nothing gets your blood up like a herd of 15 elk gathered just off the right of way or two bulls chasing each other without a thought of a road ahead. Yeah, where’s the one behind. 30 years I braked hard and full stop. 45 head of elk lazily crossed the road..High 90% 2 way highway thru the Canadian shield and use one step more with adaptive cruise set on; it cancels also to pass. I like the adaptive feature. Like 1PD and not moving the foot. It is fun and new.
Not sure about accident avoidance yet either but have it on warn or the lowest I could go. Seen 2 duh cases and that is it so far. Twice when someone was on a side road on the on coming side and was inching out to pull out left behind me after I went by; it screamed a red box after I went by (ya been watching them for awhile). The second time was just recently I was inching out of a parking spot that backs right onto a busy road. I was inching back so I could see past the parked car beside me; it slammed on the brakes before I could see. Guess the backend saw it before me? I know that parking lot but I guess that worked. Both first times it is kind of wth ..... that is new.
Don't look at the deer that just crossed look for the next one coming . One slide its chest into my 4x4 sticker on the side of a pickup box. Poor doe with those big brown eyes in the sideview. No damage all around but they are out there. See a moose just slow down (stop!) they are erratic as heck here. They will run along the side and then just dart out at any time. At 2000# you should avoid running into them if you can.
I am thinking we may be bolting up some solid states any day now .
I suggest you get a spare and put it in the back. Here is the thread that I found really helpful:Also,
What most bothers me is driving over tree limbs, etc and the rougher roads wiggling things loose. And flats. I’ve averaged about 1 every other year. Not looking forward to fix-a-flat system provided…
What system does the Mach-E have? My Nissan Leaf has something that I'd think is similar, basically a portable air compressor with a special inlet for a latex-based solution to reinflate the tire and create a temporary seal. I thought it was a lot more user-friendly than having to unmount the tire and mount a donut that I may not have reinflated recently enough. The one that Nissan provided (made by Continental) is seemingly no longer produced; I replaced it with something similar, but it has the patching solution in line with the compressor, instead of mounting directly into it, making it reusable and more easy to replace the solution. The recommended restrictions (speed and distance you can travel) when you use the temporary patch are about the same as for the donuts.And flats. I’ve averaged about 1 every other year. Not looking forward to fix-a-flat system provided…
I must admit I’ve used a latex based self healing formula in my mountain bike tires for years and it works awesome. So I must give the system a chance. A high end version of fix-a-flat makes me think I should at least practice once! To make sure I know where all the pieces are, etc.What system does the Mach-E have? My Nissan Leaf has something that I'd think is similar, basically a portable air compressor with a special inlet for a latex-based solution to reinflate the tire and create a temporary seal. I thought it was a lot more user-friendly than having to unmount the tire and mount a donut that I may not have reinflated recently enough. The one that Nissan provided (made by Continental) is seemingly no longer produced; I replaced it with something similar, but it has the patching solution in line with the compressor, instead of mounting directly into it, making it reusable and more easy to replace the solution. The recommended restrictions (speed and distance you can travel) when you use the temporary patch are about the same as for the donuts.
Sounds like pretty much all electric vehicles are going this way. When I think back on all of my flats, probably all but one could have been serviced by this system. It saves space and weight, which is probably why it's coming into fashion, but it is really more convenient in many ways, too.
It is odd, but as times change, so must we. It could very well be that the fix-flat system is a better solution 99% of the time….I suggest you get a spare and put it in the back. Here is the thread that I found really helpful:
Thanks for the detailed report. Very helpful!Just under 90 miles a day on SW Wa rural roads. 5000 miles since Mid July with an average of 3.7 miles/KWh. Tires at 45 psi.
- 1/2 the route cruise at 53-58 mph.
- Nearly 1/2 the route is 50 mph or less.
- Prevailing winds (NW or SW) averages out hi and low M/KWh.
