Here is a consolidation of the most frequent "issues" and why they really are not an issue (in my opinion):
1) No one wants one – 200,000+ reservations would say otherwise.
2) Broken glass was a disaster – Not quite – likely gave Tesla the equivalent of $100 million in free advertising and social media placements.
3) Ugly – It seems many who thought so changed their perspective, especially considering the value and features. This often happens when a dramatic change is made to the status quo.
4) Rivian is laughing at Tesla – Perhaps not anymore as many have already abandoned Rivian and switched to the Cybertruck. It might even doom the Rivian’s truck as way overpriced for what you get.
5) The prototype is not street legal – Yep, so was the Model X. Not a huge issue to add a couple of side mirrors, but too bad the USA doesn’t allow side cameras like Japan.
6) Can’t be used as a work truck with side access – There was talk of the sides opening, but no demos. It should address most of this need. You can also use the rear cabin for stuff or load the bed from the rear. Many work applications do just that.
7) Fast 0-60 is unimportant – True of current truck buyers, as the fastest current truck has a 0-60 of 5.1 seconds (2019 F150 limited edition, $68K base). All others are far slower, and many are so slow it can be scary entering a freeway.
8) Who needs bulletproof metal? That’s not the real concern, but avoiding dents and dings is a constant problem, especially with work trucks. Eliminating paint is a huge plus.
9) Not a work truck because you can’t have a ladder or pipes on a rack. Who says you can’t have a rack? Even if Tesla doesn’t offer one, you can be sure some third party will. Very few pickups come with a rack.
10) You can’t access the toolbox from the side of the bed. – Partly true. Both sides open to provide additional storage. No need to buy or install separate toolboxes.
11) Poor for off-roading due to Air suspension – This is an unknown, but it could be the most comfortable off-roading truck made. We’ll have to wait and see on this one.
12) What about the front crumple zone or bumpers? What makes anyone think it doesn’t have a crumple zone or bumpers? Every Tesla S/X/3 made has a wide steel beam behind that plastic bumper. It’s used to crumple the aluminum structure behind it in a front collision. Cybertruck is not going to be any different. It may even be the first truck to get a 5-star safety rating.