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I don't want to start thinking negatively about the Mach-E and jinx things, but now that we've seen the Mach-E and know the specs and features is there anything that Ford could do that would make you cancel your Mach-E order and purchase something else?

The only thing that would make me seriously consider it is if the range is worse than advertised. I've see the articles about the Porsche Taycan's EPA range being significantly lower than expected and I hope it doesn't happen to the Mach-E.
 

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I think it would be delays with the release date which gives me more time to evaluate the Model Y which will be a strong competitor and learn more about other EV's about to be released. If they can't get this released on time I would start to worry about the overall quality and if there are hidden issues. I hope the actual MSRP pricing will be a bit lower to give the Mach E a nice head start over the Y and assure people they are making the right decision. It is a worry to be an early adopter with anything but it could also work out better than expected.
 

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I think it would be delays with the release date which gives me more time to evaluate the Model Y which will be a strong competitor and learn more about other EV's about to be released. If they can't get this released on time I would start to worry about the overall quality and if there are hidden issues. I hope the actual MSRP pricing will be a bit lower to give the Mach E a nice head start over the Y and assure people they are making the right decision. It is a worry to be an early adopter with anything but it could also work out better than expected.
I agree that delays could be key. It's not just Tesla though - it's VW, Volvo, and anyone else that will be have BEV's in the $50-60k price range shortly after the Mach-E.
 

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I agree that delays could be key. It's not just Tesla though - it's VW, Volvo, and anyone else that will be have BEV's in the $50-60k price range shortly after the Mach-E.
That's the key thing, the EV market is getting more and more crowded every day, the margin of error for Ford or Tesla is getting smaller. VW in particular is really ramping things up for their EVs.
 

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The Model Y is less expensive than the Mach E and has better performance. But I'd still keep my Mach E reservation. But, if the Model Y also turns out to have greater range, I might be tempted to switch.
 

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The Model Y is less expensive than the Mach E and has better performance. But I'd still keep my Mach E reservation. But, if the Model Y also turns out to have greater range, I might be tempted to switch.
That's going to be a big comparison to see how each of them do in real-world testing.
 

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The Model Y is less expensive than the Mach E and has better performance. But I'd still keep my Mach E reservation. But, if the Model Y also turns out to have greater range, I might be tempted to switch.
My biggest issue with the Model Y is its ugly. I dont think I could pull that trigger and make the switch. For me, the style of the ride is just as important as the quality and performance. That being said, if the Model S were comparatively priced and offered the performance of the Y, I would jump ship pretty quick. I dont think the S is better looking than the Mach-E but its not ugly and a lot better looking than the Y.

Shallow body shaming rant over.
 

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As I read this thread I see the Model Y comes up frequently. As a Model 3 owner I would not by Model Y over the Mach-E purely for build-quality issues such as dash and console rattles, window seals leaking air, second set of taillights still get water in them, steering column stopped working and replaced, windshield wipers not working and still waiting for service. I want a car. Ford makes cars. Tesla makes software and batteries.
 

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My brother's Model S is 6 1/2 years old and has required only one relatively minor repair in that time. I think Tesla knows how to build reliable cars, but the big ramp up in production rates has seriously affected their quality and their ability to service the cars.
 

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I ordered the VW ID.3 but did cancel, because it is a hard plastic dessert and it was not that big in person as advertised (Passat size). So a bad quality would let me reconsider.
 
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