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Went to Newport Beach Land Rover and Jaguar, and ordered an i-Pace FE in Red.
They really could not deal with the order very well. It took a long time.
In theory, I should be able to 'see' a car in August (har), delivery for October with no confirmation yet.
We have been driving on electricity for 5 years, 90% EV miles for a of family of four.
Reserved a Tesla Model 3 two years, 2 months ago. No 'invite' yet. So I decided to switch horses.
The i-Pace appears to be a better value than the Tesla Model S 75D or Tesla Model X 75D when you equip them the same.

The dealer could not answer whether they will have a lightweight hitch (for things like a bicycle rack) yet.
In fact, there was no listed Dealer Installed Options yet.
 

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i did see this on standard features

Rear Mounted Cycle Carrier - Preparation Kit
Interesting.

Guess my dealer didn't know much about about the car. I hope that doesn't cause problems.
 

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OK! I had to prod them, but they got 'er dun:

2019 Photon Red Jaguar i-Pace EV400 First Edition
Order # 1454xxxx
Order Date 6/1/18
Last Amendment Possible 6/15/18
Build Date 7/13/18
Delivery Date 9/21/18
Accepted Handover 9/26/18
Planned Handover 9/26/18

Newport Beach JLR, California USA
 

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OK! I had to prod them, but they got 'er dun:

2019 Photon Red Jaguar i-Pace EV400 First Edition
Order # 1454xxxx
Order Date 6/1/18
Last Amendment Possible 6/15/18
Build Date 7/13/18
Delivery Date 9/21/18

Accepted Handover 9/26/18
Planned Handover 9/26/18

Newport Beach JLR, California
USA
Congrats!
 

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From the British owners manual - 84.7 kWh usable battery. At 3.5 miles per kWh that will achieve about 300 miles.
The question is what speed is 3.5 kWh/m? Other Permanent Magnet cars can go about 70 mph, but the EV400 is heavier by 1,000lb.
I'm guessing 65 mph will reach about 270-280 miles.
 

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Which tire and interior option did you go with?
I stuck with the 20" for the softer ride and better range. Went with the oyster (tan) interior and headliner since it's a glass roof and I want the interior to stay cool and use less AC power.
 

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I stuck with the 20" for the softer ride and better range. Went with the oyster (tan) interior and headliner since it's a glass roof and I want the interior to stay cool and use less AC power.
hmmmm that is odd...who was your salesman at that dealership?
 

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hmmmm that is odd...who was your salesman at that dealership?
Why is that odd? I've been driving on electricity for over 5 years, and I know 'a bit' about cars. I would have ordered it with 18" wheels if possible, but the FE only comes with 20/22 wheels and a glass roof, neither of which I'm fond of, but required if I want the FE.
 

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Why is that odd? I've been driving on electricity for over 5 years, and I know 'a bit' about cars. I would have ordered it with 18" wheels if possible, but the FE only comes with 20/22 wheels and a glass roof, neither of which I'm fond of, but required if I want the FE.

I don't mean your selection is odd.


What is odd is I went into that exact same dealership on Sat, just 3 days after you, and ordered the exact same car you did...red, 20", oyster, FE. And for the same reasons...20" for range, comfort, noise, and less wear. Also Oyster for heat management. We must think alike.


Amir was my salesman and he never mentioned anything about another person ordering it just before I did. He did say they were allowed just one more FE order. I put down a $2K deposit which is fully refundable.


Today or tomorrow I should have expected delivery date which I am pushing to get in Sept. Our cars will probably be on the same delivery truck!
 

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I don't mean your selection is odd.


What is odd is I went into that exact same dealership on Sat, just 3 days after you, and ordered the exact same car you did...red, 20", oyster, FE. And for the same reasons...20" for range, comfort, noise, and less wear. Also Oyster for heat management. We must think alike.


Amir was my salesman and he never mentioned anything about another person ordering it just before I did. He did say they were allowed just one more FE order. I put down a $2K deposit which is fully refundable.


