How long do you plan to keep your Mach E?

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I chose the 4 year Options Plan, expecting that BEV technology would improve. Will reevaluate then. So far, things have been very good.
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I can't speak for anyone else, but so far I have had a lot of problems with my 2021 Premium.
If you are in an accident beware, took me 5 months to get my car fixed as parts were unavailable. Note it was at the dealership for that entire time. Then comes the windshield and roof recall whic took another 2 weeks at the dealership as again parts issue. I have lots of software bugs interspersed between trips to dealership as well. Taking the cake though is that we had some pretty cold weather recently, and the heat didn't work. I have read here on the forum that that is a "thing". Several posts have also commented on it happening to them.
I am fed up, and may sell it soon as I have had it 8-9 months and can't imagine what headaches will come up in the next year or two.
 

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  1. Until it really displeases me, and…
  2. There’s an interesting electric car on the market that I can afford to replace it.
Had the Cadillac Lyriq been available before the Mach-E, it probably would have been my choice. The rumored Apple Car might drop and be Apple-polished and amazing.

For what’s available today, the Mach-E is the most compelling choice for electric automobiles at an affordable (to me) price point. One day that will change, and I’ll reconsider then.
 

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Max 18 mo. It's just the way i am. i4? EQE? Fiskar Ocean? Who knows, but what ever it is.....there is more fun to come.
 

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We are senior citizens and were thinking that this may be our last big purchase. As someone else said, maybe in a few years when EV technology advances, we may change our minds. My wife has told me that she would sell our house if I went first. I am wondering if it may be a problem charging if she lives in an apartment? She may have to change to a Hybrid.
 


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Do you plan to keep your Mach E forever? Or, is it something that you plan to have for 2-3 years until there are more proven electric options (eg Fisker, Rivian, Lucid actually deliver cars)?
After owning Porsche Taycan and now Mach-E GTPE. I plan to go back to ICE within 6 months, the mile range just isn’t sufficient enough for my liking, DC to NC 6.5 hours with ICE non-stop now takes me 8 hrs. 3 stops not efficient enough for me. 1 year tops for me.
 

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3 years. If I love it after 35 months, I'll get the latest and greatest version.
 

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I can't speak for anyone else, but so far I have had a lot of problems with my 2021 Premium.
If you are in an accident beware, took me 5 months to get my car fixed as parts were unavailable. Note it was at the dealership for that entire time. Then comes the windshield and roof recall whic took another 2 weeks at the dealership as again parts issue. I have lots of software bugs interspersed between trips to dealership as well. Taking the cake though is that we had some pretty cold weather recently, and the heat didn't work. I have read here on the forum that that is a "thing". Several posts have also commented on it happening to them.
I am fed up, and may sell it soon as I have had it 8-9 months and can't imagine what headaches will come up in the next year or two.
Wow...we have the same year/model and that worries me. Had it for 2 months. We havent recd any recalls yet, but the car was completed in Oct 2021 and purchased 11/2021. Maybe those bugs had been fixed by then. Hope so!
 

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Probably 10-15 years....... Almost all cars I've owned over the years I've driven to > 200,000 miles.
 

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I usually keep my cars for a while. I love my Mach E, but I will decide this when and if the E starts giving me problems.
 

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Unfortunately, these cars devalue more than gas powered cars right after their purchase. And it doesn't matter how many miles they have on them. 12 months max
 

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Unfortunately, these cars devalue more than gas powered cars right after their purchase. And it doesn't matter how many miles they have on them. 12 months max
I guess I am a little confused?

You are getting rid (relatively soon after buying) of a car that supposedly depreciates fast?

If you purchase a car that you know will depreciate right after you purchase it, why not keep it for a longer time?

In the long run, you are going to spend thousands more by trading often for cars that depreciate fast?

It would be like walking through a door that you know will hit you in the nose and yet you still walk through said door (and often at that) :confused:
 

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I roll 25K-26K miles per year and most of our vehicles get 125K to 169K. The fuel savings alone are saving about $3300 a year and I’ll be driving the MME for at least 100K. A worst case 30% reduction in battery capacity won’t affect my commute. I’m really curious about its future repair record. I blow through a set of tires every 2 years. I can see a new 12V every 4-5 years, tires every 2, annual wiper blades.
 

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We are senior citizens and were thinking that this may be our last big purchase. As someone else said, maybe in a few years when EV technology advances, we may change our minds. My wife has told me that she would sell our house if I went first. I am wondering if it may be a problem charging if she lives in an apartment? She may have to change to a Hybrid.
Not a problem if she can get a garage that has a 120V outlet. Also, there are some apartments that have EV Charging spots.
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