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Hi, I am. Considering purchasing an XF diesel circa year 2016 new design from a car supermarket. I have looked at Car Shop that seem to offer some good prices on cars of this age with a little higher mileage plus part exchange. This would be my first Jaguar. Can members offers any comments if this is a sensible way to purchase at an affordable price? Anybody dealt with Car Shop?  Any thoughts welcome. New 2016 models being top of my finances and guess better than late 2015/14.  I imagine a car auction when allowed and not trade only would be high risk.  Looking at 163/180 models with very low CO2 and tax. Do not expect to do more than 5-6 k per year and not motorway.  Any idea?  Just coined the club so am looking to buy summer if lock downs over.

def a low co2 model

thanks

Tim

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Hi Tim,

Any XF of that era is a good buy as long as it has a FSH.

We bought a car a couple of years ago (not a Jag) from them and have had absolutely no problems with it. It was well presented and had a good service history. 
 

Hope this helps.

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Welcome to the Club Tim!

Whilst I do agree with what Clive has said, I also note that you will be doing a fairly low mileage, and not motorway. 

My personal view would be to avoid diesel unless you do a longish journey at a reasonable average speed at least once a month, to avoid DPF problems.

I had the XF3.0D S before I retired. It was a really great car, but when I retired I knew that my mileage would no longer suit the diesel, so changed for my current (petrol) XK.

I am pleased that I did this, though I do recognise that I may have been overly cautious.

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Thanks gentleman, that is helpful indeed.Leo excuse my ignorance what are def issues? Is that filters? I did here low mileage around only towns may not suit. However fuel economy is worse, do you know what auto petrol versions are best rated? Again I am not interested in high speeds etc....  must be getting old!  I can take time for the right car but know little about XF petrols. Any thought...... Also i guess you can get low co2 models?

thank you both

tim

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The DPF is the diesel particulate filter. It is kept clear at high temperature, but it takes longer journeys to reach that temperature.

If it isn’t kept clear you should get a warning message, and need to take the car on a decent run to get it hot enough to clean it. If that isn’t done it can block, and the car then can’t be driven, so the garage needs to deal with it.

If you use super diesel, and go on regular longer trips at a reasonable speed, you should be OK.

I didn’t want to have that bother, so changed to a petrol model.

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15 hours ago, Timcook1 said:

Hi, I am. Considering purchasing an XF diesel circa year 2016 new design from a car supermarket. I have looked at Car Shop that seem to offer some good prices on cars of this age with a little higher mileage plus part exchange. This would be my first Jaguar. Can members offers any comments if this is a sensible way to purchase at an affordable price? Anybody dealt with Car Shop?  Any thoughts welcome. New 2016 models being top of my finances and guess better than late 2015/14.  I imagine a car auction when allowed and not trade only would be high risk.  Looking at 163/180 models with very low CO2 and tax. Do not expect to do more than 5-6 k per year and not motorway.  Any idea?  Just coined the club so am looking to buy summer if lock downs over.

def a low co2 model

thanks

Tim

I got my last car from the Car people now the Car shop at Sheffield. I can honestly say that it was a great deal. But the car still had one years dealer warranty so it wasn’t a risk. but I had no issues anyway and would certainly buy from them again. Also they are part  of sytner group and have main Jaguar dealerships 

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'Also they are part  of sytner group and have main Jaguar dealerships '

When I was looking for my car I viewed one at a Kia dealership. Within the group was a Jaguar dealership. It had really bad stone chips to the front bumper and bonnet that they said would be just touched in. There were a few other things wrong with it. It got me wondering if a car is not up to scratch the Jaguar dealership do not want to sell it so offload it to another dealership within the group. Is this the case with the Sytner group.

Now I am not against buying a car needing work and in fact did but at a price that enabled the work to get done and end up costing far less than the one from the Kia dealer.

However, buying for a dealer means that you have a comeback and if things are wrong and the dealer is not interested then there is always the Small Claims Court to take the matter to.

 

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On 2/18/2021 at 11:15 AM, PaulT said:

'Also they are part  of sytner group and have main Jaguar dealerships '

When I was looking for my car I viewed one at a Kia dealership. Within the group was a Jaguar dealership. It had really bad stone chips to the front bumper and bonnet that they said would be just touched in. There were a few other things wrong with it. It got me wondering if a car is not up to scratch the Jaguar dealership do not want to sell it so offload it to another dealership within the group. Is this the case with the Sytner group.

Now I am not against buying a car needing work and in fact did but at a price that enabled the work to get done and end up costing far less than the one from the Kia dealer.

However, buying for a dealer means that you have a comeback and if things are wrong and the dealer is not interested then there is always the Small Claims Court to take the matter to.

 

Yes I can’t see the dealerships passing on there best cars, I had an Audi A6 from the car shop couldn’t find one as good at a dealership and it was 3k cheaper than the Audi dealer. But like you said I didn’t get that dealer guarantee just a standard warranty they have to give but ultimately as it still had dealer warranty if you have a problem they tell you to go direct. If you get an older car the dealership normally gives good warranty.

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