Apparently the guys at The Fast Lane will not be reviewing the R1T. According to them they've reached out to Rivian numerous times and never heard back from them. They weren't even invited to the event in Breckenridge, Colorado.
I liked the Motor Trend piece but most folks want to know the boring real world info too...isnt that where 95% of the use case lives?Based on the various media that have had access to the Trucks, you have to propose some form of adventure or alternate use. Long Way Up, Rebelle Rally or Motor Trends cross America by backroad/trails. These are actual adventure/backcountry events. Saying, give us your truck first so we can spend 20 min on a trail or a couple hours with a highway towing test is really not what Rivian is trying to identify these vehicles with. Maybe try to do something different TFL....
Yes, but every site out there will have that within a couple days of the first couple deliveries without Rivian even needing to be involved. They may even already be done and under a timed release. That happens in other industries all the time. Pretty sure the marketing department is far more interested in the Adventure image than the meat and potatoes stats for now since the meat and potatoes can be handled with a press release and having five trucks anywhere in the US with invitations sent to the big writers.I liked the Motor Trend piece but most folks want to know the boring real world info too...isnt that where 95% of the use case lives?
I like TFL too, I have watched a lot of the comparison and towing vids up there, but this "apology" seems a little more like putting the cart before the horse. If none of the other big press like Car and Driver, Consumer Reports, JD Power, Edmunds etc. haven't had it, not sure why they think they should have it without doing something to at least interest a marketing person.All good points but personally I like and trust TFL so I'd like to get their take on the meat and potatoes.