Ford Mustang Mach-E

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  • #247475
    Elliot
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      Just a heads up. If you go on to the Ford web page it’s possible to book one of these for a 48 hour test drive even as a Motability customer. I’ve done it today as I’m interested to see what it’s like.

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    • #247478
      MFillingham
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        I’ve sat in one, it surprised me with how comfortable it is.  It’s also the only car of the EV SUVs that I could get in without bending my leg, which is useful when the knees are arthritic.

        If the higher spec models were on the scheme I’d be very interested.

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        Mark

        #247481
        Elliot
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          I’ve sat in one, it surprised me with how comfortable it is. It’s also the only car of the EV SUVs that I could get in without bending my leg, which is useful when the knees are arthritic. If the higher spec models were on the scheme I’d be very interested.

          I’m the same as yourself in that if the next model up was on the scheme I would definitely be interested. I am going to give it a try for 48 hours in the hope it will happen.

          #247497
          kezo
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            Will you be given the Select model or an higher trim model to try.

            #247499
            MFillingham
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              Will you be given the Select model or an higher trim model to try.

              That’d just be cruel drive the car you really want but isn’t available.

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              Mark

              #247500
              Elliot
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                Will you be given the Select model or an higher trim model to try.

                No idea until it arrives.

                #247505
                kezo
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                  OK, I’ll await for youre feedback 🙂

                  #247528
                  Mike Cooper
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                    Never thought I would see the day the Mustang was outdone bhp wise by a smart car (smart #1 268 bhp v 265 Mustang)

                    #247536
                    kezo
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                      Never thought I would see the day the Mustang was outdone bhp wise by a smart car (smart #1 268 bhp v 265 Mustang)

                      But, thats because the Mustang is the entry level one lol.

                      Its not a real Mustang anyway in my books 🙂

                      #247540
                      MFillingham
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                        When the other cars in my shortlist include electric seats, heated and ventilated plus electric boot which all are essential now, the Mach E just doesn’t make the grade, however, go up one model and I’d get all I need plus it’s got the longest range of all SUVs thanks to that huge battery.

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                        Mark

                        #247544
                        kezo
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                          When the other cars in my shortlist include electric seats, heated and ventilated plus electric boot which all are essential now, the Mach E just doesn’t make the grade, however, go up one model and I’d get all I need plus it’s got the longest range of all SUVs thanks to that huge battery.

                          Its getting difficulter by the quarter finding all those at an exceptable AP, which many will deem a necessity rather than a luxury. As for venitilated seats, there even harder to get, apart from the usual Korean manufacturers.

                          Where are you, in choosing your next car?

                          #247545
                          MFillingham
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                            It’s getting difficulter by the quarter finding all those at an exceptable AP, which many will deem a necessity rather than a luxury. As for venitilated seats, there even harder to get, apart from the usual Korean manufacturers. Where are you, in choosing your next car?

                             

                            My list right now is Ariya Evolve, Ioniq 5 Ultimate tech, Ioniq 6 Ultimate. For comfort and ease of access the Mach E is up there but it falls short on specs.

                            Skoda have successfully deselected the Enyaq. ?

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                            Mark

                            #247549
                            kezo
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                              It’s getting difficulter by the quarter finding all those at an exceptable AP, which many will deem a necessity rather than a luxury. As for venitilated seats, there even harder to get, apart from the usual Korean manufacturers. Where are you, in choosing your next car?

                              My list right now is Ariya Evolve, Ioniq 5 Ultimate tech, Ioniq 6 Ultimate. For comfort and ease of access the Mach E is up there but it falls short on specs. Skoda have successfully deselected the Enyaq. ?

                              Don’t forget the Ariya Evolve is only 63Kwh 250 miles. The Ioniq 5 would suit but, doesn’t get heatpump as standard. The 6’s seats are high enough really but, the roofline is lower than the Mache E

                              Not interested in the new Kona ultimate 319 acclaimed miles and comes with heatpump as standard. The last model was super effiecient match or surpassing WLTP figures by the Kona guys on here?

                              #247648
                              MFillingham
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                                Don’t forget the Ariya Evolve is only 63Kwh 250 miles. The Ioniq 5 would suit but, doesn’t get heatpump as standard. The 6’s seats are high enough really but, the roofline is lower than the Mache E Not interested in the new Kona ultimate 319 acclaimed miles and comes with heatpump as standard. The last model was super effiecient match or surpassing WLTP figures by the Kona guys on here?

                                The Kona charging is right on the nose, a real pain when you have to reverse into the drive and park 5m from the charger.  The rest I can get the lead to the charger, although the Ariya might be a bit of a stretch.

                                As you know I’ve sat in a “6” and it’s much more accessible than I expected plus it can do all I need from it.  I will need to ensure I can reverse its rather long body into the drive.

                                I have my assessment call next Monday after which I have to wait for the DWP to process and upgrade my entitlement.  Then I can test drive and order something.

