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  1. Reign of Ravens

    iOS 18 Preview Featured Mach-E in Control Center

    For what it's worth, I used PAAK very sparingly, given the horror stories that I heard around the time I first got my car (almost two years ago). I've slowly been using it much more and haven't had any issues. Its detection range for things like unlocking and opening a door when starting with...
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    iOS 18 Preview Featured Mach-E in Control Center

    I wish Ford and other EV makers would give us an option to upgrade the computer chips needed for these features. I'd appreciate a more responsive user interface, but more than that, I'd really love to have access to CarPlay 2 when it comes out. Instead, I'll likely have to wait until I replace...
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    I'm going to say something really controversial here...

    I don't remember green being an option on the 2022 models. If it were, I would have seriously considered swapping out for it. I was between grabber blue and iced silver blue metallic (which is also stunning if you see it in person - although it's pretty rare, I've only ever seen two). Grabber...
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    I no longer own a Mach-E

    Sorry to see you go (although not really, since you said you'll stick around the forums). I'm also in the category of people looking seriously at the EV9 to replace my Pacifica Hybrid. Really wish Kia had electrified the Carnival instead of the Telluride, though - I think the world is crazy...
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    EV6 owner rides in my MME

    I test drove an EV6 while waiting the 13 months for my MME to be built and delivered. I liked it a lot. I like Kia's implementation of adjusting the regen strength, basically using paddle shifters to increase or decrease the strength (with maximum strength enabling one-pedal driving). I turn...
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    Boycotting 6.8

    One could hope. But I do wonder if they did it to try and encourage people to use BlueCruise more. I would turn on lane assist and occasionally BlueCruise from time to time, but I didn't leave them permanently on. Part of it was that I didn't have a use for them all of the time, and part of...
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    Boycotting 6.8

    Too bad we're unlikely to get Apple "CarPlay 2.0" (phone also casts to the dash and displays data from the car on there) ported backward to our current cars. If we could get that, I'd say Ford could do what ever they wanted - CarPlay owns my main display. I liked the old dash (in Unbridled and...
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    Mach E vs. 2024 Kia EV9

    I still intend to check one out. Still wish it was a Carnival-type vehicle (minivan) instead of a three-row SUV. Sliding doors are amazing. Cooled to the idea of buying another EV within the next two or so years, now that pretty much all manufacturers have committed to changing their charging...
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    Thoughts on Power-Up 7.0.0 ?!

    Shucks, I got another notice that 6.8.0 was available... and sure enough, after the update I now have the dash screen that everyone else describes. I'm really hoping that it's an unintended glitch, but someone said that all of the 2023's have been like this from the start? Guess I'll use that...
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    Thoughts on Power-Up 7.0.0 ?!

    I'm still wondering if there is a setting that is triggering this for people. I had 6.8.0 and my cluster looked the exact same - the car comes into play if I turn on lane sensing, and it disappears when I turn of its, same as always. The only thing that stood out to be as being different were...
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    A year and 10K miles later

    I agree with pretty much all of the points listed in the original post. Touchscreen delays in a vehicle where almost all controls are touchscreen-based shouldn't be acceptable. Fan controls, temperature controls, and for me, turning one-pedal driving on and off (I use it exclusively for...
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    Remote Climate Control in FordPass?

    Allow me to control it remotely. I never use AUTO for climate control. My garage is very warm, and so air conditioning is immediately blasted through with Auto when I start the car - even though I might have just come from chilly air conditioning and prefer to warm up a bit. Then when I'm...
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    One-year anniversary with my MME

    Seems to be a popular tourist choice - you can tell because usually they're convertible and have large suitcases sticking up in the back seat (presumably don't fit in the trunk). I take some joy in sliding by them in traffic, hoping that they'll see the electric option (assuming they're not...
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    Best reaction your car has gotten?

    My favorite is still driving through my workplace's parking lot, and a lady with her son (probably aged 7-9) were walking to the elevators. The boy said "look Mom, a Mustang!" I've never had a car that got people excited before, so it felt nice to brighten his day. My wife was outside when...
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    Shame on You HERTZ (and maybe other rental agencies)

    I'm glad you made the post, because I hadn't thought of that. Going along with that, maybe it's a good thing? We're still in the teething stages of the EV transition, and public infrastructure plays a big part in that. But there's a problem: because EV drivers can charge at home, it becomes a...
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    SYNC 5 / Codename Phoenix - Inside Look

    Google made the naming scheme a bit difficult with the Android Auto stuff. There's Android as a competitor to CarPlay - what you see and do, screencast and controlled by your phone - and then there's Android as a base operating system for cars. Android as a base system doesn't dictate what the...
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    Mach E vs. 2024 Kia EV9

    I had a look at the configurations and I think they made some weird choices in how restrictive it is. For example, there is apparently a seven-seater option (three in the middle row) but it's only available on the second of the four trims. If you want proximity sensors surrounding the vehicle...
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    Mach E vs. 2024 Kia EV9

    Hyundai has indicated that it will implement NACS for vehicles sold in late 2024. Kia is presumably included in this. EV9 preorders are reportedly opening soon (with a free charger valued at around $500-600, as well as 1,000 free charging miles thrown in as a bonus) but it may be worthwhile to...
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    Elon's Prediction

    This reminds me of an interesting study that I read about once. In an attempt to determine if luck was an intrinsic factor or something more tangible, people engaged in the study were sorted into two groups: those who thought they were lucky, and those who thought they were unlucky. They then...
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    Childproof Locks in Rear

    I read this over with amusement. Just wanted to add - as a parent - that this feature is actually really nice. Standard vehicles have a little toggle in the door, itself, to engage the child lock (preventing the door from opening from the inside). I usually help my kids out of the car at...


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