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Buy R1T from inventory now or wait for possible "refreshed" version later this year?

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There’s really no reason for Rivian to refresh the R1 with the R2 taking up most of their focus.
 

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There’s really no reason for Rivian to refresh the R1 with the R2 taking up most of their focus.
Pulling in content that is in R2 that the R1 is missing. Personally, some of what's in the R2 would influence me away from an R1S - like the steering wheel, improved ADAS, cameras, heat pump.

There are some performance behaviors that would help with perception of the R1. An example is HVAC.

Moving over to internally built tri or quad motors would likely be a cost savings.

They have cost reduction that they've mentioned.

They appear to be limited by demand, and addressing shortcomings, where they can in a cost efficient manner, should help that a bit.
 

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I've decited on R1T with performance dual motor, large battery, 21" tires, powered Tonneau cover.
I know no one KNOWS the future, but this group seems very keyed in on trends
I see one available with that configuration in the inventory
-are prices for the same R1T design likely to go up or down when they restart custom configurations?
-will the likely refreshes make that much difference in everyday driving experience (assuming there won't be major changes in range/bidirectional charging, etc)
-Any major reason not to just take the one available that suits my needs?
-any problems with the current powered Tonneau cover that is available now?
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Well, I just took delivery of an R1T on Friday (from inventory). Configuration was what i was looking for and they had promotions on 2023 lease deals. i would agree with others...prices most likely go up, so take that into account.

i can't see a refresh being significant, as they need to turn their attention to the R2 for continued viability. the R1's are so well liked, they need to keep expanding appeal. the R2 should be a bit hit!
 

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Pulling in content that is in R2 that the R1 is missing. Personally, some of what's in the R2 would influence me away from an R1S - like the steering wheel, improved ADAS, cameras, heat pump.

There are some performance behaviors that would help with perception of the R1. An example is HVAC.

Moving over to internally built tri or quad motors would likely be a cost savings.

They have cost reduction that they've mentioned.

They appear to be limited by demand, and addressing shortcomings, where they can in a cost efficient manner, should help that a bit.
Major R1 updates as mentioned, Heat pump, and steering wheels won't be updated untill production starts on the R2. You would be looking at a 2026 R1 to receive any update the R2 would bring.

Personally, after watching the reviews of wheel function in the R2, I prefer the setup in the R1. BTW the R1 wheel can do everything the R2 can just software. Also the R2 will have a lot of stress on the servos used to control resistance in new buttons.
 

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buy now - you will still love the product. I just took delivery a little over 30 days ago and I dont care that new stuff is coming. Been there done that with Tesla for years. This R1S is gold
 

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If zero percent leases on 2023 R1Ts are still available, I’d take that. Then get a refreshed R1T in the future.
 

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Simple. I would wait for the refreshed version that’s coming after summer.
why does everyone continue to refer to it as a refreshed version? Is there any indication that there will be any design or feature changes? All I’ve heard is that Rivian is retooling to make them less expensive to manufacture. Unless there is anything concrete in terms of features or visual design changes, I think that the cars after the tooling changes might be less desirable. New generation products from companies that are trying to squeeze out a profit don’t typically release a better product. Just sayin’.
 

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R1 is a lovable product and nobody would go wrong. But for me the timing of buy now vs buy later after refresh would depend on how do I plan to buy. If I was to lease, I would do it now as the lease deals are attractive and I commit to the car for 3 years (limited time). But if I was to purchase, I would wait for the refresh since the commitment would be longer as I tend to keep my cars around for 8 to 10 years, also would not like to miss on new goodies as part of the refresh.
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