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If you had the option to buy your I-Pace again, would you change any options?

I'm asking because JLR has offered to buy back or trade my current I-Pace for another I-Pace and I'm thinking over what options I may want different. Currently have a Santorini Black HSE with the light oyster interior w/ demo pack.

For one I want the Corris Grey over black.
I'm thinking maybe Black interior vs oyster because the lighter interior has already started showing jean stain marks.

Adding Fog lights.

Was thinking cold pack but see some are having trouble with windshield with the heated option.

Not sure about anything else.
 

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I have the Santorini Black, but have been driving a Corris Grey loaner for almost a month (mine is only in for cosmetic issues and v-e-r-y slow bodyshop, not "problems"). The grey will show less dirt, but to me, grey just "blends in".


As for options, both are FE's so pretty much have everything. Anyone reading this forum knows my first advice is to AVOID the heated windshield. Maybe OK if you live in the cold (where it will have some utility) and rarely drive at night. I don't recall if the full leather wrap of the dash is just part of the FE but it 'completes' the interior for me, along with the suedecloth headliner. Oh, and the 22" wheels - everyone who sees the car comments on the wheels. I have the black interior and love it - never considered white with 2 elementary school kids. The only other big decision is Performance Seats. My loaner has them, my car does not. They look "cooler" (give the interior a more 'sportscar' look), but I really didn't notice enough difference to wish I'd spent the extra $2400 for them.



What other options are you considering?
 

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If you had the option to buy your I-Pace again, would you change any options?

I'm asking because JLR has offered to buy back or trade my current I-Pace for another I-Pace and I'm thinking over what options I may want different. Currently have a Santorini Black HSE with the light oyster interior w/ demo pack.

For one I want the Corris Grey over black.
I'm thinking maybe Black interior vs oyster because the lighter interior has already started showing jean stain marks.

Adding Fog lights.

Was thinking cold pack but see some are having trouble with windshield with the heated option.

Not sure about anything else.
Man, I wish they would offer to buy mine back!

If I were to buy a second I Pace I would option it the same (I have a FE, so it pretty much comes with it all). There is no way I would skip the cold weather package. The heated windshield is awesome and does not cause me any issues, but others hate it. Definitely drive one with it (at night) to see how you feel about it. I would also want HUD, Adaptive Dynamics, Premium lighting, 4 zone climate, stick with 20” wheels, suedecloth headliner, Meridian sound. Personally I do not want another black interior car for a while (my last 3 cars were black interior and I just need a break from it). I like the Oyster and have not had any issues yet (5800 miles over the winter with 4 kids under the age of 9 in the car most days). I like The Coris Grey, but it is just too common of a color for me (like black, white or silver). I would pick the Caesium Blue or Firenze Red and go with the Sienna Tan interior if not Oyster. I never thought I would like the Sienna Tan until I saw a car with it. It looks great with the Cesium Blue and the Firenze Red. If I were to get a grey, black, silver or white, it would absolutely need the Mars Red interior. I saw a picture of a Cesium Blue with the Mars Red and it just didn’t look right...
 

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There is that one special black color - I can't remember the name. It's drop dead gorgeous and looked unreal with the sienna tan leather. I wish I had held out for that combo really..

As much as I love the lock of my 22" wheels, I should have gone with the black 20s.

Also, get the black package - just looks so much cleaner.

I too wish Jaguar would buy my car back buuut probably for different reasons :)
 

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For one I want the Corris Grey over black.
I'm thinking maybe Black interior vs oyster because the lighter interior has already started showing jean stain marks.
Definitely, unless you enjoy cleaning and re-dying seat leather. Jeans and belts will transfer dye to light colored leather.

Was thinking cold pack but see some are having trouble with windshield with the heated option.
IIRC from when I went through the online configurator, you can get the heated steering wheel, seats and such without a heated windshield. Check it out.
 

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Definitely, unless you enjoy cleaning and re-dying seat leather. Jeans and belts will transfer dye to light colored leather.
I have had 4 previous cars with light interior leather and never had an issue with any of them. One of them was a 1981 Dodge Mirada with white leather & ~120,000 miles on it. the leather cracked/wore through in a couple spots, but no stains. I put over 100000 on a little Volvo V50 and no stains either. My car's Oyster seats are holding up well so far with 4 kids (9,8,5 & 3) over the past 4 months & 5800 miles.

