I have owned BMWs for the last 9 years and run a 530i se at the moment. I did not like the look of the new 5 series when it was first shown and now that I want to change my car I decided to test drive the Jaguar XF, an Audi A6, Mercedes E320 and BMW 530d. All the cars were very good but in the end the choice was between the Jag and the BMW. The Jag got the nod, expected delivery middle of August. The Jag was betted equiped, rode better and the stearing was just as good, some people don't like the looks but I love it, pick any car and you can argue that somthing is borrowed from another one, it's the whole package that counts.
Simply wonderful...I have been running and Audi A6 2.7TDI for 3 years and yes it is a good car...but very boring. I actually look forward to getting in and driving the XF.
Having covered 1100 miles the fuel consuption is not in the same league as the Audi but I suspect that is more to do with my right foot!
What I have been suprised about is how much fresher I feel after a long motorway trip than I did in the Audi. The road noise in much better in the Jag as is the ride, which I always found fidgety in the Audi. Great drive, wonderful looks....happy customer.
You have to compare like with like, and when you have tried to be excited by a Merc, dozed off looking at an A6 and surpressed you gag-reflex whilst looking at a 5-Series...you end up at the XF. It needs a nose job but Kylie is left in the dark by its hind quarters. Copied from an Aston? Hardly a criticism!
It is a great car, fun to start let alone drive. Mine had a few gremlins under the bonnet that needed ironing out but, when Jauguar customer service gets into their stride, that was almost an enjoyable experience.
Two tips. Buy one. Secondly, get it from Marshall's in Peterborough. If one organisation deserves the spotlight as a shining example of customer care, they are it. I would seriously consider driving half way across the UK just to get it serviced by their guys. Superb.
In my first review I said I didnt think the Jaguar was finished as well as my previous BMW , but that time would tell. Well 7 months on and 18,000 miles later . The car has been in the garage 3 times for quite serious faults ( it went on to "limp home mode" on a French motorway 700 miles from home !!). The boot opens when it wants , so does the petrol cap , the headlights are less then useless , it doesnt kick down when you want it to ( only a problem when you are passing slower traffic with a large lorry hurtling towards you ) the garage seemed sympathetic to this but after a couple of attempts still havent fixed it. Still it must have something about it ......I love this car!! . Its always intersting even if I seem to be heading the fault finding mission for Jaguar UK .
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