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If you can share a few things about your ownership of the Jaguar I-Pace, what would it be? The most liked or hated, share them with every one I am sure you won't be the only one.
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It's a very relaxing to drive once you get everything set the way you like. I would say it's the most relaxing car I've driven so far. It handles a lot like the 2009 CTS-V, with similar punch, but without the lag. This is street driving though.
It's also a very fun car to drive when you want to get playful. No surprises.

What do I think Jaguar needs to improve?
I want a kW display for accel/regen #'s also instead of a radial bar graph. I like numbers.
The prototypes came with a dual pigtail NEMA 5-15 & 14-50, so you could charge with the EVSE using either 120v or 240v. A 10 amp 120v NEMA 5-15 is virtually useless on a heavy EV with a big battery. It's probably best used as a tow rope.
Should have had at least a lightweight trailer hitch option, not just for hauling bicycles or a very light trailer, but to also use as a pull point if stuck.
HUD should adjust even lower on the windshield for tall people. I like the HUD right on the bonnet top, not in my field of vision.
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Yet to take delivery, but my favorite feature (aside from g's on acceleration) is heavy regen (1-pedal) operation. The drag feels much like downshifting a manual transmission, but knowing this drag is actually HELPING with energy consumption (not detracting, like a downshift) is cool.



Biggest pet peeve (posted elswhere) is aesthetic: the dull black plastic license plate area (see pic below). Should have gloss body color finish!


Final note, shout-out to Joshuableu for mention of "Badge Delete" in his signature. Now I'm investigating that for my triple black (exterior paint, seats/interior, black trim package) i-Pace!
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PROs thus far: Smooth, supple, quiet ride. Aa absolute pleasure to drive! Great power and torque when you want to have some fun and it's available anytime, all the time. You can really feel the weight of the vehicle (which is a good thing in my book; I don't like it when it feels light and "toss-able" on the road), tight, sports car-like steering and handling. It's obvious high quality interior as well as a very nice looking, somewhat unique exterior wedge shape. I'm also very happy that JLR finally added Voice Controls for Navigation and other features, something even our 2018 Land Rover RR Velar doesn't have (we still have to manually enter in a destination address with our finger and it's painfully slow with the same Touch Pro Duo on the Velar).

CONs thus far: Although I'm getting the range as advertised or so it would seem (probably around 210-230mi. on a single charge in city driving), averaging about 39-40 kWh/100 mi., I wish the max range would've been like 260-300 mi. with better battery efficiency (while still having all the available power) and 200-240 mi. with "spirited driving." Maybe the battery should've been a 100kW battery instead of a 90kW battery (with ~ 84kW available usage). That would've been a real game changer. A small change like adding "paddle shifters" or a button closer to the driver (on the steering wheel perhaps?) for easier access to allow the driver to quickly change the Driving Mode and/or another feature that drivers may want to change on the fly. Also - one last thing I noticed (which I believe has been discussed somewhere on the Forum) is the issue with the "one pedal driving" - brake regen on high and coming to a stop on a slight (or steep) uphill incline...you MUST press the brake, even just a very light press in order to stop; otherwise, the I-Pace will roll backward and likely hit the vehicle behind you! I'm finding that just to be on the safe side and ensure the vehicle is in fact stopped at a red light or whatever, I will slightly press the brake in order to stop. Then, I'll lift off the brake (hoping my brake light is still on for the cars behind me) and wait for the light to turn green.

I'm sure I can think of many other Pros and Cons as time goes on but just in the few days I've been driving my I-Pace with just about 150 mi. on the odometer, that's what I have so far. It's a wonderful vehicle and this I-Pace being my first EV, I truly believe it won't be my last EV.
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Not 'hated', but rather annoyances and/or recommendations for improvement:

1. Water drips off the tailgate when opened. It runs down the lower part of the inside panel a drips onto you.
2. Tailgate should have a 'lock' button. As it is, you need to wait for the tailgate to completely close before you can lock the car. Super annoying when it is cold and sleeting/snowing out.
3. An 'auto-lock' feature. i.e. 15 seconds after walking away from the car it locks itself.
4. Capacitive door handles to trigger the lock/unlock versus the little button.
5. Lighted door handles to make it easier to find the little button.
6. Rear camera seems to collect dirt and grime too easily
7. Electric tilt wheel
8. Seats should move back and the wheel move up automatically when exiting the car
9. Charging port door cover seems overly big and flimsy
10. No warning of any kind if the charging port door doesn't latch and you start driving
11. Steering assist shuts off without warning; well except the solid lines go to dash lines, but no other audible/visual alert.
12. the included charger is a joke.
13. Need a watch app version of the Jaguar software.
14. It would be great if the Jaguar app tracked the energy loaded back into the car.
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Not 'hated', but rather annoyances and/or recommendations for improvement:

