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swager
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Post by swager » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:53 pm

Hi All,

Well picked it up yesterday and have the biggest smile on my face for some time ,it's a long story living for the last 12 months with the Discovery Sport HSE LUX Auto but have drawn a line under that episode and now looking forward to the F-PACE PORTFOLIO 250t petrol auto

Such a different drive to the disco Sport with good tight build and not a rattle to be heard ,didn't go for the 10 inch touchscreen as had so many quality issues to the one fitted to the DS .

All panels look good ,gearbox smooth as silk and just taking it easy over the first few hundred miles with the engine .

So golf clubs and trolley loaded happy days

Cheers

Swager


Jag69
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Re: Hi

Post by Jag69 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:02 pm

Hi Swager. Nice choice. You will soon have it in dynamic mode trust me. I'm still smiling after a week. Long may it continue.
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swager
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Re: Hi

Post by swager » Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:03 pm

Well not the best of days today , just squaring up the F Pace into a parking space and a young driver decided to reverse out of the space opposite me and hit the offside rear . He was very apologetic and showed me his insurance , damaged is light with the rear bumper looks like it has popped out from its holding clips and the lower red reflector broken along with a few scuff marks . He later called me and asked if he could settle the claim without involving his insurance ?

Your thoughts on what I should do ?

Thanks

Swager


Neilfx
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Post by Neilfx » Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:44 am

Hi Swager, that's awful news, hope it doesn't ruin your enjoyment.
I think you should go back to your Jaguar dealer and get a quote for a full repair. Present this quote to the the other guy and let him choose whether it's cash or insurance, it'll be all the same to you, but make sure that he pays you the cash before you leave It in to the garage for the work to be done.
Don't be tempted to get the work done by a non-Jaguar workshop to make it easier on the other guy.
Best regards,
Neil
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JLRnumber5
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Post by JLRnumber5 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:26 am

Hi Swager I agree with Neil. It's unfortunate and he quite possibly feels genuinely bad about what happened but if you start to feel sorry for him then you could end up making decisions that you regret.

I once had a guy reverse into my XKR and push the front grille in. Initially he wanted to pay me cash and I agreed as I thought it could only be £100 max to get it back into place. All was fine. Turns out the whole front bumper needed to come off and the grille replaced as a couple of clips had broken off. £550 in the end. Now the guy changes his mind and starts to say I drove into the back of him.
Two 3.0D F-pace S gone but not forgotten.


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catwoman
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Post by catwoman » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:45 am

Bad news :cry: . . but I can't see any upside to this for you if you agree to go along the non-insurance route. It's what we pay our premiums for.
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Doug
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Post by Doug » Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:12 pm

The other driver probably would have to pay the first £500-£750 and still lose there no claims bonus. So as long as the repair is under £1000 it would be cheaper for him and more importantly a lot lot quicker for you if he gives you the cash for the repair rather than being tied up with insurance companies.
The cash/payment up front route would also mean you don't have to declare the accident to your insurance. saveing your policy, The accident would be on the system and has to be declared for the next 5 years.
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swager
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Re: Hi

Post by swager » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:33 pm

Hi All,

And thanks for your advice and agree with the fact that I should go down the insurance route, call my local Jaguar dealer and they advised me to inform my insurance company but the 3rd party wanted to settle the claim himself .
I am taking the F Pace in on Tuesday so they can quote , funny thing was that I had the car cleaned by my local car wash guys and thought what was the car rocking around when they were cleaning and when I got home noticed that one of them had popped the bumper back into place and it doesn’t look so painful . I have noticed that there is a crease in the bumper just where it meets the wheel arch so it looks like a new bumper .

Well the bump haven’t spoilt the fun in driving it as not sure if it’s just me but it seems a lot quicker then the DS along with one really smooth ( Lexus smooth) auto box .

Cheers

Swager

Cheers Swager


Jagfpacejk
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Post by Jagfpacejk » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:57 pm

Welcome and sorry to hear and read about your issue.

One thing to remember is you also have a claim against your name with your insurer if you go the insurance route, some insurers class it as a claim against you even when it's not your fault, I would read the small print of your car insurance to be safe.
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F-Pace S
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Post by F-Pace S » Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:50 pm

I agree with Neil too.

Get a quote from Jaguar, say it is Jaguar only to fix it and show him the estimate so he can decide. Avoid ins if you can, you will have to tell them on every renewal for 5 years, even non fault, despite what anyone tells you, will increase your premium, especially if something else happens within 5 years... you don't have to tell them to make it cheaper.

On another note, what happened with the Disco sport?
Rejected two beautiful F-Pace 3.0d S's, loved them both, other than the many faults. :cry: Back to a 535d BMW for me, not ruling out another JLR...Velar...but not in the first year of production again. JLR need to pull their socks up.


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