Two weeks after taking possession of the vehicle, his Cybertruck malfunctioned on the road, displaying multiple error messages. This ordeal is documented on his YouTube channel.

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    8 days ago

    I find his suffering amusing.

    i mean. Seriously. who shells out that kinda dough for the downpayment on a vehicle that wasn’t even in production, by a company as shitty and inexperienced in truck-making as Tesla; whose car line has (almost) always been plagued by shitty QC… ???

    Like I don’t know that I’d worry too much about buying a car- even a new model-design- from a reputable car maker (Toyota, Honda. Subaru. you know people who have… a certain kind of reputation…)

    The truck is so ridiculously over engineered it makes the Teslas seem pragmatic. it’s so heavy that it can’t even take a normal off road loading, or it’s suspension craps out. it can’t go off road, can’t hill climb. the truck-bed in the back is practically inaccessible. The thing was designed for asthetics- and those asthetics have more in common with a 5 yo’s conception drawn in crayon on the back of a napkin than an actual vehicle; and the form-over-function approach has severely crippled the thing.

    Oh. and they didn’t even give it a clear coat. so. you know. that overpriced scrap metal is going to rust.

    (actually, I’m a bit surprised scrappers are stripping it already…)

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    8 days ago

    Seems to be a wee man, which may have some relevance.

    Musk publicly acknowledged Lamar’s situation on Twitter, committing to a repair solution for the Cybertruck. However, Lamar’s experience with two malfunctioning, nearly new vehicles raises serious quality control concerns for Tesla.

    I love that they just call it twitter. No explanation, none of the crap “on X, formerly known as” it’s like a Musk failure story (‘X’ rebrand) within another Musk failure story (overpaying for, then killing twitter), within another Musk failure story.

    That’s-a good-a schadenfreude.

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    8 days ago

    I know a guy who bought one, and to prove how much he NEEDS a truck, and how much TRUCKING he does with it, he posts social media updates about all the hard work it does.

    Hard work such as:

    • Picking up a single 50lb bag of dog food
    • moving 5 bags of potting soil
    • taking the dogs to the groomer
    • driving through THE LARGEST PUDDLE I THE KROGER PARKING LOT!!! Come on guys it’s like SIX INCHES! -Hardcore downhill off-roading on extremely rocky terrain (an obviously tilted camera to make the grade seem steeper, on a poorly maintained gravel road)

    I think my 94 Cutlass can do all those at the same time.

    It makes me wonder if he’s making these posts for the tesla PR team to like… Try and get some kind of recognition. Idk it’s always weird and preachy about how great it is, and every single “feature” is something I can already do, or could do with $15 and a trip to an electronics store.

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        7 days ago

        But can it catch fire and trap you inside because you can’t give the manual door release latch?

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      8 days ago

      Well that makes sense because the people who buy this vehicle are not very smart at all.

      You know the saying “think how dumb the average person is, half the population are dumber than that.” Cyber truck buyers are that other half of the population.

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    8 days ago

    Anyone who can convince this many people, to spend that much money on a giant paper clip deserves the 44 billion payout. As long as the TSLA shareholders are good holding the bag.

    How the hell does he find this many gullable suckers with money ?

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    8 days ago

    Meanwhile in my 2006 gas powered suv. I have a code, plug in the reader, clear it and keep driving lol.