Before they start advertising they would need to convince the dealers to try to sell them! Granted, my experience is only based on 2 dealers, but they put zero effort in trying to sell the car. Neither one even has an I-Pace on the showroomThanks really interesting, imagine what would happen with actual advertising and support and if there was an extensive charging infrastructure...
I agree, it was amazing in the Washington DC/VA area, where there is probably the second best customer base (after California) dealers would either not return my calls, not provide information, had to fight to tell them "you have a unit on the lot is it sold?"Before they start advertising they would need to convince the dealers to try to sell them! Granted, my experience is only based on 2 dealers, but they put zero effort in trying to sell the car. Neither one even has an I-Pace on the showroom
So far my experience trying to get info on the eTron is even more dismal than my experience with the I-Pace.Really sad that the dealers run this part of the business for the manufacturers.
Huge advantage for Tesla in the EV market.
All I hear about the rest of the brands are the same issues as Jaguar.
Well add mine to the sell numbers, it is now officially in the country and cant wait to go get it!
Before they start advertising they would need to convince the dealers to try to sell them! Granted, my experience is only based on 2 dealers, but they put zero effort in trying to sell the car. Neither one even has an I-Pace on the showroom
A few years ago I had decided on a LR Discovery. I had checked the inventory online and they had exactly what I wanted. I drove down to the dealer (230 miles away) with the expectation of driving it home.Everyone was polite and friendly, the dealership was clean and professional looking, but they were literally incompetent at marketing and selling automobiles. They even had trouble letting me test a F-Type I was considering buying my wife. I told them to forget it. We will wait for the mid-engine Vette.
Is Tesla all that different? There was no way to test or buy a Model 3 nor did you know what you were buying at first until you paid for it completely. Nor did they deliver on time or hold your place in the queue. The MS/MX/Roadster Year One releases were no different.These stories are exactly why Elon Musk decided Tesla would not use the dealership model of selling (or more accurately, NOT selling) cars. I very much enjoyed buying 2 Tesla's online without talking to dealers, salespeople, or anyone else until delivery. But now I want an I-Pace and am forced to order through a dealer, who of course would rather sell their standing inventory than take an order for a build of the exact configuration I want. It will be interesting to see how much (or little) they actually know about the I-Pace when I meet with them. I suspect, as others have reported, I know more about it just from my research here and elsewhere than they do.
I would have said its the new 3 cylinder model and leave it at that.I called my dealer (Jaguar Stevens Creek in San Jose) last week to get an appointment for the recall fix--the woman answering the phone asked me if my I-Pace was a 4, 6 or 8 cylinder model. I was like, EYE-Pace, I as in India Pace. She was like, OK, which engine does it have.
This supposedly from the #1 I-Pace dealer in north america(potentially even the world).