However, a friend of mine has a 2017 XC90 with jean marks in less than 10000 miles and of course the OP indicated he already had jean marks on his seats...so it can happen, but not definitely.
 

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One way to go would be to opt for the most comprehensive appearance protection package, it should cover staining/dye transfer onto the oyster leather seats, should that ever become an issue.
 

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I have the Santorini Black, but have been driving a Corris Grey loaner for almost a month (mine is only in for cosmetic issues and v-e-r-y slow bodyshop, not "problems"). The grey will show less dirt, but to me, grey just "blends in".


As for options, both are FE's so pretty much have everything. Anyone reading this forum knows my first advice is to AVOID the heated windshield. Maybe OK if you live in the cold (where it will have some utility) and rarely drive at night. I don't recall if the full leather wrap of the dash is just part of the FE but it 'completes' the interior for me, along with the suedecloth headliner. Oh, and the 22" wheels - everyone who sees the car comments on the wheels. I have the black interior and love it - never considered white with 2 elementary school kids. The only other big decision is Performance Seats. My loaner has them, my car does not. They look "cooler" (give the interior a more 'sportscar' look), but I really didn't notice enough difference to wish I'd spent the extra $2400 for them.



What other options are you considering?
Yea the black right now is tough to keep clean. It looks great when it is, but quickly shows dirt right after wash. Also feel like it attracts more heat. Also why I was thinking of sticking for lighter color seats because of the heat, but maybe with tinted windows it won't matter too much.

I love the 22" rims, but am concerned about how they will affect range. I already feel the range isn't the greatest. Good call on the full leather wrap.

Other options I guess would be carbon fiber trim inside and out. Not sure if it warrants the hefty price tag.
 

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One way to go would be to opt for the most comprehensive appearance protection package, it should cover staining/dye transfer onto the oyster leather seats, should that ever become an issue.
With my current I-Pace I did have the dealer apply their protection called Smartshield. Have no idea how good it is compared to others, but I can tell you it definitely did not help with preventing stains.
 

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Also feel like it attracts more heat. Also why I was thinking of sticking for lighter color seats because of the heat, but maybe with tinted windows it won't matter too much.
I've been told that ceramic tint, rather than UV (smoked) tint keeps heat from the sun out better. I've always had UV tint so I can't verify that. The next car I buy gets a layer of both, and clear ceramic on the windshield.
 

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HSE,
Caesium Blue,
4 zone climate,
Black exterior pack,
Ebony Morzine headlining,
Fog lamps,
standard 20" 5068 wheels,
Siena tan sport seats.


There is no option I miss, no option I regret. I would have it exactly the same if I had to reorder today.
 

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I didn't order the HUD on my configuration, nor did I order they 18 way performance seats. I think I would order the same car with the HUD and possibly the 18 way heated/cooled seats. The seats are a toss up as I'm comfortable with the standard 10 way seats.
 

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The best part of heated glass is melting ice. If you always park in a garage, it is a pointless feature IMO. FMVSS requires defogging systems to work quickly now, hence why cars now run the AC when you turn on the defrost. It is to meet the time requirement to defog a windshield. AC air is very low humidity so it dries fog quicker.

But... Until somebody told me there were wires in the glass, I never saw them. Now I can't unsee them when parked. When driving though, I am looking so far ahead the wires are not in focus. One thing I can say about the Jaguar windshield is that it is VERY straight. No waviness that I've seen in other cars.

I personally like the heated glass because sometimes I do want to melt the ice in a hurry when the garden hose is frozen and I parked outside. Or I wake up at a hotel parked in the open with ice on the car.

Oddly enough, I'd order the 22" rims then buy a set of 18's for daily use from an aftermarket vendor. Put track tires on the 22's and Runflat All Seasons on the 18's. OEM 22's are about $450 to $1100 each when ordered at purchase and are guaranteed to fit, and come with good starter rubber for track days. Can't beat the price, that's less than 1/2 of what it will cost you to buy them from JLR, and about the same as rims/tires not really designed for your car's dimensions.
 

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Got an FE in Photon here. I might not choose Photon Red if I redid it, just because it attracts bad attention. Then again, it attracts good attention too. Guys photographing the car at Fry's. So not sure. Heated windshield? I love it. I might try the different seats and see if I like them, but that's not a big deal as I really like the standard FE seats. Oh, I'd wait a few months then get the car for less. ;)

As for wheels, I'd stick with the 20s it came with. I may still pick up 18s for a better ride, not that the ride is bad but 18s would make it better for little handling tradeoff in the real world.
 

