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Top Gear takes issue with the Mustang name. WIll the Mustang name be an issue when the broader public sees the Mach-E on the road, or do you think the Mustang badge is not going to matter? Interesting that in the UK Mustang = low tech while the Mach-E is undoubtedly a high tech machine


But is it a Mustang? It certainly hints hard at it with the thrusting bonnet and light signatures. But this is badge engineering – it doesn’t feel or drive like a V8 Mustang in any way. We understand the reasoning and positioning – it’s a cool brand and helps Ford justify the money it needs to charge to turn a profit.

...And come to think of it, in the UK at least the perception of Mustang is of a relatively low tech muscle car
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Top Gear certainly freaked out because the Mach E wasn't like an ICE Mustang. A strange, picky reviewer.

Three out of four reviews I read so far complained about the brakes. This seems to be a major problem area. Everything else seems to be rating well in the reviewing flood this morning.
 

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Top Gear certainly freaked out because the Mach E wasn't like an ICE Mustang. A strange, picky reviewer.

Three out of four reviews I read so far complained about the brakes. This seems to be a major problem area. Everything else seems to be rating well in the reviewing flood this morning.
I was surprised by the brakes issue since it's a relatively 'low tech' thing. Remember that Consumer Reports originally stated that the Tesla had a longer stopping distance than pick-up trucks until Tesla did an OTA update and shortened the stopping distance.
 

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I was surprised by the brakes issue since it's a relatively 'low tech' thing. Remember that Consumer Reports originally stated that the Tesla had a longer stopping distance than pick-up trucks until Tesla did an OTA update and shortened the stopping distance.
I think its not proper to call it a brake issue, that makes it sound like there is a defect.

I am used to Ford’s blended brakes, I’ve been using similar systems of theirs for 10 years. I wonder if its just a matter of unfamiliarity, like people adjusting to 1-pedal driving.
I wish I could take a test drive to see if this is the case.
 
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I think its not proper to call it a brake issue, that makes it sound like there is a defect.

I am used to Ford’s blended brakes, I’ve been using similar systems of theirs for 10 years. I wonder if its just a matter of unfamiliarity, like people adjusting to 1-pedal driving.
I wish I could take a test drive to see if this is the case.
Good question. My Energi brakes different when it's wet outside. The blending. But yeah, I'm used to it and it's no big deal.

Hopefully this is addressed with a future OTA update.
 

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I think its not proper to call it a brake issue, that makes it sound like there is a defect.

I am used to Ford’s blended brakes, I’ve been using similar systems of theirs for 10 years. I wonder if its just a matter of unfamiliarity, like people adjusting to 1-pedal driving.
I wish I could take a test drive to see if this is the case.
I agree. I came from a (non-EV) car that had a reputation for touchy brakes and it was all much ado about nothing. Sometimes auto journalists will make a big deal out of a small issue on a great car - got to have some bullets for the cons list. Especially if the issue affects something that's handled differently to mainstream cars.
 
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