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Were the invites only on Instagram or were there actual email invites too?
That Instagram was just somebody showing they confirmed their event. The invites get sent by email.
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Gotcha, it wasn't the OP...phew, don't need yet another time sink!
 

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A CS woman who is on the team to travel for First Drive events told me today that there is only 1 team at this point and they are not announcing future dates/locations for events yet (like a rock tour). They don't want to "disappoint" people if plans change. She did tell me that she was excited to be coming to SoCal to get out of the cold in Normal. So, maybe in November or December (just guessing)?
 

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My guess is they are limiting invites at this point to people who live in an area they are willing to deliver early vehicles too. It stinks for people who don't live close enough to one of those locations, but with limited availability for test drives, the choice makes sense.
 
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Anyone know how far the Normal invites went? 50, 100, miles away? Curious if NY will include a similarly wide net given the population density.
I live in a suburb north of Indy and received my invite to the First Drive in Normal (160 miles). It was awesome btw!
 

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Just a reminder from our August email….


To start off, we’ll be inviting preorder holders in the following regions beginning this month:

  • Normal, IL
  • New York, NY
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA

Invitations are based on where you live and your proximity to our event sites. We’ll be expanding to more areas in the future.

We’re excited for this next moment of our journey and are grateful to have you along for the ride.

— Team Rivian
 

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Just a reminder from our August email….


To start off, we’ll be inviting preorder holders in the following regions beginning this month:

  • Normal, IL
  • New York, NY
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA

Invitations are based on where you live and your proximity to our event sites. We’ll be expanding to more areas in the future.

We’re excited for this next moment of our journey and are grateful to have you along for the ride.

— Team Rivian

Another reminder, it's a good idea to sign up on the website for the demo drives and events, no matter where you live. If they. get enough interest in a given area, they will be more likely to schedule an event there. Click on the yellow banner at the top of the website.

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Another reminder, it's a good idea to sign up on the website for the demo drives and events, no matter where you live. If they. get enough interest in a given area, they will be more likely to schedule an event there. Click on the yellow banner at the top of the website.

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Hum…maybe I should sign all my neighbors up? 😊
 

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I'm in New York and I don't have an invite. It seems to be very limited for the time being.
CT here we’ll within the ”Normal” range, have heard nothing.
 

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I wonder if the Seattle Kraken played and lost their first Pro Hockey game while I missed this announcement. 🤬🤬🤬 (Since 1632). F*ck VEGAS HOUSE ALWAYS WINS. I'M a little schmammered. Go Kraken! 🐙

Yes that's the most unimpressive aquatic life emoji of ever but still...
I'm happy for the people of the great state of New York. ✌❤⚡🔋🛻
 

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Catskill Mountains of NY. No word here.
 

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Pretty curious when they're going to start doing the 1-on-1 visits they said they'd do.

And If they're doing this once a month, then they either don't plan on letting people test drive before ordering, or they don't plan on delivering to anywhere other than Normal, NYC, and (i'm guessing) SF in 2021.

Seems like a ban-aid to to address not having either enough vehicles or enough staff to hold events concurrently. Hopefully that's addressed soon and they start having permanent test drive opportunities in these locations (assuming you can no longer go to Normal and test drive). This feels like what Ford did with the lightning this summer.

Did all of the pre-order holders in the Illinois area get an opportunity to test drive?
No, not even close
 

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Feb. 2020 Preorder # 23,XXX, I'm in Ithaca right now. Doubt I'll get an invite. On the plus side it hasn't started snowing yet it's actually 73 and pleasant today.
Happy more will get to test drive congrats to those that do. Remember to check on the consumption/ efficiency displays and report back for what options are available.
I would like to hear about steering feel on-road. That has not been discussed anywhere.
 

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I would like to hear about steering feel on-road. That has not been discussed anywhere.
I know I saw one of the reviewers talking about it from the Colorado press event. I watched them all back to back, and it's all muddled together, so I couldn't tell you which one.

But they described it as light and responsive, really seemed to enjoy the feel. But also noted that it changed with the driving mode.
 
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