EV Tesla Cybertruck

CMNTMXR57

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C'mon guys, we just don't get it. We're enthusiasts though so we automatically use our trucks like trucks, but everyone else, including the target market of this superior to the current truck class, "truck" who are only buying it because it's a "niche" vehicle and will never use it for it's superior performance abilities either towing, hauling big loads, or pushing snow with a big ass plow (something that hasn't even been mentioned yet...) :D

I don't have the biggest/baddest plow on earth as it's a straight blade, but at 8ft long, it is substantial. The front of this cybertruck would be sitting on it's front frame supporting it's weight. But silly me, I'm an enthusiast. :D
 

Yaj Yak

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dat blindspot doe

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GoldPanther

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I'll take a gas/diesel powered truck over this anytime for towing. Yea, you'll blow past me in the mountains with all that amazing power, but after you do that and you are sitting in a recharging place on the other side of the mountain for 3 hours recharging, I'll just smile and wave as I breeze right on by. And I know my ICE will still be running in 20 years.
but what if at some point certain companies become with stations with exchanging batteries like on electric forklifts, you exchange that battery in 15 minutes and get going another shift. I know it's not happening soon but I'm sure that will be possible in 50 years.
 

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Ford did the same with the Ford GT. John Cena got sued for selling his GT with him the 2 year period. His lawyers must have told him he had no case. As he settled out if court and paid a sum of money to Ford. It was in the sales contract. It will be interesting to see how this goes. Especially if the cyber truck gets delivered with issues.
 

Yaj Yak

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Ford did the same with the Ford GT. John Cena got sued for selling his GT with him the 2 year period. His lawyers must have told him he had no case. As he settled out if court and paid a sum of money to Ford. It was in the sales contract. It will be interesting to see how this goes. Especially if the cyber truck gets delivered with issues.

at least a ford gt is a unique, desirable vehicle.
 

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at least a ford gt is a unique, desirable vehicle.
You could argue the cybertruck is unique and desirable to some people.

What you can’t argue is the fact that it’s a mass produced vehicle and won’t be an appreciating asset/ future classic like the ford GT. It’s kind of like why Porsche and Ferrari will only sell you certain models if you buy a lot of other cars. Like let’s say you bought a LaFerrari. The MSRP was something like 1.5 million, but you can sell it for 3.5 million. Ferrari knows this, and in lieu of one of these ridiculous contracts, they only allow you to be eligible to purchase it if you bought several other lower models, and have them spec’d with overpriced options. That’s their way of getting that money back. Also, good lock getting allocation of future releases when you sell these special cars.

All that is to say, it makes some sense when it comes to investment grade vehicles, not so much on a vehicle with a 250k/yr run rate.
 

Yaj Yak

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You could argue the cybertruck is unique and desirable to some people.

What you can’t argue is the fact that it’s a mass produced vehicle and won’t be an appreciating asset/ future classic like the ford GT. It’s kind of like why Porsche and Ferrari will only sell you certain models if you buy a lot of other cars. Like let’s say you bought a LaFerrari. The MSRP was something like 1.5 million, but you can sell it for 3.5 million. Ferrari knows this, and in lieu of one of these ridiculous contracts, they only allow you to be eligible to purchase it if you bought several other lower models, and have them spec’d with overpriced options. That’s their way of getting that money back. Also, good lock getting allocation of future releases when you sell these special cars.

All that is to say, it makes some sense when it comes to investment grade vehicles, not so much on a vehicle with a 250k/yr run rate.

05-06 ford gt's were sold for under retail when they were new though.

legit no one buying them at the time thought they were going to appreciate ever ever ever ever ever ever.

and sweet fuck that would have been a KILLLLER purchase with how that market has gone.