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For my brothers golf clubs and lifestyle, absolutely. But not if you actually do truck things on a regular basis.
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I use my 8’ bed RAM 350 for work and will probably have to bypass my extremely early Cybrtrk order (RN112753775). With a Tommy Gate power lift gate my bed is extended another 10”. I love being able to carry 8’ lumber with the tail gate up or up to 16’ lumber with both sections of the Tommy Gate down to support the lumber. I was hoping for a work truck.
I don’t think the bed length has ever changed. We’re you expecting something different when you reserved it? You obviously did that right after Elon said go. That is an early number, right behind mine.
 

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I love the looks of the CyberTruck but am disappointed that he made it a little smaller than the original prototype that I've seen at Peterson Automotive Museum, that one was the perfect size as far as I'm concerned.
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For my brothers golf clubs and lifestyle, absolutely. But not if you actually do truck things on a regular basis.

Bed size and functionality is so very subjective to the use. If your a landscaper for example and need to haul a pallet full of pavers, a 5.5-6' bed might do very well with the 3500lb cargo capacity. If your job is a dry waller, then not so much. There is no perfect one size fits all bed length for trucks. Tesla had to start at some place with their first offering and they chose to meet the most in demand bed length so I see nothing wrong with that. I will say I am not so sure the styling would be very conducive to an eventual 8' bed option down the road several years from now.... However, I could see an even smaller bed for both US and overseas markets.
 

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I use my 8’ bed RAM 350 for work and will probably have to bypass my extremely early Cybrtrk order (RN112753775). With a Tommy Gate power lift gate my bed is extended another 10”. I love being able to carry 8’ lumber with the tail gate up or up to 16’ lumber with both sections of the Tommy Gate down to support the lumber. I was hoping for a work truck.
At no point was the Cybertruck offered with an 8' bed?

Here is a screen shot from Ford.com spec page for the F-250 Super Duty truck. Two boxes/beds and the short one (like in the comparison photo) is 6.75 ft long, about 15 inches longer than the CT's vault (at the floor).

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I'm confused about how a 6.75' floor could be 15" longer than a 6+' floor.

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At no point was the Cybertruck offered with an 8' bed?


I'm confused about how a 6.75' floor could be 15" longer than a 6+' floor.

-Crissa
I assumed a 5.5' vault floor when I made that comment. I looked at various estimates (including mine) made by people who were looking at photos and arrived at that value. I must have missed a higher probability estimate if your 6+' is more accurate/likely, Crissa. Is that the case? I hope so!
 

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Bed size and functionality is so very subjective to the use. If your a landscaper for example and need to haul a pallet full of pavers, a 5.5-6' bed might do very well with the 3500lb cargo capacity. If your job is a dry waller, then not so much. There is no perfect one size fits all bed length for trucks. Tesla had to start at some place with their first offering and they chose to meet the most in demand bed length so I see nothing wrong with that. I will say I am not so sure the styling would be very conducive to an eventual 8' bed option down the road several years from now.... However, I could see an even smaller bed for both US and overseas markets.
If it’s the size of my Tacoma with a 6’ bed it will be perfect for me. I don’t need an American size truck. I do prefer at least 6’ for what I do.
 


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I assumed a 5.5' vault floor when I made that comment. I looked at various estimates (including mine) made by people who were looking at photos and arrived at that value. I must have missed a higher probability estimate if your 6+' is more accurate/likely, Crissa. Is that the case? I hope so!
That's what Elon said in the most recent earnings call.

On the website it said 6.5'.

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Cybertruck with Frunk and Tonneau partially open; now that's different!
1692646967891.png
(Jeff Roberts on 𝕏 a few minutes ago)

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OMG the Cybertruck is going to be a fingerprint magnet. It's the piano black centre console all over again. I'm going to have to put $ aside to have it wrapped.
 

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That's what Elon said in the most recent earnings call.

On the website it said 6.5'.

-Crissa
Got it! I'll edit and fix my error... Thanks, Crissa!
 

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“So, this is what you’re trying to get right in the middle of the Goldilocks zone, not too big, not too small, and then really maximize the utility of the volume. And we can’t wait to start deliveries later this year,” Elon Musk said.

“The demand is so far off the hook, you can’t even see the hook. So, it’s not really an issue. I want to emphasize that there is a lot of new technology in the Cybertruck. Likes very much.

“Production ramps will move as quickly as the slowest and least likely elements of the entire supply chain and internal production. So, you know, I hope it’s comfortable. Elon Musk commented, “We’ve got a lot of experience with production ramps.”
 
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