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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57 reader reviews for Jaguar XF Saloon.
  • 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.

  • 2.7D V6 Luxury 4dr

    stella garner , herts . Date: 31/07/2011
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      38

    My car

    had my XF foe nearly 3 years, i still look forward to every driving minute, for a big car it feels nimble and agile, and even with the 2.7d has a fair bit of up and go !

    the fuel consumption for a car this big and this much poke still amazes me. i get a min of 35mpg and thats driving it full on when get chance , my wife fiat 500 in town does 36 mpg .

    its the sort of car that make you wish we had toll roads, with higher speed limits, as it a great long distance high speed cruiser , and with 40 mpg at 100 mph and a 75 litre tank you can get anywhere quickly.

    The sat nav is the best on the market and is easy to use, the BW stereo upgrade is the best option you can choose.

    The "thunderbirds are go ! " when you press the start button brings back the inner child all people have somewhere.

    The seats are amazing, ( after 15 years of saabs i was used to comfort ) . i have spent 8 hours at the wheel and feel fine.

    The dealers dont make you feel they are doing you a favour ( ALFA, AUDI. BMW, Porsche take note) by letting you have a 15 min test drive, whilst trying to sell you their stock spec cars.

    The service depts pay attention to detail, and dont try yo extract as much cash as possible from you

    The only down sides are the lack of 4wd so in the snow its best left at home,

  • 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?

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