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We're heading to London in a couple of weeks, and just signed up to do the manufacturing tour at Jaguar Solihull. Excited about the idea of seeing an F-Pace under construction!
Interesting. I didn't know a tour was available. My youngest daughter graduates (Master of Science) from University College London in July. My wife and I will be going, of course. Perhaps I can take in the tour at that time.
 

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Interesting. I didn't know a tour was available. My youngest daughter graduates (Master of Science) from University College London in July. My wife and I will be going, of course. Perhaps I can take in the tour at that time.
book well ahead, I took a spontaneous trip last fall to London and tried to book two weeks out but no go. looked to me like a nice overnight in Oxford on way or way back might be good.
 
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Hopefully they will let you take lots of pics, just tell them it's for other F-Pace Owners. You are our representative!
 
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Hopefully they will let you take lots of pics, just tell them it's for other F-Pace Owners. You are our representative!
I have done Mercedes, Porsche & BMW factory tours in Germany. It is a incredible experience. BMW was the best as they have a museum & the Welt for added touring. I will say it is amazing that BMW proudly displays the engines they made for WW2 German military aircraft in the museum. And aircraft engines is where BMW got their start. Plane shown the FW 190 was superior to the British Spitfire as soon as it was introduced , in big part due to the Bimmer engine.

Anyway photography was strictly forbidden in all factory tours. Only outdoor photos. They don't search you or anything, but told if you take out any device you will be escorted out immediately - and they watch closely. Can't imagine Jag would allow it.
 

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Anyway photography was strictly forbidden in all factory tours. Only outdoor photos. They don't search you or anything, but told if you take out any device you will be escorted out immediately - and they watch closely. Can't imagine Jag would allow it.
Booo. But I guess I get why they would do this.
 

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Just a thought, if you have the time visit Cambridge, 100 miles away.

https://www.abmc.gov/cemeteries-memorials/europe/cambridge-american-cemetery

"The Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial site in England, 30.5 acres in total, was donated by the University of Cambridge. It lies on a slope with the west and south sides framed by woodland. The cemetery contains the remains of 3,812 of our military dead; 5,127 names are recorded on the Tablets of the Missing. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified. Most died in the Battle of the Atlantic or in the strategic air bombardment of northwest Europe".

Big Band leader Glen Miller, and President Kennedy's older brother, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr names are on the wall of the missing.

Also a few miles away from Cambridge is IWM Duxford | Imperial War Museums which is housed on a WW2 airbase. Several movies have been made there.

If you like aircraft this is the place to visit including the American Air Museum | Imperial War Museums which is a part of Duxford Imperial war Museum.
 

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We'll expect a full trip report! As a retired Manufacturing guy, I always enjoy such outings. I'd recommend the Rolls tour while you're in the UK, but I don't think they accommodate the general public.
 
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I have done Mercedes, Porsche & BMW factory tours in Germany. It is a incredible experience. BMW was the best as they have a museum & the Welt for added touring. I will say it is amazing that BMW proudly displays the engines they made for WW2 German military aircraft in the museum. And aircraft engines is where BMW got their start. Plane shown the FW 190 was superior to the British Spitfire as soon as it was introduced , in big part due to the Bimmer engine.

Anyway photography was strictly forbidden in all factory tours. Only outdoor photos. They don't search you or anything, but told if you take out any device you will be escorted out immediately - and they watch closely. Can't imagine Jag would allow it.
I guess I don't need to ask if you've ever done the Corvette tour in Tennessee and visited the museum.
 

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I guess I don't need to ask if you've ever done the Corvette tour in Tennessee and visited the museum.
Sorry, I don't do American cars- and never will. You couldn't give me one.
And BTW, The plastic chevy vette plant/museum is in Bowling Green, KY
 

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You will certainly be given the rhetoric on this tour but unfortunately the reality of the end product does not always match up as quite a few of us have found out. You will enjoy the experience.
 

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You will certainly be given the rhetoric on this tour but unfortunately the reality of the end product does not always match up as quite a few of us have found out. You will enjoy the experience.
Was this meant to be a sorta kinda like uh Negative / Positive post ??? :confused: :confused: :confused:
 

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It was meant to tell it as it is!
They give you the talk about 100% quality on the "body in white"manufacturing processes and minumum panel gaps etc but the end product does not always measure up to this consistantly even with robots as some of us have experienced. I am on my second F Pace having rejected the first one on quality issues and it would seem that some things have improved during the first year of manufacture as my new one has been trouble free for 300 miles.The F Pace is a great car to drive.
 

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Sorry, I don't do American cars- and never will. You couldn't give me one.
And BTW, The plastic chevy vette plant/museum is in Bowling Green, KY

Well as someone who HAS done that tour... It's pretty awesome... You can say what you want, but the Corvette is the best value available today in the sports car arena. I don't want or need one, but that is one car that GM should be proud of... I would be proud to say I built that product ! and I believe the workers there are... You can see it in their faces as the come off of final finish and go to the test and wash areas. The repair bay had a few in it, but the vast majority passed all tests and went out the door !:)
 

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There is a comment that says that if the tour is sold out, you should send an e-mail to see if they can still get you in. Worth a try if your dates are full. I booked this at two weeks out.
 

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Well as someone who HAS done that tour... It's pretty awesome... You can say what you want, but the Corvette is the best value available today in the sports car arena. I don't want or need one, but that is one car that GM should be proud of... I would be proud to say I built that product ! and I believe the workers there are... You can see it in their faces as the come off of final finish and go to the test and wash areas. The repair bay had a few in it, but the vast majority passed all tests and went out the door !:)
Sorry, you can say what you wish as well, I think GM makes junk, their MILLIONS of recalls over just the past couple years proves it in my book. And the fact the lousy company went bankrupt & we had to bail them out proves it. But just looking at the corvette, look up the long term test Car & Driver did last year. What a nightmare- blown engine ( grenaded in their words) , leaking axle seals, dead HVAC, burned out starter, malfunctions touch screen, shiftier popping out of gear, recalled airbags - a nightmare on wheels. Also rated much worse than average by consumer reports - out the door does not mean much, down the road does.

And funny you bring up the workers. Watched a video when then started the C7, no offense- but I noticed middle age workers with dirty AC/DC t shirts, 3 days beard growth, greasy pony tails, beer bellies, ext. Contrast that to what I observed in the German factories, everyone in neat spotless matching uniforms, clean cut, mostly young strapping guys. I liken it to the Military, why discipline & appearance is so important. If I was in the market for a pure sports car - Porsche not garbage motors, thanks.
 

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no offense- but I noticed dirty AC/DC t shirts, 3 days beard growth, greasy pony tails, beer bellies !
WHOA WHOA WHOA , Florida Joe !!!

I happen to have a Family Christmas Photo that resembles this remark !!!

So , YES indeed Sir , *OFFENSE* has been taken !!! :mad: :mad: :mad:

And that particular photo just included my Sisters and Aunts and Nieces !!! :p

Just wait till I tell THEM , of these words you have spoken !!! :mad: :mad: :mad:
 
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