So my next daily is between the R1T, Lightning, and R1S. I have all 3 on reservation. After viewing all 3, I think the R1S is the happy medium best all arounder for me. I'm keeping my Tacoma with the truck bed so this kind of made the R1T redundant. I also think the R1T is too long for my commute and parking requirements here in LA. For a full size truck, the Lightning is very impressive, but it's just too big to drive around for me as a daily.
Note, one of the clever things about the R1T is the way the tailgate opens. It's on a gooseneck so effectively it becomes an 8ft flat bed when open. I know what mean about needing a bigger bed but the Rivians have a bunch of clever things incorporated.
I have been a tiny bit obsessive about Rivians. Unfortunately, I get this way with cars i'm interested in. The Rivian is the most overbuilt vehicle i'm currently aware of.rivian is in a critical phase now.....they over promised to amazon now have to trim white collar force up to 10%......this is when the C suite earns its keep..
Congrats on the purchase! The car is said to be gorgeous! Looking forward to reading your post about some experience having a car of this brand.I'm supposed to get my R1T soon. My build has been confirmed for over a month and my estimate was originally in Dec 2022 but it's been mostly radio silence the past few weeks. My guide told me it was in production and I'd get to the next step as soon as it was complete. I'm stoked about it though! I haven't had a truck since ~2019 when I sold my Tacoma via sca.auction due to ridiculous gas prices...