Cybertruck vs Humvee (HMMWV)

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Since the military starting buying the Humvee I have always wanted one, but could never afford it back then. The Humvee has always had that cool factor that's screams look at me when it goes driving by. Despite their size they can just about go anyway and look good doing it.

So now comes the Cybertruck and it gives me that same feeling I had about the Humvee, but now I can afford either, but the Cybertruck wins hands down for me and my needs. I will get that same wow factor as people see me driving my Cybertruck around.
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I do not think the new Hummer EV will have the same impact as the CT when seen driving by.
 
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Wrong Hummer for this topic.
 

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Isnt the hummer the civilian version of the HMMWV? I agree with SAS that the CT has a different impact. At least I hope so. The Hummer always looked like a wasteful vehicle to me and purposeless. CT looks alot more utilitarian and functional.
 
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Isnt the hummer the civilian version of the HMMWV? I agree with SAS that the CT has a different impact. At least I hope so. The Hummer always looked like a wasteful vehicle to me and purposeless. CT looks alot more utilitarian and functional.
Hence why I spoke about the HMMWV. I have never desired a civilian hummer.
 


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Well a Hummwv is a great looking and functioning vehicle. You just need the budget to budge it. What it would cost as a daily driver would hold me back. You need Arnold’s money to drive it. The CT should be the closest thing on the road that would let you get the reaction you are talking about and be able to drive it as you please.
 

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The HMWVV was called a Hummer well before Arnold willed the civilian version into existance...
 

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I am aware of the fact the HMMWV was a military vehicle before it became a civilian vehicle. What I am getting at is the operating cost of the vehicle are high. Gas mileage, vehicle maintenance and insurance are not free on it. It is also not the most practical daily driver based on the size of it. To each their own and I loved the idea of having the HMMWV for a bit however when I face my reality the CT is a better fit. Hell I want a 6 wheel drive 2.5 ton truck like I used to drive in the Canadian Army however it to does not fit my need case either.
 

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Man I hope there’s so many CTs on the road that it won’t be a “look at me” type vehicle because I don’t like attention but I do love the functionality of the CT.
 

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Man I hope there’s so many CTs on the road that it won’t be a “look at me” type vehicle because I don’t like attention but I do love the functionality of the CT.
Unfortunately at first it will be. I had an early Audi TT and it was cool that everyone was standing around it in the parking lot and staring at traffic lights for about a week and then it got really annoying. Thankfully it stopped over time.
 


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I plan on taking my Cybertruck to a gathering called Cars and Coffee in Annapolis, MD. Basically, it is a meetup for automobile enthusiasts. It was at one of those events (6 years ago) that I had my first look inside of a Tesla Model S. I was really impressed and immediately experienced car envy. I think those of us who are early adopters should consider going to these kinds of events so that others can see them first hand and have the opportunity to ask questions about what it is like to live with an electric vehicle.
 

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I drove the HUMVEE in Army (Command Slant back version) and you could not run fast enough to give me one. I retired in 2007 and started dealing in surplus military vehicles. I bought over 200 trucks, trailers and other misc vehicle related stuff andI never, ever considered owning a HUMVEE........I don't have that much masochist in me. They were designed by idiots and built by the lowest bidder. They are cold in the winter and hot in the summer and ride like an oxcart. I'm looking forward to my CT. If I'm going to drive a beast I want it to be a user friendly beast.
 

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I drove the HUMVEE in Army (Command Slant back version) and you could not run fast enough to give me one. I retired in 2007 and started dealing in surplus military vehicles. I bought over 200 trucks, trailers and other misc vehicle related stuff andI never, ever considered owning a HUMVEE........I don't have that much masochist in me. They were designed by idiots and built by the lowest bidder. They are cold in the winter and hot in the summer and ride like an oxcart. I'm looking forward to my CT. If I'm going to drive a beast I want it to be a user friendly beast.
Thanks for your perspective. Ever since I ordered my Tri-Motor CT, I've been trying to learn everything about trucks that I can (being that I've never owned a truck before). Given your background what are your thoughts on the JLTV? As a non-expert it seems impressive and I'm surprised by how much larger it is compared to the HUMVEE.
 

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I drove the HUMVEE in Army (Command Slant back version) and you could not run fast enough to give me one. I retired in 2007 and started dealing in surplus military vehicles. I bought over 200 trucks, trailers and other misc vehicle related stuff andI never, ever considered owning a HUMVEE........I don't have that much masochist in me. They were designed by idiots and built by the lowest bidder. They are cold in the winter and hot in the summer and ride like an oxcart. I'm looking forward to my CT. If I'm going to drive a beast I want it to be a user friendly beast.
I remember Car and Driver reviewing one 20 years ago or so. They basically said what you just wrote only in much more detail. It was pretty much the worst thing they had ever reviewed. They made it sound like driving a harvester only worse. After reading that I began to feel sorry for any poor sucker I saw driving a HUMVEE down the road.
 

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"Given your background what are your thoughts on the JLTV? " My considered opinion is that every new military vehicle sold to the US government is an overly complicated piece of crap. They put an electronic diesel engine in a vehicle that may be subject to EMP or other electronic jamming systems. All new vehicles are armored which adds the need for air conditioning for vehicles that will mostly be used for Admin duty unless deployed to a Theater of Operation. While the armor may save lives it adds additional maint requirements to the operator, mechanics and supply chains. And let me add that a lot of the parts for these vehicles may not be manufactured in the US. A vehicle down for maint is dead weight and useless. My last active duty assignment was in a HETT unit. Our mission was to haul the M1 Abrams main battle tank which weighs in at 62 tons more or less. The original HETT came with the old V-8 two stroke Detroit diesel engine. It was gear bound to 45 MPH and when loaded got about 2 MPG on a good day. On a slight grade they would not pull a greasy string out of a fat cat's ass. Those engines were obsolete before they were installed but a sweet deal between Detroit and Allison made sure the government bought a ton of replacement engines and spare parts. The new HETTs were upgraded to a CAT diese (an electronically controlled one) which made them a little less gutless but they are still slow on the highway.
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