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Hi all, I ordered my car on the 3rd Sept from Bentwood Jaguar, however I didn't need to confirm the specification until the 27th Oct. So, I joined this forum and looked about at what people had, and what seemed good, and people's feedback on colours/options/etc. So a big thanks to everyone who shared their specs, choices, and pictures - you were all a real help!

I finally settled on the following, and rather than just listing the spec I thought I'd give my though process behind those choices.

* F-Pace S 3.0d = Ok this is a simple one, my current car doesn't have much poke but all my previous cars from when I was 18 were all sporty in some way, and I miss the thrill when you get a chance to boot it, or take it down some country lanes. I was tempted by the 3L petrol but decided most days it's going to be a family car so I'd get the diesel, and that's what test drove.

* Glacier White
* Brogue Taurus Leather with Oyster Stitching
* Light Oyster Morzine Headlining

Originally, I was looking at an IRR colour with the red seats inside, even though I generally buy/love white cars, I thought the red looked so great and it would be a change. However, my current Sorrento has a panoramic sunroof that I never seem to use more than a few time a year. So, I didn't see the point on paying for one on the FP as an option, and I'd rather spend the cash on some other toys. Sitting in the FP with the black headlining the car felt a little dark and smaller without extra light from the sunroof. Therefore, I decided to get the Light Headlining … but this to me didn't match the colour of the red seats and once I change to Brogue the match was fantastic. This then caused me to rethink the outside colour choices as imho the red didn't match the Brogue, white was my first choice I was very taken by the Quartzite and the Ingot - the wife wasn't - so we went back to white.

Now you might be thinking "wow he changed his car colour, seats, and overall look just because he didn't want a sunroof" … and in someway that's right - but I do love white cars and the right kind of brown leather, so I ended up with my initial gut picks even though I went the long way around to get there.


* Privacy Glass = More for the wife and kids in the back, but does help with the looks!

* Satin Line Wood Veneer = I wasn't thrilled with the standard colour and after taking the sample blocked out to the demo car and holding them all up to the door panel, I instantly wanted this finish - Note: On the web pages configuration I don't think the pictures do this justice - A reminder to everyone : On ANY option of colour, make sure you take the sample sheet/block outside into the daylight and hold up to the car in the location (assuming no demo car has that option) - as the pictures don't look the same as they sometimes do in real life.

* 22" Turbine 9 Spoke with Grey & Diamond Finish = For me the best-looking wheels on any colour F-Pace.

A lot of people (on this forum, at work, and friends) will say get black wheels with a white car. However, where I live there a ton of Land/Range Rovers of various shapes that are white with the black kits/wheels - And to be honest it's over saturated here, but that's not the only reason, the main one is that personally I'm not into the back wheel except for a very few select cars/colour combinations.


* 10 Way Memory Pack (Inc Electronic Steering Wheel) + Upgrade to 4 Way Lumber Support = Me and my wife have different driving positions and it's annoying to adjust every time we swap. Also you need to test drive the car without Lumbar support - if its ok for you then don't need to upgrade … if you don't feel comfortable then try a car with it and see if you can set up so it's comfy - this is what I did and I need the Lumber Support.

* InControl Touch Pro Pack = Yes, I had read about all the issues on these forums, but I work in IT and know that sometime this happens but most often than not, eventually this will get patched - in fact between placing the order and SP 2.5 was released and seems to have fixed most issues for the majority of people. This won't spoil the car for me if something doesn't work 100% some of the time … as long as it's fixed eventually, and any quirks give the car a character.

* AdSR = I wanted to make sure than no matter what happens when me or my wife is driving with the kids in the car, it's as safe as I can make it for them - so even though I may only use this once a year, it's worth the upgrade.

* Gesture Tailgate = Too many times have I got to the car with shopping or carrying a box, and have to put it down on a wet floor (or try and balance it - always nearly drop it!) - and no more I say to that!

* Space Saver Spare Wheel = Didn't want a full wheel and lose that boot space, but also didn't want to but all my faith in a can of gunk - I think this should be standard BTW!

* Configurable Mood Lighting - Remember when I said I didn't want a sun roof for more toys - well this is toy 1.

