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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 Luxury 4dr

    martyn durrant , Lincs . Date: 11/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      34

    My car

    I am extremely impressed with this car I have previously owned a BMW 530 diesel and whilst I agree with the previous reader that it is quicker the XF beats it hands down in every other area,it is in my opinion a most attractive car from every angle inside and out.The start up procedure is neat and impresses everybody that sees it.Like other readers I can't think of a car that has attracted more attention from friends family and onlookers than this.Mine is a standard car with the exception of a DAB radio which I would thoroughly recommend for the extra £250.I purchased mine from Marshall Jaguar at Peterborough and was most impressed with the customer service from test drive to handover and beyond.I am averaging 34 mpg at the moment but I am told by other owners that once the vehicle gets upwards of 3000 miles on it this will improve to near enough the the 40 mpg mark which is quoted.For me there is no contest between this and the BMW/Audi/Merc alternatives.

  • 2.7D V6 Premium Luxury 4dr

    Paul Smart , Cheshire . Date: 04/09/2008
    • Overall 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
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      32

    My car

    This review is coming after a three day test drive. The interior is refreshing, nice leather and a good looking design and lighter and brighter than most of it's equivalent German rivals, but, still manages to feel cramped somehow. It also strangely manages to not feel like a luxurious car. The 2.7 diesel, which is I imagine the same engine as the Discovery I just got out of IS sluggish, there's no two ways about it. Do not be tempted to buy this car on the basis of a one hour test drive from the dealer (I have to say at this point, that the dealership I've dealt with so far has been fine). Take it long enough to get bored of the 'theatrical start up' procedure and you may not be as impressed. I currently have a BMW 530d M Sport on the same demo period and it manages to feel special for a 40 grand car, despite having a darker more spartan and less theatrical start up. For me, there is also no discernible difference in the comfort, despite every review you will read telling you differently. The BMW also feel more urgent on the road, and more trustworthy as a driving machine. Add in lower tax implications, and better fuel economy, from a bigger engine, and for me it's not a hard decision to make. I'm NOT a BMW fan boy, having never even driven, let alone owned one before before that accusation comes out. Were the residual projections made before the company was taken over by TATA?

  • 3.0 V6 Luxury 4dr

    Hugo Grieve Date: 02/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    No doubting it's a wonderful car to drive. However, am I the only person who thinks it looks a little cheap? It has more than a whiff of Ford about it. And the chrome isn't right, too plastic-looking; the overall effect is all a little too... erm, Chigwell?

    Can't help thinking, chuck a blue oval badge on it and it could be the new Scorpio.....

  • 2.7D V6 Premium Luxury 4dr

    wilhem thomson Date: 01/08/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      36

    My car

    I live in Germany and have owned 525d and X5d. I tested Audi and Lexus and almost bought A5. The Jag got it. Thank you Jag for letting me fly a bit of Britain in Germany(ok I know its not British but the Germans relate it to us)I am sick of seeing the German marques everywhere (god bless their loyalty)now when I go out and about there is a huge interest in my car and generally they like it. I find the drive fantastic and way better than anything I've driven before. The start up may get boring eventually, but watch how many copies appear. I recently completed a 600 mile autobahn trip and was not hanging around (she makes her top end), but averaged 36 mpg. One gripe is why o why did they not fit fog lights on the front airdam, where the chrome bars are. Apart from looks they are so handy when in heavy spray and poor visibility. Hopefully this will be addressed in later models. Verdict, very happy and if fuel prices drop I'll be looking at the SV8 next.

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