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Heading from Scotland to Wakefield at end of this month to collect my new ride 2010 XF S PREMIUM LUXURY 3.0 in caviar and ivory 

I have owned an x type 2.0 Se 2004  estate for the past 14 yrs now and it’s only now giving up the ghost 

being the only car since both my daughters were born it has a lot of memories attached to it and still really don’t wanna get rid 

this car has moved houses etc and not a single real murmur from it 

but I’m definitely looking forward to this car as the girls are grown up and daddy wants a wee bit of his life back 🤪🤪

Not looking forward to a 4 hr train journey but am for the solo drive home for 4 hrs to get to know the car 

hopefully it will blow my sentimental thoughts for the old one out the window 🤪🤪


The whole buying experience at least for me has changed dramatically since last time 😂 14 yrs ago !!

now dealers don’t wanna haggle and as a Scot I like to get a bargain 😃 you can’t physically get to see the cars due to covid etc restrictions 

Am I the only old guy (52) to miss the deal chase and get the cash off ??

anyway very excited and can’t stop watching the video sent for the car ... sweet dreams are made of this 🤟🤟

 

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I'm surprised you couldn't get a discount of some sort as I presume you are a cash buyer and not part exchanging.   Iv'e always pretended to walk away unless they sweetened the deal !  I'm afraid I'm old school and would not buy a car unseen as you are doing.  If there are any problems during the warranty period, it's a hell of a long way to take it back to the dealer !!

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Hi Steven,

I know exactly what you’re talking about!
I hadn’t owed a car  between 1983 and 2018 - loads of (some very nice) company cars, driving roughly 40K  miles a year, but I always wanted an XF (above my pay grade!!!), it had to be a red (claret) one and a good spec.

So when I retired, I found a 2011 XF-S Portfolio, in claret, listed at £16K, biggish mileage, but looking perfect (although the wheels needed, and still need, a refurb).

Actually bought it for £13K (nothing to trade in) and have enjoyed every single second with it - I had high expectations after all those years, but they were well and truly exceeded.

I can’t pretend it had all been plain sailing, there have been costs along the way, but the bank isn’t broken yet. It now needs a new rear coelom and there’ a leak somewhere in the aircon which hasn’t had a noticeable effect. Also needs a second set of rear wishbone bushes. Worst hit was a crack cam cover at about £13K

Joy is still undiminished though!
Enjoy your XF!!!

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Thank Jon 

got a grin on me even now 😀

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Hi taurian

as I said . it’s been a long time since I last bought a car but always was before that looking to get a good deal and mostly did but apparently the search engines are what drives the prices , give or take a couple of quid ..

as you see the search engine tells whether it’s a good price already or not 

Also I have indeed travelled but again it is a reputable dealer guy salmon and they have sent me videos and pictures etc but yes I do miss the interaction with the car at first sight as I think it is either for you or not in appx 5 mins of seeing it 

I am carrying out a pre purchase inspection regardless appx £150  so that should give me some piece of mind 

Any advice on getting more than 250 off the window price would be good though 

cheers 

steven

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I just suggested 3K less than the sticker price, expecting a haggle in a Wheeler Dealers kind of way, but after a bit of huffing and puffing, its was a deal. Wished I’d gone a bit lower, but I love the car anyway.

J

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Think I’m just getting old and cynical not to mention jittery 😀😀

as everyone else does when buying a car 

but I am looking forward to driving home in it and getting to know it better 

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i'm not here to burst your bubble Steven but I strongly believe that the seller wants to sell more than you want to buy.  Like you, I always want the best deal I can get and the dealer will not let you walk away for the sake of a few quid.  If they won't  back down over a small discount ( although i firmly believe they would  rather than lose the sale) insist on something like a full tank of diesel/petrol etc.    I know it's a bit late now as you have agreed the price, but if you are in the market for a new vehicle in the future - go in hard with a silly discount and they will probably give you the discount that you wanted all along!

 

Anyway, enjoy your new Jag when you get it.

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Thanks taurian

Price is agreed in principle that a couple of items are sorted satisfactory 

so I have a window price of £8950 with so far a discount of 250 off that with full tank waiting as heading for Scotland ASAP 

12 month MOT

6 Month warranty 

full service history 

personally think any car should come with the above as per anyway 

Will defo be pushing when I get down for something else off 

cheers 

mate

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Quote 'I'm surprised you couldn't get a discount of some sort as I presume you are a cash buyer'

Think you will find that when you take finance from a dealer they get a commission from the finance house thereby a cash buyer is not the best news to them.

