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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.
  • 2.7D V6 Premium Luxury 4dr

    Simon Green , Herts . Date: 23/03/2008
    • 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

    I took delivery of my 2.7D Premium Luxury XF last week after placing my initial deposit as soon as the order books opened last September. After such a long wait and only a short test drive after the official launch I was like an expectant father all over again.

    I have to say the car is absolutely fantastic! The styling is spot on, pictures don't do it justice, you just have to see it in the flesh to appreciate how good this car really looks. It drives like a dream too, OK it's not as quick off the mark as the equivalent BMW but 0-60's aren't everything. For sheer driving pleasure, in my opinion, BMW, Mercedes and Audi have a real fight on their hands and should think themselves lucky Jaguar can't produce the XF in large quantities.

    I still grin like a lunatic every time I get behind the wheel, the theatre of startup and the fact that everyone does a double take as you drive past them is priceless. How some people have not had an accident as they stare at my car when driving along has amazed me. It really is a head turner.

    If you have the budget and are in the market for a 5 series, think again and at least look at the XF, I'm sure you'll be surprised by it!

    Oh, and most things you have to pay extra for on the German cars, such as Sat Nav, Leather, Auto, Bluetooth, Electric Seats to name but a few are all standard on the XF!!

  • 2.7D V6 Premium Luxury 4dr

    Nicholas Whelan Date: 21/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I was disappointed that a fool who had clearly never even seen an XF, never mind driven one, could be allowed to trash its scores so much, but it takes all sorts....

    I've driven an Audi A6 3.0 Tdi Quattro SE from new for the past three and a half years, a very good car, but after only 200 yards I thought that the XF was a way better car, after 150 miles I'm quite convinced of it. Not quite as fast as the Audi, and not quite as much room in the back, but way better.

    In the flesh it's beautiful, the interior is great. The ride is firm for a jag, especially at low speeds but not uncomfortable, and at speed the ride is smooth and fluent. On twisty stuff, especially considering its size, it's brilliant, it corners way better than the Audi. Depreciation? The waiting list is already four months and rising. They'll sell every one they make.

    I used to get in the Audi to drive somewhere, I'll get in the XF just to drive. Thanks Jaguar.

  • 2.7D V6 Luxury 4dr

    ivor mcgucken , . Date: 18/03/2008
    • 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

    I took a test drive recently and have to say I was completely blown away by the XF. I have previously owned a number of top spec BMWs and Jaguars but this was something else. I personally like the exterior shape which from the back is definitely very Aston Martin like. For anyone to compare the shape to a Ford Mondeo is just completely stupid (a visit to spec savers might be the order of the day!). The ride itself is very smooth, handles well especially on narrow winding roads and has impeccable manners. The interior is pure theatre and there is truly no other car on the road to match it. It is the sort of car that one would really look forward to driving no matter how often. I was so impressed with everything about the car and the salespeople at my local jaguar dealership that I ordered one immediately despite the fact that my present car is only one year old and I had intended to keep for considerably longer than that. My lovely Jag is due to arrive towards the end of April and I am already counting the days.

  • 2.7D V6 Premium Luxury 4dr

    Chris Trayling , Surrey . Date: 09/03/2008
    • 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

    For anyone likening this car to a Mondeo, or any other car for that matter . . . get in it and drive it. Personally I have to agree with Paul Norris - any similarity with this car is possibly an Aston Martin. I have only had my XF a week but I can honestly say it is glorious. The drive is sharp and smooth - obviously this is a large car but it's roadholding and agility belie its size. It's also tremendous value when you consider the amount of equipment it comes with. This is one special car. Sure it's early days for me but I can't remember the last time a car put such a grin on my face every time I drove it. For Keiran Wood, and anyone else having the same thought processes about preferring a Mondeo, good luck to you. Personally a Mondeo would never give me the 'feel good' feeling that my Jag does.

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