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Rob Lister wrote: Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:35 pm Yea, if the price were right, I might buy the cybertruck. It won't rust out. Dead simple drive train. The body is the frame. The carrying specs are decent.
There are older attempts at lasting cars. The problems with robust enough stainless steel and quality manufacturing were, of course, weight and price.

But there are other ones:
  • technology: you can't just upgrade like software;
  • fashion: the latest stuff is proof you have changed something in your life.
So perhaps, just perhaps, Musk's truck is somehow ugly enough to be timeless? :mrgreen: (I don't believe it, in fact.)
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robinson wrote: Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:14 pm How the fuck can no mirrors be legal?
In the U.S. a driver's side mirror is still required but the change requires one signature from the NHTSA. I presume the interior rearview camera display is actually three cameras mounted left, right and rear.
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Witness wrote: Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:43 pm
Rob Lister wrote: Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:35 pm Yea, if the price were right, I might buy the cybertruck. It won't rust out. Dead simple drive train. The body is the frame. The carrying specs are decent.
There are older attempts at lasting cars. The problems with robust enough stainless steel and quality manufacturing were, of course, weight and price.

But there are other ones:
  • technology: you can't just upgrade like software;
  • fashion: the latest stuff is proof you have changed something in your life.
So perhaps, just perhaps, Musk's truck is somehow ugly enough to be timeless? :mrgreen: (I don't believe it, in fact.)
Yea, I'm guessing it ain't for everybody ...
If Raphael Zammit is being perfectly honest, his first reaction when someone texted him a photo of Tesla’s new Cybertruck was horror. “I was like, ‘Oh my goodness! What did Tesla do?’” he says. “What did they do?”

Zammit isn’t just a neutral observer. He heads the MFA Transportation Design program at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit and has been involved in automotive design for a quarter century. And to him, the Cybertruck is “extreme.”

“It literally breaks every rule we tell to our students,” Zammit says. “It’s what we tell them not to do.” No, this is not a truck built for truck designers.
https://www.wired.com/story/why-tesla-c ... oks-weird/

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No worse than when guys started driving Hummers around. Don't see many of those anymore.
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I still see Hummers now and then
still working on Sophrosyne, but I will no doubt end up with Hubris
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Redneck version.
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I will say one thing for the design: I don't know how practical it is, but it's got a kind of "iconic" quality to it.

I do question in what sense it's really a "truck"? It doesn't appear to be very functional as a pickup truck for carrying cargo. Is there a hidden cargo space in the back?
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Anaxagoras wrote: Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:03 am I do question in what sense it's really a "truck"? It doesn't appear to be very functional as a pickup truck for carrying cargo. Is there a hidden cargo space in the back?
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:41 pm The El Camino is a Polish Cathedral to the Cybertuck's typical suburban warehouse.
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