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POLL: Converting reservation to an order?

Are you going to convert your reservation to an order, and if so are you changing anything?


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It'll certainly be heavier and there are performance costs to the weight and maybe not everyone likes the sun overhead but there's a reason why so many premium vehicles are moving towards them.
It's only heavier if they include a mechanical sun roof, otherwise the frame and thin safety glass are much lighter than the metal and its support structure. Tesla did it for both lower weight and ease of mfg with the top load.

Weight makes for reduced range so no EV mfg would go glass roof where range is so important if glass added weight. They go glass for lower weight and ease of mfg.

There's no getting away from the heat issue, folks denying it are denying the physics. Many end up dark tinting the roof to help. I got the internal shade.

Funny part is it only impresses rear seat passengers as driver can't see it. When over head they have to wear hats to get away from the glare.

Now a solar PV glass roof would be cool in every way. Just running an air circulating fan to keep car to ambient saves on AC and, on EV's, saves on battery heating. A few extra kW to the battery would be good also. That would be an expensive option but I think EV'ers would pay for it.
 

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It's only heavier if they include a mechanical sun roof, otherwise the frame and thin safety glass are much lighter than the metal and its support structure. Tesla did it for both lower weight and ease of mfg with the top load.

Weight makes for reduced range so no EV mfg would go glass roof where range is so important if glass added weight. They go glass for lower weight and ease of mfg.
Flat out wrong. Panoramic glass roofs add weight. I've read anywhere from 100 to 250 lbs over a standard roof (depending on whether it does have motorized sunroof or not).

Manufacturers are incorporating them because customers love the look of the pano roofs. You may not care for it... but most people are greatly impressed by them, and generally willing to pay a premium for it.
 

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Will cancelled FE orders be offered to those of us in line for other models? I’d consider moving from my Premium AWD std to the FE if that means faster delivery.
 

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I have a hunch that the GT version is going to be something special. Dave Pericak is in charge of the program and hearing him talk about the Mustang Mach-E, what the FE/Premium is capable of, and then hear the barely contained excitement he has about the GT version makes me believe that it is next level.
I love every second I am behind the wheel of my 2015 GT convertible. In Dave Pericak I trust. The man knows what a Mustang is supposed to be.
 

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I definitely plan to convert my reservation. I am on the fence about changing from Rapid Red to Grabber Blue. I will make a decision once i see it in person.
Since yours is an FE reservation like mine, the only way you'll see the colors in person before conversion will be on cars in Ford lots or on the open road. Conversion is in less than two weeks, especially for FEs. You're unlikely to see two MMEs in a car lot before delivery and that would have to be a special event with prototypes.
 

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The only switch I would consider would be to go from my Grabber Blue First Edition to a fully decked-out GT Performance - orange maybe? I don't really need 0-60 in 3.5 and prefer the range.

Nope. I'm good. Besides, I'm ready for delivery now, so November sounds much better than next summer.
 

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It's only heavier if they include a mechanical sun roof, otherwise the frame and thin safety glass are much lighter than the metal and its support structure. Tesla did it for both lower weight and ease of mfg with the top load.
You should try pressing your thumb down on your Model 3 glass roof and then try it again on the metal roof of any other car. Metal roofs on cars are flimsy af.

Glass roofs on cars are incredibly heavy. It's like 200 lbs at the very top of the car which affects efficiency and the center of gravity.

Sources:
https://www.thedrive.com/opinion/41...nroof#:~:text=That's right, sunroofs are so,6.

https://www.caranddriver.com/research/a31611692/cars-with-panoramic-sunroof/
 

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Switching from a First Edition to a GT is certainly going from first to last on delivery!
I wonder if switching from Premium to Select would make a difference in delivery ?
 

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I wonder if switching from Premium to Select would make a difference in delivery ?
Probably. They've already stated production/delivery scheduling is FE/Premium/Select/GT. At some point the collision of trim vs reservation date starts to mix things up. However, an early reservation on a Premium will almost certainly be delivered sooner than an early reservation on a Select to a US buyer, and probably Canada too. Those should all be rail or rail-truck deliveries.

Loading up ships to Europe makes European delivery scheduling a more complicated question for which we have little real information.
 

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I wonder if switching from Premium to Select would make a difference in delivery ?
That would probably delay delivery a little as premium are same / next in line as FE. (Going the other way may improve delivery). That said, there is probably enough cancellations because of covid19 that it wouldn't be more than a month or so...

Which at this point probably isn't significant, unless 2020 delivery is critical, such as for what year you get the $7500 tax credit...
 

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That would probably delay delivery a little as premium are same / next in line as FE. (Going the other way may improve delivery). That said, there is probably enough cancellations because of covid19 that it wouldn't be more than a month or so...

Which at this point probably isn't significant, unless 2020 delivery is critical, such as for what year you get the $7500 tax credit...
I'm from Canada so tax credit will not apply to me, but time could make a difference has if the $5,000 incentive from the federal government will finally apply has it is not for the moment.
 

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Probably. They've already stated production/delivery scheduling is FE/Premium/Select/GT. At some point the collision of trim vs reservation date starts to mix things up. However, an early reservation on a Premium will almost certainly be delivered sooner than an early reservation on a Select to a US buyer, and probably Canada too. Those should all be rail or rail-truck deliveries.

Loading up ships to Europe makes European delivery scheduling a more complicated question for which we have little real information.
On the Ford.ca site all models except the GT delivery are schedule at the end of 2020 but of course with all the changes what can we be sure of?
 

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I reserved a Premium 4X. I've got two plans for when the online order bank opens. I'm doing the AWD extended range battery no matter what.

1. Switch to Infinite Blue and the Space Grey interior.
2. Because of my very early time stamp (night of the reveal), IF First Editions become available, switch to Rapid Red FE.
I reserved a premium 4X too the night of the reveal. Had I thought about it more carefully, I probably would have done the FE (also in Rapid Red), so if I can, I want to switch as I have a pretty early number too XXXX4247 . . . am I ahead or behind you in line??
 

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I reserved a premium 4X too the night of the reveal. Had I thought about it more carefully, I probably would have done the FE (also in Rapid Red), so if I can, I want to switch as I have a pretty early number too XXXX4247 . . . am I ahead or behind you in line??
The reservation numbers are not necessarily sequential (timestamp is more important anyway), but I think you may be slightly ahead of me. I'm at 1000439x.
 



 










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