Consumer Reports reviews the Cybertruck

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Who reads consumer report anymore?? I haven't trusted a word they say since the 90s Suzuki samurai lies. They were proven guilty of intentionally defaming the samurai to boost Wrangler sales.
Don't even get me started on their garbage software reviews.

Their misquoting of Elon and the Tesla website is just more of their tedious nonsense. Where did all the good reporters go? You know, the ones that report the truth and check their facts?

I do like the IIHS for safety reviews, at least they stick to a scientific rigor and simply report the data. For user reviews, it's best to just go drive it yourself or talk to someone you know that owns it.
The Ford Foundation is not the Ford Automotive company. They are different companies with different sources of money. The Ford Foundation gets its money from the original members of the Ford family, ones that no longer work at Ford.

That's like saying the business Grandpa founded when he retired is paying for ads for the business that the Grandchild is took over. That's ridiculous. And it would be highly corrupt and a violation of federal law for non-profits to act on behalf of a for-profit company.

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i am still smelling a lot of conflicts of interest here. I don’t believe there is such a thing as getting large sums of money from an entity and not “owing” them or their affiliates.
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i am still smelling a lot of conflicts of interest here. I don’t believe there is such a thing as getting large sums of money from an entity and not “owing” them or their affiliates.
That's not how conflict of interest works.

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That's not how conflict of interest works.

-Crissa
Oh I know big companies and despite how distant the family is there is still money flowing to non active family for sure. In a huge company like Ford there are certainly kids and relatives with fancy titles that don’t actually do much. And what better way to make it not look like a conflict of interest than have some distant “non affiliated” non profit do your bidding. Didn’t the Ford foundation recently hire one of Henry Fords great grandsons to the board. Consumer reports getting money from a “non affiliated” company and happening to write favorable articles about the company’s “non affiliates” is exactly how you try to hide a conflict of interest. Now I am not saying the foundation is bad or that they don’t accomplish a lot of good. But giving over $100k a year to CR. I doubt the true motive is to make sure people make wise choices on which blender to buy.
 

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Those are Rockwell axles under the rear.
I cut up a lot of military trucks and parted them out to the rock crawler crowd.
Those are either 2 1/2 or 5 ton military axles.
The may have just put that body on a military chassis. There was a lot of that going on in the military vehicle collector hobby.
We still have an 04 Dodge dually for the farm but it has never been lifted or equipped with other than stock sized tires. The stupid thing is 2wd and will get stuck in it's own shadow.
Cool. This vehicle was at Mecum Car Auction Orlando last month. I drive for them and I think they said that it was a 5 ton chassis.
 

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My Ford 2003 F150 has been a great truck. But it’s rusting away. Another huge advantage of Tesla’s CT it won’t rust. Will not produce N oxides, no co2, no co. The large battery, can act as a backup generator for your house. And no more oil drips in Retail parking lots from leaking ICE engines. We’ll not only clean the air but the creeks and water ways. The sharp angle lines look like a stealth jet fighter.
 

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My Ford 2003 F150 has been a great truck. But it’s rusting away. Another huge advantage of Tesla’s CT it won’t rust. Will not produce N oxides, no co2, no co. The large battery, can act as a backup generator for your house. And no more oil drips in Retail parking lots from leaking ICE engines. We’ll not only clean the air but the creeks and water ways. The sharp angle lines look like a stealth jet fighter.
The Cybertruck will have some structural steel that is not Stainless. I don't think much of it will be exposed to the elements directly though. Seems like some parts of the suspension would be steel though. It'll definitely be 99% less rust, but might need to watch those few parts or end up with a shiny truck that falls apart.
 

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The Cybertruck will have some structural steel that is not Stainless. I don't think much of it will be exposed to the elements directly though. Seems like some parts of the suspension would be steel though. It'll definitely be 99% less rust, but might need to watch those few parts or end up with a shiny truck that falls apart.
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No, but they have shown the occasional editorial lapse in the recent past.

Maybe one of their automotive writers -- always used to scrupulous cooperation from makers -- ran into Tesla's practice of ignoring journalists' questions and became peeved.
I cancelled my CR subscription 2 yrs ago because they went from un-biased reviews to paid critiques and reviews......they are just like all the rest now
 

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Without production vehicles, we're all operating on guesswork. But Munro talks about some of the suspension components being stamped steel in this video. There are clearly no bits of the suspension made of stainless. I suspect there are other components which will be made of stamped steel as well because it doesn't make a ton of sense to fold every component on the truck.
 
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