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That truck will never be ready.

Unlike private cars, trucks actually have to meet commercial demands. Their production standards are at a completely different level.

It's like the difference between some plastic home appliances in a private kitchen and the professional all-metal devices used in restaurants.

Musk thinks that producing cars that sell for 100K puts Tesla at the top of the line and that trucks are an inferior product due to their ruggedness and lack of finesse - but it's actually the other way around. Building a vehicle that can reliably haul multiple tons of freight across mountain ranges... that is the master class. Making it look presentable and comfortable? That's just fluff.
 
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Unlike private cars, trucks actually have to meet commercial demands. Their production standards are at a completely different level.

It's like the difference between some plastic home appliances in a private kitchen and the professional all-metal devices used in restaurants.
Uh ............................. no. Not in the US. Trucks here must meet the demands of being very, very macho (see: "compensation") and having places to attach multiple flags (see: "totally pwn the libs".)

 

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Yeh, I'm proper salty about pickups today. I want a little one with a 2 person cab and an 8 foot bed, and they're making huge RV-equivalents with luxury cabs and 4 foot beds. What's the point of a truck if you can't haul a stack of 4x8 plywood home in hurricane season?

Update: the Cybertruck will have a 6.4 foot bed and it's not clear if that's with the tailgate up WTF ELON ARE YOU STONED?
 

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Yeh, I'm proper salty about pickups today. I want a little one with a 2 person cab and an 8 foot bed, and they're making huge RV-equivalents with luxury cabs and 4 foot beds. What's the point of a truck if you can't haul a stack of 4x8 plywood home in hurricane season?

Update: the Cybertruck will have a 6.4 foot bed and it's not clear if that's with the tailgate up WTF ELON ARE YOU STONED?
Me, too! I want something like an S-10 or small Ford Ranger to make a comeback. It's not happening. The other thing is the height of the bumpers. It's getting out of hand. It's documented that those higher bumpers have a higher fatality rate for pedestrians as it hits them higher up on their body. Pickup trucks always are at the top of vehicle fatality lists as well, with the occupants of the other vehicle being killed. It may be somewhat due to their sheer numbers, but there they are at the top.

I guess light trucks are immune from the lower bumper rules. Remember that semis have the Mansfield bar due to her gruesome death.
 
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Personally, I dislike trucks. I have a van if I need to move big things. My dad has a truck if I need a truck.

He used to have this monster of a truck for hauling their 5th wheel camper, it was I think whatever the largest Ford is. I drove it a few times, its so huge, you feel like you are crawling and can't see crap that is nearby.

They got rid of it when they got rid of their camper, but recently got a new, smaller, truck. It seems more reasonably sized at least.
 

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Dad had a small Datsun pickup. Single bench cabin and probably a 6-foot bed. It was handy as a second car in the city.
 

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Uh ............................. no. Not in the US. Trucks here must meet the demands of being very, very macho (see: "compensation") and having places to attach multiple flags (see: "totally pwn the libs".)

Yeah, I was talking about real trucks, like the Unimog.

Not fake ones like that thing Musk is building.

That's exactly what I meant when I brought up the difference between plastic home appliances and professional catering equipment.

This is what Unimogs look like:



These are serious meant-for-work vehicles, not joke trucks with extra cupholders.

US pickup "trucks" like the one in the picture you posted are just cosplay. They're essentially cars that had frivolous amounts of botox and silicon implants applied to them.
 
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BTW: I used to drive something similar to this when I did my compulsory civil service years ago:

 
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All this talk about trucks. For me a truck has more than four wheels. For Julie Brown -

I know a man who drives a truck.
He can't tell time but he sure can drive.
 

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Ok, I actually love driving the Unimog.... In Forza, because you can trick it out like a Ferrari and make it do crazy jumps.

Sort of like this.

 
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US pickup "trucks" like the one in the picture you posted are just cosplay. They're essentially cars that had frivolous amounts of botox and silicon implants applied to them.
They literally have fake "big engine" noise piped into the cabin through the radio speakers and the buyers and owners are completely unaware of how pathetic that is.
 

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Well the Unimog is actually famous for its insane offroad abilities. You've got a hill with 100% rise? No problem, for a short period of time it will even manage to do 110%! You need to cross a small river? It got you covered, it has a wading depth of 1.20m, which is 4 feet, while keeping you dry in the inside.


 
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They literally have fake "big engine" noise piped into the cabin through the radio speakers and the buyers and owners are completely unaware of how pathetic that is.
Basically, Musk's "truck" is his attempt to make a car for people who drive trucks that have "truck nutz" dangling from their rear bumper and are "rolling coal" at Teslas.

He's trying to build the perfect car for people who'll never buy a Tesla, and the perfect Tesla for those people is a car that nobody buys.

I take it all back, this is brilliant. 🤣
 

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He's trying to build the perfect car for people who'll never buy a Tesla, and the perfect Tesla for those people is a car that nobody buys.

I take it all back, this is brilliant. 🤣
New feature!

While Cybertrucks run on batteries, inside the center console, there is a small coal fired furnace, that the driver must constantly scoop coal into (using a tiny shovel), so they can properly "roll coal" on "fake coal rollers" like diesel trucks.

Though the coal furnace is only connected to an exhaust pipe and does not provide any power, sensors mandate it be used when driving to keep up the "big penis energy" of the Cybertruck, and the vehicle will not operate without it being used.

Also, the Tesla's cameras will be used to ensure the driver is properly sooting all over Elon's detractors, and failure to do so will result in the owner having to return the vehicle.
 
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The states have abandoned sane decision making officially now: Musk's shitty Boring Company got the green light to expand the Vegas Loop, which basically is a glorified underground taxi shuttle service with shitty capacity, to 68 miles length all over Vegas.

It will transport a staggering amount of up to 51.000 people/hour.

 
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