I was on Autotrader looking at these last night! Interested to hear your experience, as the potential of swapping from an XFR (and Kuga!) will be quite a shock. Probably not in the near future, but perhaps in the next 2 years.
More boat-like! Well, that's to be expected I guess! I'm used to RRs etc too. I think a good way to describe the F-Pace when I get asked what's the difference compared to say a RR Sport or Velar, is the LR product is designed for off road, the Jaguar product is an enlarged Sports Car with some off-road capability. I specifically wanted a petrol engine, and not a 4 cylinder either, I didn't need (nor did I want to afford, I already have a V8) the V8 SVR, so an S V6 Supercharged was the obvious choice. Now the V6 is NOTthe V8, it's very rev happy and needs those revs to progress, unlike the V8 which has bags of torque and pulls very well from low revs. Once inside the car, it's very Jaguar, you'll be used to it in no time. Having the huge boot space, well, that's why I bought it. My saloon XF was just not moving stuff about. Plus the roads around here in winter meant a rear-wheel drive non-limited slip diff car was not very good. Even the XKR is better than the XF making progress in snow, but very, very tail happy. The obvious things to look out for, for me anyway, was a good selection of optional extras specified, such as ITCP over ITC, I wanted LED headlamps, LCD dash, adaptive cruise etc, but these are personal choices. Yes, I paid alot for the car used, but it was the (pretty much) exact spec I wanted and what I wanted seems rare, especially with the V6 petrol. Am I happy? You betcha!
Thanks for the detailed info. The one I was looking at is very nice, low mileage, great colour, V6 Supercharged AWD, pany roof and modern big screen. They claim 5.1 sec to 60, so not a slouch, but way down on the torque I am used to. Combining my XFR and Ford Kuga into one car will ne the way forward. SVR would be ideal, but soooo expensive.
just to add my 2 pennoth, I have the 4 pot 2l petrol, really settled into it now after the 3.0D XFS and don’t miss the torque, again I’m lucky to have the XK if I want to go for a blast, otherwise it performs well. Good load carrier, though interestingly if I am carrying 2 to play golf we need to use the rear seats for some of the stuff. Very comfortable ride, pretty much as Alan says very “Jaguar” inside. I have Pivi Pro, not experienced ICT(P), and it works very well particularly with inbuilt CarPlay. Also got fixed pano roof, surround cameras & HUD.
The V6 S supercharged petrol has a price premium, the V8 SVR even more so. I'm thinking maybe a lower pulley and remap. I also have HUD and 360 cameras, about the only things missing are heated steering wheel and Lane Keep Assist, it has Lane Departure Warning, as they all do, and no alcantara roof lining, which I'm actually quite missing! Also no pano roof, mine is solid roof, again by choice.
Thought I'd fit the mud flaps I bought from China via Aliexpress for £24.44 inc shipping. Gone in the bin. Someone spent a lot of effort to design them, rather than a rip off of the genuine Jaguar product but then put pretty much zero effort into designing the mounting hardware. They'd fall off the first bump you drive over, or end up dangling. So if you have an F-Pace and want mud flaps, buy Jaguar genuine ones. Even if it does mean drilling 3 holes in each side of the rear bumper, no chance of taking them off if you change your mind, unless you want to see 3x 7mm holes each side
Thanks for that, I had been considering getting some. I also need to replace a mud deflector from just in front of the NSR wheel. Have searched for that online but they all only say up to 2020 so unsure if it would fit mine, looks the same.
Still enjoying my FPace - this picture best explains why I got the car - for regular university drop off and picks for my daughter. Only thing that sometimes annoys me is the ride quality. I have 22” wheels which probably don’t help, but ride can sometimes feel overly firm at low speeds on poorly surfaced roads.
The rear mud flaps require 3x 7mm holes to be drilled through the side of the rear bumper, removing the mud flaps would leave these very ugly holes in plain view. (Facelift and SVR models use different mudflaps, not looked at those instructions.)
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