There have been a number of criticisms, comments, and questions about Tesla’s use of stainless steel for the Cybertruck. How heavy will it be? How will it crash? How will you deal with dings and scratches? We at least know what a crashed Cybertruck looks like, but now there’s something else that has people talking. Apparently, these trucks could be fingerprint magnets, just like your refrigerator at home!
Some of you had some great responses to today’s piece, earning you today’s [Ed note: Yesterday’s – MH] COTD!
“Get the stainless steel” they said, “It’s not that hard to keep clean,” they kept insisting.
“All the professional kitchens use it.”
My fridge looks like a crime scene.
Finally. A car you can clean with bar keeper’s friend.
For a runner up COTD today, we have a comment from Taargus Taargus on David’s review of the Crosstrek Wilderness, who explains why people love to buy Subarus:
I live in upstate NY, not far from the Vermont border. This is Subaru country.
People here seem down on the idea that the Subaru lineup is loaded with poser vehicles and that they’re subpar products in general. Yet this entire area is loaded with people who are happy with them, because Subaru knows their core demographic; people who want cheap AWD vehicles. Yeah you have their outdoorsy demo, and dog-lover demo, but overall, something like the Crosstrek is about 27k to start, has AWD and some ground clearance, and basically functions like the original Legacy Outback. The Crosstrek just makes a lot of sense for a lot of people, even if it’s not exactly what I’m into.
Yeah I hate CVTs like most people do, but Subaru has stood by theirs with extended warranties and such (so far). And yes, head gaskets, lol. But outside of Toyota (and maybe Mazda) can anyone else name a brand that hasn’t had tons and tons of similar or worse defects? Honda has put out some pretty bad transmissions and the 1.5T scares me with the oil dilution issue. Ford scared away every entry level buyer after the Powershit fiasco. GM isn’t exactly faultless, and VW and Chrysler? Lol. People may get annoyed that Subaru buyers are loyal to the semi-false image of reliability, but it’s not like all the other options are somehow any better.
As for this Wilderness trim, it’s fine. And as much as everyone here wants powertrain upgrades for this, I don’t. It’s basically 32k. Let it be the appearance package and minor upgrades that it should be, instead of being yet another unattainable 40k+ piece of crap. I like that it’s basically a lifted, trimmed out adventure-y Impreza for an extra 5k or whatever. What happened to all the people that liked the regular-ass car turned off-roader concept? That’s what this is.
Honestly? I dig the Wilderness cars. I can’t speak for the Outback Wilderness or the Crosstrek Wilderness, but the Forester Wilderness was genuinely a blast to rip down fire roads. They’re the Subaru many people know and love, just more of it! Have a great evening, everyone.