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After seeing many videos showing a lot of animosity toward Tesla vehicles, I am a bit concerned about my safety and the safety of my Cybertruck. Tesla sedans/SUVs are not as easily recognizable as the Cybertruck, yet they draw a degree of negative attention. Anyone else share my concerns? I know it will have sentry mode, but that will not protect the truck from idiots. Will you feel safe leaving it in a parking lot at night for an extended period of time? Could vandalism lead to higher insurance rates?
I've wondered, since seeing the "bulletproof" demonstration, whether they've created the possibility for people to test the theory. If it creates some "ha! Let's see if it's really bulletproof" ideas. For example, the guy who shot at the tesla "recently" in Nashville (?). I'm not concerned enough to not get one, but I have a lot of faith in humanity (meaning, pretty sure someone's going to give it a "shot".





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Every single car has bullet proof peculiarities, just a perspective.

But there will always be punks who want to "put it to the test". Furthermore, there will be those that say "shoot at me with the 9mm" solely with hopes of actually being hit and getting a GOOD $$$$$$$ settlement.

Driving down Main Street on a Fri/Sat night strutting ones stuff is almost gone (locked down and many in FEAR) so that rules out that game, but if ya want to creep thru "ganglands", all da Powa 2 ya!
 

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After seeing many videos showing a lot of animosity toward Tesla vehicles, I am a bit concerned about my safety and the safety of my Cybertruck. Tesla sedans/SUVs are not as easily recognizable as the Cybertruck, yet they draw a degree of negative attention. Anyone else share my concerns? I know it will have sentry mode, but that will not protect the truck from idiots. Will you feel safe leaving it in a parking lot at night for an extended period of time? Could vandalism lead to higher insurance rates?
Not so worried about vandalism (good luck trying to key my CT, it'll ruin the key) but I AM afraid of constant pictures and swarming in parking lots.
 

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I've wondered, since seeing the "bulletproof" demonstration, whether they've created the possibility for people to test the theory. If it creates some "ha! Let's see if it's really bulletproof" ideas. For example, the guy who shot at the tesla "recently" in Nashville (?). I'm not concerned enough to not get one, but I have a lot of faith in humanity (meaning, pretty sure someone's going to give it a "shot".
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 happening to any one Cybertruck are too remote to even worry about. But you can bet the first year of deliveries won't go by without some fool putting a few higher powered rounds right through a Cybertruck or three. Hopefully, they are caught and taught a lesson.

It might be fun to park a decoy (real Cybertruck) in a rural area on the way to a popular rural shooting area just to bust the idiots. What's going to stop the common idiot is the knowledge that Tesla's are loaded, not with bullets, but with cameras. However, there is always a guy even dumber than that who still doesn't get it.
 

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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.
With the amount of uneducated human beings living and roaming around this world, who clearly do not think about the consequences of their actions, I would prefer to put some type of protection film on my asset. And its the first expensive vehicle we will own. Sure, it might be a dumb idea, but then, its better to protect it from idiots than leaving it unprotected. Is it even wrong to protect it from vandalism and keep the finish scratch free?
 

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With the amount of uneducated human beings living and roaming around this world, who clearly do not think about the consequences of their actions, I would prefer to put some type of protection film on my asset. And its the first expensive vehicle we will own. Sure, it might be a dumb idea, but then, its better to protect it from idiots than leaving it unprotected. Is it even wrong to protect it from vandalism and keep the finish scratch free?
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 you should protect it in ways that don't make any sense? PPF costs thousands of dollars, a Scotchbrite pad costs under a dollar. The most amazing thing about the Cybertruck is it has no fragile paint to chip or scratch!
 

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Lots of cars get vandalized. I would bet in half the video captured vandalism you don't see where the person driving the Tesla flip off, cut off, or do something that the vandal found offensive (and the "i saw them park im gonna get them") 5 minutes before the act caught on camera. I don't condone the actions and in most cases I don't believe normal adults just do random acts because of the make of an automobile
You've never heard of eco terrorism then. Eco-terrorism

There's also the reverse being done by a certain group against EVs. Just google or duckduckgo "charging station vandalism". I wouldn't put it past some to key Tesla because it is a Tesla. I know for years hybrids were picked on by the big diesel truck drivers who would rev the engine to blow black smoke all over the car. I had this happen to my Prius one day. It wouldn't be so bad if it was just smoke but also some splatter of something from the exhaust sprayed my car. I also experienced a couple times going down the road where these same types of truck drivers would purposely speed up and start spewing black smoke "rollin' coal'.

