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Tacoma Vs. Rivian

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

  1. Aug 3, 2022 at 9:23 AM
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    Ya I came to that conclusion as well but a lot of people regardless of how rich or poor they are dont align/understand to that logic.
     
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    Then you don't know enough really wealthy people. Most everything that they spend their money on is mainly because they can. Houses, vehicles, travel, etc. Most even have to spend it as not to lose even more money by not spending it.
     
  3. Aug 3, 2022 at 9:30 AM
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    Same with the Santa Cruz. I have been seeing them quite a bit lately and am starting to like them. It would be fine for 95% of my driving.
     
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    I don't think its a matter of knowing enough people. The neighborhood I am walking through are 50 acre horse ranches that sell for $5-10 million, the TRX was driven by a neighbor. As mentioned by others there are millionaires that drive 10 year old Camrys.

    It just comes down to buying something because thats what you want but people will never understand why, we want to understand but never will.
     
  5. Aug 3, 2022 at 9:33 AM
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    Still this is very subjective. I have a place in NM and I see plenty of full size trucks offroading or beat to death from it. They're enormous, so you won't see many on narrow mountain trails. F150 wasn't bad on sand, since it is less than 700lb than a midsize.

    And then I spend another half of the year in the midwest where the interstates is packed with trucks towing, and the suburbs have horse, travel, flatbed, etc trailers parked on there property.

    Personally until I see actual data, gotta dismiss these claims
     
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  6. Aug 3, 2022 at 9:36 AM
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    The extent of use of a bed for many truck owners are buying 6 bags of mulch at Home Depot each spring and buying an Xmas tree each year. :)
     
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    That's basically a negative proof. You'll never see empircal data on it because no one would waste their time doing a study like that. But its pretty common sense if you just look around.

    Even to your point, you admit that you see trailers and stuff "parked" on property. To my point people have these thigns but that doesn't mean they use their truck primarily for towing.
     
  8. Aug 3, 2022 at 9:44 AM
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    You missed before parked I said the interstate is packed with people towing. Every single person in my family with a truck spends a good amount of time towing, and most of us off-road. I'm not saying your wrong, but my observation is just as valid.

    Only an idiot would choose to daily drive a full size pickup and never use it as a truck. Nothing worse than trying to park in a busy city
     
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    We’re talking about two different levels of wealthy. 5-10 million isn’t what i meant by really wealthy. Sorry.
     
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    Yep, lots of people like that. I bought mine from a volume sales dealer at $10k under MSRP at the time the order was placed. When the truck was finally delivered it came in at $12k under the current MSRP out the door so only $76k. My choice was relatively simple for the truck as I needed a truck to get off-road, haul and tow stuff and also wanted a sports car but don’t have room for both. A TRX fits the bill pretty well in that regard as would a Rivian.
     
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    I would agree that you'll see a lot of trucks towing on the interstate, makes sense because in those situations people are often pulling a boat or camper but you equally see a lot of trucks not towing. It's more prevalent in cities, suburbs, etc where we see trucks not towing, again more densely populated areas.

    Moab has full-size invasion but again how many of those trucks are new or primary vehicles? Again most people dont offroad their trucks, that statement implies a primary vehicle. even the fullsize trucks that I wheel with are towed by other trucks, those other trucks spend most of their time not towing.

    As far as "only an idiot would choose to daily a full-size" thats EXACTLY what most truck owners do, you dont think the F150 is the best selling truck in America because of towing do you?
     
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    Eh well probably shoulders I wouldnt waste my time rubbing against. People that are THAT wealthy aren't buying Rivians and TRX's they are buying planes and yachts and islands.
     
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    Rivian is available in yellow has that going for it.
     
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    I downsized to a Tacoma because I'm only towing an 18ft trailer and I just want reliability, but hell yeah I do. The F150 tows great, 10X better than a Tacoma. Do you have any idea how many trailers and boats are sold each year? I have no idea either but I bet it's a shit ton
     
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    That’s fair, & that’s your personal choice. Also, those plane & yacht people still have & want cars too. But you’re right, probably not a Rivian, lol.
     
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    i'd take a Rivian right now if the bed was sized for reality and they tacked on an extra 100 miles of range. :)

    all i do is kayak fish these days anyways.
     
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    I'm definitely the guy that has a truck who doesnt tow currently. I had an F250 for a long time that I used for towing and hauling and used a little car for everything else. I got rid of both because I didnt need to tow anymore and consolidated into the tacoma, its been our faithful multi-purpose truck for many years.

    The condundrum I am in now is I need a tow-rig for my Jeep. the problem is the tow rig would only really be used for the Jeep so it would just be sitting around most of the time which seems like a waste, so we were like ok maybe sell the Tacoma and get a tow rig but the tow rig would still be either sitting around or not towing most of the time.

    So I am definitely a dude with too many vehicles
     
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    Do you normally throw your kayak in the bed? You could just as easily put it on top. The “Max Pack” battery coming early next year should add about 100 miles of range, and of course additional cost.
     
  19. Aug 3, 2022 at 10:21 AM
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    I do. Kayak in the bed.
     
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    Yeah. The max pack is a mere $16K more. What a bargain.
    I used to really like the Rivian and wanted to get one. Now it really does seem like a joke as I do more research on it. I’ll honestly be surprised if they survive as a company once the big manufacturers start rolling out their EV trucks.
     
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