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HSE,
Caesium Blue,
4 zone climate,
Black exterior pack,
Ebony Morzine headlining,
Fog lamps,
standard 20" 5068 wheels,
Siena tan sport seats.


There is no option I miss, no option I regret. I would have it exactly the same if I had to reorder today.
I have almost the exact same combo (minus the black exterior pack) plus the cold weather pack, cabin air ionization, Adaptive Dynamics/AdSR, HUD, configurable ambient lighting, activity key and aluminum monogram finisher. If I were to order again I would probably skip the 4-zone climate (as I drive with no rear passengers 95% of the time) and the configurable ambient lighting. I love the Blue/Tan combo and prefer the ebony morzine headliner to the suede option. I will never get a light headliner again after the stains I got in my previous car. I use the activity key more than I thought I would cos the "smart key" is such a brick! And of course I will never order a car without a HUD again :smile2:
 

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If you had 22's I would consider going down to 20s. I went with the black 20's and think it was the perfect choice. The 22s looks awesome but I've gotten sooo many complements on the black 20's and I feel their ride quality is better and tire life will certainly be better. Can't say if the 22's will affect range but wouldn't be surprised if they did. I'm super happy with the black 20s. I do wish I had the upgraded seats though. The 10 way seats are just ok but felt that the 18 way seats were more comfy and had lumbar support that I could adjust. That's the one thing I'd go back and get that I don't have.
 

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Silicon silver

I went for a silicon silver SE and am surprised how few people have talked about that as a favored color as I think it looks lovely and a number of passers by have stopped me to in the street to say as much. I added the black exterior pack and black 20"wheels though I do have buyer's remorse about the wheels as I think I would now have preferred wheels with some amount of silver in them like the 5068 or 5070. A shame the carbon insert wheels only come in 22" as I don't regret having 20's. Other than that I went for the 10 way heated memory seats though I probably would have preferred the 18 way with its additional settings for more adjustable comfort. I also went for privacy glass and meridian surround system which I don't regret at all. I have no idea if I would have been better off with the matrix LED headlights and the premium LED's are just fine with me and I didn't have to pay the extra cost. I have the oyster interior which I far prefer to the previous many cars I have had with black. It makes the car feel might airier and I haven't had any staining problems even though both my kids and I wear jeans more often than not. I did get the seats coated with some sort of protection though when I had the car ceramic coated so maybe that helped. I couldn't justify the cost of the HUD, and since I have never had it on other cars I don't miss it, but maybe one day when it comes as standard it will become on of those things that I wonder how I ever did without it. Who knows? Other than that I took the ionisation pack which now seems a waste of money as I have no idea if it does anything and as far as I can tell outside smells still permeate the vehicle just like they have done with every other car I have owned. Air and active suspension are a must as far as I am concerned, ditto the 360 degree camera, and no remorse with those at all.
All in all I absolutely love driving the car and I like the way it looks, but as so many people have said the infotainment not only takes a helluva lot of getting used to but is more on the "sucks" side of the slider than a "win"
 

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I went for a silicon silver SE and am surprised how few people have talked about that as a favored color as I think it looks lovely and a number of passers by have stopped me to in the street to say as much. "
Thanks for the feedback and from the pic that color looks awesome. I'm going to see if I can find one in that color. I agree with you on the oyster interior just wonder why I have so much jean staining even with the protection the dealer installed. Maybe their product, Smartshield isn't good.
 

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my salesman shared light interior would show stains. I shared my experience of ride loss with larger wheels / less sidewall (on Acura RDX loaner when my 2007 RDX was new), which he confirmed with his testing.
I bought for 98% of the driving time. Basic luxury S with black leather, very tasteful interior. I bought from dealer inventory (another backed off a lease) and lucky to get optioned just enough with heated seats and best stereo. Performance seat noticeable 2% of the driving time. Donated the saved bobble option money to charity.

Color? Anything you like. Tickets are expensive and White blends in well at speed and is cooler. Red for 10 years was enough

Thankful I can own a fast, comfortable, quiet, unique (non-Tesla in CA) luxury car (my first at 59y.o.) and drive like there is no tomorrow 2% of the time. Regen works great and the planet thanks us for going electric
 
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