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Re: Considering F-Pace S (New vs Ex Jaguar Management)

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:48 am
by Smitten
The main options that seem to be missing are Adaptive Cruise Control and any of the more advanced parking aids and 360 cameras. I didn't specify those either and haven't missed them. I find the standard parking aids and standard reversing camera are good enough. I havent missed ACC but I don't do a lot of motorway driving. Mileage seems reasonable too. I picked mine up in April 2018 and have 5200 on the clock for comparison. Paintwork is quite soft compared to my previous Audi. Being a dark colour it may well have picked up quite a few marks in supermarket car parks. I have already had a couple even being super careful. You will want a lengthy test drive to make sure there are no niggles. It does look like a nice example but you need to see it up close and check for swirls and scuff on the paintwork and make sure their are no repairs to the wheels. They are prone to kerb damage.

Re: Considering F-Pace S (New vs Ex Jaguar Management)

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:09 pm
by HB_NORM
Thanks for reply Smitten. I would love 360 camera but finding a car in the country with one that isn't a factory order is proving very difficult. Solihull reducing to 3 days has caused a shortage of F-Pace available and current lead time is March 2019 for cars ordered now. We can't wait that long so limited to what new vehicles are available or the ex Jaguar management car. The thought of travelling in excess of 350 mile round trip to see a car we might not like is daunting.

Re: Considering F-Pace S (New vs Ex Jaguar Management)

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:58 pm
by Jagfpacejk
HB_NORM wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:09 pm
Thanks for reply Smitten. I would love 360 camera but finding a car in the country with one that isn't a factory order is proving very difficult. Solihull reducing to 3 days has caused a shortage of F-Pace available and current lead time is March 2019 for cars ordered now. We can't wait that long so limited to what new vehicles are available or the ex Jaguar management car. The thought of travelling in excess of 350 mile round trip to see a car we might not like is daunting.
Have you tried calling around dealers to see what’s coming through there books?

Re: Considering F-Pace S (New vs Ex Jaguar Management)

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:12 pm
by HB_NORM
Jagfpacejk wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:58 pm
HB_NORM wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:09 pm
Thanks for reply Smitten. I would love 360 camera but finding a car in the country with one that isn't a factory order is proving very difficult. Solihull reducing to 3 days has caused a shortage of F-Pace available and current lead time is March 2019 for cars ordered now. We can't wait that long so limited to what new vehicles are available or the ex Jaguar management car. The thought of travelling in excess of 350 mile round trip to see a car we might not like is daunting.
Have you tried calling around dealers to see what’s coming through there books?
I have tried four (4) different franchise dealers in the South and they have checked all there stock. There seems to be a shortage in allocated build slots is the consensus I am getting.

Re: Considering F-Pace S (New vs Ex Jaguar Management)

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:01 pm
by Jagfpacejk
HB_NORM wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:12 pm
Jagfpacejk wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:58 pm
HB_NORM wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:09 pm
Thanks for reply Smitten. I would love 360 camera but finding a car in the country with one that isn't a factory order is proving very difficult. Solihull reducing to 3 days has caused a shortage of F-Pace available and current lead time is March 2019 for cars ordered now. We can't wait that long so limited to what new vehicles are available or the ex Jaguar management car. The thought of travelling in excess of 350 mile round trip to see a car we might not like is daunting.
Have you tried calling around dealers to see what’s coming through there books?
I have tried four (4) different franchise dealers in the South and they have checked all there stock. There seems to be a shortage in allocated build slots is the consensus I am getting.
There is a lot more between you and the 350 mile dealer.

There are a lot of 2018 Fpace S on Autotrader. ;)

Re: Considering F-Pace S (New vs Ex Jaguar Management)

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:16 pm
by MiCoHi
Having just bought an 'ex Jaguar Fleet' F-Pace, only last week, I can thoroughly recommend it as a viable option.

Although only the standard 20D, my R-Sport model is fully loaded, bar 360 camera, tow bar and blind spot functions and came with just over 4000 miles on the clock and the benefit of a 2 year warranty too.

Test drive was good and bodywork is all great, as is the interior.

Priced up a new model with the same spec and it comes to £56k, so it makes the £41 I paid seem very reasonable. I love Jaguars, but not enough to swallow depreciation like that (and I don't rent/lease cars, so the depreciation is real to me).

I wouldn't make the 360 camera a sticking point - the car can be set to kick in with all round park distance control at low speed anyway, with a graphic representation instead of a camera view, so it's no great loss.

I held out for LED lights, moon roof and most importantly, adaptive cruise control. On today's busy roads, and the motorway network in particular, ACC is a godsend and I'd not be without it, having had it on my last car.

Re: Considering F-Pace S (New vs Ex Jaguar Management)

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:59 pm
by HB_NORM
Did anyone consider other rivals when looking to purchase a F-Pace? Reason I ask is we have been looking at an X3 M40d in comparison and a Range Rover Velar. Both have newer technology and platforms and feel a lot more premium inside, especially as the F-Pace buttons on the steering wheel make noises. I'd be keen to know what the forums opinions are.

Re: Considering F-Pace S (New vs Ex Jaguar Management)

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:24 pm
by Jagfpacejk
HB_NORM wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:59 pm
Did anyone consider other rivals when looking to purchase a F-Pace? Reason I ask is we have been looking at an X3 M40d in comparison and a Range Rover Velar. Both have newer technology and platforms and feel a lot more premium inside, especially as the F-Pace buttons on the steering wheel make noises. I'd be keen to know what the forums opinions are.
I have test driven the Velar and is a different drive to the Fpace but steered away due to issues with the cars the same as the Fpace.

Love the Fpace and the Velar drive but the issues with the cars mean i left the brand.

Maybe one day i'll come back once these issues are resolved.

Re: Considering F-Pace S (New vs Ex Jaguar Management)

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:40 pm
by Smitten
HB_NORM wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:59 pm
Did anyone consider other rivals when looking to purchase a F-Pace? Reason I ask is we have been looking at an X3 M40d in comparison and a Range Rover Velar. Both have newer technology and platforms and feel a lot more premium inside, especially as the F-Pace buttons on the steering wheel make noises. I'd be keen to know what the forums opinions are.
What feels more premium is subjective and there is an emotional aspect to purchasing decisions as well. I wanted an F Pace so that's what I test drove. I liked the look and design. I have had BMWs and Audi's previously and I would say my car is the same quality. It's been a great choice and I am very satisfied. Great car.

Re: Considering F-Pace S (New vs Ex Jaguar Management)

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:49 pm
by HB_NORM
Thank you for the reviews so far. Like you Smitten we have had previous BMW's and Audi's most recently a brand new Audi S3 that had an engine failure due to a component issue after 3 months. Since then, we have been knocked back in confidence, and although you hear bad press about manufactures and particular models, I'm concerned that the F-Pace is still having issues reported. We have been offered a brand new one which retails at £64,660 so its very highly sought after specification, but reading reviews puts an element of doubt, which at that price is making our decision harder.