- Oct 26, 2020
- Reaction score
- First Edition Red Mustang MachE
There might be a bigger warranty, but from what I have read online, when something breaks down in a Tesla, it's hard to get it fixed / working again. I read numerus posts about people who called Tesla to get things fixed and Tesla just tells them they'll call them when they have the parts and apparently, often the parts are missing. This is just experience in my opinion. Ford has years of dealing with fixing their cars and they have a process of being able to live up to the warranty and fix your car. With the MME, you'll have plenty of dealers to go to to get your vehicle fixed with people who are used to doing that. Tesla makes interesting cars, but they still have work to do in terms of fixing up things that are broken, you know, the after selling the carI am with you on most of what you said about both cars. I really like the looks of the MME over the MY. I am hoping that with the MME, Ford will at some point in the future, open up some of the top end of the reserved battery and raise the mileage range to over 300? I really like the interior of the MME, especially the display behind the wheel. I think it is more natural for the eyes to look down between the steering wheel for speed and battery information rather than to the right on the single Tesla center display, that at any time can go dark? The fact that the MME has a nicely sized frunk very similar to Tesla's, tells me how much thought went into the engineering of the vehicle. Look at the VW ID4 and Nissan Ariya, they both will not have a frunk, and neither will the Fisker Ocean!
The other question that comes to mind is how much will the MME be worth in 2-3 or 5 years VS the MY? Another thing that bothers me is the shorter warranty on the MME. You get 3yrs/36k miles bumper to bumper, 8yrs/100k miles on the battery and 5yrs/60k on the drive train VS the MY you get 4yrs/50k miles bumper to bumper, 8yrs/120k miles on battery and drive train? In the end the MME is eligible for the $7500 tax credit which is not available on any Tesla. I have not made a decision either way yet. I will wait to see what the new year brings.
As far as how much the car is worth in 5 years, Tesla's values will start to diminish as more and more EV's start to hit the road, giving buyers much more choice in terms of what they want in a used EV. Tesla were the first to come out, so it's only natural that the resell is higher, as people don't really have options. But add options to the market, and in 5 years, people will be selling their MMEs, ID.4s, Aryas, etc...So MME's resell value will not be as high as a Tesla, but Tesla's resell value will also be dropping over time. For me though, this is not a point I consider, as I try to keep my cars as long as I can. My current plan is to keep my MME for at least 8 to 10 years. I've had 2 cars before in my life. Nissan Sentra SER - Lasted me 8 years because it started falling apart and it started costing me too much to fix it. So I went with a Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart, lasted me 10 years. Would have kept on going with it, but family gew (2 kids now, had 0 when I bought it), so I needed something bigger and I wanted to go electric. So I'm expecting the MME to last me very long, hoping only to change the battery in a few years, hoping ford does a good job at allowing us to do that... we'll see