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Help me decide: Model Y or Mach-E


Oct 6, 2021
Drove a Mach E SR (non-GT) and it was okay.

I prefer the model Y. Feels more spacious/open and airy, and, I prefer the drive/ride (but not the tires). The Mach E is the better value. It was fast in unbridled mode and I liked the fake sound effects but the front rose too much when you accelerate fast and it was not super fast either (non-GT). Not too noisy. Interior quality seemed decent but the design choices (seat design, steering wheel, dashboard speaker cloth thing, rotating gear selector, two screens tacked on with poor placement/orientation, odd door pull only for front doors) were poor. Y is better overall but Mach E is better value. If/when Tesla gives the Y two displays and an actual interior (and I mean a modern one, not the ornate type), then Y would be the no brainer.


Active Member
Jun 23, 2019
New Zealand
So the latest phone ap on android murders Paak and leaves many owners stranded, but its 'just like tesla' because tesla servers were down for a short time.

What a bunch of idiots over on mache forums, a new day a dozen new problems for the mache


Oct 11, 2021
Not sure if this has posted. But, roof replacement not until 2022?
He sold it because Turo wouldn't let him rent it out until the roof was replaced. Fairly narrow concern that won't affect the majority of buyers. There may be other reasons not to keep a Mach E but this is fairly laughable albeit good for clickbaity YouTube videos and "articles".

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Little Red Raven
Sep 16, 2019
Southern California
Not sure if this has posted. But, roof replacement not until 2022?
Didn't the roof of a Model 3 fly off? I saw that somewhere. I didn't read the 23 pages, but check the suspension and ride quality of each.
Plus side you can tow with MY, not Mach-E. Mach-E still get the rebate? But...the dealer may adjust price to "Market Price".

Not an easy decision. I like the Mach-E, but i have a refresh Model 3 ordered (for over a year now).
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Aug 2, 2020
It sounds bad, but thats like 1 month. People have waited longer for less
It sounds like he wasn't sure when the issue would be fixed and the car was primarily an investment rental car so he took the opportunity to sell it. All in all he didn't do too bad. It was interesting to hear his comparison between the Model Y and Mach E. one area he liked the Mach E was noise and ride quality - I think most people would agree that ride and noise are areas in which the Model Y can be improved.

He also mentioned the limitations on DC fast charging. Pretty sure part of that is related to poor heat sinking in the battery that's been discussed here.


Bought demo MYLR on 10/18. Traded for Mach-E 11/19
Aug 24, 2021
Altamonte Springs
Probably because we can barely see out the back window on a good day.

Mostly kidding but when I went on my test drive the rear window visibility was not that great.

As for rear visibility, I'm not sure how I can live without a 360 camera + cross traffic monitor after the Mach-E.

Non-Tesla folks don't understand the love for Sentry and always-recording Dashcam. Those two features I would love on the Mach-E for sure. Ignorance is bliss they say.

Now that I've driven 750+ miles in the two weeks with the Mach-E... I would not compare it to the Model Y. The Mach-E is a Model 3 replacement IMO. The ground clearance and handling are similar. I can toss around the Mach-E (Standard Range) like the Model 3 SR+. Both are light and nimble.

Tire and road noise are worse on the Mach-E than the Model Y. So is the suspension (I knew this before) but not as bad as I expected (I heard it was bouncy but it's just firm). Again, this car is closer to a Model 3 with how it focuses on performance/sportiness. The ID.4 (my first EV) is a like couch on wheels compared to the Mach-E and Model Y so every carmaker makes tradeoffs.
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