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  1. Concerned about safety when driving your Cybertruck?

    When you said "bar" my first thought was your dad drove his truck into a drinking establishment, lol! Then I realized you meant river bar. :ROFLMAO: I cut storm-downed trees on Forest Service Land in the mountains and, in the spring after the winter storms have gone, I'm competing with others...
  2. Concerned about safety when driving your Cybertruck?

    Not that I know of, not without paying a third-party data company for it. But you can get a pretty good idea by going to your nearest high-volume dealership and wander through the lot looking at window stickers, you might be shocked! I'm shocked at how many they keep in stock with no buyers in...
  3. Rumor: Tesla working with 3M to custom wrap Cybertruck from the factory

    So you're saying laser etching might be OK if treated post-laser with an acid bath? Interesting. I wonder if it would be sufficient to just wipe it down with acid soaked pads?
  4. Rumor: Tesla working with 3M to custom wrap Cybertruck from the factory

    Standard laser etching shouldn't be used on stainless steel because it removes the layer that protects it from corrosion (chromium oxide). There are special lasers that can mark stainless steel using a process called laser annealing that works without removing the protective chromium oxide layer...
  5. Concerned about safety when driving your Cybertruck?

    When I bought my 2010 F-150 in 2009, I was planning on buying the most basic, fleet style truck (but I needed four-wheel drive for firewood cutting). That means I had to move up to an XLT (the regular f-150 is only RWD). And I wanted electric windows because the cab is too wide to reach over and...
  6. Mustang Mach-E Real World Range (Big problem)

    I've found almost no hit to efficiency from accelerating much harder than normal. It's the higher speeds that are typical with this kind of driving and especially the regen or braking that's typically required after a burst of speed that kills efficiency. If you just accelerate hard up to your...
  7. FSD... Ownership transfer issues (if someone else totals your CT)?

    You are just raising silly points now. I don't like insurance companies either. They try to pay as little as possible with regularity. This is not new. Some are better than others and, with a good company, you shouldn't need a lawyer to get true market value up to your policy limits for vehicle...
  8. FSD... Ownership transfer issues (if someone else totals your CT)?

    Unless Tesla used their discretion to move you to the front of the reservation wait list, you would need to reserve another one and wait your turn, as it should be. Unless you could find an almost new one on the secondary market. I was lucky enough to be an early Model 3 owner and, having...
  9. Updated CyberTruck to be shown in a month or so says Musk!

    We are probably within "a whisker" of "or so". ;)
  10. Concerned about safety when driving your Cybertruck?

    Well, I love my weenie too! Of course, the fact that I love it is not a good reason to do something illogical. In otherwords, I still don't protect it with a condom when I pee! Please think logically! How does loving something a bunch (because it's the first new vehicle you will own), mean that...
  11. FSD... Ownership transfer issues (if someone else totals your CT)?

    That's one of the silliest things I've read on this forum. The insurance company insures you for the entire value of the vehicle in the event you total it. They know how much it cost and how much it's depreciated. If you add FSD after the initial purchase you need to call your insurance and...
  12. Insurance companies concerned about increased losses because of panoramic & glass roofs

    It says the roof had been worked on by a third party repair shop. The probably didn't allow the glue enough time to fully cure!
  13. Concerned about safety when driving your Cybertruck?

    In the US, people shoot at other cars literally every day. It's not a joke. And the vast majority of them are not Teslas. Of course just because a 9 mm round won't penetrate the body of a Cybertruck doesn't mean it won't create a dimple where the bullet hits (it will). The chances of it...
  14. Concerned about safety when driving your Cybertruck?

    Of course a lot of the hate is from the percieved high price of a Tesla (never mind that they are actually a much better value than any EV offered by the competition). I think the fact that a $39K RWD Cybertruck will look exactly like a $49K AWD and a $69K AWD tri-motor will help alleviate the...
  15. Concerned about safety when driving your Cybertruck?

    Are you aware that the stainless steel is cold-rolled? That makes it not only stronger against bending forces but also hardens the surface against impact. It's not like the stainless steel you may be familiar with on food-processing equipment and kitchen appliances. A Scotchbrite pad should be...
  16. Concerned about safety when driving your Cybertruck?

    I hope you're joking, the exterior of the bare Cybertruck is many times tougher and more damage resistant than the best "self-healing" paint protection film. Putting a plastic film on a Cybertruck would be like wearing a condom to take a leak. Dumb.
  17. Concerned about safety when driving your Cybertruck?

    We've had two Tesla's for three years and are not worried one bit. And I disagree that Tesla sedans are not easily recognized. Anyone who dislikes Teslas enough to want to harm one, knows exactly what they look like. While vandalism "because it's a Tesla" is quite rare, the Cybertruck will be...
  18. When will Tesla raise prices on the CT?

    Not asserting that at all. I was simply refuting the notion that $40K is too high for the average new car buyer to afford. EV prices will naturally continue to decline with volume of production and constant improvements in the production processes of batteries and vehicles. The car industry...
  19. When will Tesla raise prices on the CT?

    Haha! I was going to add that disclaimer but didn't because I thought it was obvious. So, in this case, "afford" means "able and willing to buy". Whether it's "affordable" in the sense you are interpreting it is up to your personal definition of "affordable". But in the context of the...
  20. When will Tesla raise prices on the CT?

    The average cost to buy a new vehicle in the USA rose above $40,000 starting late last year and continuing into 2021. And most of those were ICE vehicles with their higher TCO. Apparently, enough people can afford $40K+ for a new vehicle to cause the average to rise above that price.


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