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For the past few weeks I have been discussing the purchase of an F-Pace with my local Jaguar dealer. After brushing off the Cayenne, and narrowing my spec for the F-Pace, I was certain to place an order in the next week - ready for a March delivery.

That was, until, I read this forum. After having to put up with terrible dealer service on my Porsche (porsche specialist, not franchise), and a car with never ending problems, I wanted to switch to something more reliable.

Do you guys think these issues are teething issues that would be ironed out in a 2017 model? Or are the quality issues with the model that are more endemic? Certainly the dealer quality issues look long term, based on this forum.
 

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As is often the case with most things, when something isn't working right people will scream from the rooftops.

When things are working as they should, normally you'll not hear too much.
 

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Well you can tell the screaming has stopped ... and that's really in the past month.

It's now a few glitches here and there, and more "how do I do x?" posts.
 

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Something to think about...
Even those who have experienced lots of issues still want another F Pace.

They're great cars. Yes, they have some teething issues and Jaguar are working hard to resolve them.
I had a couple of ICTP issues with mine which seem to have been resolved with the latest software update with further updates to come. That aside, it's a great looking, great handling car. I love it!
 

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Glad to see there are content owners. The second thoughts are starting to be wound back. With the spec I am looking at, I'm close to £60k - which is nearly double anything I've spent on a car previously. I'm going new because I want a hassle free ownership. I drove the F-Type V8R across Germany for a couple of weeks and it was pure class, zero issues. Which is why I am considering the Jaguar brand.
 

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I think for you its all about the dealer. There are good Ines out there.
I've had some issues that mostly have gone with the 2.5 update and my car has only been on once for a half day.
My service team have been great really with updates and doing what they can.

I've heard and talked to others who also have received amazing service and been looked after.
There is always some risk and as you say you've had a really bad experience in the Porsche camp.
 

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RobPorscheJag said:
Glad to see there are content owners. The second thoughts are starting to be wound back. With the spec I am looking at, I'm close to £60k - which is nearly double anything I've spent on a car previously. I'm going new because I want a hassle free ownership. I drove the F-Type V8R across Germany for a couple of weeks and it was pure class, zero issues. Which is why I am considering the Jaguar brand.
You getting the petrol then or diesel ?
Similar sort of price I spent on mine
 

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Mbadger77 said:
RobPorscheJag said:
Glad to see there are content owners. The second thoughts are starting to be wound back. With the spec I am looking at, I'm close to £60k - which is nearly double anything I've spent on a car previously. I'm going new because I want a hassle free ownership. I drove the F-Type V8R across Germany for a couple of weeks and it was pure class, zero issues. Which is why I am considering the Jaguar brand.
You getting the petrol then or diesel ?
Similar sort of price I spent on mine
This is exactly the question I am tossing up in my head and started a slightly seperate thread on it. I'm swayed towards the petrol because I'm coming from a 355bhp car that weighs half as much as the F-Pace. I would really appreciate your thoughts on the petrol here - if you wouldn't mind:

http://www.fpaceforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1992
 

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Hi Rob

Can I ask a couple of questions before I offer my 2p

What porsche are you coming from?

Is this your only / main car or a 2nd/3rd etc?

What drew you to the fpace in the first place?
 

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Hi Rob

Can I ask a couple of questions before I offer my 2p

What porsche are you coming from?

Is this your only / main car or a 2nd/3rd etc?

What drew you to the fpace in the first place?
Hey there. I'm coming from the 911. A manual, rear wheel drive pure driving car.

This will be my only car - I need something bigger to cart more people around. I have a choice between keeping the current car and getting an average diesel Audi estate to sit alongside the 911... or I get something that straddles the best of both worlds. Hence the F-Pace.
 

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Either go plan A - Keep 911 and get average Audi estate

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Go Plan B and get the petrol FPace

The Plan B change will be big huge - size / centre of gravity / auto. So why make it more so by switching to diesel. Keep the familiar noise and thats at least one of your 5 senses that hasn't been affected!!

I too have a Porker and a fab relationship with the main dealer. So I so nearly bought another (Cayenne) for the family loadlugger but very happy with the fpace and hence why I went diesel - Bit more sensible / better MPG etc but still got the Porsche for high days and holidays.

Think it would be really useful for you to test drive the 3l petrol but not sure there is any. I would ring around to see if anyone has one - If not test drive Fpace 3l diesel and f type petrol?. But if your not blown away by the fpace don't give up till you've driven the 3l petrol.

What part of the country are you in? Maybe one of the 3l petrol guys on here is close

Whatever happens enjoy the choosing

All the best
 

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blackjagmike said:
Either go plan A - Keep 911 and get average Audi estate

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Go Plan B and get the petrol FPace

The Plan B change will be big huge - size / centre of gravity / auto. So why make it more so by switching to diesel. Keep the familiar noise and thats at least one of your 5 senses that hasn't been affected!!

I too have a Porker and a fab relationship with the main dealer. So I so nearly bought another (Cayenne) for the family loadlugger but very happy with the fpace and hence why I went diesel - Bit more sensible / better MPG etc but still got the Porsche for high days and holidays.

Think it would be really useful for you to test drive the 3l petrol but not sure there is any. I would ring around to see if anyone has one - If not test drive Fpace 3l diesel and f type petrol?. But if your not blown away by the fpace don't give up till you've driven the 3l petrol.

What part of the country are you in? Maybe one of the 3l petrol guys on here is close

Whatever happens enjoy the choosing

All the best
Thanks Mike. I think plan B has to be the option. I live in central London, so additional parking space is £50k or £125/month. Doesn't seem worth it just to service 2 cars at extremes of the spectrum.

I too looked at the Cayenne - but it would have to be the GTS for power. But I'm a bit scared with Porsche - and I'd struggle to revisit the brand for some time.

You've pin pointed my issue with the 3.0 petrol F Pace - the dealers don't seem to have one in stock for test drives. I have driven both the V6 and V8 F-Types, so understand the engine on the F-Pace is going to feel similar.
 

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Where you based ?
Your our option is a secondhand FType and a second hand SUV. I considered it :)
Let me know as I'm based in SW London / middlesex
 

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Just seen your London. Drop me a PM I'd be happy to take you out for a quick jaunt so you can at least feel / hear the petrol over the diesel which you Can test drive anywhere.
 

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Mbadger77 said:
I think for you its all about the dealer. There are good Ines out there.
I've had some issues that mostly have gone with the 2.5 update and my car has only been on once for a half day.
My service team have been great really with updates and doing what they can.

I've heard and talked to others who also have received amazing service and been looked after.
There is always some risk and as you say you've had a really bad experience in the Porsche camp.
And yet, I wouldn't trust Guy Salmon Thames Ditton to speak my weight.... and they will never work on one of my cars again. So whatever you do, go to Harwoods.... :evil:
 

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Yes so far they have been good but lie you say one mistake or bad experience and that's soured forever.
Heard lots of good things about hardwoods
 

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Hey Rob

As others have said you need a good dealer. Not sure which bit of London you are in. I'm in Wimbledon. Avoid Lookers West London. They are dreadful. I've had poor service from Stratstone too. And Guy Salmon.

I found Harwoods two cars ago. They are truly excellent. You may have read elsewhere that unfortunately I've had to reject my car and they are getting me a replacement without any fuss or drama in 2 months. PM me if you'd like me to introduce you to the dealer principal.

Good luck.
 

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If you're in reach of Sevenoaks, Lancaster and Martin Pierce there was excellent.
 
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