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    I noticed that it's a 4-door, but with that sharply sloping roofline, who is the back seat designed for? And it seats 6?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Chinaski View Post
    I ****ing love it. It's a goddamn Aztek.

    It's gonna be a tough call between this and the electric Mustang SUV when the Alfa lease is up.
    I was thinking more like a Delorean

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
    I was thinking more like a Delorean
    Delorean Aztek Ridgeline

    I just put down a deposit. Should be interesting

    https://www.motortrend.com/news/tesl...-manufacturing
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanE View Post
    I noticed that it's a 4-door, but with that sharply sloping roofline, who is the back seat designed for? And it seats 6?
    It's like Porsche, they are back "seats".


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    More buggy whip!!!
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    Awaiting the New CyberBus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Chinaski View Post
    Delorean Aztek Ridgeline

    I just put down a deposit. Should be interesting

    https://www.motortrend.com/news/tesl...-manufacturing
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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemShock View Post
    Whoa, really? Brave man. A true iconoclast.
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    $100 refundable. Not a big risk. Might be fun. Who know what the future will bring?

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    Damn that thing is absolutely hideous. Fugly, to be more precise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wetworks View Post
    Did anyone not see the issues with the durability demos? The door panel actually wavered from the sledgehammer hit, and the ballistic windows spidered from what looked like a lob from the guy. Or maybe I'm not seeing this correctly.
    Yep, pretty funny. Reminiscent of when Bill Gates was in court during some antitrust suit saying any Tom, Dick, or Harry could safely remove Internet Explorer from the OS but when his lead programmer tried, in court, his PC kept crashing.

    Agree with Systemshock, that other prototype looks much better.
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    Tesla stock dropped 6 percent today, right on the heels of the unveil.

    Guess ppl were hoping for something that could potentially sell in F150-like numbers, and determined this was not it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SystemShock View Post
    Tesla stock dropped 6 percent today, right on the heels of the unveil.

    Guess ppl were hoping for something that could potentially sell in F150-like numbers, and determined this was not it.
    I think the type of person who would buy Tesla truck is an affluent person desperate to show it off in their driveway. I think there may be a market for an electric truck but to get serious sales it will have to be functional and affordable

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
    I think the type of person who would buy Tesla truck is an affluent person desperate to show it off in their driveway. I think there may be a market for an electric truck but to get serious sales it will have to be functional and affordable

    Well....there's basically two kinds of people who have pickup trucks:

    -Tradespeople who need a vehicle that hauls materials/tools and takes a bit of a beating inside and out
    -City slicker yuppies (young and old) who never get their chrome dirty and double park in parking garages.


    And a brand new EV truck....is simply too nice for a vehicle taking a beating, in addition to being expensive for that class of buyer. The used market for beater trucks is big...those folks would benefit greatly from the drastically better fuel economy--but are priced out due to the upfront cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duriel View Post
    Truckstang!
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    Confidential to Elon:

    The world is sick and tired of overpriced, over-luxuriated, over-sized, bloated too-tall vehicles which are permitted to wear ancient, highly respected badges like Ford F-150.

    Manufacture a truck that is shaped like this, and scaled like this, and you will sell a gajillion of them.




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    In fact, Ford, are you listening? How about it? How about a truck like our fathers drove and loved? The kind with a cab you just got into, and didn't have to clamber up into. And a bed that you just put stuff into, without having to lift it up over your shoulders. A real human-scale F-150. An F-150 that doesn't cost the same as a 5-series BMW. And don't give us any more of that rebadged foreign manure you foisted on us as Ford Ranger.
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    In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
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    93 out of 100 Ford trucks build since 1963 are still on the road.



    only 7 of them got to where they were going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
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    4x2 with independent rear suspension in 2020, with price incentives and rebates, out the door for under $22K?u

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.R. View Post
    93 out of 100 Ford trucks build since 1963 are still on the road.


    only 7 of them got to where they were going.
    You, sir, have won the Internet for today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azpeterb View Post
    Damn that thing is absolutely hideous. Fugly, to be more precise.
    ugly defines the appearance of every truck made. Designed for a purpose, never for style. There has never been such thing as an attractive looking truck. period. I mean look at the ridiculous Hummer, in its day.

    The shape of this truck is defined by the stressed skin monocoque design, such that this body can carry nearly double the capacity of the other full size trucks. Like my 8' bed Tundra bed rated only at 2000lbs, while the Tesla supposedly will be rated at 3500lbs. I kind of chafe at carrying sand and gravel - 2000lbs is a very small volume of such materials, and the 2000lbs also makes my truck squat horribly, while the Tesla will have self levelling air suspension.

    I also like the added security of the stainless rolltop tonneau, making it a more secure way to haul bikes around. The angled tonneau also adds more volume to the 6.5 bed than a flat tonneau like I use now, plus it disappears for carrying tall items while mine require 5 minutes to fully remove. Add in the superb interior leg and headroom, offroad departure angles and ground clearance, maybe even plug my house in for a few lights and room heater when the power goes out, no need to worry about scratches and dents .. I put down an order for it, no hesitation.

    I realize there is more than enough reason to be skeptical about the price/specs and delivery dates though.

    Might be cool to have one of these, and park an electrified Delorean beside it in my garage lol
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    Well, slap mah face and call me Sally... 146,000 preorders for the Cybertruck already, worth over $8 billion in product. WTF?

    Maybe I’ve misjudged the appeal. Or perhaps it’s just the early adopter wave, and once exhausted, sales will fall off sharply thereafter.

    One thing that’s likely helping is that the price actually ISN’T that high, despite the Tesla badge and next-gen looks. Starts at $40K, which is actually below the avg selling price for a full-size pickup these days.

    Still am gonna have to brace myself for the triple-takes I’ll do when rolling by one of these on the highway, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
    https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod...0&resize=980:*
    4x2 with independent rear suspension in 2020, with price incentives and rebates, out the door for under $22K?u
    I could get behind that. As long as they don't call it Ranger. Also, it's still a little too bulbous for my taste in pick up trucks.

    I want a flat, low, simple pick up like I drove on the horse farm I worked on in the early 70s. Like I drove on construction jobs in the late 70s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
    I think the type of person who would buy Tesla truck is an affluent person desperate to show it off in their driveway.

    I think there may be a market for an electric truck but to get serious sales it will have to be functional and affordable
    Technically, it is affordable... starts at $40K. Many gas pickups sell for more.
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