Marcus Amison

Slight disappointment.

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Ever since the XF was released, it was one of those cars that one day I’ll own. That day was about 4 days ago. I purchased a 2010 , 3.0 luxury with 67000 Miles with full history. I cannot be more delighted with the car itself. It wasn’t until I started reading the owners manual that my slight disappointment in the cars spec became apparent. My old car was a 2009 C4 that actually had more standard features over the XF, most noticeable the automatic folding mirrors. Again to further my disappointment, the mirrors also cannot be manually operated either. Even on a base model XF,  I would have thought this would have been standard equipment.  Having to physically fold both mirrors in when parking, somewhat takes away the prestigious image of owning a Jaguar. 

Other small disappointments are not being able to control left and right temperatures despite showing both on the display.

Don't get me wrong, my XF is a dream to drive and thrilled with it. I just wish that it had a little more equipment as standard over my old C4.


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Welcome to the Club, Marcus.

I am a little surprised that your XF does not have the manual fling mirrors which are standard on my S Type, as also the left and right temperatures which are also standard on the s type.

I do not know the dashboard lay out on the XF but I thought that there would not be much difference with a 2007 S type.

I will have a look around images of the XF dashboard to see if there is anything you might have missed.



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Hi Marcus,

I believe the dashboard layout and most options have remained pretty stable over the life of the earlier XFs.

There should be an option in the 'Vehicle' menu on the touchscreen 'Home' page to enable power folding of the mirrors. There should also be an option to drop down the nearside mirror when reversing, to better see the curb. The amount by which it drops down is also configurable, but that's something I haven't yet tried!

As for right/left temperature split, there's a 'Sync' option somewhere on the 'Climate' menu on the touchscreen. This needs to be deselected to enable the left/right split. Once that's done, the pairs of up/down buttons in the righhand bottom cornet of the panel should allow driver and passenger to choose their own temperatures.

Hope that helps!


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The Luxury was 'base' spec for the XF so didn't have power fold mirrors as standard.

It does have dual climate control however, so you should be able to independently adjust driver and passenger temperatures ?

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