Hope you both are doing well. I've discussed with my local dealer in the early hours today and I am second in line on their preorder list. I'll be either dropping by later today (if time permits) or tomorrow to give my 500$ deposit. I was told early 2023 for current deliveries.
This will be my first EV. I have limited experience with EVs myself having driven only the Taycan Turbo and Taycan Turbo S during a special invite only Porsche event (I've owned several Porsches and currently own a 996 Turbo for my summer car - the daily is a VW Tiguan right now). Let's just say that the Taycan made me an EV enthusiast.
Concerning runner ups, my better half and I have considered the Polestar 2, VW iD.4, Ioniq 5 and now the RZ. We've put a deposit on the Ioniq 5 in January and the delivery estimate has been December 2022 until last week, where we were informed that it got pushed back to the second half of 2023!
Things that excite me about the RZ is Lexus quality and attention to detail, resale value and faster delivery times (compared to our Ioniq 5 order). The dealer said they would contact me once colours and packages become available to make our selection. I would expect pricing to be released then too. Exciting times for sure!!
Ok quick update! Stopped by my dealer to finalize my preorder, and turns out there was a miscommunication earlier today and I am #6. Put down a 1000$ deposit. Next step (estimated in 3-4 months) is color and package selection. This is when the price will be available. Current invoice estimated 80k$ Cdn. Order system is dealer allocation based… so no idea where I fare Canada-wide. Also, no guarantee what so ever that we will have the opportunity to test drive before we take ownership. Weird times indeed….