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It also has bulletproof glass!
Correct. Your Jeep does not exist in the context of this conversation.
No it does not have bulletproof glass, it was never advertised or in any other way indicated to have that. They called it armored glass as it was stronger than normal automotive glass. Tesla / Elon have only claimed the steel exoskeleton is bulletproof up to 9mm.
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No it does not have bulletproof glass, it was never advertised or in any other way indicated to have that. They called it armored glass as it was stronger than normal automotive glass. Tesla / Elon have only claimed the steel exoskeleton is bulletproof up to 9mm.
Forgive me. I must have mistaken bulletproof exoskeleton and armored glass. Both of which are gimmicks imo. Glad you guys are excited for it. Will be cool to see on the road.
 

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if they changed Model X base model to 80k to hit the tax requirement, I’d place order immediately. I’m sure many others would as well. For Tesla, that may not be a good thing as they don’t care too much about selling those it seems. I’d be happy in a LR MX 5 seater. I love my MY and would be hard pressed to trade it for anything else currently available.
 

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Okay, but the question was how can you comment about "revolutionary" when it doesn't exist?

This is the first vehicle ever designed with an exoskeleton. My comment was that it is revolutionary, and that has slowed production a bit getting those new bits unkinked. I suppose people can certainly split hairs, but beta and Delta units are running around, and that exoskeleton is currently in production, albeit in limited numbers.

I have a 1-off Jeep that is highly customized. No, you cannot buy one at a dealer like it. It is the only one that exists like this one. Does that mean that my Jeep does not exist?
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I’m still failing to understand how the exoskeleton will even be revolutionary. It seems to me it’s a negative since if you get in an accident the panels won’t be replaceable? Maybe I don’t understand the advantages for the consumer.
I’m still nervous about the CT price also. I’m going to be surprised if it’s cheaper than the R1T, I’m guessing it will start at 79.9k and go up to 130k but who knows with their recent price cuts
 

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Forgive me. I must have mistaken bulletproof exoskeleton and armored glass. Both of which are gimmicks imo. Glad you guys are excited for it. Will be cool to see on the road.
Been driving for almost fifty years now and never once been shot at — even back when I drove a Peugeot wagon years ago.
 
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Been driving for almost fifty years now and never once been shot at — even back when I drove a Peugeot wagon years ago.
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It also has bulletproof glass!
Correct. Your Jeep does not exist in the context of this conversation.
Wow. Ok then. 🫤
 

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Yup. Power move by the T brand that is going to weed out all but the strongest... hoping Rivian can ride out the shockwaves.

At the end of the day, however, we the consumer win as prices come down. Happy about that.
 

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It is good news I think for Rivian buyers that actually want to use their vehicles. As the Tesla price reductions cut the knees off their competitors, this means people buying Rivians just to flip will dry up as their used values continue to decrease.

As will the weak economy coming over the next couple of years.

This would speed up deliveries.
 

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It is good news I think for Rivian buyers that actually want to use their vehicles. As the Tesla price reductions cut the knees off their competitors, this means people buying Rivians just to flip will dry up as their used values continue to decrease.

As will the weak economy coming over the next couple of years.

This would speed up deliveries.
I don't think the Rivian used car values has any relevance to the Tesla price cuts. People don't usually cross-shop between the two. The Rivian R1T/R1S are highly specialized vehicles that do not compete with Tesla. So I see Rivian flippers drying up as a result of time and not from "Tesla price reduction cutting the knees off their competitors" as you indicate.

The Tesla price cuts is not a coincidence it happened as established Asian manufacturers like KIA and Hyundai begin to make inroads with their award winning and much cheaper EVs. We know that Chinese manufacturers with their cheaper EVs are coming - BYD has sold more EVs than Tesla in China. And the fact that Tesla produced more cars than it delivered during the period of unprecedented supply chain problems indicate that it's not the issue for their cars sitting on the lot as with other manufacturers. As supply chain problems ease, Tesla will face even fiercer competition.
 

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I don't think the Rivian used car values has any relevance to the Tesla price cuts. People don't usually cross-shop between the two. The Rivian R1T/R1S are highly specialized vehicles that do not compete with Tesla. So I see Rivian flippers drying up as a result of time and not from "Tesla price reduction cutting the knees off their competitors" as you indicate.

The Tesla price cuts is not a coincidence it happened as established Asian manufacturers like KIA and Hyundai begin to make inroads with their award winning and much cheaper EVs. We know that Chinese manufacturers with their cheaper EVs are coming - BYD has sold more EVs than Tesla in China. And the fact that Tesla produced more cars than it delivered during the period of unprecedented supply chain problems indicate that it's not the issue for their cars sitting on the lot as with other manufacturers. As supply chain problems ease, Tesla will face even fiercer competition.
You may not like Tesla or the Cybertruk, but it is a direct competitor. If pricing is released this year that seriously undercuts Rivian, it absolutely will affect Rivian, and they may want to adjust pricing accordingly.
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