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Hi all, was speaking to my dealer on Friday about My order etc. He confirmed that there would be an event very soon for dealer staff to test the F pace at millbrook proving ground in Bedfordshire. As a test / prototype engineer I have been there several times and been escorted around in various vehicles and even as a child too, as my dad used to work there for 25 years! The worst being driven flat out in a frontera sport (blast from the past)on the alpine course, I felt so sick, thing would have handled better with rudder in my opinion! Anyway... We were also talking about a factory tour which I understand a number of forum members have been on. He confirmed to me that they are trying make sure that all the FE owners get thier cars at pretty much the same time,which sounds as easy as getting on the G7 party list. I of course was more interested in my own delivery date (yes selfish) but he said even if other cars were ready they will not be delivered until after the FE 's...Hummmm are they making ours now then? I also said that due to forum chatter, I was considering changing my full size spare option as many others have, he replied that due to show feed back another info prompt was issued over the humpty in the boot for clarification for dealers/ customers.I take it if I can go on this factory tour the week after next, no photos are allowed?
 

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I'm doing the Solihull factory tour 22nd March. I have a friend who is pretty senior at JLR who is going to try and arrange for me to meet the F PACE production schedule manager same day who is a Contact of theirs...the only thing they can tell me at present is that my order is in the holding pool.
 

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Maybe we should all take it in turns to change our orders every day until they say I am sorry your order is no longer amendable, beacause they have either got sooo...fed up with us, or we know for sure they are building non FE variants and press/ showroom demos etc. Only one big problem... One of us will end up with something they didn't really want!! :lol:
 

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I'm not sure they can making our cars (none FE) yet. Well mine anyway as I've not signed anything with the dealer and I can still make changes to the spec.

I hope they're not making it anyway as what my first spec was, and what it is now are completely different!!
 

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I take it if I can go on this factory tour the week after next, no photos are allowed?
That's is correct they also cover your phone with a seal over the camera too in order to ensure you're not tempted to take one! :roll:
 

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Ironic really...as in the past week I have had invites to Audi / Lexus and yesterday Porsche... Do you think they are using this forum to poach customers from Jag, or are they confusing me with someone who has more money than sense... ( about 47 pence according to my wife) ;)
 

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DAL I am going to factory same day as you , are you doing the morning or afternoon? I am doing the morning tour after my full fat all you can eat breakfast at the Hilton!
 

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Hi jag cat, I'm going in the morning, I think it's 8:30 or 9am Start, it will be myself (Darren) and Steve my brother in law. We will be driving over that morning from Nottingham.

Hopefully will see you there :)
 

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Cool, I will be with the wife.... The one who is bank rolling this lot, we (Gary and Annette) will be traveling up the night before from Somerset ,will pm you mobile number before. Maybe even take this production planner into a room and have word in his shell like!! Nooo,nothing violent ... Just accidently bolt a few extra things on! Mind you I noticed that some of you guys on here are going to have to wait longer for your cars, as they have so many options specd it will have to go down the production twice to get them all on!! :lol: :roll:
 

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Sounds good lol, I have family in Wincaton and Bruton. Hopefully my JLR contact will be able to make the intro to the F PACE people, it depends on the workload on the day...
 
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