- Ride better than any prior solid axle Mustang (I’ve owned 4). However, my Flex is superior. A little bouncy on one janky road section. I’ve noticed passengers helps. Slightly better ride than the Edge Sport we traded off.
- M/KWh varies from 3.1 to 4.1 but 5000 mile average still 3.7
- Fan at 1 and E-heat say 30 degrees above outside can raise climate use 10%+ And 10% duty cycling fan on and off keeps windows clear. My read is that there’s power to save with better heat/defrost mgmt.
- Love having nearly noiseless wipers
- Interface w/PAAK is often unexplainable but buttons on phone app never failed me whereas the car waking up passively to PAAK is unpredictable. Turns out that when the MME goes into deep sleep that.. waking up is hard to do with PAAK unless your patient.
- The trunk unlock button on the phone app appears bullet proof.
- Departure set to “warm” is fab in fall-winter.
- Strangest Experience- Intuitive-Cruise Accelerating to 5 mph over speed limit after reading a 50 mph zone sign on a curve. I was clueless, then read up on it “Oh”.
- Most annoying- In “normal cruise”- deceleration into and then acceleration out of corners can vary speed by up to high signal digits. Another possible energy hog.
- 2nd most annoying- I swear the MME has stealth mode.. I walk up, no button light on, no parking lights flash, push the button, door opens. Maybe waking up from deep sleep?
- Most surprising- Serenely quiet.
- Amazed at the power draw of e-heat and fan on “1”. For our mild weather plus foggy window potential, the fan needs to cycle on and off automatically instead me turning it on for a minute every 5 minutes down the road.
- I used to commute in a ST Adrenalin then twin turbo EcoBoost Flex. I think the Flex would catch the MME on the top end above 80 mph because they weigh nearly the same and well, 100 more HP in the Flex. But the MME is a fab commuter. Waiting for winter ice. I do wish the Flex had the MME GT drive train!
- All my muscle car gear head friends love it, like the looks, instant torque, inexpensive fuel. And they all say “it’s the future”.
- Charged on a 30 amp dryer breaker before swapping in a 40 amp breaker.The supplied charger pulls up to 32 amp. So there’s that. If we end up with a Lightning I’m going to probably have to put it on the unused 60 amp breaker and re-wire with heavier gauge.
- Finally.. our power is .0634/KWh. I went from $320/month in gas to about $30 in electricity. Duh.
- One added bonus.. at 85% charge it typically has 199 miles of range.
There’s a setting to change the unlock to unlock all doors instead of only driver door. Def a security option.Yes, I eventually figured that out. In retrospect I’d assumed that when the door is unlocked, the trunk could be outside button-opened. But Driver Door unlock only means exactly that. Probably a good security measure. However a trunk icon atop the main screen seems warranted rather than vehicle-access-trunk.
I can see how icon based selection dominates the GUI. However, commonly held actions (ie trunk) would seem to warrant their own direct screen access in the hierarchy of things.
I’ve wondered about freeway speeds/energy use. Our only trip out of town had a mix of rural-freeway-urban and we averaged 3.5.Thanks for the post. I agree with basically everything...having previously owned a Flex (my wife's car), I'm sensitive to the fuel consumption; the Flex was a GAS HOG.
I'm about 11,000 miles in, with an average 80 mile commute (round trip). However, my average mileage is lower (3.1 mi/kWh). This is likely due to the fact that my commute is on interstate highways and I average 75+ mph. I also have a couple of 1,000 mile road trips where my average speed was in the mid 70s. This makes it abundantly clear that the efficiency really drops off north of 60-70 mph. Not complaining though, as I still love the car.
What is the "front left half shaft"? I have not heard of that before. Is it a suspension component?I'm doing 63 miles a day round trip to work, plus any 'extra' driving I need to do. Overall the car has been reliable, but I've only got 6300 miles on it. I have had the front left half shaft replaced by ford already, and can tell the others aren't far behind. PAAK wasn't reliable on my old phone. Remote start is great, however.... even with my fob in my pocket, my profile doesn't load automatically.