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  1. You can't road-trip in an EV...hold my beer

    sure, not now. They’ve literally been around for over 100 years, and the infrastructure has been there for most of that time too. But when ICE vehicles first came out, it was ABSOLUTELY a very big deal when someone made the first cross-country car trips, etc. If they had had YouTube (or videos)...
  2. Just received OTA Power-Up 6.7.0 Update

    And so of course I spoke too soon, because last night yet another one dropped, allegedly containing changes to the HVAC system that are supposed to reduce fogging. Not sure if it has because now it’s a lot warmer than it was when I was experiencing the fogging.
  3. Just received OTA Power-Up 6.7.0 Update

    These updates also seem to include the “1 MPH while stopped” bug—interesting that they didn’t bundle the fix for that in with the other stuff they dropped. Been a couple days since I’ve had any updates so maybe the faucet is off for now.
  4. Just received OTA Power-Up 6.7.0 Update

    In Detroit, at least, there are a couple iconic AM stations with talk shows that are pretty popular, and people like listening to local sports broadcasts with particular broadcasters. Although Sirius now carries a lot of those sports broadcasts carrying those stations’ feeds, and at least one of...
  5. Just received OTA Power-Up 6.7.0 Update

    And then the day after 6.8 installed I got a notice about an update for CSP 21B36 for improvements to PaaK that installed last night. So after a month-long drought, three updates in the span of a few days. The 6.8 update appears to have also included the AM radio update because that magically...
  6. Just received OTA Power-Up 6.7.0 Update

    So it turns out the radio update was the earlier one, not the one that adds AM radio. But now, two days later, I got a notice that 6.8 will install tonight. For me these keep dropping in clumps—nothing for a month, then several in a couple days’ time.
  7. Just received OTA Power-Up 6.7.0 Update

    It feels a lot like they have some kind of cycle to these. I got my 2023 GT in August and got a few updates throughout September and October then not much, then a flurry of about four over the span of two weeks in December. I was just thinking it had been exactly a month since my last update...
  8. sick of being tracked...

    I think you are VASTLY overestimating how much anyone cares about your data or anything about you. I run a little bit paranoid but this is beyond the pale. Yeah, you could probably block all the transmission of data and also pretty much disable anything good or useful about the car, too. And...
  9. PaaK is messed up after 6.3.0

    If you have an iPhone, try “force quitting” it and opening again (swipe up to make the app “go away”). It will give you a notification that “Phone as a Key works best” when you keep the app running, to which I wryly reply “Phone as a Key works best when it works.” But I digress. Anyway, that...
  10. 100% EV now...

    We are now, too. My wife just traded in her almost eight-year-old Explorer yesterday for a 2023 F-150 Lightning.
  11. Boycotting 6.8

    I think it’s crazy that people get this unhinged about where the numbers on the speedometer are, but YMMV.
  12. Lets give a shout out to the GOOD dealers

    When I lived in the Detroit area, Pat Milliken Ford was my go-to for sales and service. I live in Central IL now and bought my MME GT from Mike Murphy Ford in Morton. I’m an A/Z plan purchaser and they handled that completely by the book with no shenanigans or attempted shenanigans. Pretty...
  13. Lets give a shout out to the GOOD dealers

    Glad to hear they helped you. When I lived in Cleveland they quickly became my least favorite service department. Maybe they’ve improved some in the last couple years.
  14. Why is there so much anxiety over 1.3?

    Not so much anxiety but frustration: Ford likes to continually overpromise on tech that they either deliver late or never deliver at all. I don’t care that much about 1.3 per se, since I have 1.2 already, but constantly being told to expect it by X time and not getting it is always a bad sign...
  15. Do you carry a charger in your Mach-E?

    That’s cute, but unlike the mobile charger, none of those has a specific spot in the trunk to store it, and none of them have any Hope of powering your car, except maybe the hand warmers and MREs if you remember enough college chemistry or watch lots of MacGyver. But then, you know that.
  16. Do you carry a charger in your Mach-E?

    According to Plugshare, there are apparently more 220 outlets around than you'd think (or at least more than I would have thought). But the thing is, maybe the mobile charger isn't much use in an emergency, but if you don't have it with you, it's definitely no use.
  17. Do you carry a charger in your Mach-E?

    It only takes "several days" if you are at maybe 10 or 15% and trying to charge to 80 or 100. I can typically add 15% charging overnight. Unless that someone's house is in the middle of nowhere, that's probably at LEAST enough to get you to a fast charger. But yeah, if you really need to fully...
  18. Do you carry a charger in your Mach-E?

    I should but I don't. That's because, for the time being, I'm using the mobile charger as my main home charger (and it works fine for that since I mostly only drive maybe 50 miles per day tops and I can easily replace any charge used overnight) and I've forgotten to bundle it up and take it with...
  19. It's November. Where is our Blue cruise update?

    I am a bigtime Ford partisan. My dad is a Ford retiree having worked there 33 years, and Ford is literally the reason I exist, since it both brought my dad to MI, and is how he met my mom. I've never owned anything but Ford cars. But my friend, your level of drinking the Kool-Aid is pretty...
  20. Regenerative Braking

    I have the "brake coach" setting on, and from what I've seen, the LESS aggressively I brake, the more regeneration it shows. You can see this at work a bit--when you accelerate, the little "lightning bolt" icon under the battery level indicator will be blue, but when you let off the accelerator...


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