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I love the R1T, really dig on the Lightning, what I've seen of the Silverado EV looks good, the early RAM designs look super interesting, the REV tech seems like a great option for a truck.For a few, it's a zero sum game and one can only like one truck and must hate the other. It's childish and tribal... I love my R1T but find the CT pretty cool.
I agree with what you wrote regarding "the majority" (quotes because someone will ask for survey data that I don't have and I want it to be clear I'm making sweeping assumptions based on reporting I've read over the years) of truck owners... but... didn't the Maverick see great success because it bucked the trend of the ever-growing pickup truck and provided a pickup that was affordable and actually suited for urban/suburban life? Not that this is what the CT is on either count, but the inference I got is that there are people who are interested in a pickup truck, but don't want the aircraft carriers that the F150, Ram Whatever, and Silverado have morphed into? Aren't these also the people who are shopping the Santa Cruz, umm.. the Honda Ridgeline (which is also kinda bigger than it used to be) and such?I guess we'll just wait and see. But no one is mentioning the reality that the majority of truck buyers have trucks. And truck buyers are probably *the* most brand loyal car buyers. Once you get past novelty buyers, you then need to convince non-truck buyers which has it's own practically issues first and foremost. (They drive a non-truck because a truck is too big or impractical to where they live.) Then you need to get to the main course of existing truck owners and convince them to change their brand? Lol, good luck with that group.
I like that you used Subaru as an example because most people have no idea who runs it (they did just get a new CEO very recently) Perhaps there is a reason for the distinction that you are overlooking?I feel like it's a bit ridiculous too say that because I own a Tesla or because I use Amazon or because I own a Subaru, I somehow support their CEO or any other person in the organization. I like very little about what I hear about Elon musk or Jeff bezos. I have no idea who is the CEO of Subaru or most of the other companies that I buy things from. I do try to support companies that seem to be doing good things. I don't have the money or wherewithal to be so righteous that I can support only companies that have conscientious CEOs.
So who is the CEO of Bosch and who is the CEO of Tesla? There's your answer because you know one of them. If the CEO of Bosch was a garbage human being who needed everyone to know of them, you wouldNo. I happen to own a Subaru. I also own a toaster from KitchenAid and a floor by a company named forbo and I just bought a Bosch dishwasher. I also have a back door from a family owned business in Albuquerque. I guess I try to buy local but I can't buy local dishwashers. I also can't possibly know what every CEO is up to. I do my best but I also just try to buy the best product.
A local quote for PPF clear on my R1t was 8000. The film is not that protective anyway, so am going bare and suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. It's a good running truck, now at 30,000 miles.That's the irony. The whole reason for the SS body panels is to eliminate the cost of paint and resist scratches and light damage. Instead it's going to become a liability to the owner. Pay for a wrap so it doesn't look like garbage. Full wraps on a truck that if used for any real "truck" activities will get destroyed quickly.
I'll be interested to see the cost to wrap one of these. The labor is most likely less, because of the simple shapes, but the amount of wrap material will be huge. It's like wrapping a billboard.