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I now have my F-type for 6 weeks, and love it overall. But I find that I am rather annoyed by several of the bells and whistles that Jaguar has chosen to bestow on me (and obviously I pay for in some way, both in the cost of the car and some modest amount of extra weight):
- The air vent that goes up and down is silly. It is always up if the climate control is on and the car is running, and there is no advantage to having it down at other times. Passengers often ask me what is the point of it and I am at a loss. It has no coolness factor unless it has some purpose, and it clearly adds both cost and weight. Plus it has the potential of becoming a maintenance problem as the car gets older.
- The "ambient lighting" is actually just the light around the inside door handles. I do not need this light to have a choice of four colors and four brightness levels - it serves no benefit, and clearly cost engineering effort and probably adds some minor amount to the cost of the car. It certainly doesn't justify requiring a whole screen in the setup menu to control it.
- "Stealth mode" just dims the interior lights. There are other controls that do the same thing. Who needs it? I could see something with this name that dropped the car's sound output down to the level of ordinary cars. I doubt I would use that either, but at least it would have a purpose.

I would happily give all this stuff back in exchange for anything useful - perhaps voice control like you get on a $15000 Ford?
 

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I agree that the air vent going up and down is a bit silly, but it is not always up when the climate control is on. If you switch the air to feet only, the vent should go down. And if the car is providing heat, mine only rises when the car has warmed up. And if A/C is on, it only comes up when A/C is actually needed.

Yes, 'Stealth Mode' seems ridiculous.
 

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MartyD said:
I now have my F-type for 6 weeks, and love it overall. But I find that I am rather annoyed by several of the bells and whistles that Jaguar has chosen to bestow on me (and obviously I pay for in some way, both in the cost of the car and some modest amount of extra weight):
- The air vent that goes up and down is silly. It is always up if the climate control is on and the car is running, and there is no advantage to having it down at other times. Passengers often ask me what is the point of it and I am at a loss. It has no coolness factor unless it has some purpose, and it clearly adds both cost and weight. Plus it has the potential of becoming a maintenance problem as the car gets older.
- The "ambient lighting" is actually just the light around the inside door handles. I do not need this light to have a choice of four colors and four brightness levels - it serves no benefit, and clearly cost engineering effort and probably adds some minor amount to the cost of the car. It certainly doesn't justify requiring a whole screen in the setup menu to control it.
- "Stealth mode" just dims the interior lights. There are other controls that do the same thing. Who needs it? I could see something with this name that dropped the car's sound output down to the level of ordinary cars. I doubt I would use that either, but at least it would have a purpose.

I would happily give all this stuff back in exchange for anything useful - perhaps voice control like you get on a $15000 Ford?
+1 on the ambient lighting and Stealth mode - too much time on someone's hands in the Jaguar Interior Engineering Department.
 

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I have this "stealth" function on my F Type, but cannot see what it does at all. It seems to suggest that the screen on/off button should do something, but whether I put stealth function on or off that button does the same thing,ie. only turns the screen on or off!!
Am I missing something?
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