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                                Mark

                                #247658
                                kezo
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                                  I have my assessment call next Monday after which I have to wait for the DWP to process and upgrade my entitlement.  Then I can test drive and order something.

                                  ? for you

                                  With the 6 being perhaps a bit to long my concern is its a nigtmare to squeeze into an on road parking in my local town the majority of the time and would mean paying to use the multistory, which is a distance from the town and chemist.

                                  #247660
                                  MFillingham
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                                    I have my assessment call next Monday after which I have to wait for the DWP to process and upgrade my entitlement. Then I can test drive and order something.

                                    ? for you With the 6 being perhaps a bit to long my concern is its a nigtmare to squeeze into an on road parking in my local town the majority of the time and would mean paying to use the multistory, which is a distance from the town and chemist.

                                     

                                    There’s a review where the reviewer parks in an on street space perfectly.  With 360 monitor plus the turning agility it goes in rather well.

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                                    #247662
                                    kezo
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                                      There’s a review where the reviewer parks in an on street space perfectly.  With 360 monitor plus the turning agility it goes in rather well.

                                      Sorry my error but, I refering more to the distance between the two already parked cars is often to tight with my Tucson 🙂

                                      #247664
                                      kezo
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                                        There’s a review where the reviewer parks in an on street space perfectly. With 360 monitor plus the turning agility it goes in rather well.

                                        Sorry my error but, I refering more to the distance between the two already parked cars is often to tight with my Tucson ?

                                        One thing that is confusing me Mark is EVdatabase, in that they suggest a 305 mile real world range but, are basing it on the smaller wheel version 382 miles.

                                         

                                        #247683
                                        MFillingham
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                                          Not sure where you get that?  I can see the 305 and there’s 2 different WLTP ranges of 382 and 335.  I’m guessing one for each wheel size?

                                          City – Cold Weather.             285 mi
                                          Highway – Cold Weather.    220 mi
                                          Combined – Cold Weather.  255 mi
                                          City – Mild Weather.              445 mi
                                          Highway – Mild Weather.     290 mi
                                          Combined – Mild Weather.   355 mi

                                           

                                          Theyre all indicative figures anyway, we all know how heavy footed we are can make a huge difference.

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                                          Mark

                                          #247692
                                          kezo
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                                            Not sure where you get that? I can see the 305 and there’s 2 different WLTP ranges of 382 and 335. I’m guessing one for each wheel size? City – Cold Weather. 285 mi Highway – Cold Weather. 220 mi Combined – Cold Weather. 255 mi City – Mild Weather. 445 mi Highway – Mild Weather. 290 mi Combined – Mild Weather. 355 mi Theyre all indicative figures anyway, we all know how heavy footed we are can make a huge difference.

                                            Must be me confusing myself under the energy consuption section further down the page and thinking how can both the 382 and 338 mile range acheive an average of 305 miles!

                                            I’m going back bed lol

                                            #247695
                                            kezo
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                                              @joss can you delete Hyundai comments please and we’ll pick them up again another time on the appropiate thread if needed 🙂

                                              sorry @Elliot

                                              #247734
                                              MFillingham
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                                                Back to topic.

                                                 

                                                Do you know when you’ll be getting your test drive?  I’d be interested to hear the results although I’m sceptical of Ford adding more models any time soon.

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                                                I'll try to give my honest opinion but am always open to learning.

                                                Mark

                                                #247736
                                                kezo
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                                                  My first interest is what model Elliot gets to test drive and then, what his overall thoughts are compared with expectations.

                                                  #248807
                                                  Elliot
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                                                    Well I have an update. My local Ford dealer called me today and was full of excuses as to why they won’t be giving me a 48 hour test drive. First excuse was the demand has been overwhelming and the car is fully booked. My wife checked on her way home and just like it always is, the car was sitting outside the dealership after they’ve closed. Second excuse is they are putting too many miles on the car and don’t want to let it out until they have a replacement, which contradicts excuse number one.

                                                    This is the same dealership that huffed and puffed when my son asked them to unlock the demonstrator so he could sit in it to see what it was like.

                                                    Will be interesting when Ford head office call me and ask how I got on with the car.

                                                    #248808
                                                    MFillingham
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                                                      That’s disgraceful, although not entirely unexpected.  I’d put money on them waiting for a retail customer first.  No doubt there’s some fine print disclaiming availability and/or dealership discretion.

                                                       

                                                      As you say, it’ll make for an interesting conversation with Ford if they follow up.

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                                                      Mark

                                                      #248812
                                                      kezo
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                                                        As Mark says, it absolutely disgusting pitiful escuses. I take it, thay you booked the test drive as a retail customer and  not as a Motability customer.

                                                        I only hope you get a call/survey re the test drive from head office. If you don’t I’d be emailing them!

                                                        Have you thought of trying another dealership?

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