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EV Bite shared a bunch of new information about the Mach-E and what's to come for June.

  • Product Trainers for dealers will be available beginning June 18th for “Product related questions”.
  • Training will be Virtual. Two live sessions will be held via a required Webex video conference. In-person training is of course preferred but in order to not delay the release any longer, Ford has opted for this socially distant route
  • Order bank opens for dealers on June 22nd and on June 24 for customers to do online themselves.
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Source: Ford Mustang Mach E Insider Info, Rumors, and Release Date
 

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Who would be OK with ordering a car without being able to test drive it or see it in person? I am undecided what I am going to do in regards to color and features. Right now I reserved a 1st Edition in Red but have since changed my mind in order to take full advantage of available rebates in California for EV's under $60,000 MSRP.
 

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Who would be OK with ordering a car without being able to test drive it or see it in person? I am undecided what I am going to do in regards to color and features. Right now I reserved a 1st Edition in Red but have since changed my mind in order to take full advantage of available rebates in California for EV's under $60,000 MSRP.
Are you thinking of canceling your first edition and ordering a lower-priced unit? If so I wonder if I could buy yours lol. I want a first edition but I ordered Nov 29 and they were no longer offering it. I am absolutely going to order it prior to the test drive if I have to.
 

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Who would be OK with ordering a car without being able to test drive it or see it in person? I am undecided what I am going to do in regards to color and features. Right now I reserved a 1st Edition in Red but have since changed my mind in order to take full advantage of available rebates in California for EV's under $60,000 MSRP.
I did it once before, so wouldn't bother me doing it again. If you don't like it, you don't have to commit to buying it (although you may be out a dealer deposit).
 

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I am getting the car regardless. I will keep my fingers crossed on the rest. I ordered a premium the night of the launch and have a low number, and now am thinking I should have ordered a FE to make sure I got it in 2020, There are no additional incentives in OH. Maybe some others will cancel and give me and gdgills a chance.
 

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I bought a first year Jaguar F Type ($90,000)no brochures no cars 90 day build delay and I traded in the Caddy CTS V. The salesman kept saying "are you sure that you want to trade in your car today"? I got the second F Type delivered to the area sold it three years later for an Audi S5 Cabriolet. Carpe Diem!
 

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Who would be OK with ordering a car without being able to test drive it or see it in person? I am undecided what I am going to do in regards to color and features. Right now I reserved a 1st Edition in Red but have since changed my mind in order to take full advantage of available rebates in California for EV's under $60,000 MSRP.
You can upgrade to Grabber Blue!
 

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I've always found most car salespeople woefully uneducated. I may be an outlier but almost every car I've purchased, I've known more about the vehicle, options, packages, performance, etc than any of them. Most of them have the mentality that I'm going to sell what's on the lot to the next person who walks in through the door. The last car I bought, the salesguy tried to argue with me that the roof cargo rails were not a factory option and the dealer could install them on any SUV on the lot. I walked out. Were I selling cars, in all of my free time at the dealer, I'd be studying options, packages, performance stats, insurance factors, incentives... for the make I was trying to sell as well as the competition.

That said, with the sales model for the MME, and at least early on a more knowledgeable customer base, I wonder if any of this would change. I mean it's not exactly going to make these guys hustle any harder.
 

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I've always found most car salespeople woefully uneducated. I may be an outlier but almost every car I've purchased, I've known more about the vehicle, options, packages, performance, etc than any of them. Most of them have the mentality that I'm going to sell what's on the lot to the next person who walks in through the door. The last car I bought, the salesguy tried to argue with me that the roof cargo rails were not a factory option and the dealer could install them on any SUV on the lot. I walked out. Were I selling cars, in all of my free time at the dealer, I'd be studying options, packages, performance stats, insurance factors, incentives... for the make I was trying to sell as well as the competition.

That said, with the sales model for the MME, and at least early on a more knowledgeable customer base, I wonder if any of this would change. I mean it's not exactly going to make these guys hustle any harder.
Same experience here. It’s almost embarrassing what some sales people do not know. Maybe I should sell cars when I retire.
 

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Same experience here. It’s almost embarrassing what some sales people do not know. Maybe I should sell cars when I retire.
You know I've often thought of that. I mean the few good car salespeople I do know through firsthand experience, friends, and family are well educated and have a long term plan. They aren't trying to sell me just 1 car. They're trying to sell me cars for the rest of my life, my family, friends, etc. They're well educated and never miss an opportunity without being pushy. A lot of characteristics and behaviors learned in the professional world would easily apply.

Interesting story... my parents took their car in for service... oil change... and drove out with a new vehicle. Their salesman called them before the service started and told them... "you'll need new tires and brakes in a bit, the car is about to come off of warranty, and I see you've got a couple of dings and paint scratches... can I interest you in trading it in? We've got some great incentives... and your trade in value is excellent".
 

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You know I've often thought of that. I mean the few good car salespeople I do know through firsthand experience, friends, and family are well educated and have a long term plan. They aren't trying to sell me just 1 car. They're trying to sell me cars for the rest of my life, my family, friends, etc. They're well educated and never miss an opportunity without being pushy. A lot of characteristics and behaviors learned in the professional world would easily apply.

Interesting story... my parents took their car in for service... oil change... and drove out with a new vehicle. Their salesman called them before the service started and told them... "you'll need new tires and brakes in a bit, the car is about to come off of warranty, and I see you've got a couple of dings and paint scratches... can I interest you in trading it in? We've got some great incentives... and your trade in value is excellent".
I have a similar story. Mom mom went in to get new tires and came home with a newer used car. Fortunately the salesman was a family friend.
 

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When you call your preferred dealership, ask to speak with their designated EV sales specialist. If not, the front desk will probably just give you the next salespersons name on the incoming prospects list. The latter is hit-or-miss.

The EV salesperson i reached seemed knowledgeable enough about the Mach E. He told me Ford directed them not to talk about any new vehicle release dates, specs, etc. until the final, official details are released by Ford themselves. And that he didn’t have much more ‘consumer related’ information to offer on the Mach E other than what is on the website.

On a side note: I asked how they faired through the pandemic, he said a little better than they anticipated and they should make it through in one piece. His main concern seemed to be the lack of new vehicle inventory.
 
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