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Old 11-22-2019, 03:12 PM   #113
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Im becoming more convinced that this truck is purely a strategic move. The goal was probably to keep it as cheap and rugged as possible, so the cyberpunk theme is just a facade. Luxury trucks like the Cadillac truck just haven’t sold well, and many trucks are purchased for work environments. Maybe this is a strategic gamble to make a utility truck for construction sites that will survive the environment, or maybe it will appeal to doomsdayers. Let Rivian grow and do something ugly but functional? Whatcha think?
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At least the Tesla is functional
Not sure I agree with the Luxury truck thing. I know a lot of people that own trucks that cost more than the Cybertruck and are plenty luxurious even though they are used for work. I think people just want a truck to have a truck image. Cadillac and trucks (or Lincoln and trucks) don't go together.

As I said in my post in the Cybertruck thread, I sort of like it, and think it is potentially the best value proposition in the Tesla line-up.

I'm going with @Tcoat's recommended stealth fighter motif.
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The truck image is 50% of the purpose of buying a truck. The Tesla image is 50% of buying a Tesla. Just different audiences. So this has little to no truck image and a lot of Tesla image, but it's an ugly image.

The Mach-E doesn't scream Mustang. It screams crossover. However, I don't get the appeal of a coupe crossover. It's more practical than a coupe and less practical than a sedan! Wut?

How actual sales will go, I do not know. I expect not to get either.
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I could possibly go for a Mustang shooting brake.
The current one is not that though.
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I like the way the Mustang looks. It reminds me of a hatchback and that's the way car looks are going.

The tesla looks like it belongs in a bad back to the future parody. And compare the actual "events." Ford knows what they are doing, Elon is a moron wannabe.

As a toy I don't want either. I want a motorcycle engined hybrid that can rev to 13k+ with enough of a battery to simulate ludicrous mode but still be about 2500 pounds or less.

As an only car both are useless, because these ev's losers fail to get Americans would rather fight to the death than let some weenie dictate what they "should need." They are going to buy a car for the weekend vacation to the beach, not the daily drive. Unless that daily drive car is only a few thousand dollars.

Toyota isn't touching all electric until they perfect solid state batteries, which they are putting every penny they can find into, because apparently they believe less than 15 minute charge times and much lighter weight is what consumers actually want. And people will actually buy vehicles they want.

Who would have thought people will not waste money on vehicles they don't want? Why does that only surprise ev losers?
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Looks like Ford has "sold out" the Mach-E First Edition reservations, although they aren't saying how many that is. You can no longer pick it on the configurator/reservations page.

Of course, Ford isn't saying how many that was so, as the article points out, it could be 1 or 100,000.
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