Have owned this car for just 3 weeks buying it brand new from a local jaguar dealership and there is only one word that adequately describes it AWESOME!! Have had 4 mercs two porsches and various other toys, this car is the best i have ever had. The ride quality is fab the level of refinement is unbelievable and when you drive it you never want to get out of it. Get down and buy one you wont be disappointed and any one that suggests its an old mans car just has not got a clue . I have been suprised at the rave comments i have had about the car and as i said before AWESOME!!!
Just bought my 3.5V8 after many months of driving most cars in this class. My is a low mileage 56, and was far more reasonably priced that a 7-series or S-Class (or even well spec'ed E-Class). Drove quite a few XJ6 (3.0 litres), and they lack the necessary power (Jag should not have discontinued the 3.5 on the basis of the XJ filling its place), and the 4.2 just didn't justify the additional costs. The XJ still has a disinctive body, and has yet to fall into the 'looks like a big Mondeo' trap that Merc seem unable to avoid at present - mind you, the new XF does look like a big Mondeo in the preview pics!
THIS IS THE BEST CAR FROM JAGUAR SO FAR I HAVE ALWAYS HAD XJs FROM THE SER 0NE. ITS REALY GREAT TO DRIVE, 29 MILES PER GALLON QUAITY WOOD AND LEATHER,6 STARS FROM ME, YOU MUST TEST DRIVE ONE YOU WILL LOVE IT.
I test drove this car recently to see just how good the diesel engine really is. I expected it to be very refined, but it was more than that.
From the interior of the vehicle, it is virtually - no, completely - impossible to tell that you are driving a car with a diesel engine. As you accelerate there is not even a hint of diesel clatter - just a muted multi-cylindrical hum that lets you know you're gathering speed - gathering speed quite rapidly, as it happens. I drove the long-wheelbase model and expected the car to feel like the limousine that it is - not a bit! The whole car seems to shrink around you, and the smooth gearbox, communicative steering, and excellent driving position only heighten the enjoyment. As would be expected of a Jaguar, the ride quality is excellent and the handling fabulous - it relishes twisty roads.
The cabin, is, of course, a fabulous place to be. The wood and leather ambience of the saloon is a classic Jaguar characteristic, and I adored it. The spacious rear compartment was equipped with TVs, lambswool rugs, an electric sunblind, heated electric rear seats, and burr walnut picnic tables (not as nice as the ones on my old-shape Daimler, as they are only wood faced, the working surface being plastic), all of which added up to make it a truly opulent place to be. The SatNav was very easy to use indeed - far more intuitive than the offerings from BMW and Mercedes, and I found everything very clearly laid out.
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Beautiful car out of the dealership, Quite, smooth engine, comfort and safety. By it stops there. I have owned the car for 5 years and now I have…
What can i say about this car....Fantastic. I bought it for £20,000 5 months ago on a 56 plate with 27,500 on the clock, still under manufactures…