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#81 Thag

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 03:33 PM

Pretty awesome you were there from day one!
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#82 Julius H Gardetto

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 04:44 PM

And you will still need to buy a 2nd battery to match Rivians range. And still have half the drive motors per axle.


And still be 100% ahead of buying molar electric vehicles!
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#83 Genesee Ted

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Posted 27 September 2021 - 12:10 PM

I drove past the dealership in Brooklyn yesterday. I’m not sure if it’s open yet but I’ll have to go by there once it is and check one out, maybe go for a test drive. Pretty sure I can’t afford one tho lol

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Posted 27 September 2021 - 12:26 PM

trucks have gotten larger, the latest round of 'compact' trucks are all as big or bigger than the first gen Tundra 1/2ton and even the 80's and early 90's 1/2tons.  

 

I remember thinking my Ridgeline was a very small truck.  Then I parked it next to an older Tundra and realized it was bigger.  But then I put it next to my buddy's modern Tundra and it looked diminutive...  

 

Trucks have gotten stupid big


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#85 Brian72

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Posted 27 September 2021 - 12:29 PM

I drove past the dealership in Brooklyn yesterday. I’m not sure if it’s open yet but I’ll have to go by there once it is and check one out, maybe go for a test drive. Pretty sure I can’t afford one tho lol


There are no dealerships, that was probably a service center.
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Posted 27 September 2021 - 12:48 PM

It says retail store and showroom in this article, maybe they got it mixed up
https://www.ttnews.c...ooklyn-showroom

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Posted 27 September 2021 - 12:59 PM

They might have a couple display vehicles there but it won’t be a dealership per se. Rivian is a direct to consumer business.
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Posted 27 September 2021 - 01:04 PM

I guess a better way to explain it is that you won’t be able to just go out and buy a Rivian. You would call and get hooked up with a guide that will help you through the buying and ordering process and the vehicle would either be delivered to your home or to a service center for pickup.
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Posted 27 September 2021 - 01:23 PM

Yeah, like a Tesla store. I can go check one out and drive one but you order yours individually

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Posted 27 September 2021 - 01:44 PM

Yeah, like a Tesla store. I can go check one out and drive one but you order yours individually


Yep pretty much. You’ll be the only person to drive it except maybe me…
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Posted 27 September 2021 - 04:12 PM

Someone needs to buy a Rivian and tell Brian all the deets so he can be the first one to fart in it
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Posted 27 September 2021 - 05:36 PM

Someone needs to buy a Rivian and tell Brian all the deets so he can be the first one to fart in it



LOL
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Posted 27 September 2021 - 06:12 PM

I would be all over this but the use case for an electric vehicle doesn't work for me yet.  My wife did hint that she expects me to replace the Boxster at some point with a "new one".  I told her if Tesla ever decides to do another roadster I might be in for that.  Hint hint in case the Rivian folks are looking for ways to expand the market...


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Posted 27 September 2021 - 06:17 PM

LOL


It’ll become their signature “new Rivian” smell
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Posted 28 September 2021 - 09:03 AM

"Yesterday, Rivian (RIVN) filed for a patent on an automotive vehicle sliding side door with dual guide rail. That is leading to speculation Rivian is looking at developing an electric minivan."
https://seekingalpha...py_to_clipboard
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#96 TonyBrown

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Posted 28 September 2021 - 09:04 AM

wow, Augie sighting. :cheers:


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#97 3rd party JKor

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Posted 28 September 2021 - 09:49 AM

I can get down with an 800hp minivan. The Renault Espace F1 was one of my favorite Gran Turismo cars.
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Posted 28 September 2021 - 09:51 AM

The EV version definitely won’t sound like this.


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Posted 28 September 2021 - 09:57 AM


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Posted 28 September 2021 - 10:00 AM

Overgrown Tyco cars


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