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  1. This bothers me...

    I would just add that if obsolescence is the main concern here, then driving an ICE for a few more years would probably be the better decision for you. With your smartphone comparison, for example, now many users don’t feel the need to upgrade every two years. Improvements are largely...
  2. Edmunds - Mustang Mach-E vs Tesla Model 3 vs Tesla Model Y

    I find it interesting that they list that they are unable to get to Tesla’s cited range. I assume they are charging to 100% vs the 90% recommended level. Any Tesla owners care to chime in? My understanding has always been that the regular Tesla use range is 90% of the stated range, since you are...
  3. Audi Q4 e-tron, starting at 45K

    Gee, that is one tiny porthole! Also, maybe it’s me but those rear seats don’t look like they’d be very comfortable.
  4. Concerned about lack of marketing from Ford

    While what I think you are getting to might not be marketing spend in a general sense, and rather customer service spend, there is a noticeable lack of information. On the topic of marketing and advertising Personally I’m fine with that- the less they spend on marketing the vehicle, the cheaper...
  5. Audi Q4 e-tron, starting at 45K

    This might be worth considering, though not coming until 2021. If 45K is the starting price before incentives, this would be a fairly huge competitor. Personally I’d be interested, although the looks are kind of odd. https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a32307536/audi-q4-e-tron-confirmed-2021/
  6. Polestar 2 US price announced

    If there is space and one is not offered, then that’s a cost issue. I think the issue is that for the probability of needing one, vs the penalty of carrying one, it’s more economical to carry the repair kit, even though it won’t fix everything (a complete blowout is rare though). Does anyone...
  7. Polestar 2 US price announced

    While I can personally share this sentiment and would not consider purchasing a Chinese made automobile myself , I can very much appreciate Polestar’s quicker arrival on the market. Late 2020 and Early 2021 couldn’t come any faster for us and the MME. Glad Ken7 seems to have found the more...
  8. Polestar 2 US price announced

    Globalization is great, provided countries compete fairly and with integrity. Chinese factories have shown themselves to be quite poor in this regard. Products being sold out the back door, designs being copied and counterfeited. Obviously the mass of an automobile doesn’t lend itself well to...
  9. Polestar 2 US price announced

    I absolutely do own Chinese made products, in fact typing this on the so-called Chinese phone here. I also own a so-called Chinese made laptop. I would absolutely pay a premium for an American made product, if such substitutes existed. I did build my own PC, since I wanted to control that aspect...
  10. Reopening America ?

    Indeed. It starts at self protection or social responsibility, and, in an ideal world, ends at social shaming/ostracism. I don’t know that a penalty is mandated but there can absolutely be legal guidelines without penalties. Private employers can and probably should require them for employees...
  11. Reopening America ?

    There has to be an achievable balance for the future. What if a vaccine is never feasible since the virus keeps mutating? Here is how I envision a way forward. The vulnerable population (which tends to be a smaller proportion of the general workforce) continue to self-isolate. That’s fine- as...
  12. Polestar 2 US price announced

    XC40 Recharge will be made in Ghent, Belgium, not China. The made in China aspect of the Polestar makes it a complete non-starter for me, personally.
  13. Breaking: 2021 Mach-E Specs Increased Across The Board (HP, LB-FT, KW)!

    Wouldn’t surprise me. I’m not expecting Tesla efficiency but the SR MME DOES have a battery which is similar in capacity to the LR 3/Y. I don’t know if this is true under real world use but there was an article out recently that showed the Tesla’s getting lower projected total range than the EPA...
  14. Convince Me

    From a pure financial perspective, assuming the same depreciation rate, the higher the price, the greater operating costs you have. I reserved a Select for starters but I do have my concerns that it’s too basic. However, I can’t justify the price premium up to the Premium. I’m between the CA Rt...
  15. 116,937 Ford EV's Accounted For On Tax Credit?

    Exactly. Regardless of where one stands on the issue, these are completely unrelated and only serves to detract from the gravity of the situation. The other thing is, sounds great on paper, until you get down into the details. It’s a non-refundable credit, which some folks don’t seem to...
  16. 116,937 Ford EV's Accounted For On Tax Credit?

    If you ask me... $1500 is a bargain premium to pay, for production to settle in, bugs to be ironed out, real world range and performance data, and for early adopters to confirm it’s not a lemon (not that it would be). Heck, if the cars aren’t moving as fast as they want, dealers may even be open...
  17. 116,937 Ford EV's Accounted For On Tax Credit?

    I’m happy to take the tax credit if available but the reality is that the manufacturer receives the majority of the benefit. Regardless of the stance on EVs, if EV buyers are just facilitating the transfer of money from taxpayers to the manufacturers, optically that’s not the best public policy...
  18. 116,937 Ford EV's Accounted For On Tax Credit?

    And this is actually very good news for those on the fence for the 2021. Even if you wait for the 2022 model year, the full tax credit may still be available. By that point any early production hiccups would be sorted out and there would be further refinements. It might even be worth it to some...
  19. 2021 Mach-E vs Model Y -- Specs and Styling Compared

    That’s dirt cheap. If you don’t need the pickup, then sure it’s a no-brainer. F-150s are measured in smiles per gallon though, right? 😁
  20. 2021 Mach-E vs Model Y -- Specs and Styling Compared

    Here’s some food for thought. 400 miles might not be the magic adoption number for the fact that you can drive 400 miles on a full charge, but more so that one could go 200 miles on half a charge. This would have fairly big road trip implications. With something like a 250kW fast charger, you...
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