My journey to the Cybertruck

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Looks like it's wired backwards! Hee.

That's a risk when swapping out parts mid-year. Well, hope you don't get pulled over in the meanwhile ^-^

Bet you have fun with your new car!

-Crissa
That’s what I thought too. But I looked closer and you can see subtle differences. The left one is correct. It’s a darker shade of red around the outside. And the inner bulb is a little different. But they are close enough that I would have never noticed if I hadn’t been following my wife home and watched them light up.

It’s been a lot of fun. We took it on a 500 mile road trip to eastern Oregon a couple days after we got it. Next weekend we are going on a long weekend drive down the Oregon coast. It’s the first car we’ve ever got that made our adult children beg to drive it.:LOL:
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Let the games begin. :oops: It will be interesting to see if you later regret not getting FSD. :mad: Looking forward to your journey. (y) And may the CHARGE be with you! :)
We only plan to own the Y for 2 years. I just don’t see any chance FSD is fully realized within that time. And even if it were complete right now, I don’t know that $8000 for 24 months of use is worth it. It would slightly increase the resale.

This brings up an interesting topic. If I buy a bunch of apps for my iPhone, those apps move over to my new phone when I upgrade. If Tesla adopted this policy I would for sure buy FSD now. And maybe the acceleration upgrade too.
 
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Got the brake light replaced a couple hours before we headed out for a long weekend road trip. Took a leisurely drive down the Oregon coast and into Northern California. About 1,000 miles round trip.
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A few random thoughts:
The supercharger network is worth the hype. I’m a fan of all EVs, not just Tesla, but I can’t imagine making this trip in a non-Tesla EV.

Autopilot is cool, glad I have it, but it needs a lot of work. Lots of random braking and lane confusion.

You won’t be able to drive a Cybertruck through a tree, but it will be nice for driving down onto the beach. Most of the spots where you can drive down onto the beach have a really rough spot between the beach and the parking lot. Probably too much for a Model Y but easy stuff for the CT. Can’t wait to load it up and try out!

Edit: And yes, I realize there’s something “wrong” about driving an eco friendly car through an old growth tree:ROFLMAO:
 
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I'm sure a lot of you had some interesting experiences with the recent arctic weather. We had one of our own.

We were at the Oregon Coast for a long weekend away. We were getting ready to head home (where we still had power) on Sunday so we stopped at the supercharger to top up before heading home. I left myself a 10%-15% buffer. And we headed out. That's when it all went wrong.

The first problem was the highway we were planning to take got shut down. No problem, we'll just take a longer route on a different highway. No worries, right? I did leave that buffer and there are 2 Superchargers on our route if things go wrong. As we got further along I noticed something peculiar, both Superchargers ahead of us were offline. I didn't realize how bad the storm was. So I had to start driving more slowly to make sure we could get home at all. Then our daughter texted to let us now that our house just lost power. So long story short we eeked into our driveway with 2% battery.

But it wasn't over at that point. Our power was out we couldn't charge and our local power utility said it could be a week before it comes back. And then I'm starting to get messages from the Tesla app telling me to charge the battery soon to avoid battery damage. Add to that that my backup car is also electric and it's getting low on charge... So that's when I did the unthinkable. I called a friend and borrowed a generator ?. Yeah, that's right. I had to spend a night topping off the gas in a generator to charge my Tesla.

What did I learn? If there is ANY sort of inclement weather/bad situation my advice is to charge as much as you can while you can. I only charged up to 65% at the start of our trip. If I had only spent 15 minutes longer at the supercharger most of my headaches could have been avoided.
 
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What did I learn? If there is ANY sort of inclement weather/situation my advice is to charge as much as you can while you can. I only charged up to 65% at the start of our trip. If I had only spent 15 minutes longer most of my headaches could have been avoided.
And to note, if the Superchargers are out, the gas stations are most certainly also out.

During fire-weather here, they pull the plug, which means our local gas stations are also turned off.

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Around 20 years ago I took a road trip from Tulsa to New Orleans. Started the trip just after a winter storm blew through. Along the drive many trees were down from added weight due to a large coating of ice. A couple times almost couldn’t get gas because the electricity was out all over. Got lucky once where one gas station happened to get power turned on as I pulled in on an empty tank. Shortly after filling up the power went out again.

The point being that it doesn’t really matter if you are using gas or electric. Everything ultimately is dependent on the availability of electricity. When extreme situations (or even just abnormally anomalous situations) happen, everyone is going to be in a precarious situation if not well prepared and operating cautiously.
 

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When extreme situations (or even just abnormally anomalous situations) happen, everyone is going to be in a precarious situation if not well prepared and operating cautiously.
I see a commercial opportunity for Aptera after storm passes, sun comes out and no one else has power.
 
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Haha, haven't updated this in a while...

So, when I got a reservation on the Cybertruck it created more interest in Tesla for me. Which led me to get a Model Y, which our family loved. We drove that thing for 3 years and 55,000 miles. But it made my wife have wandering eyes for the Model X. That didn't matter much, because the Model X was ridiculously expensive. Buuuuuut when they lowered the price enough that it qualified for the federal refund it put the Model X within reach.

So long story short, yesterday we took delivery of a new Model X. Now I finally think I see what Tesla is doing with the Cybertruck... selling other vehicles.
 

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Haha, haven't updated this in a while...

So, when I got a reservation on the Cybertruck it created more interest in Tesla for me. Which led me to get a Model Y, which our family loved. We drove that thing for 3 years and 55,000 miles. But it made my wife have wandering eyes for the Model X. That didn't matter much, because the Model X was ridiculously expensive. Buuuuuut when they lowered the price enough that it qualified for the federal refund it put the Model X within reach.

So long story short, yesterday we took delivery of a new Model X. Now I finally think I see what Tesla is doing with the Cybertruck... selling other vehicles.
Without pictures, it never happened!
 


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Here you go.

(Sorry, I don't think my wife wants her face posted randomly without her knowledge.)

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Understandable. Hey, what are your takeaways going from the Y to the X?
 

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Here you go.

(Sorry, I don't think my wife wants her face posted randomly without her knowledge.)

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LOL. easily solved by telling her about it...
 
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Understandable. Hey, what are your takeaways going from the Y to the X?
A lot of it is very familiar, just a little bigger. But the X has a nicer interior. The kids love the rear screen. The windshield gives an AMAZING view. Having cooled front seats and a heated steering wheel is nice. It's 0-60 time is almost 1 second lower and you definitely feel the difference.

The downsides so far. The falcon wing doors take some getting used to. And they are gaudy. Would much prefer standard rear doors. Also, after 3 years of driving the Y we had all the settings dialed in to our tastes, with a little adjustment here and there over the years, so that it felt as comfortable as an old pair of pants. But all those settings didn't carry over. So it's taking a while to get everything dialed in exactly the way we want it for each of our profiles.
 

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