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    Am I an a**hole? Why do I feel like one? (Reporting door ding to insurance)

    The other day I was picking up one of my kids from gymnastics and I parked in a 70%-full lot. I have a tendency to baby my CO Mach-E and strategically park my car for the most part. I'm a little early and waiting in the car with my other child. In comes a Tesla Model 3 (yes, I'm making a point...
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    GTPE Winter Tires and Range

    Thanks for the great level of detail. I didn't realize that these wheels were rated so highly for winter/snow driving. The fact that it has the 3 peaks/Snowflake marking is great as I'd prefer something that works well for city roads but also lets me go up the local hill passes for occasional...
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    GTPE Winter Tires and Range

    Thanks for the recommendation… I’m thinking of swapping out for winters as well so I can head to local mountains/ski hills. If you don’t mind my asking, given that you’re temporarily switching out tires, why did you choose to go with an all season versus a more dedicated snow tire? I’m...
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    how to lock the car with out PAK, and with out taking the key fob out of jacket

    I believe that if you are not carrying your key or PAAK phone (perhaps phone not working or left inside the car), you have to enter your door keypad code first and then tap the lock icon (or hold 7-8 9-0). There may be some timer-based logic too where within X minutes of having unlocked your...
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    Alexa Built-in Vehicle Commands List

    For those who are like me and have your homes wired up with smart devices, things get a bit more interesting… Just a few of the things I do with my Alexa integration: Turn on/off lights, lower/raise the blinds Check if the doors are locked Open/close the garage doors Activate the alarm Send...
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    Alexa Built-in Vehicle Commands List

    Yesss!!! I’ve turned off Ford Assistant completely. Good riddance! I find it faster than Siri as well… how was your experience?
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    New Startup Animation on Mach-E GT Display After Software Update

    Ok, ok, ok… I was loose with my terminology! Nobody has true autonomous driving, and yes Tesla plays fast and loose with its marketing of its “FSD” too. My original comment was not meant to bash my car, or even to express envy for features of another car. My comment was just expressing I found...
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    New Startup Animation on Mach-E GT Display After Software Update

    Is it not hilarious that we get so excited here about new startup animations in our updates while Tesla owners get dancing light sequences, new video games, and improved autonomous driving? 😂
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    New Startup Animation on Mach-E GT Display After Software Update

    You are correct that the startup video has changed! It is nice indeed that the grill now matches for my GT-PE. I also like that the yellow-gold spark goes well with my Cyber Orange livery! Do the non-GTs keep the non-GT grill in their startup animations though?
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    YouTube Streaming Finally Appears in Software 3.5.3.3 !

    No video streaming, but Ford will happily take $15 + tax to give you music/audio-only streaming through Amazon Alexa. You'll have to go to the Ford management website (https://www.ford.ca/support/vehicle-dashboard) and scroll to Connected Services at the bottom. Click in and it'll show you how...
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    YouTube Streaming Finally Appears in Software 3.5.3.3 !

    Same here (Vancouver, BC Canada). Just got Alexa activation as of this morning even though 3.5.3.3 downloaded and installed yesterday. Pluses: Excited that Alexa is faster on response than what I can get via Hey Siri and OK Ford. We don't seem that far behind the US. UX seems a bit more...
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    Power-Up 3.5.3 installed but no video streaming apps nor YouTube

    I just found the answer to my question… I suspect it’ll be similar for the US. https://www.ford.ca/support/how-tos/fordpass/fordpass-supported-features/how-do-i-determine-which-alexa-features-are-available-for-my-ford-vehicle/ So basically you only get the streaming media services over the...
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    Power-Up 3.5.3 installed but no video streaming apps nor YouTube

    😢 Canada here too. I just got 3.5.3 on my 2021 Job 2 as of a few hours ago. What does no streaming services mean? I got the AC button and new games/Entertainment tab. Do you have Alexa on yours? So you can’t play music/get news/podcasts via Alexa? How about if you’re on WiFi or phone tethering?
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    Mach-E vs 2024 Polestar 3

    The slimming black rocker panels on the lower parts of the doors are also very Mach-E esque. “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” Ford design did a great job here. Frameless mirrors are sexy.
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    Frustrating Behavior of Eye Tracking during BlueCruise

    Perhaps not the safest application, but I’ve been able to enjoy my entire Big Mac and Fries (large) meal on a road trip with the assistance of BC… 😜 Have you timed the period between nanny warnings?
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    I put down a deposit for EV6. Don't hate me!

    Yeah, it's opinions like this that make me thing the EV6 would be a great addition to the family... maybe in a slightly low-key color (versus the Cyber Orange) is a good choice for the wife. The aesthetics on the Mach-E+++ The other day I was picking up the kids from ice skating lessons and as...
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    anyone ever experience brief blurred vision from acceleration?

    Perhaps you don’t really mean blurred vision… or blackout for that matter. On occasion pulling WOT, I’ve felt nauseated. The feeling usually kicks in (or I realize) a few seconds later, when I’ve usually lifted off the accelerator already. At least two other passengers have noted similar...
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    First scar from hit-and-run

    Oof. Sorry this happened to you! I’d be mad af… more so from her running. Also good you didn’t get hit while she’s trying to drive away with you out of the car! Stuff like this makes me want to pick up dashcams too. Please update us on what the police do!
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    Cadillac Lyriq - Thoughts?

    Maybe I’m biased, but the distance from the door button to the hook would likely drive me nuts in 2 days! One of the reasons I like the Mach-e door handle setup so much is after pressing the button with my thumb or index finger, my hand naturally falls into the door handle/hook. It’s one single...
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