1. Water drips off the tailgate when opened. It runs down the lower part of the inside panel a drips onto you.
2. Tailgate should have a 'lock' button. As it is, you need to wait for the tailgate to completely close before you can lock the car. Super annoying when it is cold and sleeting/snowing out.
3. An 'auto-lock' feature. i.e. 15 seconds after walking away from the car it locks itself.
4. Capacitive door handles to trigger the lock/unlock versus the little button.
5. Lighted door handles to make it easier to find the little button.
6. Rear camera seems to collect dirt and grime too easily
7. Electric tilt wheel
8. Seats should move back and the wheel move up automatically when exiting the car
9. Charging port door cover seems overly big and flimsy
10. No warning of any kind if the charging port door doesn't latch and you start driving
11. Steering assist shuts off without warning; well except the solid lines go to dash lines, but no other audible/visual alert.
12. the included charger is a joke.
13. Need a watch app version of the Jaguar software.
14. It would be great if the Jaguar app tracked the energy loaded back into the car.

Hope you're not married. You sure are picky, LOL! Just kidding around. Certainly there's always room for improvement on ANY vehicle and you make some good points. The "auto access" (entry & exit) with the driver's seat & power steering wheel moving out of the way & back into your preferring setting would be nice. BTW - we see you have many annoyances/recommendations for improvement but where are your "Likes" (PROs)?

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Hope you're not married. You sure are picky, LOL! [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/tongue.gif[/IMG] Just kidding around. Certainly there's always room for improvement on ANY vehicle and you make some good points. The "auto access" (entry & exit) with the driver's seat & power steering wheel moving out of the way & back into your preferring setting would be nice. BTW - we see you have many annoyances/recommendations for improvement but where are your "Likes" (PROs)? [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif[/IMG]
Seems like everything on that list are things that wouldn’t be too hard to do and I don’t imagine anyone would see any of them as a detractor.

As far as ‘pros’, I honestly do not have anything that stands out from my last several cars. It’s a great car, build quality overall is top notch and it has most of the nice fit/finish/convenience I would expect in a car that cost nearly $90k. I like the puddle lights, although others feel they are too blingy. The kids like playing with the ambient light settings, but I don’t really think about them. The full panel glass roof is nice.
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Not 'hated', but rather annoyances and/or recommendations for improvement:

1. Water drips off the tailgate when opened. It runs down the lower part of the inside panel a drips onto you.
2. Tailgate should have a 'lock' button. As it is, you need to wait for the tailgate to completely close before you can lock the car. Super annoying when it is cold and sleeting/snowing out.
3. An 'auto-lock' feature. i.e. 15 seconds after walking away from the car it locks itself.
4. Capacitive door handles to trigger the lock/unlock versus the little button.
5. Lighted door handles to make it easier to find the little button.
6. Rear camera seems to collect dirt and grime too easily
7. Electric tilt wheel
8. Seats should move back and the wheel move up automatically when exiting the car
9. Charging port door cover seems overly big and flimsy
10. No warning of any kind if the charging port door doesn't latch and you start driving
11. Steering assist shuts off without warning; well except the solid lines go to dash lines, but no other audible/visual alert.
12. the included charger is a joke.
13. Need a watch app version of the Jaguar software.
14. It would be great if the Jaguar app tracked the energy loaded back into the car.
Regarding your #13 - Watch app; it says there is one and there are screenshots of it.
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Regarding your #13 - Watch app; it says there is one and there are screenshots of it.
It’s there! Thank you!

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PROs thus far: Smooth, supple, quiet ride. Aa absolute pleasure to drive! Great power and torque when you want to have some fun and it's available anytime, all the time. You can really feel the weight of the vehicle (which is a good thing in my book; I don't like it when it feels light and "toss-able" on the road), tight, sports car-like steering and handling. It's obvious high quality interior as well as a very nice looking, somewhat unique exterior wedge shape. I'm also very happy that JLR finally added Voice Controls for Navigation and other features...
Voice controls for nav don't work for me and I was told wasn't available by the guy who came out to my home to run through features. Maybe I need a software update?
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