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I'm really curious about what kind of drivers are attracted to Lucid.
Whether you've taken delivery, or are still weighing your options, would the Lucid be your first EV? What are you driving now, or what did you replace?

And please, post pictures of what you're driving now!
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Take a look at the reservation tracker spreadsheet which answers those questions you are asking. I have a 4-year old Nissan Leaf which we are keeping, but need the Lucid to distance travel with. The Leaf is a nice car for running errands all around town, but with the 151 mile EPA range, we can’t use it to really travel out of the county. Had been waiting for some company to finally make a 500 mile or 1000km car and Lucid finally did that!
 

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I have a 4-year old Nissan Leaf which we are keeping
I've been wondering about picking up a lightly used Leaf for exactly that purpose! I expect it'd be charged almost exclusively at home, but I have wondered about how difficult it might be to find a CHAdeMO hookup at public charging locations. Any thoughts on this?
 

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We have had no problems finding ChadeMo chargers for the Leaf in the San Diego area. Although, we have not used one since the free 2-year EVgo charging ended for the car. The options will get more limited over time, but currently with so few vehicles using that type of connection, it may be easier to find an empty one than a CCS charger. In fact, many times we would see cars waiting for the CCS plug while we could drive right up for the ChadeMo.

We charge exclusively at home which is fine and the level 2 charging uses the standard J1772 plug which is ubiquitous. We will plug it into a Level 2 charger if we are out shopping, especially if it is a free one.

if you are getting a used Leaf, stay away from the earlier models as the batteries were degrading faster. They improved the batteries with later models. Try at least a 2018 car or newer. The earlier models also have smaller batteries with very limited range, made even lower with the battery degradation.. We have a 40kW battery in ours which, when new, had an EPA rating of 151. The newer models have an optional 60kw battery (I think) which gives over 200 miles range. I would also advise using an OBD2 reader on the car with the LeafSpy app before buying to make sure the battery is performing up to specs. Don’t rely on the number of battery bars showing on the car.
 

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The Taycan is my daily driver and the Etron is my wife’s. I love the driving dynamics of the Porsche. The only drawback to me is that it sits very low to the ground. It is essentially a four door sports car with how low it sits. The Etron is a great highway cruiser and very comfortable. Two totally, and complimentary, cars in my opinion.
 

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I'm really curious about what kind of drivers are attracted to Lucid.
Whether you've taken delivery, or are still weighing your options, would the Lucid be your first EV? What are you driving now, or what did you replace?

And please, post pictures of what you're driving now!
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(this obviously isn't mine, but a guy can dream;))
This will be my first full EV. I have a Prius Prime now and a Subaru for snowy conditions.
I'm really curious about what kind of drivers are attracted to Lucid.
Whether you've taken delivery, or are still weighing your options, would the Lucid be your first EV? What are you driving now, or what did you replace?

And please, post pictures of what you're driving now!
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(this obviously isn't mine, but a guy can dream;))
This will be my first full EV. Currently drive a plug in hybrid . Almost bought a Tesla , but decided against it for a variety of reasons. I live in eastern Idaho, very very far from any service center, so I am a bit nervous about the prospect of having issues with the car that will require in person managing.
 

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The DE Performance, pictured above, is my first EV. I have driven Tesla's and really love high performance electric power! The DE is somewhat of a disappointment and not worth the price so I will probably sell it. However, driving it just solidifies my desire for an electric vehicle.

I have a Hummer SUV on order that I hope to get in early 2023. Maybe this will be the one that I keep.
 

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The DE Performance, pictured above, is my first EV. I have driven Tesla's and really love high performance electric power! The DE is somewhat of a disappointment and not worth the price so I will probably sell it. However, driving it just solidifies my desire for an electric vehicle.

I have a Hummer SUV on order that I hope to get in early 2023. Maybe this will be the one that I keep.
Could you please elaborate on why you are disappointed? Thank you.
 

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I will summarize here,

The bad:

First, I have no interest in comparing the DE to any Tesla models or Lucid to any issues that Tesla, as a company, had or still has. My issues are with the features and driving experience of my DE and my opinion only.

Most, but not all, of my issues are with the software. The current software is still “alpha” at best. Yes, it will get better, but If I had been told that the software was “a work in progress”, I would have delayed taking a car until June.

I think that there is too much road noise and engine whine for a $169,000 car. My 2018 Lincoln Navigator is quieter and only cost $100,000.

There is no SirusXM radio. Maybe that will come later.

I would liked to have a HUD with night vision ala Cadillac, and yes I knew that it didn’t have one.

