Hi folks, new member here stopping by to share that I finally got my Launch Green R1S Launch Edition. The timing was just about as bad as possible because I was one of the people laid off from Rivian and I haven’t started a new job yet, so not the best time to spend $85k on a car. I was also a huge Rivian fan and the layoffs really broke my heart. Although it’s a great car I can’t really stand to see the reminder of my time at Rivian in the driveway every day so it’s going on cars and bids next week unless someone here is interested.
The delivery experience was interesting. I was probably their least excited customer ever but after going through all the features and menus and stuff I was smiling because there’s a lot of cool features. It was much different than last years deliveries though. Never got contacted by a guide (I think most of them were also laid off). Just got a configuration email and then a week later got a call the it was ready to pick up. Never got any estimated date other than the one from months ago so I was caught a little off guard. There was no special touch on the delivery to personalize it to me and the people didn’t even know I used to work at rivian until I told them. And even though I paid a $1,500 destination fee they wouldn’t drive it to my house, I had to drive in and pick it up myself. Looks like they realized now that they can’t create a unique high touch experience at scale. At least the guy spent a half hour or so to explain everything to me, probably next year they’ll just hand over the keys and let you figure it out.
Anyways, looks like the R1S’s are starting to roll out finally so hope people can enjoy them more than me.
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