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Best Car I've owned - Part 2
JAGUAR XF 3.0d V6 Luxury 4dr Auto (Review date: 8th April '13)
Having now had the car just over 6 months am still delighted with the purchase.
I've now completed 7,500 miles, and there have not been any issues that have required dealer attention and the car is performing exactly as I'd hoped for when purchased. Still silky smooth and the handling for such a large saloon is perfect with just the right amount of feel and grip.
Fuel economy over the 7,500 stands at just on 40mpg, and driving has included all road types and journeys, from 500 mile round trips to short hops to the shops so a real indicator of the true economy. Performance is perfect for my needs, and have never yet been in a situation where I couldn't comfortably overtake due to a lack of power.
Using the winter mode during the snow ensured that the car didn't get stuck at all, although I will be considering winter tyres this year as an option.
One extra I am glad is on the car is the rear camera which really helps when reversing into tight spaces and where low obstructions are located, as this also gives Front Parking Sensors I would recommend the option to anybody thinking about purchasing the car.
The touch screen display is sometimes a little slow to react, but this is not troublesome and just means you wait for a few seconds at most for the next screen. However all the functions work and the Sat Nav is really easy to use and gives good feedback about upcoming traffic delays. I usually have the Sat Nav showing on the screen even on familiar journeys to help avoid upcoming jams.
All in all, a fantastic car and can't see anything else on the road of a similar type that I would rather have!
Not missing the old Mercedes at all
JAGUAR XF 2.2d Luxury 4dr Auto (Review date: 21st March '13)
This car was bought to replace my old Mercedes E500, so it had a lot to live up to.
Sure the 2.2 diesel engine is no match for the 5.0 V8 in the Mercedes. And sure, the specification is no match for the extrordinary list of kit fitted to my old Mercedes.
But in fact, in the real world, it doesn’t matter.
The engine is remarkably good for a small diesel in such a large car. It has been wonderfully muted so there’s no real noise intrusion, clatter or vibration. The performance is just fine. And the economy is just fine too (although don’t believe the “official figures” - you’re probably only going to get around 44mpg on average).
The standard list of options fitted to my Luxury spec is just (about) right too. Notwithstanding, you really should add folding rear seats, the reversing camera and spare wheel (which are still options on all the higher specs too).
So yes, if want an XF, I think this is the one to go for - (almost) everything you need at (almost) the lowest price.
Don’t get me wrong - it’s not perfect. Rear visibility is terrible (hence the need for a reversing camera, which I think is essential) - and you probably won’t work that out on a test drive ? The auto gearbox is inclined to be in the wrong gear when slowing down for a junction or a sharp corner, so it can hesitate when you want to accelerate again (but I’ve yet to find an electronic gearbox that doesn’t do that - and there’s always the paddles if you think you can do better?).
But it looks great, inside and out (since the 2012MY facelift). It feels really well built. And it does everything I need it to do just fine. I’m not missing the old Mercedes at all.
p.s. don’t bother with the 163 version of the 2.2 engine unless you’re worried about company car tax -as far as I can see that's the only reason it exists ?
RMC - LANCASHIRE
JAGUAR XF 5.0 V8 Supercharged XFR 4dr Auto (Review date: 12th March '13)
I think it would be very difficult to find any other car in this price range that provides such a complete package. Superb driving characteristics - electrifying performance - exceptional equipment considering the price range. I cannot condemn it for the Government's road tax rip-off, as that is not the fault of the car. Fuel consumption circa 22 m.p.g. - which is very acceptable considering the monstrous power. A perfect package for my requirements.
Luxurious But With Some Issues
JAGUAR XF 2.7d Premium Luxury 4dr Auto (Review date: 1st March '13)
I bought a top of the range, used "Premium Luxury" model with all the bells and whistles (xenons, blind spot monitoring, 20'' alloys, DAB radio, parking camera) + very low mileage.
Positive: The car really feels luxurious and looks good. It is fast and moderately economical (though I guess in this price range you are not really worried about economy). The sat nav, controls, radio are all superb. The ride is comfortable even with the optional 20" alloys.
