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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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52 reader reviews for Jaguar XF Saloon.
  • 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.

  • 2.7D V6 Luxury 4dr

    martyn durrant , Lincs . Date: 11/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      34

    My car

    I am extremely impressed with this car I have previously owned a BMW 530 diesel and whilst I agree with the previous reader that it is quicker the XF beats it hands down in every other area,it is in my opinion a most attractive car from every angle inside and out.The start up procedure is neat and impresses everybody that sees it.Like other readers I can't think of a car that has attracted more attention from friends family and onlookers than this.Mine is a standard car with the exception of a DAB radio which I would thoroughly recommend for the extra £250.I purchased mine from Marshall Jaguar at Peterborough and was most impressed with the customer service from test drive to handover and beyond.I am averaging 34 mpg at the moment but I am told by other owners that once the vehicle gets upwards of 3000 miles on it this will improve to near enough the the 40 mpg mark which is quoted.For me there is no contest between this and the BMW/Audi/Merc alternatives.

  • 2.7D V6 Premium Luxury 4dr

    Paul Smart , Cheshire . Date: 04/09/2008
    • Overall 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
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      32

    My car

    This review is coming after a three day test drive. The interior is refreshing, nice leather and a good looking design and lighter and brighter than most of it's equivalent German rivals, but, still manages to feel cramped somehow. It also strangely manages to not feel like a luxurious car. The 2.7 diesel, which is I imagine the same engine as the Discovery I just got out of IS sluggish, there's no two ways about it. Do not be tempted to buy this car on the basis of a one hour test drive from the dealer (I have to say at this point, that the dealership I've dealt with so far has been fine). Take it long enough to get bored of the 'theatrical start up' procedure and you may not be as impressed. I currently have a BMW 530d M Sport on the same demo period and it manages to feel special for a 40 grand car, despite having a darker more spartan and less theatrical start up. For me, there is also no discernible difference in the comfort, despite every review you will read telling you differently. The BMW also feel more urgent on the road, and more trustworthy as a driving machine. Add in lower tax implications, and better fuel economy, from a bigger engine, and for me it's not a hard decision to make. I'm NOT a BMW fan boy, having never even driven, let alone owned one before before that accusation comes out. Were the residual projections made before the company was taken over by TATA?

  • 3.0 V6 Luxury 4dr

    Hugo Grieve Date: 02/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    No doubting it's a wonderful car to drive. However, am I the only person who thinks it looks a little cheap? It has more than a whiff of Ford about it. And the chrome isn't right, too plastic-looking; the overall effect is all a little too... erm, Chigwell?

    Can't help thinking, chuck a blue oval badge on it and it could be the new Scorpio.....

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