I really like the etron. Tech is on point, ride is smooth, convenience of Audi dealerships near by, etc. the 3D camera/360 degree overhead view is simply amazing, and very responsive. 200 mile range isn’t really a big deal because I would just use my wife’s car for travel. They couldn’t give me any information on the Q4 electric but for your needs I think it’s going to be a bit smaller anyways. I spent 10 bucks and entered the Omaze deal so I could win one to tide me over till my r1t arrives hahaI agree that seeing them live is better than the pics.
what did you think of the eTron?
I test drove the jag iPace...nice acceleration but had torque steer, and Charles told me at the Overland West event last year, that the Rivian will not have that issue. IPace has no storage. I have not test driven the eTron for the simple reason it does not have storage either. I can’t put one set of golf clubs in the back of either suv without putting the rear seats down— no security for personal effects in the back.
Thanks for sharing your updates!I edited my previous post, but two employees made it seem like a burnt orange/root beer color will be available. I also tried to politely bring up the lack of communication regarding updates, and that seemed to hit home pretty well. So hopefully we’ll start to hear more!
There will be 2 audio options, including a "premium with 3D surround", and they are "benchmarking" it.Will someone at FCL ask about the sound system? Perhaps they aren't giving any details but it would be interesting to know if their system will be able to compete with the premium Tesla system. Specifically, the Model 3 has (and Model Y will have) 14 speakers, 1 sub, 2 amps. Not that number of speakers = quality of sound, but Tesla is clearly looking for a premium sound. Is Rivian going for the same?
What are the paddles on the steering wheel? Since the Rivian doesn't have gears, what would they do?Nice post.
Regarding your 6th bullet about the Rivian’s getting to LA after The Long Way Up trip. Something was bugging me about the door latches being skimpy...I have owned several bmw’s and the way doors closed are nice and secure.
checkout the R1S’s door anchor ... do you guys agree that this is flimsy? I am sure this supports RayzorBEV’s findings. Thoughts?
I want a solid vehicle that does not rattle. I want a fit and finish like a German built vehicle.
Probably not. IIRC, Rivian has indicated they don't intend to support upgrades. I suppose that could change.
-I find this incredible! Does it means maybe hot swappable in future? Or even upgrade to larger battery pack? Any thoughts on this?
- Brian mentioned the battery could be replaced in 30 minutes.