The dangers of over reading

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OJH1973
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The dangers of over reading

Post by OJH1973 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:50 pm

Hi All

Waiting arrival of my first ever Jaguar. Build date is 22/06 so fingers crossed it’s with me for early July. I’ve read many of the posts on the forum but don’t know if anyone has reviewed/received the MY19 FPace yet. I’ve read the horror stories of rejected cars, failing infotainment and squeaky bits... of previous versions. I am in no way doubting my decision. I test drove the usual competition and the FPace was, at least for me, streets ahead in style and enjoyment. But, I’m just wondering if any of the problems so many have talked about have a chance of being sorted with the new MY19 releases?


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Re: The dangers of over reading

Post by Smitten » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:32 pm

OJH1973 wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:50 pm
Hi All

Waiting arrival of my first ever Jaguar. Build date is 22/06 so fingers crossed it’s with me for early July. I’ve read many of the posts on the forum but don’t know if anyone has reviewed/received the MY19 FPace yet. I’ve read the horror stories of rejected cars, failing infotainment and squeaky bits... of previous versions. I am in no way doubting my decision. I test drove the usual competition and the FPace was, at least for me, streets ahead in style and enjoyment. But, I’m just wondering if any of the problems so many have talked about have a chance of being sorted with the new MY19 releases?
More recent builds seem to have been having many less issues than earlier models. Mine was an April build pretty much the last of the MY18's. The only things I have had are an update to my ICTP software (it wasn't bad before but it is quicker/slicker now) and my exhaust tailpipes were adjusted in situ as one chrome finisher was sticking out 3cm further than the other. Be interesting to see what version of ICTP is fitted on MY19's - is it the 3.5 Helmet Edition that many have upgraded to or a newer version still?

Overall, I can't fault the build quality and finish on my car other than needing that minor adjustment to the tail pipe. Mechanically no issues and 2,500 miles driven. Absolutely love it and makes me grin every time I drive :D

Catwoman told me that build dates quoted are the last day of the week of the build so your car could started as early as Saturday 16th and be completed as early as Monday 18th assuming a 3 day build process. I had a build date of 13/4 but it was delivered to the dealer the following Thursday just 6 working days later so hopefully yours will be quick as well. Not long to wait now ;)

It is obligatory to tell us your spec and post some pictures when it arrives please - we are all so nosy :lol:
3.0d S, Santorini black, black pack, 22" black rims, LEDs, Priv, 350W, ICTP, Ebony interior, AdSR, space saver, config ambient, remote release, lumbar, winter pack, rear recline. Build date Friday 13/4/18 :D


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Re: The dangers of over reading

Post by nphe9974 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:43 pm

From personal experience, the only issue I had was with the ICTP which after 12 months was really spoiling my enjoyment of the car. The latest update though has pretty much sorted the issues and as long as you get the latest version I’m sure you’ll be fine.
F-Pace 3.0 d S, Ammonite Grey, ICTP


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Re: The dangers of over reading

Post by catwoman » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:35 pm

Hello OJH1973, welcome to the forum. Don't panic, I'm sure your car will be just fine . . the vast majority are, even from the earlier production batches . . mine has been completely trouble free for two years. Forums are always full of horror stories.

We need more information from you, spec, colour, options, etc. . . what have you gone for?
8-) . . been enjoying since July '16, 2.0d R-Sport, Ammonite + Black Pack, Jet/Red interior and a few useful options


OJH1973
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Re: The dangers of over reading

Post by OJH1973 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:29 pm

Thanks everyone - nervousness allayed. I’m super excited about the car. I became impatient for its arrival within a minute of leaving the Sevenoaks dealer - excellent service by Darryl there by the way - so the prospect of it arriving shortly is making me even more restless.

We are getting the 2 litre petrol r sport in Loire blue with panoramic roof, full memory seats, digital driver display and enhanced sound system and an activity key (not because we are routinely surfing as the advert suggests but because my wife is far less likely to lose something attached to her wrist). We are giving up a Lexus hybrid in return so the contrast will be interesting.

My eldest son is excited by the big reveal on collection. I might have missold it as he is anticipating a super hero swooping in with the car on their back. Got to get him interested somehow...


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Re: The dangers of over reading

Post by Jagfpacejk » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:54 pm

Reading can be good but can also put doubts in your head like you say.

As stated by Catwomen above the main reason people join forums like this is due to issues, I am sure there are hundreds of people who have had issues, i have.

But there are also hundreds who have trouble free motoring.

I would not get to worried about your car as you may like many others have a trouble free car, until it arrives your have to go through what all of us did, that wait period till it arrives, once it arrives i am sure your be overjoyed.

Fingers crossed for you that you get a good one as trust me if mine did not have issues it would still be outside my house, they are a great car.
Ex Owner of a Pre Launch 1st Edition Supercharged V6 and a Ex Owner of 1st Edition Diesel V6


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Re: The dangers of over reading

Post by jmb » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:02 pm

Hi OJ ,

I got my F Pace from the same 7oaks dealership ( Martin) - the reveal bit is quite fun. Their service is excellent.

James


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Re: The dangers of over reading

Post by chainagent » Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:56 am

Reading since almost 1,5 years in this forum was exactely the reason why I didn't order a F-Pace, unfortunately. For me the F-Pace is from the disign point of view the best SUV in the whole range of dull looking cars on the road. So the decision was very hard to make. But incompetent dealerships and all the bad reviews here at the forum were reasons enough to lose my faith that Jaguar is able to build a reliable car for long term usage of 10 years +. In this case reasons finally triumphed over heart. Finally I ordered just one of the dull looking cars - a X3.


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catwoman
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Re: The dangers of over reading

Post by catwoman » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:38 am

chainagent wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:56 am
Reading since almost 1,5 years in this forum was exactely the reason why I didn't order a F-Pace, unfortunately.
Ah, that's a shame, fell at the first hurdle then!

Be assured, incompetent dealers and negative stories on car forums are definitely not the unique preserve of the F-Pace. Maybe you didn't read any X3 forums, else you might have noticed that. By now there will be tens of thousands of F-Paces out on the roads being enjoyed by their owners, far outweighing the numbers who have problems. But good luck with your dull alternative, hope it provides you with the "10 years +" of reliable motoring you're looking for. I'll just carry on enjoying my F-Pace . . two years, zero issues!
8-) . . been enjoying since July '16, 2.0d R-Sport, Ammonite + Black Pack, Jet/Red interior and a few useful options


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Re: The dangers of over reading

Post by big jon » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:11 pm

Yes catwoman a lot have no problems at all i joined this forum in may 2016 before taking delivery in September, apart from minor probs,the car is far better than the alternatives
R sport, AWD Auto, White, black pack,, dynamics pack, panoramic roof, ICTP 380, folding mirrors,20"black venoms and much more


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