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Tacoma Vs. Rivian

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

  1. Oct 6, 2022 at 7:39 AM
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    Turd Ferguson

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    At this point. You might be better off to wait until a better manufacturer makes a better truck. :)
     
  2. Oct 6, 2022 at 7:40 AM
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    That’s an option too. I have lots of options.
     
  3. Oct 6, 2022 at 7:45 AM
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    Other than the age of the company it’s really no different than most modern vehicle introductions. Even Toyota is guilty of producing shitty subpar trucks during the first year of production, see the 2016 Tacoma and 2022 Tundra debacles.
     
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  4. Oct 6, 2022 at 8:34 AM
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  5. Oct 6, 2022 at 9:01 AM
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    I haven’t seen that before. It looks like it would be very tippy. Is it street legal?
     
  6. Oct 6, 2022 at 9:06 AM
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    Details, details. Where we’re going we don’t need roads.
     
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    Does that fairlead look comically small to anyone else?
     
  8. Oct 6, 2022 at 10:28 AM
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    It’s only small when you compare it to something else in the picture that has known scale, like the helmet. It is the size below comically small once you realize that.
     
  9. Oct 6, 2022 at 11:09 AM
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    I think the whole vehicle is small. Like a side by side with a van body?
     
  10. Oct 6, 2022 at 1:09 PM
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    That looks kinda interesting, but appears like there's no room for bigger tires
     
  11. Oct 6, 2022 at 1:09 PM
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    I don't think any other automaker;
    - Lost 5 billion dollars on launch
    - Suffered numerous recalls
    - Had forced layoffs
    - Sexual harassment lawsuit
    - Class action lawsuit
    - IP theft lawsuit
    - Dropped an entire trim level
    - Etc...
     
  12. Oct 6, 2022 at 1:37 PM
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    Every manufacturer is getting impacted by higher costs from their suppliers and in turn showing smaller profits and also losses. Which “numerous” recalls are you referring to? Numerous means “great in number, many” so I’m sure you have quite a list. IP theft seems to be a fairly common accusation among many new EV manufacturers including Tesla, Rivian, Fisker, Karma, Delorean, Xpeng, and I’m sure others. Sexual harassment also is fairly common in all industries. I don’t consider “dropping a trim level” a bad thing because it allows them to focus on efficiency rather than complexity. They could always come out with that trim level again, if they feel there is demand for a lower cost product.
     
  13. Oct 6, 2022 at 1:40 PM
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    Other than the money loss, which is not lost so much as invested into creating the required infrastructure to produce and distribute the vehicles, none of that is isolated to Rivian. As I mentioned before, it took Tesla 18 years to make a profit over the course of a year. Tesla posted a $2.24 billion loss as recently as 2017. Rivian has had two recalls effecting a total of 680 vehicles. They did layoff staff but no one involved with manufacturing the vehicles and plan to hire more workers to add a second shift on the assembly line. Lawsuits are part and parcel of any business these days and don’t concern me.
     
  14. Oct 6, 2022 at 1:48 PM
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    So I guess you're not going to get a Rivian?
     
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    That or he is still bitter that he bought shares at $179
     
  16. Oct 6, 2022 at 2:00 PM
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    I have a Tacoma and a Tundra. Hence my participation in Tacoma and Tundra forums.

    I don't join Rivian or Landy forums to discuss my Tacoma.
     
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  17. Oct 6, 2022 at 2:01 PM
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    But you're commenting in a Rivian thread on a Tacoma forum. Isn't that a 'do as I say not as I do' situation?
     
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  18. Oct 6, 2022 at 2:02 PM
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    And why are you here at all?
     
  19. Oct 6, 2022 at 2:03 PM
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    Freedom of speech
     
  20. Oct 6, 2022 at 2:04 PM
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    I’m a little bitter I didn’t sell my IPO shares at $179. I bought more at $21 a few months back to even it out but still, kinda salty I didn’t take the quick profit and run.
     
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