I think I've just had it with this car...
I know I've b*&ched and moaned a lot on this forum and I apologize for doing so. However, there really aren't a lot of people I can talk with about this car since almost no one owns one...
I think I'm just over owning this car...
I don't know if it's that I'm too short at 5'5 or my arms are too short but I can't find a really comfortable seating position. The steering wheel always seems to be in the wrong position. It makes my arms tired on longer drives. The back of the seat doesn't bend in the middle like my X5 Multi-Contour seats did so I don't feel like the backrest is ever in the correct position either.
I almost prefer driving the car in the off-road mode to sit a bit higher and worry less about steep inclines common in the Denver area. However, if I got above 50ish the car lowers and never raises back up. If this was more automated it would be a nice feature to make this feel more SUV - as it was advertised.
On top of that, I'm just sick of our lousy buggy tech. I've given up using the in-car nav or voice commands - even trying to call someone almost never works. I now use Carplay but even that seems to fail often for nav - especially when I have a client in the car. The signal is crap inside the car for some reason - as many have reported. Thus, the nav often can't keep up or change route while I'm driving.
The confusing profiles constantly reset on me and I lose my settings - yes I've tried setting them before a long journey and they still don't seem to stick all the time. Then the car asks me to log in all the time.
The air filtration system is horrible - I can smell the windshield wiper fluid each time I use it! I've never had that on any car that wasn't a convertible!
I know this shouldn't matter, but most people think this is the entry-level Jag instead of their flagship vehicle and it sort of drives me bananas.
I still maintain that if I had owned an X3 or similar SUV before this, I would find the luxury and refinement to be top notch. However, coming from a larger more polished SUV like the X5, this car is lacking all over the place.
Range anxiety has also become an issue for me. I get more than enough range for 3-4 days of work. However, this means I charge to 100% 2x per week which can't be great for the battery long term. I also think my range anxiety is worse because the GOM is always changing the game - I leave the house with 70 miles left and within 2 miles it tells me I have 50. Since I can't rely on this, I never know how much I really have left and I become anxious. Then I'm afraid to constantly charge the car as I don't want to hurt the battery - so it become s a vicious cycle!
I called my Jag dealer today and have asked them to figure out how much I would lose to just hand it back over to them. That's the point I'm at really.
The sad thing is I really want to love this car! On paper, it literally has everything I could want - fast, quiet, full of tech, eco-friendly, great handling etc. Unfortunately, it just doesn't fully deliver for me.
I'm really bummed out and have no idea what to even replace this car with. I'm at 1500 miles and I'm exhausted...
Thanks for reading...
Jeff in Denver
'19 Jaguar I-Pace First Edition
'03 Porsche 911 Turbo 6MT X50
'74 Alfa Romeo Spider
'17 Volvo XC90 Inscription - Wife's