* Rear Set Remote Release Leavers - I have no idea why this is a dam option - it should be bloody standard! Come on Jag don't be tight-fisted here! Unless there is a logical reason no one would want these?

* Climate Control Front Seats with Heated Rear Seats - Had climate controlled front seats in my current and last car, and wasn't getting a new car without them.

* Cup-Holder Cover = In my current Kia Sorrento the cup-holder cover was standard and when I first got the car I couldn't understand why I would ever use it, surely I'd just leave it open? Well no, in 3 years it's spent most of its time closed, so for me a no brainer option.
* Electrically reclining rear seats = Toy No.2 - I want my passengers to know this is a luxury car ;-)

* Infrared Reflective windscreen + Heads Up Display = On the one hand this is the big Toy I saved the money from not getting a sun roof, however there is a large part of me that thinks this is the future and it does increase safety when driving. Being able to see your speed, the max road speed, and navigation direction, without looking down or to the side and keep your eyes on the road must relate to safer driving. Initial reports are that people with HUD's have less accidents. So while a big toy it's also for me another safety item that I felt I needed.

* Luggage Compartment Rubber Liner = I had these on my last 2 cars and with the wife loving the local garden centres and buying a ton of pot plants that then spill mud/dirt all over the boot, I doubt I'll ever had a car without one now ;-).

If you read through all that, then thank you for taking the time and I hope someone may find something useful in there for their spec. If you didn't read it all, then no worries it was a wall of text!

The factory will start to build the car this week (w/c 21/11) with a planned dealer delivery of the 23/12, so looks like I won't get until the new year - however the dealership has said there is chance it might come early which means if I really ask Santa nicely I might get my xmas present before they shut shop for xmas ;-).

Will keep you all updated.


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Looks awesome.

Enjoy the wait!
 

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Hi, Congrats on your order, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
Nice write up - wish I'd gone for the mood lighting. Not to change it to pornstar pink, but because without it you don't light up around the top of the centre console or in the little pockets on the tunnel. I left it off mine because we have it in the F Type and never use it - just set to standard, but would have preferred it in the FP. Only other thing I would change is the 14 way seats - went with 10 Way, although I thought I did ask the sales guy to change to 14 way but couldn't find an email confirmation so may have imagined it!!

enjoy your car - hope Santa 'motivates' the elves to get it sorted for you!
 

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Congratulations on two counts firstly the impending delivery of your superb new vehicle and secondly for having such a pragmatic and reasonable attitude toward any possible minor glitches you might experience on the ICT pro.

It is really most refreshing to hear from someone who is not looking for trouble, as unfortunately some do! So do not be put off by the scare stories and moaning that unfortunately takes place on this forum. There are always those that will complain either by nature or simply by trying to gain financial advantage. There was one individual who previously posted on this site his pleasure at rejecting his previous JLR product and getting 8 months free motoring. You know who you are "fella", quite disgusting!

I guess you are what I always refer to as "the reasonable man".

I am sure that you will be happy and enjoy your fabulous new car when it arrives, I know I do and that goes for the vast majority of owners.
 

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Russell I just wonder why is there always a sting in the tail with your posts?
 
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Congratulations on two counts firstly the impending delivery of your superb new vehicle and secondly for having such a pragmatic and reasonable attitude toward any possible minor glitches you might experience on the ICT pro.

It is really most refreshing to hear from someone who is not looking for trouble, as unfortunately some do! So do not be put off by the scare stories and moaning that unfortunately takes place on this forum. There are always those that will complain either by nature or simply by trying to gain financial advantage. There was one individual who previously posted on this site his pleasure at rejecting his previous JLR product and getting 8 months free motoring. You know who you are "fella", quite disgusting!

I guess you are what I always refer to as "the reasonable man".

I am sure that you will be happy and enjoy your fabulous new car when it arrives, I know I do and that goes for the vast majority of owners.
Russell .. no one cares

this was not needed on the members 1st purchase post ..
 

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Russell said:
I guess you are what I always refer to as "the reasonable man".
I am reasonable when it comes to IT problems, as it's my job.

However, I will not accept panel gaps, especially on a White car where they are much more noticeable. I don't expect it on a £60k car, and after reading these forums it is my biggest worry.

