Many interesting points. I believe the CT could be a good selling truck in time. One of the biggest factors or hurdles to overcome is brand biased in the truck community. For majority of owners, at least the ones I'm around, which most all buy trucks every 2 or so years. Tend to stick to one brand. Your either a Ford guy, Chevy guy or ram guy. It doesn't matter what motor, what trans, Interior features it comes with, they will stick with there own brand. None of them I have talked to have any interest in the CT.
....until you pull up in your Cybertruck next to their “princess wagon” and they see first hand how much better the CT is.
Before the iPhone came out, people thought they just wanted a better physical keyboard on their phones. The CT will be a case of people realizing how good it is...in time. Already over 700k reservations for it.
Based on the Nikola Badger refund amount, I think there were like only 27k reservations for that.