettin the 3 was the greater range when compared to the competition. Just my opinion .....
     
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  12. JBT66

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    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.
     
  13. AcesUp

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

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    #14 vickh, Nov 2, 2019
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    I bought a SR and still waiting for a Q4/Q1 special for a better price like the $2k mentioned earlier.

    Meanwhile, they keep improving it. Also will use a credit card promo to soften the blow
     
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  15. run-the-joules

    run-the-joules Active Member

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    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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  16. Ptheven

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    I get that viewpoint, I just can't agree with it. There's more to a car than looks and powertrain, at least for me.
     
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  18. outdoors

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    Great. OP was asking me and others about our thoughts. Not asking you what you thought about what I thought and shared. Enjoy your day.
     
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  19. Ken's M3

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    Not only would I, but I did. LR AWD with only TACC and auto steer. Did not see a need to spend an additional $6k.
     
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  20. Ptheven

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    …so you have autopilot.
     

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