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  1. Test drive impressions from Tesla owner

    I think we need to change our way of thinking with EV vs ICE in terms of performance vs range/efficiency. Until now with ICE you'd typically either have a super efficient slow car, or a in inefficient fast car. With EVs speed and range typically go together. Usually bigger battery = more range...
  2. Test drive impressions from Tesla owner

    Same, quality was night and day better than my 3.
  3. Test drive impressions from Tesla owner

    I drive like a grandpa typically. I couldn't help but hit 100 in the Rivian on my test drive. The lag will definitely make things smoother though. Wouldn't want the mapping too touchy like the Tesla.
  4. Test drive impressions from Tesla owner

    How’s your y compare to 3? I’ve heard they’re notionally rougher ride?
  5. Test drive impressions from Tesla owner

    Yep! And I hate most of the other EV fake noises but was a big fan of the Rivian
  6. Test drive impressions from Tesla owner

    Ah that's surprising. Well then it just happens to sound like a space ship naturally!
  7. Test drive impressions from Tesla owner

    Check out the video at time stamp I linked above. It's not just drivetrain whine, there's some artificial element too. It's subtle and I actually like it, and I typically hate any fake noises. The Model 3 noise is maybe 1/4th as loud and is just drivetrain.
  8. Test drive impressions from Tesla owner

    Regarding "engine" noise see video below. Skip to 4 minute and 12:45 in to hear sound.
  9. Test drive impressions from Tesla owner

    Does yours? An artificial engine noise? Mine has none of that, just the usual wind and road noise.
  10. Test drive impressions from Tesla owner

    Good question! "Engine" noise was the first thing I noticed! Tesla literally has 0 sound. The Rivian has this awesome and subtle note to it, really suits the truck. 2 regen settings, both allow 1 pedal driving. High regen I'd say on par or stronger than Tesla.
  11. Test drive impressions from Tesla owner

    I tried standard and sport mode. The power was insane in both. Throttle response not as instant in Tesla in either, but still better than ICE. The quality of the Rivian seemed far better than my 3.
  12. Rough Calculation of Rivian Orders, Delivery Times

    I live by a bald eagles nest so saw 2 of those and about 10 baby geese this morning. But thanks! This is kindof what I expected. Test drove one yesterday and it basically ruined every other car for me.
  13. Rough Calculation of Rivian Orders, Delivery Times

    Hello! Could anyone help with a rough estimate wait time for my January 22 order? January 2022 Reservation R1T El Cap x Black Mountain Large pack 20 ATs no accessories
  14. Test drive impressions from Tesla owner

    oh it’s crazy fast. Just doesn’t have the millisecond throttle response of a Tesla. It’s much faster than my Tesla, the torque is nuts. My Tesla feels fastest punching from 30 or 40. The rivian felt brutal from a stop. The tires spin a tiny bit and then it just shoves forward. Make no mistake...
  15. Test drive impressions from Tesla owner

    Youre 100% right. The lag has nothing to do with weight or tires it’s hard to explain. Mash the throttle and you wait a second, then the power kicks in. The Tesla you floor it and its instant. Again not a negative and I’m sure it was done intentionally. And nope not a professional driver! Just...
  16. Test drive impressions from Tesla owner

    Just finished my First Mile test drive! Overall even better than I imagined. Performance - MUCH faster than my Model 3 Standard + - Unsure the top speed, but I saw 114 on the speedo - In sport mode shocked how planted it felt on twisty roads. My father in law drove and basically pushed it as...
  17. ? RJ's Letter -- Making it Right -- REVERSING THE PRICE CHANGE FOR PREORDER HOLDERS

    Some other companies differentiate reservation from pre-order. Have a lightning on reservation however did not yet had opportunity to preorder. Sounds like Rivian reservation = preorder.
  18. ? RJ's Letter -- Making it Right -- REVERSING THE PRICE CHANGE FOR PREORDER HOLDERS

    Does the original pricing apply to only those who have been allowed to officially order? Or to everyone who's placed the $1k reservation pre 3/1?
  19. Time to delivery.... if I order now.

    Oddly the day after I place my reservation is the first time I see one in person!
  20. Time to delivery.... if I order now.

    TY! Explore / standard pack which hopefully is the quickest ETA config. Are you locked into color or anything when you reserve or can switch when ordering? To add I saw my first Rivian in person this week. Really blown away by how much it stood out, even better than photos.
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