Curious, if knowing what you now today would you still purchase your I-Pace? If so why and if not, why?
This is my 4th Jag (S-Type, XJR, XK8) and loved every one. I felt at home in the XJR and loved everything about it until things started to go wrong. I also loved my Saabs that I drove for over 30 years. 1984 900T and 2010 9-5 Aero were special amongst them but the I-PACE is truly unique.Most car enthusiasts are searching for a car that they feel truly connected. The I-Pace delivers this connection by instant acceleration , torque vectoring in an AWD platform, and braking as soon as you release the accelerator. As many I-Pace owners have expressed it is an exhilarating driving experience. I think I have even read that some Jaguar engineers feel it is the best handling Jaguar ever built.
Try a BRZ/FRS.I wasn't impressed with the F-PACE either. Decent but not worth Jaguar money. I also was given a Discovery loaner that I liked better than the F-PACE but the I-PACE is light years better.
If the I-PACE is a sign of EV things to come, I'm really looking forward to our motoring future.
On a side note I drove my son's 2004 Subaru WRX STI - a truly analog car that's noisy and smelly but a hoot to drive. I can see why he likes it so much.
Yup on everything here. Went to Tesla MC forum today and saw the guy saying his performance M3 had a bent door and cracked top glass. Then another person said they had to treat the paint like rice paper. WTF?Coming up on 1 year since I first learned about the I-Pace (saw in July 2018). Last year, I was holding out for images and specs on the offerings of Mercedes and Audi, and I pulled the trigger on the I-Pace only after those were available. Now that all 3 are more fully known and for sale, I'd still go with the Jag by a long shot: better looks (inside & out) AND performance (speed, handling & range). This question will get trickier as time passes and more and more options come available (true about any tech purchase), but until Porsche adds an SUV to its EV lineup, I think the I-Pace will retain the superior EV crossover/SUV title for at least another year. Even Tesla continues to improve, pushing range and adding air suspension to improve handling/ride, but Tesla's interiors, build quality, and service time issues still scare me off. And the Model Y, no matter how enticing its specifications, is certain to be ugly and delayed. Meanwhile the EV charging infrastructure continues to develop, slowly mitigating Tesla's primary advantage: its charging network.
I guess issues like that happen when you are delivering 50 times the volume (13,950 vs. 266 in the US in May).Yup on everything here. Went to Tesla MC forum today and saw the guy saying his performance M3 had a bent door and cracked top glass. Then another person said they had to treat the paint like rice paper. WTF?
dennis: do you even realize how ridiculous this post is? First its not a "size" contest my friend, secondly delivering more volume DOES NOT make it ok to have significant built issues. In fact it is more common in low volume production. Production issues at high volume are a BAD sign and financially disastrous. If a company has to hand fix 10 cars it can absorb it, but if it has to hand touch THOUSANDS that is not good.
Ford made 84,000 trucks last month with over 1,000,000 combinations of options. They aren't having issues with quality. And the trucks are WAY more complex than a Model 3 and have far tighter tolerances. With >30,000 psig of rail pressure, the fit on the injection pump and injectors is ±0.25 microns since the only lubricant used is fuel. If you take one apart, sometimes the parts won't go back together even though it's 4 finish.