yes, its so American, it needs like $5 billion dollars of tax payer money to stay solvent. Good old American company, only staying afloat because the government is subsidizing it.I’m surprised at all the hate? I think it’s great that this is an American company leading the way for electric vehicles and innovation.
maybe it wasnt, but you could still get one with a big block in it into the late 70s. And NASCAR was still using the Charger in the 70s and two '76s competed at LeMans.Also, the late 70's Charger was no gem.
I would suggest it appeals perfectly to the segment of truck owners who will want to buy it..... Truck owners who actually don't use their trucks for "Truck" stuff but instead use them as a more manly version of an SUVIt'll replace your Honda Ridgeline. It won't replace your f-350.
My daily drive is a 1999 Tahoe with 170k miles on it. Does everything I need / want it to do and I run around off-road without worrying about the paint. Switched to the old Tahoe from a Mercedes CLS550 a few years ago. The best thing I ever did was trade my $80k luxury car for a $3k truck. It gets terrible gas mileage but since I don't have car payments and maintenance is cheap i just live with the gas costs and call it good.Pretty cool for being so damned ugly. 300 miles isn’t very far in Tx and off road, where there’s no power supply, range is bound to drop if you’re having fun. Shit’s got to start somewhere and it’s nice that rich nerds are footing the development, that and alleged subsidies. I’ll be driving my F-150 into the ground for another 8 years. Maybe that’s enough time for them to make them look less like Buck Roger’s mom’s truck and probably deliver a $40k space truck.
No...I think it charges from low to 70-75% in 45 minutes. At least that is what the top of the line car does.Do you get the same range on the 45 min charge, or is like a car battery when you charge with a lot of amperage, and the batteries get a surface charge that goes away more quickly if the battery is loaded?
A electric motor has its advantages, a powerful enough one can slam you back in the seat and keep that linear push throughout its rotation, much like that lovely feel of constant acceleration in a jet. Plus fewer moving parts, less maintenance. The issue is the battery. Unstable, nearly explosive if breached, loses ability to hold charge, ridiculously expensive to replace even individual cells, then factor in current power grids sag under air conditioners running, let alone adding these cars to the grid. And the electric preachers bitch about adding nuclear reactors and other power plants. All the computer shit is more of a breakdown issue than data storage, which equates to even more cost of ownership.I'm a bit hesitant to actually own a Tesla because there is just a bit too much of the Computer being in control without any actual manual overrides, even the doors, better hope the computer lets them open.
They are amazing vehicles.
But if you have an instinctive distrust of letting computers be more in control than you or of governments/corporations then they will give you some serious pause. Not to mention, the Teslas are like the ultimate data logging machines, they are constantly recording every little thing and storing / transmitting it.
Wouldnt catch me driving that thing. They’re uglier than fiats.Top of the line + the self driving option that will 'dock' w/ a trailer.
$100 down and two - four year wait.
Design and order your Cybertruck, the truck of the future.www.tesla.com
I thought it was a joke at first but it's beginning to grow on me.
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A well known part of vehicle selling is that in the individual consumer market, many buy a vehicle based on what they may one day need or what need for only a very small portion of their total overall vehicle use.If big trucks target folks with small dick issues (the 90+% that don't use them for any truck work), then Tesla cyber must be aiming at.........vibrators up their asses......................?
My 00' 3500 that weighs 7500+lbs every day has 250k on the 5.7. Just keep changing the oil and you'll be driving it a long time. It's just started burning about a quart of oil every 4-5k miles, so a lighter rig and less 100% throttle (I've towed 10k+ with 100% throttle for miles on end) and unless you have a random part failure you've got a lot of life left.My daily drive is a 1999 Tahoe with 170k miles on it. Does everything I need / want it to do and I run around off-road without worrying about the paint. Switched to the old Tahoe from a Mercedes CLS550 a few years ago. The best thing I ever did was trade my $80k luxury car for a $3k truck. It gets terrible gas mileage but since I don't have car payments and maintenance is cheap i just live with the gas costs and call it good.
I joke around that maybe in 10 more years I'll trade it in for a 2009 Tahoe, but if this thing is still running i'll just keep driving it.
Hope he succeds ,nothing beats living in an enviroment that makes nuclear blast ground zero minutes after impact feel like great day on the beachEveryone seems to forget that Elon's endgame is returning to his home planet. His investments into SpaceX, The Boring Company, SolarCity, Electric vehicles all reflect how he plans on rebuilding civilization on Mars.
Last I checked an ICE can't work in Space.
Very true. I've been chasing a few oil leaks. Replaced the oil-cooler lines, fittings and oil filter adapter gaskets in Feb and it was tight as a drum. Now its started dripping from the timing chain cover and a little seepage from the valve cover gaskets.My 00' 3500 that weighs 7500+lbs every day has 250k on the 5.7. Just keep changing the oil and you'll be driving it a long time. It's just started burning about a quart of oil every 4-5k miles, so a lighter rig and less 100% throttle (I've towed 10k+ with 100% throttle for miles on end) and unless you have a random part failure you've got a lot of life left.
True, but I think Savage has sold more Model 10's than AI has sold AT/AX's. Soaking up the market, forcing the other guy out, doesn't mean you necessarily have the best product; more likely, the cheapest. Look at VHS versus Betamax (yes, I'm dating myself)....Yet that tarnished reputation still killed the Camaro twice in less than 2 decades and dominated them since the early 80's.
Also, the late 70's Charger was no gem.
If reliability is king you should be looking at cars you can start with a screwdriver or a small hill. High tech and hundreds of onboard computers is the opposite of that.i disagree i can care less what it looks like or sounds like. all i care about is the performance/reliability