Hi again! After I canceled contracts about a week ago on a 2019 Corris Grey I-Pace due to the car not accepting software updates, I have been test driving cars this week (Volvo XC60 plug in and Audi e-Tron); Both were actually pretty great, but I still prefer the I-Pace.
My current 2019 BMW i3S will be returned to BMW this coming Monday 😮 I really need a car, but I am still terrified of the I-Pace, but cannot stop thinking of it.
How often do your radio and seat settings erase in the I-Pace?
How often do any of the screens go black, freeze or become non-responsive (or ultra slow)?
Rattles, squeaks, unwanted noises?
The I-Pace Climate controls and those push/pull knobs look very tedious and I have read several owners talk about the HVAC system in the I-Pace is slow and not great (the heat and A/C in my i3 is incredible, and the seat warmers are so easy....1 physical button).
I have NEVER had a preset erase or any other electrical snafu in the i3. I so want a Jag, but just wondering if I am asking for a giant headache.
The heater in the car was amazing, even at -35F, the car heated up better than any car I’ve owned (which is a lot as I generally get a new car every18-24 months). My AC was non-op and they couldn’t seem to fix it, which is why I no longer have an I-Pace. In 10400 miles, I had occasional temporary (less than a minute) blank screens and one instance in which it lasted for >48 hours.
I don’t recall losing my seat settings, and I don’t ever use radio presets, so I can’t speak to that. However, the car rarely remembered my WiFi password and several times forgot my smart settings profile.
No significant creaks, groans or rattles, but I did have the squawking of the brakes at low speeds, but it wasn’t consistent or repeatable, just random and it never really bothered me. It did develop a rotational grinding sound at highway speeds, which was attributed to the AC compressor.
At the discount prices now available, I would not hesitate to buy one if it fit my lifestyle