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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.
 
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My neighbor just received his blue Lightning. It’s an all in one truck. Another person down the street has been driving the Riviant pick up with manufacturers plate, looks very interesting in person.
 
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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..
 
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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 had my new F-150 Powerboost hybrid for 3 weeks now. It's simply amazing. Hybrid tech is seamless and almost 1/4 of my miles have been on EV mode only. Also, I'm pretty sure it will do 0-60 faster than my NSX. :) I have the supercrew with the big bed (6.5ft), but that's Colorado livin'. It's actually a small truck for my neighborhood LOL. Ford also stepped up their game on the interior and luxury factor. If you can fit it, you'll love the lightning. I only got the hybrid b/c I have to tow our camper. Otherwise, I would have gone Lightning.
 

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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..
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.

Munro Live on youtube deconstructs many vehicles. They have a R1T getting broken now into individual nuts and bolts. Everything is so overbuilt... it's actually a great deal for the consumer. You're getting a lot of car for the money. They really need to learn to value engineer over there. They threw the kitchen sink at this thing engineering and design wise. It's to the benefit of the consumer but detriment to the P&L surely.

I see pretty easy ways to reduce costs and complexity incrementally going forward. They're in a sketchy place though. They could easily go BK any year now. Last I checked they still had some healthy cash (in the billions) for a rainy day. Let's wait and see.

For now... I think this is easily a $150,000-200k vehicle from a value standpoint. It's better than the Aston Martin DBX which sells for $200K+ IMO.

Anyway... i'm a fan and hope they stick around. I don't want to be stuck with the next DeLorean!
 
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Not a Rivian, but I just put down the reservation deposit for a Cadillac Lyriq. Not sure I need / want that large a truck for commuting, but I like the features, esp the auto drive. I’m also thinking Genesis GV60, which is smaller and the same platform as the Ionic, but I think no way as ugly.
 
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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 ~2009 when I sold my Tacoma due to ridiculous gas prices...
 

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I have several gripes and complaints about this vehicle but vehicle dynamics (i.e. throttle calibration, suspension, etc) is just incredibly good especially considering it's 7100lbs. It's unreal in that department. Most of my complaints and annoyances are in software which I hope will be addressed over time. I can go through those gripes if anybody cares. The mediocre Autopilot and the lack of Android Auto might cause me to sell this thing tbh.

Here are some photos! p.s. on Day 3 I also used it to move offices!
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Next to my Tacoma i've had new since 2004
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Still waiting on the accesories to come in the mail. I've ordered the bike rack and a few other Rivian goodies.
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One of the big surprises... I thought this gear tunnel would be a total GIMICK. I use it ALL THE TIME. It has so many compartments, nooks and crannies to put large or small items. I have a R1S also on pre-order but i'm debating giving it up because the R1T seems to be the more practical choice. We will see...
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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...
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.
 
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