Warranty coverage - battery, compressor, seats, center console, armrest, etc...?

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Jeez, all you grandmas need to start a knitting circle or something. So much anxiety over nothing.
then maybe we’d have a sweater for the Rivians.

“storing“ the vehicle at -31 fahrehoots without access to charging is a very real concern.

although with it being +31 degrees Celsius here today, and running the AC, at a time of year when I’m usually arguing with my wife about wether or not to turn on the furnace…maybe winter won’t be a big deal in coming years 😬
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Also don’t like this concept but I was wondering if they intend to do some things in software to offer something new, like fan oscillation, which wouldn’t be possible without motorized vent louvers. (For the record, I have never felt the need for oscillation in a car but maybe it’s nice???)
I had a Mazda 626 once (1988?) that had oscillating vents. I know I just complained about the unnecessary electric stuff providing solutions to problems that didn't exist– and could break, but I loved those Mazda oscillating vents and wondered why others didn't copy them.
 

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-30 F windchill happens a lot. -30 F actual is really freaking cold
Right. I actually don't think I can recall hitting a true -30F other than maybe one particularly cold streak over 6 years.
 

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Right. I actually don't think I can recall hitting a true -30F other than maybe one particularly cold streak over 6 years.
In related news I am opening a seasonal, artisanal, outdoor cryotherapy spa, it’s called “my back yard in January and February“. It only operates below -25c. Clients are locked outside for 5 minutes wearing nothing but mittens and slippers.
 
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UI only... I mean, you can do it by hand... and then strip out the cute little motors/gears that mange those louvers...
Reminds me of "Escalator temporarily stairs"....
 

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Before the "they'll just pry it open" crowd shows up - most car prowls are smash and grab.
So you think thief’s will smash a window but be thwarted by a flimsy center console? I’m going to go with “no”.
 

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So you think thief’s will smash a window but be thwarted by a flimsy center console? I’m going to go with “no”.
Yes? (Or at least, likely enough that it's worth a shot.) They probably brought a tool to smash the window. They probably didn't bring a crowbar. If they can't defeat the lock in a few seconds of manual force, they'll move on.

The whole deal with car prowls is that it's about taking obviously valuable items from easy targets.

Yes, electric motors are a point of failure. But if you don't trust electric motors, you might be buying the wrong car.
 

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Yes? (Or at least, likely enough that it's worth a shot.) They probably brought a tool to smash the window. They probably didn't bring a crowbar. If they can't defeat the lock in a few seconds of manual force, they'll move on.
Probably don’t need a crowbar. Just grab and pull. Regular human strength is all that’s needed for that sort of thing. They don’t care about breaking anything.
 
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