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I'll go with the tour. I want to see a few vehicles with and without various options. I'm having a hard time justifying the Meridian Audio. Hearing the standard vs. Meridian would confirm or change my mind...
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Anyone know of or anticipating COVID restrictions for NY test drives?
The FAQ posted by Rivian indicates masks will be required inside and outside at events. This isn't NY specific, but applies to all tour stops for now. They also have extensive sanitizing procedures in place.
 

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From:
https://rivian.com/support/article/what-can-i-expect-during-a-demo-drive

At our tour events, you’ll have an opportunity to drive on-pavement and off-pavement and experience vehicle acceleration, ascents, descents and light rocky sections, providing you with a well-rounded drive experience.
We’ll also have a number of different configurations and options present for you to explore. You can expect tour events to last about two hours including a 15 minute drive experience highlighting vehicle performance.
During a mobile drive, we you’ll experience a Rivian with guidance from of one of our Field Specialists. Mobile drives consist of a vehicle walk-around followed by a 20 minute drive.
For both tour events and mobile drives, you’ll receive an invitation to schedule through your Rivian Account when the opportunity is available in your area.

I'll take the tour vs home.
I need to see as many colors/options as I can and sounds like they will have a mini off-road area set up.
I’d rather not one or the other, but both.

tour event to see more stuff. Home demo to have more hands on time.
 

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I just got an email to the F-150 Lightning event. It's coming up quick. I'm going Sept 13 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. I'm 90% sure I'm getting the Rivian, but the Lightning is second on my list.

Anyone else going?
 

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It just feels strange for Rivian to invest in charging infrastructure in Colorado (Salida, state parks) that will purportedly be online in 2021, but nobody in Colorado will have a Rivian vehicle to charge.
Agreed. I too have tried to resist complaining about it but I am frequently surprised with how much Colorado is neglected to be even mentioned by Rivian. Denver and other cities such as Boulder, Fort Collins and The Springs have a significant population, not to mention a large portion of the US Rockies with its many 4x4 trails and camping is in Colorado. It seems like it should be one of their focuses.

There are also quite a few forum members from the area which would seem to justify this line of thinking. Only Rivian knows the true breakdown of preorder holders geographically but it seems like Colorado is decently represented. Hopefully we are in the next round or two along with the PNW.
 

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Agreed. I too have tried to resist complaining about it but I am frequently surprised with how much Colorado is neglected to be even mentioned by Rivian.
You mean aside from Rivian entering into a deal with Colorado to put their chargers at every single state park? and having that agreement mentioned prominently in announcement about charging their vehicles and the "story" about the same? ;)
 

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You mean aside from Rivian entering into a deal with Colorado to put their chargers at every single state park? and having that agreement mentioned prominently in announcement about charging their vehicles and the "story" about the same? ;)
This only goes so far and (as has been presented by Rivian so far), puts Colorado into "flyover state" territory. They've been catering in their language and presentation to the people who may come to Colorado from out of state for adventures. I've not seen much at all directly tailored to local Coloradans.
 

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This only goes so far and (as has been presented by Rivian so far), puts Colorado into "flyover state" territory. They've been catering in their language and presentation to the people who may come to Colorado from out of state for adventures. I've not seen much at all directly tailored to local Coloradans.
My response was at least somewhat in jest, but are you really suggesting that L2 chargers at state parks aren't for locals but are for people coming from California? That would suggest their similar deal with Tennessee is also not for locals, but I assure you far more Tennesseans are using those state parks than people from elsewhere. I don't know Colorado as well, but I'd be shocked if the state parks are used more by non-locals. RMNP? Sure, I'd buy that's more out-of-staters. But the state parks? I doubt it.
 
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This only goes so far and (as has been presented by Rivian so far), puts Colorado into "flyover state" territory. They've been catering in their language and presentation to the people who may come to Colorado from out of state for adventures. I've not seen much at all directly tailored to local Coloradans.
You might be upset about Colorado, but think about how North Dakotans feel.:)
 

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You might be upset about Colorado, but think about how North Dakotans feel.:)
Totally, fair! My only difference is the publicity around it. I haven't seen Rivian say much at all about the Dakotas (which is bad enough) but here in Colorado they've made hay and it feels like we're being used as more of a means to an end for other people.
 
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Totally, fair! My only difference is the publicity around it. I haven't seen Rivian say much at all about the Dakotas (which is bad enough) but here in Colorado they've made hay and it feels like we're being used as more of a means to an end for other people.
I am in Utah and can relate. All the Moab pictures and videos really maxes out the anticipation meter. I keep telling myself to take a deep breath and be patient.

Doesn't always work.
 
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