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 NOT the 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!