Negative: The car is not really spacious inside, even in the front the sitting position is low (which I do not like personally). The rear leg room is VERY tight. However, I am mostly worried about the build quality; I have had issues with fuel flap, shock absorbers (after 20K miles), keyless go system, etc. and most likely would not buy another one. Good car for those who appreciate luxury and not too sporty to be uncomfortable.
SV8 is Driving heaven
JAGUAR XF 4.2 Supercharged SV8 4dr Auto (Review date: 28th December '12)
Bought this almost 5 years ago and absolutely love to be in it and drive it. It has had a couple of problems, common on early cars, gearbox selector locked, fuel cap difficult to open on occasions and tyre pressure monitoring valves corroded but these were fixed by fantastic dealer.
I've done local miles and long distance and find the seats and ride very comfortable. The car is happy to roll along gently or be driven hard, and what an exhaust note during the latter. Fuel consumption and extended warranty make it a bit expensive to run though.
Added to this the looks it gets and the special feeling of owning one are unbelievable.
Love it so much I've just ordered a new XFR!
Tried three on loan
JAGUAR XF 3.0d V6 Premium Luxury 4dr Auto (Review date: 22nd November '12)
I was given a premium luxury 3.od on loan via Enterprise whilst my x-type was taken away for repair under warranty.Very impressed with the car ,but a week later it refused to start (dead).A Jaguar engineer came out,conected his diagnostic computer and told me that the battery was dead.He then recharged the battery and said that according to his computer there was nothing wrong with the car and drove off.2 Hours later the car was dead again! This time the AA came out, and using his eyes and hands told me that the alternator was hot and drawing current from the battery.
This car was exchanged to a luxury 3.0d and I found it a better drive (not as much lag on gear change).Still not able to fix myX-type, and was now given an almost new S-type.More powerful, but as I have spinal problems found the sports suspension very uncomfortable,almost painful after a long drive and after 5 weeks was relieved to get my x-type back, and that was still faulty.Would I buy one NO.
Jaguar 3.0d XF S Portfolio
JAGUAR XF 3.0d V6 S Portfolio 4dr Auto (Review date: 23rd October '12)
Had no idea it was possible to fall in love with a hunk of metal. Previous cars have included Renault, Toyota, Ford and - for 2 fun years - a Morgan, but none of them has come anywhere close to the level of fun and satisfaction offered by the Jag. The only slight reservation is that it's not ideal for carting the dog around, but under close supervision in a soft basket in the back even that works. Fabulous performance, sublime comfort, sufficient prestige to keep the most demanding of badge snobs happy. Well done, Jaguar/Land Rover, Ford and Tata Industries - this is a car that makes one proud to be British
Best Car I've owned...
JAGUAR XF 3.0d V6 Luxury 4dr Auto (Review date: 1st October '12)
Only had the car for a week, 500 miles and it's living up to and currently exceeding all expectations. Smooth on all road types, sure footed and relaxing to drive in the city, on the motorway or twisting country roads.
Fuel economy is high 30s (38mpg as I write this), which includes a trip into the central London jams and is as expected. On a run I'm easily getting 45mpg with normal driving which for a car of this size and performance I think is outstanding.
Power is always there when needed and really glad I opted for the 3.0 rather than the 2.2, it's a great drive.
Having had Mercs and BMW's in the past, glad I've come back to Jags and hoping that if I update this review in a few months time the numbers and comments will remain the same!
JAGUAR XF 3.0d V6 S Premium Luxury 4dr Auto (Review date: 3rd July '12)
What else is this much value for money?
JAGUAR XF 2.7d Luxury 4dr Auto (Review date: 16th March '12)
I have really enjoyed this car, had it 4 years from new.
I think it's fantisitic value for money when bought it i looked at another Merc, BMW & Lexus and Audi. For the same level of refinement it would be an extra 6k min!
Pop up gear select and opening vents sold it to me! the pulsing "engine start" That was it... sign me up.
British made aswell.
Problems - replacement Gear selector, fuel cover - this is normal on all first year models - Dealer service = useless.
Overall a great car and pleased to have owned it.