POLL: How many of us have actually driven/seen a Rivian in person?

What is your experience with an actual Rivian model?


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I had the good fortune to attend the First Mile Event in Normal and drive the test track, off road course, and tackle Mt. Rivian. Also got to speak to the guides and experience all the vehicles on display. This is a great forum so wondered what other members' experience level has been.
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I’m booked in for the preview event at Sears Point(or Sonoma raceway for people who choose to be wrong) in November. No drive, but I’ll try asking nicely and see what happens.

I am not driving halfway across the continent just for that, I’ll be in the area for family things already 🤣
 

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I saw one in the wild...but it was traveling in the opposite direction on the freeway so it was just a very exciting glimpse.
 

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Bay Area, so I've seen a few one the preproduction trucks driven around by local engineers.

Can't wait for my drive at Sears Point in a few weeks.
 

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I live in Southern California and haven't seen any. I work from home though, so don't drive much during the week.
 

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I was part of a preorder event in Atlanta back in the fall of 2019. They had a couple of early models on display. I was able to see it but wasn't allowed to touch/interact. They were roped off. The Rivian employees were all super nice and opened and closed doors and showed off some basic features at your request but it was all proxied interaction. And nothing none of them were being driven, just sitting on the showroom floor.
 

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I’m booked in for the preview event at Sears Point(or Sonoma raceway for people who choose to be wrong) in November. No drive, but I’ll try asking nicely and see what happens.

I am not driving halfway across the continent just for that, I’ll be in the area for family things already 🤣
Good luck! I see some other members are driving at Sonoma, uhh I mean Sears Point, so hopefully it works out!
 

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Bay Area, so I've seen a few one the preproduction trucks driven around by local engineers.

Can't wait for my drive at Sears Point in a few weeks.
Good luck! I see some other members are driving at Sonoma, uhh I mean Sears Point, so hopefully it works out!
from what I’ve been told, it’s primarily LE reservations getting the drives, and that ain’t me.

but perhaps there will be holes in the schedule. Rivian knows how to get in touch and I’ve advised them that I’ll be 20 mins from the track and can get there in 10 😬
 

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from what I’ve been told, it’s primarily LE reservations getting the drives, and that ain’t me.
I'm an R1T holder, but never selected LE.

Max pack for LYFFEEEEEE.
 

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I'm an R1T holder, but never selected LE.

Max pack for LYFFEEEEEE.
It me, too! I suspect the other contributing factor to only getting in to the non driving event is I’m not exactly local. Pretty sure the only reason I got an invite at all was by asking nicely a bunch.
 

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I don't think many in the South East have driven or seen one. I think one passed by with a lidar set up, and someone saw a yellow R1T in the way to FL, but that's about it 😞
We've been waiting since Apr 2020 when the Miami event was supposed to happen, but was cancelled. Looks like they forgot who was in line for an event since they started over.
I guess Miami doesn't hold a special place in their heart, or that space is tiny...

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