So it IS a very VALID concern to have. People are D**KS.
 

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Interesting range of perspectives.

While I personally am not too concerned, I also realize there are a LOT of uninformed idiots who will take any chance to express their ignorance and displeasure with EVs (especially Teslas). I have owned a Model S since 2015 and only been coal-rolled once. The only damage to my S (so far) has been a self-inflicted minor paint scratch.

As to someone (possibly a drunken fool) testing the bullet resistant properties of the CT exoskeleton, I see that as a possibility, but very slim chance of it happening to my CT. If such an incident were to occur, I would hope the bullet would bounce back and injure the shooter. :cool:
 

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Driving down Main Street on a Fri/Sat night strutting ones stuff is almost gone (locked down and many in FEAR) so that rules out that game, but if ya want to creep thru "ganglands", all da Powa 2 ya!
Wait, people used to drive down main street making a scene instead of just posting to Instagram?!?
 

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Interesting range of perspectives.

While I personally am not too concerned, I also realize there are a LOT of uninformed idiots who will take any chance to express their ignorance and displeasure with EVs (especially Teslas). I have owned a Model S since 2015 and only been coal-rolled once. The only damage to my S (so far) has been a self-inflicted minor paint scratch.

As to someone (possibly a drunken fool) testing the bullet resistant properties of the CT exoskeleton, I see that as a possibility, but very slim chance of it happening to my CT. If such an incident were to occur, I would hope the bullet would bounce back and injure the shooter. :cool:
This is America, the injured shooter would probably sue you.
 

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This is America, the injured shooter would probably sue you.
So long as you're not in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York or Portland, they'll get laughed out of court. The judge might have you play the sentry footage on loop just so everyone laughs at the shooter even harder.
 

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Driving down Main Street on a Fri/Sat night strutting ones stuff is almost gone (locked down and many in FEAR) so that rules out that game, but if ya want to creep thru "ganglands", all da Powa 2 ya!
ha, they have revived it here on the west coast. weekly now. Seems to be an act of defiance in response to the shutdown. and sad how much gas they're burning for it.
 

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Not worried at all.
I'm in Dallas. We're already used to things with the cyberpunk aesthetic, with all the new buildings we're putting up here that are covered in LEDs.

And Dallas, as we all know, is in Texas, which means anyone with an inclination to test the bulletproof attribute of the exoskeleton will know that we're liable to shoot back.
 

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Every single car has bullet proof peculiarities, just a perspective.

But there will always be punks who want to "put it to the test". Furthermore, there will be those that say "shoot at me with the 9mm" solely with hopes of actually being hit and getting a GOOD $$$$$$$ settlement.

Driving down Main Street on a Fri/Sat night strutting ones stuff is almost gone (locked down and many in FEAR) so that rules out that game, but if ya want to creep thru "ganglands", all da Powa 2 ya!
"ganglands" "all da Powa 2 ya"
Okay, we get what you're trying to say. 🙄
 

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I live and work in very deep rural areas. The kind that if you walk into a corner store with hair longer than a crew cut they will tell you "cut your hair you look like a girl." That's real, it happens to me frequently. I have ~12" long hair I tie up and an accompanying 8" beard and I get the comments at least twice a month.

I have a Pacifica Hybrid I use as a work vehicle. For those of you unfamiliar with the beautiful stow and go seats, I can place a 4x8 sheet flat in the back of my van with zero problem. I can put 10-ft long pvc and boards up the middle and completely close the hatch. Is the best work vehicle I've ever owned.

By nature of it being a hybrid (I assume) I frequently (a few times a month) deal with a decent amount of "f*ck that liberal" hate and EV hate. Yes, even in my minivan which sports Pheasants Forever and MUCC stickers. During the heat of the election things got so bad and frequent that I installed front and rear cameras. I have footage of me being coal rolled three times, and audio (internal mic) of a guy calling me a "hippie faggot," and one of a very nice guy asking me how much I like the hybrid versus the gas and if I feel that I miss anything.

Know when it stopped? After the news stories about the F-150 hybrid powering homes in Texas happened. I also attribute some of it to the Mach-E.

This is completely personal opinion, but I feel like my rural brothers hate things until they are exposed to it. They believe that choice of vehicle represents a choice of lifestyle more than it does utility, and they respond to that. The more familiarity they gain, the less the division exists.

I cannot wait to introduce the bro-dozer driving crew to what real torque numbers look like.
Merica, F**k Yeah...
 

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