Controversial Tesla Cybertruck is a DISASTROUS Vanity Project

By Lauren Fix

The 2024 Cybertruck is possibly the most polarizing and most unique new vehicle on the market today. Sharp edges and acute angles along with an ultra-durable stainless steel exterior make for a truck like none other before it.

Look at all the hype on the new cybertruck! Reviewers can’t stop bragging about how resistant it is to bullets, and with those unbreakable glass and more.

I’ll tell you the truth. Anyone who gets close can easily notice all the flaws in it.

You’ll be able to see for yourself, as test drives are coming soon.

The Tesla Cybertruck is out and already people are ready to declare it a safety nightmare. The Cybertruck is deadly for pedestrians and cyclists. It’s a shocker that it cleared the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations.

“Guided missile” and “death machine” were some of the loaded phrases being tossed around at the Chicago Auto Show media days.

Safety experts are “raising concerns” about the truck’s crumple zones —  or lack thereof.

Neither the NHTSA nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) — two independent bodies that test new vehicles — have any plans to conduct crash safety tests with the Cybertruck.

The Cybertruck is heavy, high-riding, very quick, and likely to be extremely deadly to anyone unlucky enough to stumble into its path. EV trucks, in particular, are more deadly due to their increased weight from the battery. For some reason, you don’t see as many media stories calling out, for example, the F-150 Lightning or Rivian R1T or Chevy Silverado EV.

As we take a closer look at the Cybertruck, we must ask: is it a toy or a serious truck? It’s been proven that heavy snow is not the best idea for cyber trucks. One of the more standout qualities of the Tesla Cybertruck is its bare stainless-steel body. The stainless-steel body gives the Cybertruck a unique design, but also brings unique problems.

While some people believe that stainless steel can’t rust, the truth of the matter is that stainless steel can and will rust, which is something Cybertruck owners are quickly learning.

Watch this video to see us for yourself testing the strength of the truck with a few good kicks, and with steel toed boots! Love it or hate it, the Tesla Cybertruck turns heads like nothing else on the road right now.


Lauren Fix, The Car Coach®, is a nationally recognized automotive expert, analyst, author, and television host.  A trusted car expert, Lauren provides an insider’s perspective on a wide range of automotive topics and aspects, energy, industry, consumer news, and safety issues.

Lauren is the CEO of Automotive Aspects and the Editor-in-Chief of Car Coach Reports, a global automotive news outlet. She is an automotive contributor to national and local television news shows, including Fox News, Fox Business, CNN International, The Weather Channel, Inside Edition, Local Now News, Community Digital News, and more. Lauren also co-hosts a regular show on with Paul Brian called “His Turn – Her Turn” and hosts regular radio segments on USA Radio – DayBreak.

Lauren is honored to be inducted into the Women’s Transportation Hall of Fame and a Board Member of the Buffalo Motorcar Museum and Juror / President for the North American Car, Utility & Truck of the Year Awards.

Check her out on Twitter and Instagram @LaurenFix.

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