Why I’m content waiting for delivery…

kanundrum

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Im waiting because they told me I had too, I don't mind bugs, I love testing things out and living with the consequences of owning a Beta product. I bought my Alfa with out driving in 2016 being one of the first in the USA and have no regrets.

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Somewhat relatedly I was looking at a VW ID.4 as a holdover and subscribed to r/vwiD4Owners/ which I have been reading off and on since thanksgiving......... ...................... VW seems to be underinvesting in software.
Side note. I"m a fan of Consumer Reports "Talking Cars" Podcast. Its a lot more fun to listen to than you might expect from CR. They also talk about EV's a good bit. CR has been testing the iD4, seem really frustrated with the user interface. Episode 341.

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Also funny, the reason we "haven't seen stories like this" for Rivian is because they've iron clad NDA'd everyone with one of their cars. :CWL:
 

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LOL isn't this the guy who complained that a Mercedes dealer shunned him over MSRP on the EQS and bought the Lucid instead?
 

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Somewhat relatedly I was looking at a VW ID.4 as a holdover and subscribed to r/vwiD4Owners/ which I have been reading off and on since thanksgiving. Been seeing a lot of software and electrical problems. At first I chalked it up to selection bias (those with issues speak up). But lately the severity and volume of complaints has me a bit spooked. At this point my plan is just to await the Rivian. I do suspect Rivian, even as a brand new company, will be better at software. VW seems to be underinvesting in software.
We've had an ID.4 since September, my two college students use it as their car.

We've had zero issues, and exclusively fast charge it at a nearby EA. The radio is lackluster, but CarPlay solves that, don't have to deal with the glitchy infotainment stuff.
 

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I'm waiting simple because I don't want to deal with the headaches that comes with every 1st gen version of a vehicle. I'd rather wait for the 2nd gen models to work out the kinks and the company to perfect what they couldn't at launch. Does that mean I'll wait longer than most others? Yes, but I'm not in a position where this is a detriment as I already have transportation readily available to me.
 
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