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  1. SoCal Rob

    Lucid at Tysons

    Thanks for sharing! Well worth the time spent watching. Fantastic car with a top-notch retail experience. If I needed a sedan, this is what I’d want. I’m looking forward to seeing these on the road.
  2. SoCal Rob

    Rivian Guide Contacted Finally! (For Real) 📬

    Good advice and I finally set them to ignore.
  3. SoCal Rob

    Rivian Guide Contacted Finally! (For Real) 📬

    Your idolatry of Tesla and Elon Musk is clear, so I understand your perspective. You would rather see other EV makers fail, or at least be considered less-than because Tesla is your ultimate. It may be your ultimate, but different people have different requirements and Tesla simply doesn’t work...
  4. SoCal Rob

    Rivian Guide Contacted Finally! (For Real) 📬

    You responded with speculation and accusation. Rivian is definitely on track to deliver more in-house developed models (3) and probably more total vehicles than Tesla could in their first year of manufacturing and you didn’t answer my two questions: 1. So, why are you trying to dispirit people...
  5. SoCal Rob

    Spotted in CA - 237 Bay Area

    For Driver+ road mapping?
  6. SoCal Rob

    Rotating headlights?

    The prospects of Rivian dynamic headlights have brightened. We can let this thread burn out since there is confirmation here. Sorry for the puns. edit: fixed a typo
  7. SoCal Rob

    Spotted in CA - 237 Bay Area

    The video showing the R1T in front seems to show roof-mounted equipment for image capture or road mapping.
  8. SoCal Rob

    Rivian Guide Contacted Finally! (For Real) 📬

    I’m starting to think that I may have to block as well. They ignore facts, don’t address issues which point out that they ignore facts, and they seem to contribute nothing of value. Kind of the textbook definition of a troll, but I’m an optimist.
  9. SoCal Rob

    Rivian Guide Contacted Finally! (For Real) 📬

    Other have relayed dates as early as August. They could even have committed to July deliveries for customers who don’t post here. There isn’t even anything to show Rivian won’t pull a Tesla and deliver R1T vehicles to employees in July. It seems like you are really put off by the fact that...
  10. SoCal Rob

    Real Rivian Photos & Videos

    I have been driving a Ford Fusion Energi PHEV for over 4 years. The charge door is manual and simple. The gas fuel filler door, like every other vehicle I’ve owned since 1991 with a remote release, has a manual backup. Established car manufacturers seem to have determined it is worth the cost of...
  11. SoCal Rob

    Lightning F-150 Thorough Walk-through Video--Interesting!

    It seems needlessly complex to me, especially since I really like the rotary shifter in my Fusion Energi. I suspect it‘s to reduce liability as a result of the fold out work surface feature. You can’t fold the armrest forward to make a desk unless the shifter is in park and folded down. The...
  12. SoCal Rob

    If the official EPA range is....

    I realized that ship sailed in 2004 when I owned a sports car with an oil pressure gauge which was basically a damped mechanical warning light. Once the oil pressure switch (not variable pressure sensor) closed the needle would slowly (because it was damped) move to “Normal” so it gave the...
  13. SoCal Rob

    Real Rivian Photos & Videos

    Exactly! This is like comparing a remote trunk release which pops the trunk and relies on springs to open any extant with no ability to self close to a power trunk lid which is driven fully open (or to a preset) and also fully closed,
  14. SoCal Rob

    If the official EPA range is....

    I think the fuss is over the fact that most people have an expectation that things will get easier over time. At one time if you wanted to drive you had to understand every aspect of how the car and ICE worked: from hand-crank starting to setting spark advance to adjusting the choke to keeping...
  15. SoCal Rob

    If the official EPA range is....

    I trust that the Tesla EPA numbers are accurate yet some (many?) people complain that they cannot reproduce those numbers in the real world. This doesn’t surprise me given the discrepancies between a rigidly-defined test rightly used by Tesla and real world conditions experienced by drivers. I...
  16. SoCal Rob

    Over Under on how many R1S and R1Ts are delivered in 2021

    I wonder how many vehicles Rivian will produce including the commercial delivery van as well as the R1T and R1S. I think that will show a complete picture of the company’s accomplishments in the first year production of vehicles developed in-house.
  17. SoCal Rob

    No Whining - Just Excitement 🙌

    Fantastic thread idea! I’m going to cheat a little and say the one thing I’m looking forward to is off-roading in an EV built for it. That includes driving quietly with the windows open which I imagine will be almost like sailing: being able to accelerate without making a ton of noise is so…...
  18. SoCal Rob

    Lightning F-150 Thorough Walk-through Video--Interesting!

    I think there was just a miscommunication. What you wrote was, “Not really - they have yet to let anyone sit inside the thing.” and what I think you meant was, “Not really - they have yet to let anyone (unrelated to Rivian) sit inside the thing (while being videoed as part of a walk-through).”...
  19. SoCal Rob

    INTERIOR feature / details just posted at Rivian.com

    I think you identified something very important for adult seating position comfort: seat height above the floor. We have a 2012 vehicle with legroom 42.1 in. F /39.0 in. R which has a much more comfortable seating position to me than our 2005 vehicle had with legroom 43.1 in. F / 38.7 in. R...
  20. SoCal Rob

    F150 Lightning Trim Level Pricing Leaked

    Also, sales tax and registration fees are tied to the purchase price in areas where with these taxes and fees are based on the transaction price.


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