Love my First Edition premium Mach E. It has all the bells and whistles. No complaints!
Blueskier,I had a very difficult decision to make. I ordered MME way back when, then came across a deal too good to resist on a Jaguar I-Pace. 8 months in the I-Pace and up comes my MME order, all ready for pickup...
After a whole lot of back and forth and a few test drives, I decided to toss in the I-Pace and drive away with the MME. On the surface, the Jag is a little more polished - vented seats, heads up display, a quieter ride, and (the sticking point I almost could not give up) adjustable height air suspension with much more clearance than the MME. Buy hey - off road work is for the First Edition Bronco I'm waiting for anyways...
The reason for the change, and the reason I'm so happy I did thus far (a week in) - The Mach E just feels miles ahead from a technology standpoint. With the help of tax credits I recovered the vast majority of my investment in the I-Pace and have ZERO regrets making the change.
The Jag was amazing too though. The biggest takeaway for me - Once you've gone electric, it's really hard to look back!
I'd recommend an overnight test drive if you can arrange it. The only complaint I can come up with so far is that PaaK can be finicky. I don't think the tech is overwhelming if you are used to modern cars. Ford has some work to do on the UI but that could describe any modern system I've used and this one gets updates OTA.Haven't gotten mine yet, but am wondering if a car that is this tech heavy is really something I want. Will admit to concerns about alot of the software issues that seem to be popping up. I guess I'll just have to see if I end up jumping ship for something else.
Aloha FISHEV, Sorry for the late reply. I had to convince my wife that I needed to drive her MME, Pote, in the interest of science 😁. I'm no tire expert; my subjective assessment is that the I-Pace and MME have a totally different ride feel. I think that the tires do make a difference, but there is no way for me to qualify that. The drive mode and suspension definitely have a lot to do with how the ride feels. In my I-Pace I get a very smooth ride, sometimes I feel a little out of touch with the road, but not out of control. The MME feels like it's connected to the road. Nothing like an ICE Mustang; but you can feel the heritage coming through. Both cars are great to drive! Mahalo (thanks) for giving me this "assignment"; maybe next week you can ask me to compare the laminated front windows to see if the MME or I-Pace has the quieter ride. I need a new excuse to drive my wife's MME!A bit off topic but you can see the difference in the tires on the MachE vs. iPace, something Alex on Autos brought up when doing his MachE/VWID4 comparison.
Tell her you can sell your iPace, buy a MachE and make money doing it....but....you gotta make sure the MachE is right for you so you'll need to swap cars for the week.I need a new excuse to drive my wife's MME!
You had an I-Pace? When do you expect to get the GT? What color did you get? I like the orange, was that available for the GT? Man, you got me thinking...Tell her you can sell your iPace, buy a MachE and make money doing it....but....you gotta make sure the MachE is right for you so you'll need to swap cars for the week.
But you should really wait for the Mach GT, which is what I did.
IMHO, the extra approx. $5,000 for the performance upgrade from the Premier Edition (All Wheel Drive, Extended Range) to the GT Edition is worth the extra money (130 More HP, 170 Ft lbs more torque). The first edition (FE) has some cosmetic changes (red calipers, grabber blue color available, etc.) over the Premier Edition that to me don't justify the extra cost.Why is that? I'm kicking myself for not getting a FE, but am now holding out for the GT myself.