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My wife and I reserved a Pure. I’m taking an active interest in production schedules. I’m figuring 9-12 months before I get any word on my Pure. Interesting note, I saw that Rivian seems to be producing new orders for their basic trucks, no special paint, sound system etc., before fulfilling some older orders that do have specialized requests. They can produce the no frills truck quicker and get revenue flowing. Would something like this happen with the Pure as well? I think there is growing pressure for Lucid to have viable production numbers, and producing a bunch of basic Pure models might be the way to go?
I’m also keeping track of the software situation. I have Apple Car Play in both of my other cars, and it great to have on hand for music and navigation. My 2014 Prius has Car Play, please Lucid, you have to deliver on this!
 

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Welcome to the forum @Lquid. I think Lucid building pre-configured Pure models is definitely the way to go. It's what many legacy automakers have done and continue to do.

How else did you spec your Pure?
Would you be okay with an already built model that isn't exactly how you want it if it meant having an Air much sooner?
 

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My wife and I reserved a Pure. I’m taking an active interest in production schedules. I’m figuring 9-12 months before I get any word on my Pure. Interesting note, I saw that Rivian seems to be producing new orders for their basic trucks, no special paint, sound system etc., before fulfilling some older orders that do have specialized requests. They can produce the no frills truck quicker and get revenue flowing. Would something like this happen with the Pure as well? I think there is growing pressure for Lucid to have viable production numbers, and producing a bunch of basic Pure models might be the way to go?
I’m also keeping track of the software situation. I have Apple Car Play in both of my other cars, and it great to have on hand for music and navigation. My 2014 Prius has Car Play, please Lucid, you have to deliver on this!
Congrats on reserving your Air @Lquid! I think for a company like Lucid they'll honor the orders of the upscale models first before going to the lower trim models. They're working on a different scale and clientele than Rivian. There have been rumors that CarPlay is coming but I don't think it's been confirmed yet.
 

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Welcome to the forum @Lquid. I think Lucid building pre-configured Pure models is definitely the way to go. It's what many legacy automakers have done and continue to do.

How else did you spec your Pure?
Would you be okay with an already built model that isn't exactly how you want it if it meant having an Air much sooner?
Right now I have the basics reserved on the Pure, no special wheels, paint or sound system. It’s my understanding that once Lucid contacts me for availability, then I can alter my order. I probably would be OK getting a model that did not match my original order if it meant getting a car quicker. To be honest $77,000 would be the most I’ve ever spent on a car. I won’t be adding extras just to have them. $2900 for the audio system? I’m sure it is very good, but not might match what I view as getting bang for the buck.
 

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Congrats on reserving your Air @Lquid! I think for a company like Lucid they'll honor the orders of the upscale models first before going to the lower trim models. They're working on a different scale and clientele than Rivian. There have been rumors that CarPlay is coming but I don't think it's been confirmed yet.
Thanks for the info on Rivian. I’ll have to look up their projected production numbers. Are they that much bigger than Lucid? I live in the Bay Area and I’ve already seen some Rivians. I think they’ve done a good job with the truck, targeting who they want to sell it to (adventurous, suburban, sometime off-road folks) and building in some funky features. The EV’s are loosening up car design.
I was at a coffee shop with a friend when a Lucid drove by. That was my first sighting in the wild! I suppressed my excitement, as my friend would have thought it odd.
 

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Right now I have the basics reserved on the Pure, no special wheels, paint or sound system. It’s my understanding that once Lucid contacts me for availability, then I can alter my order. I probably would be OK getting a model that did not match my original order if it meant getting a car quicker. To be honest $77,000 would be the most I’ve ever spent on a car. I won’t be adding extras just to have them. $2900 for the audio system? I’m sure it is very good, but not might match what I view as getting bang for the buck.
Spend your money on getting the future driving tech upgrades that will hopefully come. The whole idea of EVs is to make the driving experience easier, safer and help with parking and valet service.

I have a reservation for a Touring model and have test driven the GT version in Torrance, CA. Car drove well, it was very heavy but the navigation software was not as good as my almost nine year old Tesla model S. Hopefully, they will adopt Google maps which is great.
 

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Spend your money on getting the future driving tech upgrades that will hopefully come. The whole idea of EVs is to make the driving experience easier, safer and help with parking and valet service.

I have a reservation for a Touring model and have test driven the GT version in Torrance, CA. Car drove well, it was very heavy but the navigation software was not as good as my almost nine year old Tesla model S. Hopefully, they will adopt Google maps which is great.
I haven’t driven the Air yet. Reviewers and folks here give the drive very high marks. The software shortcomings, whether things not working exactly right, large failures, or options which just aren’t there, are commonly mentioned for the Lucid. My Pure is many months away, and this gives me time to talk to folks here and monitor their bugs and problems. On the other hand, as a forum member here did mention, has anyone heard of a buyer rejecting the Lucid because of the software?
 
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