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If it’s a solid number, sure, they might release it. There were some mentions of a future IPO so that would require it. I’m just guessing they have very few reservations. As in, maybe 1,000 - 2,000 but no way it’s over 5,000 unless they have some large fleet orders.
 

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If it’s a solid number, sure, they might release it. There were some mentions of a future IPO so that would require it. I’m just guessing they have very few reservations. As in, maybe 1,000 - 2,000 but no way it’s over 5,000 unless they have some large fleet orders.
I could definitely see it being along those numbers, not getting the press coverage that Ford or GM does with their reservation programs.

I do have to wonder how the Vinfirst ID is calculated. Maybe it is just random, but my reservation from Jan 7 has an ID of VinFirst011XXX. Maybe it started at 10000? That would mean they had less than 2k reservations at that time, but that was also very early.
 

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I could definitely see it being along those numbers, not getting the press coverage that Ford or GM does with their reservation programs.

I do have to wonder how the Vinfirst ID is calculated. Maybe it is just random, but my reservation from Jan 7 has an ID of VinFirst011XXX. Maybe it started at 10000? That would mean they had less than 2k reservations at that time, but that was also very early.
Mine from the 14th is 021 so it seems random. I doubt they got over 10k reservations. Rivian only had 50k or so before their IPO.
 

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Just confirmed this myself..

"At this stage, we are currently not offering delivery outside of California. Our strategy has to ensure that we sell and deliver the vehicles into the states where we can service the vehicles. Our goal is to expand throughout the entire US; however, at this time we do not have information on when we will expand to Texas."

Kind of misleading to announce you're doing a global launch when it's just one state. And don't even have plans in place for expansion. It's not on the website or even a requirement to reserve. But I guess i'll keep it on the off chance I can sell it. Or by some miracle they open up stores across the country by the end of 2023.
 

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Just confirmed this myself..

"At this stage, we are currently not offering delivery outside of California. Our strategy has to ensure that we sell and deliver the vehicles into the states where we can service the vehicles. Our goal is to expand throughout the entire US; however, at this time we do not have information on when we will expand to Texas."

Kind of misleading to announce you're doing a global launch when it's just one state. And don't even have plans in place for expansion. It's not on the website or even a requirement to reserve. But I guess i'll keep it on the off chance I can sell it. Or by some miracle they open up stores across the country by the end of 2023.
Got the same message.

I agree, they should have been more upfront about where they were delivering, and any limitations, but I suspect this was a way to try to raise money, so any restrictions would have limited that. They will hold our money until April, collect interest on it, then refund if need be.

They did ask if I wanted to keep the reservation should they start delivering in my state. I told them I would, but if I keep it long term would depend on how delayed it would be. Based on my state's (PA's) policies regarding direct sales, I am not holding my breath. I still need them to make changes to that in the next year or so to be able to get my Rivian "on-time".

I guess like you, I will hold it for a little while to see if there is any demand (which I doubt, but I was pretty early, so maybe). Worst case I will just get a refund.

Now back to waiting on Kia, Hyundai, and VW to release a 3 row. Maybe that Rivian might be an R1S instead of an R1T as I had planned, and I will pair it with a Silverado EV.
 

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This is the response to saying I would hold my reservation.

"Your reservation is good until December 31, 2023. If we do not have service centers and showrooms available by then, you have until that date to have the $200 reservation fee refunded. If you change your mind and would like to cancel, you may contact us and we will make sure to submit the request. If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact us."

Somehow I'm not seeing it being available in PA by the end of next year, but I could be wrong.
 

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This is the response to saying I would hold my reservation.

"Your reservation is good until December 31, 2023. If we do not have service centers and showrooms available by then, you have until that date to have the $200 reservation fee refunded. If you change your mind and would like to cancel, you may contact us and we will make sure to submit the request. If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact us."

Somehow I'm not seeing it being available in PA by the end of next year, but I could be wrong.
There was something on a Facebook group about $160 a month for the VF9 battery fee. Definitely out at that price and will get the Rivian or something else whether my wife wants it or not!
 

