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swhme

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Hey All! Long time lurker here, 2019 preorder holder for an R1T in Launch Green on green with 20" ATs and camp kitchen. Looking forward to being able to combine the good parts of four of my cars into one... the electric practicality of my tesla, the overlanding capability of my built up land cruiser, the dump run/furniture hauling of my old Tundra, and the fun driving dynamics of my Cayenne GTS (although I will miss my Cayenne's sweet stick shift...)
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Speedrye

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Ryan here from NC. I've been watching Rivian for the past few years and finally put a deposit on an R1S this morning. I'm here for the performance and off-road ability moreso than the environmental side of things. I'm hoping to consolidate my Holden Commodore VF2 and FJ Cruiser into one vehicle I'll be happy with, but I'm worried as I'm a die hard manual transmission guy and that's all I've owned for some time. I'm generally not a fan of too much technology either, but I'm trying to adapt, haha.

edit: Oh yeah, also considering a Cadillac CT5 Blackwing instead, so I'm all over the place...
 
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Bbernardo

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Hello all! I have an R1S preorder from way back in Mar 2021. Looking for the Adventure / Offroad / 20" AT wheels combo in my driveway. My daily is a Tacoma DC and fun/camping rig is an H3. I can't wait to hear the customer experiences and reviews as deliveries begin (s00n).
 
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Sgt Beavis

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Greetings Y'all,

I don't have a preorder but am currently considering the R1T. I've got an early F150 Lightning reservation but I can't ignore what Rivian is doing. The price of an R1T is in the same range as an F150 Lightning in the Lariat Premium trim is projected to start at $79,474. Even the basic Lariat is $67474 and the extended range battery is another $7000 to get you to 300miles of range. At that price I might as well get a Rivian Explore with the Max Pack or an Adventure Package with the Large Pack.

I was pretty doubtful of this truck and I'm not yet 100% convinced. But the recent YouTube reviews have REALLY moved that needle closer to 100%. At this point a test drive or ride along would seal the deal. My only other concern service and support. I'd like to get more detailed plans on when and where Rivian service centers will be built. Also, how many mobile service technicians will be in my area.

Anyways, I'm here to do research for now. Orders for the F150 are rumored to be opening on Oct 26th, so I've got to make a decision sometime in the near future.


(edit) and I just discovered that a Denver service center is under construction.
 
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jeepn30

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Good morning fellow Rivian enthusiasts,

I have been following Rivian for the past couple years. I followed Tesla similarly before the Model S was released. I have had my S for 5 years now (bought certified pre-owned), and has been the best car I have ever owned. I love what electric offers. We have looked at the Model X, but frankly have shied away from it because of the complexity of the falcon wing doors; there's just too much that can go wrong with it. With 4 kids, our party of 6 has few options for electric vehicles. The R1S seems to fit our needs better than anything else. We haven't put a reservation down yet, but are very intersted in the vehicle. I took my 2 boys to the First Mile event yesterday, and we all liked what we saw from the R1T. I hope they do a similar event for the SUV.
 

Kaprice

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For the past year or so, I've been obsessed with the Telluride -- and saving my pennies to afford one.

Then along comes Rivian and now it's all I can think about. It looks so amazing. And that big First Drive excursion with all the reviewers was just so motivating.

The long delivery time doesn't bother me all that much since I won't likely be able to actually afford one for a while, anyway.

In the meantime, I'll be hanging out here and living my dream, vicariously, through all of you! :)
 

masmole

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Hi all! Just placed a deposit for an R1T, which will be my first EV after many years of buying nothing but gas-guzzling overpowered and overpriced performance vehicles. It's time.

The only thing I'm on the fence about is whether I should change to an R1S instead of R1T. It's not about specific needs but rather the esthetic of truck vs suv that I'm torn about. Either variant will suit me fine. At least I will have plenty of time to teeter back and forth between configs before my turn comes, and Rivian's website makes that part real easy for those who suck at making decisions and sticking with it haha
 
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Transfer

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I’ve known about and been interested In Rivian for at least 3 years but wasn’t sure how the product would play out. Now that we have production ready and reviews that are very very good, I placed my pre order deposit earlier this month. I currently drive an X3M competition and while it is crazy fast, it is pretty stiff and not relaxing at all, so I end up driving it stupid fast everywhere. Haha

An R1S is a great option for me because I don’t want to give up the horsepower but would like a more comfortable ride and something I can off-road occasionally. I also could use more space for weekend road trips.

Initially I configured a Forest Green but I’m liking the lighter colors on the R1S so now pretty well set on freebie LA Silver. Black interior is a no brainer for me (mud and dogs!) and I really like the green highlights as contrast in the black seats. I’m really anticipating seeing photos of a 5 seat model to see what the extra cargo might look like. I really don’t need a third row but do need the cargo space.

Going from high performance SUV and other sports cars to an uber fast real SUV/truck with all terrain tires makes me wonder how good the on road handling will be, but if the drive is more relaxed, I can slow down on my work day commute. 😉

Looking forward to Rivian getting one of these in my garage I hope some time in 2022!
 
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