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Is fitting the Cybertruck in your garage a deal breaker?

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I saw a link posted to this USA Today article about how more and more homeowners are rethinking their vehicle purchases as they realize today's ever-popular pickups and SUVs just don't fit in many existing garages that would have held trucks of yesteryear.

In the article, they interview a Cybertruck reservation holder:

But some fans who are interested in the Cybertruck are worried they won’t have enough room for it.

Jim Griffin is Exhibit A. The Pennsylvania resident recently placed a $100 refundable deposit to secure his place in line for the Cybertruck. But he’s not sure he’ll follow through with the purchase after reading chatter online about the vehicle’s immense size.

“They’re like, ‘This thing is massive and it won’t fit in your garage,’” he said. “That’s when I said, ‘Hold on a second here, timeout. This thing may not fit.'”

And fitting the pickup into his garage is a dealbreaker.

“Nowadays, there's people buying Dodge Rams, Ford pickups that don’t fit, and they’ll park them outside,” he said. “The difference here is this is an electric vehicle and … you need to plug it in. I’m not gonna spend $50,000, $60,000, $70,000, $80,000 on a vehicle and then have to run an extension cord outside the garage or an outside outlet.”

Parking any vehicle in the driveway or on the street exposes it to potential damage from weather, vandalism or theft.

The Cybertruck is so big that it might be classified as a medium-duty pickup if its batteries tip its total weight above 8,000 pounds, said Stephanie Brinley, principal automotive analyst at research firm IHS Markit.

After a Tesla blogger posted a video simulation showing that the Cybertruck may not fit in some garages, Musk tweeted that the company is weighing some adjustments in response to the concerns.

“We can prob reduce width by an inch & maybe reduce length by 6+ inches without losing on utility or esthetics,” he said.
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Not for us -- the garage attached to our house can easily take 3 Cybertrucks (not that we'll get more than one :)
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