Which used Jaguar XF estate should I buy?
The XF Sportbrake had a 2.2-litre diesel in two power outputs, both of which produced identical claimed economy figures. The engine was an old one, though, and could be a bit noisier than a unit in a top-flight executive saloon or estate. The entry-level model needs to be worked hard to make swift progress and, even then, it's a bit on the slow side. The more powerful 180bhp diesel is gutsy enough, although equivalent engines in the BMW 520d and Mercedes-Benz E200d are even stronger.
If you can find one for reasonable money, the V6 diesel offers seriously strong performance, even from low revs. The automatic gearbox is impressive enough, apart from its annoying habit of pausing when accelerating briskly from a standstill.