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Odd that they wouldn't include ground clearance in an extensive table like that...
Correct me if I am missing something, but I assumed ride height of 5.7 to mean ground clearance in inches. See second line from bottom on page 2.
 

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So far, it looks like the HomeLink buttons are on the visor instead of in the touch screen. I'm expecting we'll not get the automatic door open/close, but maybe we'll be pleasantly surprised.
And voice control. "Hey Ford, open the garage door" would be cool, instead of taking your eyes off the road to look up and find the Homelink button. On a residential street with cars parked and kids playing, it would be nice not to momentarily take eyes off the street.
 

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And voice control. "Hey Ford, open the garage door" would be cool, instead of taking your eyes off the road to look up and find the Homelink button. On a residential street with cars parked and kids playing, it would be nice not to momentarily take eyes off the street.
Or you could press it once you enter your driveway ...

All said, I can press my homelink button in my SHO without looking. It's second nature now even though it's on the visor.
 

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Or you could press it once you enter your driveway ...

All said, I can press my homelink button in my SHO without looking. It's second nature now even though it's on the visor.
Agreed. This is one of those cases where having the dedicated buttons is nice.
 

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Agreed. This is one of those cases where having the dedicated buttons is nice.
I disagree with having a dedicated button. If the Mach-E is supposed to be the best of Ford's high tech and Ford is using human centered design then opening the garage door should be a set and forget function. I'll do a one time set up and then when I'm XX feet from my house the garage should open automatically.
 

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I disagree with having a dedicated button. If the Mach-E is supposed to be the best of Ford's high tech and Ford is using human centered design then opening the garage door should be a set and forget function. I'll do a one time set up and then when I'm XX feet from my house the garage should open automatically.
Ok yes, certainly. :) But if they don't manage to automate this, I don't want to dig through a touch screen to open or close the garage door.
 

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Or you could press it once you enter your driveway ...

All said, I can press my homelink button in my SHO without looking. It's second nature now even though it's on the visor.
True. I just like to time it better where I can just roll into the garage without full stop. I also have 2 garage doors with 2 buttons so I have to look up.

But yeah, 1st world problems to be sure. ;)
 

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True. I just like to time it better where I can just roll into the garage without full stop. I also have 2 garage doors with 2 buttons so I have to look up.

But yeah, 1st world problems to be sure. ;)
I'd bet in under a week you could press the correct button without looking. That's the beauty of tactile feedback.
 

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I disagree with having a dedicated button. If the Mach-E is supposed to be the best of Ford's high tech and Ford is using human centered design then opening the garage door should be a set and forget function. I'll do a one time set up and then when I'm XX feet from my house the garage should open automatically.
I'm not a fan of these "automatically open" type things IMO. Like I'm going to instantly turn off the open on approach function of the car door. Too many opportunities to leave something open by accident.
 

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Odd that they wouldn't include ground clearance in an extensive table like that...
See Exterior Dimensions / Ride height
5.7" on all but the GT, which is 5.3"
 

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With regard to the auto garage door opening I think we are moving from "first world problems" to "pampered people on reality tv show problems" :) . If the worst part of your day is having to momentarily stop on your driveway to press a button and wait for the garage door to open itself...
 

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With regard to the auto garage door opening I think we are moving from "first world problems" to "pampered people on reality tv show problems" :) . If the worst part of your day is having to momentarily stop on your driveway to press a button and wait for the garage door to open itself...
The struggle is real.
 
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Gee eeee how lazy are we gonna get ? ☺ I do not want this option as
to safety concerns. Too many things to consider about this. I will just
push a button on visor.
 
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