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#101 Brian72

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Posted 28 September 2021 - 10:02 AM

Won’t be a mini van…. ;)
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#102 TonyBrown

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Posted 28 September 2021 - 10:10 AM

Overgrown Tyco cars

they really are. 


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#103 Big Nake

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Posted 28 September 2021 - 12:30 PM

Bloomberg article HERE on the R1T. I like how they refer to the front trunk as the FRUNK. :lol: The article is critical of the truck but does have some praise for it as well. Rivian won't be lifted to some high status without thorough testing and honest reviews... they can use all of that as necessary feedback which is the breakfast of champions.  Also, I'd love one of these but I'm pretty sure I can't afford it and it would probably take me awhile to get one.  B72, can you just send me one of the RIVIAN badges that go on the truck so I can just stick it to the back of my Rogue?  No one will notice.  :P


Edited by ER Pemberton, 28 September 2021 - 12:54 PM.

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#104 Brian72

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Posted 28 September 2021 - 01:03 PM

Bloomberg article HERE on the R1T. I like how they refer to the front trunk as the FRUNK. :lol: The article is critical of the truck but does have some praise for it as well. Rivian won't be lifted to some high status without thorough testing and honest reviews... they can use all of that as necessary feedback which is the breakfast of champions. Also, I'd love one of these but I'm pretty sure I can't afford it and it would probably take me awhile to get one. B72, can you just send me one of the RIVIAN badges that go on the truck so I can just stick it to the back of my Rogue? No one will notice. :P

Yeah, I’m not surprised Bloomberg was overly critical of it but every other article I’ve seen has been really high praise.

I had to 3D scan one of those badges a couple weeks ago and I did kinda want to pocket it but it wasn’t worth my jorb…

ETA: Bloomberg got it all wrong anyway. It was never intended to be a work truck. It’s a luxury adventure vehicle.

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#105 Gumbo Leviathan

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Posted 28 September 2021 - 01:17 PM

The term "Frunk" is used all the time.  I started using it immediately upon buying the Boxster.  My friends with Teslas also use the term.  I remember even using that term 15 years ago when I had an MR-2


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Posted 28 September 2021 - 01:21 PM

Dang, that camp kitchen option is $5,000?  Wowza.


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#107 Brian72

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Posted 28 September 2021 - 01:25 PM

Dang, that camp kitchen option is $5,000? Wowza.


Yeah it’s crazy. It really gets pricey when you add that and the whole overland package.
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Posted 28 September 2021 - 01:27 PM

Yeah, I’m not surprised Bloomberg was overly critical of it but every other article I’ve seen has been really high praise.

I had to 3D scan one of those badges a couple weeks ago and I did kinda want to pocket it but it wasn’t worth my jorb…

ETA: Bloomberg got it all wrong anyway. It was never intended to be a work truck. It’s a luxury adventure vehicle.

It's weird because the reporter mentioned that the vehicle was nimble on the paths, had great range and really amazing torque and quickness, good capacity for hauling cargo, had lots of innovative toys, etc.  The issue was with uncomfortable seats, the fact that it couldn't accept a plow, the touchscreen shouldn't get wet and they got a flat tire which could have happened on any ride.  He said he hit a sharp rock that pierced the sidewall... that's more about Pirelli than Rivian.  They also didn't like the jack and apparently one the R1T's wipers and windows started to shiver their timbers... apparently something because these were test vehicles and not the production vehicles currently being sold.  They mentioned the steep price as well but the article is mostly positive. 


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Posted 28 September 2021 - 01:32 PM

The term "Frunk" is used all the time.  I started using it immediately upon buying the Boxster.  My friends with Teslas also use the term.  I remember even using that term 15 years ago when I had an MR-2

ford was calling it that at the lightning intro as well


Dang, that camp kitchen option is $5,000?  Wowza.

and they said the kitchen demand was far higher than they suspected.


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Posted 28 September 2021 - 01:32 PM

Dang, that camp kitchen option is $5,000?  Wowza.

It does seem a little Thurston Howell III, but for those with extra disposable income, this is pretty slick, you gotta admit:

 

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#111 Brian72

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Posted 28 September 2021 - 01:38 PM

It's weird because the reporter mentioned that the vehicle was nimble on the paths, had great range and really amazing torque and quickness, good capacity for hauling cargo, had lots of innovative toys, etc. The issue was with uncomfortable seats, the fact that it couldn't accept a plow, the touchscreen shouldn't get wet and they got a flat tire which could have happened on any ride. He said he hit a sharp rock that pierced the sidewall... that's more about Pirelli than Rivian. They also didn't like the jack and apparently one the R1T's wipers and windows started to shiver their timbers... apparently something because these were test vehicles and not the production vehicles currently being sold. They mentioned the steep price as well but the article is mostly positive.


Yeah this reporter was really seemed like he went in thinking this was a work truck and that’s where he failed and I’m not sure what more he expected out of the seats because they are actually really comfy.
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#112 Big Nake

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Posted 28 September 2021 - 01:43 PM

Yeah this reporter was really seemed like he went in thinking this was a work truck and that’s where he failed and I’m not sure what more he expected out of the seats because they are actually really comfy.

He also specifically mentioned that this truck is aimed at adventurers, hikers, campers, off-roaders, etc. including the fact that a Patagonia guy is on the board of Rivian and that he envisions a "Patagonia Edition" of the R1T.  So... it wasn't designed to plow or be a conference room for contractors on the move.  Weird article, honestly.  But I would go back and say that criticism can play an important role going forward... it should just come from customers of Rivian who consistently mention some things that they would like to see done differently... not a reporter who doesn't understand what the vehicle is designed to do.  


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#113 Brian72

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Posted 28 September 2021 - 01:45 PM

Exactly
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Posted 28 September 2021 - 02:02 PM

But why isn't it a work truck, too?!?!   :angry:


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Posted 28 September 2021 - 02:11 PM

The same reason the escalades and navigators aren’t work trucks, I guess…

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Posted 28 September 2021 - 03:27 PM

But why isn't it a work truck, too?!?! :angry:

Don’t act like pimpin ain’t work

It ain’t easy but it’s necessary

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Posted 28 September 2021 - 04:06 PM

Dang, that camp kitchen option is $5,000? Wowza.


I’ll bet the oven even shuts off when you don’t need it.
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Posted 28 September 2021 - 04:35 PM

I’ll bet the oven even shuts off when you don’t need it.


HEYO!
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Posted 28 September 2021 - 07:38 PM

I’ll bet the oven even shuts off when you don’t need it.


Trash!
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Posted 28 September 2021 - 07:53 PM

I can get down with an 800hp minivan. The Renault Espace F1 was one of my favorite Gran Turismo cars.


Now I want to hook up the old PS2
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