The Cybertruck is the fruit of many frustrating trends in the industry.
Hilarous comment about features being added for machismo. It's true. Many now look like alien vehicles. And speaking of aliens, we sas a cybertruck in SF this weekend. It could barely be confined to a single lane on oak street.
Generally agree with all your points. I don’t hate the product because it is what it is and I just don’t get worked up over whether or not someone likes a particular vehicle or how it compares to other vehicles. At the end of the day, every vehicle as a product is its own thing and people want them or not for a thousand different reasons. But I do agree that if the US is fine with a stainless steel missile on the road it should also be legal to buy Toyota’s $10,000 hauler. I do not like Musk, though, as a person or a businessman. That’s the question that sticks with me: is it ethical to buy a Tesla from Elon Musk, because of who he is and his behavior? Especially in a world where there are plenty of alternatives now.
Thanks for the different take. I admit I felt the same rollercoaster of excitement a few years ago, to resigned disappointment this week. It’s turned out to be an obvious mall hauler, with some really cool ideas that would have been better applied to an SUV. Steer-by-wire, better battery pack, etc, all lumped into a “meh” truck. I’d LOVE to put this up against my Raptor in Moab and see what happens. When it’s not topping off its mediocre battery capacity at one of the almost non-existent fast chargers in Moab, of course.
Such a pathetic life you have. You low iq moron.
I've challenged just about every OEM marketing manager for trucks to shoot a real life pick up commercial. But nobody wants to shoot their half-tonnes traversing the perils of a suburban Costco parking lot with a soccer Mom behind the wheel and looking for a double spot so she has a buffer to back the monster into.
No, they'd all rather head to Moab or the Alberta Rockies in February to traverse their beasts across unforgiving terrain, because it's the aspirational image they want to project, not the impractical one.