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There was something on a Facebook group about $160 a month for the VF9 battery fee. Definitely out at that price and will get the Rivian or something else whether my wife wants it or not!
Was that for limited or unlimited miles? If unlimited $160 doesn't seem that crazy to me especially with a suitable reduction in MSRP. I say that, but I'm also someone who never buys an extended warranty on anything, and that's basically what this seems like. I wonder if there will be an option to buy outright without a battery lease.
 

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Was that for limited or unlimited miles? If unlimited $160 doesn't seem that crazy to me especially with a suitable reduction in MSRP. I say that, but I'm also someone who never buys an extended warranty on anything, and that's basically what this seems like. I wonder if there will be an option to buy outright without a battery lease.
Yes unlimited. At that price it’s $19,200 over 10 years and assuming they can’t raise it later on, which they probably will. We keep cars a while, 10+ years, so I don’t see this being a good option for us when it effectively makes it more expensive than a Rivian R1S.
 

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Yes unlimited. At that price it’s $19,200 over 10 years and assuming they can’t raise it later on, which they probably will. We keep cars a while, 10+ years, so I don’t see this being a good option for us when it effectively makes it more expensive than a Rivian R1S.
That's true. Most people don't plan to keep a car for 10 years, so it wouldn't be as big of an issue. If priced the same when the price+battery lease is considered, I would pick the Rivian 10 times out of 10 (which may end up being what I do).
 

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That's true. Most people don't plan to keep a car for 10 years, so it wouldn't be as big of an issue. If priced the same when the price+battery lease is considered, I would pick the Rivian 10 times out of 10 (which may end up being what I do).
Well, so much for Rivian being an option. My explore configuration is up to $87,000 vs $71,800 a few hours ago after the price hike…even the dual motor is $81,000.
 

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I just reserved 3/15/2022 , and i went on website to ask about delivery outside of California , I stated I live outside of California and asked will I still get delivery and they stated below ,
- I took names out ..


Dear:---

Thank you for contacting VinFast U.S. Our target date for delivering your vehicle VF9 is (November or December) 2022. Yes, you will be able to purchase your vehicle. Please let us know if you have any further questions; we are happy to help!

We suggest you Join the Charge and sign up for our newsletter on www.vinfastauto.us. Also, don't forget to follow us on your favorite social channels:

Best regards,

VinFast U.S. - Customer Service

-- VinFast US | Client Service Advisor
 

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I just reserved 3/15/2022 , and i went on website to ask about delivery outside of California , I stated I live outside of California and asked will I still get delivery and they stated below ,
- I took names out ..


Dear:---

Thank you for contacting VinFast U.S. Our target date for delivering your vehicle VF9 is (November or December) 2022. Yes, you will be able to purchase your vehicle. Please let us know if you have any further questions; we are happy to help!

We suggest you Join the Charge and sign up for our newsletter on www.vinfastauto.us. Also, don't forget to follow us on your favorite social channels:

Best regards,

VinFast U.S. - Customer Service

-- VinFast US | Client Service Advisor
Interesting. They will maybe let you buy it (if you travel to CA) but it’ll be up to you get it back to CA for any service? That’s me filling in the blanks…
 

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Interesting. They will maybe let you buy it (if you travel to CA) but it’ll be up to you get it back to CA for any service? That’s me filling in the blanks…
yeah . that be a shame . I live on the east coast . guess if i Have to take trip to CA to pick it up and then ship it to my home thats very costly. ... haha I need service come pick it up and ill get it back in a month. this is kind a ridiculous , as of now there are no showrooms or service centers in the US , who knows where they will be, only CA ?? ... hope they make at least a showroom on the east cost in major cities . according to Terms ... "You must take delivery in a state where VinFast has a showroom or service center."
 

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I just reserved 3/15/2022 , and i went on website to ask about delivery outside of California , I stated I live outside of California and asked will I still get delivery and they stated below ,
- I took names out ..


Dear:---

Thank you for contacting VinFast U.S. Our target date for delivering your vehicle VF9 is (November or December) 2022. Yes, you will be able to purchase your vehicle. Please let us know if you have any further questions; we are happy to help!

We suggest you Join the Charge and sign up for our newsletter on www.vinfastauto.us. Also, don't forget to follow us on your favorite social channels:

Best regards,

VinFast U.S. - Customer Service

-- VinFast US | Client Service Advisor
Welcome to the forum @Dkristiansen! Are you thinking of getting the VF8 or VF9?
 
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