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JAGUAR XJ Saloon 2010‑2012
11 owner reviews for JAGUAR XJ Saloon 2010‑2012
The Best Car I Have Ever Owned
JAGUAR XJ 5.0 V8 Supercharged Supersport 4dr Auto (Review date: 2nd February '12)
As I have an SUV as well for the children, I find this car to go to work, travel long distances etc. It is comfortable place to sit and drive and the looks and interior are superb. As a family car, it is not the best but that's why I had a Mercedes GL350. Whereas driving the car is concerned, it is the smoothest car I have ever owned; it is twice as good in every way against my old car which was the Mercedes S500 which wasn't as economical as well.
Got to be one of the best Jag Ever
JAGUAR XJ 3.0d V6 Portfolio 4dr Auto (Review date: 18th January '12)
The new XJ is one of the best Jags ever my last car was a V8 XK Petrol did 28 mpg at best limited to 155 mph
My new XJ 3.0d is almost has quick, good to drive, will do 40 mpg and the family can travel has well, not the biggest boot but big enough one touch opening and closing
Comes with every possible extra including sat nav, TV, sliding full glass roof, heated every thing not the most beautiful car to look at but the inside more than makes up for it and that is where you spend most of your time
JAGUAR XJ 3.0d V6 Portfolio 4dr Auto [LWB] (Review date: 2nd November '11)
Athough i love the jag i have been plagued by little faults which are now becoming tiresome i have had suspension fault lights come on resulting in jaguar replacing the car for a new one in only 1200 miles so jag number two has had a new engine due to excessive oil consumpion could not believe the car would not go between services without putting 5 litres of oil in, and even engine number two seems to have thirst for the black stuff and we are not talking Guinness here, maybe there is a boring or honing problem somewhere.
I recently had to return to the dealer for some creaking front suspension under braking and turning corners at slow speed this apparently was loose front calipers which has now returned and did so shortly after leaving the workshop so must go back in,
the sunroof blinds recently failed needing new motors the rear headling creaks a little it is better but still apparent think its due to a bit of flexing in the aluminium body and now to top it off the car keeps jumping out of gear on its own mainly on dual carridgeway or motorway and selecting what appears to be neutral its almost like its not sure what gear its supposed to be in so it then leaves you free wheeling gearbox fault light flashes up it feels like that the box is low on oil maybe it is but cant seem to find a dipstick think will have another look now, so pulling from the fast lane to the hard shoulder will keep you on your toes, so the quick fix is to stop the engine and restart this resets everythink till it happens again when reporting to jaguar the fault they could not find it and told me to contact jaguar assist when the fault occures but as of yet i have not had the time to sit on the hard shoulder for an hour for them to arrive also the sat nav is a little lazy when typing destinations its not sensitive enough and for a chauffeur car the ride is a little hard but appart from that i love the look and styling of the car.and when its all working ok its a joy to drive.
It's not often I describe cars as perfect...
JAGUAR XJ 5.0 V8 Supercharged Supersport 4dr Auto [LWB] (Review date: 31st July '11)
From my experience, there have only been about 2 perfect cars. No wait, 3, I've just recently bought the new Jaguar XJ 5.0SC. I've found it completely faultless. Sure, you may think the price is pretty steep, being £98,000 for the top-of-the-range-with-all-the-bells-and-whistles version, but infact it isn't if you compare it with other cars in it's class. The equivalent Mercs and Audis and BMWs and Lexus' and Bentleys are all much more expensive, from £10,000 to £42,000 difference. Taking this into account, it makes this excellent value. And trust me, it's worth every single penny, and then some.
The driving experience is just out of this world, it really is. The 515bhp Supercharged 5.0-litre V8 is something else. It's whooshy, quiet and torquey between 1,000 and 3,500rpm, and bonkers after that. If you live near a German autobahn, you'd be interested to hear that, without the electronic 155mph limiter, it'd reach 200mph. It's a 5m long car that isn't exactly a Caterham when it comes to weight, yet it does 0-60mph in under 4.5s. It's so easy and quick to get up to speeds in town even if you just put a feather's pressure on the pedal on the right. But when you want to pull away from a roundabout or from the lights, the power really is there. And this coupled with the outstanding grip and steering means you can drive at laugh-out-loud speeds when you fancy a spirited drive.