Things I don’t like that are not software. I would like physical buttons to fold the mirrors and lock/un-lock the doors. I have to fold the mirrors to get in and out of my garage and using a screen is slow. Maybe when the integrated Alexa app is working better this will not be an issue. My wife was in the car while I dropped off a package and she could not easily figure out how to lock the doors.

The good:

My DE is a stupid fast car, faster than my C8 Corvette! It drives well and the fit and finish of mine is very good.

Lucid’s customer support is first rate!

I just don’t feel that it’s worth $169,000, IMHO. I know that other will disagree and I respect that.
 

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I will summarize here,

The bad:

First, I have no interest in comparing the DE to any Tesla models or Lucid to any issues that Tesla, as a company, had or still has. My issues are with the features and driving experience of my DE and my opinion only.

Most, but not all, of my issues are with the software. The current software is still “alpha” at best. Yes, it will get better, but If I had been told that the software was “a work in progress”, I would have delayed taking a car until June.

I think that there is too much road noise and engine whine for a $169,000 car. My 2018 Lincoln Navigator is quieter and only cost $100,000.

There is no SirusXM radio. Maybe that will come later.

I would liked to have a HUD with night vision ala Cadillac, and yes I knew that it didn’t have one.

Things I don’t like that are not software. I would like physical buttons to fold the mirrors and lock/un-lock the doors. I have to fold the mirrors to get in and out of my garage and using a screen is slow. Maybe when the integrated Alexa app is working better this will not be an issue. My wife was in the car while I dropped off a package and she could not easily figure out how to lock the doors.

The good:

My DE is a stupid fast car, faster than my C8 Corvette! It drives well and the fit and finish of mine is very good.

Lucid’s customer support is first rate!

I just don’t feel that it’s worth $169,000, IMHO. I know that other will disagree and I respect that.
Thanks.

I have a BMW PHEV (2018 530e) and it has almost all of the features you describe and they work. I have physical buttons for door locks, seat adjustments, massage, AC, Radio volume, and the usual BMW 7 programmable buttons. I have night vision although it only appears in my HUD if it spots a person or animal in the path. I also have adjustable dampers, Brembo brakes, and Nappa upholstery. The downside is I only get about 14-15 miles of pure EV driving.

So my BMW is a very comfortable car. I reserved a Pure hoping and expecting that all the startup issues will be solved by the time they get to me and my current daily driver is excellent. If not, there will be lots of BEV choices for me in 2023 or 2024 (my extended BMW warranty expires end of 2024).
 

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Thanks.

I have a BMW PHEV (2018 530e) and it has almost all of the features you describe and they work. I have physical buttons for door locks, seat adjustments, massage, AC, Radio volume, and the usual BMW 7 programmable buttons. I have night vision although it only appears in my HUD if it spots a person or animal in the path. I also have adjustable dampers, Brembo brakes, and Nappa upholstery. The downside is I only get about 14-15 miles of pure EV driving.

So my BMW is a very comfortable car. I reserved a Pure hoping and expecting that all the startup issues will be solved by the time they get to me and my current daily driver is excellent. If not, there will be lots of BEV choices for me in 2023 or 2024 (my extended BMW warranty expires end of 2024).
I think that once the initial rush of performance and newness wears off, you will be disappointed in the Lucid as a daily driver.
 

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I hope that I am wrong, but my daily driver is a Navigator that has a very comfortable, quiet and well laid out cabin. Your BMW is the same.

I find that I am compromising to have a fast EV and that, for me, will wear off.

"IF" Lucid can get Alexa working well and fully integrated into their cars, then maybe my daily experience will be better.
 

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I hope that I am wrong, but my daily driver is a Navigator that has a very comfortable, quiet and well laid out cabin. Your BMW is the same.

I find that I am compromising to have a fast EV and that, for me, will wear off.

"IF" Lucid can get Alexa working well and fully integrated into their cars, then maybe my daily experience will be better.
i think we are coming from different places the lucid is a midsized sedan; the Navigator is a large SUV. Also, the Navigator is sold as a luxury vehicle that may also have a large engine; the Lucid is a performance vehicle that also happens to have luxury features. I doubt the Lucid will ever be as comfortable as your Lincoln.
 

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I currently own a 2020 Tesla M3, which I’ll sell when my Lucid Touring comes in. When the Lucid Gravity becomes available I’m thinking of then trading in the Touring and getting it. I also have a Rivian pickup reserved, as well as a Tesla Model X. All these cars won’t be delivered until probably the end of this year or, more likely, in the first quarter of 2023 so I’ve got time to decide which trigger to pull.
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