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Full Self Driving Capability Option

Discussion in 'Reserving, Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by relidtm, Jul 30, 2017.

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Do you think getting this at order is worth it?

Poll closed Aug 6, 2017.
  1. Yes

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  2. No

    36 vote(s)
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    First-time poster long time reader, love the videos.

    I am having a chat with a couple of my other friends that have also reserved a model 3 and we were all curious what is the point of getting this option now vs waiting until the car actually drives it self? besides the obvious 1k dollar cost savings. I am not finding out where this feature/option actually has additional features that the auto pilot it comes with has already.

    Is there something I am missing from obsessing over this car like everyone else that I have just missed? If so please inform me so I can budget accordingly for my upcoming order.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. SoFlaModel3

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    You aren't really missing anything, but there are 2 advantages to getting it now versus later...
    1. It may cost an extra $1,000 to activate later
    2. It's built into your financing (assuming you take an auto loan to pay for the car) where as later it's out of pocket
     
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      Not knowing when this feature would be usable, I wouldn't want to purchase it unless I knew I'd be able to use it on my car (current or future) for fear of spending my money on something that would never be possible for me to use.
       
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        However you may have ‘waisted’ $3,000 for an option that will not be available whilst you own the car... is there even an educated guesstimate when it may become available / legal to use?
         
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          according to this site it seems to be legal in a few states florida actually being one of them.

          if anyone can tell me how to upload a link without it being blocked let me know


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          You can check to see if the law applies to your state.
           
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          New members are prohibited from posting links. After you've made a few posts, then you will be allowed to add links.

          It's simple brain-dead anti-bot protection. But it filters out most of them.
           
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            Small thing, but it has made me think about these options. The DMV registration is calculated based on what you paid, so the registration will be more expensive forever based on adding $8K of auto pilot / self driving options...My insurance company also wanted to know the price I paid for the Model S P85, so I'm assuming that is somehow baked into my insurance costs as well...

            But because they charge more for the options later, I'm not sure I can make it up in the DMV and insurance savings....
             
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            In Florida registration is under $100 for pretty much anything but good point for San Diego.
             
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            Ok so how long before I can post :)
             
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            Have you tried now?
            It might be after 10 posts. It might be less.
            @TrevP, do you spell that out anywhere?
             
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            Autopilot remains a long way from the promises. Paying for this upfront is an interest free loan to Tesla for what will likely be years. It could possibly be a good investment to save the extra $1,000 later. But it may also not turn up before you're ready for your next car...
             
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