Was it worth the overall size reduction in your opinion so that it fits in a garage


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I think I may have seen a truck in a garage a few times in my life. SUVs ok. I have seen plenty in a garage. I struggle for some reason with the thought that Tesla may have made the nose stubbier in an effort to fit in a garage. I already installed a 125amp panel on the outside of my house by my driveway so the I can park it outside. Was it really worth it to you?
 
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It's a pickup not a luxury car collection, a utility, what garage why? :oops:
Elon was proud to announce today on the earnings call that it will fit in a standard 20' garage as it is 19ft or less. My first thought was please don't tell me they made great efforts to shrink the truck so it fits in a garage. The front end does not look as good as it did when it was revealed in 2019 and that is indisputable. Some have argued that it had to do with crash safety but that has not been confirmed as far as I know. Elon definitely did say a couple years back that they were entertaining shrinking the truck 6" or so to fit in a garage. If they made it 19' to fit in a 20' garage that obviously isnt much clearance and as i stated earlier. i havent ever met a truck owner that really wanted to park in a garage. I get the cold weather folks will appreciate it and possibly some others but I imagine its a small percentage and I would personally much rather have the original front end in sacrifice of it not fitting in the garage. I think i mostly posted this to vent. Here is a link to another post that shows the differences better. I don't pretent to understand crash requirements but it really looks to me like they shaved that 6" off the front end to make it fit in a garage and it doesn's look nearly as good. link

here is an image from that same thread:

Tesla Cybertruck So the Cybertruck fits in a garage (at under 19ft long)... But was the size reduction worth it for you? 1689813449211
 

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Were the size sacrifices worth it?
Four doors, seats 5, and has a 6-foot bed. What "sacrifices" should I be evaluating?

Making it longer also adds weight, reduces the turning radius, reduces the entry/exit angle, and makes it harder to park generally.
 


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Here in Canada, even with the snow and the cold, our pickups live outside, not in garages for the most part, so I still don't see why people would want to put them in a garage, it doesn't make sense from my point of view, but that's only my opinion of course! ;) 🤙

Thank's for the link !
 
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Four doors, seats 5, and has a 6-foot bed. What "sacrifices" should I be evaluating?

Making it longer also adds weight, reduces the turning radius, reduces the entry/exit angle, and makes it harder to park generally.
This sacrifice circled in the image below. And dont try to say camera angle. because both are fairly equal. That stubbiness almost certainly adds to the drag on the vehicle. The geometry of the CT makes it very sensitive to proportionality. The old front end looked better. And i guess my point is that if the purpose of stubbing the front end was to fit in a garage, that was a dumb decision IMO. I guess the Rivian will fit in a garage so maybe they were worried about losing sales because of it. The production bottom image looks like its missing the front end from the side.
Tesla Cybertruck So the Cybertruck fits in a garage (at under 19ft long)... But was the size reduction worth it for you? 1689813585945
 

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Making it longer also adds weight, reduces the turning radius, reduces the entry/exit angle, and makes it harder to park generally.
Exactly. Add range, visibility, payload, etc.

I take the “under 19’/fits in garage” angle taken on the earnings call to be just that: an earning’s call tidbit preview.

The all-in consideration for the size does not start and end with garage-ability. It surely Alain includes addressing frictions (eg weight and range) as well as capitalizing on benefits (eg maneuverability).

Come release time, the emphasis will be in the long list of capabilities of the CT, several of which will directly or indirectly result in whole or part from its shortened length.

That said, all of these very important benefits will be coming at two functional “costs” not mentioned much: decreased frunk depth, and (finally) confirmation that the CT’s bed has reduced from 6.5’ to 6’

But for striking at the largest TAM, increases to maneuverability, range, etc., far outweigh the Frunk or bed length effects.
 

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Four doors, seats 5, and has a 6-foot bed. What "sacrifices" should I be evaluating?
I don’t have a garage but I do like a shorter truck just for parking and maneuverability. I never had any chickens or CTs at my disposal for measuring anything but I have a feeling CT has lost a little bit of width and may be some space in back seat. People that took a test drive in back seat of the original CT may be able to tell the difference (if any). Most of what comes with smaller size including better range (if it has smaller width) is welcomed by me but I do consider loss of that front middle seat a sacrifice. Overall, if backseat is as large as F150, I still consider Pros more than the Cons when it comes to shrinkage.
 
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Here in Canada, even with the snow and the cold, our pickups live outside, not in garages for the most part, so I still don't see why people would want to put them in a garage, it doesn't make sense from my point of view, but that's only my opinion of course! ;) 🤙

Thank's for the link !
I think the IT guys in silicon valley park their trucks in the garage. If I offended anyone, I am sorry, its been a long road getting here with the CT and I am just venting. My brother in law is an IT guy in Silicon Valley so I am partially entitled to say this. I work for a GC doing $1B a year in construction so I really want to see the CT succeed in the construction world and fitting in a garage is definitely not one of the requirements.
 


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How come the same people saying, "it's a truck not a luxury vehicle, why would you park it in the garage?" Are the same people crying because it's less pretty? Lol

The functionality is what you guys care about right? You're getting a 6+ foot bed, full 4 doors, so your storage is already like. Gas truck but then you'll also have a frunk (even if slightly smaller than it would've been).

Feels like you don't agree with your own logic

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Here in Canada, even with the snow and the cold, our pickups live outside, not in garages for the most part, so I still don't see why people would want to put them in a garage, it doesn't make sense from my point of view, but that's only my opinion of course! ;) 🤙

Thank's for the link !
Do you have a Tesla? I live in Canada and my CT will be garaged stored. Winter kills an EV range, but you can significantly reduce the effects by keeping it indoors and pre heating it. We currently keep our Model 3 outside and in winter you can lose around 40% of the range. When we're on the road and stay at a hotel with heated parking, with winter loss is more like 20%. We'll be building a garage.

Also, we live downtown and our CT will almost certainly be the first in the region. I can guarantee there will be a drunk wandering home some night and want to recreate the steel ball stunt and throw a rock at the Cyber thinking they're cool. It will be inside.
 

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Do you have a Tesla? I live in Canada and my CT will be garaged stored. Winter kills an EV range, but you can significantly reduce the effects by keeping it indoors and pre heating it. We currently keep our Model 3 outside and in winter you can lose around 40% of the range. When we're on the road and stay at a hotel with heated parking, with winter loss is more like 20%. We'll be building a garage.

Also, we live downtown and our CT will almost certainly be the first in the region. I can guarantee there will be a drunk wandering home some night and want to recreate the steel ball stunt and throw a rock at the Cyber thinking they're cool. It will be inside.

Yes we have a Tesla 3 from June 2020 and from time to time the locks freeze but it's not systematic and really not a big problem either. This happens on my Nissan Frontier too so you have to put things into perspective a bit, but that's just me!!!! ;) 🤙
 

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I remember all the people complaining it was too big after the reveal and asking if it would fit in a garage. They were rather vocal about in on reddit and twitter. Reacting to that, Elon said they ere going to shrink it, so this is not a huge shock.

Personally I am going to garage my Cybertruck as well. That said, I do kind of wish it was the original size and nose as well, but I don't find it to be a big deal at all.
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