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Tacoma Vs. Rivian

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

  1. Oct 4, 2022 at 9:32 AM
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    Taco X

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    If someone wants to spend 70k+ for nice handling on a truck, more power to them. There's definitely a market for this behemoth, but it's not the future of pickups
     
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  2. Oct 4, 2022 at 9:38 AM
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    It’s heavy for it’s size but heavier trucks drive on road daily and go off-road and still do fine.

    Example - my Ram 2500 CTD was 8000lbs curb weight and handled moderate offroad work fine. The sheer size of it was more a limitation than the weight of it.
     
  3. Oct 4, 2022 at 9:44 AM
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    This is probably the best handling truck ever.
    [​IMG]
     
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    While I would love a Syclone I doubt that's true. And either way it didn't roll off the assembly line like that so its kinda hard to compare it to a stock Rivian.
     
  5. Oct 4, 2022 at 10:38 AM
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    That’s what I considered the reference as well, so that is a bold statement.
     
  6. Oct 4, 2022 at 11:05 AM
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    Size is a limiter, but weight is just as bad or worse. it's why you can take a little side by side up a hill that any jeep would struggle with, and you could probably do it in 2wd just to show off
     
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  7. Oct 4, 2022 at 11:11 AM
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    Agreed, but heavier trucks still can and do off-road without issues. It obviously isn’t a Rockcrawler but it’s in no way limited compared to what a Tacoma can do especially compared to a stock Tacoma.
     
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  8. Oct 4, 2022 at 12:54 PM
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    I agree. Just don't get stuck. That's where the real danger of offroading Super Duty sized trucks lies.

    Also, at least Rivian doesn't have these types of problems:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIXfp7pVFV4
     
  9. Oct 4, 2022 at 4:07 PM
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    I'm okay with my 840lb battery that gets used pretty much every day.
     
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    I saw my first Rivian today. 050B6C2F-EDD9-49B5-BD34-0A1B70D51E4B.jpg
     
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    That color does not seem popular, when I was at the Denver service center last week there was only one in a parking lot full of R1Ts waiting for delivery.
     
  12. Oct 4, 2022 at 5:56 PM
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    I can't express how completely unappealing that hummer is. GM went really hard on the gaudy with all their modern vehicles.
     
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  13. Oct 4, 2022 at 5:59 PM
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    Just another big expensive truck for people with small hands.
     
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    Unfortunately that’s going to become the norm with new cars and their computer systems controlling everything.
     
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  18. Oct 6, 2022 at 1:44 AM
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    Even more bad news from failing Rivian...

    https://insideevs.com/news/610342/rivian-r1t-1000-mile-report-owner-talks-issues-service-experience/

    "...noise coming from all four motors, which was caused by a click from the half shaft to the inner bearing. Rivian replaced the front and rear half shafts, along with some bolt locks.

    Unfortunately, Rivian said this was a temporary fix and the problem would come back, which not what you expect from a vehicle that costs around $90,000..."

    Cue Rivian Roy in 3.....2....1...
     
  19. Oct 6, 2022 at 5:38 AM
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    That’s a lot of problems after only 10K miles. If that half shaft problem is widespread that could be the end of the company.
     
  20. Oct 6, 2022 at 7:15 AM
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    Could also mean waiting for the revised version of the vehicle with new half shafts was worth the wait.
     
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