Today or tomorrow I should have expected delivery date which I am pushing to get in Sept. Our cars will probably be on the same delivery truck!
Different salesman, I'd feel better keeping that to myself. My first attempt was at Riverside JLR in March, who said they would call me when I could order, which would be in July. Never got a call. If things go astray at Newport JLR, I'll certainly post all about it, and then some. :wink2:

I've not had good luck ordering cars. One 'disappeared' which was a unique limited production track car, last production. It was loaded on the train, but that's the last I heard about it. Who got it? I was never told why or who. Then another car kept get delay after delay, and at 6 months after first deliveries, many with higher SN#'s, I pulled the plug.

And I'm a first 24hr Tesla Model 3 reservation holder. Original delivery was supposed to be Nov-Jan. It's June, and I still can't place a formal order for a 'generic' version, which is the Model 3 long range with premium upgrade package. Unlike some news stories, a stripped Tesla Model 3 is $50,000. If you like black cars with black seating, and a glass roof that is. White seating starts at $79,000 with no adaptive cruise or fixed first delivery schedule.

Yes, that would be cool if both FE cars arrive in September. But I'll admit I'm skeptical. Get bit 3 times in a row, and you learn. :surprise:

I might get 18" rims for street use with either runflat or seal-sealing technology, then put autocross/track tires on the 20" FEs for 'play dates'.
 

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My first attempt was Mission Viejo Jaguar but they wanted $5K deposit without a refundable cancellation. I am going to be without a car in October so I am really counting on this coming in or else I will have to get a Tesla. And I do have concerns with Jaguar marketing...a lot of hype but will it actually be a good car? Jaguar seems to have a reputation for quality issues. Also what about charging on long road trips? Does not seem to be many options at the moment but Tesla has a big electric network which only Tesla cars can use.
 

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My first attempt was Mission Viejo Jaguar but they wanted $5K deposit without a refundable cancellation. I am going to be without a car in October so I am really counting on this coming in or else I will have to get a Tesla. And I do have concerns with Jaguar marketing...a lot of hype but will it actually be a good car? Jaguar seems to have a reputation for quality issues. Also what about charging on long road trips? Does not seem to be many options at the moment but Tesla has a big electric network which only Tesla cars can use.
California was supposed to spend hundreds of millions already for DCFC CCS/CHAdeMO infrastructure. We got H2 filling stations so far. ARGGHH!!

Once the Baker station comes on line, Vegas is a sure shot at 85mph and 4 people. The West and East coasts have the best CCS infrastructure. Flyover states are not fully supported yet, they are behind schedule.

Tesla does have the better infrastructure right now, but it's not completely filled out. I started exploring the Model S back when it was RWD. They have had some significant issues, particularly in the first years. Flatbeds and Ranger calls were not uncommon.

But the Tesla has very limited luxury features. Our other luxury car is a CT6 Platinum, and it has amazing luxury features.

We operate 3 Chevrolet Volts, one for each college kid, and one for work deliveries. We have had very good luck with them, and have autocrossed all 3 against each other when I was teaching the kids. With a good driver, a Volt will run similar lap times to a Model S. The Volt is very nimble especially with performance tires.

The range on the i-Pace is the great unknown as are the actual limits when used on a closed course. But it should be a blast. No ZR1, but fun. I've even autocrossed the CT6 with 4 adults in it. We now call it the Vomit Comet. It does surprising well since it's all-wheel steering and has excellent handling for a land yacht.
 

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I reserved the I-Pace at the same Southern Cal dealer in early June. No delivery date given yet, maybe because I did not order the First Edition. They said they need to wait for their allocation in a couple weeks, but they were confident I'd get delivery this year, maybe in just 3-4 months.
 

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I reserved the I-Pace at the same Southern Cal dealer in early June. No delivery date given yet, maybe because I did not order the First Edition. They said they need to wait for their allocation in a couple weeks, but they were confident I'd get delivery this year, maybe in just 3-4 months.
It is interesting you guys are having trouble ordering, I ordered mine a couple weeks ago FE, Build 8-3-2018, delivery 10-24-2018 from Bellevue JLR here in WA state. Dealer told me they filled all their allocations so far, but buying 3 for inventory, that will have additional dealer markup
 
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