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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.
  • 2.2D 190 Luxury 4dr

    stuart groves , oxon . Date: 12/11/2012
    • 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
      44

    My car

    Just picked up a 2.2 Luxury, Really pleased with the fit and finish of the car, allwell put together. Everyone loves the interior theatrics. On the road the car has a great ride and is smooth and comforting yet can be sporty as well. The 8 speed gearbox does a good job of making sure your inte right gear when you need to be. Only downside is the boot isn't massive compared to rivals. Dealer Park Royal in London were fabulous and service was second to none.

  • 2.2D 190 SE 4dr

    Adam Kent , Staffs . Date: 20/12/2011
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      31

    My car

    This could be a great car but is let down by shocking dealers and even worse customer service. My 2.2d suffers from a wheel vibration and the dealer says it's normal. It has done this from day 1. It also needed new brakes at a 1000 miles. Fuel consumption is shocking, best so far is 33mpg. It's a lovely looking car that handles well but my car has problems. Going back to a BMW next time, an expensive mistake.

  • 3.0D V6 Premium Luxury 4dr

    Brian Wood , Kent . Date: 29/11/2011
    • 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
      31

    My car

    This is my second review of the Jag XF. Well it's been 12 months since I bought my Jag and I can only say it's been a pleasure. Some of the other reviews here bear no resemblance to my experience with Jaguar. The few problems I've had have always been dealt with promptly and to my satisfaction. Jaguar HQ customer service has been brilliant, with follow ups subsequent to any visit to my local Jag dealer Barretts of Canterbury. They've always ensured I've been happy with how things have been dealt with. Having previously owned German cars, I never experienced this level of customer service from them. Turning to the car itself, the only extra I wish I'd ordered was the upgrade to the seating on the Premium Luxury, I would agree with other comments here that long distances can cause a bit of back ache. However, having sat in the latest model this seems to have been addressed with more of a "wrap around seat" now fitted as standard. Mileage has been a little disappointing at an average of around 31 mpg which is why I only rate the running costs as 4 stars. It's as much a pleasure to drive everyday as it was on the day I collected it. I can't wait for the new XF 4 wheel drive to come out, and will test drive it as soon as it's available. I'm definitely a converted Audi/BMW/Merc fan. One final point is that my wife loves driving this car, has no problems (well not yet fingers crossed) reversing as I had the reverse camera fitted as an option, something she's never done in the past.

  • 5.0 V8 Premium Luxury 4dr

    Jonathan Passmore , . Date: 31/08/2011
    • Overall verdict
      1 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
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      26.1

    My car

    I’m a long-standing Jaguar fan and owner and reviewed my previous 3.0D here in early 2010. In December 2010 I swapped that car for a new V8 Premium Luxury S – my fifth Jaguar. The car is fantastic to drive, as ever, and the V8 engine is superb and much better than a diesel. For the same money it is a simple choice for a private buyer who likes cars. Fuel consumption has been surprisingly good at an average of 26.1 mpg to date over 9500 miles, which has included daily cold starts and short journeys; on a run, I get around 30mpg. The diesel averaged 37mpg over its 16000 miles so the difference in cost of ownership is much, much closer than official figures suggest.

    Sadly, I am less convinced than ever by the quality. In this case the car has well over 200 stone chips covering every panel apart from the roof and boot. Everyone who looks at it makes comment and the previous car drove almost twice as far on the same roads and was without a mark when traded in. Jaguar has been completely dismissive and I even have an email from Jaguar that implies the car isn’t able to withstand driving on an autobahn (which I had done). The customer service has been diabolical, tending toward aggressive rather than helpful or even at least understanding (I’m not sure they even listen). I have given up waiting for phone calls. I will vote with my feet (or wallet) now – it is unlikely I will ever buy another Jaguar. For that money and as a long-time owner I expected better.

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