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Old 11-24-2019, 02:20 AM   #41 (permalink)
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I'd never buy one though - I'd immediately sell it if I got it for free. But just because it is too big to move around in Europe, can't park it wherever I have to.

The real news is the incredibly low price for its specs. That brings hope that the other models may drop in price in the future.
I just posted in the Arcimoto thread about their 3rd quarter investor's call. Now fully certified for sale in the USofA, their next goal is Europe. I thought it would be SE Asia. Arcimoto will prolly be available in Europe before the Cybertruck.

Curiously, a base model Cybertruck goes for the price of two Arcimoto Evergreens.

As for the Cybertruck itself, vinyl wraps and Plastidip. Those flat panels will attract graffitti artists so why not beat them to it. Plus it will reduce accidents when the sun is low in the sky.

The tonneau is a tambour that rolls down behind the back seat. If you want to know the intended market, look at the wheels and tires. The suspension is active but will it lay frame?

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Old 11-24-2019, 07:37 AM   #42 (permalink)
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I do have a couple of complaints about the Cybertruck...

1. The steering wheel, a Knight Rider style wheel isn't going to cut it as far as practical use.
2. Its big, I was hoping for a mid sized truck because they are easier to maneuver in tight spaces.
3. Its ugly but I can live with that (in fact its growing on me).
4. It probably doesn't have a spare tire.

What I like
1. The adjustable suspension, It can get low enough to make it easy to load/unload unlike my wifes 2015 F150.
2. The ramp tailgate which is far more useful than the GM gimmicky tailgate that they came out with.
3. Scratch and dent resistance. Everything I own has extra pin stripes from thorn bushes.
4. It might actually be more a semi-capable off-roader.
5. For $2000 more than the Y it has more room, more range, and more cargo space. Final price isn't set in stone though so we will see.
6. With the 220 outlet it can transfer charge to another electric car at a decentish rate.

Personally I think this is targeted at people who don't typically need or use a truck to its full potential. But I think the same for all of the other electric truck manufacturers.

Unibodies have been done on pickups before, Jeep Commando, Honda Ridgeline for example.

I put a deposit on one today, figuring there will be an option for a normal steering wheel, I can throw a spare in the bed and live with the rest of the issues.
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Old 11-24-2019, 10:14 AM   #43 (permalink)
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Old 11-24-2019, 01:15 PM   #44 (permalink)
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... Those flat panels will attract graffitti artists so why not beat them to it. Plus it will reduce accidents when the sun is low in the sky...
Looks like a clean canvas to me. Let the artwork begin. JJ
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146,000 preorders

Did everyone see that? I am unimpressed. How many would they have if the deposit were as large as for the other models?

Apparently we are too old to appreciate the Tesla pickup's genius. It seems that it is popular with dang whippersnappers.

How different do you think the production version will be.
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When will something like bed liner become an option instead of paint.
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It is unpopular with you, a whippersnapper?
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Wrong twice in seven words; else just asking questions?

Okay, whippersnapper.
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Did everyone see that? I am unimpressed. How many would they have if the deposit were as large as for the other models?

Apparently we are too old to appreciate the Tesla pickup's genius. It seems that it is popular with dang whippersnappers.

How different do you think the production version will be.
A lot less than they have for sure, I figured I can risk $100 to in case I decide to get the FSD option I wouldn't have risked $2500.

I wouldn't be surprised if I was older than you.... NOW GET OFF MY LAWN!!!

I am expecting some differences, the lights and rear view "mirrors" might not get past the bureaucracy.

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