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post #1 of 13 Old 03-23-2019, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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What a great forum for the F-Pace! You guys (and ladies) have been a great help to me in deciding what to order to replace my 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Ultimate (which I love). Two test drives convinced me that the S is most desirable from a power plant point-of-view (don't need an SVR -- 550 HP -- in my old age), but it also convinced me that I can settle for 296 HP, and whatever turbo lag it might exhibit (I didn't notice any). Firenze Red is my color choice, although Caesium Blue is a close second for my personal taste. However, what really drove my choice of model is the Latte Windsor interior in the Portfolio. In the "Configurator," those latte seats and the brown (espresso) dash and trim really blew me away! What (apparent) luxury! When I saw a YouTube video of a similar configuration delivered to a Nottingham, England, customer in this forum, I was convinced.

I also struggled with the "safety vs appearance" issue that is thoroughly addressed in this forum. Like some others, I wish that the designers/developers had found another way to position or disguise the forward-looking radar without putting a plastic plate in front of the growler emblem. I decided that I could do without the ACC with steering assist, as well as the high-speed emergency braking, in order to avoid the plastic. However, I do not want to give up the blind spot assist, since there are many road trips ahead of me in retirement (God willing), and since so many discourteous Jacksonville drivers make sudden and unexpected (no turn signal) lane changes in heavy traffic. Therefore, I decided that I would have to tolerate the plastic in front. After all, I have already given up my preferred exterior appearance of the S (with the black package), in order to get the Portfolio's beautiful Windsor leather latte interior. The bottom line -- I have chosen to give more importance to what I will see most of the time (the inside).

The next step is to deliver my desired configuration link to my local sales agent to see if I can still order a 2019 model this late in March. The forum's experience with (and sometimes without) discounts has also helped me to prepare how I will approach negotiation. Thank God for this forum and for all of you who have contributed to my knowledge of the most beautiful SUV in the world.
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Welcome, and It’s a good time w/ 0% down/0% Interest deals going on, BUT, I’m not sure those terms apply to getting anything non-stock at the dealership beyond SVRs. Sounds like you’re doing all the right research. The one regret I have on both of mine is that I didn’t get adaptive cruise. Good luck!
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Welcome . . . and I am glad you are planning to get the F-Pace the way YOU want it. As you have discovered everyone has their favorite options and desires for their F-Pace.
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Welcome to the forum and good luck on your order. I think if you negotiate hard you might get the 2500 off a new order, but I don't believe the order will deliver in time for the zero financing. Might be worth it to check Jags inventory within 200miles of your place and see if you can find something close to your setup. I know my dealership alone has 31 F-Paces in various configurations.
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I would reconsider not ordering the ACC because of the clear plastic over the growler on the front.
It’s one of the best optional features and now includes steering assist, which wasn’t available in 2017. I agree they could have come up with a more elegant solution, but after a couple of weeks, you won’t even notice the lack of the 3D growler. At least I don’t.
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I would reconsider not ordering the ACC because of the clear plastic over the growler on the front.
It’s one of the best optional features and now includes steering assist, which wasn’t available in 2017. I agree they could have come up with a more elegant solution, but after a couple of weeks, you won’t even notice the lack of the 3D growler. At least I don’t.

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Oops!!! Missed that!!! Well, at least I’m glad he made a good decision.
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Ordered my Portfolio on 4-3-19. Build sheet says build date 6-7-19 and delivery date 6-14-19. I was pleasantly surprised that the anticipated delivery date is less than 3 months from the order date. I was further surprised that the model year will be 2020. Finally decided on Firenze Red with Latte/Espresso interior. Ordered most options, but settled for standard 20" wheels to ensure the most comfortable ride, based on many comments here on the Forum. Thanks for everyone's input to date. Will upload photos when the blessed event comes to pass.
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Ordered my Portfolio on 4-3-19. Build sheet says build date 6-7-19 and delivery date 6-14-19. I was pleasantly surprised that the anticipated delivery date is less than 3 months from the order date. I was further surprised that the model year will be 2020. Finally decided on Firenze Red with Latte/Espresso interior. Ordered most options, but settled for standard 20" wheels to ensure the most comfortable ride, based on many comments here on the Forum. Thanks for everyone's input to date. Will upload photos when the blessed event comes to pass.
I guarantee that you will be a very happy owner. As a Brit I feel qualified to comment on what is anticipated as your delivery date to Jacksonville after build. Good Luck with that! Realistically 6/14/19 will be the release from the plant, but you should expect a shipping delay of more than a week after build. Maybe we should start a pool. I will take 7/4/19 naturally
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Ordered my Portfolio on 4-3-19. Build sheet says build date 6-7-19 and delivery date 6-14-19. I was pleasantly surprised that the anticipated delivery date is less than 3 months from the order date. I was further surprised that the model year will be 2020. Finally decided on Firenze Red with Latte/Espresso interior. Ordered most options, but settled for standard 20" wheels to ensure the most comfortable ride, based on many comments here on the Forum. Thanks for everyone's input to date. Will upload photos when the blessed event comes to pass.
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