1. Please keep posts on topic and refrain from short messages. Thanks!

Configuring now with unlocked software later

Discussion in 'Reserving, Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by rnbows, Aug 1, 2017.

More threads by rnbows
  1. rnbows

    New Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2017
    Messages:
    2
    Location:
    South Cal
    Tesla Owner:
    Reservation
    Country:
    Country
    Hello all,

    OK, i'm a newbie and this is my first post. I reserved a M3 all the way back in July of '17.

    Now, my questions. It is my understanding that like the MS one could have paid for the FSD option at configure but obviously it won't be activated until it's approved by the Feds. I've also read that one could buy that option later but it's an approximate $1000 upcharge. The original option was the discount for ordering it early. OK, good. Is it the general consensus that this is going to be the way the M3 goes?

    Which brings up the second question. Since the M3 has the same hardware config that the newer MS has, complete with EAP, is the EAP option something that can be unlocked later, again for a premium price point?

    I'm not sure I need EAP now (well, in late '18/early '19 when I actually get it) but it would be interesting to perhaps unlock it later, after I've driven it a while.

    Thanks and cheers.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Helpful Helpful x 1
  2. SoFlaModel3

    Team Midnight Silver
    Moderator M3OC Supporting Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2017
    Messages:
    7,125
    Location:
    Florida
    Tesla Owner:
    Model 3
    Country:
    Country
    Welcome to the forums and congrats on the reservation! We actually have another thread going on the same topic.

    While we don't have the specifics I think it's safe to assume $5k for EAP + $3k for FSD at delivery and if you do it after the fact it will be $6k and $4k.

    Things are always subject to change with Tesla though so hold on to your seat!
     
  3. cjtylr

    New Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2016
    Messages:
    1
    Location:
    Central Florida
    I think this has now been confirmed. Take a look at the screenshots of the configurator here:

    The last screenshot of the bunch mentions a $1K fee for post-delivery unlock.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Helpful Helpful x 2
    • Informative Informative x 2
  4. tivoboy

    Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2017
    Messages:
    313
    Location:
    Palo Alto, CA
    Country:
    Country
    Well that answers that.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  5. Model34mePlease

    Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2017
    Messages:
    274
    Location:
    Monterey, CA
    Country:
    Country
    One interesting thing I noticed is that it seems your nonrefundable deposit when you order is $3,500 since the form is asking for an additional $2,500 payment.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Helpful Helpful x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  6. SoFlaModel3

    Team Midnight Silver
    Moderator M3OC Supporting Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2017
    Messages:
    7,125
    Location:
    Florida
    Tesla Owner:
    Model 3
    Country:
    Country
    I plan on putting down $5,000 on top of the $1,000 from the reservation, so I guess it's nice to break it up into two $2,500 chunks!
     
    • Like Like x 2
  7. MelindaV

    ☰ > 3
    Moderator
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2016
    Messages:
    4,988
    Location:
    Vancouver, WA
    Tesla Owner:
    Reservation
    Country:
    Country
    my impression was the order deposit ($2500) and the reservation deposit ($1000) would not count against the down payment of $5000 - so you should probably be prepared for the worst and have that extra $2500 ready.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  8. SoFlaModel3

    Team Midnight Silver
    Moderator M3OC Supporting Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2017
    Messages:
    7,125
    Location:
    Florida
    Tesla Owner:
    Model 3
    Country:
    Country
    That was what I meant.

    $6,000 total.

    $1,000 from the reservation and then $2,500 x 2.
     
  9. MelindaV

    ☰ > 3
    Moderator
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2016
    Messages:
    4,988
    Location:
    Vancouver, WA
    Tesla Owner:
    Reservation
    Country:
    Country
    I think the (minimum) will be:
    $1000 reservation
    $2500 order
    $5000 pickup downpayment
    $8500 total
     
  10. SoFlaModel3

    Team Midnight Silver
    Moderator M3OC Supporting Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2017
    Messages:
    7,125
    Location:
    Florida
    Tesla Owner:
    Model 3
    Country:
    Country
    That can't be right. You can bring your own financing after all. That means he minimum up front is $3,500.

    The rest depends on how you finance.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  11. MelindaV

    ☰ > 3
    Moderator
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2016
    Messages:
    4,988
    Location:
    Vancouver, WA
    Tesla Owner:
    Reservation
    Country:
    Country
    exactly, and Tesla's financing requires an additional $5k at that time. I imagine most other options for a $50-60,000 vehicle loan will be at least $5000
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  12. SoFlaModel3

    Team Midnight Silver
    Moderator M3OC Supporting Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2017
    Messages:
    7,125
    Location:
    Florida
    Tesla Owner:
    Model 3
    Country:
    Country
    You may be right. It's ok whatever it is. My goal was to put down $6,000 total, but if it has to be $8,500 that will be alright too.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  13. Sandy

    One obsession to the next
    M3OC Supporting Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2017
    Messages:
    695
    Location:
    Cobourg, Ontario
    Tesla Owner:
    Reservation
    Country:
    Country
    The other Tesla specific difference from other auto makers is the requirement to pay the taxes up front. Other automakers will finance the entire 'out the door price' to move vehicle volume. So $8500 plus your state/provincial tax and surcharges if any.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  14. SoFlaModel3

    Team Midnight Silver
    Moderator M3OC Supporting Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2017
    Messages:
    7,125
    Location:
    Florida
    Tesla Owner:
    Model 3
    Country:
    Country
    So now I'm putting down over $11k?
     
  15. SoFlaModel3

    Team Midnight Silver
    Moderator M3OC Supporting Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2017
    Messages:
    7,125
    Location:
    Florida
    Tesla Owner:
    Model 3
    Country:
    Country
    Guys this isn't accurate. Go pretend you're ordering Model S. Click on financing. Notice there is a link "max". You can roll everything in just like any other auto loan.

    IMG_1943.PNG
     
  16. MelindaV

    ☰ > 3
    Moderator
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2016
    Messages:
    4,988
    Location:
    Vancouver, WA
    Tesla Owner:
    Reservation
    Country:
    Country
    the financing (or what is or isn't) could be a state to state regulation too.
     
  17. SoFlaModel3

    Team Midnight Silver
    Moderator M3OC Supporting Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2017
    Messages:
    7,125
    Location:
    Florida
    Tesla Owner:
    Model 3
    Country:
    Country
    You may be right about that. I've always just put down whatever was mutually agreed upon, but I've never had requirements of taxes and fees being paid outside of the loan.
     
  18. PcGuy

    Active Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    May 30, 2017
    Messages:
    115
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    Country:
    Country
    It does say "estimated", so my guess is that at least $2,500 down is a minimum. Who knows!
     
  19. Model34mePlease

    Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2017
    Messages:
    274
    Location:
    Monterey, CA
    Country:
    Country
    I am very much looking forward to when this is the only thing standing between me and a Model 3. :D
     
    • Agree Agree x 4
  20. tivoboy

    Well-Known Member
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2017
    Messages:
    313
    Location:
    Palo Alto, CA
    Country:
    Country
    holy snarkies! is that .99% rate for real?
     

Share This Page

Model 3 Owners Club © 2018. All rights reserved.
Model 3 Owners Club (M3OC) is an enthusiast club and is not affiliated with Tesla Motors or the Tesla Motors Club Forum (TMC).
All Tesla logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Tesla Motors.