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This car is utterly fantastic to drive, bar none the best overall vehicle I've ever driven, Teslas included.

But people are losing their minds over little things:
"I can only charge at 80 kilowatts! Oh no! I'm returning this car even though I always charge at home."
"It takes too long for the navigation system to start up."

Chill out people. This is a plum ride. The complaints here are a fraction of what they are in the Tesla forum. Stop feeling entitled because you spent 94k on a car, and start enjoying the car that's worth every penny of 94k. Nothing is uglier than a sense of entitlement.

And be nice to the service people. For goodness sake. It's just a car, not your baby they dropped or your private parts they stepped on.

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All good points, I just want to say that I am pointing out the flaws, but I NEVER am unkind to service or sales people over it, and it doesn't mean I don't LOVE the car.

I think unlike the Tesla fandom a lot of us can hold two somewhat contradictory ideas at the same time. We can love the I-Pace, but still acknowledge the bits that drive us nutty. Kind of like those significant people in our lives, past and present...
 

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This car is utterly fantastic to drive, bar none the best overall vehicle I've ever driven, Teslas included.

But people are losing their minds over little things:
"I can only charge at 80 kilowatts! Oh no! I'm returning this car even though I always charge at home."
"It takes too long for the navigation system to start up."

Chill out people. This is a plum ride. The complaints here are a fraction of what they are in the Tesla forum. Stop feeling entitled because you spent 94k on a car, and start enjoying the car that's worth every penny of 94k. Nothing is uglier than a sense of entitlement.

And be nice to the service people. For goodness sake. It's just a car, not your baby they dropped or your private parts they stepped on.

-Jon
I honestly feel a bit bad that it hurts your feelings that some folks aren’t as orgasmic about their cars as you are. But that’s life.

Here’s what I can offer. You say whatever you want about your car and everyone else can say what they want about their car.

I also feel a little bit bad that the IPace is the best vehicle you have ever driven. Granted, personal tastes vary quite a bit and that’s a good thing, but both objectively and subjectively, the IPace is not anywhere close to the nicest vehicle I’ve driven.

Spend a long weekend test driving cars and I would think you could run across several that beat the IPace hands down. But, too each their own and that is really great you have found your perfect fit.

But please don’t presume you’re in a position to tell others how they need to feel about their own cars. That would be great...
 

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JSimon, people are legitimately frustrated with their vehicles and some have experienced catastrophic failures requiring Jaguar to replace their vehicle with a new car. I think part of the frustration is paying big money for a car that has many problems.

I love my I-PACE and wake up every morning thinking about where I can drive just to experience the pleasures of the car but I also need the navigation and infotainment systems to work. I worry about the car's reliability when my wife drives it or when the grandkids are in the back seat. I worry that the car won't charge when far from home because of charging station compatibility issues that other cars don't suffer from.

My other car is a 2017 Ford Fusion AWD with nearly every safety, navigation and infotainment system found on my Jaguar but the car is bullet proof. Everything works great. The infotainment system is simple and flawless at half the price of my I-PACE. I've never needed a repair in the three years we've owned the car. My I-PACE was in the shop for repairs only a week after the purchase and I need to take it in again due to the numerous software problems.

Do I prefer the Fusion? **** no, but I spent huge money for a Jag and have the expectation that everything works.

I totally understand the concerns of other forum members. They are entitled to get a well built and reliable car at the prices Jaguar is asking.
 

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We all have the same frustrations and Ford has had over 100 years to get it right. Jaguar has had less than a year to dial it in. Please the car is great and comfortable and you really don't want to pull up to your country club in a fusion! Enjoy the ride!0:)
 

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We all have the same frustrations and Ford has had over 100 years to get it right. Jaguar has had less than a year to dial it in. Please the car is great and comfortable and you really don't want to pull up to your country club in a fusion! Enjoy the ride![img= class=inlineimg]https://www.i-paceforum.com/forum/images/I-PaceForum/smilies/tango_face_angel.png[/img]
I certainly enjoy the drive and I love my I-PACE. If the infotainment, navigation and voice command problems we're unique to the I-PACE I would agree with you completely but Jaguars and Land Rovers are all experiencing the same issues. The technologies used in today's cars are recent and some companies do better than others and Jaguar, for the money paid, is one of the worst. I would be proud to drive my Fusion to a country club if I joined one but as W.C. Fields said, "I would never join a club that would have me as a member." Lol
 

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As I said, I think there's some relaxing that needs to happen.

Also I cannot think of another car that I'd rather have. A P100D might be fun and nicer in acceleration, but the overall package wouldn't cut it. M5? E63? Better in other ways, but not electric. No instant torque. Even the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is slower in point and shoot traffic.
 

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Funny how people's experiences are so different. My I Pace has been completely faultless since day one save for one very minor issue - the inside passenger door handle needs a real yank to get it open. (I know how to fix it but don't want to void the warranty by doing so. It can wait til I'm in the vicinity of the dealer.)

Yes, the infotainment is a bit slow but I don't find it all that bothersome. Voice commands work fine. I just updated the maps and that all went as well as it should. Phone, Live, Internet, Remote - all operating normally.

Then add the performance and the unique Jaguar combo of handling and ride, what's not to like?

(Just by way of background, I've been driving for over 50 years and have owned more high-performance cars than I can count. This is the the car I most enjoy.)

Now, having said all that I can wait for Murphy, whose law may confound me.
 

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jsimon7777 YOU ARE CORRECT...

