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I’d love to see the Cybertruck put through it’s paces by the guys at Top Gear or someone similar. Here is the baseline for what it takes to be the world’s toughest truck.

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I’d love to see the Cybertruck put through it’s paces by the guys at Top Gear or someone similar. Here is the baseline for what it takes to be the world’s toughest truck.

How do you think that Toyota would do under these tests if it had a proprietary MCU and every automated feature a model X has today when it was built?

p.s. we need to form a truck rights organization.
 
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How do you think that Toyota would do under these tests if it had a proprietary MCU and every automated feature a model X has today when it was built?

p.s. we need to form a truck rights organization.
The Cybertruck is marketed as being designed for the apocalypse. The Hillux is likely the other truck which is still going to be around, we need to see how it compares.
 

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I can't wait for the TFL Ike Gauntlet towing test. if they can get their hands on a ct, rivian and lightning it would make an awesome comparison video.
 
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They were willing to do a massive amount of wrenching on that hilux to declare it 'unbreakable'.
I think it was fair. They didn’t replace any major components.

Assuming nothing pierces the battery, I'd expect the Cybertruck to come out similarly.

Not sure about the salt water bath though :D
 

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I can't wait for the TFL Ike Gauntlet towing test. if they can get their hands on a ct, rivian and lightning it would make an awesome comparison video.
I would find this very entertaining! Thumbs up from me.

I know nothing about the Rivian, but the f150 sure has a lot of plastic on the front. Time does NOT work in favor the f150s... Though looks and continuing to do it's job are different matters entirely.

I'm more excited to see a 20 year old, well used CT some day! I think it'll only look more bad ass with wear.
 
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I can't wait for the TFL Ike Gauntlet towing test. if they can get their hands on a ct, rivian and lightning it would make an awesome comparison video.
Not sure exactly what this is, but I'd prefer it wasn't the sort of tug-o-war Tesla demoed. Maybe drag racing towing some giant concrete barricades.
 

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Not sure exactly what this is, but I'd prefer it wasn't the sort of tug-o-war Tesla demoed. Maybe drag racing towing some giant concrete barricades.
It’s a YouTube channel where they often test trucks against one another in the Rocky Mountains. They test things like the manufacture’s rated towing capacity, brakes, trailer sway, etc. It’s a professional group of guys with well produced videos. I think you would enjoy it. The channel is called TFL Truck I believe.
 
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It’s a YouTube channel where they often test trucks against one another in the Rocky Mountains. They test things like the manufacture’s rated towing capacity, brakes, trailer sway, etc. It’s a professional group of guys with well produced videos. I think you would enjoy it. The channel is called TFL Truck I believe.
Another video I'd love to see is a head-to-head with the Cybertruck, Hummer, F150, and Rivian off roading. Maybe a Rubicon trip. Of course the Cybertruck and the top end Rivian are likely the only ones likely to get there with enough range left to do anything.
 

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The Cybertruck is marketed as being designed for the apocalypse. The Hillux is likely the other truck which is still going to be around, we need to see how it compares.
The Hilux is equivalent to the cockroach of trucks. It will be the last thing standing in the apocalypse / thermonuclear war. I'm not sure what the Cybertruck will turn out to be in this analogy but if it can hold up as well as a Hilux I will be very impressed. I fully expect that the Cybertruck will outlast and outperform all the other EV trucks out there. I fully expect that the Cybertruck will also outlast and outperform all the full-size ICE trucks. But when it comes to the Hilux, it will be interesting to see how things work out. With the simplified drivetrain, I have high hopes. But with all the electronics and cameras, plus super wizard features like traction control what happens if some part of the system starts to fail? Does the Cybertruck just keep pushing as best it can? Or does it brick itself? I doubt I will personally have to deal with these extreme circumstances short of having an accident or faulty parts. But if I start seeing recycled Cybertrucks driving through jungles with little to no road, I'll get the answer to this question. Now if the only time the Cybertruck is seen driving through the jungles is when it is on tracks or giving tours to rich visitors then that will tell me it's not up to the Hilux standard of reliability.
 
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The Hilux is equivalent to the cockroach of trucks. It will be the last thing standing in the apocalypse / thermonuclear war. I'm not sure what the Cybertruck will turn out to be in this analogy but if it can hold up as well as a Hilux I will be very impressed. I fully expect that the Cybertruck will outlast and outperform all the other EV trucks out there. I fully expect that the Cybertruck will also outlast and outperform all the full-size ICE trucks. But when it comes to the Hilux, it will be interesting to see how things work out. With the simplified drivetrain, I have high hopes. But with all the electronics and cameras, plus super wizard features like traction control what happens if some part of the system starts to fail? Does the Cybertruck just keep pushing as best it can? Or does it brick itself? I doubt I will personally have to deal with these extreme circumstances short of having an accident or faulty parts. But if I start seeing recycled Cybertrucks driving through jungles with little to no road, I'll get the answer to this question. Now if the only time the Cybertruck is seen driving through the jungles is when it is on tracks or giving tours to rich visitors then that will tell me it's not up to the Hilux standard of reliability.
The Cybertruck has a secret weapon though…. It has the potential to be self fueling in the future.

The Hilux will be forever slave to the foibles of oil production. If transportation and global communications break down, how are you keeping that Hilux running?
 

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As a previous owner of an ‘84 Extra Cab 4x4 Toyota, this was hard to watch, but entertaining nonetheless. I loved that truck and teared up when I sold it. It had a bent frame when I bought it from a friend. Had it straightened out, but probably didn’t even need to do that. I never worried about getting stuck in the woods and repairs were always minor and performed by yours truly.
For the CT to be in this same pantheon, I would think it would have to be functional even after all of the computer tech has shutdown. Maybe like some sort of full manual mode. A limp back home mode, if you will. My 2 cents.
 
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As a previous owner of an ‘84 Extra Cab 4x4 Toyota, this was hard to watch, but entertaining nonetheless. I loved that truck and teared up when I sold it. It had a bent frame when I bought it from a friend. Had it straightened out, but probably didn’t even need to do that. I never worried about getting stuck in the woods and repairs were always minor and performed by yours truly.
For the CT to be in this same pantheon, I would think it would have to be functional even after all of the computer tech has shutdown. Maybe like some sort of full manual mode. A limp back home mode, if you will. My 2 cents.
Someone smashed the console on a Cybertruck while it was driving. Not quite the same as what you suggest.

It would be quite difficult for the Cybertruck to survive being submerged in salt water.

I just sold my Toyota Tundra. I've only owned it for 3.5 years, but it's been a phenomenal vehicle for us. I was going to wait for the Cybertruck before selling it, but the market it too good right now so let it go since it's a third vehicle in our family of 2.
 
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