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Update: Customer support emailed me yesterday afternoon to let me know that they had reset the trial and that it would be available again this morning. Sure enough, the trial notice was on my screen this morning. The trial is for the full 30 days with a discounted purchase option for $5500. The discounted rate is also reflected in my account online. I'm definitely planning to buy after I play with some of the newer V9 features. Yay!! Many thanks to you and @jimmyle1511 for all the really helpful info about this. Happy New Year!
Congrats! Lot of effort but it's well worth it. I'm loving V9 AP so far. 600km roadtrip and didn't need to disengage it once beyond stops.
 

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So today I get the notification that I can start my trial. Unfortunately, I go out of town tomorrow for 24 days. I haven’t enabled the trial. Does anyone know how long I’ll be offered the trial? Will it still be available to me when I get back in 24 days? Also, if I select I don’t want the trial will it be offered to me again?
Thank you for any info.
Happy New Year!🎊
 
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My trail is about to end. I didn't buy because I ddin't feel that the features would be worth the 5k. now that I've used all the features, or at least those that proved to work, here are my thoughts:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control - This works well and I would purchase this feature a la cart if it were an option.
  • Auto Steer - It works on highways where lanes are clearly marked. Seems to work best in HOV lanes. I did have it break hard on me when i approached a car broken down in the left lane (in retrospection, I should have disengaged auto steer in advance). At speeds and and when approaching turns it consistently missed the apex and turned late, I ALWAYS felt that I had to be ready to correct it. Auto Steer seemed to drift and stay to the right side of the lane often. I feel this needs work and I am unwilling to pay for this at this time.
  • Auto Park - Was slow and tedious. I can park quicker. Not something I'd want to pay for.
  • Summon - Novelty feature. Not really useful to me.
So in the end, I wasn't wiling to pay 5k up front for it, now i certainly wouldn't pay 6k for it. Its software, there is no need to charge the extra 1k now. That just pisses me off more than anything. I bought in as an early adapter, I personally don't feel that playing this price increase game is the right move for Tesla.

I would love to have the Adaptive Cruise Control and maybe limited use Auto Steer and hope it improves. I'd probably pay 2-3k for it. -YMMV.
...And today I purchased the AP for $2k, right at the lower end of what I felt it should be priced at after my EAP trial. :D
 

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...And today I purchased the AP for $2k, right at the lower end of what I felt it should be priced at after my EAP trial. :D
And you just cost me $2000 - I was thinking about it and didn’t realize the price drop. Tesla account said up to 3 days to install. No receipt in mail box yet. I may get FSD before the price increase.
 

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...And today I purchased the AP for $2k, right at the lower end of what I felt it should be priced at after my EAP trial. :D

I did the same. And now I am racking my brain trying to decide if I want to get FSD before it goes up to $7000 again on Monday. I don’t feel like the current feature suite is worth $5000 which is why I never took EAP. But from the perspective of adding value to our cars, installing a $7000 option for $3000 is tempting.
 

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I did the same. And now I am racking my brain trying to decide if I want to get FSD before it goes up to $7000 again on Monday. I don’t feel like the current feature suite is worth $5000 which is why I never took EAP. But from the perspective of adding value to our cars, installing a $7000 option for $3000 is tempting.
I really wanted summon because of the tight spots in the garage to maneuver. And it makes my mom laugh - so $3k decision to make soon
 

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I did the same. And now I am racking my brain trying to decide if I want to get FSD before it goes up to $7000 again on Monday. I don’t feel like the current feature suite is worth $5000 which is why I never took EAP. But from the perspective of adding value to our cars, installing a $7000 option for $3000 is tempting.
You have a good point there. I guess it depends on if you plan on selling your car yourself in 5 years or trading it in to Tesla for a newer model. If you do the latter, you won't really be adding value. I doubt Tesla will give more for an EAP/FSD trade-in than one without it since they can add both features for free before they re-sell it. But if you plan to sell the car yourself, which is obviously going to get you more money anyway, then it definitely could be a good idea to jump on the $5k package, assuming Tesla doesn't permanently decrease prices down the road.

I'm still having a hard time justifying it. I just get the feeling that by the time I want to sell my car (4 years) EAP/FSD won't be as expensive.
 

