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I suppose the review is coming soon.
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He reviewed the Lucid Air prior to any customer deliveries.
Do you have a link on that? I couldn’t find it on YouTube.
Doug will quirks and features preview a vehicle without giving a review (aka a Doug Score). He did that yesterday with the Z06. Just wondering if that was the case.
 
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He exclusively reviews units sold to customers, correct? That alone will make this the most anticipated review for me.
I’m not sure he ‘exclusively’ does that. But yes, normally he rents a car through Turo or has one lent to him by a dealer. Obviously the dealer route isn’t happening with Rivian. 😉
 

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He reviews pre production vehicles as well. I remember seeing his video on the upcoming hummer ev.
 
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He reviews pre production vehicles as well. I remember seeing his video on the upcoming hummer ev.
I did a quick scan of that video and again that was more of a quirks and features preview than a review. There was no Doug Score given. He doesn’t that until he gets to drive the vehicle.

You could disagree with this but, by my standard, it isn’t a review until he gives a Doug Score. 😁
 

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I did a quick scan of that video and again that was more of a quirks and features preview than a review. There was no Doug Score given. He doesn’t that until he gets to drive the vehicle.

You could disagree with this but, by my standard, it isn’t a review until he gives a Doug Score. 😁
I wouldn't disagree with that. Should have said he previews pre preproduction vehicles.

That said I'm very much looking forward to his r1t review. I love seeing all the quirks and features he digs up.
 

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Do you have a link on that? I couldn’t find it on YouTube.
Doug will quirks and features preview a vehicle without giving a review (aka a Doug Score). He did that yesterday with the Z06. Just wondering if that was the case.
My bad, I was actually thinking of his Model S Plaid test drive.
 
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I wouldn't disagree with that. Should have said he previews pre preproduction vehicles.

That said I'm very much looking forward to his r1t review. I love seeing all the quirks and features he digs up.
Agreed..

My bad, I was actually thinking of his Model S Plaid test drive.
Gotcha…. And that was a customer’s vehicle. I loved that review BTW. Doug really does a good job of being brutally honest when needed. He called out ALL of the flaws in that particular car and then raved on how much he loved driving it.
 

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I've been poking through the ole YouTubes and have been seeing a fair number of rando's that have been given the keys to a R1T for a couple hours that... clearly... have not been ardent followers of the R1T (or... trucks in general) and their reviews have all been strongly favourable as well.

I'm getting a better and better sense that all of those presser reviews were not fluff pieces.. that the truck really is that damn good.
 

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I’ll be the wet blanket here… I feel like every little Easter egg, quirk and feature has already been uncovered. I wish I had a nickel for every time I hear about the door-docking flashlight (yay…. 7,777 battery) and Bluetooth speaker.

I’m a Doug D fan, but I have my doubts that I’ll learn anything new about the R1T. I hope that I’m wrong.
 

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I agree @rubber_ducky - my only hope is that the people who said things like “the motor trend review doesn’t count” or “get it to a real reviewer like Doug Demuro” will finally hush.
 
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I agree @rubber_ducky - my only hope is that the people who said things like “the motor trend review doesn’t count” or “get it to a real reviewer like Doug Demuro” will finally hush.
Not a bad hope. IMO there is plenty of reason to disparage the Motor Trend ad. But, since then, we’ve had plenty of quality reviews.
 

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I agree @rubber_ducky - my only hope is that the people who said things like “the motor trend review doesn’t count” or “get it to a real reviewer like Doug Demuro” will finally hush.
Winner winner chicken dinner.

That's my line of thought as well, this moves clearly from the "they probably paid them for this review" or "they were not allowed to talk about X" into the realm of "no punches pulled".

I mean, at the end of the day, we will all be our own reviewer, but if this trend holds, that the truck really is this remarkable, then it belays my concerns about biased reviews and fluff pieces.. and so far, it is holding which gives me more and more hope that I'll be very happy with my purchase.

I will note, I am super curious to see what Munro says when he rips his apart. It's one thing to be a great EV, it's another to be extremely well engineered.
 
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I’ll be the wet blanket here… I feel like every little Easter egg, quirk and feature has already been uncovered. I wish I had a nickel for every time I hear about the door-docking flashlight (yay…. 7,777 battery) and Bluetooth speaker.

I’m a Doug D fan, but I have my doubts that I’ll learn anything new about the R1T. I hope that I’m wrong.
Agreed. Might be amusing to watch, but I think Alex on Autos doing a thorough review on his normal driving loop and detailling real life measurements of seats etc would have been more useful.
 
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