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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-21-2018, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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So I raced to the dealer after hearing my car arrived today! Upon opening up the driver side door.. *Extremely* dismayed (FPO really) to find it arrived with Oyster Morzine headliner, NOT the Black that I ordered for my triple-black car (Narvik black exterior, blacked out grille/trim, black Windsor leather). Dealer says a 'factory constraint' led them to produce the car with the oyster headliner, since black was 'constrained'. WTF!? Never in my life have I heard of something so ridiculous. ("We know you ordered, X, but we shipped Y since we ran out of X".) Even double-checked my online build link, vindicated my claim.



At first I thought worst case I could change out the headliner material, maybe even upgrade to the suede, but realized upon closer inspection that all the moulding, visors, handles, etc are also Oyster, making such a change impractical. IMHO, the Oyster upper really disrupts the dark, rich interior I sought (and ordered).



They screwed up my dash trim spec, too, gave me piano black when I ordered Ash Wood. I could have lived with that, but alas I rejected the vehicle. Anyone anxious for delivery this year, and OK with the "Oreo Cookie" look... PM me for details.
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Did you confirm the constraint with JLR USA? I will do same if mine comes in Oreo. This should be vetted in the order submission process or what is the point of a custom order.

Stitching and finish of the rear seat does not look that great either. Or it is a bad camera angle.

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So I raced to the dealer after hearing my car arrived today! Upon opening up the driver side door.. *Extremely* dismayed (FPO really) to find it arrived with Oyster Morzine headliner, NOT the Black that I ordered for my triple-black car (Narvik black exterior, blacked out grille/trim, black Windsor leather). Dealer says a 'factory constraint' led them to produce the car with the oyster headliner, since black was 'constrained'. WTF!? Never in my life have I heard of something so ridiculous. ("We know you ordered, X, but we shipped Y since we ran out of X".) Even double-checked my online build link, vindicated my claim.



At first I thought worst case I could change out the headliner material, maybe even upgrade to the suede, but realized upon closer inspection that all the moulding, visors, handles, etc are also Oyster, making such a change impractical. IMHO, the Oyster upper really disrupts the dark, rich interior I sought (and ordered).



They screwed up my dash trim spec, too, gave me piano black when I ordered Ash Wood. I could have lived with that, but alas I rejected the vehicle. Anyone anxious for delivery this year, and OK with the "Oreo Cookie" look... PM me for details.
Wow, sorry - that sucks! What boneheads. Still looks good - better than the specs the dealers are ordering for their inventory. Interestingly, I haven't seen the dealers move their dealer spec/inventory cars here in Atlanta.


Are they ordering you another one or are they finding one for you?
I was able to convince one of the dealers to modify their allocation before the last amend date, so I only had to wait two months.
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dtgsrq - I personally saw a Navarik black I-Pace at my local dealer here in Denver. It was blacked out - even the wheels. The headliner was black as well!

That said, I'm interested in the car haha - what's the build sheet on it?
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No thanks. At this price range it's more than unacceptable. It's outrageous. I'd demand my deposit back and wait for the Audi or Porsche offerings.

This rollout is going badly enough on system crashes. Add one more faux pas to the list I guess.
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Dealer quickly agreed to refund deposit, so no contentious situation, just (severe) disappointment.

I've already contacted 2 other dealers in FL - fortunately there are 4 other dealers within 60-90 of me. None (2 so far) knew of a 'headliner constraint'.
One was EXTREMELY knowledgeable, offered to modify some of its inventory in process to shorten leadtime, also confirmed MY2020 orders already being taken (June 2019 arrival), but no real changes to the car... more of a European timing thing, really.

I've learned so much from this forum in just a month online - while some of the horror stories gave me pause, in the end I just decided to insist on what I ordered and not compromise.
In fact, I came to realize (only today) that if you don't take the "Fully Extended Leather Upgrade" the passenger side dash is covered in a woven cloth that catches easily on rough hands, jewelry, pen clips, etc. - the leather dash is an expensive option but all my past luxe cars (MBZ, BMW) have featured leather dash wraps - I'd hate to see that cloth dash get cut or frayed.


I haven't abandoned the i-Pace, just this particular build...a couple of you have PM'd me, hope I can make someone's Christmas bright!
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On the canadian website the configurator is already set up to build 2020 I-Pace's.
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On the canadian website the configurator is already set up to build 2020 I-Pace's.
That's because you guys are commonwealth
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In fact, I came to realize (only today) that if you don't take the "Fully Extended Leather Upgrade" the passenger side dash is covered in a woven cloth that catches easily on rough hands, jewelry, pen clips, etc. - the leather dash is an expensive option but all my past luxe cars (MBZ, BMW) have featured leather dash wraps - I'd hate to see that cloth dash get cut or frayed.
And typically the extended leather matches the seats. Black I may have opted in but my seats are Siena Tan. Too much contrast for my taste.
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It's the peroxide blond mod. The top is dirty blond, but the carpet is dark? The Stormy Daniels edition?

I would be careful. While there is a $120,000 rebate on purchase, the first payment is $300,000.

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