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Best & Worst SURPRISES about your new I-Pace?

As much as we all think we researched the heck out of this groundbreaking new BEV called the I-Pace, there are always *surprises* discovered only once you've owned for a month or so. If you've taken delivery, care to share your personal best and worst surprises (i.e., things you didn't know before delivery?). Mine are:
BEST: rear traffic monitor is AWESOME, "sees" cars coming well outside visible range when backing up - I had read about it but was very pleasantly surprised to experience how well it works!

WORST: the heated windshield wires badly diffuse bright lights at night to create a visibility issue - I didn't even discover until I drove at night 2 weeks into ownership!
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My best, there are a few.
The acceleration at any point is still a joy to get used to. I knew there was instant torque but until you experience it, well.
The look and lines of the car are just awesome IMO, a head turner and conversation starter. I didn't see the car until I bought it.
The number of displays and ability to configure is impressive.
I could go on but lets say I like the car.

The worst.
Time spend leaving my ride at the dealer to get the infotainment updated. I knew there would be bugs but was not expecting service at the dealer to be so ill prepared to deal with the bugs.
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Great Thread!

BEST: *The Driving* How you can throw it around the corners on twisty mountain roads and how it still soaks up the bumps, the incredible one-pedal driving [all the while being in a really nice interior, the runner-up that's tied with the exterior looks]. Oh and third place is the excellent data collection of drives ("journeys") but I suspect Teslas have that too.

worst: that's a tough one ... minor annoyances add up to a hairball of small things ... some infotainment stuff (tried to add a "favorite" button to your personalized screen? good luck), seat memory doesn't remember lumbar pressure, lock-unlock BS to get the charging going or stopping, absolutely inane InControl control (or lack thereof) charging times ... some other stuff I don't care to remember right now.

Best wins by a gigantic margin BTW
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Um. I really love how the heated windshield defogs in an instant. It's also surprisingly low on glare.

Disappointed in the lack of free puppy.
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BEST: *The Driving* How you can throw it around the corners on twisty mountain roads and how it still soaks up the bumps, the incredible one-pedal driving [all the while being in a really nice interior, the runner-up that's tied with the exterior looks]. Oh and third place is the excellent data collection of drives ("journeys") but I suspect Teslas have that too.

worst: that's a tough one ... minor annoyances add up to a hairball of small things ... some infotainment stuff (tried to add a "favorite" button to your personalized screen? good luck), seat memory doesn't remember lumbar pressure, lock-unlock BS to get the charging going or stopping, absolutely inane InControl control (or lack thereof) charging times ... some other stuff I don't care to remember right now.

Best wins by a gigantic margin BTW
Timed charging works fine for me. We have SoCal Edison Time of Use rate so I set the charging times in the InControl app from 10pm to 8am. Works for me.
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Best Surprise: How safe I feel as a passenger in the car and with my wife driving!

Worst Surprise: The Infotainment, although its fine and does the job it could be better.
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Best Surprises: The Jaguar Remote app actually works flawlessly for me. I had read horror stories of it being useless and never being able to connect to the car but from day one it has connected, stayed connected and done everything it's supposed to do without any issues. The infotainment system has actually worked fine for me (I knew about and expected the lag) with just one incident of black screen which self-resolved in fifteen seconds (probably just a really slow boot up). The fit, finish and the interior quality of the car far exceeded my expectations based on sitting inside an F-Pace. Jaguar really upped their interior quality game with the I-Pace. I already knew about the gorgeous looks, zippy acceleration and excellent driving dynamics so no surprises there, just affirmation But the biggest surprise is how much my husband, who till date had no interest in cars and couldn't tell apart a Civic from a Tacoma, loves the I-Pace. Every time we walk up to it he remarks on how beautiful it looks

Worst Surprises: Spotty GPS reception inside the car. But a lot of other people have had no issues so might just need to get a new phone with a better GPS antenna. Fussy charging that doesn't always work like it's supposed to. Frunk requires more effort to close than it should in a $90K car. And the worst surprise is - how much my husband loves the car to the point that we're not allowed to drive to places with only parallel parking or to friends with no off-street parking for the fear of getting curb rashes or bumper dings. Needless to say the money we save on gas is being offset by the money we now spend on lyft and car2go

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After trading in my Tesla Model X and driving home in the I-Pace right away I noticed a huge difference in the fit and finish (not really surprise, but nice change) and how well it drove. Right away my girlfriend mentioned how it drove a lot smoother. This was as we were hitting a rough area of the freeway on our way home where the Tesla used to bounce all over the road.

Another fun one was when my girlfriends son was in the back seat talking to us and stopped and said, wow how come it doesn't echo in here like the last car. Haha, because we aren't driving a tin can anymore.

Worst is the lack of a good nav and voice commands. I could speak to my Tesla similarly to how I speak to my Google home. I could say drive to a place (just name of the place not address) and fairly instantly the Tesla nav would load my destination, charger locations, and we were on our way. Now I fiddle around with it. The Android Auto doesn't work in my car so I can't use that; continually disconnects. I'm really surprised Jag doesn't have voice commands for Nav.

Last surprise, my Dad's face and expression when he drove it for the first time. He's an engineer for commercial airline and has experience building race cars. His face when he stepped on the accelerator of the I-Pace was priceless. He was so disappointed in the Tesla I had, but with the Jag he told me I finally bought a real good car. haha Then asked when I'm I going to buy him one.
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Surprised that you can play videos (.MP4) on the infotainment screen. Here I'm playing a Jaguar I-Pace media video.
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Surprised that you can play videos (.MP4) on the infotainment screen. Here I'm playing a Jaguar I-Pace media video.
Hopefully not while driving!
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