Yeah, the owner's manual lists a manual adjustment system, up/down, in/out.
I agree. I had the digital rearview mirror in the Chevy Bolt, and loved it.Neither car has a digital rearview mirror which sort of blows away something like a fully adjustable manual steering wheel vs. a motorized unit.
Interesting. I've never driven a car with one, but I had formed the assumption (dangerous that!) that having to change focus would make a digital one "different" if not "annoying". But now I think about it I suppose I have to do that every time I look at the instruments too ...I had the digital rearview mirror in the Chevy Bolt, and loved it.
Is there any obvious reason for that (related to BEV)? or is that normal for similar Jags and just something that Lexus have done well?the thing that troubles me most about the I-Pace is its wide turning circle - nearly 5 feet bigger than my current car
The wheelbase on the i-Pace is exceptionally long for the OAL. It has a longer wheelbase than Tahoe (large SUV), or any of the Teslas....
Actually, the thing that troubles me most about the I-Pace is its wide turning circle -
I thought the i-Pace having the wheels on the four corners was a good thing (handling and increased cabin-space; don't need bonnet/hood if no engine ...)The wheelbase on the i-Pace is exceptionally long for the OAL
Yes, that more likely. I typed in 'Model S turning radius' in the Google Chrome window, and it gave me the 20.35' number.Tesla specs on the Model S turning radius show 18.5' - not great, but far more respectable than 20.35. I rarely have problems with car length, for me it's a narrow width and tight turning circle that help the most with maneuverability in town.
I don't think there's anything about EVs that hinders a good turning circle. It just seems to be something a lot of carmakers don't care much about. Perhaps I'm unusual, but I find good turning ability makes a car much more pleasant to drive in the city; makes no difference on the road, of course. Doesn't pretty much any transmission allow shifting reverse/forward at low speeds? I do that every day in the old Lexus, backing out of my garage.
It's an engineering trade-off. The chassis must be made stronger since the wheels are further from the CG, it increases the turning radius, and it reduces 'high centering' ground clearance.I thought the i-Pace having the wheels on the four corners was a good thing (handling and increased cabin-space; don't need bonnet/hood if no engine ...)
If that continues to be a BEV solution (to combat battery weight) maybe rear-wheel-steer will become a thing?
I understand the I-Pace steering wheel does not have any electronic adjustment available - no memory, no automatic movement for vehicle exit and entry, no nothing. Just a manual unlock lever and manual vertical and horizontal adjustments.
This seems really odd. Even my ancient Lexus - from the last Century - has fully automatic steering wheel adjustment. I suppose I'll get used to it, but it would have been a nice little feature to have included, at least as an option .
Ok, now I see what you are saying. Yes, the I-Pace' relatively short snout would tend to reduce its wall-to-wall circle. Maybe it'll be decent for many of the situations I'll need to maneuver. Thanks(cars with longer noses/OAL need more room for cars or walls than shorter cars)
In my experience, a Lexus never breaks. Twenty years with the LS, and none of the motors have even thought about breaking. I know, Jaguars are not like that. Still, the I-Pace is cool, and I figure what the heck, I can live with a few breakdowns or repairs. :wink2:I could care less if it was manual or electric because I know first hand when they break, it's an expensive fix (when my motorized wheel gizmo broke on my 95 VDP).
I agree one-more-thing-to-break, and Tesla is covered in mini-motors - even the door handles are "self presenting" ...I can adjust that wheel faster manually than wait for it to electrically gear into position
Same thing there really, useful when you need it. My wife would struggle to reach the tailgate when it is up. And approaching the car with an armful of shopping having self-opening is nice. And it stops opening if there is something above it, a manual one is just going to bump into an obstruction I suppose (assuming you don't realise in time ...)Or the tailgate - I could care less if it was manual or self closing