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Jag XF as a first car?

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Hey all

I was just wondering about the suitability of a Jaguar XF 2.2 as a first car. I can afford the insurance and other costs associated with the car so money wouldn't be an issue, my main concern is how powerful the car is, how easy it would be to park etc.

Any thoughts appreciated

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Hi Jennifer, and welcome to the Club.

The 2.2 engine is quite a good engine, and was also used in the X Type and is powerful enough unless you want to race it.

Parking?  You will have parking sensors to assist, and remember any Lady from Lancashire can park a tank!  My wife used to love driving my Rover Sterling 825 which is just as long.

You will enjoy the Jaguar experience.

Regards,

Peter.

 

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On 07/02/2018 at 11:03 AM, Old Peter said:

Hi Jennifer, and welcome to the Club.

The 2.2 engine is quite a good engine, and was also used in the X Type and is powerful enough unless you want to race it.

Parking?  You will have parking sensors to assist, and remember any Lady from Lancashire can park a tank!  My wife used to love driving my Rover Sterling 825 which is just as long.

You will enjoy the Jaguar experience.

Regards,

Peter.

 

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Hey Peter

Thank you for your response, what are the repair costs usually associated with a jaguar like? Do you have an XF yourself?

 

Thanks again 

 

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40 minutes ago, Garnettoi71 said:

, what are the repair costs usually associated with a jaguar like?

 

Jaguar is often shortened to Jag... which stands for.. Just Another Grand ;)

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58 minutes ago, Garnettoi71 said:

Hey Peter

Thank you for your response, what are the repair costs usually associated with a jaguar like? Do you have an XF yourself?

 

Thanks again 

 

Hi Jennifer,

I have the predecessor of the XF,  an S Type 2.7 diesel, and my repair costs are negligible, probably due to the fact that I have used a mobile mechanic for the last 16 years, whose charges are less than 50% of a main dealer.  He is not a specialist in any model of car but he knows a lot about cars.

I suggest that your find a good independent garage to do the servicing.  There is a topic on the site of reccommended garages  -- I have heard of a good one in Preston, but I can't think of the name. There are also several recommended garages in Manchester, too.  While I have wanted a Jaguar for the last 55 years and love the brand, the parts can be obtained no dearer than many of the parts for other cars.

My car is 11 years old and other than tyres , a new  battery, and fuel, my only expenditure in the 5 years I have owned it was a new water pump [£135] 

Just use the premium fuel, and make sure you take your car on a longish run - the M6 is good for that on a quiet day.

Regards,

Peter.

 

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53 minutes ago, Old Peter said:

Hi Jennifer,

I have the predecessor of the XF,  an S Type 2.7 diesel, and my repair costs are negligible, probably due to the fact that I have used a mobile mechanic for the last 16 years, whose charges are less than 50% of a main dealer.  He is not a specialist in any model of car but he knows a lot about cars.

I suggest that your find a good independent garage to do the servicing.  There is a topic on the site of reccommended garages  -- I have heard of a good one in Preston, but I can't think of the name. There are also several recommended garages in Manchester, too.  While I have wanted a Jaguar for the last 55 years and love the brand, the parts can be obtained no dearer than many of the parts for other cars.

My car is 11 years old and other than tyres , a new  battery, and fuel, my only expenditure in the 5 years I have owned it was a new water pump [£135] 

Just use the premium fuel, and make sure you take your car on a longish run - the M6 is good for that on a quiet day.

Regards,

Peter.

 

Thank you for replying, Peter, your post has definitely re-assured me. I'll look up an independent jaguar garage and get good with them

 

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Hi Jennifer,

You'll find nothing to grumble too much about any Jag that is in good mechanical, electrical and coachwork condition and has been well looked after.

However, if I am reading your concerns right, you're worried about the costs should you ding it. There are three: -

  1. The financial cost of getting the repairs done - which will depend on the size and location of the ding, the bigger the ding....
  2. The embarrassment cost of of driving a dinged Jag - it's just not the same and the grin fades fast in such circumstances.
  3. The cost of the pain suffered from accusatory glances and stares received from other, prouder, Jag drivers.

Cheers and Welcome to the Club

 

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2 hours ago, cubist said:

Hi Jennifer,

You'll find nothing to grumble too much about any Jag that is in good mechanical, electrical and coachwork condition and has been well looked after.

However, if I am reading your concerns right, you're worried about the costs should you ding it. There are three: -

  1. The financial cost of getting the repairs done - which will depend on the size and location of the ding, the bigger the ding....
  2. The embarrassment cost of of driving a dinged Jag - it's just not the same and the grin fades fast in such circumstances.
  3. The cost of the pain suffered from accusatory glances and stares received from other, prouder, Jag drivers.

Cheers and Welcome to the Club

 

Not quite, but I'm more talking about unexpected repairs, not crashes or dings. 

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