Ask me anything about 2021 Mustang Mach E
I just saw the 2021 Mustang Mach E at a dealer preview and figured I'd answer any questions people may have about the vehicle.
-way better looking in real life. long wheel base, low roof.
-1000 lbs battery between wheels for low center of gravity
-some models have 4 wheel drive
-first edition has nothing worth any real money done to it. (in my opinion)
-no door handles on back doors
-6foot 6in person can sit in back seat with head room.
-40,000 units being made in 2021
-front and passenger door handles are Odd and i hope it not on the production
Just ask me questions and ill answer
Did you reserve one?
nope, Ive already got a 2005 mustang GT and a F150 so im not in the market right now.
Its $500 to reserve one at your ford dealer. You can reserve it now and you have the ability to change your spec before production starts. Your dealer will be notified to contact you to confirm the order when the date comes closer so you can do things like change your color or hold off your order for the GT model if you don't mind waiting for production to start on it.
Our Home Page News on the main news forum has about 4 RSSfedbot stories on the Mach E.
We are a pretty much a hard core group of gasoline powered Mustang junkies here, but obviously there are changes brewing in the air in the automotive industry.
You are the first to post anything based on a in-person experience from attending a review so I was naturally curious if anything persuaded you to place an order or not.
Lastly, welcome to AFM and thank you for offering to answer questions. At some point in time I think our site will need to make a new Forum for the Mach E.
Depending on where specifically the batteries are located and how much physical protection is provided for them …..if they took a page out of Tesla....good luck in finding a AAA tow truck that will tow you....yup...their policy is "No"...and Tesla will tow it for you but...of course...there is a charge (read the small print in your 30 page agreement - grin)…… and no they won't apply it (the fee you pay them for towing) towards repairs, etc.
I'm a ford sales man so I was invited to learn about the product and see it in person. I do like it, and depending on how my life is going in a year from now I could see myself driving one. But I'd just wait until I have one in the show room, have a better understanding of the tax insensitive here in RI, and apply my discounts, and see if we will be leasing. The first editions ones have like 2 small changes to them so im not worried about having that. This will not be a low production vehicle so would not jump on the boat early myself.
the main battery will be between the wheels as the floor. There is also a smaller battery in the front trunk that is separated by a battery isolator to supply power to the locks. if the main battery dies they clam the small battery will not and it will let you into your vehicle to access the inside and trunks.
they copied Tesla floor battery and yes towing will be an issue :(
Time will tell, I foresee a lot full of them with very little takers unless there are major incentives for the greenies.
IMHO Ford smacked the Mustang moniker on the 4 door to push sales. Federal tax incentives apply to the first 200k units sold and then prettt much ends. To claim the credit, form 8936 is checkednoff on the 1040. However, as the OP stated they are waiting to see what incentives RI offers before they make a decision on purchase. That says a lot about what will push these off the lot.
Sadly, the Fed tax man and the States pretty much have to incentivize plug-ins to move them. So I imagine the initial production run of the Mach E might sell based on using the Mustang moniker and tax incentives.
At the heart of this in my personal opinion that Ford is up-badging an electric 4 door using the good name and reputation of a 2 door sports model that sells itself.
I do not hesitate saying this is a branding tactic Ford will regret. You simply don't hijack the good name of one of the longest continuous production historic model car without repercusions.
Yeah I am just not sure of the market. I mean they are coming in cheaper than Tesla, but much less performance based so they have to be cheaper. I think this is going to be a dud for Ford and honestly I am kinda hoping it is as if it takes off they may do away with the Mustang coupe and go with this crossover type deal as that is what automakers seem to be doing especially Ford as the Mustang is the only car left being made for the brand... hmmm
My wife "has" to have an SUV so if I could get a Tesla Model X for say 40K like this leaked price on the Mach E I would do it for her as the performance of the Model X interests me as with the ludicrous mode it 0-60's in less than 3 seconds. ha The Mach E's numbers aren't that impressive really though. Optioned out still slower than the Tesla so that was disappointing. Time will tell though.
I do second the though of we need to get ahead of the game though and get a separate section for the Mach E or we are going to have random posts scattered throughout.
What is the spare parts outlook for the Mach E ?
Will owners be able to source parts on the open market?
If parts will not be available on the open market will Ford dealerships have spares in stock or will customers get MACH E parts in a timely fashion without delayed backorder.
That was compared to a fusion Sport, so it is a much more expensive car, but the model 3 LR
AWD is 0-60 of about what my tuned FS runs now, so I didn't see the point spending 50 grand
for about what I already have.
The one's who are meh, might buy a Mach-E this year, but next year they will not think
twice about buying a Yenko-E. Not even a bit of brand loyalty.
That passion is what drives impulsive (read many times expensive) Mustang sales and
mods, along with clubs, meets, message boards, arguments all day long with chebbie owners,
and most importantly for Ford, preference many times for other more mundane Fords (we have
a Fusion and Escape for DD's).
I think it is a nice enough looking car, but am very disappointed with Ford using the Mustang name on a 4 door CUV/SUV. The Mustang is a sports car, whether it has a gas engine, or a motor and batteries, not a "Family Truckster".
Is it really as ugly as the pictures portray?
they are making 40,000 and only 10,000 are planed for USA. 200per state. So it will be even worse than the ranger was for parts when it first came out. they plan on making these for years to come so they will be better over time.
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