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Why not go through with the lease...by the time its up in 3 years your Riv might be ready?
I've actually done that once already. When I first put down my deposit I had just signed up on a 3 year lease earlier that year. That lease is now up and I turned the truck in thinking I'd get my R1T this summer. Now I'm not so sure I'll get it this year. I haven't decided yet as I'm waiting on more feedback from others with their guides but absent good news I may start my search for another F150 as I need a truck at my property.
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Ford literally emailed Bronco customers at the last minute just recently and said we have no idea when you will get your Bronco.

If Rivian did that the skeptics would have out the pitchforks in mass. Nothing will appease those people.
Ford has been way ahead of Rivian's communications and "Guides".

Here is an except for actions that Ford has taken, and just to note, these customers have not been waiting since 2018 as I have. This has to do with their delay in Ford's supplier of the roof's.

"To make up for this, Ford is doing a few things. First of all, if you want an unpainted molded-in-color roof instead of the modular painted roof, you have until April 8 to update your original order. That would mean getting your Broco earlier. If you do this, or if you already have the molded-in-color roof selected, you will receive the optional sound-deadening headliner—a $495 option—for free.

Optioning a cloth or leather interior gets you this option automatically. In this case, you'll get $495 off the final price of your Bronco. However, if you chose the vinyl interior, it's now a no-cost option.

The Blue Oval is also offering extras for those who decide to stick it out and keep their truck optioned with the painted modular roof. According to Automotive News, certain customers could receive up to $1,000 worth of "FordPass" Rewards points that can be used for anything from oil changes to accessories, and the Dearborn automaker is assuring customers that just because their trucks may be sold as 2022 models, their price will not increase."
 

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Realistically, I think non-LE buyers are looking at 2023 :crying:. We'll get like 500-1000 LEs this year for the easiest to produce/deliver/service cars, but that means that even though production will be ramping up, delivering the harder cars will not necessarily happen more quickly. Some easy non-LEs will probably even come before the harder LEs despite what Rivian has said. Then they've got all the vans to do too.

Hell, all this may even be optimistic for Team Yellow, which may be Team 2024. I'm gonna have to start persuading all the preorder holders on the fence about the F150 to fall on that side if I ever wanna see my R1T.
 

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Yeah, I have Blue/Black configured

It might just be a wording thing? My guide said delivery was estimated “At least by the end of November, possibly earlier”

So that could include Aug/Sep. I just really don’t know, and seems like the Guides don’t really know either 🤷‍♂️

When they said at least by November, possibly eariler, did you ask them why not in July? They said deliveries start in July, you were one of the first people contacted, Blue is the first batch, and they still say by November?

This is insane. I really don't mind if they come out and say we will get our trucks in November (12/8/18 reservation, L.A), but they can't make up their minds. @godfodder0901 was told August/Sept, you were told latest November. ugh.
 

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I've actually done that once already. When I first put down my deposit I had just signed up on a 3 year lease earlier that year. That lease is now up and I turned the truck in thinking I'd get my R1T this summer. Now I'm not so sure I'll get it this year. I haven't decided yet as I'm waiting on more feedback from others with their guides but absent good news I may start my search for another F150 as I need a truck at my property.
my sarcasm didn't come through. The lack luster communication from Rivian is pretty pathetic...it's sad that you as a Dec 18' order are left with so many questions.

godfodder...how did you spend 1.5 hours on the phone with them with seemingly few answers? If there is a lot you are not allowed to say, that's understandable. But it seems the questions that were answered for you, plus a few more and some chit chat would only be 15 min. I just imagine a lot of hold music
 

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When they said at least by November, possibly eariler, did you ask them why not in July? They said deliveries start in July, you were one of the first people contacted, Blue is the first batch, and they still say by November?

This is insane. I really don't mind if they come out and say we will get our trucks in November (12/8/18 reservation, L.A), but they can't make up their minds. @godfodder0901 was told August/Sept, you were told latest November. ugh.

I dont mind a 6 month delay if they communicated one. Just tell me so I can plan accordingly I think is all we are asking.
 

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I dont mind a 6 month delay if they communicated one. Just tell me so I can plan accordingly I think is all we are asking.
@kanundrum that’s exactly right! I WANT THIS TRUCK and get that making and delivering is an incredibly difficult undertaking.

Just stick with the philosophy of under promising and over delivering. I’ll plan accordingly. No more whining from me :lipssealed:
 

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Just an example of where communication makes a difference. This time last year I bought a fancy bike helmet off of kickstarter. I was supposed to receive it by end of last year. Along the way the company sent regular emails confirming size and color, noting the progress with tooling, etc. With COVID and production delays, I still haven't received the helmet, but the company always kept me informed on what was going on and why the delays where happening. Transparency makes a huge difference. Note: I'm not pretending manufacturing a bike helmet is anywhere close to an truck/suv in complexity, but still...
 

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That lease is now up and I turned the truck in thinking I'd get my R1T this summer.
Have you thought about buying your vehicle off lease and driving it until the R1T comes in? A friend who was leasing a Nissan just took delivery of a VW ID.4. He was planning on just turning his Nissan in to the dealer as the lease ends next month, but he checked CarMax and Carvana and found that used car prices have shot so far up lately that they would pay him over $3,000 more for his Nissan than the contractual buy-out figure. So he bought the car off lease and turned a nice profit inside a week. It sort of torqued off the dealer, who was angling to get the car back to put on his lot.
 

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When they said at least by November, possibly eariler, did you ask them why not in July? They said deliveries start in July, you were one of the first people contacted, Blue is the first batch, and they still say by November?
I didn’t ask that specifically, but I did ask if she knew who would be getting a truck in July, and what would contribute to getting an earlier delivery date.

She said that she didn’t have access to other customer’s accounts, so she couldn’t tell me what configurations/options were going to have a July delivery. But I’ll shoot her a text and ask why August-November seems to be the new time frame
 

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So my guide experience was similar to everyone else's. Took 15 minutes and just confirmed a few things here and there. I was told she would email lost of education in the coming weeks when it was released.

I also complained about not having enough information presently to cut them a check for 80k so hopefully that gets run up the chain.

One final thing I thought was very interesting is she told me that the off-road package was removed, but if I added it back on (I took mine off) then it would get me the truck sooner.

I was VERY suspicious by this comment and asked the question of how much sooner, days, weeks, months etc which was just answered by not sure, it's up to the "build team".

Needless to say I opted to keep my current config without the off-road package.

My guide was nice though, but they are obviously very handcuffed by their bosses and this secrecy needs to stop.
 

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So after todays small amount of updated info what's the over-under on when Rivian completes
R1T LE deliveries? I'm thinking a year from today June 1 2022. I'm inclined to take the under but that would be a tough bet.
OVER OVER OVER
 
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