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Interesting...on Tesla's trade-in page they now list a CT as an option in the interested vehicles. Previously it only had the normal S3XY lineup. I don't know when it changed.
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Interesting...on Tesla's trade-in page they now list a CT as an option in the interested vehicles. Previously it only had the normal S3XY lineup. I don't know when it changed.
I wouldn’t read too much into that. I found a place online that will allow me to trade in my Tacoma on one of these:

 

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I wouldn’t read too much into that. I found a place online that will allow me to trade in my Tacoma on one of these:

I'm not sure there's much to read into or not, it's just there and wasn't previously. I mean unless there are still doubts whether the CT is actually coming, but I assume everyone is past that.
 

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I'm not sure there's much to read into or not, it's just there and wasn't previously. I mean unless there are still doubts whether the CT is actually coming, but I assume everyone is past that.
I assume they will at least sell the 10 - 20 that are already made, even if it’s to a scrap yard In 5 years.

I think if they make more, 60% of the reservations will cancel when they find out how much it will cost. Another 20% will cancel when they find out how big it is. 5% will cancel after they learn it can’t actually function as a boat. Possibly another 5% will cancel after they realize they can’t drive a vehicle that makes them vomit every time they look at it in their driveway.

That leaves 10% that will probably be very happy with it… for better or worse.😉
 

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5% will cancel after they learn it can’t actually function as a boat.
Hey! Don't even kid about walking back that feature!!

I'm already sourcing brushed stainless rod holders for my CT :D
 

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I mean unless there are still doubts whether the CT is actually coming, but I assume everyone is past that.
The farce is strong in this one!
 

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I assume they will at least sell the 10 - 20 that are already made, even if it’s to a scrap yard In 5 years.

I think if they make more, 60% of the reservations will cancel when they find out how much it will cost. Another 20% will cancel when they find out how big it is. 5% will cancel after they learn it can’t actually function as a boat. Possibly another 5% will cancel after they realize they can’t drive a vehicle that makes them vomit every time they look at it in their driveway.

That leaves 10% that will probably be very happy with it… for better or worse.😉
Sounds about right
 

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I assume they will at least sell the 10 - 20 that are already made, even if it’s to a scrap yard In 5 years.

I think if they make more, 60% of the reservations will cancel when they find out how much it will cost. Another 20% will cancel when they find out how big it is. 5% will cancel after they learn it can’t actually function as a boat. Possibly another 5% will cancel after they realize they can’t drive a vehicle that makes them vomit every time they look at it in their driveway.

That leaves 10% that will probably be very happy with it… for better or worse.😉
You missed the 2% that will cancel once they find out it does not have infinite towing mass and they can't tow a black hole.
 

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Fortunately Tesla will also have a Cybertruck SUV for you guys.

The mistake in the Cybertruck is the addressable market which enormous including all pickups and 3 row SUVs. Tesla will sell out the factory they are building. But a large portion of the market will never buy.

CT has to be an enormous relief for Ford, GM and Rivian. The R1S will have many competitors but all will be in a similar situation of trying to ramp volume. A Ford Explorer type EV is probably 3-4 years off. The R1T looks like it will remain in a nice niche for a long time.

Rivian is also lucky that Toyota is stupid and hasn't make a serious attempt at an EV RAV4. I assume the R2 is that target buyer. But an EV RAV4 would also take some R1S buyers who decided that they would rather spend less.
 

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A lot of hate towards the Cybertruck as expected on a Rivian forum. I own an R1T but I also have a 2nd day CT reservation.

If the CT is priced around $80k I will be taking delivery and selling my Rivian. The super durable SS exterior is the clincher for me.

The SS exterior is virtually immune to door dings. I love the thought of no more waxing, detailing, ceramic coatings, paint touch up‘s, paint chips, PPF expenses, body corrosion, etc.

The four biggest unknowns at this point;
-revised MSRP’s
-trim levels
-exterior dimensions
-specifications

Call me weird but I find the futuristic exterior styling very appealing. I see a praying mantis in the photo below.

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I have a R1T and also a 2nd day CT reservation. Don't know what I will do when my number comes up, probably sometime in 2024
 

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A lot of hate towards the Cybertruck as expected on a Rivian forum.

I own an R1T but I also have a 2nd day Cybertruck reservation.

If the CT is priced around $75k I will be taking delivery and selling my Rivian. The super durable SS exterior is the clincher for me. No more waxing, detailing, ceramic coatings, paint touch up‘s, paint chips, PPF expenses, etc.

The there biggest unknowns at this point are the new MSRP’s, trim levels and exterior dimensions. Call me weird but I find the futuristic exterior styling very appealing. I see a praying mantis insect similarity to the photo below.

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I also have both reservations, so it's TBD which one I go with depending on timing. I originally placed a reservation for Tri-motor CT with FSD. Hopefully I can drop FSD from my final config without affecting my position in line.

I also want a vehicle with an exterior that I don't have to care about... which means my R1T would just be silver. There are better looking colors (though silver is great in person) but it's a truck, so I don't want to have to worry about ceramic coatings, PPF, etc. Silver is the same color as dirt so it's the lowest maintenance.

The Rivian will actually fit in my garage though, CT's original dimensions definitely will not. Will need to see what the final dimensions are.

Also... Rivian's site states that new reservations will take delivery in fall of this year, so now I'm expecting my December 2022 reservation will be around the same timeframe. Cybertruck not likely until late 2024 or even 2025 for me (day 2 reservation).
 
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Anyone know what this thing weighs, I'm genuinly curious? It's got to be more than the hummer EV last I checked stainless steel and glass are not the lightest building materials.
There is no way Tesla will ever reach profitablity on a stainless steel truck with dual motors and 300 miles range for $75K let alone $40K.
IMO any Cyber Truck news release should only raise Rivians stock price unless Tesla states they are restarting the design from scratch.
 

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Even if Tesla raises the Dual Motor $49,900 reveal price by 40% it will still be under $70k ($69,860).
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