Hiya, docsbc! Great post and welcome back! It's been awhile.
"bumper car acceleration" at redlights and stop signs!I am currently at about 4,000 miles and ownership since November. This is my daily driver and I actually look forward to going to work and driving home, even in traffic. Always hoping to be the first one stopped at the traffic light, so I can see everyone else in the rear view mirror. I do not usually speed excessively, so the aggressive drivers who got left in the dust like to scream past me a few miles down the road as if they have accomplished something. LOL
I agree it is the best car I have owned including S Class AMG Mercedes which were my cars for 40 years. Fun to drive, beautifully finished inside, lots of Torque and no gas stations or tune ups.It appears that many of us have owned remarkable cars. I also feel that the Ipace is my favorite car ever that actually feels like a combination of my last two cars- Porsche 911 and Cayenne. I had the #3000 Tesla Model S 75 and sold it after one year to get the 911. My IPACE has the agility of the 911 and the utility of the Cayenne. But it is faster and more fun to drive ... and unique. I never miss gas stations and I try to behave while driving but Jes-o-pete this jag can pace. Over the years I have had a Jag S type, XJ8L and even a MKII years ago. The IPACE is all quality and as swift as you could ever handle. I recommend the IPACE without hesitation.
Funny, I tell people my 2 previous favorites, GL550 and Corvette, mated to produce the I-Pace. Awesome combination of styling, performance, handling, and practicality. The I-Pace is the ultimate Luxury Sport+Utility EV. I don't miss the 3rd row as much as I though I would, and given I've driven over 25,000 miles in 20 months, I've probably saved $5,000 on gas alone vs. the GL. The I-Pace is still so uncommon I get "What is that?" even as the car enters its 3rd year on the market. Only regret is I didn't wait a year to get one of those crazy $20-$30k discounts off the price.I also feel that the Ipace is my favorite car ever that actually feels like a combination of my last two cars- Porsche 911 and Cayenne.
I like having a dealer network of 331 shops that can sell or maintain my car. The Fiskar Ocean looks interesting too.I admit the stories on these forums have me concerned. It seems like many of the issues have fixes. But of course there are problems that linger for some. Seems like the main software and AC issues have a fix.
I currently have a MY22 on order. Worried about a new infotainment system. But hoping that it won’t be a problem
No car is perfect. I wish the I pace was the “future“ for Jaguar but it’s a placeholder.I suspect they coming out with a new vehicle platform for 2025 that will be scaleable so they can use it multiple vehicle.
I’m still considering a polestar. People on the polestar forums have had less serious issues it seems. But the closest polestar space is 250 miles away for me. Too far to bring it in for maintenance or repairs (and no Volvo Dealer in Chicago will work on polestar)
Shortly after we bought our 2019 I-Pace SE we were ready to declare it a lemon and not look back. Car was in twice to replace cells in the drive battery pack. One each shop visit. First time we had to have the car towed out of our garage. Wouldn't move and couldn't get it into neutral with the parking brake off. Dealer told us how to release the brake manually. The tow company with two trucks (including a flat bed) finally got it to the dealer. Long story short after this misery was over (yes, Jaguar paid for a rental since they were all out of loaners) we have grown to love the car and are thinking of keeping it longer than our original plan of five years. We'll see what the competition is a couple of years from now. We used to be BMW people (had an i3 BEV and loved it except for the limited range, but feel that BMW has lost their way. No i5, the i4 is a rehash and the iX3 is made in China. Groan. Hope Jaguar gets their act together while I watch the Forum and see how many problems others have had............As an I-Pace owner, would you recommend the car to friends and family?
Im an advocate for the car and strongly recommend it, but I also set the expectations based on its quirks.
Depending on the person I might steer them towards an E-Tron or Taycan