The Cyber will be the most expensive thing I have ever bought INCLUDING my house.

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Until now the biggest ticket item I have ever purchased has been my current home. in 1998 I paid $51,400. That is with all the fees but not the sales tax.
I am getting the 2M FS Cyber. So $57,000ish.
My current home is worth North of $300,000. The one lot on my street is for sale for $367,000.
But consider what my mindset must be if I am inline to buy a vehicle that cost more than my home.
I must see this thing as something that pretty much is worth my house.
Its current expected performance levels will meet or exceed my expected needs in 2 years.
And my needs/desires are quite high. They were too high to expect anything would meet them until this vehicle was unveiled.
Back in 1962 I had a great Uncle that was too cool for the time he lived in. I was 6. Uncle Albert was "OLD." He was definitely in his fifties. Now the odd thing was that He came to see us in his VW Camper van with two "Great Aunts"? And then when he came 2 yrs later I think my Great Aunts were two completely different women? He was retired. He traveled across the country in this van...with some company. I only remember that he and my Father talked about how many ducks or geese he saw when he was down in Mexico. The old standard, "blacked out the Sun" description.
He pulled up in this odd creature of a vehicle before I went to school. I remember I smarted off so he hog-tied me on the living room floor, with my parent's permission of course. And only let me go after I acknowledged I could not untie myself...And then I went to school.
When I got home it was "Surreal time." He told me to go gather all the kids in my neighborhood that were my close friends. And he took us for a drive. No one asked their parents. We just went. To this day I still remember it. His van was tricked out as a camper. All five of us kids were able to sit around a table while going down the road. Back then, and when you are six, THAT is surreal. I think we ate pretzels. It wasn't important that we ate anything. It was that we put them on a table in front of us and ate them like we were not in a car at all.
That's all it was. but we laughed, and giggled.
I got a few Great nieces and nephews... yep, in 60 years they will tell the story about how Great Uncle Luke pulled up in his Cyber-van and took the kiddies for a ride through the neighborhood without anyone driving... And how we stopped in the woods and cooked hotdogs off the tailgate....
Priceless?
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You need to convert 1998 $ to 2020 $ (or conversely).
 

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Of try buying a house in 2020 for $51,400.00.
 

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Until now the biggest ticket item I have ever purchased has been my current home. in 1998 I paid $51,400. That is with all the fees but not the sales tax.
I am getting the 2M FS Cyber. So $57,000ish.
My current home is worth North of $300,000. The one lot on my street is for sale for $367,000.
But consider what my mindset must be if I am inline to buy a vehicle that cost more than my home.
I must see this thing as something that pretty much is worth my house.
Its current expected performance levels will meet or exceed my expected needs in 2 years.
And my needs/desires are quite high. They were too high to expect anything would meet them until this vehicle was unveiled.
Back in 1962 I had a great Uncle that was too cool for the time he lived in. I was 6. Uncle Albert was "OLD." He was definitely in his fifties. Now the odd thing was that He came to see us in his VW Camper van with two "Great Aunts"? And then when he came 2 yrs later I think my Great Aunts were two completely different women? He was retired. He traveled across the country in this van...with some company. I only remember that he and my Father talked about how many ducks or geese he saw when he was down in Mexico. The old standard, "blacked out the Sun" description.
He pulled up in this odd creature of a vehicle before I went to school. I remember I smarted off so he hog-tied me on the living room floor, with my parent's permission of course. And only let me go after I acknowledged I could not untie myself...And then I went to school.
When I got home it was "Surreal time." He told me to go gather all the kids in my neighborhood that were my close friends. And he took us for a drive. No one asked their parents. We just went. To this day I still remember it. His van was tricked out as a camper. All five of us kids were able to sit around a table while going down the road. Back then, and when you are six, THAT is surreal. I think we ate pretzels. It wasn't important that we ate anything. It was that we put them on a table in front of us and ate them like we were not in a car at all.
That's all it was. but we laughed, and giggled.
I got a few Great nieces and nephews... yep, in 60 years they will tell the story about how Great Uncle Luke pulled up in his Cyber-van and took the kiddies for a ride through the neighborhood without anyone driving... And how we stopped in the woods and cooked hotdogs off the tailgate....
Priceless?
I does sound memorable Luke. I think what they will remember the most is being “ pinned “ to the back wall of the CT when you mash the pedal.
 

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You need to convert 1998 $ to 2020 $ (or conversely).
Even with the inflation it’s still under $100,000.. things have just literally gotten more expensive. Just last year my Father purchased a 2018 Silverado (poor guy lol) and made a similar comment about how it cost as much as his first home.
 
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yeah,
Even with the inflation it’s still under $100,000.. things have just literally gotten more expensive. Just last year my Father purchased a 2018 Silverado (poor guy lol) and made a similar comment about how it cost as much as his first home.
but I ain't bought ANYthing more expensive.
I must really think this is something I need.
 

