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Tacoma Vs. Rivian

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by mustainefan, Jul 25, 2022.

  1. Jul 25, 2022 at 7:23 AM
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    mustainefan

    mustainefan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Clearly there is no comparison on performance specs. But I'll be damned if a good Tacoma build doesn't blow away the Rivian in the looks department.

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    Discuss....
     
  2. Jul 25, 2022 at 7:25 AM
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    I personally think the Rivian looks cooler
     
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  3. Jul 25, 2022 at 7:25 AM
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    2016Tacoman

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    For sure.
    Wouldn't see me driving one of those things.
     
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    Have to agree here!
     
  5. Jul 25, 2022 at 7:28 AM
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    Does the Rivian down/upshift every five seconds? If not, that’s my pick.
     
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  7. Jul 25, 2022 at 7:29 AM
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    The 2022 appears to be significantly better in that department.
     
  8. Jul 25, 2022 at 7:37 AM
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    Borracho Loco

    Borracho Loco My truck identifies as a Prius.

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    Oh look, another mod....

    I love the looks/specs of the Rivian. However, I can probably add only 5 - 10 mods to it. Now, the Taco...I can add 7 million mods to it. The Taco wins that battle, because I can make it highly customized to fit my personality and taste.

    Oh yeah, and the price is 40% less than the Rivian. Money is always a huge factor when making purchasing decisions.
     
  9. Jul 25, 2022 at 7:38 AM
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    Have you been drinking already this morning?
    That Rivian is one ugly duckling…..
     
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    NACAircrew I LOVE the Flyboys

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    perhaps, but the 6 sp is dated, where everything else is 8-10 speed gear boxes now.
     
  11. Jul 25, 2022 at 7:40 AM
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    I can see why Rivian made the front end so recognizably different but I’m not a big fan. Still a better truck than a Tacoma in every way but unfortunately looks a little fucky.
     
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    Get a tune?
     
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    :bananadead:
     
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    I thought the Rivian looked good in all their scenic marketing. But seeing it amongst the crowd of everything else, it suddenly looks much uglier.
     
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    My son and I were driving our new taco and some dude went zorching by in a rivian. Looked like some dealer monkey was abusing it. Funny part was he went to a gas station. :rasta: I guess to get a pack of smokes who knows. Where will we get our lottery tickets and cigs when climate zealots get our gas stations closed down?:notsure:
     
  17. Jul 25, 2022 at 7:55 AM
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    We know a 6 speed auto is dated, this is year 7 of current Tacoma design. New model in 2024.
     
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    Wut??
     
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    Sorry, every way other than range and initial price. More power, more payload, more towing capacity, lower maintenance costs, far lower operating costs, better offroad performance, better onroad comfort, better interior - the list could probably go on.
     
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    I had the opportunity to drive one. Holy sheet! No 5000+ pound vehicle should be able to bend the laws of physics like it does.

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