Found in the wild in Tennessee

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    Thank goodness they put the sticker on the window. It would have damaged the door.

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    I saw one of these for the first time the other day and was kind of awestruck at how dumb it looked in real life. I mean, I was never a big fan of the design but it really looked so much worse in person

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                I would probably take a pt cruiser just because of the reputational risk of driving a cyber truck - that people will think you’re an Elon stan. But purely from a looks perspective I think the cyber truck looks way better.

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                  from a looks perspective I think the cyber truck looks way better.

                  Bruh. Nobody can judge you for having bad taste if you don’t point it out.

            • I'm back on my BS 🤪@lemmy.world
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              I can see the Multipla being uglier than the Cybertruck because it looks like two differently-sized cars spliced together. However, there is no way I agree the PT Cruiser, Chevy SSR, and Aztec are uglier than the Cybertruck. Look at the Cybertruck again. It looks like a 10 year-old drew a truck on MS Paint using a mouse.

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                Taste is subjective so if someone doesn’t like it that’s valid.

                For me, designs are successful based on the impression and experience they give people. The cyber truck to me gives off a futuristic vibe, it’s intentional, it’s a design that knows what it wants. Minimal polygons, minimal rounded edges. Uncommon material/finish. Visually striking, unique, memorable.

                I think the Aztec isn’t a good design because it wants to be futuristic but doesn’t go far enough. Because it’s trying to retain some traditional elements it looks like design by committee.

                My impression is the pt cruiser and SSR were intended to be modern takes on retro/classy designs from say, the 50s. In the sense that they’re curved they succeed, but the curves are in the wrong places and the curve radiuses are wrong. They look bubbly. They look like toys. The effect is amplified because they don’t have a lot of the fine detail that was present on old cars.

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                  a design that throws any modern safety feature in designing overboard is a bad design. It’s ugly, and it will age even uglier. It’s an incredibly dangerous design for anyone not inside it, it should be banned.

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                Yeah I know some people like it. Only reason it was on my mind was my mom was talking about wanting one the other day and I had to look it up.

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              Mmm, I dunno. I kinda like this one, actually. It’s silly.

              The Fiat Multipla is pretty bad, though. Who thought a double-chin as a car was a good idea.

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      Was driving in a Houston suburb and had one overtake me on the right. Just gave it a super wide berth. I know my 24 year old Civic would shred like paper if that thing hit me.

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      I’ve said something similar in other threads - after seeing other people say it’s worse in person, I was still surprised at how cartoonishly awful it looked when I first saw one. They look terrible in pictures, but so much worse in person. I saw one that was painted bright green and it was so bad that I burst out laughing.

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    I saw someone refer to these stupid things as “Incel-Caminos”, and that’s the most perfect description of anything I’ve come across recently.

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      I’ve said for a while that they look like a cheap fiberglass shell put over an El Camino for a straight-to-video Mad Max ripoff from the 80s.

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    Even the tires are ugly. That’s… kind of impressive. I never once considered tires could be uglier than other tires. But here we are.

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      Yeah it’s meant to have uglier wheels that fit with those ugly tires, possibly only with the ugly tires.

      I think it’s as close low polygon wheels they could get before they become hexagonal.

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      Wait, yeah… Why do they look like that? I’ve literally never seen ugly tires in my entire life before. This is the first time.

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    Drive it anyway. The Cybertruck can handle it. The Cybertruck can handle anything! I heard it’s made out of 1978 Hot Wheels parts and 1982 Megaforce machismo.

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        I think they’re in some sort of lot, under a tent. The Lego truck isn’t on asphalt. You can see how the road runs past it in the upper left.

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      Looks like the picture was taken from the passenger seat of a car with the ceiling coming unglued from the roof

      Nvm, that is the top of a car, not the windshield wipers. Looks like some sort of awning.

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      Looks like picture was taken from a jeep or some other sort of vehicle with a soft top, and we’re seeing that top hanging down into the shot

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      You joke, but when my parents bought an electric car, the cops in their small town started harassing them. My mom drives like a saint but they keep pulling her over and giving her tickets that aren’t valid. She said she’s caught them waiting for her to leave the grocery store so they can follow her out of the parking lot and try to catch her doing something wrong. But she doesn’t, so they just pull her over anyway. This isn’t even in a rural town where people are rolling coal. It’s just a small suburb. Why do they care?

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    The best part is, the sort of person that drives a Cybertruck is absolutely not the sort of truck (“truck”) owner that keeps an inverter and power tools in the bed, because anyone with an angle grinder would have a hearty chuckle at that before driving home.

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      And whoever put the lock on would have an even bigger laugh when they bill you for the damages.

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        Unless they can’t prove you were the one who damaged it, or even that there was damage. “Well, shucks, officer, I just tried to drive away with it on and it just sort of fell off. Dunno what happened to it after that, not my problem. You should invest in better boots, or maybe train the guy who put it on better.” (Bonus points if he’s the one who put it on.) Meanwhile, you take the pieces with you, grind off any serial numbers, and drop them in the nearest large body of water whenever is convenient. Bob’s your auntie.

        edit: rofl @ all the people below trying to white knight for fucking meter maids.

        “leave the poor step-up-from-mall-cop-on-a-segway alone!”