Currently looking for a specific exterior / interior combination of car and found one that overall virtually met the criteria. In discussions re price the best I could get was £200 off the price (cash and no px).

As new car sales are down it must therefore mean that there are fewer s/h cars coming on to the market. Mind you, having said that some cars seem to be taking a long time to sell.

Enjoy you ride back to Scotland

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I don't think he is picking it up until the end of the month Jon

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Hi lads 

yep not getting it till end of the month.

trying to not look at pics until closer to the time but ... there may be a chance that I get it delivered for free due to the restrictions coming into force.

will hear tomorrow from both the mechanic from click mechanic and the dealer.

has anyone else ever used click mechanic ?

£112 for the premium pre purchase check which I thought was good value considering I cannot get to physically see the car.

hoping it gives me a bit of peace of mind anyway.

will keep you guys posted 

 

 


 

Thanks taurian

Price is agreed in principle that a couple of items are sorted satisfactory 

so I have a window price of £8950 with so far a discount of 250 off that with full tank waiting as heading for Scotland ASAP 

12 month MOT

6 Month warranty 

full service history 

personally think any car should come with the above as per anyway 

Will defo be pushing when I get down for something else off 

cheers 

mate

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This is the new toy ... all going well that is 🤟

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On 9/20/2020 at 1:30 PM, Jon Hyde said:

Hi Steven,

I know exactly what you’re talking about!
I hadn’t owed a car  between 1983 and 2018 - loads of (some very nice) company cars, driving roughly 40K  miles a year, but I always wanted an XF (above my pay grade!!!), it had to be a red (claret) one and a good spec.

So when I retired, I found a 2011 XF-S Portfolio, in claret, listed at £16K, biggish mileage, but looking perfect (although the wheels needed, and still need, a refurb).

Actually bought it for £13K (nothing to trade in) and have enjoyed every single second with it - I had high expectations after all those years, but they were well and truly exceeded.

I can’t pretend it had all been plain sailing, there have been costs along the way, but the bank isn’t broken yet. It now needs a new rear coelom and there’ a leak somewhere in the aircon which hasn’t had a noticeable effect. Also needs a second set of rear wishbone bushes. Worst hit was a crack cam cover at about £13K

Joy is still undiminished though!
Enjoy your XF!!!

Ouch that was a very expensive cam cover!

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Does anyone know where (apart from jaguar) I could get a replacement key as dealer has just told me there is only one with car 

not happy at all 

called jaguar they want £646 for a new one so has anyone any cheaper ideas 

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Hmmm, That's a bit naughty in my book !!   What else isn't he telling you I wonder?

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hi taurian

yes it is and not happy at all.

should have been told this from the start 

anyways going to look on eBay scrap yards for another key and have it reprogrammed as apparently that is an option ??


 

 

 

 

Hi lads 

yep not getting it till end of the month.

trying to not look at pics until closer to the time but ... there may be a chance that I get it delivered for free due to the restrictions coming into force.

will hear tomorrow from both the mechanic from click mechanic and the dealer.

has anyone else ever used click mechanic ?

£112 for the premium pre purchase check which I thought was good value considering I cannot get to physically see the car.

hoping it gives me a bit of peace of mind anyway.

will keep you guys posted 

 

 


 

Thanks taurian

Price is agreed in principle that a couple of items are sorted satisfactory 

so I have a window price of £8950 with so far a discount of 250 off that with full tank waiting as heading for Scotland ASAP 

12 month MOT

6 Month warranty 

full service history 

personally think any car should come with the above as per anyway 

Will defo be pushing when I get down for something else off 

cheers 

mate

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Just looked on eBay, seem to be quite a few on there. Good luck !

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Must be my week for typos!

Cam cover replacement was £1.3K, not 13!

D'oh!

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I would get the dealer to get the second key, and to programme it to the car, so that you can check that both are present and working when you pick it up.

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Got a mate in car trade looking for a spare for me reckons no trouble at all to get one 

anyway guys ... deal is done got all the discount am likely to get car is delivered on Tuesday 

looking forward but feel like it’s going to be a long weekend... mmm ... can’t think why 

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Hi guys 

well got it this morning seen for the first time and got to say wasn’t disappointed.

still trying to wipe the stupid grin off my face 😎

 

obviously can’t really go anywhere but got a chance or 3 to put the foot down a bit kids loved it 😂😂

To be fair to the dealer the car was in top condition when I collected it . haven’t had much chance to look it over properly but on first glance it’s sexy as feck 

looking forward to the weekend though 

 

 

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