Join Date: May 2018
Location: Norco, California, USA
The best part of heated glass is melting ice. If you always park in a garage, it is a pointless feature IMO. FMVSS requires defogging systems to work quickly now, hence why cars now run the AC when you turn on the defrost. It is to meet the time requirement to defog a windshield. AC air is very low humidity so it dries fog quicker.
But... Until somebody told me there were wires in the glass, I never saw them. Now I can't unsee them when parked. When driving though, I am looking so far ahead the wires are not in focus. One thing I can say about the Jaguar windshield is that it is VERY straight. No waviness that I've seen in other cars.
I personally like the heated glass because sometimes I do want to melt the ice in a hurry when the garden hose is frozen and I parked outside. Or I wake up at a hotel parked in the open with ice on the car.
Oddly enough, I'd order the 22" rims then buy a set of 18's for daily use from an aftermarket vendor. Put track tires on the 22's and Runflat All Seasons on the 18's. OEM 22's are about $450 to $1100 each when ordered at purchase and are guaranteed to fit, and come with good starter rubber for track days. Can't beat the price, that's less than 1/2 of what it will cost you to buy them from JLR, and about the same as rims/tires not really designed for your car's dimensions.
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; 03-27-2019 at 11:45 AM.