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Hi, 

Just joined the club now as I'm considering buying a used XF. 

Not sure which one though, any advice or opinions would be greatly appreciated.

I currently drive approx 8000 miles a year so not loads I suppose. I've always been a petrol head and have never owned or considered a diesel but which is the best engine with the least reliability issues?

I've mainly been looking at either the 3.0 petrol and 3.0 diesels but I'm open to any of the others as the 2.2 diesels look like they perform well also.

Thanks in advance

David

 

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Hi David and Welcome to the Club,

Some nice XFs out there but forgive me I prefer my S Type. In terms of your choice though, if your 8k miles per year is predominantly short journeys I would recommend you go with a petrol engine as there fewer emissions management elements to go wrong. If you do go down the diesel route make sure to check the history of the car to see how it was used, regular long distance cruising is the best profile to my mind as this keeps the Emissions Management systems in good fettle and free from carbon build ups, particularly in the DPF.

At the end of the day though I'm sure you'll find a Jag to suit you irrespective of whats under the bonnet.

Cheers,

Steve

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Hi David,

I have had jags for 30 year, from the first one I ever got I have never changed makes, by the way I'm new here too, in my opinion the XF is the best of the bunch, I have 4 jags, 2 XF, a X type and a XK8 and the wife is nagging me about all the cars standing, and got to get rid of them, well the first one to be sold will be "HER" XF, see how she likes it ......I would say yes go for a XF, if you do get a carbon build up in the exhaust system a 30 mile blast down the motorway will clear it, got a 2.7 and 3lt diesel and had no problems with good mpg, , drive safe.

Allan.

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Hi David

I have just purchased a XF 2,0 D Luxury only had the car a few weeks and its a great car to drive. I travel 80 miles a day round trip to work and what a joy it is, averaging around 36MPG. The only problem I am having is that the boot has just developed a problem opening, its showing a open boot on the screen but its not and cannot open it with any electronic devise or the key from the keyfob. This is something I am investigating at the moment,

Hope this helps. Stuart

 

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Welcome aboard David!

I have only, (very recently), joined the XF Fold - and I am now the proud owner of a 2010 3.0 XF S Diesel.

I believe Steve has already highlighted the fact that you have to be a little more cautious with regards to the diesels as there are a number of additional systems that are there to ensure the emissions are kept as low as is possible.

My XF has extensive service history but, at the end of the day, it is a second hand vehicle and I have entered into my 'relationship' with my eyes wide open, (although I hope at I won't be donning my overalls too soon)!!

I undertook quite a bit of research before I purchased my XF and I decided on the diesel because of the fuel economy and the road tax but the performance of the dual turbo V6 diesel, (271 bhp), is very impressive and once I had test driven one I was smitten!

Do plenty of research and try and get the highest spec model that you can afford within your budget, (otherwise you may regret it later)!

I would have loved to get one of the supercharged Jags but it would have need up being a Sunday toy, (just like some of my bikes), and I needed something practical!

Just beware as, once you have bought one, you will be worrying every time you park it in a supermarket car park!!!!

Take care out there.

Martin.

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Hi David

I am also looking for an XF currently. What engine you go for really depends on your budget. I was originally looking at Diesels around the £8-10k mark until I realised I could get an XFR for around £13k. That is the way I am going now. Like you I am a petrol head and don't do much mileage so if I get an XFR then I don't need to have a second car for weekends. Its all in one! Not for everyone but worth looking at. There are even a few high mileage XFR's around the £10-11k mark. And its a pretty reliable engine so high mileage shouldn't be too much of a worry as long as it has a good service history (look out for that 105k service, its an expensive one). Or even if you didn't quite want to go that far SV8's (the old 4.2 supercharged V8) is a well proven engine and will save you a couple of grand up front.

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Thanks for all your assistance guys. I'm going test driving a 2013 3.0l diesel tonight. Looks like a good low mileage buy with full Jag service history.

Looking at the cost of the tax on the petrol doesn't make sense to me and I do have a weekend car for that Petrol thrill. 

I'll update after my test drive....

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Well, I suppose this makes me an official member now. I now own a 2013 3.0d XF! What a car.. very happy. 

Hopefully I will be picking it up this weekend.... Pics to follow:)

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So here it is... I get to pick it up tomorrow, can't wait!

 

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