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Well well well, my bluff has been called. I have had 2 reservations for quite some time and originally I planned Premium AWD SR.
Not too long after justifying that amount of money I convinced myself I needed the ER. Watching them from build to delivery has been fun, and I told myself I would buy whichever MME made it here first.
Barring any delivery delays the ER should be here in roughly 2 weeks.
The dealer texted me a few times about the SR that arrived yesterday and so I will go test drive it around 1:30pm today.
SR is 45 mins away or so. ER would arrive in my town just up the street.
Maybe in this short time I could be talked into impulse (which I’m a big fan of) or patience (that and brevity have always escaped me)
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Damned....I can't get one car and you're looking at having to decide between two? 😆
😂 I did honestly feel guilty at first. I’m in Alaska and I have family in Texas (who are dealing with what Alaska used to be). But I’m also fickle, and here I am... 😆
 
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For sure. My commute in total is about 70 miles. I’m only “guaranteed” 120V charging at work. I installed a charger in my garage. There is a good chance I may be able to get 240V at work but I don’t want to push it.
Witchita is where my mom is from, I spent a lot of years growing up visiting. Hope all is well down there.
 

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Agree with @JayTee: get the ER in Alaska. Without knowing how much range loss you'll get at those temps, err on the side of caution if you can afford it.
 
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I don't think the acceleration difference is significant enough to matter: 4.8 vs 5.2. The two weeks shouldn't matter, either. So you really just have to decide if 270 vs 211 miles of range is worth an extra $5,000.

To me, it was, because I take sporadic road trips where that extra range really matters. If you don't plan to road trip, then even in Alaska with a 70mi commute you should be fine with 211. Ask yourself: what are the reasonable situations in which I might want that extra 60 miles such that I'm willing to pay $5,000 more for it? If you can't identify any compelling reasons, save the $5,000.

Maybe "Alaska infrastructure" gives you a compelling reason. But frankly, if you lose power for more than a day you're probably screwed no matter which range you chose. My two cents.
 
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I don't think the acceleration difference is significant enough to matter: 4.8 vs 5.2. The two weeks shouldn't matter, either. So you really just have to decide if 270 vs 211 miles of range is worth an extra $5,000.

To me, it was, because I take sporadic road trips where that extra range really matters. If you don't plan to road trip, then even in Alaska with a 70mi commute you should be fine with 211. Ask yourself: what are the reasonable situations in which I might want that extra 60 miles such that I'm willing to pay $5,000 more for it? If you can't identify any compelling reasons, save the $5,000.

Maybe "Alaska infrastructure" gives you a compelling reason. But frankly, if you lose power for more than a day you're probably screwed no matter which range you chose. My two cents.
Another voice of reason, i appreciate that.
I haven’t been waiting as long as most, but I’ve waited this long 2 weeks really is a drop in the bucket.
I dont see why it would, but has anyone noticed with the power train faults and deep sleep, if they’re affecting one in particular? Like ER or SR?
FWIW the deep sleep is affecting at least 2021 F150’s as well. Probably more to do with kinks in the connectivity functions.
 

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Some people need the extra range, and some people don't. If you don't, the extra money is mostly going to a "just in case" scenario. In my opinion, $5000 is a lot to pay for "just in case".
 

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Some people need the extra range, and some people don't. If you don't, the extra money is mostly going to a "just in case" scenario. In my opinion, $5000 is a lot to pay for "just in case".
Ordinarily I would agree with you. But at -30 degrees he'll be lucky to get half the range out of the battery. Being stranded on the road at -30 is not where you want to be.
 

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Ordinarily I would agree with you. But at -30 degrees he'll be lucky to get half the range out of the battery. Being stranded on the road at -30 is not where you want to be.
But half the range is still enough for his commute. Anything beyond that is where the “just in case” comes in.
 
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Some people need the extra range, and some people don't. If you don't, the extra money is mostly going to a "just in case" scenario. In my opinion, $5000 is a lot to pay for "just in case".
I know, dang.
When I was build and pricing them last year I always chose AWD standard range. I‘ve never owned an EV before and had no idea about seasonal range loss at the time.
I will at least drive the thing today and add to my little soap opera as I live it. 😅
 

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But half the range is still enough for his commute. Anything beyond that is where the “just in case” comes in.
Yes, but "half" is a guess. It could be far worse than that, particularly as the battery gets older. a $5000 (10%) insurance policy feels reasonable to me.

Just a suggestion for OP's situation, and not trying to tell you to change your mind about what you bought.
 

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Yes, but "half" is a guess. It could be far worse than that, particularly as the battery gets older. a $5000 (10%) insurance policy feels reasonable to me.

Just a suggestion for OP's situation, and not trying to tell you to change your mind about what you bought.
I know, and I appreciate the discussion. I think we’re kinda making the same point. You called it “insurance” and I called it “just in case”, but the point is the same. How reasonable the cost of that insurance is is the real question that the OP will need to answer, and our opinions can‘t really answer that for him, unfortunately.
 
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