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The top model tri motor CT is actually the best value out of the three CTs.
The cost per mile range is the least amount in the CT lineup.
I recently changed my order from the mid model to the top model because of realizing this
 

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The top model tri motor CT is actually the best value out of the three CTs.
The cost per mile range is the least amount in the CT lineup.
I recently changed my order from the mid model to the top model because of realizing this
Yep. The tri motor is the one to go after IMHO.
 

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Me too, paid 65,000 for the house, bought it off the county and paid the back taxes.
Trimotor will run 77,000, but for the value I'll get much more that 77,000$ out of it.

That's if it is ever made....
Thye STILL don't have a true working prototype.
The one driving around is body on frame pre-prototype.

God know if they can pull off a real stainless steel unibody that can do all they claim it can DO!
 

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Me too, paid 65,000 for the house, bought it off the county and paid the back taxes.
Trimotor will run 77,000, but for the value I'll get much more that 77,000$ out of it.

That's if it is ever made....
Thye STILL don't have a true working prototype.
The one driving around is body on frame pre-prototype.

God know if they can pull off a real stainless steel unibody that can do all they claim it can DO!
It’s a year or two out.... and Tesla/Elon have been known to do a lot in that long of a time frame.
 

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The top model tri motor CT is actually the best value out of the three CTs.
The cost per mile range is the least amount in the CT lineup.
I recently changed my order from the mid model to the top model because of realizing this
I'm interested in your thinking, given its cost ($30k over the one-motor, $20 over the two-motor) for a small increase in performance and range.
 

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I'm guessing he's calculating how many dollars per mile range.

$40k / 250 miles = $160/mile
$50k / 300 miles = $167/mile
$70k / 500 miles = $140/mile
 

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It's hard for me to relate to this topic. Tiny homes are pushing $400k around here now. Yes, I'm talking about those little houses made out of non-house stuff. Growing up my dad dug in his heels and said he would never pay more for a car than he did for his house. He paid $21k for his house in the mid 1970's. He eventually gave up on that idea.
 

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It's hard for me to relate to this topic. Tiny homes are pushing $400k around here now. Yes, I'm talking about those little houses made out of non-house stuff. Growing up my dad dug in his heels and said he would never pay more for a car than he did for his house. He paid $21k for his house in the mid 1970's. He eventually gave up on that idea.
In the early 80's my father took out a 30 year mortgage to purchase a $40k house. Last year he tapped into his 401k and bought a brand new $50k Chevy Tahoe for mom with cash. They still live in that house. Mom is starting to hint she wants a new Tahoe. (Her's doesn't have cooled seats).
 

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Until now the biggest ticket item I have ever purchased has been my current home. in 1998 I paid $51,400. That is with all the fees but not the sales tax.
I am getting the 2M FS Cyber. So $57,000ish.
My current home is worth North of $300,000. The one lot on my street is for sale for $367,000.
But consider what my mindset must be if I am inline to buy a vehicle that cost more than my home.
I must see this thing as something that pretty much is worth my house.
Its current expected performance levels will meet or exceed my expected needs in 2 years.
And my needs/desires are quite high. They were too high to expect anything would meet them until this vehicle was unveiled.
Back in 1962 I had a great Uncle that was too cool for the time he lived in. I was 6. Uncle Albert was "OLD." He was definitely in his fifties. Now the odd thing was that He came to see us in his VW Camper van with two "Great Aunts"? And then when he came 2 yrs later I think my Great Aunts were two completely different women? He was retired. He traveled across the country in this van...with some company. I only remember that he and my Father talked about how many ducks or geese he saw when he was down in Mexico. The old standard, "blacked out the Sun" description.
He pulled up in this odd creature of a vehicle before I went to school. I remember I smarted off so he hog-tied me on the living room floor, with my parent's permission of course. And only let me go after I acknowledged I could not untie myself...And then I went to school.
When I got home it was "Surreal time." He told me to go gather all the kids in my neighborhood that were my close friends. And he took us for a drive. No one asked their parents. We just went. To this day I still remember it. His van was tricked out as a camper. All five of us kids were able to sit around a table while going down the road. Back then, and when you are six, THAT is surreal. I think we ate pretzels. It wasn't important that we ate anything. It was that we put them on a table in front of us and ate them like we were not in a car at all.
That's all it was. but we laughed, and giggled.
I got a few Great nieces and nephews... yep, in 60 years they will tell the story about how Great Uncle Luke pulled up in his Cyber-van and took the kiddies for a ride through the neighborhood without anyone driving... And how we stopped in the woods and cooked hotdogs off the tailgate....
Priceless?
I'm sure you've heard the common financial axiom: "People spend most on their home, second-most on their car."

Actually it's the opposite, because (and this is big-time, with few exceptions) homes appreciate and vehicles depreciate. So you're right on track.
 
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