Cybertruck Options - When?

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Would love just to see basic specs
💯%, Yes, yes yes.
The turning radius and wheel travel are high on my list of questions.

I would like a nondescript heavy duty lightweight truck cover as a purchase option. I guess that more of an accessory then an option.
 

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Go take a look at tesla's other vehicles, they aren't all about giving lots of options, because it costs more to integrate that into the mfg line. i wouldn't be surprised at all if the only options were FSD and interior color. There will be no exterior color options as previously stated by Elon, and I could see them going with an aggressive looking tire that still gives good road performance. They dont want a tire on it that will suck significant miles off the range. Elon has stated their goal is to make this truck as fast as possible from a manufacturing standpoint. Every 'option' adds to that time.

Folks on this forum are always wanting options that are specific to their use case, completing the Baha on a single charge, towing a house, plowing and salting as a county truck in the winter, etc. Do you look for this in any other truck? No, not without significant modification. Tesla is going to make a vehicle that can do normal truck things, be bulletproof, be aggressive looking, do the things Elon has spoken to, and it will do it as the best electric truck out there. I know people want to dream and that's great, but I am incredibly worried there will be so many disappointed people out there because it appears there is 0 tempering of expectations.

Rant over 😁
 
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Go take a look at tesla's other vehicles, they arent all about giving lots of options, because it costs more to integrate that into the mfg line. i wouldnt be surprised at all if the only options were FSD and interior color. There will be no exterior color options as previously stated by elon, and i could see them going with an aggressive looking tire that still gives good road performance. they dont want a tire on it that will suck significant miles off the range. Elon has stated their goal is to make this truck as fast as possible from a manufacturing standpoint. Every 'option' adds to that time.

Folks on this forum are always wanting options that are specific to their use case, completing the Baha on a single charge, towing a house, plowing and salting as a county truck in the winter, etc. do you look for this in any other truck? No, not without significant modification. Tesla is going to make a vehicle that can do normal truck things, be bulletproof, be aggressive looking, do the things Elon has spoken to, and it will do it as the best electric truck out there. I know people want to dream and thats great, but I am incredibly worried there will be so many disappointed people out there because it appears there is 0 tempering of expectations.

Rant over 😁
You forgot chemical resistant, V2G, solar bat wings....
 

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Well, one option that wont be offered is the fool proof "Happy Wife Option".

I have the most amazing wife/partner/best friend. BUT, when she was in college she bought a BMW, and being a car guy, I did the PPI (pre purchase inspection) on it. That car had every problem a car could have and she lost $2k when she sold it. She HATES BMWs because of that one car.

When VW had Dieselgate we all sold our TDIs back to VW (made a killing!), and I bought a BMW, diesel, awd, wagon, red leather interior, 600 watt stereo, 42mpg. It's the ONE thing we argue about. I have nearly 200k miles on the car and its been pure hell.

Buy the CT, forget the wife's opinion. If I can grin and bear it for all of married mankind, you can too.

To remain on topic, I really hope it has, or as an option, front and rear heated seats and heated steering wheel. I never knew I needed a heated steering wheel until I bought a BMW! HA!!
I have lupus. My hands and feet hurt as one of the symptoms, and I have three fingers that have “trigger finger”. The heated steering wheel in my Chevy bolt really, really helps.
 

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another happy heated steering wheel owner here.

Especially this time of year where I am it isn't super cold in the mornings, maybe mid 40s. So sitting in my car dressed appropriately I don't really need the heater but that leather steering wheel sure is cold without the heated option
 

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The thing I'm most excited about currently is when Tesla finally allows us to pick our options for the Cybertruck.

My wife hates how the Cybertruck looks, but when the options come out....I think she'll get a little more excited about things. I told her that she can help me choose the options and then maybe she'll change her mind about the whole thing.

You would think this would be coming soon since the factory is currently being built and start of production is what 8 months ish???

Thoughts?
Well if the wife is not happy :mad: after you get your CT, you might be in the dog 🐶🏠 house. Won’t that be a great adventure! 🏂🚣‍♂️🚴‍♂️🏄‍♂️ Sleeping in you own private dog house (CT) with all the comforts of home, internet, Netflix, a/c, heat, comfy seats that lay back into a bed, glass roof to watch the stars, and if you park near a tree, 🚹 bathroom facilities (bring your own TP).
 

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I agree. My wife’s major concern was being the only one in town driving one. After I told her there are thousands of reservations in Oregon she warmed up.
I agree with her. I would like to avoid the time period when the CT is that crazy looking new truck with super car looks, that has everyone's attention. My reservation isn't supposed to be delivered until Aug. 2022. Hopefully by that time they'll be fairly common place in So. Cal. BUT, it's going to be difficult waiting.:)
 
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Well if the wife is not happy :mad: after you get your CT, you might be in the dog 🐶🏠 house. Won’t that be a great adventure! 🏂🚣‍♂️🚴‍♂️🏄‍♂️ Sleeping in you own private dog house (CT) with all the comforts of home, internet, Netflix, a/c, heat, comfy seats that lay back into a bed, glass roof to watch the stars, and if you park near a tree, 🚹 bathroom facilities (bring your own TP).
LOL, I'm picturing that in my head. The wife says, "since you like that TRUCK so much, go sleep with it"!!!!! Park the CT in the backyard, plug it in and that's your new add-on bedroom.
 

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Well if the wife is not happy :mad: after you get your CT, you might be in the dog 🐶🏠 house. Won’t that be a great adventure! 🏂🚣‍♂️🚴‍♂️🏄‍♂️ Sleeping in you own private dog house (CT) with all the comforts of home, internet, Netflix, a/c, heat, comfy seats that lay back into a bed, glass roof to watch the stars, and if you park near a tree, 🚹 bathroom facilities (bring your own TP).
Ultimate man cave!
 

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I agree with her. I would like to avoid the time period when the CT is that new crazy looking new truck with super car looks, that has everyone's attention. My reservation isn't supposed to be delivered until Aug. 2022. Hopefully by that time they'll be fairly common place in So. Cal. BUT, it's going to be difficult waiting.:)
Likewise.

My wife is receptive to the idea that this is going to be a long term buy for me.

I typically trade used cars around (whenever my needs change), but the CT looks like it can change personal transportation a solved problem for me.

But, with the talk about the badging on the tailgate, I'm likely to remove any identifying marks. I plan to buy the Tri Motor (for the towing range), but I don't particularly want anyone to know how much I spent on it. I'm more fortunate than many of my neighbors at the moment, but I'm not better than they are -- and there's no need to call attention to any of this. I'm likely to remove the badges, if there are any.

Heavy objects will be moved, and the torque will do the talking.
 

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