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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-29-2019, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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ok...i think i'm finally ready to buy an I-pace. It's a 2019 HSE with more options than i'd order if i were to order one, but it's a beautiful car. Sticker price is highest one in the whole DC area after looking online a dealer's new inventory. I'm hoping that I can get a nicer "deal" since the 2020's are being delivered. Should I buy a 2019 or get the 2020 model year?
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ok...i think i'm finally ready to buy an I-pace. It's a 2019 HSE with more options than i'd order if i were to order one, but it's a beautiful car. Sticker price is highest one in the whole DC area after looking online a dealer's new inventory. I'm hoping that I can get a nicer "deal" since the 2020's are being delivered. Should I buy a 2019 or get the 2020 model year?
2019’s are selling for $10k off sticker. Cannot imagine why you would buy a 2020 unless money means nothing
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There is no functional difference except the loss of "one" model year. Depending on how long you are going to keep it there is not much difference, and even in the short term the hit is not that different. So I say get the best deal you can in 2019, specially pointing to inventory, availability of 2020, etc.

One note though and its controversial: make sure you are ok with the heated windshield if it has that option, that is the optics do not bother you. It really is a personal thing.
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ok...i think i'm finally ready to buy an I-pace. It's a 2019 HSE with more options than i'd order if i were to order one, but it's a beautiful car. Sticker price is highest one in the whole DC area after looking online a dealer's new inventory. I'm hoping that I can get a nicer "deal" since the 2020's are being delivered. Should I buy a 2019 or get the 2020 model year?
What are the specs of the 2019 and what type of deal do you think is possible?
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I would definitely go with a 2019 if you are getting a good deal. Similarly optioned it would be identical to a 2020. Since you are in the DC area, mind if I ask which dealership you are considering? I had a good sales experience at JLR Bethesda, but cannot say enough good things about the service department at JLR Tysons Corner.

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ok...i think i'm finally ready to buy an I-pace. It's a 2019 HSE with more options than i'd order if i were to order one, but it's a beautiful car. Sticker price is highest one in the whole DC area after looking online a dealer's new inventory. I'm hoping that I can get a nicer "deal" since the 2020's are being delivered. Should I buy a 2019 or get the 2020 model year?
Take it from someone who just last weekend traded in a 2019 FE for a 2020 HSE (only to get rid of the danm heated windshield - standard on the FE), they are functionally equivalent - identical, even down to the range (based on my first 700 mi with the new one). Take the markdown on a 2019 (should be around $10k) and make us all jealous (since many of us paid sticker back when they first came out). You still get the $7,500 federal rebate either way.
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ok...i think i'm finally ready to buy an I-pace. It's a 2019 HSE with more options than i'd order if i were to order one, but it's a beautiful car. Sticker price is highest one in the whole DC area after looking online a dealer's new inventory. I'm hoping that I can get a nicer "deal" since the 2020's are being delivered. Should I buy a 2019 or get the 2020 model year?
Does it have the heated windshield? Opinions diverge on that option.

I would also be a bit careful about low-VIN vehicles. When was this one made and when did it first go on sale at the dealer?
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I bought mine (also in the DC - specifically northern VA area) over the weekend... loving it so far. Still getting used to driving with one pedal, and will have a charger installed at home over the weekend. It's our second car, so I can tolerate a bit of inconvenience while learning the kinks of owning an EV, charging infrastructure, etc. But I'm really mostly using the car for commuting, etc. so it's tolerable.

I went the HSE route, so I hear you on the high sticker, but the $7,500 EV credits, etc. definitely are a big +.
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@riley_dog Congrats! What color did you get? Maybe I will wave at you while on my daily commute to/from NOVA I have occasionally seen a grey one on the Dulles Toll Rd and once a white one in Potomac, MD. Message me if you use the EZ Pass and have trouble getting your transponder read at the toll booths. Enjoy your fabulous new vehicle

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By the time I put in my order on March 29th I ended up getting a HSE 2020. The car is in transit, 10 days out. Can't wait. (original 'Accepted Handover" date was 7/5). I wish I could've just walked it to the dealer and bought a car and get $10k off. Decided to buy as Jaguar is currently offering 0% APR.
Get the 2019.

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