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Just got back from the MachE Road Trip hosted in Dixon CA. Very happy I went. I was in the first scheduled hour at Noon. Quite a few people there already which was good to see. People seemed to have a lot of interest in the car. Someone was flying a drone and filming the event.

I spoke to quite a few people while waiting for my turn with the car. At least in the initial batch of people, I was the only one there that had pre-purchased the MachE. Some prospective Tesla customers there that I had conversations with. I gave them my reasons for cancelling not one but two Tesla orders and finally going with the MachE. When I brought up the $7500 tax credit, I saw their resolve start to buckle. I think at least one conversion happened today!

First off, nice swag. I would have preferred the MachE Yeti tumbler but this will do!

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This dealership had a Star White CA Route 1 and a Premium Infinite Blue.

My thoughts:

The two reps showing the cars knew their stuff. I was shocked and impressed. I knew a little more, but they were very much informed on all aspects of the MachE (good news!).

Frunk smaller than I expected but very usable. If I can remove the dividers I probably will.

The vehicle is shorter than I expected it to be. I really would not categorize the MachE in the SUV category. At most it's a crossover.

Interior is sparse as expected and a little underwhelming, save for the panoramic roof.

Pano roof is gorgeous. Sitting in the back seat, the pano roof just gives a sense of space. Love it.

As others have noted, seats are crazy comfortable.

The UI Tablet is very responsive. From my experience with Tesla this UI is snappier and much improved. I'm not a huge fan of the dial. I wish it was carbon fiber or glossy black and not silver, but that's a minor complaint. I am happy to have the dial.

Cargo space with seats down seems more than adequate.

Infinite Blue color is MUCH better looking in person.

One thing that bugged me about Tesla (being a self detailer and super picky about paint) was how terrible the paint jobs were overall. These MachE display models had absolutely perfect paint. Very high quality paint job. Also panel gaps were non existent.

I am much more excited now having sat in this car. The next two months are going to be difficult as I wait for my GB FE to make it's way to CA. If you can get to a road show, do it!

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Nice. Sounds like they were well organized.

How were the best tacos in town?
The taco truck had not yet arrived when I left the dealership about 12:40. It was well organized and they were getting side traffic from people at the dealership for other reasons so I would say this was a successful stop.

EDIT: I see the taco truck in my own pictures. I guess I was too focused on the cars! 🤣
 
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The taco truck had not yet arrived when I left the dealership about 12:40. It was well organized and they were getting side traffic from people at the dealership for other reasons so I would say this was a successful stop.

EDIT: I see the taco truck in my own pictures. I guess I was too focused on the cars! 🤣
wait, I thought we had to have 2016 go the other way to get the taco trucks at every dealer? (*)

(*) this is sort-of political but I'm hoping it's not crossing the line.
 

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Maric,
Thanks for the review. I'm a long time Ford owner and have been thinking about getting a Mach-E.
Frank
 

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Just got back from the MachE Road Trip hosted in Dixon CA. Very happy I went. I was in the first scheduled hour at Noon. Quite a few people there already which was good to see. People seemed to have a lot of interest in the car. Someone was flying a drone and filming the event.

I spoke to quite a few people while waiting for my turn with the car. At least in the initial batch of people, I was the only one there that had pre-purchased the MachE. Some prospective Tesla customers there that I had conversations with. I gave them my reasons for cancelling not one but two Tesla orders and finally going with the MachE. When I brought up the $7500 tax credit, I saw their resolve start to buckle. I think at least one conversion happened today!

First off, nice swag. I would have preferred the MachE Yeti tumbler but this will do!

7uvhZdg.jpg


This dealership had a Star White CA Route 1 and a Premium Infinite Blue.

My thoughts:

The two reps showing the cars knew their stuff. I was shocked and impressed. I knew a little more, but they were very much informed on all aspects of the MachE (good news!).

Frunk smaller than I expected but very usable. If I can remove the dividers I probably will.

The vehicle is shorter than I expected it to be. I really would not categorize the MachE in the SUV category. At most it's a crossover.

Interior is sparse as expected and a little underwhelming, save for the panoramic roof.

Pano roof is gorgeous. Sitting in the back seat, the pano roof just gives a sense of space. Love it.

As others have noted, seats are crazy comfortable.

The UI Tablet is very responsive. From my experience with Tesla this UI is snappier and much improved. I'm not a huge fan of the dial. I wish it was carbon fiber or glossy black and not silver, but that's a minor complaint. I am happy to have the dial.

Cargo space with seats down seems more than adequate.

Infinite Blue color is MUCH better looking in person.

One thing that bugged me about Tesla (being a self detailer and super picky about paint) was how terrible the paint jobs were overall. These MachE display models had absolutely perfect paint. Very high quality paint job. Also panel gaps were non existent.

I am much more excited now having sat in this car. The next two months are going to be difficult as I wait for my GB FE to make it's way to CA. If you can get to a road show, do it!

QlRWh9U.jpg


HQc3Qql.jpg


O2lVyPO.jpg


vg3bHyS.jpg


IfJbWBE.jpg


WQ1zwAB.jpg


20201107_132400.jpg


20201107_132410.jpg


20201107_132428.jpg
Thanks for the nice pictures - and nice swag :)
 

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Saw would be nice at the one I'm going to this week but I have hopes for something even better 🤔
 

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Thanks so much for the nice pics. I must say tho, those wheels on the white one are UGLY. They are just about as ugly as the similar looking wheel covers that Tesla offer. IMO anyway. I hope I haven't offended anyone who ordered the vehicle with those wheels.
 
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Thanks so much for the nice pics. I must say tho, those wheels on the white one are UGLY. They are just about as ugly as the similar looking wheel covers that Tesla offer. IMO anyway. I hope I haven't offended anyone who ordered the vehicle with those wheels.
If the Route 1 wheel covers are like Tesla, underneath you have regular rims. Those covers are what allow the Route 1 to get the best range of the trims. But yeah, they aren’t the prettiest but I’d say I like them over Tesla’s wheel covers.
 

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Thanks so much for the nice pics. I must say tho, those wheels on the white one are UGLY. They are just about as ugly as the similar looking wheel covers that Tesla offer. IMO anyway. I hope I haven't offended anyone who ordered the vehicle with those wheels.
Yes, I ordered a route 1- and I wholeheartedly agree with you about the aero covers. The original covers were silver and looked much better. I'm hoping the gloss black wheels underneath look much better.
 

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