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Re: Tesla truck intro FAIL! [Re: DrCharles] #2718480
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Re: Tesla truck intro FAIL! [Re: DaveRS23] #2718485
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I'd be really surprised if he wasn't messing with us just to get publicity about it. It's too different than the Tesla cars and there's no way this design would pass focus groups.

I've been told by more than one person the Tesla Roadster is the fastest car they've ever been in. If I went with electric, it would be a Tesla, but I don't think I'd ever buy an electric truck.


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Re: Tesla truck intro FAIL! [Re: A39Coronet] #2718535
11/23/19 01:29 AM
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Glad I'm not the only one who thinks it's disgusting to look at. Even other futuristic cars (from the past) have had many contemporary touches in an effort not to scare off prospective buyers. (Tucker, Bricklin, DeLorean, etc...)

And I highly doubt they'll be able to mass produce it at the price point they're claiming.


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Re: Tesla truck intro FAIL! [Re: DaveRS23] #2718549
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This means this is a great opportunity to start a new company to produce alternative bodies to bolt onto the Tesla “truck” chassis?

Re: Tesla truck intro FAIL! [Re: A39Coronet] #2718566
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Originally Posted by A39Coronet
I'd be really surprised if he wasn't messing with us just to get publicity about it. It's too different than the Tesla cars and there's no way this design would pass focus groups.

I've been told by more than one person the Tesla Roadster is the fastest car they've ever been in. If I went with electric, it would be a Tesla, but I don't think I'd ever buy an electric truck.


Yes its far to simplistic and unappealing to be taken seriously. Its not attractive enough to display technologies like impact resistant panels and shatterproof glass. Its looks like a B movie prop. I believe it played out as planned.


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Re: Tesla truck intro FAIL! [Re: wingman] #2718577
11/23/19 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by wingman

I'm a huge fan of new technology.

But Elon Musk just rubs me the wrong way. He reminds me of an old west snake oil salesman selling cure-alls for everything. This is just another example of him constantly rolling out cobbled-together half-baked props, and selling them to people as "cutting-edge" technology.

His company is legitimately doing some cool stuff, but it is too hard to discern the real tech from the mounds and mounds of hype he shovels.


I could have typed out something similar, but this says it pretty well.

Re: Tesla truck intro FAIL! [Re: BSharp] #2718657
11/23/19 01:50 PM
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I would feel better about this man and his company if he wasn't taking the public's money to pursue his interests.
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Re: Tesla truck intro FAIL! [Re: Jjs72D] #2718667
11/23/19 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Jjs72D
I would feel better about this man and his company if he wasn't taking LARGE AMOUNTS OF the public's money to pursue his interests.
Jeff

Agreed with a slight edit.

Re: Tesla truck intro FAIL! [Re: nuthinbutmopar] #2718671
11/23/19 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by nuthinbutmopar
Originally Posted by Jjs72D
I would feel better about this man and his company if he wasn't taking LARGE AMOUNTS OF the public's money to pursue his interests.
Jeff

Agreed with a slight edit.


*Citation needed.

If you're referring to the EV tax credit, the buyers only get their own money back, not anyone else's whistling Besides, if you buy a tesla right now, you only get $1875 of your own money back, and even that will be gone soon.


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Re: Tesla truck intro FAIL! [Re: hooziewhatsit] #2718683
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Originally Posted by hooziewhatsit
Originally Posted by nuthinbutmopar
Originally Posted by Jjs72D
I would feel better about this man and his company if he wasn't taking LARGE AMOUNTS OF the public's money to pursue his interests.
Jeff

Agreed with a slight edit.


*Citation needed.

If you're referring to the EV tax credit, the buyers only get their own money back, not anyone else's whistling Besides, if you buy a tesla right now, you only get $1875 of your own money back, and even that will be gone soon.



If you think ALL the EV makers aren't pricing up their stuff to account for that "credit" you'd be living is a different world.

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Originally Posted by Sniper
If you think ALL the EV makers aren't pricing up their stuff to account for that "credit" you'd be living is a different world.


Correct! Or would you rather the government get the money instead to waste on something else stirthepot


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Re: Tesla truck intro FAIL! [Re: rrbrucea] #2718691
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Originally Posted by rrbrucea
Oh, now that I see another photo, I see that it DOES have a bed, it's just all enclosed.


DOH!


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Re: Tesla truck intro FAIL! [Re: Sixpak] #2718810
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Re: Tesla truck intro FAIL! [Re: mopars4ever] #2718813
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Originally Posted by mopars4ever


"Tesla has received almost 150,000 orders for its new pickup truck, boss Elon Musk has said, despite an embarrassing hiccup at its launch."

That's the same guy who said everything went fine during the rehearsal... eyes


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Re: Tesla truck intro FAIL! [Re: 3hundred] #2718837
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Originally Posted by 3hundred
Originally Posted by mopars4ever


"Tesla has received almost 150,000 orders for its new pickup truck, boss Elon Musk has said, despite an embarrassing hiccup at its launch."



Let me guess, the orders are from Nigeria and Musk needs to send each a $500? good faith order confirmation fee?


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Re: Tesla truck intro FAIL! [Re: jcc] #2718866
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It's a $100 refundable deposit to reserve it. So not a very high threshold laugh2

That number (150k) tracks with a crowdsource number I saw on twitter of a guy that was collecting reservation numbers. A couple guys I know on a different forum reserved theirs.

I think I know their problem with the window. They didn't use slow-mo during the public demonstration work
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1198090787520598016


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Re: Tesla truck intro FAIL! [Re: wingman] #2718969
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That whole thing is a giant fail. It has 4 doors, does not have an 8 foot bed and you'll never reach over the sides of it



Hmmmm, my Ram has 4 doors and does not have an 8' bed. Not to mention that unless you're 6' tall you can't reach over the sides of it and even then its not easy. Guess its a giant fail !!

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Originally Posted by Stanton
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That whole thing is a giant fail. It has 4 doors, does not have an 8 foot bed and you'll never reach over the sides of it



Hmmmm, my Ram has 4 doors and does not have an 8' bed. Not to mention that unless you're 6' tall you can't reach over the sides of it and even then its not easy. Guess its a giant fail !!

I guess the sarcasm was lost. That is what everyone here complains about with the new trucks.


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Re: Tesla truck intro FAIL! [Re: Guitar Jones] #2719120
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Re: Tesla truck intro FAIL! [Re: DaveRS23] #2719144
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I personally the biggest fail is the looks of the design. Not because the looks are futuristic but because they deviate from the norm too much. I like the ideas he incorporated, but people who buy trucks expect a truck to look like a truck. I think this is why the Prius sales dropped so dramatically after it had the market. It looked too different and when other hybrids hit the market that looked like normal cars people gravitated to them. It has been seen before with cars like the Edsel and Airstream that didn't go over well do to their futuristic styling. The other Tesla's focused on normal looks & innovative technology and they seem to be doing well.

In my opinion if they made it a little more normal and changed it over time to be the futuristic design it would do better in the market.

Right now it is very good at being a show car to get people talking. To this end it is a win for them.

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