Join Date: May 2018
Location: Norco, California, USA
Newport Beach JLR - wrong about deliveries.
On June 1, I received the docs indicating July 13 build, Sept 26 delivery for an FE.
I had also asked the salesman to notify me if they get a showroom sample so I can see how I fit.
Then I read on this site that there were delays.
So on Aug 1, (this is after the 'build' date) I requested updated information and when I can see one.
I was told that everything was on schedule I'd be notified if anything changes, and notified when I can see a physical sample.
Come Aug 16, stopped by the dealership because of the rumor on this board was there would be an i-Pace for static display.
I did not expect to see one, since the salesman told me only 2 weeks early he would let me know if one arrived.
Well, there was an HSE there, and apparently a static display from 2pm-7pm only with a presentation and Q&A. I arrived at 1 pm, could not stay, and it was One Day Only.
I looked the car over, checked the room, the 14-50 charger, but could not evaluate much more.
When I called asking about if not attending the presentation would have any effect on my delivery, they said no. I asked if my Sept delivery was still good.
Nope. It was even built yet. Delivery est late November. Maybe. As I found with Tesla, if they are wrong once, sometimes it becomes a pattern.
I needed the car for tax purposes before the end of the year.
I'll admit I'm praying somebody comes out with something else interesting this winter that is actually available. I don't have a warm fuzzy that Jag can deliver the car before Dec 31. Or I just buy another ICE toy. I've been driving on electricity for over 5 years, so it's not like getting left standing at the altar is going to ruin me.
Bummed to say the least. And embarrassed since I told friends and customers I'm getting Jaguar EV next month. And I was going to give my daughter my current car this weekend (it has AEB, hers does not), but I like the car and don't want to do without Adaptive Cruise Control for 2 to ??? months.
For Newport Jaguar, it is a minor concern. After seeing the F-Type convertible, she is thinking about buying one for herself. Small potatoes, $160,000+ worth of cars, they probably move that much every 15 minutes. But I thought I'd let folk know not to believe what they say without secondary validation.
Jaguar i-Pace FE Photon Red 20" wheels, "Leaper"
Two Chevrolet Volts in service
24.2 kW x 480v 3ph solar array self-installed.
Last edited by McRat; 08-18-2018 at 01:47 PM.