Long Term Review - Are you still happy??

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I've had my car for almost 3 years now with 61K miles and love it. All minor issues for my car has been taken care of by OTA's and FordPass updates. My recall for windshield and roof went flawlessly. I'm waiting on the HVBJB recall part to come in but so far that hasn't been an issue in my car.
 

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Almost 2 years, >31,000 miles, and still love it. I wish I had the funds for a second one. My partner and I constantly rock-paper-scissors over who gets to drive.
 

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Had my car for two years now, and about 80 000 km. I love the car when driving it and sitting in it, but overall there are factors that sour the experience and ultimately make me somewhat neutral to it.

1) I’m on my third HVBJB and I’m in queue to get my fourth, as the part changed in November was not the last version. Each time my car has been a week or more at the dealer.
2) The charge port mechanism is cheap and broke first year in the cold. It seems it won’t survive the second winter either.
3) A couple of recalls for some parking brake cables fixing and an other one I can’t quite remember what was .
4) The entirety of the Ford and dealships simply don’t know enough of the car. Have to print out explanations to them from places like this forum before they believe anything I say.
5) The software (infotainment system) seems to work against rather than WITH the user.
6) Ford dealerships sold the car with a fixed monthly price the first three years (even big posters and banner claiming this on their pages). Turns out it’s not fixed which has imposed a significant increase these two years.

So yeah, I like the car when it works but trust and reliability is too important for me to try this a second time.
 


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I have been really happy with mine (Select AWD).

My only regret is the tanking value.
Yes I should of mentioned the resale value but I plan and keeping it for a while and think it will stabilize once the economy gets better.
 

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I've had my Mach-E, Premium extended range model, since the end of May. I've got 10,000 miles on it. That's close to the most miles I've put on a car in such a short period of time. Although, that's largely because I took a 2700 mile roundtrip to North Dakota with it in October. I am also a techie-geek and kind of enjoy figuring things out. So, I am biased toward some leading edge stuff. I don't want to be too leading edge, but I am an early adopter. I am also a tightwad. My last car was a 2006 Ford 500 that had 170,000 miles on it when I gave it to a friend.
I love the quiet ride. The power is nice, but I'm usually easy on the throttle, so it's not that big of a deal, except if I want to show it off. It's really comfortable. Even after driving all the way to North Dakota over 3 days, it still felt comfortable. The interior is nice. It rides well on all kinds of roads.
Some people complain about charging on long drives. I had little difficulty getting charged on my trip, even in North Dakota where there are probably a grand total of 20 fast charging locations in the whole state. (4 that I know of in Minot, 3 or 4 in Grand Forks, 4 or or so in Fargo, 5 or 6 in BIsmarck/Mandan, 1 in WIlliston, 1 in Devils Lake and a new EA station in Jamestown. I was told by a Mach-e owner in Williston that most of the Simonson's gas stations in ND have a charger. The one in Williston is Simonson's. I can't vouch for any others. I did have to plan it out to make sure I didn't get stranded out on the prairie somewhere or in god-knows-what traffic jammed spot while passing through Chicago. But, the tools like Plugshare and A Better Route Planner make it pretty easy to plan ahead and know where you're going to charge (and have a backup) before you hit the road.
Aside from buying just before the bottom dropped out of the pricing, I have no regrets. I do wish it was able to take a charge faster. But, if it takes 30 or 45 minutes to charge up, that's a good time to have some lunch or supper. Or, as on my trip, take the dog for a walk and talk to the locals or the curious.
 

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I have been really happy with mine (Select AWD).

My only regret is the tanking value.
That's not an EV issue though, not exclusively. In 2015 I bought a new Lincoln MKZ, still top 2 of my favorite vehicles ever. I paid $52k for it, and 6 months after I bought it I checked KBB and it had dropped 54%, in 6 months! I kept it for 5 years and when I traded it, KBB was 13k, but never a regret getting it. But you're right, it does suck.
 

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I still like my Mach E providing I can charge at home. I only pay $0.729 a kwh so driving is very cheap for electricity. Power contract is good untill December 2025. Not sure what I will be paying after that. I have fast charged a few times to make sure I could if needed to. Prices at anywhere in Alberta at the level 3 chargers I have visited range from $0.40 to $0.80 per minute. Yep, per minute! That’s crazy expensive when you are only drawing 40 kWh even when at a 350 kwh charger.
 

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I still like my Mach E providing I can charge at home. I only pay $0.729 a kwh so driving is very cheap for electricity.
I'm guessing you're missing a 0... $0.73/kWh is ridiculously expensive to me ($0.12 here).

Do you mean $0.0729/kWh?
 

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18 months, 16k miles. Zero issues. Multiple 500+ mile trips. I’d say I’m satisfied with the caveat that I think EVs still need to improve with a focus on weight and efficiency.​
 
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Sorry, I did miss a 0. It’s 7.29 cents a kwh.
 

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Approaching 3 years, 42,000 miles. It’s funny to see perspectives of some of the greenhorns. I’ve been helping Ford work out the kinks since almost the beginning.

Mechanically, the car is basically flawless. Had some common issues - buzzing IPC, clicking half shafts, bad front cam coax cable, HVBJB - all fixed under warranty.

The software continues to be the real frustration:
  • Ford is soooo sloooow to address the low hanging fruit. Stuff like adding trunk button to the top ribbon, fixing the dumb top ribbon icons, adding manual preconditioning. This should be easy stuff.
  • 12v battery management is ATROCIOUS in cold weather.
  • PAAK is better but still mediocre after three years.
  • OTA updates still slow and buggy.
And of course, DCFC is horrifically unreliable.
 
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