Sometimes we just need to step back and relax. It's a good car, always at the ready, and...some of this is the price to be paid for being early adopters. And just about everybody on this forum (by definition) is an early adopter.

However, JSIMON7777, you are most likely the type who is a uplifting person, one who sees the bright side of things and would say even if your "private parts" were steeped on, "hey, at least it wasn't your brain!!"

QUESTION FOR ALL/ANYBODY. Taking a 10 day get away. Out of town. 10 days. Leave the i-Pace plugged in or unplug?

Thoughts? Thanks!
 

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jsimon7777 YOU ARE CORRECT...

Sometimes we just need to step back and relax. It's a good car, always at the ready, and...some of this is the price to be paid for being early adopters. And just about everybody on this forum (by definition) is an early adopter.

However, JSIMON7777, you are most likely the type who is a uplifting person, one who sees the bright side of things and would say even if your "private parts" were steeped on, "hey, at least it wasn't your brain!!"

QUESTION FOR ALL/ANYBODY. Taking a 10 day get away. Out of town. 10 days. Leave the i-Pace plugged in or unplug?

Thoughts? Thanks!
I'm not so Pollaynnish, but this car makes me feel that way.

Plugged or unplugged doesn't matter, but put a battery tender on the 12V if you haven't had the recall done.
 

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I'm not so Pollaynnish, but this car makes me feel that way.

Plugged or unplugged doesn't matter, but put a battery tender on the 12V if you haven't had the recall done.

OK, I hear you. I'll look into the tender.

"The best car stuff"...

I remember (pre-divorce) I had a BRAND NEW BMW 325i It was unreal. It seemed like it was always brand new. Drove like a slot car. Really. A street legal, 4 door FAMILY race car. It was unreal.

Now, of course it took sometime to get back to THAT LEVEL, and I'm not sure from a driving perspective the i-Pace is there. But I wanted the latest and feel like the i-Pace checked boxes in that regard. Knock, Knock, on wood. I have not had problems. It is zoom, zoom anytime I want and so quiet! I laugh at myself as I STILL approach the car and instinctively reach for my keys--as if to open the doors or turn the ignition. Funny. And occasionally I still reach for a gearshift lever to put it in park! Too funny.

I only had/have one, small hiccup. Still now, (purchased in very early November), I still can wonder about the style if I look from the wrong angle. But Hey. I'm happy. Mine looks JUST like the forum photo above!!
 

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For 10 days I wouldn’t worry. Ideally if you can leave main traction at around 40-60% but even that’s not critical at all. I’d say just don’t leave it all the way empty.

I leave mine 5-6 weeks at around 50% with no batter minder.
 

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If you had the update/recall, it should be fine. If not, 2 weeks will kill the battery dead.
 

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I agree the car is wonderful. Drives like a dream. Some quirks but nothing troubling.

Can't imagine needing a map update already. Are streets really missing?
As much as I hear people bemoan computer updates and how to avoid or stop them... suddenly on the I-Pace if the vehicle is a few days behind it becomes a crisis.

"And just drive, " she said
"Just drive, " she said

"Just keep your hands on the wheel, and just drive, she said."

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I bought a 2014 Volt. For 5 years I had no issues other than a charge port replacement. There were several software updates, and I have one pending right now.

For 5 years I watched other people have some very serious issues. Indeed some of them had lemons.

It never bothered me to watch. I didn't take it as an insult to my car. I was just glad that I was one of the more fortunate.
 

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I agree the car is wonderful. Drives like a dream. Some quirks but nothing troubling.

Can't imagine needing a map update already. Are streets really missing?
As much as I hear people bemoan computer updates and how to avoid or stop them... suddenly on the I-Pace if the vehicle is a few days behind it becomes a crisis.

"And just drive, " she said
"Just drive, " she said

"Just keep your hands on the wheel, and just drive, she said."

Stan Ridgeway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMPStLDUhSA
Oh man, what a throwback! That is so awesome. I'm going to download some Stan Ridgway right now. :D
 

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I bought a 2014 Volt. For 5 years I had no issues other than a charge port replacement. There were several software updates, and I have one pending right now.

For 5 years I watched other people have some very serious issues. Indeed some of them had lemons.

It never bothered me to watch. I didn't take it as an insult to my car. I was just glad that I was one of the more fortunate.

I had one other vehicle charging at the three EA chargings on my trip these past few days.


It was a black Volt (model year unknown to me), and it looked great, frankly. I was a little surprised.
 

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I honestly feel a bit bad that it hurts your feelings that some folks aren’t as orgasmic about their cars as you are. But that’s life.

Here’s what I can offer. You say whatever you want about your car and everyone else can say what they want about their car.

I also feel a little bit bad that the IPace is the best vehicle you have ever driven. Granted, personal tastes vary quite a bit and that’s a good thing, but both objectively and subjectively, the IPace is not anywhere close to the nicest vehicle I’ve driven.

Spend a long weekend test driving cars and I would think you could run across several that beat the IPace hands down. But, too each their own and that is really great you have found your perfect fit.

But please don’t presume you’re in a position to tell others how they need to feel about their own cars. That would be great...

Just curious what other vehicles you've had that you think are way better than the i-Pace? Most of us on this board seem to be fortunate enough to have had a bunch of nice (expensive) cars, and therefore have some means of comparison. You are right that tastes vary, but I'm so wowed by the i-Pace that it is at the top of my list.
 
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