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    BMW X5-Xdrive45e Plug-in Hybrid while I wait for Rivian

    Looks to be a really nice choice! Did you consider the Tesla Model Y as an option at all? Curious to hear why you didn’t want a full EV yet.
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    Reservations About My Reservation

    Could be - I can only speak from my anecdotal evidence of ordering a MINI Cooper from the factory, and there was just one order deposit which would have been fully refundable even if I decided not to pick it up at the dealership once completed.
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    Reservations About My Reservation

    I agree with this sentiment, although I personally might lean towards hitting the order button sooner rather than later given i) I'm at the back of the queue and ii) I want an R1S. The worst case scenario with ordering early is that while the vehicle is in production I have a change of heart...
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    Lucid Air over 500 miles on a charge!

    Sure, but they can easily provide higher-res renderings - or safer, static high-res images of those renderings if their worried about crashing people's browsers.
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    Lucid Air over 500 miles on a charge!

    100% agree, I don't think the configurator should be held up for that at all. Like @skyote says I'd take details on options, costs and corresponding delivery timeframes over any images. It's just that they have withheld all that information up until this point on the premise that it's going to...
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    Lucid Air over 500 miles on a charge!

    Is it just me or do the 3d renderings on their configurator all seem pretty low-res? I like the concept a lot but I find it lagging quite a bit, and would at least appreciate the option of some good ol' hi-res pictures alongside the 3d stuff.
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    Rivian Exec Says Interior will "Wow" Buyers

    I'm pasting an interior shot from both vehicles to compare. I do agree that the TRX does a good job in a more traditional sense. It satisfies the traditionalist in me when I see all those buttons because I get the sense that any option under the sun (or roof? sunroof? I digress) can be...
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    New Official Video: Normal, August 2020 | Progress Report | Rivian

    Get enough of a critical mass to do this with you and maybe Rivian will fund a "Long Way Down" video, complete with the requisite charging network along the way :D
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    Rivian Battery Poll - VOTE HERE

    I'm also only considering the 135kwh version because I'd like the optional 3rd row. Not that I need it now, but we do have a dog that takes up her own row. Add kid(s) to the mix and all of a sudden you're at capacity. I made the mistake of not planning for future needs with my current car, so...
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    POLL: When do you think Rivian will open the Configurator?

    Ever since they shifted their marketing line from "later this summer" to "later this year", my money is on Dec 2020. I would of course love to be proven wrong on that and see a configurator much earlier.
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    Financing

    Gotcha, yup those are good points - will need to pay interest on that $7.5k if financed, and tax can add up too. Agree that it's not a straight $7.5k reduction. It makes a lease/subscription option slightly more attractive because Rivian will presumably subtract the full 7.5k from your lease...
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    Financing

    It takes a little planning, sure, but assuming you can afford a $70k car you probably earn enough to owe at least $7,500 in taxes for an entire year after all other credits and deductions are accounted for. Also worth mentioning based on the article you linked that even if your employer is...
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    Financing

    Tesla's are currently about 2.49%. You've got to factor in the $7.5k tax credit that Rivians will be eligible for as well (assuming the program is still around in 2021). Both of those will result in a lower net price. This would be a nice option to have. It's interesting to see how Tesla is...
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    Video: NO OTHER Car Has These 5 Features ...Except for RIVIAN!

    On tank turn, he starts by saying "because some of the rivian trucks will have four motors ... ". Won't all of them be on 4 motors?? Or is that something Rivian will option out for the higher trims?
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    Your Actual Place in Reservation Line, Based on Rivian Preorder #

    In the same boat here - back of the line. Emailed them to ask for more clarity on the process, and got told that the actual configurations will have a pretty significant impact on production priority, along with how soon you actually pull the trigger on an order. So in theory a preorder #50xxx...
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    Find your Rivian Order Number & Post it Here!

    I did the same thing first #idiotsunite
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    Find your Rivian Order Number & Post it Here!

    Where are you getting that attrition rate from? That is indeed significant. Also should mention I'm in for the R1S and not the truck, so I wonder if that still means production before Aug 2022 ...
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    Rivian Announces New Timelines - R1T Delivery Begins June 2021 and R1S in August 2021. Pilot Production Starts

    Thanks for this analysis. I'm kicking myself for not pre-ordering an R1S earlier - my July 7 date doesn't even register on your chart :headbang:. I'm hoping that whenever they release the configurator there is a clearer picture of delivery times based on position on the list and variant. I'm...
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