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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 Premium Luxury 4dr

    Gary Wynn Date: 31/05/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I've decided to 'shop around' and have so far tried a number of quality cars. I don't want to reveal my present make/model as I feel this may suggest to some a degree of bias. Lets be honest, everyone wants to believe they've bought the car of their dreams, especially when a large sum of money is involved. I am not a car 'enthusiast' (I'm not a Top Gear viewer!) and only use my car in connection with my company business travelling up and down the country and as a taxi for my 16 year old daughter! I did read with interest the owner reviews published here of the Jaguar XF and, fully aware that this is the 'What Car' Car of the Year, looked forward to my driving experience with eager anticipation. Having spent an hour driving the 2.7D Premium Luxury version around a variety of roads I find myself asking just what is all the fuss about? I have to say that I found it less responsive and less refined than a BMW 630i Sport Coupe I had driven the same day. If you like gimics and gadgets then this Jaguar is certainly the car for you. If, however, you like your car a little more discerning and understated then you may feel your time maybe better spent at other dealers. By all means give the Jaguar a try but keep an open mind, be objective and don't be influenced by the comments in the reviews contained within this website. Follow your instincts, even sometimes if that means ignoring economy figures and residuals. You only live once! Happy and safe motoring in whatever car you choose.

  • 4.2 V8 Supercharged SV8 4dr

    Paul Michael Brown , W Yorks . Date: 22/05/2008
    • 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

    My car

    I swapped my XKR for the XF SV8 due to being constantly nagged that I could no longer pick up the kids from school and we could not travel together as a family! (How selfish of me). The XF is a revelation, overall it is similar to the XKR in performance and handling, just a little softer and less agile but exciting, well controlled and very comfortable. The interior is stunning, very comfortable and logically laid out. The exterior is striking expecially from the rear 3/4s and looks nothing like a Mondeo, my car is Ebony Black with 20" alloys and it looks divine - I get stared at everywhere I go (this could be my good looks and not the car however). Inside it is beautifully built with all controls easy to find and the touch screen is simple to use and intuitive. The start up procedure makes you feel good every time even after a few weeks. Overall this car has given me almost as much of a thrill as my XKR with added practicality, superb long distance comfort and refinement. It exudes class and makes 5 series / E class / A6 look very outdated and is significantly better to drive than any of them. Other cars I considered were an S Class and Range Rover - glad I chose the Jag.

  • 3.0 V6 Premium Luxury 4dr

    Brian Sidebotham , Lancs . Date: 12/05/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this car mainly on the reviews of previous What Car reviews and adverts showing the sleek lines, I had not actually seen the car in the flesh before ordering.When I did see the car in the flesh I was so disappointed with the looks, from the rear I thought it looked just like the new Mondeo, call me naive but when I had that thought I did not know that Jaguar are owned by Ford. The interior and the drive are great, but I cannot get my head round the fact that I am driving a very expensive Mondeo.

    I have moved from a Mercedes CLK which I loved and felt was a prestigious motor, a feeling I know I am never going to achieve in the Jaguar. Another one of my many car buying mistakes-take heed.

  • 2.7D V6 Luxury 4dr

    stuart fomes , essex . Date: 12/04/2008
    • 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

    My car

    I've just orderd the best car i have ever driven - I can't add much more than to say my last 3 cars were 2 BMW's and a Merc of similar engine sizes.

    Has anyone checked to see if Mr Deacon from Leicester works for BMW or Mercedes - maybe it's their only chance to prevent a shift towards this model?

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