6 months after delivery and 12K miles later, I still get a buzz from sitting behind the steering wheel. This review is to echo all the previous favourable comments and the dealers. Albeit that it was always a struggle to deal with the Jaguar chap rather than the "Aston" man in the same showroom.... maybe one day!
Just returned from France. It's the epitomy of luxury. Managed nearly 450mls on the tank with just over 50 litres of diesel and I can't say with hand on heart I didn't exceed speed limits or hold back on country roads.
Yes, plastics to the central console are from the waste bin of Ford, but I really dont mind or think they are totally drab. Not nearly as bad, having assessed the quality of plastics in a new BMW,VW or Merc. Considered Saab but sense prevailed in the knowledge that it is more a Vauxhall than Jaguar is a Ford. The majority of people who have used the Ford joke tend to be Astra/Golf drivers so the tendency to ignore and inwardly laugh back at them is rewarding. They have no idea of the quality.
Its not all brilliant mind. The boot window prevents the solid boot from closing properly or with ease; the clutch is heavy as is the gear change. The central arm rest could be higher though I now struggle to think of anything else.
I nearly considered a Passat though driving one was very dangerous as I nearly fell asleep at the wheel within 5 minutes.
Keep Jaguar in business so go out and get one. I am sure you wont be disappointed!
Hope I havn't just been lucky, but this is an amazing car. Admittedly traded up from a Hyundai but was never impressed with the dullness of the BMW or Mercedes. Having previously had Rovers was wary of buying British but not now.
Estate is a beautiful looking car, better than the saloon. Boot is not massive, but hey, we dont intend to shift wardrobes. Cream leather interior has stay smart, we have no kids, but slight scuffs dont always come out easily.
Compared to my previous cars performance is fantastic even with the automatic which is smooth, effortless with lots of settings. Coming up to 12 months old the Car has developed NO FAULTS whatsoever so can't comment on dealer service but as you would expect they were very good when I was buying it !!
Fuel consumption knocking around town is 20 mpg but on holiday in Ireland we averaged 27 mpg. My neighbour and a friend have both bought similar Jags - doesnt the name just say it all.
Having owned this car for just over a year, covering over 46,000 miles in twelve months without a single problem, it has been excellent.
The Sport set-up gives is a good drive with decent economy. It can't reach the fuel economy fiugures quoted, but does average around 42mpg.
The driver's seat provides good support, however the lumbar support is a miss.
Having three kids, they have plenty of space in the back and the boot has been well used, taking all you need for a family holiday and easily caters for family life. With the back seats down, it provides a great load area for trips to the rubbish tip.
I have driven this car as a leased company car for six months. It is graceful to look at, comfortable and practical, and as a company car, the benefit-in-kind taxation is very low - much lower than a BMW or Mercedes.
This is the dream: Jaguar grace, space and pace with more than 40mpg and, as I took delivery before the Euro IV standard came in, only 15% of list tax liability. Why drive anything else?
I was sent a nice book inviting me to tour the Jaguar factory. This in itself was a pleasure. The dealer (Lancaster of Reading) has been most attentive, although nothing has needed fixing 16000 miles in.
I have just one minor quibble: I am 1.8m tall. I should have opted for the fully height-adjustable seat rather than the standard raise-and-lower-the-back-end type. If you're taller than that, you should look elsewhere.
Other than that, why go for yet another dull German car (grey outside and grey inside)? You can drive a British legend, see where it's built and save loads of money, too.
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