But we shall see ... I remain optimistic that most of the problems (CD / Rear Boot Latches) will be corrected before handover.

Been waiting for 11 weeks ... felt so long, and its like time has stopped at time. :p
 

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Only other thing I would change is the 14 way seats
I have the 10 position memory pack, but I do have the Lumbar Support.

So unless I'm mistaken, the 10 way + 4 Way Lumbar is the 14way?

But the memory pack will not save the Lumbar settings.

That right or I have I made a boo boo ?
 

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Pos.k said:
Only other thing I would change is the 14 way seats
I have the 10 position memory pack, but I do have the Lumbar Support.

So unless I'm mistaken, the 10 way + 4 Way Lumbar is the 14way?

But the memory pack will not save the Lumbar settings.

That right or I have I made a boo boo ?
Boo boo I'm afraid. The 14 way seats do include the lumbar adjust but also squab extention and inflatable bolster support. Try them out before committing. They really are excellent.

Great spec by the way but personally I would forgo a few of the gimmicks in place of the pano roof. Transforms the interior.
 

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JLRnumber5 said:
Gdank said:
Pos.k said:
Only other thing I would change is the 14 way seats
I have the 10 position memory pack, but I do have the Lumbar Support.

So unless I'm mistaken, the 10 way + 4 Way Lumbar is the 14way?

But the memory pack will not save the Lumbar settings.

That right or I have I made a boo boo ?
Boo boo I'm afraid. The 14 way seats do include the lumbar adjust but also squab extention and inflatable bolster support. Try them out before committing. They really are excellent.

Great spec by the way but personally I would forgo a few of the gimmicks in place of the pano roof. Transforms the interior.
Have to agree the Pano Roof makes the interior feel so much open and bigger and give such more light into the cabin during the day.
 

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Problem is ... I have a pano roof on my current car ... and I never use it. I find the sun annoys me too much through it (or my kids in the back) so have it closed most days. There are few times in 3 years where it has come in handy (like at night driving through Blackpool to see the Lights), but not enough to even come close to justify the cost.

Even on my older car's I never really used it much. Last time I used a sunroof regularly was on my Citroen AX ... and that was 24 year ago, and I didn't have air-con ;)
 

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Fair enough you sensitive thing! Lol. You've thought it though so that's good. Do try the 14 way seats tho.
A bit late for that ... car starts being built this week. :eek:

I did do an extensive test drive on the car with standard seats .... probably helps I'm 5' 8" .. as I did read taller people like squab extension for that leg support before the knee. Thanks for the suggestion thought, I probably should have got this up weeks ago ;-)
 

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Great spec, and that car will be fantastic.

14 way seats are the most important option I now believe, mood lighting is the best £200 ever spent, and the pano roof is s must ;) but you don't have it and therefore you will love the rest of the car.

Welcome to the forum
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JLRnumber5 said:
Fair enough you sensitive thing! Lol. You've thought it though so that's good. Do try the 14 way seats tho.
A bit late for that ... car starts being built this week. :eek:

I did do an extensive test drive on the car with standard seats .... probably helps I'm 5' 8" .. as I did read taller people like squab extension for that leg support before the knee. Thanks for the suggestion thought, I probably should have got this up weeks ago ;-)
Ah OK sorry I misread your post ... in which case I think you have chosen the perfect spec ;) ;) :lol:
 

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Problem is ... I have a pano roof on my current car ... and I never use it. I find the sun annoys me too much through it (or my kids in the back) so have it closed most days. There are few times in 3 years where it has come in handy (like at night driving through Blackpool to see the Lights), but not enough to even come close to justify the cost.

Even on my older car's I never really used it much. Last time I used a sunroof regularly was on my Citroen AX ... and that was 24 year ago, and I didn't have air-con ;)
Not sure on your current car but the evoque and my fpace has the panoramic roof and they were both tinted and never had any issues with sunlight at all and I never close my blind.
 

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I find flashing street lights at night distracting so bling closed at night and open in day... its first time I have enjoyed opening roof in years, mainly because it didn't eat into the headroom like it does on smaller cars (XE/XF with sunroof = cricked neck for me!)
 
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