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        Depends on how new and fancy your truck is and whether you find yourself needing one. I know if you go back far enough they don’t have them, so I imagine at some point they became an option and perhaps more recently they became standard. I’ve never needed a truck myself (having a buddy with a truck is often enough for the odd job) so I’m not sure.

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            Yes, you can get the “Powershare” option which will include 2 110V outlets in the cabin, 2 in the bed and 1 additional 240V outlet in the bed.

            They have enough power to run an angle grinder, but that’s also about the only positive thing I can say about that car.

            I can’t believe how run down it looks in OP’s picture, given how recently it was made available.

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              I mean, my angle grinder runs on drill batteries? I’m pretty heavily invested in a cordless battery system for power tools and lawn equipment.

              And that’s kind of the problem with stainless steel. My dishwasher has a stainless steel front and it looks like the inside of a shower drain 6 minutes after I wash it.

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                Sure, there are cordless power tools. I am not sure what you’re saying.

                As for your dishwasher: I’m sure it has received surface treatment as the people designing it made the connection dishwasher ——> water in their heads, so you end up with a surface that, while proudly displaying every fingerprint, at least doesn’t immediately pick up surface rust. Or it features one of the 20 types of alloy that are more resistant to rust. That apparently didn’t happen for the Cybertruck.

                In any case, what I was saying: maybe plain stainless wasn’t such a great choice for the body of a car. Maybe if you really lean into it and intentionally add to the rust / accentuate the shoddy exterior, the overall design could work as DIY’ed, end-of-the-world, Armageddon - style Mad Max vehicle. I could see that.

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              inverter: exactly. my question was intended to be rhetorical, since, well, as you pointed out.

              to be fair, archonet is slightly right - a cybertruck owner wouldn’t need an (extra) inverter, since they likely already have one built-in.

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      If it’s the city that put that on, they might get you for vandalism or destruction of property, something like that. Those parking boots aren’t cheap.

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        https://lemy.lol/comment/10352027

        they can’t prove that it didn’t just fall off when you tried driving away if they never find the pieces. You have to prove criminal liability in court, you aren’t responsible if the city uses “shitty parking boots” or “poorly trained officers”, and they can’t prove that isn’t what happened if they don’t find the cut up pieces lying by the side of the road.

        in other words, the age old rule applies: only stupid criminals get caught.

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      Yeah I’m sure nobody would notice you angle grinding the boot off your truck and definitely not post it in this same community for the same amount of laughs

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        You must not be familiar with how fast a good angle grinder would make quick work of that thing. Just looking at it, I would guess 10 seconds if I was being extra generous. If I really wanted to get away with it, I’d toss on a fresh disc and ruin it as fast as I could by getting it off in record timing.

        But I like yer moxie, super chief. 👈😎👈

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      Oh to be ignorant of the cyber truck. There are so many complaints about this piece of crap daily online. They lock out their owners, have body panels fall off, have very few protections against auto closing doors cutting off fingers, the accelerator pedals can get stuck at full speed while moving, they are uncoated stainless steel which corrodes, and replacement parts are insanely expensive.

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        I saw a YouTube short of someone claiming Tesla fixed the trunk door cutting people’s fingers off. He demonstrated with a banana at first. It detected the banana and immediately opened the door again. It barely made a dent into the banana. So he’s like imma try my finger now lol. So he tries his finger and of course that fucker clamps down hard on this mf’s finger, which gets stuck for a short while before the Tesla gives up and opens the door again. But his finger had a huge and deep dent in it, bro. You could tell he was in big pain. His hand was shaking minutes after the event.

        I don’t know what’s worse, the door, or this idiot thinking a banana is an accurate prop to use in place of a finger. I would’ve used something smaller than my finger. If it detected that, you would think a finger would be safe…

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          One other thing here is that the sensitivity of the detection is actually decreased with repeat attempts. This is pretty standard.

          The reasoning here is that people will check after the first failure. And if they then send the close request again, the car will try a bit harder. Maybe it’s just some bit of oversized luggage that can be pushed down.

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      Did the Metallica finish divert your attention given you’re usually such a Radio head when driving, that you wanted to rather eat a bag of nine inch nails than having to look at this thing?

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      2 weeks with an angle grinder ought to do it.

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          Are we taming, maiming or killing though?

          I fine with all three if it’s a dumb truck.

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          Diesel fuel would probably work ok, gasoline will evaporate and make it rust quicker.

          The way Elon’s politics have gone it wouldn’t surprise me if he started promoting fossil fuel use.

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            Sorry to say, you’re basically wrong on all ends.

            Diesel exhaust is one of the quickest things known to cause cancer. And gasoline is like the quickest (not safest) to clean metal.

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              Diesel/kerosene doesn’t evaporate like gasoline though, lots of mechanics use it to soak Rusty stuff and get parts unseized.

              Modern has also attacks rubber with its high ethanol content, but its a slower process.

              Gasoline works great for cleaning, but you have to immediately coat it in something or you get flash rust again. Diesel is slower, but less volatile, and better near rubber and plastics.

              Btw, I restore old cars and have used both to clean things, though the cancerous benzine fumes from gasoline aren’t worth it compared to other solvents for me. Denatured alcohol<mineral spirits<naphtha<acetone is my order of escalation when a mess is stubborn.