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42. Real Trucks Don't Have Carpet
Thu Nov 30, 2023, 09:54 AM
Nov 30

I'm old enough to remember when trucks had a vinyl/rubber floors to make it easier to get the mud cleaned; let it dry then sweep it out or vacuum it out (with a shop vac). When I worked as a detailer at the Ford dealer back in college they just started putting carpet and selling trucks/broncos. Ford figured out people just liked driving trucks, didn't matter if people actually hauled stuff in them or used them off-road. The profits were staggering, much more than any of the cars on the lot.

Musk Edsel? multigraincracker Nov 30 #1
Eloon Edsel Muskrat GoneOffShore Nov 30 #2
A stock Edsel alfredo Nov 30 #12
The Edsel wasn't so bad, for that time EYESORE 9001 Nov 30 #9
Eloon recreates the Edsel. Haggard Celine Nov 30 #3
Works for me! calimary Nov 30 #5
He has obviously already lost his shit maxrandb Nov 30 #15
Cybertruck Might Replace Edsel As The Go-To Metaphor For A Failed Product nt smb Nov 30 #22
He should market it in Spanish-speaking countries Sky Jewels Nov 30 #60
i am so old i remember when pick up trucks were supposed to be useful dembotoz Nov 30 #4
That has already been done. Woodwizard Nov 30 #8
Still have my old Datsun 1500 maxrandb Nov 30 #17
That is so cool Unwind Your Mind Nov 30 #46
1982 720 Little Hustler maxrandb Nov 30 #49
Blame the EPA OnlinePoker Nov 30 #20
This is the best explanation of the trend I have seen... Hugin Nov 30 #34
Mazda also made a great small pick-up back in the day maxrandb Nov 30 #50
One of those is exactly what I'd like to have... Hugin Nov 30 #62
Burried at the end of the video is another important factor - consumer preference progressoid Nov 30 #36
I find the boxes are so small they're now SUV's with an open trunk. n/t OnlinePoker Nov 30 #41
Real Trucks Don't Have Carpet modrepub Nov 30 #42
Looks like something out of an 80's cheesy sci fi movie Woodwizard Nov 30 #6
And it doesn't even have a Flux Capacitor Option . . . hatrack Nov 30 #16
At least it's ugly. It's got that going for it. nt Buns_of_Fire Nov 30 #7
Like my brother-in-law would say maxrandb Nov 30 #18
It's like a DeLorean and a... Hugin Nov 30 #24
Such a waste... 2naSalit Nov 30 #10
Back when he had his first fiasco reveal moniss Nov 30 #11
Flat metal makes for a very cheap body. Hardly any stamping bucolic_frolic Nov 30 #13
Not according to the article linked in the OP BannonsLiver Nov 30 #35
Yeah, what a cover story. Bending equipment far cheaper than dies bucolic_frolic Nov 30 #38
The article talks quite a bit about this. Shipwack Nov 30 #39
Except the body isn't totally "flat" tinrobot Nov 30 #54
I'd Like To Know What Stainless Steel Is Used ProfessorGAC Nov 30 #14
I too would like to know the metal used EYESORE 9001 Nov 30 #26
Ford uses aluminum for their F-series, which of course has its own problems. harumph Nov 30 #40
IIRC it's the same SS used Disaffected Nov 30 #55
Austenitic Stainless Steels... ProfessorGAC Nov 30 #63
I dunno, the SS Tesla/SpaceX uses Disaffected Nov 30 #66
Where Is The Chloride In Space? ProfessorGAC Nov 30 #68
Mentioning SpaceX was simply a note in passing that Disaffected Nov 30 #69
The List Is LLLONNNG! ProfessorGAC Nov 30 #73
The unofficial unveiling tonight Mr. Sparkle Nov 30 #19
Beat Me To It nt smb Nov 30 #21
Same! JonAndKatePlusABird Nov 30 #23
You beat me to it! robbob Nov 30 #43
Remember, Musk bought into the original Teslas. This is his first original work RAB910 Nov 30 #25
First new model since 18'.. Electric cars ignored by MAGA base.. Hmm Desert Dog Nov 30 #27
I suspect early dementia northoftheborder Nov 30 #28
Sometimes a weird asshole is just that. Poor decisions and dementia are Maru Kitteh Nov 30 #56
Awkward poor taste is becoming his trademark. rubbersole Nov 30 #29
It is also one of the ugliest! niyad Nov 30 #30
"which looks like a white suburban teenager's first hesitant attempt at tagging the local Red Robin" Ray Bruns Nov 30 #31
I'm havin trouble deciding the bigger POS... Elon Musk or his Cybertruck?! InAbLuEsTaTe Nov 30 #32
Based on that little hill vudeo, I would guess it would be a hoot niyad Nov 30 #33
Nothing is Musk's idea Johnny2X2X Nov 30 #37
A real chick magnet dalton99a Nov 30 #44
A Zumwalt class land cruiser..n/t yorkster Nov 30 #45
I noted in the test video that the vehicle did make it to the top of the hill successfully. Arthur_Frain Nov 30 #47
Street tires? lildDemz Nov 30 #48
Pizza Cutter tires are actually better for off-roading than big knobby tires. You get more contact area. TheBlackAdder Nov 30 #70
My little VW Golf was waaay better than that obamanut2012 Nov 30 #51
I have seen a couple of them here in California. To me they are JohnSJ Nov 30 #52
Who would drive this thing? LetMyPeopleVote Nov 30 #53
Looks like a Futuristic Hummer tom_kelly Nov 30 #57
Can't wait to see how this ugly piece of junk compares to a Rivian. sinkingfeeling Nov 30 #58
Looks like it would be good for transporting space marines to kill aliens AZSkiffyGeek Nov 30 #59
It's hideous and has many flaws redqueen Nov 30 #61
My '97 Nissan Pickup with a stick shift and 270,000 miles would run circles around that thing. world wide wally Nov 30 #64
I'm still wondering how you're supposed to do an emergency exit from the vehicle sakabatou Nov 30 #65
They will be chopping these things up BlueIdaho Nov 30 #67
There was a lot of unexplained squeaking going on for such light action. TheBlackAdder Nov 30 #71
It's one of the stupidest looking "vehicles" I've ever seen. Initech Nov 30 #72
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