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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 S V6 Premium Luxury 4dr

    Graham Moyse , Dorset . Date: 03/11/2013
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      34

    My car

    I bought this car from new over 2 years ago. Current mileage is 27000. This is easily the best car I have ever owned, though, to be fair, it is also the most expensive car I have ever owned. Performance is effortless and impressive. I do a fair amount of single carriageway cross country driving and the overtaking ability is brilliant. It also handles really well for a big car. If you put the gearbox in sport and use the paddles it effectively drives as a manual. In this mode, there is great fun to be had hanging out the tail on roundabouts! The ride is comfortable with a hint of firmness. I suspect slightly smaller wheels (mine are 20 inch) would make it more comfortable but maybe to the detriment of roadholding? The interior is beautifully crafted and luxurious in a very contemporary way. This is definitely not an old school Jag! Fuel economy is good given the performance, 40mpg on a long run cruising at 80 and 30mpg in mostly town driving. There have been no reliability issues though I have just had a new set of tyres - not cheap with the big wheels at £1000 for 4. I note that several people have said how good the reversing camera is. Save your money. the sensors are brilliant and make it a doddle to park such a big car. When buying the car I road tested the usual suspects. Only the BMW 5 series came close but was let down by anonymous styling, a rock hard ride and a disinterested dealership. If you are thinking about buying one, don't hesitate - go for it!

  • 3.0 V6 Premium Luxury 4dr

    Gary Travis , Norfolk . Date: 13/09/2013
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      22

    My car

    I thought it about time a high mileage owner gave an honest opinion. I have owned my PL luxury diesel for 6 months. The car is a 2009 model and has covered 123,000 miles. Looking back over the service history (always Jaguar) it is frightening how many sets of brake discs and pads it has had, 2 turbo's and the list goes on. Now the 6 speed auto gearbox is shot If you are like me and wanted a luxury car on a budget, avoid at all costs, the cost of repairing these things is horrendous, it still looks good (in my opinion) but the gimmicky cabin soon wears off and once you get a true feel for the car they are not that special. Don't get me wrong, there are no rattles and now the gearbox is done it drives well, but fuel economy is awful, I average around 27mpg driving sensibly. Handling is ok and the ride is also ok on the 19 ins wheels. However I am so relieved I kept my 2007 BMW 320 M sport touring, it is twice the car the Jaguar will ever be, half the running costs and twice the enjoyment, it just feels so much "tighter". My advice is do not fall in to the trap I did, high mileage models are going to be a constant source of extremely high expenditure and limited pleasure.

  • 3.0 V6 Luxury 4dr

    Kevin Jacobs , Hampshire . Date: 01/09/2013
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      26.8

    My car

    I brought ex demo Jaguar XF 3.0d S Premium Luxury sept 2010 with 4k clocked, It is great to drive, seat could with lumber support. 2011 driving on M27 in the fast lane at 70 uphill restricted mode appeared, slowing me down to 50. It started ok but the same thing happened. Took to the dealer, they replaced a part in the turbo intercooler. Six months later, same thing happened, dealer replaced part in the intercooler. 2012 March service I was advised that the disc pads were worn and discs were lipped and would needed renewing soon (I was astounded, never had to do this on cars less that 3yrs old) I showed my dissatisfaction, I was advised it was because disc are softer, lack of carbon in the steel. They normally need changing at 20-25k I had got 30 k out of mine so had apparently done very well!!! In June at 32k the brake warning light came on and the rears were done including a new sensor as that had been cut by the disc. later that year in December at 41k the fronts had to be done. At 44.8k a day before my April service, there was a loud pop on the motor way and restricted mode appeared again, I was told the intercooler had blown, £1000 to replace, as it was 28 days after the guarantee ran out. Having previous trouble with this, I was not satisfied the dealership was great, Jaguar eventually replaced it free of charge. Since then it has been running well. The paint work is easily damaged with stone chips, seems too soft.

  • 3.0 V6 Luxury 4dr

    roger towner , north yorkshire . Date: 09/08/2013
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      26.8

    My car

    I bought this 10 Plate car three months ago and apart from the poor fuel consumption and noisy injectors have found the car to be of good build quality and a comfortable ride. There is a problem with lateral support on the seats and long journeys cause me to have backache. A major dissapointment that has just reared it,s ugle head are the brakes ! After putting the car in for a free health check at the dealer, i have been advised that all four wheels need new disks ! and this after the car has only covered 31 k miles from new. The service manager says that the disks need replacing, on average , every 15k miles at a cost of over £ 300 per wheel and that brake pads only last around 10k miles. This is astounding news as i drive around 20k miles a year. My previous automatics all covered over 100k miles without disk problems.. these included BMW 7 ,Mercedes S Class and an Audi A8. Jaguar customer relations team are looking into my complaint and i hope to have a resolution soon. If not, then the motoring mags should be shouting about this common problem from the rooftops whilst i move back to BMW as soon as possible. I would also add that my daily journeys are 50 miles to and from work and they are all motorway as i live 1 mile from the A1M. The best MPG that i have achieved on a single trip IS 40 and not 50 as Jaguar state for urban driving.

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