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You have a good point there. I guess it depends on if you plan on selling your car yourself in 5 years or trading it in to Tesla for a newer model. If you do the latter, you won't really be adding value. I doubt Tesla will give more for an EAP/FSD trade-in than one without it since they can add both features for free before they re-sell it. But if you plan to sell the car yourself, which is obviously going to get you more money anyway, then it definitely could be a good idea to jump on the $5k package, assuming Tesla doesn't permanently decrease prices down the road.

I'm still having a hard time justifying it. I just get the feeling that by the time I want to sell my car (4 years) EAP/FSD won't be as expensive.
Man. I share your thoughts, I really feel like the market will drive down these features. Like they did. Competition will make it worse. But Elon Musk personally saying the lower price was a mistake has me wondering if they can ever do it again? And how?

Also, I guess depending on how great and true these “FSD” features become the price could actually go up.


I do plan on keeping my car for a long time. So I am not sure about the resell value. Then again part of what makes keeping the car longer more easy and enjoyable is the continuous updates that keep coming out and making the car better. It does feel like the majority of the future updates and cool features will be for the people that have FST.
 

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It does feel like the majority of the future updates and cool features will be for the people that have FST.
Yeah, I plan to sell mine in 4 years to get a performance model, and I'll go with FSD then for sure. It's just not close to where I want it to be yet.
 

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Also, I guess depending on how great and true these “FSD” features become the price could actually go up.
Once it's fully functional the price WILL go up, and not just a little but way up! People are willing to pay a lot for additional safety and it's not going "live" until it's many times safer than the average human. Of course that's a very low bar. So until the steering wheel and pedals are removed, I'll still be monitoring it at least somewhat actively (when I sense the risk level has risen).

It does feel like the majority of the future updates and cool features will be for the people that have FST.
That's a good point (assuming you mean "FSD"). There's only so much cool stuff you can do that won't be considered part of FSD.
 
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last Saturday 16th march I purchased a model 3. The Delivery specialist did a very poor job of showing me around the vehicle and was in a hurry to get rid of me as a model X was inbound. I left the dealership without even knowing how to use cruise control and with a 200 mile journey home ahead of me. I called a friend who works for Tesla to ask how to engage the cruise control and when I did I found I had access to Auto Pilot aswell. I hadn't purchased it nor did I see any information asking me to opt into a trial. My question is : Did the dealership activate the trial without telling me? Secondly does the trial version show that it is a trial during the trial period.
 

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last Saturday 16th march I purchased a model 3. The Delivery specialist did a very poor job of showing me around the vehicle and was in a hurry to get rid of me as a model X was inbound. I left the dealership without even knowing how to use cruise control and with a 200 mile journey home ahead of me. I called a friend who works for Tesla to ask how to engage the cruise control and when I did I found I had access to Auto Pilot aswell. I hadn't purchased it nor did I see any information asking me to opt into a trial. My question is : Did the dealership activate the trial without telling me? Secondly does the trial version show that it is a trial during the trial period.
We we took delivery of our Model 3, the delivery specialist started walking away without showing us how to put the car in drive/reverse mode.
 

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We we took delivery of our Model 3, the delivery specialist started walking away without showing us how to put the car in drive/reverse mode.
The Model 3 is the only car I had the delivery person show me anything on the car.
The other cars i've purchased from dealerships handed me the set of keys and barely explained where in the lot the car was parked. (let alone feel they needed to show me how to put it in gear, not that I needed them to).
 

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The Model 3 is the only car I had the delivery person show me anything on the car.
The other cars i've purchased from dealerships handed me the set of keys and barely explained where in the lot the car was parked. (let alone feel they needed to show me how to put it in gear, not that I needed them to).
Most modern ICE vehicles have a fairly standard set of controls. EVs, not so much. Our Leaf has a very different control for Drive/park/reverse.

With our Leaf, the dealer screwed up and did not have the car ready (charged) when they said it would be, but they brought it over later that evening and their specialist spent quite some time showing us how it all worked. I had test-driven one so I had basic knowledge of the controls.
 

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We we took delivery of our Model 3, the delivery specialist started walking away without showing us how to put the car in drive/reverse mode.
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