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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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55 reader reviews for Jaguar XF Saloon.
  • 3.0D V6 Luxury 4dr

    Steve Tanner , Merseyside . Date: 12/05/2011
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      39

    My car

    I have owned my Jaguar for 10 weeks of which 5 weeks the car has been off the road! I like many new owners looked for something different to my usual allegience to the German brands and frankly wish I hadn't bothered! how they score so well on JD and magazine reviews stagger me! I have had 1 demo and 2 loan XF's and my own and not one has been rattle free - the build quality is simply disgraceful for a car that costs this much and something I have never experienced with the German brands! Also, mine has a fault(vibration at speed under braking) that can't be fixed and has been referred again to Jaguar HQ - sadly for me owning the new plate has meant driving none stop loan vehicles on older plates! Jaguar for me have done little to nothing to help - they don't call or keep you up to date and seem to think it is acceptable to leave customers wondering what is happening with their £40k investment! The centre console heats up to the point it is like a radiator but guess what its a 'quirk' of the XF that all do! AKA bad engineering! The seats are not comfy on long journeys and the stereo is rubbish! I had a merc C class sport before this which totally puts this car to shame in all areas! You will be impressed with a test drive but trust me test it for a LONG time and you will save yourself from a big mistake that sadly I made!

  • 3.0D S V6 Luxury 4dr

    Ron from Cheshire , Cheshire . Date: 11/10/2010
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      34

    My car

    I previously gave a review last October, and everything I said then still stands. But.........and it's a biggie.....the drivers seat became intolerably uncomfortable to the point where I could no longer drive it for more than 15 mins without serious pain in the outside right side of my thigh. The dealer, who's sales staff had previously been so helpful? Well, their service rep I spoke to was far less interested. So, potentially a great car ruined in my case because I couldn't use it for the purpose intended.....driving. I have met a few other tall people complaining of the same issue. So, sold it having done 14k miles in less than a year, and it's a shame because I so wanted this to be a great (British) car......but it just wasn't in the end. Is yours going to be ok?

  • 2.7D V6 Premium Luxury 4dr

    DAVE NICHOLLS , NORTH SOMESET . Date: 20/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      27

    My car

    I have owned my XF for only 130 days & it has been back at the dealers 11 times & off the road 41 days. The last visit was on December 8th & they didn't return the car to me until January 9th still with faults.The computer brain of the car & sunroof replaced,trim rattles looked at, fuel filler unit replaced because it refuses to open when you need to fill up. Far to many electrical problems to list & AGAIN Taunton Jaguar could not fix them When driving in rain water builds up right where you will look into the rear view mirrors. The water forms a whirl pool & does not leave the window so when changing lanes on motorway your vision is blocked by water build up. This car seems to have been rushed onto the market place without full testing & is poorly built I have now had 3 Jaguars & the first 2 were perfect so after seeing the reviews we brought the XF with only an hour's test drive which now looking back was an expensive mistake. I have tried to reject the car but the dealership & Jaguar cars seem to think the problems I have with this car are just minor & I quote from the dealers letter 'the courts accept many cars have defects on delivery' Jaguar Cars LTD themselves just pass the buck onto the dealers. To conclude the XF looks great but has far to many major design flaws to justify £42K so AVOID THIS POOR CAR

  • 2.7D V6 Premium Luxury 4dr

    Fredrik Rich , West Yorkshire . Date: 02/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The XF is becoming an increasingly common sight on British roads, and yet for me at least it has not lost any of its visual impact. It is one of the very few cars that I would describe as handsome.

    I test drove the car back in March this year, and absolutely loved it. The ride quality is superb, making my C-Class Mercedes feel decidedly under-dampened in comparison. The handling is also hugely impressive, not even being unsettled by being chucked into corners at a higher than advisable speed. The steering is accurate and quite communicative. Possibly the best car I have ever driven in fact.

    The running costs would be the one slight downside with this car. Although competitive with offerings from Mercedes and Lexus, it would be much more expensive to run than a 5-series BMW. The fuel economy was ok, but not spectacular. However, residual values should be reasonable.

    The interior is very roomy and well appointed. The dashboard is beyond criticism, with all the equipment you could possibly want, logically laid out and beautifully executed. Other manufacturers should take note - this is what a luxury car interior should be like.

    A very impressive package overall, and one that I will very seriously consider when I think about replacing my C-Class in due course. This is quite possibly the best car available for under £40,000.

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