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    Cybertruck...or how NOT to build a vehicle



    I'll give him a little slack and assume he ordered "bullet proof" windows meaning "crack proof". Executives have a hard time understandifferences between things like that.

    Bullet proof = a bullet won't penetrate it, says nothing about how it looks after the first bullet or if it will stop a second one.

    Crack Proof = something like polycarbonate. Will bounce the steel ball back into your face but a bullet (or flame or chlorine bleach) will defeat it.

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    As one wag on twitter put it: It's the truck fro when you gotta move these refrigerators, you gotta move these color teevees

    https://twitter.com/Zeddary/status/1...-cybertruck%2F

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    Somebody needs to tell Elon the Elcamino and Ranchero era lapsed decades ago along with the fast back. Only the yuppie's pups and kittens would want one and the children of millennials will never be able to talk their failed to lunch parents still living with the grand parents into buying them one.
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    I think the vehicle is butt ugly.

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    On some level I have to believe that was planned. Whatever else they may be, these are not stupid people. Materials like "bulletproof" and "unbreakable" glass are pretty well understood technology and hardly new. If they threw a rock at the window and it bounced off leaving no damage, it would not be getting replayed and discussed here or any of the 10,000 other places it's being rehashed. My guess was this was a publicity stunt calculated to get media attention and it seems to be working pretty well.

    And I agree, that is a seriously goofy looking truck.

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    Nope, not for me. All the pickups that he used as examples were WAY better looking to me. But I'm an old fart.
    Last edited by wolfpaak; 11-26-2019 at 06:32 AM.

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    It doesn't say "truck" to me, but I like it and I want one. I've turned down scrap runs because of the cost of gas. Jumping to electric would be a 10/10 win. Autopilot is a plus too. Between it and me we might make one decent driver.

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    A perfectly fair comparison of a Tesla Cybertruck and a Ford F-150.

    Last edited by Jon; 11-30-2019 at 04:29 PM. Reason: Poe's Law

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    is it fair when the tesla is the one which takes up the slack, then is rolling for the start?
    would they have got the same results with the same tyres on the F150, and the F150 had the rolling start?

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