I have owned this car for 18 months now having come from a BMW 330d & have had no reason to visit the dealer (other than routine servicing) since I purchased the car. I loved my prevous BM (but not the dealers)but was looking for something that offered both value for money & A little more comfort. The deal that I got from my dealer meant I got a 2.7 SE for the same price as 520d - Good value in my book!
So far the Jag has been supremely refined (more so than the BMW) & with a plush ride that soaks up the worst that our British roads can throw at it. Some of my journeys are upwards of 300 mls so ride comfort & refinement are important to me. Handling is good enough for me (but not as good as the 3 series). I'm new to an automatic but have been very pleased with how easy it was to get used to - although for fast downchanges (getting past slower traffic) I leave the shift in sport mode. Minor gripes are the iPod kit keeps having to be reset & fuel economy is a little dissapointing at 37 mpg (I got an average 40 mpg over 60k mls in the BMW). I also would like to have a little extra poke - but having said that for 99.9% of the time the 2.7d delivers enough power to keep me happy The interior may be a little dated but the seats are fantastic - 6 hours & no back ache! Overall a fantastic car.
i have had this car for one month two year old. have had one niggle with it there is a air noise coming from behide the dash when around at betwwen 30 and 45 dealer cant find fault as of yet and drive belts need replacing due to noise when starting on frosty mornings.but apart from this, this is a fantastic car with super car performnce, build quality is top stuff (know this after owning every car from the jaguar range) and after putting a milltek sports exhaust on it just put the icing on the cake, the sound to match new xkr.
Not sure where this car gets bad reviews from. I've just come out of back to back 525D's and fancied a change as I was finding the BMW marque a bit bland and lacking in personality. Went for the Jag as right now you can pick up such a good deal - mine was less than half of the £40k+ screen price and only 2 years old with low mileage and all the toys.
The engine is superb, much quieter and smoother than any of the german equivalents, with lots of power when needed. Build quality is not quite the equal of Audi, but easily as good as BMW or Merc. Above all the car is really easy to drive, if not quite as sharp as the 5 series, but it's much more comfortable and leaves me feeling fresh after a 4-5 hour drive.
Plus I love the styling and the fact it's as British as you can buy these days!
For those that like a car that has an element of stealth about it the the S Type R is for you. I've owned mine for 18 months and loved every minute of it. Effortless power when needed and a comfortable motorway cruiser the rest of the time. Boot is on the small side. Drivers over 6ft may find the driver's leg room a bit short. You wont see too many on the road (Jaguar only made approx 1800). With the arrival of the XF the Type R is becoming something of a bargain. 30 mpg is easily achievable on a long motorway run, unless you have heavy right foot.
50-70 mph in well under 3 seconds...astonishing.
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