And no matter how fast you go, no matter what sort of road or terain you're on, no matter how you drive it, it's so comfortable. The smoothness of the thing means it really is a proper Jaguar, and makes it probably the best long-distance cruiser on sale today. Even the fuel economy is great, considering what car it is. The average in my car is 27.5mpg.
The unique Jaguar driving experience rivals no other, this in itself makes it worth it's money and more. The best part of the car in my opinion is the interior. Forget Mercs and Bentleys, this is the best interior ever made. The high-tech dashboard, the awesome lighting, the sheer amount of gadgets, the comfort of the hand-stitched seats; Words can't describe just how unbelievably good it is.
I genuinely can't think of anything wrong with the new XJ at all, and god knows I've tried. Perfect.
Not the best car
JAGUAR XJ 3.0d V6 Portfolio 4dr Auto [LWB] (Review date: 20th March '11)
The car looks good, is responsive to drive and has a stunning interior. The ride is a tad hard for a luxury car, and the software has an unfinished appearance. The phone setup is good. I tend to play podcasts and it works well. It can store CDs on its hard disk, but really all you need is a usb stick with high-quality MP3s. The audio quality is excellent, but at a cost of more than 70,000 pounds you would expect that.
It is a long long car, and it is not the easiest to reverse, but the parking sensors and reversing camera work well. On the other hand, the rear leg room in this long-wheel base version is good, and I have had no complaints of car sickness
I have used all sorts of SatNavs in the past, including Mercedes, the SatNav in my Jaguar XK, TomTom and Garmin. The SatNav in this XJ is the most confusing I have used, especially at roundabouts. Setting destinations in ponderous. Using the speech recognition to set the destination can either be a joy or infuriating. I have yet to get it to recognise a post code.
However, if you are one of those people with a warranty problem then life can be very grim. You will need lot of spare time, money and the willingness to take legal action. You will also need a spare car.
On a minor point, I have a letter from Jaguar informing me that condensation in the rear lights is not a problem, but a characteristic of the light. Jaguar has since backed down on this one. However, more significantly, for the past four weeks I have been without the car, as it keeps flashing up warning and failure messages. Jaguar were first told about this in mid-January, and now, in mid March, Jaguar has still not provided a date by which it will be fixed. Bear in mind the car is six months old.
The car itself is excellent, if not quite the car the Jaguar XK convertible is (I have one and I adore it). However, if you have a problem the Jaguar car company will forget you exist. So, the cars are excellent and the company is not. If you have the spare cash then why not buy a Jaguar, but never as a first or only car. The Monty Python warranty (like the insurance policy that becomes invalid in the event of a claim), means that a Jaguar is an expensive passport to trouble, timewasting, risk and expense.
It's So Good Being Back with Jaguar!
JAGUAR XJ 3.0d V6 Portfolio 4dr Auto (Review date: 13th January '11)
This is my 6th Jaguar and it honestly takes the marque into a new era of comfort, style and performance. As one who despised the introduction of diesel engines into the Jaguar range I can only wonder at the performance and economy that the 3 litre engine achieves with such a large vehicle. The comprehensive equipment is staggering and I'm still finding new features after weeks of reading the manual.
The car is still very new so its long-term reliability is unproven but so far, so good. It lives outside in all weathers and happily coped with the -10C temperatures of recent weeks (although below -5C the engine sounds a bit agricultural for the first minute or so!).
The pros are the driving experience, the style (so many total strangers come up and ask all about the car) and equipment.
So far there are no cons except it's a bit tricky to fit into "standard" car parking spaces which seem to geared to Nissan Micras these days.
Thoroughly recommended as a way of waving two fingers at austerity.