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Are Tesla’s Cybertrucks Worth the Hype?

(Graphic by Aidan Shen)

After being delayed for almost 2 years, the brand new Tesla Cyber Truck was delivered on November 30, 2023. The long-awaited day came to a handful of customers who had pre-ordered them years in advance. 

Originally the price was set at $40,000, but they debuted at 60,000 instead. 

Are they really worth the hype? According to Tesla reports, they can perform as well as if not better than most luxury vehicles on the market, going from 0-60 mph in around 2.6 seconds. 

On top of the speed, customers enjoy the armored and acoustic glass that both blocks sound and the impact of a baseball up to 70 mph. 

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The Cybertrucks are sizeable with a length of 223.7 inches, and doors that open with the press of a button. 

Although they’re practical, some call the new trucks excessive.

It’s an acquired taste that many love, but driving the Cybertruck has proved challenging for those who haven’t driven a full sized car before. 

One issue is the Cybertrucks’ material, made of ultra hard stainless steel which is harder to shape, resulting in sharp and rough edges and ripped clothes. 

The stainless steel also tends to accumulate fingerprints and dirt stains more than cars that aren’t made up of stainless steel. 

Lastly, they are extremely reliant on technology, even requiring a button to open the glovebox.

This allows room for potential dangers if a malfunction were to occur with the electronics of the car.

The Cybertruck is a statement piece for auto enthusiasts because it is like a designer truck. 

There is no other vehicle like it in terms of its unique sharp pointed exterior and its breakthrough glass technology. 

Some may find the Cybertruck eccentric, others may find it elegant, but it’s all subjective and dependant on your taste and preferences.

About the Contributor
James Lew, Reporter