Awesome. Glad you are impressed with the focus. The reason that I want another electric vehicle is to get away from ICE vehicles altogether. The model s has so impressed me we're never getting an ICE ever again and the wife needs to drive something. We realized that we hardly ever drive more than 30 miles in a day so the model s is overkill for our needs and, while it's worth it, it is expensive. The leaf is so damn ugly the wife refuses to drive one. All the other available full sized cars still need gasoline (volt, etc).WattsUp wrote:My FFE is the best car I have ever owned, and one of the best I've ever driven. It just feels like a great car, probably one of the best in its class, electric or otherwise. Luckily, I've not experienced any of the teething problems other have reported. So, right now, I am super happy with mine. And, having been a non-domestic car owner my entire life, I am extremely impressed (and proud) with the Ford quality (maybe it really is Job #1).
So, yes, for someone with appropriate driving needs (radius of about 60 miles from home, for "range comfort"), vehicle usage (doesn't need to go pick up lumber), and ability to live the "EV lifestyle" (good access to charging), I would recommend the FFE hands down.
But, why lease an FFE if you already have a Model S, the creme de la creme?
Thanks for the update. I am pretty good with technical things and thought the system was ok. Can you elaborate on the bugs? Is the software specific to the FFE or is it in other cars too? I'd worry if it's just in the FFE because there would be less reason to fix it given the limited production numbers for the model.WattsUp wrote: Edit: Okay, glowing praise aside, my biggest gripe with the FFE is the current state of the MyFordTouch software. While it does work, it has some annoying bugs and is a bit over-complicated. For non-technical people, it could be a turn-off. (I am a technical person, so I can cope) That said, software can always be improved... and I have high hopes for the pending 3.5 update (I currently have the buggy 3.1, as most of us do). So, for now I'm giving the state of MFT a pass. As for the rest of car -- its physical aspects and performance as an EV -- I stand by my original comments above.
The My Ford Touch system is in just about every car Ford makes these days (even the trucks now--last summer was the first year you could get it in the F-150).vetboy45 wrote:Thanks for the update. I am pretty good with technical things and thought the system was ok. Can you elaborate on the bugs? Is the software specific to the FFE or is it in other cars too? I'd worry if it's just in the FFE because there would be less reason to fix it given the limited production numbers for the model.
Not to mention that it appears that the 3.5 update for the FFE will have some new EV-specific features, as seen in this video (released in March):jmueller065 wrote:Version 3.5 fixes quite a lot of the really annoying bugs with 3.1 and runs noticeably faster as well.